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.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
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.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Fall/Winter clothing, Christmas decorations on display, Women's skirts, $1. Open Thurs.- Sat., 9am-2pm. Closed week of Thanksgiving. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Surviving the Holidays Seminar: Sat. Nov. 18, 10am-12pm. Grace Chapel Foursquare Church; 111 Mitchell St., Forest City. www.griefshare.org/holiday or 828-248-1635.
Turkey Supper Fundraiser: Sat. Nov. 18, 4pm at Bill's Creek Community Center Lake Lure. Adults $12, kids 11 & under $5. Carry out available. Annual raffle, Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. 1st prize $500 cash, & other prizes. 828-625-5517.
Rutherford County Toy Run: Sun. Nov. 19, 12:30pm. Meet at old K-Mart, next to Denny's. Depart at 1:30pm, ride will end at the National Guard Armory. Food served for all participants. If unable to attend, 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.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: $3 Bag Sale, Nov. 20-22. We provide the bag, you stuff it with clothes & shoes! Proceeds go back into the ministry of helping your neighbor in need! 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Veterans of all ages: You are invited to join us for an early Thanksgiving Meal on Tues. Nov. 21, 5pm. Come and enjoy this meal with other Veterans in the community as well as our own. First responders encouraged to attend. RSVP by Mon. Nov. 20. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Community Thanksgiving Day Event: FREE MEAL & MORE! Thurs. Nov. 23, 9-11am at Cool Springs Gym; 400 W. Main St., Forest City. Free Giveaways: paper products, personal hygiene, canned goods and baby diapers. Sponsored By: Word Of Deliverance Assemblies, INC. R.O.T.W. Reaching Outside the Walls Ministries, Chesnee, SC. 864-461-7178.
Turkey Shoot: Sat. Nov. 25, 8-10am at The Gilkey School Community Center. Bring your 12gage Gun. We will furnish the ammunition. Call Dale Smith, 828-287-4120 or Harry Deyton at 828-429-9075 for more info. Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Town of Forest City Christmas Parade: Sun. Nov. 26, 3-5pm.
Big Gospel Explosion: Sun. Nov. 26, 2pm at Legion Hut of Forest City. Free admission. Featuring groups from Forest City, Shelby, Marion, Gastonia, Spartanburg, Chesnee and Columbia. Special guest & MC Ricky Wilkerson. Presented by Big Dog Patterson and Music City Records Bo Whitesides.
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Event: •Tues. Nov. 28, 10am: Wreath, Garland, and Swag Making (bring wreath form). 828-625-2540.
Paws of Rutherford County: Low Cost Spay and Neuter Transport, Tues. Nov. 28. Cats: $25. Dogs: $35. Rabies vaccine: $10. If you see a dog in need of dog food or a dog house, please call us and let us know. You will stay anonymous and help a dog in need. 888-422-7303 or Pawsrc.org
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, 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.
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.
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.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. 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
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.
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.
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.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Meeting: Last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.