Community News, January 29, 2013

Jan. 29, 2013 @ 12:21 AM

 

Register Now for KidSenses' Winter 2013 Science Explorers Teacher Camp-In!
 
Calling all K-5 Teachers! Join us for an overnight professional development adventure at KidSenses Children's Museum. Teachers will participate in multiple fun hands-on science workshops that focus on integrating affordable hands-on science activities in the classroom that complement the NC Science Essential Standards curriculum objectives. Rutherford County Educators will receive a CEU credit for attending! The registration deadline for the Teacher Camp-in is February 1st, 2013. Educators may register online www.kidsenses.com/educators .
 
Register for the KidSenses Science Academy! This six-week program is designed for promising young scientists in grades 3-5 to help sharpen their skills and introduce them to STEM-based careers and high-tech experiences. The After School Science Academy will meet at KidSenses on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6, February 11 - March 20. Cost is $200 per student. Apply online by visiting www.kidsenses.com/scienceacademy. Application deadline is February 1. The scholarship deadline has been extended to January 31st. 
 
Isothermal Continuing Education Classes Starting in February: Composting/VermiComposting; Computer Fundamentals I; Getting Paid to  Talk; Intro to Sustainable Agriculture; Garnish by Design Beginning Shagging; Sustainable Poultry; Beyond Tea: Botanical Beverages; Computer Fundamentals II; Auto Dealers Cont. Ed.; Event Management for Non-Profits; Technology Tutoring; Expressive Watercolors; Real Estate Pre-Licensing; MAC Computers Fundamentals II. To register, or for more information, contact the Continuing Education Dept. at 286-3636, option 2, then option 1.
 
Chase Corner Ministries is having a half-price sale on all coats, jackets, and hoodies from now until Friday, March 1.
 
Calling all 3rd through 5th graders! Registration is still open for the KidSenses After School Science Academy! Registration deadline is midnight on February 1st. Call (828) 286-2120 or visit www.kidsenses.com/scienceacademy for application materials.
 
Teachers - register for KidSenses' Winter Camp-In for Science Educators to be held February 8-9th! Spend a night at the museum gaining the resources to turn your K-5 classroom into an amazing hands-on science learning environment! Participants will receive an Educator's Resource Kit which will contain enough consumable supplies to facilitate hands-on science activities for up to 20 students! Cost is just $50 per registrant...visit www.kidsenses.com or call (828) 286-2120 to register.
 
Tuesday, January 29
Chase High School Financial Aid Night: 6 p.m. in the auditorium; ICC and McNair Foundation will do a presentation on financial aid and scholarships. Open to all seniors and their parents. 
 
How to Write a Business Plan at ICC; presenter Arlene Childers; learn the tools necessary to write a successful business plan.
 
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) host regular, confidential, peer-led, self-help support group meetings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Shelby 
 
Rutherford County Soccer Association will have the Annual General Membership meeting at 6 p.m. at ICC in the Business Building Blue Room. 
 
Financial Aid workshop at Chase High School  at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Seniors are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome!
 
Women who are victims or domestic abuse, or never want to become victims, are invited to a free Domestic Violence Education/Support Group for two hours each week. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @828-245-1390, Ext. 104 for times and location. Great information and activities planned!
 
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry on at Mountain Creek Baptist Church on 710 Mountain Creek Road in Rutherfordton. The giveaway begins at 10 am. Please call 828-247-0096 if you have questions.  
 
Radon Classes: Cooperative Extension, 193 Callahan Koon Rd, Suite 164, Spindale
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can reach harmful levels when trapped inside homes. It is odorless and invisible. Join Extension Agent Tracy Davis and Radon Program Coordinator Mike Lunsford to find out how radon gas enters homes, how to conduct a simple home test, and how to get rid of radon. Choose to attend the 2 or 5:30 p.m. session. Receive a free test kit. Call  287-6020 to register.
 
Wednesday, January 30
The Blood Connection blood drive: noon to 5 p.m., Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; goal is 50 pints; walk-ins welcome; donors will receive a T-shirt and the choice of a coupon for the $5 Jewelry Sale or a $5 meal coupon for the Break Away Cafe; for appointments or more information, call 828-286-5338.
 
Rutherford County Visual Artists Guild: 10 to 1. Open painting studio. Work on your own project. $5/day.
 
Open Arms Substance Abuse Meeting: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Community Empowerment Resource Center, 129 First Street, Forest City
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers instruction, information and guidance for researching your family history from 6-8 p.m. at  250 Mt Pleasant Church Road in Forest City. To schedule an appointment, sign up for a class, or make an inquiry, please call EvaLou Wetherington, Family History Specialist at 828-863-1223. 
 
Arts Center Open Studio. 10 to 1.  Work on your own project in any drawing or painting medium. Get constructive advice and support from other artists. Studio use fee: $5.00. The Visual Arts Center is located at 160 N. Main Street in Rutherfordton. Registration is not necessary. 
 
Thursday, January 31
Open Studio for all painters: 12 - 3 p.m.; painters working together; $5 for 3 hours of studio; classes are held at Ruthrford County Visual Arts Guild,160 N. Main, Rutherfordton; 828-288-5009
 
Rutherfordton Kiwanis: in the Rutherfordton Club House at 241 Clubhouse Dr.; 6:30 p.m., dinner is included. Call 828-288-8117.
 
Homemade Soups: at Carolina Event and Conference Center; Creamy Tomato, Scotch Broth, Vegetable Beef, Chicken and Vegetables, and Loaded Baked Potato; quart $10 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance.
 
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
AA meetings are held on Thursday and Sunday evenings at the Immaculate Conception Church in Forest City. Call 828-289-6336 for more information.
 
Happy, Joyous Free Group-AA Open Meeting: Thursdays 12 - 1 p.m. ; at United Methodist Church, 76 N Peak St. in Columbus, NC - across from Stears Gym
 
Empty Arms Support Group: 6:30 p.m., Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; contact Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Friday, February 1  
Music at the Mills: supper at 6, music at 7 featuring Destined 4 Glory and Homegrown Bluegrass; vendors with handcrafted items on site
 
Women Together art exhibit: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Isothermal Community College; presented by Rutherford Regional Health Foundation with works from Statesville Stained Glass and Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Exhibit; free and open to the public.
 
Foam-tastic Fun at KidSenses! Join us for a night full of fun and foam! Let your imagination run wild as you mold and sculpt with our PlayFoam. Make unique crafts using our foam supplies and even paint with foaming shaving cream! All of the foam fun starts at 5:30 and will last until 8:00!
 
Friday and Saturday all winter clothing 50% off at the Washburn Community Outreach Center. Thrift store hours are from 9 am - 2 pm. 
 
Saturday, February 2
Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper: Mt. Vernon Community Club House; from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; adults $8, Child 5-12 $5, under 5 free
 
Women Together: The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College; featuring humorist Jeanne Robertson; tickets are $29 and $34, and are available by calling 828-286-9990; proceeds from the event pay for mammograms for medically uninsured women and sustains Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Navigator Program; for more information, call 828-286-5070.
 
Free 3-day Beekeeping School: McDowell Community Technical College, Marion; first three saturdays in February from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; required registration; call 828-724-4444 or e-mail mcdowellbeeschool@gmail.com.
 
Finger Paint Day at KidSenses! We'll use our fingers to create a beautiful work of art using over a dozen different kinds of paint! The finger painting fun will begin at 1:00 and will last until 3:00.
 
Young at Heart Club will meet at 11 a.m. at Rollins Cafeteria.
 
Monday, February 4
R-S Central High School Financial Aid Night: 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria; ICC and McNair Foundation will do a presentation on financial aid and scholarships. Open to all seniors and their parents.
 
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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Special meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners at 5 p.m. at the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton.
 
Tuesday, February 5
Beach Bingo returns to Forest City from 6 to 8 p.m.; 50¢ per card, per game. All proceeds go to the Community Pet Center.
 
Thursday, February 7
Baby-Parent Connection: 6 to 9 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
East Rutherford High School Financial Aid Night: 6:30 p.m. in the commons area;  ICC and McNair Foundation will do a presentation on financial aid and scholarships. Open to all seniors and their parents. 
 
Friday, February 8
Getting Your Farm to Scale: by Mountain BizWorks with guest speaker Lee Mink, founder of Leap Farm from 9 am - 12 pm; Mill Spring Agriculture Center, Mill Spring, NC
 
Monday, February 11
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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Chase FFA Alumni Meeting:  at 7 p.m.; Agriculture Department, Chase High School Contact: chaseffaalumni@gmail.com (828) 447-3134
 
Tuesday, February 12 
Breastfeeding Class: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional Medical Center; registration is required for all classes; please call Lucy Calhoun, 828-286-5065, or e-mail lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to confirm class dates and times and to register.
 
Wednesday, February 13
$5 Jewelry and accessories sale: , 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, Feb. 14, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 15, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norris Biggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; proceeds presented by Rutherford Regional’s Auxiliary to RRHS for patient care services; for information, call 828-286-5338.
 
Thursday, February 14
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
Monday, February 18
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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Survivin’ Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of each month from 5 to 6 p.m. at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; for anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer;” for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Tuesday, February 19
Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of each month from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.
 
Thursday, February 21
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596
 
Diabetes Support Group meeting: 6 to 8 p.m., Norris Biggs Classroom, Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5502.
 
Monday, February 25
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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.
 
Thursday, February 28
Mastectomy fittings: Every other Thursday by appointment, Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith’s Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
 
Friday, April 19
Thermal Belt 2013 Model "A" Hillclimb: Friday events include a tour of Rutherford County; Saturday Hillclimb begins at 1 p.m. on Callahan Koone Road in Spindale. vickyman@comcast.net for more information.
 
Saturday, June 1
2nd Annual Mad Mountain Mud Run: in Hendersonville; only event of its kind with an all-day music, food & local beer festival. The field is limited, and the event is designed for teams of four – register soon!  Take advantage of early registration prices through February. Tons of obstacles, all team-focused. www.Madmountainmudrun.comm for more information