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 donation. Proceeds to summer camp scholarship fund. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
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 Community Center, 5408 Painter's Gap Road, 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
What: South Mountain Christian Camp's Annual Trail Run Fundraiser
When: October 26
Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 South 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
Friday thru Saturday, November 1-30
What: Coat Drive (new and gently used coats, shoes, scarves, gloves, and hats)
When: Month of November
Where: Drop-off sites: Lake Lure, Rutherfordton and Forest City Police Depts, Rutherford Weekly and The Daily Courier.
More Info: Call Pam 828-447-5931 or Regina 828-639-2211 about becoming a sponsor
Friday, November 1
What: Coy And The New Mix
When: Nov. 1, 7pm
Where: Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills
More Info: Meal at 6pm, $5 per plate
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 to community. Tickets: Mary 828-625-4931
Monday thru Saturday, November 4-9
What: Store-Wide Half Price Sale
When: Nov. 4-9, 10am-5pm
Where: Yokefellow Service Center, 132 Blanton Street, Spindale.
More Info: Yokefellow is a non-profit organization. Proceeds used to help Rutherford County residents in a crisis situation
Thursday, November 7
What: Chimney Rock Paint-Out
When: Nov. 7, 9am-1pm
Where: Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery, Lake Lure
More Info: Welcome all artists, writers, and history buffs. 828-273-5383
What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck
When: Nov. 7, arrive by 8am, distribution at 10am. First come, first serve.
Where: Mountain Creek Baptist, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton
More Info: Sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries. 828-247-0096
Rutherford County Farmers Market: Open to public every Saturday through October from 8am until noon. 172 Depot Street in Forest City, directly across from Pavilion On Park Square.
Book Club: Meets 2nd Monday of each month 10-11am at Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
DAV, Chapter #25 Rutherford County: Meetings on the 2nd Monday of every month, Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. National Guard Armory, Withrow Road, Forest City. We need new members to help us accomplish our mission of helping our veterans needing assistance. Question or concerns please contact Commander Rickey Barber SR, 828-460-8281.
Grahamtown Community Center: Provides free food on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to the community from 4pm-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.
Overeaters Anonymous Meeting: Is food a problem? There is a solution. Saturdays 2:30pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 408 North Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-229-3066.
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Open Meeting: Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm. 1st Presbyterian Church, 438 W. Main St., Forest City.
Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House Rutherfordton 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm Mountains Branch Library 828-748-8583.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at The Shak Forest City. Meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles welcome, no matter the brand. Charlie Cook, 828-248-2754.
Memory Makers Alzheimer/Dementia Community Resource/Support Group: For family, caregivers, friends, or anyone in the community who need support. Meetings held last Thursday monthlly 4pm. Rutherford Town Hall, 129 N. Main St, Rutherfordton. 828-980-4362, 828-980-1034.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Hospice In Need of: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex & toilet tissue. 828-245-0095.
Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed Items: 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: Volunteers, canned meat, veggies & fruits, pasta, sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly, mac-n-cheese, peanut butter & jelly, meals in a can, & toiletry. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.