Community Calendar: July 15, 2014

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 07:31 AM

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Tuesday, July 15

Deadline for T-Shirt Fundraiser for Ricky Horne: Take Aim Against Cancer shirts available for $15 each; money and sizes are due today by contacting Anna Parris or Sarah Champion at 828-429-2048; all proceeds will go to help with medical expenses.

Harris High School Breakfast: Alum and friends breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Forest City Diner; Dutch treat; for more information contact Joan at 828-245-2658 or

Professional Women's Association Meeting: Big Dave's Seafood in Forest City; Dutch treat and orders need to be placed by 11 a.m. for meeting at noon; this month's guest speaker is Stanley McEntire, director for the Community Empowerment Project; any business woman in Rutherford County is invited; for more information call Amy Hamilton at 828-375-0046.

Clay Sculpture: Second week of classes continues today at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center; classes are July 15-17 and for adults and middle and high school students; for more information call 828-288-5009 or visit

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

Bike Night at Sonic: Every Tuesday evening through Sept. 30, 2014; hosted by Carolina Faith Riders at Sonic in Spindale, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.; for more information call Bob at 828-287-6882 or Mike at 828-289-1944.

Childbirth Education Evening Classes: Tuesdays for four weeks beginning today at 6:30-8:30 p.m.; free for families having babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; call Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or by email at

Drawing Fundamentals II: Classes are 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesdays through July; for adults and high school seniors who have completed the first course; taught by Dorene Chambers at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center; for more information call 828-288-5009 or visit

Wednesday, July 16

Open Studio for Artists: Every Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday noon-3 p.m. at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for guild members and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

Thursday, July 17

Medicare Fraud & Scams Seminar: Speaker Diane Trainer, Senior Medicare Patrol Outreach Specialist with SHIIP (Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program), will discuss medicare fraud and abuse, current scams targeting seniors, tips to prevent becoming a scam victim and more; 10:30 a.m. at the Rutherford County Senior Center.

Class Reunion: Cool Springs class of 1957 lunch at noon at Big Dave's in Forest City.

Play Auditions: Open auditions for the Rutherford County Senior Center's annual play; this year's play is "Murder in the Magnolias" directed by Robert Judd; auditions will be held at 1 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Senior Center.

Farmers Market Hours: Beginning today the Rutherford County Farmers Market will be open from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday each week until the end of the season; this is in addition to the Tuesday and Saturday market days.

Friday, July 18

Yarn Lovers Open Studio: Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for guild members and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

Music at the Mills: Free live bluegrass music featuring Shady Oak Ramblers; 7 p.m. at Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Camp G.O.L.D. Rush Registration Deadline: Last day to register for the camp by calling the Diabetes Department at 828-286-5062; camp will be on Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Foothills Family Campground in Harris; free camp for children and teens ages 5-18 with type 1 or 2 diabetes.

Southern Wrestling Association: Meet and greet with wrestling superstars, 6:30 p.m. at Lane's Hog Heaven in Forest City; T-shirts and tickets to Saturday's "Hallowed Grounds" wrestling event will be given away.

Art Goes Wild: Themed show/sale of art and fine crafts in "wild" themes, designs and colors at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center; on display through July; for more information call 828-288-5009 or drop by the center.

Saturday, July 19

Children's Health Fair: For kids grades K-5 at Kistlers Chapel UMC, 3060 Poors Ford Road in Rutherfordton; activities begin run 9 a.m.-noon and include health screenings, free goodies, backpacks and school supplies, games, prizes, SDO fire truck and smokehouse; for more information call 828-245-4546.

Southern Wrestling Association: "Hallowed Ground" event at the Forest City Armory on Withrow Road; doors open at 7 p.m. and event begins at 8 p.m.; tickets are $6 and free for kids 5 and under; includes five tag teams, a loser eats dog food match, a two ring battle royal match and more.