Community Calendar: February 19, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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

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

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

KidSenses Business After Hours: Come welcome Willard Whitson, the museum's new Executive Director; 5:30-7 p.m. at 172 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; enjoy refreshments and all the museum has to offer.

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 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.

Saturday, February 22

Free Rabies Clinic: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Farmers Friend, 188 Whitesides Road in Rutherfordton; free for those on public assistance, $5 for the general public; sponsored by PAWS; for more information call 888-422-7303.

KidSenses Winter Olympic Medal Day: In honor of the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics, design gold medals and take a first place photo on the KidSenses Olympic Stand; event starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m.

Women Together: Event presented by Rutherford Regional Health Foundation from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Performing Arts and Conference Center at ICC; featured actress and comedian Pam Stone; proceeds will provide Patient Navigator Services and mammograms for uninsured women through Rutherford Regional Health System's Cancer Resource Center.

Fish Fry & Rib Plates: Unionville Lodge, 399 Ledbetter Road in Spindale beginning at 11 a.m.; plates with all the trimmings $7, sandwiches $3.50 and NY style hot dogs $2; carry-outs are welcome and all proceeds benefit the Building Fund; for more information call 286-2066.

Country Ham Supper: Beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Forest City; benefit for Relay for Life.