Community News, October 8, 2013

Oct. 09, 2013 @ 12:12 AM
 
Sawmill Tours: Parton Lumber Company will offer guided tours of the sawmill operation at Logan Station. These tours will allow people to see how trees are turned into lumber. Limited to persons 16 and older. Selected days at 2 p.m. Reservations at 287-4257.
 
Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Center assistance — sign up at one of the following locations: All signs ups are from 3:30 to 7 p.m.  Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School, October 10. 
 
The Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to help deliver meals. Call Diane Allen at 287-1233.
 
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.
 
Tuesday, October 8
How to Grow Your Small Business at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; Richard Morraele instructor. You will learn the 8 Success Strategies. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
The Cover to Cover book club will meet at Forest City Diner at 6 pm to eat and discuss The Ballad of Tom Dooley by Sharon McCrumb. 
 
The Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild Watercolor Classes (4 weeks of instruction) begins 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Instructor Linda McGregor. $56 non members. Call 828-288-5009 for info.
 
American Legion Post 74 will hold a regular meeting at the Legion Hut, 947 US 221 S, Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6 pm, meeting to follow.
 
Wednesday, October 9
Stories Connect Us All: Doug Elliott will participate in this unique online international storytelling festival Wednesday through Friday. For more info visit www.Facebook.com/StoriesConnectUsAll
 
 Pumpkins in the Fall at KidSenses. Last open week for the year! Experience the Discovery Garden free with general admission Wednesday through Friday with guided nature-based tours at 10 and 11 am, and 12 pm.
 
Thursday, October 10
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Selling on eBay for the Entrepreneur at ICC from 1 to 4 p.m. in Foundation Building, Hickory Room; instructor Nick Hawks. A great seminar for the “dabbler” or the entrepreneur wanting to make eBay a primary business tool. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Hospice Memorial Service will be held at 6 pm at the Carolina Event and Conference Center. The service will remember Hospice patients who passed between March and August and honor those special family and friends who cared for them. For info call Terry Honeycutt at 245-0095. 
 
Harris Elementary Octoberfest: from 4 until 8 p.m.; games, concession stand, bingo, cake walk, face painting, inflatables, hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.
 
Poor Man's Supper: American Legion Post 423, Boss Moore Road, Caroleen, NC from 5 to 7 p.m. Adults $6, 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Take outs available.
 
Cooperative Extension Workshop: estate planning workshop for parents and their adult children focuses on the transfer of personal property. Please call 287-6010 before Oct. 8 to register. From 2 to 4 p.m. or from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rutherford County Cooperative Extension, 193 Callahan-Koone Road.
 
Forest City Little League Election Meeting at 6 p.m. at Mooneyham Library.
 
Book Sale: Rutherford County Library, 255 Callahan-Koon Road, Spindale, Thursday and Friday from 9 to 5 and Saturday from 8 to 12.
 
Rutherford County Senior Dance at the Moose Lodge, Forest City from 7 until 8 p.m. Band from 8 to 10 p.m. Desserts welcome. 
 
Friday, October 11
Saving Homes and Stabilizing Communities at Carolina Event and Conference Center, Forest City from 10 a.m. unitl 2 p.m. For those in a position and who are willing to assist others by sharing information that can make a difference when in financial difficulty. To register: http://www.nchousing.org/news-events/calendar or call 828-247-4142 or 919-827-4494.
 
Buffet Breakfast at Gilkey School Community center from 7 a.m. til 10 a.m.; Adults $5, children $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds for up keep on school building.
 
Scarecrow Creations at KidSenses! Turn ordinary paper bags into delightful scarecrows!This family time craft will begin at 5:30 and lasts until 8 pm and is free with regular admission.
 
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.  
 
Chase High School Class  of 1968 reunion. If you haven't been contacted, please call Judy at 828-245-6403 for information.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Reunion of Former Residents of Duke Village, Cliffside at Duke Village Clubhouse at 10:30 a.m. For info call Darrell Herndon at 828-429-5469.
 
Cliffside High School Class reunion (1947 through 1951) at Forest City Diner, Main Street, Forest City; meeting at 3 p.m. and dinner at 4; for info call Darrell Herndon at 828-249-6469
 
Then and Now Fish Fry at Big Springs Baptist Church in Hollis-Polkville Community. Antique farm equipment and trucks on display; classic cars; dinner served at 4 p.m. Dine in or take out available. Gazebo raffle to be held.
 
Ham and Chicken Pie Supper hosted at the Mt Vernon Community Club from 4:30 – 7 p.m. $8 adults – all you can eat, $5 ages 6-12, and free 5 and under
 
Monsters on the Loose at KidSenses! Make a  mask, paper ghost and goody bags. Listen to a spooky story. The "monster-rific" fun begins at 10 am and lasts until 2 pm and is free with regular admission.
 
Sunday, October 13
Hutchins Family Reunion: Descendants of Joseph and Marty Thomas Vickers Hutchins; covered dish lunch at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Clubhouse on Hudlow Road in Forest City.
 
Monday, October 14
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Chase FFA Alumni Meeting at 7 p.m. at Agriculture Department at Chase High School. Contact: chaseffaalumni@gmail.com
 
Tuesday, October 15
QuickBooks for Small Business at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Jeff Weathers. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Thursday, October 17
The Rutherford Medication Assistance Program at the Cherry Mountain Fire Department from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enroll residents of Golden Valley, Bostic and Sunshine in programs to receive prescription medications free. Available to those without prescription coverage and who meet income guidelines. Call 828-288-8872 to pre-qualify and secure appointment at CMFD.
 
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Celebrate Rutherford County: The Bechtler Legacy Fundraiser and Street Festival at The Bechtler House, 130 W. 6th Street, Rutherfordton from 5 to 7 p.m.; local vendors, UNC-TV documentary, displays, tours, live music, and refreshments. Admission free, donations encouraged.
 
GRACE Support Group at 6 pm at Race Path Baptist Church free for anyone caring for a loved one with a long term illness. Call Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 for more information.
 
Cooperative Extension Workshop: Dollars $ Sense focuses on reducing debt, increasing savings, understanding credit costs, and making smart financial decisions. Classes will meet each Thursday for six weeks. Please call 287-6010 before Oct. 15 to register. From 2 to 4 p.m. or from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rutherford County Cooperative Extension, 193 Callahan-Koone Road. $5 Class Fee.
 
Friday, October 18
Shred-It Event: at Forest City Police Department from 12 to 3 p.m. Destroy your sensitive documents free. Documents will be shredded on site.
 
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
 
Saturday, October 19
Centennial Craft Show: Green Hill Baptist Church Family Life Center from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Space is 10 x 8, includes one table; limited to 30 vendors. Table rent is $20 per spot. Vendor registration deadline is Sept. 30. Contact Wendy Craig at 828-527-7474 or breezyh77@hotmail.com
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Victory Baptist Church, 531 Soco Gap Road, Ellenboro, from 11 am to 3 pm.
 
R-S Central Class of 93: 20-year reunion at the Carolina Event Center in Forest City from 7 to 12 pm. Visit our website at  www.rscentralclassof93.com and buy tickets online through PayPal or pay by check made to Class of 93 and mail to 431 Arlington Street, Forest City, NC 28043. Tickets are $30 and deadline is October 1st. Call Tosha Spicer Ramsey at 828-429-6565  for info.
 
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.
 
Zumba(r) Fitness Party in Pink (TM) at Lifestyle Wellness and Spa in Forest City (partnering with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research) from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $10
 
Monday, October 21
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
The  October 21 regular meeting of the Rutherford County Planning Commission will be held in a Conference Room  of the Isothermal Community College Foundation, Performing Arts Theater just outside the auditorium. 
 
Savvy Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Russ Seagle; explore the promotional opportunities in online social media. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Hospice of Rutherford County Volunteer Training: October 21 - 23 from 10 am – 3 pm at the Carolina Event & Conference Center.  Call Mary Richardson at 245-0095 to register or for information.
 
Tuesday, October 22
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive: Milliken & Company, 2080 NC Hwy 226, Bostic, from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
 
Cash Flow Essentials for Survival of your Business at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Tim Dannelly. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Thursday, October 24
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Rutherford Regional Goes Pink: from 10 a.m. to noon, Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; pamper yourself with manicures and chair massages; learn about mammograms and other services for women; a wreath making demonstration and cooking demonstration are planned; door prizes. For more information, call 828-245-4596.
 
Friday, October 25
East High School class of 2003 ten-year reunion Friday and Saturday. Homecoming game Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chimney Rock State Park at 11 a.m. Admission and food costs for the park is $23.95 per adult and $13.45 per child ages 6 and up; 5 and under free. Money should be turned in by early October. Call 828-289-8527 for info.
 
Saturday, October 26
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.
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
Spaghetti Dinner at Bills Creek Community Center sponsored by Lake Lure Lions Club. Adults $10, ages 6-19 $5, 5 and under free. Proceeds for blind and hearing impaired. Tickets purchased at the door or in advance from any Lake Lure Lion member or by calling 625-4931. 
 
Sunday October 27
Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale Fundraiser in the Parish Hall of The Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 1024 W. Main Street in Forest City from 10:15 a. m. til 2:30 p.m. $5 Adult and $3 under 12. Take out orders are available. Proceeds for Knights Charities.
 
Monday, October 28
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Tuesday, October 29
Go Green and Save at ICC in the Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6 to 9 p.m.; instructor Matt Rudisill. Learn how to adjust personal, home, and business habits to help save money and the environment. To register call 828-395-1416 or e-mail dspurlin@isothermal.edu or online at https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75260
 
Tuesday, October 29
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry at Providence United Methodist Church on 161 Providence Church Road in Forest City. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m. Please call 828-247-0096 if you have questions.
 
Thursday, October 31
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
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 2
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.
 
Lost Playwrights will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at Gardner-Webb University, in room 160 in the Tucker Student Center. All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or professional writing are encouraged to attend. The meeting is open and free of charge.
 
Monday, November 4
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 7
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
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.  
 
Rummage Sale/Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop, 311 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays. Sponsored by Rutherford Humane Society. Call 625-1042. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays also or by request. Call 828-625-1042 for appointment.
 
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.
 
Monday, November 11
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 14
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 16
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.
 
Monday, November 18
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 21
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 23
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.
 
Monday, November 25
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, November 28
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
Saturday, November 30
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.
 
Monday, December 2
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Thursday, December 5
Preschool Story Time at Mooneyham Library every Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
 
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 7
Christmas with the King - A tribute to Elvis: Travis Powell live in concert at 7 p.m. at The Performing Arts Foundation at ICC. Sponsored by Cleveland-Rutherford Kidney Association and Johnny Rockstar Entertainment. Houseseats $25, Meet and Greet Seats $35. Box Seats $50. Group Rates (10 or more) $20 each (house seats only). Ticket info 704-481-9535 or michellecrka@aol.com.
 
Monday, December 9
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
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.  
 
Monday, December 16
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 23
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.
 
Monday, December 30
Al-a-non (an anonymous meeting for friends and family of people with addictions) meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton every Monday at 7 p.m. We have a newcomers meeting for new members. The focus is not on the addict but the friends and family members. For info call 288-2767.