Community Calendar: March 21, 2014
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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
Fish Fry, Yard Sale and Car Wash: Benefit for Gwendolyn "Gwen" Hopper, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Harvest House Baptist Church, 2938 Harris-Henrietta Road in Mooresboro; hosted by Nalaya McEntyre and the Harvest House Baptist Church Youth.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Tuesday, March 25
Chase Corner Ministries: Co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry at 10 a.m.; giveaway is at Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Road in Rutherfordton.
South Mountain Christian Camp Fundraiser: Help assist children and youth attend SMCC by eating at Zaxby's in Forest City today, between 5 and 8 p.m.; at the end of the event, 10 percent of all sales made during this time (both dine-in and drive-thru) will be donated to SMCC; to make a donation anytime to SMCC, visit http://www.southmountainchristiancamp.org/Insiders/PayPal.asp or mail to SMCC, P.O. Box 9, Bostic, NC 28018.
Free Business Plan Development Seminar: Learn the importance of creating a business plan for a small business; seminar begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.; Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building, Room 108; seminar led by Harry Ponder.