Community calendar for Nov. 10-17

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 03:52 PM

Items for the Community Calendar may be emailed to, or mailed or brought to 123 Pennton Ave. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645. The deadline is Tuesday each week for publication in the Weekend Edition.

Sunday, Nov. 10

The Cox Mill High School Band and James C. Harper School of Performing Arts present “Concert Band” at 3 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. The evening will include selections from musicals, movies and some great band classics. Joseph B. Earp, conductor of Cox Mill, also will premiere a newly composed work to honor the great Lenoir High School Band. For tickets, contact the civic center box office at 828-726-2407 or visit

Monday, Nov. 11

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.

J.E. Broyhill Civic Center hosts Cox Mill High School Band and James C. Harper School of Performing Arts at 3 p.m. for a tribute to “Concert Band” featuring The Harper Concert Band. Free; donations accepted.

The Boy Scouts are hosting a Veterans Day Supper and Blood Drive at Philadelphia Lutheran Church 3-7 p.m. A spaghetti supper will be provided for donors. All veterans are invited to join the Scouts for dinner, no donation required.

The Optimist Club of Gamewell, which has been supporting the youth of Gamewell and Collettsville for 44 years, meets at 155 Sheely Road, Lenoir, at 7 p.m.

The CCC&TI International Film Series will show “Beasts of the South Wild” at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, contact the civic center box office at 828-726-2407 or visit

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Low-cost spay/neuter transports for Caldwell County offered by Rejondo Valley Animal Society will take place from Rooster Bush Chevrolet, 2581 Hickory Blvd. SE (U.S. 321) in Lenoir. The transport to Foothills Spay/Neuter Clinic in Catawba County will be at 7 a.m. Pets will have their surgery, be monitored at the clinic and returned the next day at 8 a.m. You may drop your pet off between 6-7 a.m. Pets must be picked up at Rooster Bush at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Rejondo Valley Animal Society is a non-profit 501c3 animal welfare organization that sees a need for a local transport for area pets to be sterilized. Call 828-640-7700 for additional information on the low-cost spay/neuter transport.

Every Tuesday there is a mental health support group by NAMI of Caldwell County that meets at 4 p.m. held at RHA Behavioral Health on Morganton Boulevard near the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department. This group meeting is open to everyone. There is no sign-in, no cost involved, people may remain anonymous, and participation is not required. You can comment and share or just listen.

Free yoga classes for breast cancer survivors are offered Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at FryeCare Outpatient Imaging, 1781 Tate Blvd SE, Suite 101, Hickory. For more information call 828-315-3596 option 1. To register, call 828-315-3391.

The Family BirthPlace at Caldwell Memorial Hospital will host childbirth classes for expectant parents 6:30-8:30 p.m. Childbirth class sessions are free for parents planning to deliver at Caldwell Memorial’s Family BirthPlace. Call 828-757-5371 to register for the class or to schedule a tour of The Family BirthPlace.

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” will be shown free at the JE Broyhill Civic Center at 7:15 p.m. as part of CCC&TI’s International Film Series.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

“Coffee with the Curator” will be held at the Caldwell Heritage Museum at 10 a.m. Allene Stevens, a Lenoir native, will facilitate the discussion on “Growing Up in Lenoir.” A donation of $5 per person is suggested. The Caldwell Heritage Museum is at 112 Vaiden St. SW behind Davenport School in downtown Lenoir. For additional information, contact John Hawkins, museum director, at 828-758-4004.

The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce’s Expose Manufacturing Tour begins at 9 a.m. at the chamber.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Today is the deadline to register for the Freedman High School class of 1963’s 50-year reunion, which will be Saturday, Nov. 30, at Cedar Rock Country Club at 6 p.m. The cost is $25. Call Francis Teague at 754-8264 or Vicky Mills at 754-6447.

A free Alzheimer’s care training workshop will be offered noon-4 p.m. at the Catawba Senior Center in Hickory to help families deal with the behavioral changes often associted with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Experts will teach how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement and care for yourself while caring for a loved one. To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 828-256-0184.

The 11th annual Legacy dinner is at the Mountain View Baptist Church. The evening is a celebration of life for six Caldwell County individuals. This year’s honorees are Kylee Walker, Greg Barrett, Ruth Bolick, Walter Soots, Betty Storie and Jerry Woods. The dinner, catered by Southern Comforts, starts at 5:30 p.m., and the program will start at 6:30 p.m. National humor therapist Sally Baskey will provide the entertainment. The Wig Bank of Caldwell County sponsors the event. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They may be purchased at Foothills Temporary Employment, Forbes Printing, News-Topic, The Bold & Beautiful and from all Wig bank board members.

Caldwell Special Families meets the second Thursday of the month from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Family Resource Center, 609 Harper Ave., NW in Lenoir. The group is for families and friends of children with special needs as well as professionals who work with them. Attendance is free. Child care and refreshments will be provided for those who pre-register. Call Elaine Tapper at 267-6471, ext. 232, or Mary Colby at 728-1711, or send an e-mail to

The Lenoir Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Gamewell Fire Department starting at 7 p.m. The club will elect new officers. The meeting is open to the public. After the meeting there will be a short video of a “dxpedition” to Vanuatu Island near Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. For more information contact Tom Land at 828-728-2805 or go to the club website,

The John E. Ferguson Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets at 7 p.m. at the Caldwell County Public Library. Those who currently serve or previously served in the Marine Corps and FMF Navy Corpsman are invited. For more information, call Jimmie Bryant at 828-758-2023.

The Frye Vein and Wound Center, 415 N. Center St., Suite 002 in Hickory, is offering free vein screenings for varicose veins at 4 p.m. Learn about treatments for pain, skin ulcers, swelling and leg heaviness caused by varicose veins. A physician will attend and provide a free initial evaluation. Call 828-315-3036 to register.

A free breastfeeding class will be offered 7–9 p.m. at the Fifth Avenue Birthing Center at Frye Certified Lactation Consultants in Hickory. The class includes a discussion of the benefits of breastfeeding, instructions and helpful tips for new mothers. You are asked to register in advance by calling 828-315-3041.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Collettsville Ball Park is having a fundraiser at Hard and Flossie Clark Park. Events include adult slow one pitch, double-elimination, $150 per team; 12-u baseball double-elimination, $150 per team; corn hold tournament, $25 per team. Also donations needed, such as food and bake sale items and silent auction items. All proceeds to go Levine Children’s Hospital patitens and family for Christmas gifts. For more information call Andy at 754-2122, Chris at 828-238-2168 or Jeremy at 828-455-6588.

A Parkinson’s Disease support group meets at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Ridge, Morganton. All are welcome.

The Caldwell Men’s Chorus will present its Fall Concert at First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir at 8 p.m. They will be joined by the Appalachian State Men’s Glee Club. Free and open to the public, though donations are encouraged.

The Raleigh Ringers perform at 8 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. CCC&TI students are admitted free with a valid student ID. For more information or for tickets to the show, call the box office at 828-726-2407 or visit

Sunday, Nov. 17

Sweetbriar Jam, a bluegrass/gospel/folk/country band from Lenoir, will give a free concert at 7 p.m. at Millers Creek Baptist Church, 5100 Boone Trail, Millers Creek, which is in Wilkes County. For concert information, contact Millers Creek Baptist Church at 336-838-4446.

Ongoing or multi-day events

Through the school year: Caldwell Junior Appalachian Musicians Music Lessons at 1841 Café in downtown Lenoir on Wednesday evenings at 4:45 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Lessons in blues guitar & songwriting, old time guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. Cost is $3-$10 per lesson depending on need. For more information, contact Adrienne Roellgen, director, 828-754-2486 or,,

Through Nov. 22: “Country Roads and Catawba Journey” exhibit featuring photography by Clayton Joe Young and Barry Huffman’s “Catawba Journey” collection, along with quilts from “Four Patch” on display at Caldwell Arts Council.

Nov. 8, 9, 15 & 16 at 7:30, Nov. 10 & 17 at 2:30: CAST Theatre presents “The Spitfire Grill,” 200 Timberbrook Lane in Granite Falls. Visit or call 828-493-2758 for more information.

Nov. 8-10: “The Sunset Limited” performed at Foothills Performing Arts Theatre. Visit for more information.

Nov. 11-12 – Auditions for “The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival” at Foothills Performing Arts Theatre. Visit for more information.

Music Together weekly music classes for children birth to 5 years old and the adults who love them will start at The James C. Harper School of Performing Arts on Monday, Nov. 18, 10 classes, 5:30-6:15 p.m.: Nov. 18, 25 / Dec. 2, 9, 16 / Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 / Feb. 3. Tuition $150 (includes CD, songbook and parent guide), plus $20 registration fee. For more information contact, Karen Burton, 828-754-2297, or

Coffee Break for Veterans at DAV Chapter #6 Post, 4113 Hickory Nut Ridge Road, is hosted every Monday and Friday from 9 until 11 a.m. Chaplains from the DAV, and Veterans of Foreign Wars invite all veterans to stop for coffee and doughnuts.

American Legion Post 29, North Main Street, Lenoir offers a coffee call for all veterans on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 11 a.m. Veterans will be served with fresh coffee, rolls, biscuits and gravy, sausage and livermush biscuits. A chaplain will be on hand if needed along with a service officer to answer any questions you may have.

Hudson Post 392, The American Legion Inc., will host a coffee call for all of the county’s veterans each Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. at Post 392, 243 Legion Road in Hudson. Coffee and light snacks will be provided, and there is a donation bucket. For more information, contact Commander David Pilkinton, 828-850-2493 or

The Harper/Witherspoon Post 231 American Legion offers a coffee call to veterans on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. at 510 Hill St. NW, Lenoir.

Community announcements

Volunteers are needed in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe and Wilkes counties to foster individual dogs and litter of puppies from local shelters for one to two weeks for PARTNERS! Canine’s rescue transports. Call 828-773-9112 or visit

Caldwell Friends Inc. has a fundraiser called “You’ve Been FLOCKED.” When you flock a friend or loved one, a surprise “flock” of pink flamingos will be placed in the person’s yard for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, retirement or just because. It costs $1 per flamingo (up to 60 flamingos) plus a $20 service fee. All proceeds benefit Caldwell Friends, which works to inspire, enrich and enable at-risk youth to realize their full potential and make positive life choices. For information contact program director Susan Rudisill at or 828-758-4683.

Elderly citizens who are disabled and homebound urgently need you to volunteer to deliver them a daily meal. Volunteers are needed to deliver mid-day meals Monday through Friday in the Gamewell community, and on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the Whitnel and Granite Falls areas. It takes only one or two hours to make a difference. Interested individuals, organizations or church groups may contact Mary Wright or Stephanie Abernathy at Blue Ridge Community Action, 828-754-9085 extensions 226, 0 or 399.

Helping Hands Clinic pharmacy at 810 Harper Ave. has extended hours for patient prescription pick-up: Monday-Thursday, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Patients needing refills can call 754-5292. The fax number is 754-8567.