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Look Good, Feel Better
2nd Monday of each month, 2pm at the Cancer Resource Center; specially-trained cosmetologists teach women techniques to cope with skin changes & hair loss as they undergo treatment for cancer; to pre-register 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com
Survivin’ Cancer Support Group
Third Monday of each month from 5pm-6pm at the Cancer Resource Center; for anyone who has heard the words “you have cancer” for more info, call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com
Stroke Support Group
Third Tuesday of each month from 3:30pm-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Info: 828-286-5198.
Empty Shoe Boxes Needed
The Food Pantry in Forest City is collecting “EMPTY” but in good condition shoe boxes that will be used for the back pack program for Christmas. Also, any slightly used coats for all ages is greatly appreciated. Please drop off your shoe boxes and coats at the Food Panty located at the back of Tri-City Mall in the old Transit Damaged Freight building. Info: Pat Evans; 828-980-2654.
ICC Classes in November
•Beginning Guitar II •Disc Golf •Expressive Water Colors •Vehicle OBD II Inspection •Design Your Own Christmas Card •Technology Tutoring •Electrical Contractor CEU • Indian Medicine Wheel •Computer Fundamentals II •Notary Public •NC Concealed Carry Handgun •Accounting & Budgeting for Non-Profits •Mindset & Moves (self-defense). To register/info, 828-286-3636, option 2, then option 1.
American Legion Post 423
Now have a charter for “Sons of American Legion”! Meets 1st Monday of every month at the Legion Building on Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. Supper at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. Info: Johnny 828-657-6145.
Mental Illness Family Support Group
Always on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month. Info: Betty Frye at 704-434-5166 or 704-583-0845.
Advance Care Planning:  Sessions consist of individualized assistance with understanding the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney.  Sessions are free.  Call Joey Revis at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
Ambassador Baptist College
Annual presentations of George Freidrich Handel’s Messiah. Fri. Nov. 23, & Sat. Nov. 24, 7pm. Both concerts will be held in the R.A. Torrey Auditorium and are free of charge. A love offering will be received. 101 Stockton St., Lattimore. Info: 704-434-0303 or visit online at www.ambassadors.edu
Blood Drives
•Tues. Nov. 27, Duke Energy Spindale **In honor of Lucas Nieman (Gail Smith’s Grandson) (330 Oakland Road; Forest City), 1pm-5:30pm. Please call 828-288-5358 to schedule your appt. •Thurs. Nov. 29, Isothermal Community College held in the Gym (Hwy 74 West; Spindale), 10:30am-6:30pm. Please go to: www.redcrossblood.org keyword is ISOTHERMAL CC to schedule your appt. Info: 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org.
An AVON products community fundraiser is being held during the month of November. 50% of proceeds will be donated to Holland House Drop-In Center for people with mental illness. Contact: Rosemary Weaver 828-748-5206.
Forest City Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thurs. Nov. 22, 7pm. Ceremony at the fountain area with music beginning at 6:30pm. Followed by an appearance of Santa at his Santa House. 
Forest City Christmas Parade
Sun. Nov. 25, 3pm-5pm. Over 300 entries. Sponsored by the Forest City Merchants Association.
Local Benefit
CWS will be holding a benefit event at the National Guard on Fri. Nov. 30th, all proceeds will go to the local Christmas cheer to help families in need. Robbie E. from TNA will be at the event to show his support to our kids in the community. 
HOPE Grief Support Group 
through Hospice of Rutherford County will take place on Tues. Nov. 27, 6pm at Hospice. This is a free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Info: 828-245-0095 or to register.  
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 for this program. Contact Lt. Godlock 828-287-6395, Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.

is a grief support group for parents who have lost an adult child.  The next meeting will take place at Hospice of Rutherford County on Mon. Nov. 26, 10am.  Info: 828-245-0095 or to register. 
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. For more information, please call  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. 
Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Thurs. Nov. 22, 9am-11am at Cool Springs Gym; 400 West Main St., Forest City. Free Meals, Canned Goods, Clothes. Also, 200 boxes of Household Paper Products, baby diapers and more to the first 200 families. Sponsored by Word of Deliverance, R.O.T.W. Reaching Outside The Walls Ministry in Chesnee, SC. Info: 864-461-7178.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County
Is a program established for the purpose of obtaining information about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. You do not have to reveal your name. Your information could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers 828-286-8477.
The Military Order of Purple Heart 
Is starting a chapter in the Forest City, NC area and is seeking all veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard who has been combat wounded in America’s wars and have received the Purple Heart medal. For info or to join, write or call Peter Meletis; 1007 Briarcliff Road, Mooresville, NC 28115, 704-664-7766 or write Bailey Gillespie; POB 365 Spindale, NC 28160.
Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4pm-5pm at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center. For more information, please call 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com
Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of every month from 5pm-6:30pm at the Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Info: 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com

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