Community Calendar: December 8, 2013

Dec. 08, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

Sunday, December 8

Second Annual Holiday Kiln Opening and Pottery Sale: Stephenson Wood Fired Pottery at 121 Middle Oaks Trail in Rutherfordton; 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with 450 pieces to choose from; for more information call Andrew Stephenson at 828-712-3134.

Santa Paws photos with your pets: Bring pets by the Santa House in Forest City for a photo with Santa from 2-6 p.m.; Sundays in December until Christmas; sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fundraiser for a $5 donation.

Rutherford County Soccer Association: Annual general membership meeting at 3 p.m.; Scout Hut, 271 Toms Street in Rutherfordton; for more information call 828-286-0073.

Monday, December 9

Fairfield Mountains Chapel Women of the Church Christmas Walk from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets $15 each; proceeds benefit nonprofit groups in Rutherford County and surrounding areas. Advance tickets at Fairfield Mountains Chapel or at one of the homes, or the Chapel on the day of the walk. A luncheon will follow at the Lakeview Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort at 12:30 p.m. ($15 in advance); 625-2411.

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Educational Symposium: Program beginning at 9 a.m. to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the Korean Conflict; Leitner Auditorium at the school's middle/high school campus in Avondale; members of the public welcome and veterans encouraged to attend.

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.

2nd Monday Book Club meets the second Monday of every month at Smith's Drug Store in Forest City at 5:30 p.m.; contact Susan Phillips at 289-7362 or essiep50@yahoo.com for book discussion title or more information.

Al-a-non meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton Mondays at 7 p.m.; 288-2767.

Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery: experience the foot-stomping Americana vibe of post-modern Neil Young as this Midwest-founded folk-rock trio highlights the use of American folk instruments with lush reverbs and vocal harmonies; the Ultimate Basement in Spindale at 8:30 p.m.; for more information call 772-538-4051, contact jgpowell@anderson.edu or visit joshuapowellmusic.com.

Chase Corner Ministries Christmas Sale: Christmas items will be 50 percent off through December 31.

Tuesday, December 10

Breast Feeding Class: Rutherford Regional Medical Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; registration required for all classes; contact Lucy Calhoun at 828-286-5065 or lucy.calhoun@rutherfordregional.com.

Wednesday, December 11

The Blood Connection blood drive: Norris Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center, noon to 6 p.m.; walk-ins welcome; for appointments or information call 828-286-5338.

Thursday, December 12

Business After Hours: Carolina Chiropractic Plus presents Rutherford County Business After Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 152 West Main Street in Forest City; massages, spinal evaluations, food, beverages and door prizes offered; for more information call 245-0202.

GRACE Support Group: Race Path Baptist Church at 6 p.m.; meetings are for free for anyone in the community caring for a loved one with a long-term illness; for more information call 245-0095.

Friday, December 13

KidSenses Christmas Movie Night: Screening of "The Polar Express" Christmas movie at 6 p.m.; hot chocolate and popcorn provided to all visitors; event begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.; children welcome to wear their favorite Christmas pajamas.

Visit the Santa House in Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. on Fridays and 4-9 p.m. on Saturdays. No charge for children to talk with Santa; donation to Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy-CFA School is appreciated; $3 for a photo with Santa.

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Hayrides in Downtown Forest City: Fridays in December until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. across from the fountain; tickets are $2 for children and adults. See the holiday lights from a hay wagon pulled by an antique tractor; sponsored by Carson Farms.

Music at the Mills: Bluegrass performed by Blue Haze at 7 p.m. at 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; free admission, vendors on site for Christmas shopping, supper served at 6 p.m.; for more information call 748-7956.

Saturday, December 14

Buffet Breakfast: Gilkey School Community Center, 172 Gilkey School Road in Rutherfordton; 7-10 a.m. all you can eat; $5 for adults, $3 kids ages 6-12 and free for ages 6 and under; for information contact Harry Deyton at 828-286-1172.

Pancake Breakfast: Hosted by Fatz in Forest City from 8-10 a.m.; tickets are $7 per person; proceeds go to Florence Baptist Youth mission trips; benefits Community In Schools.

Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; now open the second Saturday of every month.

Santa on the Chimney: Chimney Rock Park 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas in Chimney Rock Village from 5-7 p.m.; music by the Lake Lure Classical Academy and Chase High Jazz Band, bake sale and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

KidSenses Wintry Wreath Workshop: Create two wreaths using handprints and colorful paper; workshop begins at 11 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m.

Hugh Christmas Party: Dinner, bands and Elvis impersonator at Foothills Music Hall, 127 Trade Street in Rutherfordton; begins at 5 p.m., alcohol-free venue.

Ice skating in Downtown Forest City: Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas; beginning at 6 p.m. Rink located at the Santa House on East Main Street at BB&T parking lot; sponsored by Kidz Play; tickets $7; call 245-4543 to book skating parties.

Carriage rides in Downtown Forest City: Saturdays in December until Christmas; 6-9 p.m. across from the fountain; tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Last tickets sold between 8-8:30 p.m.

Wrestling Show: Forest City National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Road; special guest "Gunner" from TNA wrestling; doors open at 7 p.m. and bell time is 8 p.m.; tickets $6, children 5 and under free.

Sunday, December 15

Santa Paws photos with your pets: Bring pets by the Santa House in Forest City for a photo with Santa from 2-6 p.m.; Sundays in December until Christmas; sponsored by the Community Pet Center as a fundraiser for a $5 donation.

Monday, December 16

Senior Center closed today.

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.

Survivin' Cancer Support Group: third Monday of each month, 5-6 p.m. at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

Al-a-non meets at First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton Mondays at 7 p.m.; 288-2767.