Community Calendar: August 14, 2014

Aug. 14, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

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Thursday, August 14

Open Studio for Artists: Every Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday noon-3 p.m. at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for guild members and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center is accepting new and gently used coats through September; for information about donating call Gail Parton at 287-4830 or 289-5208, or Hilda Roper at 287-5673.

First United Methodist Church Forest City Endowment Grants: Now accepting applications from non-profits for 2014 Endowment Grants; for an application call 828-245-6446; applications due by September 15, 2014.

Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Summer bag sale, all the clothes you can fit into a bag for $2; store hours are Thursday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; store is located at 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road in Bostic; sale runs through Friday, Aug. 22.

The Gathering II: All graduating classes of R-S Central High School encouraged to register for event by Sept. 1 to receive Gathering II T-shirt; event is Sept. 20 at the home of Jack and Kathy Conner; for more information email Joe Alley at alley357@att.net or Dennis Daniel at ddaniel@interstatecss.com.

Friday, August 15

Coffee with a Cop: Officers from the Lake Lure Police Department and community members will come together in an informal gathering to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a cup of coffee; all community members invited to attend; event is 9-11 a.m. at Lake Lure Town Hall.

Dirty Dancing Festival Lakeside Screening: Bring a picnic, blankets and chairs to watch Dirty Dancing outside on the big screen at Morse Park Meadows, 7-10 p.m.; food and beverages for sale onsite; no alcohol; free admission but donations appreciated.

10th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad: Three-day sports festival today through Sunday, Aug. 17 in Lake Lure; opening ceremonies 6-9 p.m.; hosted by Rumbling Bald Resort, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and Rutherford Regional Health System; today features 10K Dam Run at 7 p.m.; for more information including schedules and course maps visit www.LakeLureOlympiad.com.

Couch to Cart Path Fun Run: Sponsored by Rutherford Regional Health System, 2-mile fun run will kick start the Lake Lure Olympiad; ages 8 and above can participate; registration is $5; fun run will be held at Bald Mountain Golf Course at Rumbling Bald Resort at 6 p.m.; register at www.LakeLureOlympiad.com.

Yarn Lovers Open Studio: Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 North Main Street in Rutherfordton; free for guild members and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

Saturday, August 16

1oth Annual Lake Lure Olympiad: Three-day sports festival today through Sunday, Aug. 17 in Lake Lure; today features Lake Lure Triathlon at 8 a.m. and Junior Olympiad from 8-11 a.m.; for more information including schedules and course maps visit www.LakeLureOlympiad.com.

Dirty Dancing Festival: All-day affair with live bands, dance performances and lessons, games, food and craft vendors, beer and wine garden and Lake Lift Competition; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Morse Park Meadows; full event schedule, tickets and prices available at dirtydancingfestival.com.

23rd Annual Hot Nights Cool Rides: Car show in downtown Forest City 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; hundreds of entries including cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors; hosted by the Town of Forest City and the Forest City Merchants Association; food, vendors and free admission.

Yard Sale: Hosted by First United Methodist Church of Forest City Relay For Life team; sale begins at 7 a.m. and runs until noon; bring your items, your neighbors' items and help support Relay For Life.

Free School Supplies and Hot Dogs: Giveaway at Green Hill Baptist Church, 1941 U.S. Highway 64/74A in Rutherfordton; scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Vineyard Wine Launch: Come pop the cork with Burntshirt Vineyards in Hendersonville for the launch of the new Apple Wine made with apples grown in Henderson County; enjoy the award-winning wine, jazz by Douglas Johnson and meet associate wine maker Justin Taylor; event is 3-5 p.m. at the Tasting Room and Patio, 2695 Sugarloaf Road in Hendersonville, NC; for more information call 828-685-2402 or visit www.burntshirtvineyards.com.

Southern Wrestling Association Show: Featuring new heavyweight champion James Drake, A.D.D. vs. Judgement Night and Joshua Cutshall vs. Tracer X; doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m.; Forest City National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Road in Spindale; all tickets $6.

Sunday, August 17

1oth Annual Lake Lure Olympiad: Three-day sports festival concludes today in Lake Lure; today features Race to the Rock 25-mile bike ride at 7:30 a.m. and Race to the Rock 5K at 8 a.m. in Chimney Rock; for more information including schedules and course maps visit www.LakeLureOlympiad.com.

Monday, August 18

Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4-5 p.m., Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for more information, call 828-286-4536 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com.

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

Al-Anon 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.