“Golden Goose” to hit the stage Saturday
Rutherford County Arts Council is presenting The Golden Goose, a musical play by Diane McEnnerney to be presented on Saturday, April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Foundation Performing Arts Center on the campus of Isothermal Community College.
The 100-member cast will include Josh Reep as Storyteller. Princess Gwendolyn will be played by Mandie Head, and the King and Queen will be played by Kip Arrowood and Alice Ziegler. The royal party will be rounded out by David Robertson as the Herald.
The play is set partly in the town near the Royal Castle and the Townsfolk contribute their opinion on everything happening.
Tickets are available from members of the cast and the Foundation box office, 828-286-9990. General Admission is $15 and students are $8. For general information call 828-245-4000.
Interactive toy train museum opens
LAKE LURE — An interactive toy train museum in Lake Lure, “The Right Track To A Cure For Pancreatic Cancer” will open for the season on April 4 at 1 p.m. April and May hours are Friday and Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. The museum is a non-profit, raising funds for pancreatic cancer research.
Church begins 125th anniversary year
FOREST CITY — First United Methodist Church, Forest City is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year with its first big event on Saturday, April 5.
An old-fashioned pot luck dinner will begin at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church.Everyone is asked to bring several favorite dishes made from recipes that were popular from the past.
There will be displays of old hymnals and music, old directories and membership rolls, old Bibles and Communion Sets and other historical items. Members are asked to bring any personal pictures of major events in the life of the church.
Veterans are asked to bring items of special interest from the military service. Bring these historical items by Friday, April 4.
Miles for Messiah 5K and bike ride
FOREST CITY— Pleasant View Community Church is hosting Miles for Messiah beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The race is part of the Rutherford Race Series and raises money for the church’s youth group.
“It pays for the youth to go to camp and event throughout the year,” Preston Holland, youth minister said. “The first time we ever trued to do it, our youth group had grown quite a bit and the cost of camp was going up and we were looking for some different ideas.”
Holland said church member Alicia James suggested doing a 5K and it grew from their. Kevin and Kelly Brown, another couple of the church, said they should add in the bike ride.
The run begins at 8 a.m. and the 40-mile bike ride starts at 9 a.m. Same-day registration begins at 7 a.m. and the cost for the 5K is $25. The 5K and bike combo is $35.
“The course has a few hills in it but it’s not too bad for beginners,” Holland said. “We’ve had a lot of people who do a lot of 5Ks and bike rides and they always brag on the course and say it’s nice. To get that kind of feedback is encouraging.”
Holland said there will also be live music and Carolina Chiropractic will be at the race to tend to the runners.
“The race has been a big help for the kids and it’s a good time too,” Holland said.
There will also be a table where community members can purchase shirts to support James and her battle with cancer. James’ husband Jeff (Crunk) James was killed in September 2013 during a dispute at Mingle City. Two days later she found out she had cancer. All of the proceeds from the shirt’s will go to support her treatments.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org pr call Holland at 828-289-9354.
R-S Central High Golf Tournament
RUTHERFORDTON— A golf tournament will be held at Rutherfordton Golf Course on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. The tournament is part of Taylor Crawford’s senior project.
Taylor is a senior at R-S Central High School and a member of the golf team. All of the proceeds will go to the team to purchase equipment.
“He’s loved golf all his life. For his project he wrote on the history of golf and made a poster. The finale is putting together this tournament,” Gene Crawford, Taylor’s grandfather said.
Taylor has been working on putting the tournament together. It is a scramble format and it is $40 a person to play. Players can register up until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and trophies will be given to first place, a long-drive contest winner and the person who can get the closest to the hole on a par 3 hole.
For more information call 828-429-0640.