Community Calendar: February 5, 2014

Feb. 05, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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.

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.

DAR Meeting: Griffith Rutherford NSDAR Chapter Meeting at the Scout Hut, 271 Toms Street in Rutherfordton; meeting begins at 3 p.m.; guest speaker will be Lori Spurling.

Thursday, February 6

Mastectomy Fittings: Every other Thursday at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; fitting provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment call 828-245-4596.

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.

RCVAC Art in the Window: February artist featured is Donna Marie Sabolovic, watercolorist and calligrapher; center open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry's staff will hold office hours in Forest City from 2-5 p.m. in the Mayor's Office at Forest City Town Hall, 128 North Powell Street.

Beach Bingo: Come out to Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ in Forest City for Bingo from 6-8 p.m.; cards are 50 cents per game; all proceeds go to the Community Pet Center.

Small Business Center Seminar: Free seminar for starting a home based 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.

TJCA Winter Concert (rescheduled from Jan. 30): Featuring the Junior High and High School Orchestras and Classical Guitar Ensembles; directed by Mr. Eben Mann; concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free to the public; in the Leitner Auditorium, 2527 U.S. Highway 221A in Mooresboro.

Friday, February 7

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.

Rutherford County Shag Club: Music and dancing with DJ Mike McDaniel at the Forest City Diner; begins at 8 p.m.; all shaggers or those interested in learning to shag are welcome; for more information, call 287-9228.

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.

Saturday, February 8

Gilkey School Community Center Breakfast: All-you-can-eat buffet at the community center beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 10:30 a.m.; adults are $5, kids 6-12 are $3 and kids 6 and under are free; the center is located at 172 Gilkey School Road in Rutherfordton; call 828-286-1172 for more information.

Bostic Lincoln Center Museum: Volunteer orientation meeting at 10 a.m. at the museum, 112 Depot Street in Bostic; anyone interested in learning more about volunteering at the museum should attend; call 828-245-9800 for more information.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: Rabies shots at the Thunder Road Animal Hospital, 827 Thunder Road in Spindale from noon until 1 p.m.; 1-year shots are $12 cash and 3-year shots are $14 cash; other discounted vaccines available; call 286-0033 for information.

Italian Night: Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse dinner, 4-8 p.m.; includes spaghetti, lasagna, salad bar, bread, dessert and drinks; adults $7.50 and children (ages 6-12) $5.

Art from the Heart: Display of handmade gift items and treasures created by local artists and crafters, featured at Rutherford County Visual Arts Center through Feb. 14; located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton and open 10 a.m.-3 p.m Tuesday through Saturday; call 828-288-5009 for more 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.

Sunday, February 9

Foothills Daylily Society: First meeting of the year at 2 p.m. at the Court House Annex in Rutherfordton; anyone interested in growing and learning more about daylilies is welcome; annual dues of $10 will be collected.

Sandy Mush Firefighters Board of Directors: Annual meeting at the Sandy Mush Volunteer Fire Department, 557 U.S. Highway 221A in Forest City; meeting begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.

Monday, February 10

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.

Tuesday, February 11

Say It with Art: Window display of original contemporary jewelry gifts by Billie Prosser, featured at Rutherford County Visual Arts Center through Feb. 14; located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton and open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; call 828-288-509 for more information.

Cover to Cover Book Club: Meeting at Forest City Diner at 6 p.m.; discussion of "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis; March's book is "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash.

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

Breast Feeding Class: Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; registration required, call Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or e-mail at lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.

Wednesday, February 12

$5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale: Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; today 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.; proceeds presented by Rutherford Regional's Auxiliary to RRHS for patient care services.

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.