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Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10

What: Fall & Winter clothing on display. All Christmas items ½ off.

When: Nov. 8-10, 9am-2pm

Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic

More Info: Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603

Friday, November 9

What: Christmas is coming & so are the red kettles. Salvation Army kick-off ceremony for Rutherford County this year, before setting up kettles at sites around the community

When: Nov. 9, 12pm

Where: In front of Smith's Drugs, Forest City

More Info: Involved: Sgts. Les and Mary Ashby, Advisory Board Chair Faye Hassell (from Rutherford Co), Forest City Mayor John Higgins, Other local officials, Salvation Army musicians, Local bell ringers

What: Blood Drive

When: Nov. 9, 10am-2:30pm

Where: Lowe's, 184 Lowes Boulevard, Forest City

More Info: To schedule an appt please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767

Saturday, November 10

What: Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper

When: Nov. 10, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse, across from Mt. Vernon Ruth School on Hudlow Road

More Info: Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5, kids 5 and under free

What: Buffet Breakfast

When: Nov. 10, 7-10am

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Rutherfordton

More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under. Proceeds goes to help Support The Community Center

Mon.-Mon., November 12-19

What: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox National Collection Week

When: November 12-19

Where: 8 drop off locations, visit: www.samaritanspurse.org to find one near you

More Info: Judy, 828-606-3636 or Tommy 828-286-3026

Thursday, November 15

What: Chase Corner Ministries Spaghetti supper for a suggested donation of $8

When: Nov. 15, 5:30-6:45pm

Where: RS Central High School Cafeteria

More Info: Proceeds go to help your Neighbor in Need in Rutherford County. 828-247-0096

Saturday, November 17

What: 27th Annual Ellenboro Fiddlers' & Bluegrass Convention

When: Sat. Nov. 17, 6:30pm, doors open at 5pm

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

More Info: Adults $10, kids 10 & under free. Proceeds benefit Ellenboro Elementary. 828-453-7457

What: Turkey Supper

When: Sat. Nov. 17, 4pm

Where: Bill's Creek Community Center in Lake Lure

More Info: Adults $12, kids $5, 11-0. Carry out available. Raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. 828-657-5517

What: Blood Drive

When: Nov. 17, 12:30pm-5pm

Where: Wal-Mart Supercenter Store, 197 Plaza Drive, Forest City

More Info: To schedule an appt please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767

Sunday, November 18

What: Rutherford County Toy Run

When: November 18

Where: Meet at old K-Mart, next to Denny's at 12:30pm, depart at 1:30pm

More Info: Ride ends at the National Guard Armory. Food served for all participants. 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Hosted by: Prior Moose Lodge Members and Cleveland County Independent Bikers

Tuesday, November 20

What: Blood Drive

When: Tues. Nov. 20, 11am-4pm

Where: Ingles Market, 756 South Church St, Forest City

More Info: To schedule an appt please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767

Thursday, November 22

What: Thanksgiving Day Community Event (free meal & more)

When: November 22, 9-11am

Where: Cool Springs Gym, 400 W. Main St. Forest City

More Info: Free Giveaways: 200 boxes of paper products, personal hygiene. Baby diapers and blankets. Sponsored by Word of Deliverance Church, SC. Info or donations, 864-461-7178

ONGOING EVENTS

Low Cost Spay and Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

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.

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.

Korben's Attic Thrift & More: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County. Every Saturday, 9am-4pm. Accepting donations of clothes and household items. Volunteers needed! 2161 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-450-0586 or visit Facebook.com/KorbensAttic

Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center is starting its Annual Coat Drive. So if you have any coats give us a call. We also are taking Blankets, Sheets Gloves, and Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.

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, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House in Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library, 828-748-8583.

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.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables and fruits, pasta & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly items, mac-n-cheese, toiletry items. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.

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

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