Community calendar for the week of July 13

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 01:02 AM

Sunday, July 13

A family reunion for the family of George and Lillie Raby will start at 1 p.m. at the Ruritan Building in Collettsville. All family are welcome. Fill a basket of food to enjoy. For more information call 754-3936.

Monday, July 14

The Caldwell County Public Library's new Baby Time program for children from newborns to 2 years old and their caregivers starts at 10 a.m. at the Lenoir branch. There will be action rhymes, songs, active play, stories and more to promote early literacy and development. Hope to see you and your babies this summer!

A DIY Journals program, part of the Caldwell County Public Library's Teen Art Club, begins at 3 p.m. at the Lenoir branch. Call 828-757-1274 for more information. This program is for teens going into grades six through 12, and registration is required.

Tuesday, July 15

Around the Pond Library Story Time takes place at the Granite Falls branch of the Caldwell County Public Library at 10 a.m. Children participate in stories, music, and games that encourage language and social development. Story Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of craft time. For 2- to 5-year-olds and a caregiver.

A program at the Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library at 3 p.m. will let elementary school-age children try their hand at inventing the next big soft drink. Ingredients and bases will all be provided. Call 828-757-1274 for more information.

The Caldwell County Department of Social Services is hosting at informational sessions for people interested in becoming foster parents at 5:30 p.m. The next meeting is July 15. at the Caldwell County Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd. Enter through the back entrance to the environmental health office.

The City Of Lenoir ABC Board will meet in the main conference room at 115 ABC Court in Lenoir at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 828-754-6820.

Wednesday, July 16

Around the Pond Library Story Time takes place at the Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library at 10 a.m. Children participate in stories, music, and games that encourage language and social development. Story Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of craft time. For 2- to 5-year-olds and a caregiver.

The Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library will present a PG-rated family movie and popcorn at 2 p.m. Call 828-757-1274 for the title and more information.

Wayne Taylor and Mickey Basil will perform at the Granite Falls location of The Local Bean, 30 Falls Ave., at 7 p.m. Taylor has performed with entertainers including Bill Monroe, Larry Gatlin, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood and Rhonda Vincent,. Basil has also recorded, performed with entertainers including Kenny Rogers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Barbara Mandrell, Urbie Green, Dottie West, Jerry Reed, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Roy Clark, Charlie Pride and Kathie Lee Gifford.

Thursday, July 17

Around the Pond Library Story Time takes place at the Hudson branch of the Caldwell County Public Library at 10 a.m. Children participate in stories, music, and games that encourage language and social development. Story Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of craft time. For 2- to 5-year-olds and a caregiver.

Fun in the Sun, a program for families with elementary school-aged children, starts at 3 p.m. at the Hudson branch of the Caldwell County Public Librarr. Make bubbles, a bird feeder and more. Call 828-757-1274 for more information.

Learn how to make water-based soap with Caldwell County’s own Thankful Goat, Dawn Mathews at the Caldwell Arts Council, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com. Registration and payment required in advance.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets at 6 p.m. in the lower meeting room level of the Caldwell County Public Library, 120 Hospital Ave. NE in Lenoir.

The Scenic Roots will perform at the Granite Falls location of The Local Bean, 30 Falls Ave., at 7 p.m. Scenic Roots is a sister duo from Kansas that combines old-time mountain melodies, bluegrass drive, Irish traditions, and down-home humor.

Friday, July 18

Foothills Community Workshop, 10 Falls Ave. in Granite Falls will conduct the first of three entry-level (Technician) Ham Radio workshops 6-8 p.m. The other two will be July 25 and Aug. 1. Topics include regulations, station setup, station operation, radio principles, antennas, and basic electronics, to prepare for the VE exams. The class is free and open to anyone wishing to obtain a Ham Radio license. VE exams will be given at FCW on Aug. 9 at noon. The exam fee is $10. For more information see http://foothillscommunityworkshop.org or call Michelle Suddreth at 828-754-5002.

Tim Hall and Buffalo Country will perform at Friday After Five on the square in downtown Lenoir 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, July 19

Just People Now Inc. invites youth, parents and community to the Culmination Event for its Breakfast & More Program at 9 a.m. at the Mulberry Recreation Center. Following a healthy and nutritious breakfast, participants will be inspired by homegrown group Sarah & Company from Charlotte and the nose tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jordan Nicolas Miller. The program is free and open to all youth. E-mail jraatstf@aol.com or call 828-292-5931 if you plan to attend or have questions.

Around the Pond Library Story Time takes place at the Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library at 10 a.m. Children participate in stories, music, and games that encourage language and social development. Story Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of craft time. For 2- to 5-year-olds and a caregiver.

Sunday, July 20

The Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Gathering 3-6 p.m. will focus on the care of dairy goats at Ripshin Goat Dairy, 1865 N.C. 268 in Happy Valley. This informal tour and potluck will present information and networking opportunities for a variety of learning levels. RSVP to Suzanne Fleishman at programs@brwia.org or 828-386-1537. The event is free but attendees are encouraged to bring a potluck food item to share. Attendees must wear durable, close-toed shoes and sun protection.