Community Calendar: January 14, 2014

Jan. 14, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Tuesday, January 14

Harris H. S. Alumni & Friends Breakfast: City Diner in Forest City at 8:30 a.m.; all welcome, Dutch treat; for more information contact Joan Benfield at 828-245-2658 or

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 January through March; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Cover to Cover Book Club Meeting: Discussion of "Midwife of Hope River" by Patricia Harman; Forest City Diner at 6 p.m.; February book will be "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis.

Wednesday, January 15

RCVA Center Window Artists: Rutherford County Visual Arts Center features potter Brenda Ellis and wildlife photographer Eddie Ellis this month; 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; call 828-288-5009 for more information.

Chess Club Meeting: Rutherford County Chess Club meets at 5:30 p.m. at 175 N. Main Street in Rutherfordton (law office of Marvin Sparrow and John Byrd); players of all ages and skill levels welcome; 64 squares.

Thursday, January 16

Magic Loop Knitting: Rutherford County Visual Arts Center classes for experienced knitters today and Jan. 23; class from 10 a.m. until noon, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; $30 for Guild members, $40 for non-members; call 828-288-5009 to register.

Cool Springs Class of '57 Meeting: Big Dave's in Forest City at noon; contact Charles Hardin at 245-6783 for information.

Ruth Elementary Community Meeting: Second meeting to be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Rutherfordton Town Council building; discussion of alternatives of use for the property.

Isothermal Leadership Series III: Develop leadership skills for the financial market; Isothermal Community College in Spindale; cost to be determined by number of participants; contact Mark Franklin at 828-395-1677 or, or Dee Spurlin at 828-395-1416 or

Friday, January 17

Data Center Institute Program: Class will run for two weeks, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Spindale; cost of class is $180; for more information contact Rebecca Haney at 828-395-1305 or

Beginners Bee School Registration: Register now for the Rutherford County Beekeepers Association's bee school that begins Jan. 18 at the Rutherford County Annex; school runs for six consecutive Saturdays; cost is $35 per person or $60 per couple and space is limited; to register or for more information, contact Jackson Corbin at

Saturday, January 18

Benefit Soup, Supper & Singing: Pleasantville Community Church, 129 Michael Drive in Forest City; soup begins at 5:30 p.m. and singing begins at 7 p.m.; benefit for Alicia Pate James, multiple myeloma patient.

Firefighter/Emergency Personnel Presentation: The Foundation at Isothermal Community College will host a presentation about Fire Capt. Jeff Bowen of the Asheville Fire Department; speakers include Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnette and firefighter Jay Bettencourt; doors open at 6 p.m. and event starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are free at the box office, 828-286-9990.

Sunday, January 19

Forest City Heat Basketball Tryouts: Cool Springs Gym, 400 West Main Street in Forest City; boys in fourth and fifth grade from 2-3:30 p.m., boys in sixth and seventh grade from 3:30-5 p.m.; call 223-1130 for more information.

Monday, January 20

Rutherford County Senior Center closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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

Tuesday, January 21

Professional Women of Rutherford County Meeting: Tri City Cafe at noon; Dutch treat luncheon with speaker Dr. Jackie McKool; contact Amy Hamilton at 828-375-0046 for more information.

Stroke Support Group: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:30-5 p.m., Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center; for more information, call 828-286-5509.

South Mountain Christian Camp Fundraiser: SMCC is partnering with Zaxby's in Forest City to raise money for its summer camp program; Zaxby's will donate 10 percent of all sales from 5-8 p.m.; dine-in or take-out.

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.