Community Calendar: March 20, 2014

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Thursday, March 20

Rutherford County Visual Arts Center Displays: Paintings and drawings by student artists from Chase High School and Zentangle drawings by student artists from R-S Central High School; on display in the RCVAC windows, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; exhibit up until March 29; center open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Beach Bingo: Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ, 107 Main Street in Forest City; beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.; cards are .50 cents per game; all proceeds go to the Community Pet Center.

Friday, March 21

Rutherford County Visual Arts Center Studio: Yarn lovers open studio on Friday's, 10 a.m. until noon; open studio is free for Guild members and $5 per session for non-members; center is located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton.

Senior Center Book Club: Meeting at 10:30 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Rutherford County Senior Center, 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale; no required book list, choose what you want to read; all seniors invited to join.

Martial Arts Demo & Fundraiser: Benefit for the family of the late Tony Jeffords, wife Della and grandchildren Caleb and Angel Spears; 7 p.m. at the Ray Rice Martial Arts Center on Main Street in Forest City; donations accepted and all proceeds go to help for family's food and living expenses.

Music at the Mills: Free admission to live bluegrass music featuring Mountain Oaks; Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road; $5 chicken pie supper served at 6 p.m.; for more information call 748-7956.

Zoom Into NANO Traveling Exhibit at KidSenses: Imagine and discover the Nanoscale world in this hands-on, interactive exhibit; explore NANO phenomena and real world applications and implications; the traveling exhibit was created by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network and is sponsored by the NC Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative; exhibit runs through March 29.

Saturday, March 22

Pink Ladies Indoor Yard Sale: Beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at noon, Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

Childbirth Education (one-day session): Class held at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; contact Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com to register.

Creative Gift Packaging Ribbon-Cutting: 3rd Annual Open House and grand re-opening from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; store located at 763 U.S. Highway 221A in Forest City; ribbon-cutting ceremony, free giveaways, demonstrations, refreshments and sale items; for more information call 248-1817 or visit cgpackaging.com.

Operation Medicine Drop: Bring unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines to drop locations during this take-back event; begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.; locations include Ellenboro Fire Department, Food Lion in Rutherfordton and Food Lion in Forest City; for information call United Way at 286-3929 or visit www.ncsafekids.org.

KidSenses Carnival Day: Join the museum for a day full of family fun including face painting, games, magic shows and balloon art; museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and carnival is 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; free with general admission to the museum, located at 127 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; call 828-286-2120 for more information.

Young at Heart: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at Tri-City Cafeteria in Forest City

Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction: Benefit for Carla Ruff from 4-7 p.m.; Second Baptist Church Family Life Center, Green Street in Rutherfordton; hosted by Savannah and Amelia Scala; $5 for children and $10 for ages 12 and older.

Monday, March 24

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.

Community Empowerment Project Meeting: Community meeting at 4 p.m. at the Old Dunbar Community Center, 421 Hardin Road in Forest City; meeting is concerning the proposed community radio station; citizens are encouraged to attend and provide input; for information contact Stanley McEntire at 828-247-4142 or smcentire@ceponline.org.

Al-a-non 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.