Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Christmas decorations on display Thurs.-Sat. 9am-2pm. Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Union Mills Learning Center: Fri. Nov. 3, featuring: Round Up. Homemade Soups 6pm, $5. Music 7pm. No admission for music program. Hudlow Rd, Union Mills.
Fundraiser: Annual South of the Mountain Trail Run, Sat. Nov. 4 South Mountain Christian Camp; Bostic. Proceeds to scholarship fund. www.southofthemountaintrailrun.com
Belk Charity Sale: Sat. Nov. 4, 6am-10am. Tickets: Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale or Haynes Branch Library; 2669 US Hwy. 221, Mooresboro. $5. Benefits Rutherford County Library Society. 828-287-6118.
Fundraiser: Sat. Nov. 4, 4pm. $10 Donation. Dorothy Wall Conference & Retreat Center; 495 Cragmont Rd. Black Mtn, NC 28711 "Deacon Willie's Last Will and Testament"
The Lake Lure Lions Club 5th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Sat. Nov. 4, 4-7pm Bill's Creek Comm Center. Adults $10, kids 6-10 $5, 5 & under free. Proceeds to community. Tickets: from any Lake Lure Lions club member or at door. Info: Mary Ellen 828-625-4931, Susan 828-625-8373.
Flowering Bridge Events: •Nov. 7, 10am: Fairy Garden Workshop (bring materials) •Nov. 28, 10am: Wreath, Garland & Swag Making (bring wreath form). 828-625-2540.
Caregiver Tips for the Holidays: For Alzheimer Patient Caregivers. Thurs. Nov. 9, 6pm at Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. This seminar if free and no registration is required. Maria, 828-287-6118.
Harris Elementary School Fall Festival: Nov. 9, 4-8pm. Games, Concessions, Bingo, Cake Walk, Face painting, Inflateables, Raffle & more. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, BBQ, desserts. 3330 US Hwy. 221S, Forest City. 828-248-2354
Save the Date: 1st Charity Golf Tournament benefiting PAWS of Rutherford County, Fri. Nov. 10 Bald Mountain Golf Course at Rumbling Bald, Lake Lure. Info: Bald Mtn Golf Course, 828-694-3042, Apple Valley Golf Course, 828-694-3043 or Sydney 828-288-4780.
Country Ham & Chicken Pie Supper: Nov. 11, 4:30-6:30pm Mt. Vernon Comm Clubhouse, across from Mt. Vernon Ruth School, Hudlow Rd. Adults $9, 6-12 $5, 5 & under free.
Rutherford County Toy Run: Nov. 19, 12:30pm. Meet at old K-Mart, next to Denny's. Depart at 1:30pm, end at National Guard Armory. Food served for participants. Donations can be dropped off at House of Payne Cycle Works or any CCIB Member in form of toys or money. Hosted by: Prior Moose Lodge Members & CCIB.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex & toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & their family have peace of mind. Program provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost for this program. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Pet Adoption Center & Thrift Store. Weekly Specials! All donations & purchases support the animals we rescue in Rutherford County. We take donations for Thrift Store. We need temporary foster homes & volunteers. 1366 US 221 Hwy. North, Rutherfordton (1 mile past RS Central High School). Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. 828-287-7338.
Family Story Time: Tues., 10:30am Haynes Branch Library, Mooresboro. 828-288-4069. Wed., 10:30am Rutherford County Library, Spindale. 828-287-6115. Thurs., 10:30am Mountains Branch Library, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
Book to Movie Club: 4th Thursday monthly, 1pm at Haynes Library: 2669 Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-28-4039.
Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed Items: Sectional 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: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, and volunteers. Open M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
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 Sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
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, 7pm at Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. www.al-anon.alateen.org
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.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group meets every Tuesday, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Meeting: Last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. 828-245-0095.
Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday of each month, 5-6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.
Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.
A.B.B.A. Anorexics, Bulimics, and Bingers Anonymous: Meetings held each month 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1-4pm at Tanners Grove UMC. Sharon, 828-245-1983 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month. Potluck Dinner is provided 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City. Meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Charlie Cook, 828-248-2754.
Exercise Class for Parkinson's Disease: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 12:15pm-1pm. Space limited. St. Luke's Rehab; 101 Hospital Dr., Columbus, NC. 828-894-8419.
Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. The GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. First come, first serve. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
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.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Let's Talk About It Book Club: Every 3rd Thursday at 5:30pm. Bring whatever you are reading currently. Open to everyone. Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. 828-287-6115.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 monthly meeting every 3rd Friday, 7pm at the Rutherford County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. Creighton Lovelace, 828-305-8654 or Gaither Harwood, 828-287-3412.
American Legion Post #74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday of each month; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Also, Bingo every Thursday, doors open 6pm. Food available. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
Low Cost Spay & Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center; 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. 828-287-7738.
PAWS of Rutherford County: Bringing No-Kill to Rutherford County. Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Pet Re-Homing, Pet Food Pantry. Help us save lives by becoming a foster. (PAWS) Pets Are Worth Saving! Toll free, 1-888-422-7303. Email: email@example.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org