Community Calendar: January 26, 2014

Jan. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Sunday, January 26

RCVA Center Window Artists: Rutherford County Visual Arts Center features potter Brenda Ellis and wildlife photographer Eddie Ellis this month; 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Forest City Heat Basketball Tryouts: Cool Springs Gym, 400 West Main Street in Forest City; boys in fourth and fifth grade from 2-3:30 p.m., boys in sixth and seventh grade from 3:30-5 p.m.; call 223-1130 for more information.

Free Beginning Beekeeping Course: The public is invited to attend the McDowell Honey Bees' Bee School, beginning Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; class held at McDowell Technical Community College, 54 East College Drive in Marion; course continues on Feb. 15 and Feb. 22; register at http://www.mcdowellhoneybees.org or by phone, 828-724-4444.

Monday, January 27

Mooneyham Public Library Book Sale: Today through Jan. 31, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.; 240 East Main Street in Forest City; call 828-248-5224 for information.

Caring for Aging Parents Education and Support Program (CAPES): Monthly education and support group program for anyone caring for or concerned about an aging parent; Mission Health in Asheville, 1 Hospital Drive, Room 4402; program runs 5-6:30 p.m.; contact Jerri Jameson at 828-213-4815 or 828-775-7213.

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.

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.

Clothing Sale: Chase Corner Ministries is having a $1 sale on adult clothing and a 50 cent sale on children's clothing; sale runs January 6 until January 31; some restrictions and limitations do apply.

Tuesday, January 28

Mooneyham Public Library Book Sale: Today through Jan. 31, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.; 240 East Main Street in Forest City; call 828-248-5224 for information.

Mobile Food Pantry: Co-sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries with Henrietta First Baptist Church, 2736 Harris Henrietta Road; giveaway begins around 10 a.m.

Rutherford County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room of the Rutherford County Annex building, 289 North Main Street in Rutherfordton.

Habitat for Humanity Information Session: Learn if you qualify for an interest free loan; 6 p.m. at Spindale Elementary School, 201 North Oak Street; for more information and items to bring with you, call 828-248-3178.

Financial Aid Night: Hosted by the McNair Educational Foundation at 6 p.m. at Chase High School; parents and students encouraged to attend to learn the basics of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Developing a Customer Service Plan for Your Business: Seminar at Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building, Room 108; begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m.; contact Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or dspurlin@isothermal.edu.

Wednesday, January 29

Mooneyham Public Library Book Sale: Today through Jan. 31, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.; 240 East Main Street in Forest City; call 828-248-5224 for information.

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.

Chess Club Meeting: Rutherford County Chess Club meets at 5:30 p.m. at 175 N. Main Street in Rutherfordton (law office of Marvin Sparrow and John Byrd); players of all ages and skill levels welcome; 64 squares.

Thursday, January 30

Mooneyham Public Library Book Sale: Today through Jan. 31, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.; 240 East Main Street in Forest City; call 828-248-5224 for information.

Reserve the Scout Hut: The Rutherfordton Scout Hut located on Toms Street and next to Kiwanis Park is currently available for community events; for more information and to rent the hut, contact Eric Wells at 828-223-9064 or Eric Gibson at 828-289-1179.

Financial Aid Night: Hosted by the McNair Educational Foundation at 6:30 p.m. at East Rutherford High School; parents and students encouraged to attend to learn the basics of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Free Beginning Beekeeping Course: The public is invited to attend the McDowell Honey Bees' Bee School, beginning Saturday, Feb. 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; class held at McDowell Technical Community College, 54 East College Drive in Marion; course continues on Feb. 15 and Feb. 22; register at http://www.mcdowellhoneybees.org or by phone, 828-724-4444.

Friday, January 31

Mooneyham Public Library Book Sale: Last day is today, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.; 240 East Main Street in Forest City; call 828-248-5224 for information.

Bluegrass Music Night: Local and talented Sons of the South Band at 7 p.m.; Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; fun, safe family atmosphere and concessions will be sold; doors open at 6 p.m. and free admission; call 748-7956 for more information.

Clothing Sale: Chase Corner Ministries is having a $1 sale on adult clothing and a 50 cent sale on children's clothing; sale runs January 6 until January 31; some restrictions and limitations do apply.

Zoom Into NANO Traveling Exhibit at KidSenses: Imagine and discover the Nanoscale world in this hands-on, interactive exhibit; explore NANO phenomena and real world applications and implications; the traveling exhibit was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and is sponsored by the NC Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative; exhibit runs through March 29.

Saturday, February 1

Hearts for the Arts: Small business expo and craft bazaar presented by the Rutherford County Arts Council; 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Road in Forest City; silent auction, live entertainment, food, demonstrations and vendors.

Monday, February 3

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.

Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month, 5-6:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail 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.

Tuesday, February 4

Baby-Parent Connection: Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 6-9 p.m.; registration required, call Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or e-mail at lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.

Financial Aid Night: Hosted by the McNair Educational Foundation at 6:30 p.m. at R-S Central High School; parents and students encouraged to attend to learn the basics of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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.

Wednesday, February 5

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.

The Blood Connection Blood Drive: Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, noon to 6 p.m.; walk-ins welcome and donors receive a gift; for appointments call 828-286-5338.