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April 2009

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

3:30pm

Griffith Rutherford NSDAR Chapter Meeting - Bostic Lincoln Center, Bostic

Program by Linda Clontz, vice president of the center.

7:30pm

Glenn Singer, "El Gleno Grande" - Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon

Glenn Singer, "El Gleno Grande," will present his special brand of visual comedy using optical illusions, a dry delivery and a warm conversational style. One of the highlights will be his spoof of a circus equestrian act. 859-8322 ext.214 www.tryonarts.org

Thursday, April 2, 2009

4 - 7pm

Poor Man's Supper - Providence United Methodist Church

5:30pm

Student Showcase/Open house - R-S Middle

Student projects and academic achievements displayed. Hands on and interactive activities available. Open house for rising 6th graders, 5:30-6:30pm. Open house for current 6th, 7th & 8th graders, 6:30-8pm.

6pm

Hospice Remembrance Service - Florence Baptist Church FLC, Forest City

Remembering Hospice patients who died during the previous 6 months. 245-0095

6-7:30pm

Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group - Cancer Resource Center at OneSource  245-4596

8pm

Sunny Ledfurd - Legal Grounds

Friday, April 3, 2009

 

Basketball Tournament - Spindale House Gym

Proceeds for Rutherfordton Spindale Youth Football and Cheerleading Association. Entry fees by March 27. Contact Rick Rhom 429-7686 or 286-7686.

7am

Church-wide Yard Sale - Guffey Appliance parking lot

Yard sale items, baked goods and doughnut sale. Sponsored by Little White Country Church.

10am

GRACE - Caregivers Support Group - Hospice Center of Living  245-0095

12pm

SWEEP Meeting - GDS, 141 Fairgrounds Rd

The Solid Waste Environmental Energy Panel meets the first Friday of every month. If you are concerned about our environment and recycling, please join us. 287-0069

3-5pm

Art Exhibit Reception - Norris Public Library, Rutherfordton

Works of artists Liza Owens (oils) and Lin Venhuizen (pottery). Reception hosted by the Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild.

8pm

Disney's High School Musical - The Foundation, ICC, Spindale

A cooperative effort between the Rutherford County Arts Council's After School of the Arts, Rutherford County Schools and Isothermal Community Center. 248-4000

8pm

Angel Down - Legal Grounds

Saturday, April 4, 2009

 

Hike (Camp?) � Cold Mountain/Shining Rock - Rutherford County Outdoor Coalition

 

Introduction to Fly Fishing for Women - Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, Brevard

Offered by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, this workshop teaches the basic of fly fishing including equipment needs, knots, fly-tying, casting and aquatic entomology. $40 for materials and lunch. Women 18 and over. Contact BB Gillen at 919-218-3638

7am-12pm

Yard Sale/Bake Sale - Sunshine United Methodist Church, Bostic

7am-12pm

March of Dimes Yard Sale - Mt. Vernon-Ruth Elementary

9am

Motorcycle Run - West Point Baptist Church, Union Rd., Rutherfordton

Jamaica Me Crazy for Christ Motorcycle Run. Lunch and prizes, sponsored by Carolina Faith Riders, West point Chapter. 287-6882, 287-7279 or 287-0165

10am

Rutherford County -- Corps of Discovery Tour - County Annex, Rutherfordton

Corps of Discovery tour led by Scott Withrow, Bob Sweeny and Anne Swann of Rutherford County's Revolutionary War history. The tour emphasizes Maj. Patrick Ferguson's invasion of Rutherford County, events before and after the Battle of Kings Mountain and events after the Battle of Cowpens. Free event, public invited. http://www.southerncampaign.org/cod.php

10am

Spring Alive Festival- 4th Annual - Gardner-Webb University

Great family event featuring live music, classic car show, inflatables and games for kids, hay rides, arts & crafts for purchase. 704-406-3221

11am-1pm

Cherry Mountain VFD Fundraiser - Cherry Mountain Fire Department

Hamburgers, hot dogs, baked goods; training simulation. Sponsored by the ladies' auxiliary to benefit firefighters.

11am-2pm

Cat Adopt-A-Thon - Earthdog Pet Spa, Rutherfordton

Sponsored by Community Pet Center 287-7738

11:30am- 4:30pm

Water Safety Instructor Course - Red Cross of Rutherford County

Must attend all six Saturdays. Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr 4.

12pm

Basketball Tournament - Spindale House Gym

Proceeds for Rutherfordton Spindale Youth Football and Cheerleading Association. Entry fees by March 27. Contact Rick Rhom 429-7686 or 286-7686.

1-4pm

Author Signing: Maggie Bishop - Fireside Books and Gifts

Maggie Bishop signs "Perfect for Framing" and hosts a Writer's Workshop

4-7pm

Fish Fry - Prospect Baptist Church Proceeds for Brazil mission trip.

4:30-7pm

Benefit Supper - Green Creek Community Center

Sponsored by Green Creek First Baptist Church for Hospice Patient Bill Calton.

5-8pm

Gospel Benefit - The Union Mills Learning Center

Union Mills Learning Center Auditorium to help Reba Lynch Washington with medical expenses. Reba is a graduate of the Union Mills School http://unionmillslearningcenter.org

6pm

Relay for life Gospel Concert - Bethel Baptist Church, Shelby

Featuring Four Anointed, Mercy's Touch and The Abernathys. Sponsored by First National Bank employees for Relay for Life Cancer Research

6:30pm

Little Sparks Fun Bonfire - Maple Creek Farm

The best of the camping experience comes alive for you and your family with this bonfire! Bring the kids for storytelling from champion storyteller, author and musician Doug Elliot. Kid-friendly foods will be served as you share an evening under the stars you will remember for years to come. A fundraiser for the local pet shelter. 245-1492 286-8069 $25.00 per car (Hot Dogs & S�mores sold separately)

7pm

Dancing With The Rutherford Stars - R-S Central HS

R-S Central High School's Booster Association. Local "stars" dance with their Student partners. Voting is available through www.dancingwithrutherfordstars.com Money benefits organizations throughout R-S Central. Dinner and admission to the event is $20 and all proceeds go to R-S Central. For dinner, call 288-2600 or visit the website.

7pm

Benefit Concert: Kata Hay & Robbie Helton from Tennessee - Grace of God Rescue Mission, Forest City

www.kataandtheblaze.com

7pm

Concert: The Telestials of Nashville, Tenn - Piney Knob Baptist Church, Rutherfordton

8pm

Disney's High School Musical - The Foundation, ICC, Spindale

A cooperative effort between the Rutherford County Arts Council's After School of the Arts, Rutherford County Schools and Isothermal Community Center. 248-4000

8pm

Rocky Yelton & The Hired Guns - Legal Grounds

8:30pm

Broken Axle Band - Wagon Wheel C/W Dance Club

9pm

Jon Jackson - Barley's Taproom

9pm

Russ Barenberg Trio - The Rowdy Rib

GRAMMY nominated acoustic guitarist and composer Russ Barenberg creates "exquisitely original" music that joyously integrates bluegrass, jazz, and American/Celtic fiddle and dance traditions. Long at the creative forefront of the acoustic music scene, Russ has collaborated with many of its finest artists, including Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Alison Krauss and most recently, legendary jazz bassist, Charlie Haden. www.rowdyrib.com 288-3056

Sunday, April 5, 2009

12pm

Basketball Tournament - Spindale House Gym

Proceeds for Rutherfordton Spindale Youth Football and Cheerleading Association. Entry fees by March 27. Contact Rick Rhom 429-7686 or 286-7686.

Monday, April 6, 2009

8am

Foothills Forum Toastmasters - County Annex, Rutherfordton

Open to the public. Contact Paula McIntosh 429-1318.

9am

Look Good...Feel Better - OneSource Healthcare  Register by March 30. 866-227-7798

6pm

County Commissioners' Meeting - County Annex, Rutherfordton

6pm

PROMISE Support Group - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living

Hospice sponsored support group for any parent who has lost a child. 245-0095

6pm

Chase HS Athletic Boosters Meeting - Chase HS

7:30pm

North Carolina Dance Theatre American Masterpieces - Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon

The internationally lauded North Carolina Dance Theatre presentation titled American Masterpieces, spotlights the best American choreography of the century. Included in the program are masterpieces by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine and Twyla Tharp. 828-859-8322 www.tryonarts.org
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

12:30pm

Advance Care Planning Clinic - Hospice Center of Living, Forest City

12:30 pm & 5:30 pm. Social workers available to help participants complete documents. 245-0095

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

 

Prostrate Cancer Screening - Cancer Resource Center

Sponsored by Rutherford Hospital, pre-registration required. 245-4596. Exam by a physician and a PSA. $20.

10am-1pm

Spring Hike & Picnic at Creston - Foothills Conservancy

Join Marilyn Nelson of Creston and FCNC staff members Lynn Allen & Mary Braun for a hike in the headwaters of the Catawba River. We will see early spring wildflowers and beautiful Allison Falls. www.creston-nc.com/index.shtml
RSVP required for all outings. Email us at [email protected] or call 828-437-9930.
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring water and snacks/lunch with you.
www.foothillsconservancy.org/hikes___outings.htm

Thursday, April 9, 2009

7pm

Paws-ative Obedience Classes - Sponsored by Community Pet Center. Call Cheri McAllister, 453-1022

Friday, April 10, 2009

7-11pm

Lake Lure Shag Club Monthly Dance - Lake Lure Inn DJ Eddie Teeter

7:30pm

Chapter 6 - The Foundation

Award winning a capella 'vocal band' Chapter 6's musical material ranges from freshly-arranged swing standards and pop/rock covers, to brilliant parodies. This family-friendly, intimate performance features a diverse repertoire, including both secular and spiritual material. In addition to exceptional musicianship, audiences experience Chapter 6's contagious energy and spirit as they share great music, harmony, and the message of God's hope and love. www.chapter6.com

8pm

GIRL (All Girl Rock Band) - Legal Grounds

Saturday, April 11, 2009

 

ROC: Hike - Cold Mountain

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition presents this strenuous hike.

6-10am

Country Breakfast - The Union Mills Learning Center

All you can eat breakfast costs $6.00 for adults and $2.50 for children. Includes pancakes, biscuits, gravy, grits, country ham, bacon, sausage, liver mush, eggs, orange juice and beverage Meets monthly on the second Saturday of the month. http://unionmillslearningcenter.org

8am-4pm

Flower and Plant Sale - Meadows (Visitor Center), Lake Lure

Choice plants from Painters Greenhouse, Old Fort. Also at Fairfields and Wyndam parking lot, Lake Lure. Sponsored by the Lake Lure Lion's Club.

10am-12pm

Easter Egg Hunt - Long Branch Road Baptist Church

10am-12pm

Rabies Clinic - Tractor Supply

$6.00 Rabies Vaccine Clinic Tractor Supply, 1639 Hwy. 74A, Spindale, NC All pets must be confined on leashes or in carriers. Bring Your Cats and Dogs!!! Proof of a previous rabies vaccine is required in order to qualify for the 3-year rabies vaccine.

12-1pm

Low Cost Rabies Clinic - Thunder Road Animal Hospital  286-0033

8pm

Sharkadelics - Legal Grounds

8:30pm

Broken Axle Band - Wagon Wheel C/W Dance Club

Sunday, April 12, 2009

6:30am

54th Annual Easter Sunrise Service - Chimney Rock Park

Celebrate the glory of Easter as our guest at this non-denominational community worship. This special service will be filled with song, scripture, special music and spectacular sunrise views over beautiful Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Gorge. John Mason, the Park�s featured hammered dulcimer player, will perform. Arrive early, dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Gates open at 5am and close at 6am for the 6:30am service.

8am-4pm

Flower and Plant Sale - Meadows (Visitor Center), Lake Lure

Choice plants from Painters Greenhouse, Old Fort. Also at Fairfields and Wyndam parking lot, Lake Lure. Sponsored by the Lake Lure Lion's Club.

11am

Easter Egg Hunt - Geneva Riverside Lodging, Gathering Place & Tiki Bar

Bring the family to the Tiki Bar & Grill for breakfast after the Chimney Rock Park Sunrise Service and let the kids hunt for Easter Eggs along the Rocky Broad River to win prizes.

Monday, April 13, 2009

8am

Foothills Forum Toastmasters - County Annex, Rutherfordton

Open to the public. Contact Paula McIntosh 429-1318.

8:30am-4:30pm

Life Guard Training - Red Cross of Rutherford County

The week of spring break. Candidates must have good swimming skills. Pre-registration required. Contact ICC Continuing Education at 286-3636 x346.

10am-3pm

Hospice Volunteer Training - Hickory Nut Gorge Office, Lake Lure

Call 245-0095 for more information or to register.

10:30am

Earth Day Activities Homeschool Program - Chimney Rock Park

When Senator Nelson founded Earth Day, he had a vision of people young and old taking responsibility for the world in which we all live. Join us to learn about the history of Earth Day and easy ways you can help create a healthier planet.

5:30pm

Fireside Book Club - Fireside Books and Gifts

Currently reading The Lottery by Patricia Woods. For ages 22 and up. Join us for a relaxing time & good conversation! This club meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30.

6pm

PROMISE Support Group - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living

Hospice sponsored support group for any parent who has lost a child. 245-0095

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

8:30am-4:30pm

Life Guard Training - Red Cross of Rutherford County  The week of spring break. Candidates must have good swimming skills. Pre-registration required. Contact ICC Continuing Education at 286-3636 x346.

10am-3pm

Hospice Volunteer Training - Hickory Nut Gorge Office, Lake Lure

Call 245-0095 for more information or to register.

6pm

GRACE - Caregivers Support Group - Hospice House 245-0095

7pm

Autism Support Group - Temple Baptist Church, Henrietta

A new group sponsored by The Autism Society of North Carolina Rutherford-Polk Chapter. Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Sign-up requested in order to provide the appropriate number of sitters. Chrisy Baynard 828-980-2903 or [email protected]

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

8:30am-4:30pm

Life Guard Training - Red Cross of Rutherford County The week of spring break. Candidates must have good swimming skills. Pre-registration required. Contact ICC Continuing Education at 286-3636 x346.

10am-3pm

Hospice Volunteer Training - Hickory Nut Gorge Office, Lake Lure

Call 245-0095 for more information or to register.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

8:30am-4:30pm

Life Guard Training - Red Cross of Rutherford County The week of spring break. Candidates must have good swimming skills. Pre-registration required. Contact ICC Continuing Education at 286-3636 x346.

7pm

Rutherford County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Monthly Meeting - Red Cross of Rutherford County

Friday, April 17, 2009

 

Herbal Medicine Symposium - Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa

Balancing environmental stewardship, science and traditional wisdom through a series of workshops and herb walks. 828-771-5848 www.warren-wilson.edu/~herbalsymposium/index.php

11am-1pm

Widow/Widower's Lunch Bunch - Spindale Restaurant

Hospice sponsored support group for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Dutch treat lunch and informational session. 245-0095.

8pm

Crocodile Smile - Legal Grounds

Saturday, April 18, 2009

 

Healthy Kids Day -

 

Hike � Linville Gorge - Rutherford County Outdoor Coalition

 

ROC: Hike - Peter's Creek Heritage Preserve

Rutherford Outdoor Coalition presents this easy to moderate hike.

 

Herbal Medicine Symposium - Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa

Balancing environmental stewardship, science and traditional wisdom through a series of workshops and herb walks. 828-771-5848 www.warren-wilson.edu/~herbalsymposium/index.php

9am-5pm

Antique & Arts Fair - Downtown Forest City 447-0001 [email protected]

10am-2pm

Annual Rutherford Kiwanis Auction - Rutherfordton Public Works Bldg

Charitable organizations helped by the Kiwanis club include: KidSenses Children�s Museum, Rutherfordton Kiwanis Park, Norris Public Library, Boy Scouts, RC Safe Kids, and local youth sport teams. To donate items, call Henry Giles at 828-287-4447 or email [email protected] To advertise in the auction brochure contact Eric Wells at 828-429-4394 or email [email protected]

11am-3pm

5th Annual Bark in the Park - Chimney Rock Park

Chimney Rock goes to the dogs for this special event dedicated to our canine companions. Agility demonstrations, rescue organizations, contests and lots more will keep you and your pup busy.

2pm

Historical Tour of Rutherfordton - Rutherfordton Town Hall

Robin Lattimore, Rutherford County Historical Society President, conducts a tour of Old Rutherfordton. The tour begins at town hall with a discussion about the heritage exhibit and continues up Main Street to St. John's Church and then returns to Town Hall. Approximately 90 minutes. Free and open to the public. 447-1474 [email protected]

6:30pm

Blazing Bluegrass Bonfire - Otis Cook Memorial Gospel Music Park

Local bluegrass legends gather on the stage for a hand-clapping, toe-tapping evening to rival any opry while several bonfires will be there to keep the audience warm � and the music park kitchen will be serving up a dinner fundraiser for fire and rescue. 245-1492 or Butch Cooke at 538-9553 or Becky�s Country Store at 245-1733.

8pm

Moonshine Jenny - Legal Grounds

8:30pm

Broken Axle Band - Wagon Wheel C/W Dance Club

9pm

Leon Russell - The Rowdy Rib

Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock 'n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50 year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music. www.rowdyrib.com 288-3056

9:30pm

Blake Wise - Silver Bullet, Hickory Nashville recording artist raised in Nebo, NC performs.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

 

Herbal Medicine Symposium - Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa

Balancing environmental stewardship, science and traditional wisdom through a series of workshops and herb walks. 828-771-5848 www.warren-wilson.edu/~herbalsymposium/index.php

9am

Early Arrivals "Simon Says" Guided Bird Walk - Chimney Rock Park

Spot spring migrants like Black-throated Warblers, Black-and-white Warblers, Scarlet Tanagers and Blue-headed Vireos. World-traveled ornithologist and birding expert Simon Thompson guides on this easy-to-moderate walk.

3pm

Land Conservancy Program - Mountains Branch Library

Friends of the Mountains Branch Library presents guest speakers Adrienne Wallace of Chimney Rock Park and Debra Shetterly of The Nature Conservancy speaking on the importance of protecting the land around us.

Monday, April 20, 2009

8am

Foothills Forum Toastmasters - County Annex, Rutherfordton

Open to the public. Contact Paula McIntosh 429-1318.

6pm

PROMISE Support Group - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living

Hospice sponsored support group for any parent who has lost a child. 245-0095

6-9pm

Hospice Volunteer Training - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living 245-0095

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

12:30pm

Advance Care Planning Clinic - Hospice Center of Living, Forest City

12:30 pm & 5:30 pm. Social workers available to help participants complete documents. 245-0095

6-9pm

Hospice Volunteer Training - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living 245-0095

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

6-9pm

Hospice Volunteer Training - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living 245-0095

Thursday, April 23, 2009

8:30am

WNC Nonprofits and the Law: Keeping in Compliance - Asheville

SPEAKER: David Heinen, Public Policy Director, N.C. Center for Nonprofits
Part One -- 9-10:20 a.m., Overview of Legal Requirements for Nonprofits
Part Two - 10:30 a.m.-Noon, 2009 Compliance Update www.nonprofitpathways.org [email protected]
 

6-9pm

Hospice Volunteer Training - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living 245-0095

7pm

Carolina Gospel Association - R-S Central HS The Crist Family & The Hayes Family

Friday, April 24, 2009

7:30pm

Concert: Jamey Johnson - The Foundation

Jamey Johnson, nominated for three Grammy Awards and selected as a Top New Male Vocalist nominee in this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, presents a concert to benefit Ellenboro Elementary School.

8pm

Calm and Collective - Legal Grounds

Saturday, April 25, 2009

8am-1pm

Car Wash - Green River Baptist Association  Proceeds for Second Baptist Church missions.

9am

2009 March for Babies - Isothermal Community College Walk to help give every baby a healthy start!

9-10:30am

Wildflower Wonders "Off the Beaten Path" Guided Hike - Chimney Rock Park

See the diversity of wildflowers at this time of year by taking an interpretive botanical walk into Chimney Rock�s rich woodlands. Carry your favorite guide book or come prepared with paper, memory or mere hungry eyes to enjoy the easy 1�-hour show-and-tell stroll. Call 800- 277-9611 to register.

9am-4pm

Community Quilt Show - The Citizens Resource Center, Dallas

New and antique quilts, wall hangings, wearable art, household items, demonstrators, vendors, door prizes and more. April 17, 5pm deadline to enter. Contact Pam at 704-865-3291

11am-2pm

"Springtime at Chimney Rock" 2009 Land Protection Celebration - Chimney Rock Park

Foothills Conservancy celebrates land protection successes of 2008. This special event consists of a Silent auction, a Kids Quarter Auction, music and storytelling by John Fowler & friend. Spend the day celebrating the achievements that have been made through the work of Foothills Conservancy. Chimney Rock State Park has offered a free day pass for Foothills Conservancy members on the day of the event. (If you are not a current member you need to join or renew your membership quickly to get your free day pass and invitation to the event!)

11am-4pm

Foothills Women's Lifestyle Show - ICC Gym

Exhibits, entertainment, breakout sessions, pampering sessions, health screenings, and giveaways. www.foothillswomenshow.com 704-21-9799

8pm

TRIAD - Legal Grounds

8:30pm

Broken Axle Band - Wagon Wheel C/W Dance Club

Monday, April 27, 2009

8am

Foothills Forum Toastmasters - County Annex, Rutherfordton

Open to the public. Contact Paula McIntosh 429-1318.

6pm

PROMISE Support Group - Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living

Hospice sponsored support group for any parent who has lost a child. 245-0095

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

6:30-8pm

Lifetime relief for Your Aching Feet - Mountains Branch Library

Free information session with Dr. Jason Glover, D.P.M. fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon. Light refreshments served.

6:30-8:30pm

Breastfeeding Class - Norris Biggs Conference Room, Rutherford Hospital 286-5065

Thursday, April 30, 2009

4-6pm

Rutherford Cancer Resource Center Grand Opening - OneSource Healthcare

6:30-8:30pm

Grandparenting Class - The Birth Place Classroom, Rutherford Hospital  To register, call 286-5065.

Friday, May 1, 2009

10am

GRACE - Caregivers Support Group - Hospice Center of Living 245-0095

10am

French Broad River Festival - Hot Springs Campgrounds and Spa

The 11th Annual French Broad River Festival is a benefit for American Whitewater.

12pm

SWEEP Meeting - GDS, 141 Fairgrounds Rd

The Solid Waste Environmental Energy Panel meets the first Friday of every month. If you are concerned about our environment and recycling, please join us. 287-0069

1pm

Chase HS Athletic Booster Association, Inc. Spring Golf Tournament - Meadowbrook Golf Course

4 Man - Captain's Choice Shotgun start. $55 per person includes meal. Call Beth Wheeler 429-7638 or 286-2341 x301

Saturday, May 2, 2009

 

Olympiad Fly Fishing Masters Tournament - Lake Lure

On the first day of competition, anglers in both adult and youth divisions will be judged on distance and accuracy casting. The top ten adult division finishers will move onto day two where they will be judged on the combined length of three fish caught within a specific timeframe. For tournament rules and regulations or to register, go to www.granddaddyflyfishing.com or call 828-288-1221. The cost to enter is $50 before April 15 and $75 by the deadline of April 20.

 

Sustainable Horticulture School - Foothills Connect Business and Technology Center

Foothills Connect Business & Technology Center is now taking registrations for the summer Sustainable Horticulture School, a 10 week series of classes covering the basics of sustainable growing. Topics covered include: Planning & Site Analysis, Soil Basics, Seeds & Plants, Incorporating Animals, Fencing & Water, Bed Building & Planting, Weed, Insect, and Disease Management. Harvesting, Distribution, and Marketing. The cost of the program is $79.00 per person; includes all materials. Full scholarships are available for unemployed/ displaced workers. 828-288-1650 to register, or e-mail [email protected]

6-10am

Belk's Spring Charity Sale - Belk's Department Store

In return for a $5 donation, customers receive a ticket admitting them to the sale and entitling them to merchandise discounts on purchases throughout the store. Participating local charities sell the $5 tickets in advance of the event and keep the proceeds.

8am

Gears and Gables - A Ride For Housing - First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton

The Gears and Gable Ride, a fully supported ride to benefit Rutherford Housing Partnership, May 2nd,starting at 8 a.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Rutherfordton, NC. The ride will feature routes of 30, 65,102, and 127 miles. The fee of $45.00 includes registration, event t-shirt, rest stops, SAG, post-ride meal, complimentary Road ID bracelet, and more. All registrations are due by April 10, 2009. Please see more information about the ride and contact information go to the RHP website at www.RutherfordHousingPartnership.com .

8:30am-4:30pm

Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop - Chimney Rock Park

The Park is the perfect backdrop for capturing amazing photographs. Take advantage of this information-packed 2-day clinic with noted WNC photographer Les Saucier. Les has more than 25 years of experience in photography. For more information about him, visit his website at appalachianjourney.com .

8:30am-8:30pm

MayFest - Downtown Rutherfordton

The 37th annual MAY FESTival officially opens with the 2009 Gears and Gables ride that benefits the Rutherford Housing Partnership. Boy Scouts host their annual District Pinewood Derby & Scout Show. Over 100 arts & crafts vendors from the Carolinas as well as food vendors serving BBQ, burgers, funnel cakes, ice cream and much more! Coca Cola is the official drink sponsor at this year�s festival. Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m. including Bobby and Blue Ridge Tradition, �First Class Bluegrass� from Asheville, NC, Backstreet, traditional and contemporary acoustic music from Lenoir, NC, and local group Generation Gap, a versatile and experienced group of bluegrass performers from the foothills of North and South Carolina.
�Truman�s Playland� sponsored by Rutherford Weekly, has inflatables, a rock climbing wall, games and more. A petting zoo, sponsored by Home Town Festivals, is provided by Thera-pets. Thera-pets reads stories to children (and those young at heart) about their animals!
Do not miss the Guitar Hero Contest sponsored by Forest City Honda. Local AM radio station, WCAB, provides a live remote broadcast from 10 a.m. � 2 p.m. The day ends with RUSH FOR THE GOLD, a crazy hunt for prizes from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This "crazy" hunt includes solving riddles and following clues using downtown Rutherfordton as the game board. Proceeds benefit downtown Rutherfordton. 287-2071 www.rutherfordtown.com

10am

French Broad River Festival - Hot Springs Campgrounds and Spa

The 11th Annual French Broad River Festival is a benefit for American Whitewater.

10am-1pm

Spring Boy Scout Day - Chimney Rock Park

Join us for our annual Spring Boy Scout Day and help your troop experience the wonders at Chimney Rock. For more adventure, participate in our rock climbing and camp overnight under the stars and in the shadow of Chimney Rock Mountain. Programs 10am-1pm; overnight 7pm-8:30am.

11am-2pm

Cat Adopt-A-Thon - Earthdog Pet Spa, Rutherfordton

Sponsored by Community Pet Center 287-7738

2-4pm

Author Reading and Slide Show: Danny Bernstein, author of "Hiking North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains" - Fireside Books and Gifts

This guide includes 57 day hikes ranging in length from 2-13 miles, with destinations including the waterfalls of Dupont State Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway's beautiful Craggy Gardens, the ruins of George Vanderbilt's palatial Buck Spring hunting lodge on Mt. Pisgah, and the summit of Cold Mountain. Each entry covers everything you need to know to get out and hike: maps and detailed directions, mileage, elevation gain, trail highlights, fees and hiking regulations, films and novels set in each location, and more.

8:30pm

Broken Axle Band - Wagon Wheel C/W Dance Club

 

 

 

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