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Oak Grove Healthcare Center
Halloween Carnival Thurs. Oct. 28, 6-8pm. Food, 5pm. Haunted House/Games, 6pm. Costume Contest, 6:15pm & Trick or Treating, 6:30pm. 518 Old US Hwy. 221

Youth Empowerment Concert
Fall Gospel Concert Sat. Oct. 23, 7pm @ RS Central High School. Featuring: In His Glory & Sisters In Christ. Tickets may be purchased at: Bubba’s Fun Park, WCAB Radio, Music City Records, The Youth Empowerment Offices next door to Bojangles, and from a Youth Empowerment Board Members and Staff.

Coat Drive
During the month of October, the senior high youth of Spindale United Methodist Church will hold a coat drive to raise awareness of homelessness in Rutherford County. Collection boxes for coats, blankets & non-perishable foods will be placed at Smith’s Drugs, Spindale Drug & Bi-Lo. Collected items will be given to Yokefellow & Grace of God Rescue Mission.

Red Cross Events & Class Schedule
•Adult/Child & Infant CPR Sat. Nov. 13, 8:30am-Until. •Adult CPR Mon. Nov. 15, 6pm-Until. •Child & Infant CPR Tues. Nov. 16, 6pm-Until. •First Aid Sat. Nov. 20, 8:30pm-Until. Preventing Disease Transmission. All classes must be paid in advance. Info: 828-287-5916. 838 Oakland Rd. Forest City.

NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland
Education Forum Tues. Oct. 26, 7:15pm at Henderson Care Center; 125 Henderson Circle Forest City. Speaker: Blair Clark.

Blood Drives
•Fri. Oct. 22, 4-9:30pm at Word of Faith (Spindale) Call Sandra Norris at 828-245-7587 for appt. •Mon. Oct. 25, 2-6:30pm at American Red Cross Rutherford Chapter (838 Oakland Rd. Forest City) Call 828-287-5916 for appt. •Fri. Oct. 29, 1-5:30pm at Chili’s of Forest City. Call Stewart Williams at 828-286-0008 for appt.

Chicken & Country Ham Supper  
Sat. Oct. 23, 4pm until. Held at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painter’s Gap Rd. Union Mills. Live music: Norris West Family-Bluegrass/Gospel.

Free Chair Massage to Veterans
Thera-ssage will be giving free chair massage to veterans (no appt. necessary) Thurs. Nov. 11, 9am-6pm. Any Veteran who would like to book a full hour appointment will get it for half-price (must have appt.) Any Vet returning from a war zone in the past 12 months is entitled to one free hour of massage (does not have to be on Nov. 11, just call us anytime). Refreshments served. Please Join Us. Active duty & retired welcome. 431 S. Main St. Rutherfordton. 828-288-3727.

DAV Yard Sale
Nov. 5 & 6, 7am-2pm at National Guard Armory; 890 Withrow Rd. Forest City. Sponsored by DAV Rutherford County Chapter 25. All proceeds go to support Veterans Aid Program.

Low Income Energy Assistance
Applications will be taken during the first two weeks of November (1st  thru 12th) between the hours of 8:30am-5pm Mon.-Fri. Info: 828-287-6165.

Mt. Vernon Clubhouse
Country Ham & Chicken Pie Supper Sat. Oct. 30, 4:30pm-until. Adults $8, kids 6-12
$5, under 5 free. Please bring one non-perishable food item for the community pantry. All proceeds go toward the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Children & Youth Programs.

Fall Festival
Thomas Jefferson Classical Grammar; Friday, Oct.  22, 5-8pm: Inflatables, games, petting zoo, haunted hallway, concessions, pumpkin sale, half-and-half raffle and much more!  All funds raised will benefit teachers and staff.

Rutherford Community Theatre
Presents “Sin in the South” a southern satire and family comedy Sat. 10/23, 7:30pm & Sun. 10/24, 2:30pm. Ticket prices $5, 12 and under free. Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our soup kitchens. Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd.

Benefit Bluegrass Concert
Come out and be entertained by High Cotton Sky Fri. Oct. 22, 7pm. Also appearing will be Todd Elliott and Friends! Open jam on stage follows! Doors open at 6PM. Adults $5, kids under 12 free. Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd.

Washburn Community Outreach Center
2 for $.25 Porch Sale. Also, 1/2 price sale for the entire store including winter. Hours: Thurs.-Sat., 9am-2pm. New Class beginning Tops (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)is coming to the Washburn Community Thurs. Oct 21, 5:30pm in the FLC of Salem United Methodist Church.

Basket-Making Workshop
Brenda Atchley will teach how to weave a Nantucket mini-basket at the Rutherford County Visual Arts Center Sat. Nov. 6, 9:30am-1pm. 160 N. Main St. Rutherfordton.

Whitehouse Community Center
Chicken Supper w/Country Ham Sat. Oct. 23, 4pm until. 5408 Painters Gap Rd. Union Mills. Live entertainment with Norris West Family Bluegrass/Gospel.

Cleveland Women’s Show
Sat. Oct. 23, 11am-5pm at Cleveland Mall in Shelby. Fashion Show, Cooking, Free Health Screenings, Shopping, Interactive Exhibits, and much more. If interested in becoming a vendor, or for more info call Charles Walton at 704-904-6297.

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 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.

Substance Abuse Meeting
Christian 12 step Open Arms support meeting every Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm @ Community Empowerment Building; 129 First St. Forest City. 828-305-1280.

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