Community calendar for July 27-Aug. 10
Saturday, July 27
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5381 and Ladies Auxiliary of Caldwell County will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean armistace from 5-7 p.m. at the VFW Post home on Cajah’s Mountain Road in Hudson. There will be a picnic-style supper with hamburgers, hot dogs, all the fixin’s, beans, chips, tea and dessert. Donations will be accepted. It is open to the public. Special recognition will be made to all Korean War veterans.
Sunday, July 28
The syndicated television show “Life In The Carolinas” this weekend features Fort Defiance, the Revolutionary War-era home of William Lenoir. The show airs at 10:30 a.m. on Charlotte’s WJZY and at 1 p.m. on Greensboro’s WFMY.
Wednesday, July 31
“Coffee with a Cop” takes place 7:30-9 a.m. at Highland Coffee House, 113 Main St. SW. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers in your neighborhood.
Thursday, Aug. 1
The Foothills Outdoorsman Association will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Collettsville Fire and Rescue on Adako Road.
A free tobacco-education class will be offered 5-6 p.m. at Quest 4 Life, led by retired education Jan Pritchard. The class is required for all Helping Hands/CHAP patients using tobacco products. For more information, call 828-754-8565 ext. 306.
Saturday, Aug. 3
Gamewell Ruritan Club will host its monthly “Big Country Breakfast” fundraiser at the Gamewell Ruritan Clubhouse, 3038 Morganton Blvd., 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Proceeds support community service projects. On the buffet will be a variety of breakfast meats, grits, gravy, eggs, buttermilk biscuits, cooked apples, jams, jellies, tea, coffee and juice. Pancakes are available upon request. We ask for a minimum donation of $6 per adult plate and $3 per child’s plate. Children under 6 may eat free. Generosity with donations will be appreciated. Biscuits are available for take out for $2 each. Takeout plates are available for $6 each. For more information call Lorene Reece at 754-0740.
There will be a Right To Life Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the basement of the Caldwell County Public Library in Lenoir.
The Lenoir Downtown Cruise-in will be 4-9 p.m. The band Mercury Rising will perform. Drawings for prizes for children under 11 years of age, for ladies and for cruisers. 50/50 tickets and T-shirts for sale to benefit Helping Hands of Caldwell Co. For more information call Steve Cardwell at 729-0871
Sunday, Aug. 4
The Knight/Land reunion takes place today at Philadelphia Primitive Baptist Church on Clark’s Chapel Road. Those attending should bring a covered dish or dessert.
Descendents of Earl and Fannie (Sturgill) Burchette will meet 1-6 p.m. at Collettsville Park in Collettsville. Families are asked to bring enough food and drinks for their family plus two more people. For more information, call Helen at 828-758-2100.
The descendants of Elisha and Martha Estes Tolbert and friends will meet for their annual family reunion at the Collettsville Ruritan Club Building. Lunch will be served at 12:30. Bring food, serving utensils, drinks and ice. All paper products will be provided.
Tuesday, Aug. 6
The public is invited to a meeting of the Caldwell County Historical Society and the Genealogical Society in Room 7 of the Caldwell County Public Library in Lenoir at 7 p.m. Keith Smith will present a program on Emily Prudden, an educator who came to Hudson in 1892 to found Oberlin Home and School on Lick Mountain and Mountain View Academy. During her lifetime, Prudden founded 15 schools and colleges in the South. The Story of Emily Prudden will be told in an outdoor drama, “The Legacy of Lick Mountain,” which will begin in the summer of 2014 at Redwood Park in Hudson.
Saturday, Aug. 10
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 membermay contact Reba at 754-3675 or Lou at 757-3326 for more information.