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Thursday - Saturday, Dec. 6-8

What: Christmas decorations 75% off. Clothing & housewares 50% off

When: Dec. 6-8, 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

Friday, December 7

What: Night of Gospel, Bluegrass & Christmas music with Indebted & the Parton Family

When: December 7, music at 7pm

Where: Union Mills Learning Center, Hudlow Rd.

More Info: Meal: 6pm $8. Ham or turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, potatoes, roll, dessert & drink. Free admission.

Saturday, December 8

What: Buffet Breakfast

When: Dec. 8, 7am-10am

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Rutherfordton

More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 & under. Proceeds support community center

What: The Village School of Gaffney's 6th Annual Santa's 5k Holiday Hustle and ½ mile Fun Run

When: Dec. 8, 8am

Where: Downtown Gaffney

More Info: Registration: $25 in advance, $30: day of race, $15: for ½ mile Fun Run. Same day registration 7AM, start time 8AM in front of the City Hall. Breakfast will be provided and Santa will be present. Register online: www.strictlyrunning.com or 864-487-5080

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, ceremony at noon

Where: Rutherford County Cemetery, Chase High Rd., Forest City

More Info: Daughters of the American Revolution Rutherford Chapter supports WAA in Rutherford County. To sponsor a Veterans' Wreath, call 828-657-6488 or 828-245-2658

What: Lost Playwrights Meeting

When: Dec. 15, 1:30-4:30pm

Where: Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington St., Hendersonville

More Info: Persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are invited. No dues

Tuesday, December 18

What: Blood Drive

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

Where: RS Central High School, 641 US 221 Rutherfordton

More Info: For 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: For appt please call 1-888-59-blood

ONGOING EVENTS

Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center Annual Coat Drive. If you have any coats give us a call. Also taking Blankets, Sheets, Gloves, & Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172.

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.

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, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library, 828-748-8583.

Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent & family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns & the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. At the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables & fruits, pasta & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly items, mac-n-cheese, toiletry items. 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 at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095.

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.

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.

Paws of Rutherford County: Free Spay and Neuter for all RC Bully Breeds and for other breeds who's owners are on public assistance. This will last until our funds run out. To make an appt, please call 888-422-7303.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 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.

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

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

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. 828-305-8654 or 828-287-3412.

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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