"A Christmas Chaos" among Bostic Christmas festivities Friday

Dec. 05, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

The Rutherford Community Theater announces its final production of 2013, “A Christmas Chaos” by Michael Wehrli. This is a comedic take on the Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol” which highlights all of the joys and agonies of the community theater experience.

The cast includes seasoned RCT veterans Richard Brown, Brad Davis, Bonnie Davis, Laura Thomas, Jamie Whisnant, Nicole Shaffer, Diane Hannon, James Teears, Shelby Carter, and Stephen Burgin Sr., as well as a rare appearance by RCT's Artistic Director, Les Beale. Making their debut with the RCT are D.L. Sykes, Stephen Burgin Jr., Odina Corbin, Autumn Corbin, and Emma Corbin.

The show, produced by special arrangements with Heuer Publishing, will be presented as a free performance for the community at the Bostic Christmas festivities on Friday, December 6.

Events kick off at 5:30 p.m. with the theatrical performance beginning around 6:30. 

It will also be presented as dinner theater at the Green River Plantation on Friday, December 13. This performance includes a buffet style meal catered by Green River which begins at 6:30 p.m. with the play beginning at 7:30. Tickets are $25, reservations required. Please call 828-286-1461 or email greenriver@wildblue.net to make reservations.

Other Christmas events:

Thursday. Dec. 5, Festival of Trees

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Hospice of Rutherford County 

Hudlow Road, Forest City

Thurs. Dec. 5- Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge gala

6:30-10 p.m.

Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn

Buffet Dinner, Live and Silent Auction, Music and More.

Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the door


Friday, Dec. 6

Annual Chili Cook-off and Bingo

Chimney Rock Volunteer Fire Dept.

Chili 5-7pm, $7.50 per person includes chili, salad, cornbread, drink and dessert

Bingo, 7 to 9 p.m


Saturday, Dec. 7

11 a.m. to 2 p.m: 

Santa on Chimney Rock in Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park; Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy choir to present music;

Old –fashioned Christmas in Chimney Rock Village

5-7p.m. music, bake sale,meet Santa 

Meet Santa Stores open late

Tree lighting at 7 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 7 & Sunday, Dec. 8

St. John's Church, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dinner on the grounds

N. Main Street, Rutherfordton

19th Annual Old St. John’s Shape Note Singing 

Admission is free and open to the public

Call 828-287-0508 or visit www.christianharmony.org.

Saturday, Dec. 7 & Sunday, Dec. 8

Family Resources 21st annual

Holiday House Tour

1 to 7 p.m. (Saturday)

1-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8  

Home of Bill and Leslie Saer

Admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. 

All proceeds benefit the PATH Shelter and Noah's House.

Call (828)247-1440 for more information. 

Car pool from Welcome Center: Rutherford Learning Center (former Rutherfordton Elementary)

Saturday, December 7

The Joys of Christmas

1 to 3 p.m.

Rutherford County

Cooperative Extension office

193 Callahan Koon Road, Spindale

$10 tickets

828-287-6010 for information

Monday, Dec. 10

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Christmas House Walk

Fairfield Mountains Chapel Women of the Church Christmas Walk 

Call for information and ticket purchases call April at 625-2411.

Downtown Forest City:

Carriage Rides: Forest City

Saturdays — Dec. 7, 14, 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost $7; adults/$3 children under 12;

Last ticket will be sold between 8-8:30 p.m.

Santa House: Forest City

Fridays —Dec. 6, 13, 20 from 6 to 9 p.m.;

Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 from 4 to 9 p.m.

Ice Skating: Forest City

Fridays: Dec. 6, 13, & 20; 6 p.m. until

Saturdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21 0 6 p.m. until

Santa Paws: Forest City

Photos with your pets

Sundays, Dec. 8, 15, & 22, 2 to 6 p.m.