To All Veterans
American Legion Post 423; 406 Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. Meeting 1st Monday monthly. Supper 6pm, meeting 7pm. Membership $25 per year. Info: 828-657-6145.
Music at the Mills
Fri. Oct. 18, featuring: Homegrown Music. Music 7pm & Supper 6pm. Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd. Union Mills.
Cartooning Classes and Book Signing
Polk County cartoonist Steve Barr will be making 2 appearances to introduce his book, “Draw Crazy Creatures”. Fri. Oct. 18, 7pm & Sat. Oct. 26, 11am at Barnes & Noble store, 1489 W.O. Ezell Boulevard in Spartanburg, SC. Info: 864-587-8822 or http://www.stevebarrcartoons.com/ and click on the “News and Events” section.
•Fri. Oct. 18, 4pm-9:30pm at Word of Faith; 207 Old Flynn Rd., Spindale. For appt, call 828-287-9100. •Fri. Oct. 25, 12pm-4:30pm at Rutherford County Schools; 382 West Main St, Forest City. For appt, call Peggy 828-288-2331.
Casar Fire Department
Hot Dog Sale Sat. Oct. 19. Info: 704-538-9911 or 704-473-2461. Proceeds benefit Casar Basketball Booster Club.
Week of Caring
Groups, civic groups, Scouts, churches, or just families get out and help those who need help around Rutherford County. This year’s week begins Sat., Oct. 19, with Youth Missions Day, where local church youth groups band together to build ramps and roof a house and ends on National Make a Difference Day, Sat., Oct. 26. To see how you can help, please call: 828-248-3431.
Bat Cave Fire & Rescue
Annual Fall BBQ Sat. Oct 19, 5-7:30pm at the firehouse. All proceeds used with matching grants, which make your support go a lot further, to buy much needed equipment.
South Mountain Christian Camp
2nd Annual Championship Tournament Oct. 19, check in at 8:45am, Tee-Off at 10am. Pre-registration $20. Event day registration $25. Info: www.southmountainchristiancamp.org, click on “Disc Golf” and then “Autumn Classic”.
Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach
Autumn Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival Sat. Oct. 19, 10am-7pm & Sun. Oct. 20th 10am-4pm in Downtown Lake Lure, across from the beach. Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach is a non-profit organization providing food pantry and outreach services to families in the community. Show your support by bringing canned goods to help feed our families. Visit: www.lakelureartsandcraftsfestivals.com
Hospice of Rutherford County
Volunteer Training: Oct. 21-23, 10am-3pm at the Carolina Event & Conference Center. Call Mary Richardson at 828-245-0095 to register or for more info.
Mobile Food Pantry
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry Tues. Oct. 29, 10am at Providence United Methodist Church; 161 Providence Church Rd., Forest City. Info; 828-247-0096.
Talking Pumpkin and Spooky Train
Oct. 24-26, 1pm-6pm & Oct. 31, 3pm-6pm. Returns to the Carrousel and Rotary for 4 nights of fun and thrills. Shelby Parks & Recreation Dept., 850 West Sumter St., Shelby. Info: 704-484-6811.
All you can eat! Sat. 10/26, 7am-10:30am. Whitehouse Community Center; Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults-$5; kids 6-12-$2.50; under 6-Free.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, toilet tissue. Info: 828-245-0095.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning For Families
WRAP sessions can help you learn how to effectively deal with the stress that life throws at you and your family. Teaches you how to make a plan based on the needs of your family to help make family life better. Every Tuesday for 6 weeks starting Oct. 22, 6pm-8:30pm. To register call United Way: 828-286-3929. Holland House: 475 West Main St., Forest City.
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more info.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group
Women who are victims of domestic abuse, or who never want to become victims, are invited to a free Domestic Violence Education/Support Group which meets 2 hours each week on Tuesdays. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390, Ext. 104 for times and location. Great information, interesting activities, and a caring, supportive environment.