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Now thru end of October

What: Fundraiser

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.

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