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Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 15-17

What: Women's shirts $1. Christmas clothing $1. If you signed up for turkeys, they will be given away Sat. Nov. 17, 9am-12pm. Closed week of Thanksgiving.

When: Nov. 15-17, 9am-2pm

Where: Washburn Community Outreach Ctr, 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic

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

Thurs.-Mon., November 15-19

What: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox National Collection Week

When: November 15-19

Where: 8 drop off locations, visit: www.samaritanspurse.org

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

Thursday, November 15

What: Chase Corner Ministries Spaghetti Supper, suggested donation $8

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

Where: RS Central High School Cafeteria

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

Friday, November 16

What: Annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Music

When: Nov. 16, 6pm

Where: Union Mills Community Clubhouse, 6097 Hudlow Road, Union Mills

More Info: Sponsored By: Union Mills Presbyterian Church. Bluegrass Music By Mountain Bridge. Free. James Koone 828-289-7558 or Peggy Koone 828-289-7523

What: Art Lessons for Kids

When: Nov. 16, 3:30-4:30pm

Where: Mountains Branch Library, Lake Lure

More Info: Art classes for ages 4 & up. Kids, make a Clay Turkey!

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 Ctr, Lake Lure

More Info: Adults $12, kids $5, 11-0. Carry out also. Raffle tickets $1 ea. or 6.$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: For appt visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767

What: Lost Playwrights Meeting

When: Nov. 17, 2-4pm

Where: Kaplan Auditorium Henderson County Library, 301 N Washington St., Hendersonville

More Info: No dues. For anyone interested in theatre or creative writing.

Sunday, November 18

What: Rutherford County Toy Run

When: November 18

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

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

Tuesday, November 20

What: Blood Drive

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

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

More Info: For appt visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767

What: Free Spay & Neuter for all Bully Breeds & for other breeds with owners on public assistance

When: starts Nov. 20

Where: Paws of Rutherford County

More Info: Call for appt 888-422-7303

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: 200 boxes of paper products, personal hygiene. Baby diapers & blankets. Sponsor: Word of Deliverance Ch, SC. Info or donations, 864-461-7178

Monday, November 26

What: Support Group, Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC)- Rutherford County Chapter Meeting

When: Mon. Nov. 26, 6-7:30pm

Where: Ellenboro Elementary School, 813 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Ellenboro

More Info: Michael LePage, Regional Director for Asheville office of ASNC (Autism Society NC), speaking on services available through ASNC. 828-289-6671

Tuesday, November 27

What: Fundraiser to benefit dogs and cats of Rutherford County

When: Nov. 27, 5-8pm

Where: RC Humane Society Thrift Shop, 305 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure

More Info: $5 donation at the door. Door prizes, 50:50 raffle.

Thursday, November 29

What: Blood Drive

When: Nov. 29, 10:30am-3pm

Where: Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, 2527 Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro

More Info: For appt call Jennifer Powell at 828-657-9998 ext. 7

Saturday, December 15

What: National Wreaths Across America Day

When: Dec. 15, Laying of wreaths 10am-11am & ceremony starting at noon

Where: Rutherford County Cemetery, Chase High Road, Forest City

More Info: Join us by sponsoring a Veterans' Wreath. Daughters of the American Revolution Rutherford Chapter is a non-profit organization that supports WAA in Rutherford Co. Call 828-657-6488 or 828-245-2658 to order wreath. Must order by Dec. 3, to ensure delivery.


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

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.

Coffee and Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every 3rd Thursday in the month, 9am-10:30am. Coffee, treats, conversation and a good time. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Road, Spindale. Info, Susan 828-287-6185.

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.

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at the County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and 7pm meeting. Info, Commander Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Adjutant Harwood 828-287-3412.

Paws of Rutherford County: Offers low cost spay and neuter twice every month. Free pet food and dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog house you would like to donate please call. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help. Please check with us before taking the to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave message.

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

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