Community calendar for Aug. 10-23

Aug. 10, 2013 @ 01:05 AM

Saturday, Aug. 10

Citizens for Justice will meet at 10 a.m. at Room 6 of the Caldwell County Public Library in Lenoir. The public is invited.

Subjects to be discussed: what the new school year means for our children; information concerning a fundraiser for Washington, D.C.; Citizens for Justices needs junior marshalls and new officers. For more information, contact Alvin Corpening, 828-292-9090; Diana Banner, 828-729-8281; Jean Patterson, 828-757-3736; or Nancy Baker, 828-759-0096.

The Collettsville Historical Society hosts Heritage Day at the Wilson Creek Visitor Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bring your old photos and family history to share with the attendees. Old-time music on the porch will be held throughout the day. For more information, call the Wilson Creek Visitor Center at 828-759-0005.

The Lenoir Woman’s Club will host its annual membership tea at the home of Carolyn Parks from 2-4 p.m. Anyone interested in attending as a guest or prospective member may contact Reba at 754-3675 or Lou at 757-3326 for more information.

The Fabulous Family Film series continues. An inflatable, two-story screen will present movies in downtown Lenoir at dark. In case of inclement weather, movies will be shown in the Lenoir High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. All movies are rated G or PG. Tonight is “Rise of the Guardians.” Concessions will be available to purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, call (828) 757-2187.

Sunday, Aug. 11

The Bush Reunion will be held 1-3 p.m. at Bush Pavilion (turn onto Orchard Drive off Connelly Springs Road, and the pavilion is one-quarter mile on the right). For more information, see

The Harper Concert Band’s summer concert will be at 3 p.m. at the Lenoir High School auditorium under the direction of John Craig, Camilla Graeber and special guest Justin Hammond. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Selections will include the theme from “Lawrence of Arabia,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from the musical production Carousel, and a medley of Beatles tunes. Also featured will be an arrangement of “Glorious Everlasting,” which was arranged by Camilla Graeber.

Monday, Aug. 12

The Caldwell County NAACP will meet at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center at 6:30 p.m.

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 29 will meet at 7 p.m. at the Post 29 American Legion Home, 401 Main Street NW, Lenoir. President Jaymee Smith and membership chairman Frances Oxford will present plans of action for service to veterans, families and the community. Anyone interested in being a part of the American Legion Auxiliary is welcome. For information contact Smith at 828-217-1534 or Oxford at 828-728-4451.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

The first session of a free, two-session class on healthy living meets 3-5 p.m. at Quest 4 Life. Learn better eating habits, how to exercise from a chair and tricks to make better health choices. The instructor is Sharon Thomas, RN. The second class will be 3-5 p.m. Aug. 27. For more information, call 828-754-8565 ext. 306.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

“Coffee with the Curator” will be held at the Caldwell Heritage Museum at 10 a.m. Board member Stephenie Oxford will lead the discussion on “Ladies of Caldwell County, 1900-1950.” A donation of $5 per person for the support of the Museum is suggested.  All the coffee you can drink and all the history you can absorb. The Caldwell Heritage Museum is at 112 Vaiden St. SW behind Davenport School in downtown Lenoir.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Caldwell County Yokefellow is conducting a Hands on Tour of Food Lion event beginning at 3 p.m. to teach those attending how to stretch their food budgets and eat great-tasting food at the same time. Tour participants will assemble at Yokefellow, located at 1602 Harper Ave. SW at 2:45 and will be driven to the Food Lion supermarket on Wilkesboro Boulevard. Each participant will receive a $10 Food Lion card to purchase a healthy meal at the end of the tour. You must pre-register to attend. For more information, call Leah at 754-7088.

The Lenoir Alive Art Walk will be 5-8 p.m. in downtown Lenoir. Artists will be in downtown businesses painting, showing their photography, selling their crafts, making music, and creating jewelry and other unique artwork. Lenoir Alive is a free community event that will be held the third Thursday each month throughout the summer. To participate as an artist/craft vendor/musician, contact Chris Zelensky at 828-260-1465, or, or

Friday, Aug. 16

Lenoir First Wesleyan Church, 906 Creekway Drive, will host its annual School Supply Giveaway from 5:30 p.m. until the school supplies run out. The first 300 children will receive supplies -- each child to receive supplies must be present. There will be free hot dogs for everyone.

Friday After 5 starts at 7 p.m. in downtown Lenoir, with Chickweed playing ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s classic rock, country and beach music. For more information, call (828) 757-2187. The inclement weather location will be the old Lenoir High School Auditorium.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Happy Valley Ruritan, 1317 Yadkin River Road, will have its Big Breakfast 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $6.50 per adult, $3 for children under 10. The menu includes a variety of meats, eggs, grits, gravy, biscuits, pancakes, fried apples, served with juice and coffee. All proceeds help the community. For more information call 828-292-9364.

Liberty Baptist Church will host a blood drive for the Red Cross 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 828-758-8894 for an appointment. The church is at 213 Hazel Lee St. in Lenoir near Thomasville furniture.

In celebration of National Model Aviation Day, the Caldwell AeroModelers remote-control airplane club will host an open house 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the club field in Hudson for anyone interested in remote-controlled model aviation flight. Club members will have a variety of powered and glider type aircraft on display. Club instructor pilots will be on hand for anyone interested in flying a remote-controlled airplane. Refreshments available. Directions to the field are available on the club home page ( or by calling Don Bourdon at 828-728-0249.

Diamond Class Promotions and Rue 21 in Lenoir are holding the 2nd Annual Talent & Fashon Extravaganza at the old Lenoir High School auditoriem beginning a 6:30 p.m. The event will feature talent from Caldwell County and surrounding areas, including singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, bands, and poets. The event also will feature a Lil’ Miss Diamond Class Queen Pageant for girls kindergarten age through 5th grade.

Monday, Aug. 19

Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard will hold its monthly meeting and training with the Army National Guard at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 392, 243 Legion Road in Hudson. All honorably discharged veterans who have an interest in participating in activities honoring veterans, the American flag at special events and helping ensure all veterans who wish to receive a military funeral to get their wish are invited. For information about the meeting or becoming a member call 828-292-3467 or

Tuesday, Aug. 20

A Safe Driving Class will be taught at the Satie and J. E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center, 12:30-5 p.m. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The program addresses needs and concerns of drivers, particularly those who are older. It covers age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, local driving problems, and license renewal requirements. Call 758-2883 to register or for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 22

Collettsville Ruritan will hold Bingo at 6 p.m. at the Ruritan Building. Barbecue, hot dogs and hamburgers will be available.  Proceeds will go to support ongoing community projects.

The Council of Women’s annual Woman of the Year dinner takes place at 6 p.m. at the Broyhill Civic Center. The evening includes dinner and presentation of the annual award. The evening’s speaker is Estie Bennington, author of “Insanity on the Road to Glory,” and a book signing will follow the event. Tickets are $25 and available from Clark and Clark, attorneys, The Bold and Beautiful, and Kay Roukema, 754-3374.

Friday, Aug. 23

The Medicare A, B, C, D, and More program will be from 10-12 at the Satie and J. E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center. Learn about the parts of Medicare, premiums, deductibles, enrollment periods and insurance supplements. This will be an overview of Medicare. For individual counseling, an appointment will need to be made for a later date. Medicare beneficiaries, pre-retirees, caregivers and professionals are invited to attend. If there is demand for a class after work hours, one will be scheduled. Call 758-2883 to sign up or for more information.

Friday After 5 starts at 7 p.m. in downtown Lenoir, with Hott Gritz, an R&B, funk and smooth-jazz band. For more information, call (828) 757-2187. The inclement weather location will be the old Lenoir High School Auditorium.