Community Calendar: February 9, 2014

Feb. 09, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Sunday, February 9

3rd Annual Run for Your Valentine: An 8K "Skirt-Chase-Her" at McNair Stadium in Forest City; pre-registration deadline is today and costs $20, cost goes up tomorrow; make checks payable to FCPR-217 Clay Street in Forest City, NC 28043; prizes for best male and female costume and best combined couple time; for more information call Mandy Huffman at 828-447-7760.

Foothills Daylily Society: First meeting of the year at 2 p.m. at the County Office Building in Rutherfordton, 289 North Main Street; 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

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

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

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.

Thursday, February 13

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.

Friday, February 14

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.

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.

KidSenses Valentine's Day Celebration Night: Create Valentine's Day crafts and enjoy yummy treats; event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 15

KidSenses National Gum Drop Day: Create crafts using gum drops and learn how to make shapes using toothpicks and gum drops; make a gum drop goodie bag to take home; event is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.