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
Now thru Sat., November 30
What: Coat Drive (new and gently used coats, shoes, scarves, gloves, and hats)
When: Month of November
Where: Drop-off sites: Lake Lure, Rutherfordton and Forest City Police Depts, Rutherford Weekly and The Daily Courier.
More Info: Call Pam 828-447-5931 or Regina 828-639-2211 about becoming a sponsor
Monday thru Saturday, December 2-7
What: Store-wide Half Price Sale
When: Dec. 2-7, 10am-5pm
Where: Yokefellow Thrift Store, 132 Blanton Street, Spindale.
More Info: Proceeds go to Rutherford County residents in need of a helping hand.
Friday, December 6
What: Great Food and Music
When: Dec. 6, meal at 5:30pm, music at 6:30pm
Where: Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills
More Info: Featured singers; The Harrill's and The Jackson's. Ham or Turkey plates, $8.
Saturdays, December 7 & 21
What: Rutherford County Winter Farmers Market
When: 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month, 8am-12pm
Where: 211 N. Main, Rutherfordton
More Info: Hosted by Main Street Market
Thursday, December 9
What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck
When: Dec. 9, arrive by 8am, distribution at 10am. First come, first serve.
Where: Isothermal Community College, 286 ICC Loop, Spindale
More Info: Sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries. 828-247-0096
Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent & family support group of pre-school aged kids, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns & joys of raising kids. 828-286-3901.
Annual Coat Drive: By Gilkey School Community Center. Also taking Blankets, Gloves, and Toboggans. For Deliver or Pickup call Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673, Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.
Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. NOT accepting clothing donations at this time. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings on 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Women only, no charge. Call Sally Claroni for location a& info. 828-245-1390 ext. 104
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 every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-305-2278.
Coffee & Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every 3rd Thursday imonthly 9am-10:30am. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Rd, Spindale. 828-287-6185.
Grief Share Support Group: The group will meet once a month on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 10:30am at Florence Baptist Church, Forest City. Anyone experiencing grief is encouraged to attend.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments & 7pm meeting. 828-305-8654 or 828-287-3412.
Rutherford County Farmers Market: The Winter Market is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Hours: 8am until noon. 211 N. Main, Rutherfordton.
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: Private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095.