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Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at Forest City Café, Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Jim Brabb 828-447-7739.

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.

Story Time with Miss Nicole

Come listen to a story, do a craft, and have a snack. This FREE program is for children Birth - 5 years old. Rutherford County Library (next to the Health Dept) Tuesdays at 10:30am. Haynes Branch Library will be Wednesdays at 10:30am. Info, 828-287-6116.

Union Mills Learning Center

•Presents: John Hoffman's Acoustica, Fri. Nov. 6, 7pm. •Chicken Pie Supper, Fri. Nov. 6, 6pm. •All You Can Eat Country Breakfast, Sat. Nov. 7, 7am-10am. 6945 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills. Info, 828-748-7956.


South of the Mountain 5k Trail Run fundraiser, Nov. 7. Trophies awarded. 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.

Honoring Local African American Veterans

An Exhibit and program. Old Dunbar Community Center, 421 Hardin Road, Forest City. Sat. Nov. 7, exhibit opens 11am. Program begins at 12pm. Hundreds of items on display from the Civil War era through the post-Vietnam era (photographs, documents, artifacts). Sun. Nov. 8, 1-4pm. Sponsored by The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County.

Celebrate Public Schools

Sat. Nov. 7, 10am-2pm, Spindale House front lawn. Featuring: PTOs, Speakers, Student performances, Music, Games, Raffle, Give-a-ways, food. Rain date: Nov. 21.

Coat Give-A-Way

Gilkey School Community center will be giving away Coats on the following dates: Nov. 7, 9am-12pm. Nov. 13, 5-7pm. Nov. 14, 8am-10am. Nov. 21, 9am-12pm. Nov. 28, 5-7pm. Each person must be present to receive a coat.

Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store

$2 Bag Sale: Includes warm clothes, coats/jackets, shoes. Nov. 9-13. Proceeds go back into the ministry of helping others in our community. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.

Veteran's Breakfast

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.

Special Veteran's Recognition Program

Tues. Nov. 10, 10:15am at Rutherford County Senior Center; 193 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. All Veteran's and their family members are encouraged to attend. If you are a Veteran and plan on attending please call Barbara by Nov. 6, 828-287-6413.

FREE Movie Night

The Whitehouse Community Club invites you to join us Sat. Nov. 14, 6:30pm for ALADDIN on a huge outdoor screen on the baseball field. In case of cold weather or rain, the movie will be shown inside. Free Admission and Free unlimited Popcorn. Bring your chairs, blankets, coolers, water, soft drinks & snacks. No alcohol allowed on Clubhouse property. Children must be accompanied. 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills. 828-625-4502.

Bill's Creek Community Center, Lake Lure

Turkey Supper, Sat. Nov. 21, 4pm. Adults $10, kids 4-12 $5. Carry out available. Annual raffle to benefit Bill's Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., Tickets $1 or 6 for $5, 1st prize $500 cash and many other additional drawing for prizes. Info, Barbara 828-625-5517.

Upper Cleveland Rescue

Livermush Poor Man's Meal for the community, Sat. Nov. 14, 11am-6pm. All donations accepted.

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. Some of the region's most stunning autumn foliage appears here from late Oct. to early Nov.

24th Annual Ellenboro Fiddlers' & Bluegrass Convention

Sat. Nov. 21, 6:30pm at Ellenboro School Gym; 813 Piney Mountain Church Rd., Ellenboro. For more info, 828-453-7457 or 828-657-5212.

Hospice of Rutherford County

19th Annual Festival of Trees. The event gives people and end-of-year opportunity to support patient care and a perfect way to honor or memorialize loved ones during the holidays with a beautiful hand crafted and realistic dogwood leaf that symbolizes new beginnings. Donors are invited to take ornaments home during the event on Thurs. Dec. 10, 6pm.

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.

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.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them 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.

Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Established to obtain 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. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!

Celebrate Recovery

Is a 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.

Education/Support Group

Female Teen Domestic Violence Ed/Support Group will meet w/Dr. Johnnie Martin, every Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm. Come learn the warning signs of possibly abusive relationships and controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.

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.

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.

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.

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