Community Calendar: February 28, 2014

Feb. 28, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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.

Rutherford Community Chorus Rehearsals: Six-week cycle of rehearsals begins in preparation for "Come Away to the Skies: A High Lonesome Bluegrass Mass" to be performed at the Don Gibson Theater on April 14; rehearsals at First Baptist Church in Forest City from 7:30-9 p.m.; anyone interested in joining contact Tony Spencer, musical director, at 256-6626 or

Tuesday, March 4

Childbirth Education (4-week session): Classes held every Tuesday for four weeks at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; contact Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or to confirm class dates and to register.