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Sisters in Christ Shelter

Are in need of many items for the shelter. (Donations, paper products, personal hygiene, clothes, cleaning supplies, etc. Any help or donations will be greatly appreciated.


Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser at South Mountain Christian Camp! All of October or until the last pumpkin is gone! Wide variety of pumpkins. Donation only. Pay at camp office or use drop box after hours. Proceeds go to our camper scholarship fund. 828-245-3322.


Fri. Oct. 23 at The Foundation. Featuring: Mike Farris, toured as lead singer for the Southern Rock band Screaming Cheetah Wheelies, and the incomparable blues band, Double Trouble, following the demise of legend Stevie Ray Vaughn. In his solo career he began to rediscover and reinterpret traditional spiritual music by adding his own twist on vintage southern soul. 828-286-9990.

Country Buffet Breakfast

Saturday, October 24, 7-10am at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free.

Spaghetti Dinner

3rd Annual Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, Sat. Oct. 24, 4-7pm at Bill's Creek Community Center; 198 Club House Road, Lake Lure. Adults: $10, kids 6-10: $5. Sponsored by the Lake Lure Lions Club.

Community Event

The Rutherford County NAACP Branch will sponsor the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet, Octobr 24th, 5pm at New Bethel AME Zion Church, Forest City. Speaker President Travis McEntyre. Cost: $25. Information: Rev. Rosaleen Francis.

Fish Fry

Saturday, October 24th, 4pm until at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under free. Take-out available.

Fall Paws Fest

Sun. Oct. 25, 12-5 at Tractor Supply in Spindale. Pet Costume Contest, Blessing Of The Animals, Bake Sale, Silent Auction & more. Stop by and support Paws of Rutherford County, so we can help the pets of Rutherford County.


Rutherford County Library Board of Trustees meeting, Tues. Oct 27, 5:30pm at Ryan's in Forest City. This meeting is open to the public.

2nd Annual Hilltopper 5K Trail Run

Sat. Oct. 31, 9:15am at RS Central High School. Proceeds benefit Women's Soccer, Wrestling and JROTC. Visit: hilltopper5k@gmail.com

Rutherford County Blood Drive

•Sat. Oct. 31, 7:30am- 12pm at Cliffside Masonic Lodge; Old Main St., Cliffside. For more info or to schedule an appt please call Wayne Millis at 828-429-0212.

Pancake Breakfast

Sun. Nov. 1, 8am-12pm at Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire House on Buffalo Creek Road. Donations only! Please come and join us for a delicious breakfast.

AKA Meet-n-Greet

Calling all Alpha Kappa Alpha women of Cleveland and Rutherford Counties! Let's Meet and Greet! Sunday, October 25, 4pm at the Mayflower Restaurant; 1315 East Dixon Blvd, Shelby, NC 28152. RSVP to akameetandgreet@mail.com

Columbia, SC Missions Crestview Baptist Church Clothing Drive

The Crestview Baptist Church Mission team (along with area businesses) is collecting clothing, shoes & bedding in good condition to send to families affected by the recent flooding. Final day to drop off items: Wed. Nov. 4. Info, contact Don Toney at 828-286-2855 or 828-748-9793.


South of the Mountain 5k Trail Run fundraiser, Nov. 7. Trophies awarded. Free backpack and shirt if registered by Oct 23. Free Fun Run for kids under age 12. Info, 828-245-3322.

Fall Leaf Peeping

Now thru Nov. 15. Witness Western NC's legendary fall colors from high atop Chimney Rock with up to 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure & Blue Ridge Foothills. Some of the region's most stunning autumn foliage appears here from Oct. to early Nov.


Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday at Rutherford County Library, 11am-12pm. Join us for a little friendly competition. Only have room for 10 players, so call 828-287-6115 to reserve spot.

Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.

Benefit Fish Fry

For house fire victims at The Mullen's Bible Camp; 1900 Freemantown Rd Lake Lure. Sat. Oct. 24, 11am-3pm.

Isothermal Amateur Radio Club

Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday 7pm at the County Annex Bldg Main St., Rutherfordton. Info, Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.

Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. You don't have to reveal your name. Info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.

SMCC Fundraiser

Hundreds of kids need financial assistance to attend South Mountain Christian Camp each year, this is an easy way to help raise funds. Eat at Zaxby's in Forest City, Tues. Oct. 27, 5-8pm. 10% of all sales will be donated to SMCC to sponsor kids to come to Camp during the summer. If you would like to make a donation, mail to SMCC, PO Box 9, Bostic NC 28018.

Education/Support Group

Female Teen Domestic Violence Ed/Support Group will meet w/Dr. Johnnie Martin, Tuesdays 6-7:30pm. Learn the warning signs of possibly abusive relationships & controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location & details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.


Support Group: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 3:30-5pm Crawford Bldg (Auxiliary Room) a@ Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Info: 828-286-5509.


First Annual Barn Bash Sat. Oct. 31. Free food, games, candy, bouncy house, trunk or treat, & more! 1 lucky participant will leave with a FREE i-pad! 590 US 74, Bostic.

New Bethel Baptist Church, Harris

Hallow-Him, Sat. Oct. 31, 5-7pm. Hot Dogs, Popcorn Bar, Trunk or Treat, Outdoor Movie. Lots of fun and games.

Haunted House

The Haunted Halls of Union Mills Union Mills Learning Ctr; 6495 Hudlow Rd. Oct. 23, 24, 30, 8-11pm. Under 14 must be accompanied by adult. Saturdays include scare free hayrides. Info, 828-748-7956.

Kids Halloween Party

Kids, Come join us for a "FUN" Halloween party Sat. Oct. 31, 4:30-5:30pm at Whitehouse Community Center, Painters Gap Rd, Union Mills. Games and goodies for everybody!

Super Science Saturday

KidSenses Children's Museum will be at Rutherford County Library, Sat. Oct. 24, 11am to present, "Spooky Science." FREE. Info, 828-287-6115.

Children's Fall Festival

Oct. 29, 5:30-7pm. Trick or Treat, Bounce House, Face Painting, Cupcake Walk, Fortune Teller, Prizes, refreshments. Oak Grove Healthcare Ctr: 518 Old US 221 Hwy., Rutherfordton. Info: 828-287-7655.

Trick or Treat

Main Street Forest City, Fri. Oct. 30, 4pm-6pm.

Trick or Treat

Chimney Rock Village, Sat. Oct. 31, 5-7pm.

Brittain Presbyterian Church

Fall Festival, Fri. Oct. 23, 4-7pm. Inflatables, Games, Music, Free Hot Dogs, Cake Walk, Trunk or Treat prizes. Costume Contest (family friendly costumes). 3456 US Hwy. 64, Rutherfordton.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

Holy Hayride & Trunk or Treat, Sat. Oct. 31, 5-7pm. 2676 Hudlow Rd., Forest City.

Faith Baptist Church

Halloween Party 5pm & Trunk-n-Treat 6pm Sat. Oct. 31. 149 W Main Ext. Forest City.

Long Branch Road Baptist Church

Trunk or Treat, Sat., Oct.31, 5-7pm. 621 Long Branch Rd, Forest City, (Shiloh Comm). Make LBRBC one of your stops on Halloween night!

Halloween Party

Gilkey School Community Center will be having a trick or treat party Sat. Oct. 31, 5-7pm. Each child will receive a slice of pizza & Juice along with a bag of Treats. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-1172.

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