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Gilkey Community Clubhouse
Bluegrass Music Event Sat. Feb. 26, 4pm until. No admission charged but donations will be accepted. Food will be available. Come out, enjoy some great music & food.

ICC Courses in March
•Beginning Spanish I •Computer Fundamentals II •Llama 101:  Is the Llama Lifestyle Right for Me? •Yoga •Instant Piano •NC Handgun Concealed Carry •Home Invasion Defense •Cake Decorating-Advanced •Belly Dancing- Beginner •Basic Electrical Skills for the Homeowner •Notary Public •T’ai Chi Chih •Joan Medlicott’s Southern Matron’s Literature Study •Line Dancing •Water Exercise •Developing the Warrior Courage for Everyday Life •Computer Fundamentals I •Metal Clay Jewelry Creation •Intro to Microsoft Word. Visit www.isothermal.edu/learnstuff or call 828-286-3636  ext. 346.

Blood Drive
•Sat. Feb. 26, 11am-4pm at Lake Lure Town Hall (2948 Memorial Hwy; Lake Lure) call Lindsey Wheeler at 828-669-6575 for appt.

Are You Ok?
A telephone reassurance program that is designed to check on our senior citizens and help them and their family have a peace of mind. The program provides a knowledge that someone cares and will be checking on them daily. There is no cost for this program. If you would like to know more about the Are You Ok? Program, please contact Lt. Leon Godlock 828-287-6395, Rutherford County Sheriff Office.

Crime Stoppers
Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County is a program established for the purpose of obtaining information about criminal activity and fugitive felons. You do not have to reveal your name. Your information could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers 828-286-8477 (Tips)

Look Good…Feel Better Program  
Mon. March 7, 10am at the Cancer Resource Center (located inside OneSource Healthcare). Volunteer Cosmetologists teach techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment including coping with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products. FREE program; however, registration is required. 828-245-4596 to register or for more information.

Forest City Lions Club
Sponsoring a BBQ Sat. March 19, 4-7pm at First Baptist Church; West Main St. Forest City. Adults $9, kids $4, under 6 free. Catered by: Just Friends BBQ.

Hospice Spring Volunteer Training
•April 4-7, 6-9pm at the Carolina Event & Conference Center; 374 Hudlow Rd. Forest City. •April 4-6, 10am-3pm at the Hickory Nut Gorge Hospice Office; Suite 203 of the Arcade Building, Lake Lure. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 828-245-0095 to register or for more info. The cost of the class is $15, but can be refunded if you become an active volunteer.

American Red Cross Event
The Red Cross Youth Group will meet at the Chapter House on Tues. March 1st, 6pm. Youth, ages 13-21 are invited to attend. Call 828-287-5916 for more info.

Red Cross Chapter House Classes  •Free Adult CPR Sat. March 12, 9am @ ICC Gym. •Adult CPR Mon. March 14, 6pm until. •Child & Infant CPR Tues. March 15, 6pm until. •First Aid Sat. March 19, 8:30am until. Preventing Disease Transmission. All classes must be paid in advance.  Call 828-287-5916 for further info.

Substance Abuse Meeting
Christian 12 step Open Arms support meeting every Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm @ Community Empowerment Building; 129 First St. Forest City. 828-305-1280.

March is Red Cross Month
The Rutherford County Chapter of the American Red Cross will again host our annual CPR Sat. March 12, 9am-1pm at the ICC Gym. CPR Saturday is our way of sharing our skills with our community and, in a sense, sharing the gift of life. Please call 828-287-5916 to pre-register.

Spring Garden School
Sat. March 12, 8-12pm at the Rutherford County Extension Center; 193 Callahan-Koon Rd. Spindale. Registration deadline: Mon. March 7. There is a $5 registration fee which includes an information packet & refreshments. Info: 828-287-6011.

Free Pet Food
Gretta’s Wish Pet Food Bank will have a free pet food distribution on Sat. Feb. 26, 12pm-2pm at the Grand View Campground, Hwy. 226 between Polkville & Golden Valley.  Please bring a bag/box to put food in. Info please call Mary: 704-538-3901.

KidSenses Events
•Family Math Fri. Feb. 25, 3-8pm. $1.00 per person. •Weather Day Sat. Feb. 26, 10am & 2pm. •Don’t Forget…it’s Free Lunchroom February! Schedule a field trip between now & Feb. 28 and receive one FREE lunchroom rental per group! 828-286-2120.

Union Mills Learning Center
Rutherford County Native Randy Flack in concert Fri. March 4, 7PM. Admission is $5. Randy has played many times at the famous Bluebird Cafe, played for Chet Adkins, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings & many more. 6495 Hudlow Road Union Mills.

The Foundation @ ICC
Seventh Day Slumber in Concert Sat. Feb. 26, 7pm. Advance tickets $10, group rates available. 828-286-9990. Online Tickets: www.isothermal.edu/foundation

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