Community calendar for June 15-21
Saturday, June 15
Happy Valley Ruritan, 1317 Yadkin River Road, will have its Big Breakfast 7-9:30 a.m. The cost is $6.50 per adult and $3 for children under 10. The menu has a variety of meats, eggs, grits, fried apples, Riley's biscuits, gravy, pancakes, juice and coffee. For more information call 292-9364.
Carolina Cruisers USA is sponsoring a Cruise In 5-9 p.m. at the Belk parking lot on U.S. 321.
Fort Defiance, the historic home built by Revolutionary War hero William Lenoir in 1792, is hosting a day of traditional 18th-century games and interactive learning, historical demonstrations and Revolutionary-period music with actors portraying William Lenoir, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Caldwell Heritage Museum will present “An Evening with Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin” at 7:30 p.m. Two actors will portray these two “Fathers of Our Country” sharing their idea regarding independence from England. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Caldwell Heritage Museum, 112 Vaiden St. SW in downtown Lenoir, behind the Davenport A+ School. Due to limited seating, those who wait to try to buy tickets at the door may not be admitted. All proceeds go to the museum.
The Mulberry Creek Community Watch Formation Committee will hold a free Father’s Day hamburger and hot dog cookout at the fellowship hall and parking lot of Mulberry Baptist Church, 4024 Kirby Mountain Road, at 6 p.m. for residents of Kirby Mountain Road, Mulberry Creek Road and surrounding areas. Lt. Steve Rich of the Caldwell County Sherriff’s Office will speak at 7 p.m. about crime prevention and the benefits of an active Community Watch Association. There will be a PG movie for children, old-time games for all, and prizes for the oldest Dad, Dad with the most children, Dad with the most family members attending, and Dad who has lived in the area the longest. Area residents with crafts are welcome to set up a table on the grounds. For more information, call Linda Burke at 758-5790 or e-mail Lindasburke@earthlink.net.
Valmead Fire Rescue is sponsoring a golf tournament at Cedar Rock Country Club. It's a captain's choice, 18-hole tournament, $55 a person. Sign-in starts at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The rain date is June 22. For information, contact Greg Hyatt at 828-312-1144 or Larry Price at 828-729-0621.
Monday, June 17
The 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 to help insure all veterans that wish to receive a military funeral to get their wish are invited. A monthly meeting and training is held every third Monday evening at the American Legion Post 392. For information about the meeting or becoming a member call 828-292-3467 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 18
It is natural to grieve the deaths of people who matter to us, but we sometimes worry that we are over-reacting or not healing fast enough. At "Finding Your Way through Grief" at Ashewood Grief and Counseling Services, 1002 Ashe Ave., Lenoir, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care bereavement coordinator Emily Pitts will facilitate a discussion and offer suggestions. Call 828-754-0101 for information.
Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care has scheduled its next adult volunteer training sessions for June 18, 20, 25 and 27, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Meeting Room B at the Robbins Center, 526 Pine Mountain Road, Hudson. Attendance at all four sessions is required. Topics will include the hospice philosophy and standards of care, family dynamics when a loved one is dying, communication and safety procedures, best responses to dying patients’ wishes and the wishes of their families, and other practical subjects. Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care always needs adult volunteers and can help each individual discover the best way to serve, based on personality type, background, and “comfort level.” For more information or to register for the June 2013 adult volunteer training sessions, contact Volunteer Coordinator Brittany Bonn at 828.754.0101.
The Caldwell Arts Council and the Town of Granite Falls present a free Concert on the Square featuring The Falls Avenue Band at 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 20
A free class to help people with back, leg, or overall body pain learn how to cope with it and make it better will be offered 1-3 p.m. at Quest 4 Life, led by Dr. Jon Dominique of the Alpine Chiropractic Center. For more information, call 828-754-8565 ext. 306.
The second 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 email@example.com, or facebook.com/LenoirAlive.