Community Calendar: February 20, 2014

Feb. 20, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thursday, February 20

Trinity Christian School: Open house from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.; parents and children welcome to come tour the school, meet teachers and administrators and drop by classes; contact Cindy Wilkerson at or 828-286-3900.

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.

Young at Heart Club: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Tri-City Cafeteria in Forest City.

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.

Sunday, February 23

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.