Community Calendar: July 13, 2014

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 07:31 AM

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Sunday, July 13

Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center is accepting new and gently used coats through September; for information about donating call Gail Parton at 287-4830 or 289-5208, or Hilda Roper at 287-5673.

Sign-Ups 2014 Fall RS Youth Football and Cheerleading: Open to all children ages 5-12; July 14, 15 and 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Spindale House; cost is $25 for first child and $15 for each additional child; bring copy of each child's birth certificate; for more information call 828-286-7686.

Monday, July 14

Free Blood Pressure Check: Sponsored by Rutherford Regional Health System, 9-11 a.m. sharp at the Rutherford County Senior Center.

Cheerleading Day Camp: Union Mills Learning Center, 10-11 a.m. today through Friday; open to ages 6-10 and no prior experience is necessary; for more information or to sign up, visit

Hospice of Rutherford County Summer Volunteer Training: Beginning today and running through Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carolina Event & Conference Center; opportunities include administrative and clerical, grounds and maintenance, dining companion, patients, families and more; to register call 828-245-0095.

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

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.

Tuesday, July 15

Deadline for T-Shirt Fundraiser for Ricky Horne: Take Aim Against Cancer shirts available for $15 each; money and sizes are due today by contacting Anna Parris or Sarah Champion at 828-429-2048; all proceeds will go to help with medical expenses.

Harris High School Breakfast: Alum and friends breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Forest City Diner; Dutch treat; for more information contact Joan at 828-245-2658 or

Professional Women's Association Meeting: Big Dave's Seafood in Forest City; Dutch treat and orders need to be placed by 11 a.m. for meeting at noon; this month's guest speaker is Stanley McEntire, director for the Community Empowerment Project; any business woman in Rutherford County is invited; for more information call Amy Hamilton at 828-375-0046.

Clay Sculpture: Second week of classes continues today at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center; classes are July 15-17 and for adults and middle and high school students; for more information call 828-288-5009 or visit

Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:30-5 p.m., Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.

Bike Night at Sonic: Every Tuesday evening through Sept. 30, 2014; hosted by Carolina Faith Riders at Sonic in Spindale, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.; for more information call Bob at 828-287-6882 or Mike at 828-289-1944.

Childbirth Education Evening Classes: Tuesdays for four weeks beginning today at 6:30-8:30 p.m.; free for families having babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; call Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or by email at

Drawing Fundamentals II: Classes are 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesdays through July; for adults and high school seniors who have completed the first course; taught by Dorene Chambers at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center; for more information call 828-288-5009 or visit

Wednesday, July 16

Open Studio for Artists: Every Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday noon-3 p.m. 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.

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.