Community Calendar: March 9, 2014

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Sunday, March 9

Creative Gift Packaging Open House: Join designer David Elder from Craig Bachman for design demonstrations; beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., 763 Hwy. 221A in Forest City; free admission and light refreshments will be served; for more information call 828-248-1817.

Foothills Daylily Society: Meeting at 2 p.m. at the County Office Building, 289 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; speakers will be Bill and Linda Gluck of Belinda Daylily Gardens in Charlotte; returning members as well as new members and visitors are welcome.

Monday, March 10

Chase Corner Ministries Declining Bag Sale: Pay one low price for everything you can fit in a provided bag; store located on Chase High Road; sale runs through Thursday, March 13; Monday is $5 a bag, Tuesday is $4 a bag, Wednesday is $3 a bag, Thursday is $1 for any size bag; closed Friday to restock the store.

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

Pink Ladies Support Group: For women who have been diagnosed with cancer, 5-6:30 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail

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 11

Harris H.S. Alumni and Friends Breakfast: Dutch treat breakfast at the Forest City Diner on Main Street; beginning at 8:30 a.m., everyone welcome; contact Joan Benfield at 828-245-2658 or for more information.

Cover to Cover Book Club: Meeting at the Forest City Diner on Main Street at 6 p.m.; discussion of "A Land More Kind Than Home" by Wiley Cash; April's book is "Heading Out to Wonderful" by Robert Goolrick.

American Legion Post 74: Regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the Legion Hut, 947 U.S. 221 South in Rutherfordton; dinner served at 6 p.m. and meeting to follow; call Commander Chuck Brooks for more information at 828-287-1294.

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.

Wednesday, March 12

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.