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Thursday, November 29

What: Blood Drive

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

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

More Info: To schedule an appt call Jennifer Powell at 828-657-9998 ext. 7

Thursday - Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 1

What: Christmas decorations 75% off. All clothing and housewares 50% off

When: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 9am-2pm

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

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

Saturday, December 1

What: Kids Christmas Party

When: Dec. 1, 11:30am-1:30pm

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Road, Rutherfordton

More Info: Visit with Santa, Make a Christmas ornament and Pictures with Santa (one 5x7 Free). Refreshments

What: Santa on the Rock with Live Music

When: December 1, 11am-2pm

Where: Chimney Rock State Park, 431 Main St., Chimney Rock

More Info: Cost: Included with Park Admission or Raptor Pass

What: Lighting up Lake Lure for the Holidays

When: December 1, 4:30pm

Where: West side of the Flowering Bridge, Lake Lure

More Info: Holiday Caroling led by LLCA Students and student poetry readings before the lighting

Monday, December 3

What: Blood Drive

When: December 3, 3:30-6:30pm

Where: Golden Valley Community Club, Bostic 127 Jonestown Rd., Bostic

More Info: To schedule an appt please call 1-888-59-blood

Friday, December 7

What: A night of Gospel, Bluegrass and Christmas music with Indebted and the Parton Family

When: December 7, music at 7pm

Where: Union Mills Learning Center, Hudlow Rd.

More Info: Meal at 6pm, $8. Ham or Turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, potatoes, roll, dessert and drink. Music at 7pm. Free admission, join us for a great night of fellowship

Thursday, December 13

What: Spaghetti supper, $8

When: Dec. 13, 5:30-6:45pm

Where: RS Central High School Cafeteria

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

Saturday, December 15

What: National Wreaths Across America Day

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

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

More Info: Join us by sponsoring a Veterans' Wreath. The Daughters of the American Revolution Rutherford Chapter is a non-profit organization that supports WAA in Rutherford County. Call 828-657-6488 or 828-245-2658 for assistance in ordering. Wreaths must be ordered by deadline of December 3, to ensure delivery.

Tuesday, December 18

What: Blood Drive

When: December 18, 8am-1:30pm

Where: RS Central High School, 641 US 221 Rutherfordton

More Info: To schedule an appt please call 1-888-59-blood

What: Blood Drive

When: December 18, 8am-1pm

Where: Chase High School, 1603 Chase High Rd., Forest City

More Info: To schedule an appt please call 1-888-59-blood


Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings the 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Call Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location or more info. Women only, no charge. Support one another!

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.

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. 828-286-8477.

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.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This group is for those who have family members who are dealing with mental illness.

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.

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.

DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month. Potluck Dinner is provided 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.

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.

American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday every month. Dinner 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

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.

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

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