Porsche Club; Antique Car Club in county this week

Aug. 17, 2013 @ 03:29 AM

Classic cars and antique cars are arriving in Chimney Rock today and next Tuesday.

At least 35 cars from the FL Crown Region Porsche Club are arriving together around 8:30-9am to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.  

Beginning Monday, approximately 83 automobiles representing 16 states from the Antique Auto Club of America are touring Western North Carolina. They will be in Asheville on Monday, Rutherford County on Tuesday and the Parkway on Wednesday as a part of their Southeastern Divisional Tour. 

All cars are 25-plus years old to be considered antiques. 

About 30 of those cars will be visiting Chimney Rock State Park in small groups (not as one large group) starting around 1:30-2 p.m. on Tuesday and will be parked individually in the top parking lot.  

Village Council meets Tuesday

CHIMNEY ROCK — Chimney Rock Village Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for its regular business meeting.

Lipes/Kritters Restuarant  owners will discuss  proposal with the Town Council.

Apply for arts grant

FOREST CITY — Rutherford County Arts Council has announced the 2013-2014 Regional Artist Project Grant.The Regional Artist Project Grant Program (RAPG) provides funds for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further enhance their artistic development. 

The RAPG is open to eligible artists in all disciplines and provides a grant of up to $2,000 to pay for one professional development fee, or to purchase or rent one piece of equipment. 

Artists on the staff of a participating arts council or artists who received a Regional Artist Project Grant within the last two calendar years (Projects that took place on or after January 2012) are not eligible to apply. 

The grant program is sponsored by Rutherford County Arts Council and eight other local arts councils, including the Charlotte Arts and Sciences Council, which handles administration for the consortium. Funding is provided by the individual councils, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Blumenthal Endowment.  

Arts Council director Matthew McEnnerney stated “we encourage all interested artists wishing to advance their work and career to explore this grant opportunity. While it is regional and competitive, numerous artists from the county have received awards, including visual artist Nancy Kubale this past year.”

Applications are available now at www.rutherfordarts.com and must be submitted online by noon on Thursday, Sept. 19.

To apply, contact McEnnerney for more information and to begin the online application process; 245-4000 or email:  arts@rutherfordarts.com.