Community Calendar: July 27, 2014

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Monday, July 28

Barn Quilt Workshop: Learn to make your own barn quilt at the Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; cost is $40 per person and everyone will take home their own barn quilt; lunch is provided; for more information or to sign up email Justin Conner at

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

Rutherfordton Raiders Youth Football League & Cheerleading Sign-Ups: For ages 5-6 and 11-12 during regular practices at Crestview Park on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 6-8 p.m.; for more information contact Heath McSwain at 828-429-9596.

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 29

GYA Football Camp/Combine: Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy presents Gryphon Youth Athletics camp open to boys and girls, first through sixth grade; 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and T-shirts and lunches provided; registration fee is $65; more details and a registration form can be found at

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

Wednesday, July 30

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.

Blood Drive with the Blood Connection: Beginning at noon and ending at 6 p.m. in the Norris-Briggs Classroom at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; donors receive T-shirt and gift coupon; free meal served after blood donation; to schedule a time to donate or for more information call 828-286-5338.

Thursday, July 31

Senior Center Special Speaker: Dr. Luther Person with Rutherford Regional Medical Center will discuss screening exams like mammography, aortic ultrasound and bone densitometry and answer questions about screening exams; 10:30 a.m. at the Rutherford County Senior Center.

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.

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.