Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of each month from 5 to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Info, 828-245-4596 or e-mail: email@example.com
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group
Women who are victims of any kind of domestic abuse, or who never want to be, are invited the 1st Tuesday of each month 6-8pm. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @ 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for more info.
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.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry
Thurs. Oct. 29th, sponsored by Washburn Community Outreach Center at South Mountain Christian Camp, located at 1129 South Mountain Road in Bostic. Food will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, so it is best to come early. For more info please call 828-245-5603.
The Haunted Halls of Union Mills Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd., Fri. Oct. 30, 8-11pm. Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. 828-748-7956.
Veterans Memorial Park Benefit
Inside Yard Sale, Fri. & Sat. Oct. 30 & 31, 9am-2pm at Old Green Hill School; 2501 US 64/74A in Green Hill. Rain or Shine! Info, 828-395-2223. Proceeds benefit Veterans Memorial Park.
Trick or Treat
•Main Street Forest City, Fri. Oct. 30, 4-6pm.
•Main Street Rutherfordton, Sat. Oct. 31, 4-5:30pm.
•Chimney Rock Village, Sat. Oct. 31, 5-7pm.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Gilkey School Community Center and the Gilkey Charge Churches will be having a Halloween Party on Sat. Oct. 31, 5pm-7pm at the Gilkey Community Center. Food, games, treat bags for kids. 828-286-1172.
Kids Halloween Party
Join us for a "FUN" Halloween party, Sat. Oct. 31, 4:30-5:30pm at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills. Games and goodies for everybody!
The First Annual Barn Bash held Sat. Oct. 31, 2015. The Barn will have free food, games, candy, a bouncy house, trunk or treat, and much more! Fun for ages, and one lucky participant will leave with a FREE I-pad! 590 US 74, Bostic.
Poker Run to Benefit Hospice
Gold Wing Riders and American Legion Riders, Sat. Oct. 31, 9am. 2501 US 64/74A.
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.
Columbia, SC Missions Crestview Baptist Church Clothing Drive
The 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.
Colby Max Whiteside Benefit Singing & Supper
Sat. Nov. 7, Ellenboro School. Soup/Hotdog Supper, 4-6pm. Singing: 6:30pm featuring: The Eubanks, Cosmo, & The Rash Family. Colby is 5 years old & lives in Rutherfordton. He was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and is in Mission Children's Hospital in Asheville. Adults plate $5, kids plate $3.
R-S Central High School is hosting a Veteran's Breakfast for community veterans on Tues. Nov. 10, 8:30-10:30am. Request RSVP at 828-287-3304.
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 and the Blue Ridge Foothills.
24th Annual Ellenboro Fiddlers' & Bluegrass Convention
Sat. Nov. 21, 6:30pm Ellenboro School Gym; iney Mountain Ch Rd., Ellenboro. Info: 828-453-7457 or 828-657-5212.
Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm Women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church, 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!
Recovery program based on principles from the 8 Beatitudes in Christ's Sermon on the Mount. It is where people can safely work together in helping those dealing with all types of hurts, hang-ups, or habits. Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at 6pm, Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton. 828-287-7159.
Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4 to 5pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center. Info, 828-245-4596 or e-mail email@example.com
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 and controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details.
Al-A-Non Family Groups
Patience AFG: Mondays, 7pm at Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org
Mastectomy Fittings: By appointment; Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt or for more info.
Low Cost Spay and Neuters
You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. New items arriving weekly! Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. All donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.
Held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Rutherford County Library, 11am-12pm. Join us for a little friendly competition. We only have room for 10 players, so call 828-287-6115 to reserve your spot early.
American Legion Post 74
Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Legion Cabin; 2501 US 64/74A, Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.