Community Calendar: April 21, 2014

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Monday, April 21

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

Survivin' Cancer Support Group: Third Monday of every month, 5-6 p.m., Crawford Builiding (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information call 828-245-4596 or email

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, April 22

Mobile Food Pantry: Chase Corner Ministries co-sponsoring a mobile food pantry at Race Path Baptist Church, 1171 Race Path Church Road in Ellenboro; giveaway begins around 10 a.m.; for more information contact Regina Johnson at 828-247-0096.

Norris Library Art Show: Second art show for 2014 features art of Rutherford County Arts Guild Vice President Nancy Winker, MD; show runs April through June and may be viewed at the Norris Public Library, 132 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; library hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday; for more information call 828-288-5009.

Wednesday, April 23

TJCA Art on Display: Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy High School student art on display in the windows at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; exhibit runs through today; the center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; for information on the display 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; studio is free for members of the artists guild and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

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.

Thursday, April 24

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

Free Small Business Center Seminar: Three-hour course on shop local, buy local and invest local, led by Martin Brossman; learn how to generate a dynamic shop local strategy to help your business, town and county; seminar is 6-9 p.m. at Isothermal Community College, Communication Technology Building, Room 108; to register or for more information contact Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or