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.
Fundraiser: South Mountain Christian Camp's Pumpkin Patch has opened! Oct. 1-31. We have all shapes and sizes. All donations for pumpkins go towards our scholarship fund for kids to come to camp next summer! Open during daylight hours. Come send a kid to camp and bring some pumpkin fun into your family!
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. All clothing will be buy one and get the second of equal or lesser value for ½ price. Open Thurs.- Sat., Oct. 12-14, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603
October Movie Mania: 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.
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. 704-312-9029.
Casar Halloween Bash, Sat. Oct 14, 2pm-7pm at Casar Park. Games, Bounce House, Bingo, DJ, Bobbing For Apples, Booger Shooting, pumpkin bucket decorating, Trunk-or-Treat, Kid & Pet Costume Contest, door prizes & much more !!! Its all FREE!!! Thanks to the Friends of the Park!!!! 137 Deviney St. Casar, NC 28020. 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. First come, first serve. Food distributed around 10am. You must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify for free food. 828-247-0096.
Flowering Bridge Events: •Oct. 17, 10am: Return of the Pumpkin People! (bring 1-3 pumpkins). •Oct. 24, 10am: Fall Pruning Class. All events at west end of bridge. 828-625-2540.
Pumpkin Painting Party: Sat. Oct. 21, 11am at Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. Ages 16 and older, registration required. No carving, materials supplied. Call to register, 828-287-6115.
Rutherford County NAACP will sponsor the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Sat. Oct. 21, 5pm at New Bethel AME Zion Church. Guest Speaker: Rev. Reginald Keitt, President of the Iredell County NAACP. 828-748-4680.
The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County invites all to the Fall Fest, Sat. Oct. 21, 11am-4pm. Inviting creative talents of all ages to display as well as demonstration their creative arts. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Teresa Bennings for more info or register your arts 828-245-2479.
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.
2017 WNC Gardening Symposium: Registration for the October 25 symposium is now open. See the events page at www.buncombemastergardener.org for the registration form and more details on the program.
Book to Movie Book Club: Thurs. Oct. 26, 1pm at Haynes Branch Library; 2669 US Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. Join us to discuss The Shack, by William P. Young, and watch the video. 828-288-4039.
Candy Apple Party: Thurs. Oct. 26, 6-7pm at Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. Ages 6-12. Reservations required. Call 828-287-6116. Spots are limited, so call early!
Movies and S'mores: Disney's Tower of Terror, Oct. 27, 3:30pm. Free S'mores at 5:30pm. The Adams Family at 5:45pm. Free family event. Haynes Branch Library; 2669 US Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-288-4039.
Fundraiser: Annual South of the Mountain Trail Run, Sat. Nov. 4 at South Mountain Christian Camp; 1129 South Mountain Road, Bostic. All proceeds go towards our scholarship fund to send kids to camp next summer. Sign up today to guarantee your players packet! Visit: www.southofthemountaintrailrun.com
Rutherford County Toy Run: Sun. Nov. 19, 12:30pm. Meet at old K-Mart, next to Denny's. depart at 1:30pm, ride will end at the National Guard Armory. Food served for all participants. If unable to attend, donations can be dropped off at House of Payne Cycle Works or any CCIB Member in form of toys or money. Hosted by: Prior Moose Lodge Members & CCIB.
Hospice 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.
Advanced 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.