Community calendar for the week of July 20

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Sunday, July 20

Michael Hardy, author, historian, and Civil War re-enactor, will be at the Caldwell Heritage Museum at 3 p.m. for short presentation and to sign his latest book, “Images of America: Grandfather Mountain.” There is no admission charge. The museum is at 112 Vaiden St. SW behind Davenport School in downtown Lenoir. For more information, contact John Hawkins, museum director, at 828-758-4004.

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.

Monday, July 21

Learn the basic strokes of the “One Stroke” painting technique with instructor Cathy McCoy at the Caldwell Arts Council, 9:30 a.m.-noon. The class is $30, all materials provided. Call 828-754-2486 or info@caldwellarts.com. Registration and payment  in advance required.

Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard will hold its monthly meeting and training with the Army National Guard on at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 392, 243 Legion Road in Hudson. All honorably discharged veterans who have an interest in participating in activities honoring veterans and the American Flag at special events and helping ensure all veterans who wish to receive a funeral with military honors to have their wish granted are invited. For information about the meeting or becoming a member call 828-394-8072 or jimmyairforceveteran@gmail.com

The annual meeting of the Sawmills Fire Department will be at 7 p.m. at the fire station. The public is invited to attend.

Friday, July 25

The Logic will perform at Friday After Five on the square in downtown Lenoir 7-10 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

“What’s in a 19th-century carpenter’s tool chest?” is the topic for the 9:30 a.m. meeting of the Western Piedmont Woodcrafters Club meeting at Klingspor Woodworking, 856 21st St. Dr. SE, Hickory. Club member Bob Sauer, user and collector of antique hand tools, is the presenter. For more information call 828-495-3029 or see www.wpwoodcrafters.org.

Liberty Baptist Church, 213 Hazel Lee St., will host a blood drive 11-3 p.m. There will be free T-shirts and food.

This week's Fabulous Family Film will be "Despicable Me 2" at 8:30 p.m. on the square in downtown Lenoir.