Community Calendar: January 10, 2014

Jan. 10, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Friday, January 10

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.

Foreclosure Prevention Information Session: Learn about preventative measures and alternatives to foreclosure and programs that may assist; Rutherford County Career Center, 139 East Trade Street in Forest City; session starts at 2 p.m. and is free.

Windy Windsock Creations at KidSenses: Design your own windsock using a variety of crafty materials; the fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

Grassroots Rutherford Meeting: Join for a covered dish dinner and guest speaker Sheriff Chris Francis; meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Rutherford County Annex, 289 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; contact Joyce Russell at 287-7820 or joyce.russell@att.net or Jamie Lou Padgett at 245-3106 or jampadg@gmail.com.

Saturday, January 11

Buffet Breakfast: Gilkey School Community Center, 172 Gilkey School Road; all-you-can-eat buffet starts at 7:10 a.m.; adults are $5, kids 6-12 are $3 and ages 6 and under are free; proceeds will help the Gilkey School Community Center.

National Milk Day at KidSenses: Spend the day creating milky crafts using milk cartons and containers; witness several science experiments using milk; activities begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic: Discounted vaccines available for pets at Thunder Road Animal Hospital, 827 Thunder Road in Spindale; vaccines available from noon until 1 p.m.; one-year rabies shots $12 cash, three-year rabies shots $14 cash; call 286-0033 for more information.

Sunday, January 12

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.

Beginners Bee School Registration: Register now for the Rutherford County Beekeepers Association's bee school that begins Jan. 18 at the Rutherford County Annex; school runs for six consecutive Saturdays; cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple and space is limited; to register or for more information, contact Jackson Corbin at jacksoncorbin71@yahoo.com.

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.

Monday, January 13

Blood Drive: East Middle School in Bostic; drive runs 2:30-7 p.m.; for information and to make an appointment call Drew Gordon at 828-748-9265.

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.; 288-2767.

The Rutherford Quilt Guild will meet at the First Baptist Church in Rutherfordton at 7 p.m.

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 14

Harris H. S. Alumni & Friends Breakfast: City Diner in Forest City at 8:30 a.m.; all welcome, Dutch treat; for more information contact Joan Benfield at 828-245-2658 or gerjoj@aol.com.

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.

Cover to Cover Book Club Meeting: Discussion of "Midwife of Hope River" by Patricia Harman; Forest City Diner at 6 p.m.; February book will be "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis.

Wednesday, January 15

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.

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 16

Magic Loop Knitting: Rutherford County Visual Arts Center classes for experienced knitters today and Jan. 23; class from 10 a.m. until noon, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; $30 for Guild members, $40 for non-members; call 828-288-5009 to register.

Cool Springs Class of '57 Meeting: Big Dave's in Forest City at noon; contact Charles Hardin at 245-6783 for information.

Ruth Elementary Community Meeting: Second meeting to be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Rutherfordton Town Council building.

Isothermal Leadership Series III: Develop leadership skills for the financial market; Isothermal Community College in Spindale; cost to be determined by number of participants; contact Mark Franklin at 828-395-1677 or mfranklin@isothermal.edu, or Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or dspurlin@isothermal.edu.

Friday, January 17

Data Center Institute Program: Class will run for two weeks, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Spindale; cost of class is $180; for more information contact Rebecca Haney at 828-395-1305 or rhaney@isothermal.edu.

Beginners Bee School Registration: Register now for the Rutherford County Beekeepers Association's bee school that begins Jan. 18 at the Rutherford County Annex; school runs for six consecutive Saturdays; cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple and space is limited; to register or for more information, contact Jackson Corbin at jacksoncorbin71@yahoo.com.

Saturday, January 18

Benefit Soup, Supper & Singing: Pleasantville Community Church, 129 Michael Drive in Forest City; soup begins at 5:30 p.m. and singing begins at 7 p.m.; benefit for Alicia Pate James, multiple myeloma patient.

Firefighter/Emergency Personnel Presentation: The Foundation at Isothermal Community College will host a presentation about Fire Capt. Jeff Bowen of the Asheville Fire Department; speakers include Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnette and firefighter Jay Bettencourt; doors open at 6 p.m. and event starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are free at the box office, 828-286-9990.

Sunday, January 19

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.