Community Calendar: December 15, 2013

Dec. 15, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Rutherford County Landfill and 10 convenience centers close at noon on Christmas Eve and will be closed all day on Christmas. All will reopen on Thursday, Dec. 26.

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.

Community Meeting to discuss reuse plan for the old Ruth Elementary School property; Rutherford County Annex on North Main Street in Rutherfordton, 5-7 p.m.; informational survey online at www.regionc.org; Isothermal Planning and Development Commission is assisting the county.

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.

Rutherfordton Historic Preservation Commission: Called meeting of the commission at 5:30 p.m. at the Rutherfordton Town Council building to consider two certificates of appropriateness for signage.

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.

Wednesday, December 18

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 19

"The Nutcracker": TJCA-CFA Dance Project presents the ballet performance of "The Nutcracker" at its annual family event that includes dinner; dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 6:30 p.m.; show only tickets are $5 adults, $3 school-age children, free for pre-k; show and dinner tickets are $15 adults, $13 students, free for pre-k; contact Keith Darby at kdarby@tjca.org for information.

Friday, December 20

KindSenses Santa Puppet Fun: Create Santa Clause puppets using paper bags; prizes awarded from Santa Clause himself; event 5-7:30 p.m.

Music at the Mills: Bluegrass performed by Rocky Creek Band 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 21

Short Stacks for Big Change 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.

KidSenses Winter Wonderland Christmas Party: Design your own Christmas cards to send to Santa, make paper plate snowmen, enjoy holiday treats and play holiday games; beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m.

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.