Community Calendar: July 21, 2014

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

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Monday, July 21

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 jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

Survivin' Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of every month, 5-6 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information call 828-245-4596 or email jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

R-S Youth Football & Cheerleading: Football conditioning and practice begins today on Old Ball Park Road in Spindale; practice begins at 6:30 p.m. and kids can still register; $25 for one child and $15 for each additional child; for more information call 286-7686 or email rsyfca@yahoo.com.

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 22

Chase Corner Ministries Mobile Food Pantry: Co-sponsored giveaway at Caroleen United Methodist Church, 137 Mills Avenue; giveaway begins around 10 a.m.

Abstract Painting: For adults and middle and high school students wanting to learn basic abstract painting; today through Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon with instructor Roscoe Conn; Rutherford County Visual Arts Center; for more information call 828-288-5009 or visit www.rcvag.com.

Vials of Life Program: Speaker Chad Arrowood will discuss the Vials of Life program and attendees will receive free Vials of Life kits that are recognized by firefighters and EMTs nationwide; 10:30 a.m. at the Rutherford County Senior Center.

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.

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 www.rcvag.com.

British Band Concert: Award-winning English high school band returns for fifth U.S. tour; performing at R-S Central High School at 7 p.m.; free concert but donations are encouraged.

Wednesday, July 23

Early Registration Deadline for GYA Football Camp/Combine: Held on Tuesday, July 29 and open to boys and girls, first through sixth grade; T-shirts and lunches provided; registration fee is $50 and increases to $65 after today; more details and a registration form can be found at gryphonyouthathletics.org.

Art Goes Wild: Themed show/sale of art and fine crafts in "wild" themes, designs and colors at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center; on display through July; for more information call 828-288-5009 or drop by the center.

Art at Norris Library: On-going project of the Rutherford County Visual Artist Guild featuring work of calligrapher/watercolorist/artist Donna Sabolovic; on display through September; exhibit at the Norris Public Library, 132 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday; for more information 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; free for guild members and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

Friday, July 25

Yarn Lovers Open Studio: Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon 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.

Music at the Mills: Free live bluegrass music featuring Candlewyck; 7 p.m. at Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Saturday, July 26

One-Day Childbirth Education Class: Free for families having babies at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; class is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; registration is required for all classes; call Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or by email at lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.

Christmas in July at the Rutherford County Farmers Market: Find unique and one-of-a-kind crafts as well as a large selection of specialty soaps, herbs, jams, jellies and honey; stock up for Christmas in the summer.