Community News, January 17, 2013

Jan. 17, 2013 @ 12:13 AM

 

Register for KidSenses' After School Science Academy! Available for 3rd-5th graders with a passion for science. Application and scholarship materials are available at http://www.kidsenses.com/scienceacademy.
 
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of individualized assistance with understanding the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney.  Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
 
Thursday, January 17
AA meetings are held on Thursday and Sunday evenings at the Immaculate Conception Church in Forest City. Call 289-6336 for more information.
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Rutherford County NAACP Meeting: 6 p.m. at Wells Spring United Methodist Church.
 
Friday, January 18
Music at the Mills: supper at 6, music at 7 featuring Wilheln McKay and Homegrown; vendors with handcrafted items on site
 
Singles Dinner Club: 6-8 p.m. at Ryan's in Forest City; ages 45 and up; have dinner, meet new friends, dress to impress.
 
Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch: from 11:30 a.m. until 1 pm at Ryan’s in Forest City for anyone in the community who has lost a spouse. Offered by Hospice of Rutherford County, the group deals with a variety of topics and includes time for sharing and socializing as well. Participants must register in order to reserve lunch.  Call Travis Smith at 245-0095 for more information.
 
African Trade Beads at KidSenses: we will be making African trading beads from ornately decorated construction paper. The fun will begin at 5:30 and will last until 8:00.
 
"Watercolor Classes for beginners or intermediate levels; Rutherford County Visual Artist Guild; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (4 weeks) on Tuesdays; $59; 828-288-5009 to register or more information.
 
Saturday, January 19
Gilkey Chain Gang from 2-3:30 pm at Gilkey School Community Center. If you love to crochet, or love to knit, or you want to learn. All ages are welcome. Free. For more info, call 289-2563. 
 
Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in the alternate dining room at Fair Haven Nursing Home on US 74 Business. Anyone interested in an aspect of theatre is encouraged to attend. No dues.
 
African Pulp Patterns at KidSenses: Using crumpled-up large brown paper bags, we will transform a grocery store staple into a breathtakingly beautiful artifact. The transformation fun will begin at 11:00 and will last until 2:00.
 
Country Ham Supper at the Cane Creek Club House (Hwy 64) from 4 until 8 pm; adults $9, children 6-12 $6, under 6 free 
 
Sunday, January 20
AA meetings are held on Thursday and Sunday evenings at the Immaculate Conception Church in Forest City. Call 289-6336 for more information.
 
Special Service: Family and Friends Day: New Life Christian Fellowship Church of god, 209 E. Main St., Spindale; 4 p.m.; Guest speak - Dr. Willie Workman.
 
Monday, January 21
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.
 
Open Arms Substance Abuse Meeting: 7 p.m. until..., 131 Second St., Forest City
 
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.
 
KidSenses is open for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Bring your entire family to KidSenses for a day of play and imagination! We'll be open from 9am-5pm. Don't forget to check out new items in the Museum Shop!
 
Tuesday, January 22
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 Republican Party Executive Committee will meet at 6 p.m. in the County Commissioners' Conference Room in the County Annex.  All registered Republicans are invited to attend.
 
Rutherford County Humane Society will hold it's quarterly General membership meeting at 6 p.m.. at the Rutherford County Annex building.
 
Wednesday, January 23
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 24
Bulletproof Your Business Start-Up at ICC; presenter Russ Seagle; learn the 16 things you absolutely must have to avoid to build a bulletproof business. 
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Open House: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) at 7 p.m. at the Crawford Building at Rutherford Hospital. visit website at www.nami.org/sites/NAMIRutherford-Cleveland
 
Knitting Class: Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild; Instructor, Carolyn Lane (Beginner & Intermediate); every Thursday for 4 weeks from 6 to 8 p.m.; $48. To register call RCVAG 828-288-5009.
 
Friday, January 25  
Music at the Mills: supper at 6, music at 7 featuring Carolina Thunder; vendors with handcrafted items on site
 
Saturday, January 26
One-Day Childbirth Education Class: One day class, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; free for families having their babies at 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.
 
Young At Heart Club meets at Rollins at 11 a.m. For more information, call Dot Buchanan at 828-287-3329.
 
Gilkey Chain Gang from 2-3:30 pm at Gilkey School Community Center. If you love to crochet, or love to knit, or you want to learn. All ages are welcome. Free. For more info, call 289-2563. 
 
Spaghetti Supper: Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse; from 4 until 8 p.m.; adults $7.50, child 6-12 $5, under 6 free; spaghetti, salad bar, bread, dessert and drink.
 
Drawing With Fire: Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild; Hands-On Intro to Woodburning; Instructor, Michele Parsons; from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (one hour for lunch); $45. To register call RCVAG 828-288-5009.
 
The Cleveland County Astronomical Society (CCAS) will host the 21st annual Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers at the Tucker Student Center at Gardner-Webb University. This free event opens at 8 a.m.; Solar observing, weather permitting.
 
Monday, January 28
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.
 
Open Arms Substance Abuse Meeting: 7 p.m. until..., 131 Second St., Forest City
 
Snarfie Class: Rutherford County Visual Arts Guild; Instructor, Amy Ryan; (A snarfie is a combination scarf and necklace that is made from yarn and uses a unique handmade tool. Class includes all materials and each participant leaves with their own snarfie; from 5 to 7 p.m.; $20.
 
Tuesday, January 29
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!
 
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 Four Glory; 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.
 
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.
 
Monday, February 4
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.
 
Tuesday, February 5
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.
 
Thursday, February 7
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, 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.
 
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.
 
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