Community Calendar: February 27, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Thursday, February 27

Mooneyham Public Library Book Sale: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., today through Friday.

RCVAC Art in the Window: February artist featured is Donna Marie Sabolovic, watercolorist and calligrapher; center open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Rutherford County Library Board of Trustees: Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the County Commissioners' Meeting Room at the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street in Rutherfordton.

"Teen Town Hall" Event: Presented by United Way Youth Council, 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at R-S Middle School; panel of four teens and a behavioral health counselor invite parents to join in a moderated discussion about mixed messages that youth receive regarding dating, as well as how to have open and honest communications between youth and parents when it comes to dating, friendships and healthy relationships.

Rutherford County Democratic Party: Regular meeting will be held at headquarters, 142 West Main Street in Forest City; event begins at 7 p.m., there will be no potluck; party candidates who have filed for office will be given the opportunity to speak; District Chair Betsy Wells will attend to explain Voterbuilder Training.

Friday, February 28

Mooneyham Public Library Book Sale: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., today is final day.

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 through March; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Open House: Held on both campuses between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; grades K-5 at 110 South Broadway in Forest City; grades 6-12 at 2527 U.S. Hwy. 221A in Henrietta; application deadline for 2014-15 school year is Friday, March 14; visit for more information.

Yarn Lovers Open Studio: For artists working with yarn; every Friday, 10 a.m.-noon at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for members of the Guild, $5 per studio session for non-members; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

KidSenses Sock Puppets on the Loose: Turn ordinary socks into creative puppets and perform a sock puppet show for all to see; fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 1

Short Stacks for Big Change: Breakfast at Fatz in Forest City, beginning at 8 a.m.; benefiting Strength of His Hands Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children; $7 per ticket; contact Karen Brown at 828-980-3768 for more information.

Ham and Chicken Pie Supper: All-you-can eat fundraiser at Mt. Vernon Community Club House, 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.; $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under; last supper until the fall.

RCVAC Art Exhibit: Items by arts students at East High School will be on exhibit at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center through March 8; center located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

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, March 3

Chase Corner Ministries 25 cent Sale: Tops, bottoms, shoes, books and other selected household items will be sold for 25 cents each; store located on Chase High Road; sale runs through Friday, March 8.

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

Al-a-non 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.