Community Calendar: April 23, 2014

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Wednesday, April 23

TJCA Art on Display: Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy High School student art on display in the windows at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; exhibit runs through today; the center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; for information on the display call 828-288-5009.

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; studio is free for members of the artists guild and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

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.

Thursday, April 24

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

Poor Man's Supper: Hosted by American Legion Post 423; 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at post headquarters on Boss Moore Road in Caroleen; liver mush, mac and cheese, fried weenies, vegetables, desserts and drinks; $6 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6; take out is available.

Free Small Business Center Seminar: Three-hour course on shop local, buy local and invest local, led by Martin Brossman; learn how to generate a dynamic shop local strategy to help your business, town and county; seminar is 6-9 p.m. at Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building, Room 108; to register or for more information contact Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or dspurlin@isothermal.edu.

Rutherford County Democrats: Regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at headquarters in downtown Forest City, 142 West Main Street; candidates for Clerk of Court will be guest speakers; for more information email rutherfordncdemocrats@gmail.com.

Friday, April 25

Half-Price Sale: Chase Corner Ministries is having a half-price sale on all clothing; sale runs through Wednesday, April 30.

Marshmallow Roast at KidSenses: Come visit the Discovery Garden for a marshmallow roast; kids can embrace the many wonders of the garden while roasting marshmallows over an open fire; the fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m.; event is free with paid admission to the museum.

Art by Young Artists: Work on display at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center from artists in the ongoing afternoon classes taught by artist Judy Ockert; exhibit runs through May 3; the center is located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; for information on the display call 828-288-5009.

Music at the Mills: Featuring Crooked Pine at the Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; free admission and music begins at 7 p.m.; supper served at 6 p.m.; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Saturday, April 26

Country Breakfast Fundraiser: The Whitehouse Community Center will be hosting its first country breakfast of the year from 7-10 a.m.; 5408 Painters Gap Road in Union Mills; adults are $5, children ages 6-12 are $2.50 and children 6 and under are free; everything is made from scratch including sausage, liver mush, applesauce, jams and more; for more information contact Kerrie Hillman at 828-738-8437.

44th Annual Kiwanis Auction/Bake Sale: The Kiwanis Club of Rutherfordton will hold its annual auction and bake sale from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; City Public Works Garage, 131 Washington Street in Rutherfordton.

Rutherford County Humane Society (RCHS) Plant Sale: Selection of flowering baskets, small bedding plants and tomato and pepper plants for sale at Autumn Lanes Bowling Alley, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; live music from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring Phil Ruff and his band Carolina and Pacific playing a mix of classic rock and Americana music; animals will be available for adoption at event; all proceeds benefit animals at the RCHS; for more information call 980-4000.

30th Anniversary of Pioneer Day: Food, music, crafts, kid's activities and historical programs beginning 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Mountain Gateway Museum, 102 Water Street in Old Fort, NC; for more information call 828-668-9259, email mgm@ncdcr.gov or visit www.mountaingatewaymuseum.org.

2nd Annual Chase FFA Alumni Farm Day: Event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m., rain or shine; check out antique farm equipment, a silent auction, good eatin', live music, barnyard animals, tractors and trucks, master trades and beekeeping; the fun takes place at Chase High School; admission is free.

Ride for Iceman: Benefit motorcycle ride and live auction for Phillip Walker, a.k.a. "Iceman," who was in a motorcycle accident; ride starts at 11 a.m. at the Rutherford County Moose Lodge; $10 for single riders and $15 for double riders; hot dogs and all the fixings for participants; for more information contact Bruce and Shannon Bradley at 828-453-9635 or 828-429-4236.

Lanier Library Poetry Festival: Daylong event in Tryon featuring writing workshops, readings and signings by noted poets including Cathy Smith Bowers, George Bilgere and Elizabeth Cox; luncheon with keynote speakers and winners of library's annual Sidney Lanier Poetry Competition announced; for more information or to sign up for workshops, call 828-859-9535 or visit lanierlib.org.

Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina: Meeting from 2-4 p.m. at Village Coffee on Oak Street in Forest City; all persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are encouraged to attend.

19th Annual Barbecue Supper: BBQ pork, chicken, slaw, baked beans and hushpuppies at Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse; supper begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.; adults are $9 and children 6-12 are $5; for more information call Tim Callahan at 704-519-7640.

Lil Roy and Lizzy Show: Performance at the Ellenboro Elementary School beginning at 7 p.m.; tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; Lil Roy, who formerly sang with The Lewis Family, started the Lil Roy and Lizzy Show in 2009; for more information or for tickets call 289-3993.