Community Calendar: May 1, 2014

May. 01, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

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Thursday, May 1

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.

Annual Advertising and Graphic Design Portfolio Show: Original art in a variety of media, techniques and styles, along with a wide range of photography by second-year graphic design and photography students will be on display in the main hallway and upper lobby of the Student Center Building at Isothermal Community College; show is 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.; friends and family invited to attend.

Power of the Purse: Join Family Resources for the 10th Annual Power of the Purse silent auction and dinner; First Baptist Church of Forest City; hors d'oeuvres and bidding begin at 5 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:15 p.m.; adults are $7 and children 12 and under are $5; all proceeds benefit Family Resources programs; for more information call 828-247-1440.

Beach Bingo: Lane's Hog Heaven BBQ in downtown Forest City, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.; cards are .50 cents each, per game; bingo is played first and third Thursday of each month; proceeds go to the Community Pet Center's projects.

Poetry Reading: The TALC Cultural Events Taskforce presents "Loss Is a Thing With Feathers," a poetry reading and conversation about loss and healing; 7 p.m. at the Library Auditorium at Isothermal Community Colleges; three perspectives featuring Nancy Womack, Lynne Tanner and Kathy Ackerman.

Friday, May 2

Music at the Mills: Featuring Crystal River at the Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road in Union Mills; free admission and music begins at 7 p.m.; supper served at 6 p.m.; for more information call 828-748-7956.

Rutherford County Shag Club: Meeting at the Forest City Diner, Main Street in Forest City, and basic shag lesson at 7:15 p.m.; music and dancing starts at 8 p.m. with DJ Mike McDaniel; for more information on lessons or the shag club call 287-9228.

Saturday, May 3

Community Yard Sale: Benefit for Chase High School student athletes, hosted by Chase High School Athletic Booster Club; beginning at 6:30 a.m. and ending at noon; to reserve a spot or for further information, call 828-447-6819 or 704-418-1835.

42nd Annual MayFestival on Main Street: Downtown Rutherfordton from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; activities, entertainment, arts and crafts, demonstrations and food vendors; sponsored by Rutherford Town Revitalization; prior to festival, Gears & Gables cycling event kicks off at 8 a.m.; the Color Blast 5K Run/Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.; for more information about the festival, visit or call 828-287-2071.

Rutherfordton Raiders Sign Ups: Children ages 5-12 can be signed up during MayFest in downtown Rutherfordton from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; for families with multiple children, first child is $50 and second is $40; bring copy of each child's birth certificate for sign ups.

Model A Hill Climb and Car Show: Spindale Hill Climb featuring 1934 and earlier four-cylinder Ford cars and trucks; located at Callahan Koon Road; trial and practice runs begin at 9 a.m. and official timed runs at 1 p.m.; spectators welcome and free admission.

Annual Car Show: Gregory's Original Restaurant is holding its first-ever car show at 161 Park Lane Drive in Rutherfordton; registration begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon, cost is $15 per vehicle; voting will be from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. with an awards presentation at 3:30 p.m.; for more information call 828-287-2171.

Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: All items in the store will be 50 percent off; great time to stock up on summer clothes and help a good cause; all proceeds from sales go to the ministry's food pantry; the outreach center is located at 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road in Bostic; hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; for more information call 828-245-5603.

Cystic Fibrosis 5K Walk: Rutherfordton Great Strides 5K walk at Isothermal Community College; check-in is at 9 a.m. and walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at the student center; form a team or walk as an individual to support and honor children and young adults who have lost their battle with cystic fibrosis and those who continue to fight the disease; following the walk will be food, music, entertainment and more; for more information call 704-321-7852 or email; register at

6th Annual Trail Ride for Multiple Sclerosis: Hosted by Equestrians For The Cure; event is in Hollis and all money raised will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for research; rain date is May 10; for more information call Jenene Philbeck at 704-418-2664.

Art by Young Artists: Work on display at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center from artists in the ongoing afternoon classes taught by artist Judy Ockert; exhibit runs through today; the center is located at 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; for information on the display call 828-288-5009.

South Mountain Christian Camp Open House and Banquet: Reception and open house at 4 p.m. and banquet at 6:05 p.m.; camp is located at 1129 South Mountain Road in Bostic; for more information call 828-245-3322.

Sunday, May 4

Symphony of Rutherford County: Annual spring concert at 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts and Conference Center, Isothermal Community College; under the direction of Dr. Patricia Sparti, assisted by Matt Guffey; event is free of charge and open to the public.

Junior and Senior American Legion Baseball: Information and sign ups at McNair Stadium in Forest City at 5:30 p.m.