American Legion Post #74: Meets 4th Tuesday monthly; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner 6pm, meeting to follow. Bingo Thursdays: doors open 6pm. Food available. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
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. Dale Smith, 828-287-4120 or Harry Deyton at 828-429-9075. Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Top Prospect Baseball Club: 2018 Summer Baseball Tryouts: Sat. Nov. 25, restoration 12pm, start 1pm at Crest High School; 800 Old Boiling Springs Rd., Shelby, NC 28152. 704-962-4475.
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. 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: Nov. 28, 10am: Wreath, Garland & Swag Making (bring wreath form). 828-625-2540.
Paws of Rutherford County: Low Cost Spay & 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, let us know. You will stay anonymous and help a dog in need. 888-422-7303 or Pawsrc.org
Holiday Concert: Handel's Messiah at Ambassador Baptist College, Fri. Dec. 1, & Sat. Dec. 2, 7pm. Doors open each night at 6:15pm. 101 Stockton St, Lattimore. Info, 704-434-0303 or visit www.ambassadors.edu
Town of Rutherfordton-Spindale Christmas Parade: Sat. Dec. 2. Spindale: 3:30pm, Rutherfordton: 5pm. Enjoy decorated store live window displays along Main Street. Rutherfordton Tree Lighting & Jazz concert at 6pm.
Depression and Anxiety Support Group: meeting every Tuesday starting December 5th at the Cleveland County Memorial Library, 6-7pm. For details please visit www.depressionanxietysupport.com.
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. 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. 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
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.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Meeting: Last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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 Road, Forest City. 828-245-0095.
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.
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.
A.B.B.A. Anorexics, Bulimics, and Bingers Anonymous: Meetings held each month 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1-4pm at Tanners Grove UMC. Sharon, 828-245-1983 or email: email@example.com
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.
Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. The GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. First come, first serve. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
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.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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.