Now thru end of October
When: month of October
Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 S Mountain Rd, Bostic.
More Info: 100s of pumpkins available for purchase by donations. Proceeds to the summer camp scholarship fund. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Saturday, October 19
What: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
When: Oct. 11, 5-7pm
Where: Whitehouse Community Club, 5408 Painters Gap Rd, Union Mills
More Info: Proceeds for pavilion and upkeep on the community center
What: Cruise-In to Fat Tracy's
When: Oct. 19, 4pm until
Where: 1163 W. Main St. Forest City
More Info: Oldies music & door prizes. Donations for Hospice. Johnnie Adkins, 828-429-7500
What: Harvest Happening Fall Festival
When: Oct. 19
Where: Travel to Lake James Fire Station on Hwy 126 to enjoy BBQ, watch apple butter making demonstration, listen to live music & more!
More Info: Proceeds benefit local mission projects. 828-584-7680.
Sunday, October 20
What: Blood Connection Blood Drive
When: Oct. 20, 1-6pm
Where: Walmart, Forest City
More Info: Donors receive $20 Walmart gift card! www.thebloodconnection.org for appt.
Saturday, October 26
What: Construction Training for Volunteers in Rutherford County
When: Oct. 26, 9am-3pm
Where: Shelby Mission Camp, 302 Sharpton Dr, Shelby.
More Info: $10. Anyone interested to learn more encouraged to attend.
What: Country Breakfast Buffet
When: Oct. 26, 7am-10am
Where: Whitehouse Comm. Center, 5408 Painter's Gap Rd, Union Mills
More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $4, under 6 free.
What: Octoberfest in Ellenboro
When: Oct. 26, 11am-2pm
Where: Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan Club House, 2500 Hollis Road.
More Info: Raffles, silent auction & food.
Saturday, October 26
What: South Mountain Christian Camp's Annual Trail Run Fundraiser
When: October 26
Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 S Mountain Rd, Bostic
More Info: 5k walk/run for all ages. Sign up today at www.SouthOfTheMountainTrailRun.com.
Thursday, October 31
What: Trunk or Treat
When: Oct. 31, 5-8pm
Where: Family Treasure Thrift Store, parking lot in front of Belk's, Forest City
More Info: Public welcome to participate. 828-289-2752.
Saturday, November 2
What: Lake Lure Lions Club 7th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
When: Nov. 2, 4-7pm
Where: Bill's Creek Community Center
More Info: Proceeds go back into community. Tickets: Mary 828-625-4931.
Annual Coat Drive: By Gilkey School Community Center. Also taking Blankets, Gloves, and Toboggans. For Deliver or Pickup call Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673, Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.
Gilkey Neighbors Food Pantry: Volunteers needed. 828-286-0404 or 217 Gilkey School Rd. Rutherfordton.
American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday every month. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Kevin Young, Commander. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-287-1294.
Chase Corner Ministries: FREE USDA Food Wednesday 9am-2pm. Families who receive food may only get it every other month. Must be Rutherford County resident & meet income requirements to qualify. 828-247-0096.
Coffee and Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every 3rd Thursday monthly 9am-10:30am. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Rd, Spindale. 828-287-6185.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at the County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and 7pm meeting. 828-305-8654 or 828-287-3412.
HOPE Grief Support Group: Free for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered at the Hospice Charles and Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-245-0095.
Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.
NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This group is for those who have family members who are dealing with mental illness.
Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? You are invited to the Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings on 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Women only, no charge. Call Sally Claroni for location and more info. 828-245-1390 ext. 104
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. 828-286-8477.
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.
Advanced Care Planning: Private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095.