Community Calendar: January 16, 2014

Jan. 16, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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

Country Ham Supper: Cane Creek Club House, off of U.S. Highway 64; supper runs from 4-8 p.m.; adults are $9, children 6-12 are $6 and children under 6 are free; sponsored by Cane Creek Baptist Church.

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.

Wednesday, January 22

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 23

Magic Loop Knitting: Rutherford County Visual Arts Center class for experienced knitters today 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.

Beach Bingo: Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ in downtown Forest City (formerly Ole Blue's BBQ); cards are 50 cents per game and event runs from 6-8 p.m.; all proceeds go to the Community Pet Center's spay/neuter programs.