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 into our community. For tickets, call 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 are 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
Saturday, November 9
What: Free Skin Cancer Screening
When: Nov. 9, 9am-12pm
Where: The Cancer Resource Center; 2270 Hwy 74A, Suite 343, Forest City
More Info: By appt only, 828-245-4596. Hosted by Community Health Council of Rutherford County
Saturday, November 9
What: Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
When: Nov. 9, 10am-2pm
Where: Columbus Library
More Info: Donations accepted at both the Columbus and Saluda branches. 828-894-8721 ext. 283
Saturday, November 9
What: Country Ham & Chicken Pie Supper
When: Nov. 9, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse, across from Mt. Vernon Ruth School on Hudlow Road
More Info: Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5, kids 5 and under free
Tuesday, November 12
What: Buffet Breakfast
When: Nov. 12, 7am-10am
Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton
More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds help support the center.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Grief Share Support Group: The group will meet once a month on the third Thursday of each month, 10:30am at Florence Baptist Church, Forest City. Anyone experiencing grief is encouraged to attend.
Genealogy Club: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm. Open to anyone interesting in climbing their family tree or learning more about their ancestry. Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. NOT accepting clothing at this time. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
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.
American Legion Post 74: Meetings 4th Tuesday monthly. Dinner 6pm, meeting follows. Kevin Young, Commander. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-287-1294.
Coffee and Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every 3rd Thursday in the month, 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 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.
All Souls Community: a congregation affirming Unitarian Universalist values, meet Thursdays 7pm at The Grahamtown Community Center, 129 First Street, Forest City. All faiths, or the lack thereof, all races, all kinds of people are welcome. 843-708-1033.
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. For those with family members dealing with mental illness.
Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings 1st Tuesday monthly, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Women only, free. Call Sally Claroni for location and more info. 828-245-1390 ext. 104