Community Calendar: March 26, 2014

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Wednesday, March 26

Rutherford County Visual Arts Center Studio: Open studio for artists every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., and Thursday from noon until 3 p.m.; open studio is free for Guild members and $5 per session for non-members; center is located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton.

Norris Library Art Show: Featuring the oil, acrylic and scratchboard works of artist Nikki Hicks; on display at the Norris Public Library, 132 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m. until noon Saturday; art on display through March; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Nutrition During Cancer Treatment: For patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation; beginning at noon at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; presented by Rutherford Regional dietitians; to register for the class call 828-245-4596.

Writers' Workshop: Last day to register for Isothermal Community College's Writers' Workshop on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.; workshop includes three sessions and presenters Nancy Pemberton and Darlene Cash; to register contact Kathy Ackerman at; registration fee is $25.

Thursday, March 27

Mastectomy Fittings: Fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City, at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; call 828-245-4596 for an appointment.

Community Skin Cancer Screening: Available at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; to make an appointment or for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail

Teen Town Hall: Join the United Way Youth Council in its second teen town hall on bullying; R-S Middle School auditorium from 6-7:30 p.m.; parents and families encouraged to attend; panel will feature middle and high school students and Terri Palmer, Clinical Supervisor with DirectCare Community Base Services; for more information call 286-3929.

Rutherford County Democratic Party: Regular monthly meeting held at 7 p.m. at party headquarters, 142 West Main Street in Forest City; for information email

Friday, March 28

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.

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.

Spring Fling Dance: Join the Rutherford County Senior Center for a fun-filled night of dancing and socializing with friends; dance begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.; DJ Pat Nanny will provide music and admission is $5; the center is located at 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale.

Music at the Mills: Free admission to live bluegrass music with New 5 Cents; event begins at 7 p.m. and spaghetti supper served at 6 p.m.; plates are $5 per person; Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; proceeds go to the learning center; for more information call 748-7956.

Saturday, March 29

Rutherford County Republican Party Convention: Annual convention at the Rutherfordton Club House, 241 Club House Drive; registration begins at 8:30 a.m., precinct meetings 9-10 a.m. and convention scheduled 10 a.m. until noon; local Republican candidates offered an opportunity to speak during the convention; all Rutherford County registered Republicans as of Jan. 31, 2014 invited to attend; coffee, juice and donuts provided; contact Ron Chapman for more information at 828-245-6363.

5th Annual Fundraiser for the Community Pet Center and Rutherford County Humane Society: Event is 9 a.m. until noon at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, 2527 Hwy. 221A in Mooresboro; pet adoption drive, rabies clinic ($15), raffle sale, cake walk, bake sale, pet contests, face painting and Hawaiian ice treats; hosted by TJCA New Century Scholars members; held rain or shine; contact Jennifer Powell for more information at 828-657-99998, Ext. 7 or

Free Community Health Fair: Cool Springs Gymnasium in Forest City; beginning at 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.; sponsored by Carolina Chiropractic Plus, Rutherford Regional Health System, Main Street Financial Group and Discover Wellness.

BBQ and Silent Auction: Fundraiser for Mt. Pleasant Church from 4-7 p.m.; 1301 Mt. Pleasant Church Road in Mooresboro; dinner is $8 for adults, $5 for children and free for children 4 and under; proceeds go toward the church's mission trip to Brazil this summer; for more information call 828-657-9225 or 704-487-7545.

Fundraiser Supper: Benefit for Garrett White's senior project "Digital Learning in Rutherford County Schools"; supper at Sunshine Elementary School from 5-8 p.m.; plates are $10 minimum donation and include pork chops, red-skin potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert and tea; proceeds go to the Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation.

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 today.