Community Calendar: December 11, 2013

Dec. 11, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Wednesday, December 11

The Blood Connection blood drive: Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, noon to 6 p.m.; walk-ins welcome; for appointments or information call 828-286-5338.

KidSenses Winter Science Day Camp Registration: Discover the science behind winter weather, make liquid nitrogen ice cream, identify winter animal tracks and more; camp for ages 5-7 on December 27, camp for ages 8-10 on December 30; $40 for KidSenses members and $45 for non-members; registration deadline is December 23; call 286-2120 to register and for more information.

Thursday, December 12

Business After Hours: Carolina Chiropractic Plus presents Rutherford County Business After Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 152 West Main Street in Forest City; massages, spinal evaluations, food, beverages and door prizes offered; for more information call 245-0202.

GRACE Support Group: Race Path Baptist Church at 6 p.m.; meetings are for free for anyone in the community caring for a loved one with a long-term illness; for more information call 245-0095.

PAWS RC: Pets Are Worth Saving of Rutherford County community meeting at 7 p.m. in the Library Auditorium at ICC; come hear about plans and programs for a new no-kill shelter project.

Friday, December 13

KidSenses Christmas Movie Night: Screening of "The Polar Express" Christmas movie at 6 p.m.; hot chocolate and popcorn provided to all visitors; event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.; children welcome to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas.

Music at the Mills: Bluegrass performed by Blue Haze at 7 p.m. at 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; doors open at 5 p.m., free admission, vendors on site for Christmas shopping, concessions available; for more information call 748-7956.

Visit the Santa House in Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. on Fridays and 4-9 p.m. on Saturdays. No charge for children to talk with Santa; donation to Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy-CFA School is appreciated; $3 for a photo with Santa.

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Hayrides in Downtown Forest City: Fridays in December until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. across from the fountain; tickets are $2 for children and adults. See the holiday lights from a hay wagon pulled by an antique tractor; sponsored by Carson Farms.

Saturday, December 14

Buffet Breakfast: Gilkey School Community Center, 172 Gilkey School Road in Rutherfordton; 7-10 a.m. all you can eat; $5 for adults, $3 kids ages 6-12 and free for ages 6 and under; for information contact Harry Deyton at 828-286-1172.

Pancake Breakfast: Hosted by Fatz in Forest City from 8-10 a.m.; tickets are $7 per person; proceeds go to Florence Baptist Youth mission trips; benefits Community In Schools.

Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; now open the second Saturday of every month.

Santa on the Chimney: Chimney Rock Park 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in Chimney Rock Village from 5-7 p.m.; music by the Lake Lure Classical Academy and Chase High Jazz Band, bake sale and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

KidSenses Wintry Wreath Workshop: Create two wreaths using handprints and colorful paper; workshop begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m.

Fish Fry and Rib Plates: Unionville Lodge, 399 Ledbetter Road in Spindale, 11 a.m. - until; plates $7, sandwiches $3.50, NY style hot dogs $2; all proceeds for the Building Fund; carry-outs welcome.

Hugh Christmas Party: Dinner, bands and Elvis impersonator at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street in Rutherfordton; $6 admission includes supper; begins at 5 p.m., alcohol-free venue.

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Carriage rides in Downtown Forest City: Saturdays in December until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. across from the fountain; tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8-8:30 p.m.

Wrestling Show: Forest City National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Road; special guest "Gunner" from TNA wrestling; doors open at 7 p.m. and bell time is 8 p.m.; tickets $6, children 5 and under free.

Sunday, December 15

Santa Paws photos with your pets: Bring pets by the Santa House in Forest City for a photo with Santa from 2-6 p.m.; Sundays in December until Christmas; sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fundraiser for a $5 donation.

KidSenses Winter Science Day Camp Registration: Discover the science behind winter weather, make liquid nitrogen ice cream, identify winter animal tracks and more; camp for ages 5-7 on December 27, camp for ages 8-10 on December 30; $40 for KidSenses members and $45 for non-members; registration deadline is December 23; call 286-2120 to register and for more information.

Monday, December 16

Senior Center closed today.

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.

Survivin' Cancer Support Group: third Monday of each month, 5-6 p.m. at 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.; 288-2767.

Tuesday, December 17

Chase Corner Ministries Mobile Food Pantry: Mountain Creek Baptist Church on 710 Mountain Creek Road in Rutherfordton; food giveaway begins at 10 a.m.

Professional Women of Rutherford County: End of year celebration at noon; pot luck lunch will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Crestview Baptist, 630 South Church Street in Forest City; to RSVP contact Amy Hamilton at 828-375-0046.

Stroke Support Group: third Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.

Alzheimer's Association Support Group: Crestview Baptist Church, 630 South Church Street in Forest City; free meeting with information and resources; to register call 828-375-0046.