A.B.B.A. Anorexics, Bulimics, and Bingers Anonymous: Meetings held each month on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1-4pm at the fellowship hall at Tanners Grove UMC. Info, call Sharon at 828-245-1983 or email: email@example.com
DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month at the National Guard Armory on Withrow Road, Forest City. Potluck Dinner is provided at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Charlie Cook 828-248-2754.
Exercise Class for Parkinson's Disease: St. Luke's Rehab offers a free exercise class the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 12:15pm-1pm. This 45-minute exercise class is designed to use big movements to help people maintain balance and gain confidence. Space is limited, so please call 828-894-8419. 101 Hospital Dr., Columbus, NC.
Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.
Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. The GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. First come, first serve. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. This week all Halloween related items will be ½ off. Open Thurs.- Sat., Oct. 5-7, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Chase Corner Ministries: Please watch our daily updates on Facebook for our sales and community ministries! Sale continues each Thursday and Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm. Come into thrift store, draw out a ticket for a free or reduced item, and redeem in store. Proceeds go back into the crisis center to help those in need in Rutherford County. 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City.
October Movie Mania: Power Rangers on Fri. 10/6, 5:30pm. Tyler Perry's Boo on Fri. 10/13, 5:30pm. Return to Halloweentown on Sat. 10/14, 11am. Hocus Pocus on Fri. 10/20, 5:30pm. Curious George on Mon. 10/30, 10am. Monster House on Tues. 10/31, 3pm. Haynes Branch Library; 2669 US Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-288-4039.
Union Mills Learning Center: Food, music & fellowship, Fri. Oct. 6, featuring: Heart Cry. Meal 6pm, $5. Music 7pm, no admission. 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.
Bill's Creek Community Auxiliary Yard Sale, Sat. Oct. 7, 7am-2pm; 1118 Bill's Creek Rd, Lake Lure. Donations needed, drop off donated items at Bill' Creek Fire Department or call Lori, 828-483-4417 or Barbara, 828-625-5517.
Lunch & Learn Series: Marketing with ReferenceUSA, Oct. 9, 12:15-1pm. NC Digital Library eBooks & eAudiobooks, Oct. 23, 12:15-1pm. Lunch NOT provided. Bring your lunch and learn while you eat. This series is FREE! Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. Call 828-287-6115 for reservations.
Rutherford County NAACP Branch #5444 will sponsor a local municipal Candidate Forum Mon. Oct. 9, at New Bethel AME Zion Church, 263 Forest City. Everyone invited to come see the candidates running for the upcoming election.
Flowering Bridge Events: •Oct. 10, 10am: Build a Brick Wall, Hands-on Workshop. •Oct. 17, 10am: Return of the Pumpkin People! (bring 1-3 pumpkins). •Oct. 24, 10am: Fall Pruning Class. 828-625-2540.
Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460: proudly presents Cliffside Day Car Show, Sat. Oct. 14, 8am-12pm registration. Awards at 2pm. Awards for top 10, entry fee $20. Breakfast and Smoked BBQ. Main St., Cliffside. Info, 828-447-4602.
Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper, Sat. Oct. 14, 4:30pm-6:30pm at Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse located across from Mt. Vernon Ruth School on Hudlow Road. Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under free.
Buffet Breakfast: Sat. Oct 14, 7am-10am at the Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under Free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Adult College Fair: Sat. Oct. 14, 11am-2pm at Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. 828-287-6118.
Tractor Swap Meet: Sat. Oct. 14, 7am-5pm at the Ruritan Club in Gilkey. Food, music and a lot of fun. Breakfast by the Gilkey School Community Center, all you can eat 7-10am for $6. Lunch by the Ruritan Club starting 12pm, BBQ sandwich $3. Chicken Legs $2 or 3 for $5.
Casar Fall Harvest Crusade, Sat. Oct 14, 2pm at Casar Park. Speakers include Homer Tessner preacher at Tabernacle Baptist Church & Jason Elmore preacher at Cole Creek Church & Elmore Outdoors. Also special guest Dawn Hudson gives her amazing testimony. 137 Deviney St., Casar, NC 28020. Info, 704-312-9029.
Casar Halloween Bash, Sat. Oct 14, 2pm-7pm Casar Park. Games, Bounce House, Bingo, DJ, Bobbing For Apples, Booger Shooting, pumpkin bucket decorating, Trunk-or-Treat, Kid & Pet Costume Contest, door prizes & more! FREE! 137 Deviney St. Casar. Info, 704-312-9029.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck, Tues. Oct. 17 at Race Path Baptist Church; 1171 Race Path Church Rd, Ellenboro, near 6 Points. Arrive around 8am or earlier. 1st come, 1st serve. Food distributed around 10am. Must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify for free food. Info, 828-247-0096.
Gun Show: Sat. & Sun. Oct. 21 & 22, 9am-5pm at old Green Hill School; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton. Admission, $5. Be entered to win a Marlin Bolt Action 22 Magnum Rifle with paid admission. Hosted by the American Legion Post #74. 828-395-2223.
Rutherford Housing Partnership Week of Caring: Oct. 21-28. Lend your hands to our annual effort to help our neighbors in need. Volunteers are needed for all types of projects. Call 828-248-3431 to reserve your spot.
Save the Date: 1st Charity Golf Tournament benefiting PAWS of Rutherford County Fri. Nov. 10, at Bald Mountain Golf Course at Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure. Info: Bald Mountain Golf Course 828-694-3042,Apple Valley Golf Course 828-694-3043, Sydney Beck 828-288-4780.
pice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.
Grace of God Rescue Mission needed items: Sectional plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar & cleaning items. 828-245-9141.
Chase Corner Ministries needs: canned meat, fruits, veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and volunteers. Open M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & their family have peace of mind. Program provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost for this program. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Meeting: Last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.
Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7pm at Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. www.al-anon.alateen.org
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group meets every Tuesday evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.
Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent and family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.
HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. 828-245-0095.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop: Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Donations are tax deductible. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042.
Low Cost Spay & Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center; 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. 828-287-7738.
PAWS of Rutherford County: Bringing No-Kill to Rutherford County. Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Pet Re-Homing, Pet Food Pantry. Help us save lives by becoming a foster. (PAWS) Pets Are Worth Saving! Toll free, 1-888-422-7303. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Pet Adoption Center & Thrift Store. Weekly Specials! All donations & purchases support the animals we rescue in Rutherford County. We take donations for Thrift Store. We need temporary foster homes & volunteers. 1366 US 221 Hwy. North, Rutherfordton (1 mile past RS Central High School). Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. 828-287-7338.