Community Calendar: March 23, 2014

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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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.

Free Business Plan Development Seminar: Learn the importance of creating a business plan for a small business; seminar begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.; Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building, Room 108; seminar led by Harry Ponder.

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.

Writers' Workshop: Last day to register for Isothermal Community College's Writers' Workshop on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.; workshop includes three sessions and presenters Nancy Pemberton and Darlene Cash; to register contact Kathy Ackerman at; registration fee is $25.

Thursday, March 27

Mastectomy Fittings: Fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City, at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; call 828-245-4596 for an appointment.

Community Skin Cancer Screening: Available at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; to make an appointment or for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail

Teen Town Hall: Join the Youth Council in its second teen town hall on bullying; R-S Middle School from 6-7:30 p.m.; parents and families encouraged to attend.