Community Calendar: February 18, 2014

Feb. 18, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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 on 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.

Save the Date: "Teen Town Hall" event presented by United Way Youth Council, 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at R-S Middle School; panel of four teens and a behavioral health counselor invite parents to join in a moderated discussion about mixed messages that youth receive regarding dating, as well as how to have open and honest communications between youth and parents when it comes to dating, friendships and healthy relationships.

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 Big Dave's Family Seafood located on Oak 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.

Small Business Center Seminar: Free seminar on time management for business owners; Isothermal Community College Communication Technology Building, Room 108 from 6-9 p.m.; register by calling 828-395-1416 or emailing dspurlin@isothermal.edu.

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.

TJCA-CFA Dance Project Concert: Winter Dance concert "Don Quixote," 6:30 p.m. in Leitner Auditorium; doors open at 6 p.m.; admission is free, donations are welcome.