Community Calendar: March 22, 2014

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Saturday, March 22

Pink Ladies Indoor Yard Sale: Beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at noon, Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; call 828-245-4596 or e-mail

Childbirth Education (one-day session): Class held at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; contact Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or to register.

Creative Gift Packaging Ribbon-Cutting: 3rd Annual Open House and grand re-opening from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; store located at 763 U.S. Highway 221A in Forest City; ribbon-cutting ceremony, free giveaways, demonstrations, refreshments and sale items; for more information call 248-1817 or visit

Operation Medicine Drop: Bring unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines to drop locations during this take-back event; begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.; locations include Ellenboro Fire Department, Food Lion in Rutherfordton and Food Lion in Forest City; for information call United Way at 286-3929 or visit

KidSenses Carnival Day: Join the museum for a day full of family fun including face painting, games, magic shows and balloon art; museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and carnival is 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; free with general admission to the museum, located at 127 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; call 828-286-2120 for more information.

Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction: Benefit for Carla Ruff from 4-7 p.m.; Second Baptist Church Family Life Center, Green Street in Rutherfordton; hosted by Savannah and Amelia Scala; $5 for children and $10 for ages 12 and older.

Monday, March 24

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

Community Empowerment Project Meeting: Community meeting at 4 p.m. at the Old Dunbar Community Center, 421 Hardin Road in Forest City; meeting is concerning the proposed community radio station; citizens are encouraged to attend and provide input; for information contact Stanley McEntire at 828-247-4142 or

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.

Tuesday, March 25

Chase Corner Ministries: Co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry at 10 a.m.; giveaway is at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Road in Rutherfordton.

South Mountain Christian Camp Fundraiser: Help assist children and youth attend SMCC by eating at Zaxby's in Forest City today, between 5 and 8 p.m.; at the end of the event, 10 percent of all sales made during this time (both dine-in and drive-thru) will be donated to SMCC; to make a donation anytime to SMCC, visit or mail to SMCC, P.O. Box 9, Bostic, NC 28018.

Wednesday, March 26

Rutherford County Visual Arts Center Studio: Open studio for artists every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and Thursday from noon until 3 p.m.; open studio is free for Guild members and $5 per session for non-members; center is located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton.

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.

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: For patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation; beginning at noon at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; presented by Rutherford Regional dietitians; to register for the class call 828-245-4596.