Community News, August 8, 2013

Aug. 08, 2013 @ 12:19 AM
 
 
 
The Epicenter Church will have an after school program beginning this coming school year for students in grades 5 through 12. Tutoring, homework assistance, wifi, games, video games, basketball, volleyball and concessions will be available. Additional classes will be offered — music lessons, cooking lessons. Cost will be less than daycare pricing. School pickup will be available. Please call 828-305-3888 for more info and pricing. 
 
Advance Care Planning: Free sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Thursday, August 8
Return America Rally at the Zion Hill Baptist Church, 1036 Zion Hill Road in Marion at 7 p.m. President of Return America, Dr. Ron Baity will speak as well as Christian lawyer, Dr. David Gibbs III. They are standing for Judeao-Christian values in a society that wants to forsake them. For information 828-738-0992. 
 
Friday, August 9
Camp Wheezknot: Aug. 9-11, South Mountain Christian Camp; for children ages 7 to 12 who have asthma; to register, call 828-286-5444. 
 
Dinosaur Dig Day! at KidSenses! from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Children can create their very own dinosaur mold which can be taken apart to expose a fossil shape. Come enjoy the evening!
 
BBQ Supper at Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills at 6 p.m.; $5 per plate. Followed by bluegrass music night with Randy Flack at 7 p.m. Free admission. Call 828-748-7956 for info. 
 
Music at the Mills at Union Mills Learning Center; supper at 6 and music at 7 featuring Randy Flack
 
Saturday, August 10 
All you can eat Country Breakfast at Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills. adults $6; kids 6 & under free; UMLC Members $5. Proceeds for educational programs offered to the community and building repairs. 
 
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport; noon until 3 p.m. weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike. 
 
Dance to country music from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Camp G.O.L.D. (Gonna Overcome Life with Diabetes) Rush 2013: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Foothills Family Campground; for children, youth with diabetes; sponsored by MADE (Metrolina Association of Diabetes Educators) and Lake Lure Lions Club; to register, call the Rutherford Regional Diabetes Department, 828-286-5062. 
 
Buffet Breakfast at Gilkey School Community Center from 7 to 10 a.m. Adults $5, ages 6-12 $3, under 6 free.
 
Suess-tacular Day at KidSenses! Celebrate the great amazing Dr. Seuss!  Watch his stories come to life as we create our very own "Truffula Trees" and "Horton's Whos!" Our Suess-tacular event begins at 11:00 and will last until 3:00 p.m.
 
Dance to country music every Saturday night from 7 until 11 p.m. at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street in Rutherfordton. This week featuring Elvis Impersonator from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by the Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed – Good clean family fun. For info, Danny 828-289-5255
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
Monday, August 12
Freedom from Smoking Class: 4 to 5 p.m., Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for info, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Chase FFA Alumni Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Ag. Department, Chase High School
Contact: chaseffaalumni@gmail.com
 
Tuesday, August 13
Breastfeeding Class: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates, times and to register.
 
American Legion Post 74 will hold the regular meeting at the Legion Hut, 947 US 221 S, Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6 pm, meeting to follow.
 
Wednesday, August 14
New truck driving course at Isothermal Community College in August; cost of the course is $1,882 plus fees. An orientation session will be held on Wednesday, August 7, at 10 a.m. at the Rutherfordton Learning Center, which is located in the old Rutherfordton Elementary School Building on Maple Street. Registration will be held on Wednesday, August 14. For more information or to sign up, contact Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or dspurlin@isothermal.edu
 
Thursday, August 15
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program, a division of the Rutherford Community Health Center, will be at Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll county residents of the Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine areas in programs to receive prescription medications free directly from the pharmaceutical companies. The programs are available to those without prescription coverage and meet income guidelines. Please call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure your appointment time at CMFD.
 
Empty Arms Support Group: 6:30 p.m.,Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for families who have had a loss due to miscarriage, fetal death, preterm birth, stillbirth, newborn/infant death or an infant who died from SIDS; for info, contact Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com. 
 
Friday, August 16
Bluegrass music with Tom Fisch & Shady Oak Ramblers at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 p.m.; admission is free. Supper served at 6 p.m.; $5 per plate. Call 828-748-7956 for info.
 
Saturday, August 17
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport; noon until 3 p.m. weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike. 
 
Dance to country music from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Free Swimming Event: for all girls grades K-12 at Callison Recreation Center, Forest City from 6 to 8 p.m.; light snack provided. Parent must be present to sign a permission slip to participate. Sponsored by Rutherford/Polk County Girl Scouts.
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
Monday, August 19
Freedom from Smoking Class: 4 to 5 p.m., Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for info, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Survivin’ Cancer Support Group: from 5 to 6 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer;” for info, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Tuesday, August 20
Mental Illness Family-to-Family Support Group; from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Red Cross Building, 1333 Fallston Road, Shelby, NC
 
Stroke Support Group: from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for info, call 828-286-5509.
 
Professional Women of Rutherford County will meet at noon at Ryan's. Allison Garren and Molly Maynard, two attorneys from Pisgah Legal Services will speak on issues some women face in Rutherford County and what they do at PLS. Contact Amy Hamilton, 828-375-0046, with questions.
 
Wednesday, August 21
$5 Jewelry and accessories sale: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, Aug. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; proceeds presented by Rutherford Regional’s Auxiliary to RRHS for patient care services; for information, call 828-286-5338.    
 
Friday, August 23
Bluegrass/Gospel music with Crystal River & His Fold at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 p.m.; admission is free. Supper served at 6 p.m.; $5 per plate. Union Mills Learning Center. Call 828-748-7956 for info.            
 
Saturday, August 24
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport; noon until 3 p.m. weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike. 
 
Dance to country music from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Carolina Faith Riders 5th Annual Bike Day at old Kmart parking lot, Spindale at 10 a.m. Fan voted Bike show. Family friendly bike games and cornhole tourney. Muusic by 3:16 Band. Free food, drinks, bike games and door prizes. For info 828-289-1944.
 
Chopped Sirloin Supper at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse from 4 until 8 p.m. Adults $8, ages 6-12 $5, under 6 free.
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
Sunday, August 25
Annual John R. Walker Family Reunion at Providence United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Covered dish lunch at 1 p.m. Bring food, pictures or other related information to share.
 
Monday, August 26
Freedom from Smoking Class: 4 to 5 p.m., Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Friday, August 30 
Bluegrass music night with Crooked Pine at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 pm; admission is free. Supper served at 6 pm; $5 per plate. Call 828-748-7956 for info.
 
Saturday, August 31
Max Cruise aka Ron McKinney at 57 Alpha Cafe at Rutherford County Airport; noon until 3 p.m. weather permitting. Songwriters, musicians, etc invited. Open Mike.  
 
Dance to country music from 7 until 11 at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street, Rutherfordton featuring The Star Shooters with Dan X. Padgett. No alcohol allowed — good clean family fun. 
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
Sunday, September 1
Praise and worship concert: First Baptist Church, 2736 Harris Henrietta Road at 11 a.m. featuring JC and Company.
 
Thursday, September 5
Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School: Cooperative Extension, 193 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale each Thursday in September from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. On-site farm tours from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
 
Friday, September 6
Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure host Senior Fridays the first Friday of every month from 10:30 – 2. The morning usually starts off with a few light snacks/drinks and a guest speaker or event (craft/dancing/etc.) Around noon there is a break in the programming during which lunch is provided. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Bluegrass music night with Destination Bluegrass at Union Mills Learning Center at 7 pm; admission is free. Supper served at 6 pm; $5 per plate. Call 828-748-7956 for info.
 
Saturday, September 7 
All you can eat Country Breakfast at Union Mills Learning Center. Adults $6; kids 6 & under free; UMLC Members $5. Proceeds go towards educational programs offered to the community and building repairs. 
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
Sunday, September 8
Free Mental Illness Education Classes (6 beginning Sept. 8) at United Way of Rutherford County, 668 Withrow Road, Forest City. For more info, visit www.nami.org/sites/NAMIRutherford-Cleveland. Classes are structured to help families understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being.
 
Saturday, September 14
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Rummage Sale: Buffalo Junction Shopping Center, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays (rain or shine). Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society.
 
September 17
NAMI will meet at the Church of the Redeemer in Shelby, 502 W. Sumter Street, Shelby from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Support group meetings for those who have family members with mental illness will be on the third Tuesday of each month.
 
Friday, October 4
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, October 12
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Thursday, October 17
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program, a division of the Rutherford Community Health Center, will be at the Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll county residents of the Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine areas in programs to receive prescription medications free directly from the pharmaceutical companies. The programs are available to those without prescription coverage and meet income guidelines. Please call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure your appointment time at CMFD.
 
Friday, October 18
30 year reunion - RS Class of ’83.  If you or someone you know were a part of the Class of ’83, please forward current contact information via email to Gwen Scoville gwen@alphagraphics.com or David Odom davidodom87@gmail.com or Dee Ledbetter deeledbetter@ymail.com or call 828-289-8749
 
Friday, November 1
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, November 9
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.  
 
Friday, December 6
Senior Friday at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure from 10:30 – 2. All Senior Fridays are free and open to the public. Materials/food/speakers are provided by the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach. 
 
Saturday, December 14
Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open this from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We are now open the second Saturday of every month.