Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 25-27
What: Fall & Winter clothing on display. Halloween items 75% off. Christmas decorations on the shelves. Please note, sign up for Thanksgiving Turkeys will be Nov. 1-3.
When: Oct. 25-27, 9am-2pm
Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic
More Info: The Food pantry is for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603
Saturday, October 27
What: The Rutherford County NAACP Branch #5444, will sponsor the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
When: Oct. 27, 4pm. Public invited
Where: Location: One13, West Court Street, Rutherfordton
More Info: Guest Speaker: NC NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Anthony Spearman. Cost: $30. Rosaleen Francis, 828-748-4680
What: Rutherford County Farmers Market
When: October 27, 9am-1pm
Where: 172 Depot Street, Forest City
More Info: Meet local farmers and artisans. Shop for flowers and plants from local nurseries, fruits and veggies, arts and crafts
Sunday, October 28
What: Free Rabies Clinic
When: Oct. 28, 10am-2pm
Where: Rutherford County Health Dept. 221 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale
More Info: free drive thru clinic provides free rabies vaccines & free microchips (while supplies last, limit 3 microchips per family) and 5 way vaccinations, $5. Rabies vaccines required by NC State Law.
Monday, October 29
What: Support Group, Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) - Rutherford County Chapter Meeting
When: Mon. Oct. 29, 6-7:30pm
Where: Ellenboro Elementary School, 813 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040
More Info: Presentation by Kerri Eaker, Education Outreach Coordinator with Family Support Network of WNC, on the services available through FSN and how families may access them. 828-289-6671
Tuesday, October 30
What: Make a Super-Splat Monster & Sock Monster
When: Oct. 30, 4-5pm
Where: Mountains Branch Library, Lake Lure
More Info: Ages 6-12. Wear your costume for Halloween treats! Bring a stray sock to make a sock monster
Wednesday, October 31
What: Trick or Treat
When: Oct. 31, 4-6pm
Where: on Main Street in Forest City
More Info: Have fun and enjoy
Wednesday, October 31
What: Trick or Treat Trail
When: October 31, 5-6pm
Where: Crestview Park in Rutherfordton
More Info: Hosted by West Point Baptist Church, Rutherfordton
What: Blood Drive
When: Oct. 31, 10:30am-3pm
Where: Rutherfordton ABC, 441 S. Main Street, Rutherfordton
More Info: Give blood and help save local lives! 1-888-592-5663
Thursday, November 1
What: MakerKids Club, Build & Fly Amazing Paper Planes
When: 1st Thursday Monthly. Nov. 1, 4-5pm
Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Rd., Lake Lure
More Info: Ages 6-12. 828-287-6392
Saturday, November 3
What: South Mtn. Christian Camp's South of the Mountain Trail Run Fundraiser for camper scholarship
When: November 3, 10am
Where: 1129 South Mountain Rd. Bostic NC 28018
More Info: 5k walk/run for all ages. Free Fun Run for kids under age 12. $25 if pre-registered before Nov. 1st. $30 day of race. Early packet pickup 11/2, 6-7pm. Race day check-in 8:30-9:45am. Race starts 10am. www.SoutOfTheMountainTrailRun.com
Thursday, November 8
What: Peach Fuzz Volleyball Tournament
When: Nov. 8, 6:30pm
Where: Chase High School (in the basketball gym)
More Info: Sidney McCranie is having this tournament to raise money for Shriners Hospitals as apart of her Senior project. Proceeds go directly to Shriners Hospitals. Admission to the game for spectators $5
Friday, November 9
What: Christmas is coming! And so are the signature red kettles. The Salvation Army plans an official kick-off ceremony for Rutherford County this year, before setting up kettles at sites around the community.
When: Nov. 9, 12pm
Where: In front of Smith's Drugs in Forest City
More Info: Involved: Sgts. Les and Mary Ashby, Advisory Board Chair Faye Hassell (from Rutherford Co), Forest City Mayor John Higgins, Other local officials, Salvation Army musicians, Local bell ringers.
Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? You are invited to the Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings which meet the first Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Call Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location or more info. Women only, no charge. Support one another!
Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
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.
Advanced Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Low Cost Spay and Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center is starting its Annual Coat Drive. So if you have any coats give us a call. We also are taking Blankets, Sheets Gloves, and Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House in Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library, 828-748-8583.
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.
Korben's Attic Thrift & More: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County. Every Saturday, 9am-4pm. Accepting donations of clothes and household items. Volunteers needed! 2161 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-450-0586 or visit Facebook.com/KorbensAttic
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables and fruits, pasta & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly items, mac-n-cheese, toiletry items. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.