Community Calendar: July 17, 2014

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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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.

R-S Youth Football & Cheerleading Sign Ups: For children pre-k through sixth grade, sign ups held at the Spindale House from 6-8 p.m.; fees are $25 for one child and $15 for additional children; conditioning practice for football players begin Monday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.; sign ups on July 21 will be allowed; for more information call 828-286-7686 or email

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.

Pork Chop Supper: Beginning at 6 p.m. at the Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; plates are $5 per person and include dessert and drink; all proceeds go towards the center's educational programs and building renovations; for more information call 828-748-7956.

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

Priceless Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 760 Bethany Church Road in Forest City; various items, furniture, small appliances and more; donations accepted for missions fund; call Molly with questions at 828-286-7125.

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.

Barn Quilt Workshop: At the Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.; each student will receive a primed 2'x2' plank on the first day of class; students must bring their own paint brushes and one roll of frog tape; lunch provided; to sign up for class call 828-748-7956 or email

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.

Monday, July 21

Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4-5 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-286-4536 or e-mail

Survivin' Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of every month, 5-6 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information call 828-245-4596 or email

Al-Anon 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.