Community calendar for week of July 27

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:37 PM

Tuesday, July 29

Things that Fly Library Story Time will take 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.

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute will have an open house 4-7 p.m. on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson. Prospective students and parents can learn about available programs, meet instructors, tour the campus, find out about financial aid and scholarships, apply for admission and register for classes. Free food and T-shirts while supplies last. For more information call 828-726-2200.

Wednesday, July 30

Things that Fly Library Story Time will take 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.

Thursday, July 31

Things that Fly Library Story Time will take 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.

Walgreens' Way to Well Health Tour will provide free health tests for adults 18 and older noon-6 p.m. at the Walgreens at 625 Harper Ave. in downtown Lenoir. The tests, which can be completed in 20 minutes, measure 10 key indicators: total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age, and weight. Tour staff will talk about the Walgreens Balance Rewards program, which offers rewards for healthy choices.

Friday, Aug. 1

The Caldwell Arts Council is having a “meet-the-artists” reception 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibits for August are “Body Works,” featuring figure artwork by Davidson College assistant art professor Hagit Barkai, in the main floor galleries. Figure artists featured in the upstairs gallery are: Bobbi Miller (Moran, Wyoming), Dan Smith (Hickory), Jean Cauthen (Mint Hill), Kate Worm (Taylorsville), Kenny Walker (Lawndale), and Steve Brooks (Hickory). Caldwell Arts Council exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Hudson’s free music series “Pickin’ in the Park” continues 7-9 p.m. Performing will be Hannah Gardner & Mercury Rising, who perform a blend of Top 40, Country, Pop and Rock. Pickin’ in the Park is held weather permitting in the Hickman Windmill Park directly behind Hudson Town Hall on Central Street. The public is urged to bring lawn chairs as seating is limited. The Hudson Depot Museum will also be open for touring and kids can take free rides on Hudson’s miniature fire engine. For more information, contact Bill Warren at 828-726-1009.

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

Saturday, Aug. 2

Gamewell Ruritan Club will host a Big Country Breakfast Fundraiser at the Gamewell Ruritan Clubhouse, 3038 Morganton Blvd., 7-10 a.m. All profits from this event will fund ongoing community service projects. The menu will include a variety of breakfast meats, grits, gravy, eggs, stewed apples and homemade buttermilk biscuits. Juices, tea and coffee will also be served. Pancakes will be available upon request. The cost is $6 a plate for adults or $3 for children under 6. All take-out plates are $6 each, and take-out biscuits are $2 each. For more information about Ruritan or this event call Lorene Reece at 754-0740.

Things that Fly Library Story Time will take 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 42nd annual Harambee Arts Festival kicks off today at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Lenoir with Family Fun Day 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be vendors, horse rides, hay rides, music, water slides, a NASCAR show, inflatables and a book bag giveaway. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Center Grove Baptist Church, 3156 Deal Mill Road in Hudson, will give a new pair or tennis shoes and socks free to children up to 12th grade in need of shoes from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall. Each child must be present to be given a pair of shoes, and there will be only one pair given per child. There will be snacks and games for those waiting in line. For more information contact Lanna Sigler, 828-396-5284, or email cgyouth@centergrovebaptist.org.

The Lenoir branch of the Caldwell County Public Library will have an End of Summer Party 2-3 p.m. to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program. There will be a cake walk, bingo, crafts and more. This program is open to anyone who participated in the Summer Reading Program. Call 828-757-1274 with any questions.

Sunday, Aug. 3

The Ms. Harambee Pageant takes place at the former Lenoir High School Auditorium at 3 p.m. with comedian Hue Baby. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under.