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Friday thru Saturday, November 1-30

What: Coat Drive (new & gently used coats, shoes, scarves, gloves & hats)

When: Month of November

Where: Dropoff Lake Lure, Rutherfordton & Forest City Police Dept, Rutherford Weekly, Daily Courier.

More Info: Pam 828-447-5931 or Regina 828-639-2211 about being a sponsor

Saturday, November 9

What: Free Skin Cancer Screening

When: Nov. 9, 9am-12pm

Where: 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

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

Saturday Thru Monday November 9-11

What: Veteran Fair

When: Nov. 9, 12-4pm. Nov. 10, 1-4pm. Nov. 11, 10am-2pm.

Where: Old Dunbar Community Center, 421 Hardin Rd, Forest City.

More Info: Public invited. Sponsored by African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County

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 & under free. Proceeds support the center

Saturday, November 16

What: Free for Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee

When: Opening Nov. 16, 10am-2pm

Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

More Info: 1st Monday monthly, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided.

What: .25¢ Bingo

When: Nov. 16, 4:30-7pm

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: Come have some fun!

Saturday, November 16

What: Cruise In to Fat Tracy's

When: Nov. 16, 12pm until

Where: 1163 W. Main Street. Forest City

More Info: Oldies music & door prizes. Donations for Hospice. 828-429-7500 or 828-429-1181

Monday thru Monday, November 18-25

What: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox National Collection Week

When: Nov. 18-25

Where: To find a drop-off location near you, visit: samaritanspurse.org

More Info: 828-606-3636 or 828-429-3309

Saturday, November 23

What: The 28th Ellenboro Fiddlers' & Bluegrass Convention

When: Nov. 23, 6:30pm (doors open 5pm)

Where: Ellenboro School Gym, 813 Piney Mountain Church Road, Ellenboro.

More Info: Admission $10, kids 10 and under free. Prizes and Trophies awarded. NO electric instruments. No fee for performers/bands. 828-589-2126 or 828-453-7457. Proceeds benefit Ellenboro Elementary School

Thursday, November 28

What: Free Thanksgiving dinner for needy people in the community

When: Nov. 28, 11am

Where: Grace of God Rescue Mission, Forest City

More Info: For just $5, you can help. Visit: TheGraceOfGodRescueMission.com

What: 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K and Kids' Fun Run

When: Nov. 28

Where: Gardner Webb University

More Info: 704-434-0441


Book Club: Meets 2nd Monday of each month 10-11am at Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

Grahamtown Community Center: Provides free food on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to the community from 4pm-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting: Is food a problem? There is a solution. Every Saturday at 2:30pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 408 North Main Street, Rutherfordton. 828-229-3066.

New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly Open Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm. 1st Presbyterian Church, 438 W. Main St., Forest City.

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.

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.

Memory Makers Alzheimer/Dementia Community Resource/Support Group: For family, caregivers, friends, or anyone in the community who needs the support. Meetings held the last Thursday of each month, 4pm. Rutherford Town Hall, 129 N. Main St, Rutherfordton. 828-980-4362 or 828-980-1034.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, and toilet tissue. 828-245-0095.

Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed Items: 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: Volunteers, canned meat, vegetables & fruits, pasta, sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly, mac-n-cheese, peanut butter & jelly, meals in a can, and toiletry. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent & family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising children. 828-286-3901.

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