Community Calendar: April 28, 2014

Apr. 28, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Monday, April 28

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

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.

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy Candidate Forum: Open forum with candidates running for Sheriff and Clerk of Court; 7 p.m. at TJCA; AP Government class Q&A with the candidates; questions can be submitted ahead of time through Speak Truth Rutherford County on Facebook.

Wednesday, April 30

Half-Price Sale: Chase Corner Ministries is having a half-price sale on all clothing; sale runs through today.

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; studio is free for members of the artists guild and $5 per session for non-members; for more information call 828-288-5009.

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.

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.