Community Calendar: February 16, 2014

Feb. 16, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Sunday, February 16

3rd Annual Run for Your Valentine: An 8K "Skirt-Chase-Her" at 2 p.m. at McNair Stadium in Forest City; pre-registration is $20, make checks payable to FCPR-217 Clay Street in Forest City, NC 28043; prizes for best male and female costume and best combined couple time; for more information call Mandy Huffman at 828-447-7760.

Monday, February 17

Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4 to 5 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

Survivin' Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of every month, 5-6 p.m., Crawford Builiding (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information call 828-245-4596 or email jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

Al-a-non meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton; Mondays at 7 p.m.; Newcomers Meeting at 6:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled meeting; call 288-2767 for more information.

RCVAC Art Exhibit: Items by arts students at East High School will be on exhibit at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center today through March 8; center located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; everyone is invited to an Artist Reception on Feb. 21; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Tuesday, February 18

Norris Library Art Show: Featuring the oil, acrylic and scratchboard works of artist Nikki Hicks; on display at the Norris Public Library, 132 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. until noon Saturday; art on display January through March; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.

Small Business Center Seminar: Free seminar for developing a customer service plan for your business; Isothermal Community College Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6-9 p.m.; register by calling 828-395-1416 or emailing dspurlin@isothermal.edu.

Wednesday, February 19

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop: New hours for the shop, Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.; located at 305 Buffalo Creek Road in Lake Lure.

RCVAC Open Studio: For artists working in any paint medium; every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday from noon-3 p.m.; free for Guild members and $5 per session for non-members; studio located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Professional Women of Rutherford County: Dutch treat luncheon and meeting at Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ, 107 West Main Street in Forest City; Debbie Mauney of Staff Masters will be guest speaker; contact Amy Hamilton for more information at 828-375-0046.

Prostate Cancer Screening: Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center, 5-7 p.m.; includes PSA blood test and prostate exam by Dr. Glover Little of Rutherford Urology; free to community, pre-registration required by calling 828-245-4596.

Thursday, February 20

Moment to Moment, The Alzheimer's Caregiver Journey: Educational opportunity for anyone with a friend or family member with Alzheimer's; 6 p.m. at Carolina House of Forest City, 493 Piney Ridge Road; contact Kristina McNeil at 828-288-1171 or Kmcneil@brookdaleliving.com.

Beach Bingo for the animals: 6-8 p.m. at Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ, 107 West Main Street in Forest City.

Empty Arms Support Group: Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 6:30 p.m.; for more information contact Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065 or lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.

25th Annual Poetry Contest: Sponsored by the Writers' Workshop of Asheville; open to any writer regardless of residence; entry fee is $25 for up to three entries, multiple entries accepted; entries must be postmarked by Feb. 28, 2014; visit www.twwoa.org for entry rules.

Friday, February 21

Yarn Lovers Open Studio: For artists working with yarn; every Friday, 10 a.m.-noon at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for members of the Guild, $5 per studio session for non-members; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

KidSenses Finger Painting Extravaganza: Make beautiful works of art using fingers and paint; artistic fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.