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Framework for Understanding Poverty
Sponsored by: Communities In Schools of Rutherford County and Calvary Baptist Church. Two Opportunities to attend a session: Sun. Oct. 10th, 6-8pm at Calvary Baptist Church, 224 Chimney Rock Rd, Rutherfordton or Mon. Oct. 11th, 9:30am-12:30pm, Library Auditorium at Isothermal Community College. No charge to public.

Fresh Produce Safety Training
A program to educate fruit and vegetable growers about measures to minimize food safety risks. The Rutherford Extension Center will conduct Tier 1 Training Thurs. Oct. 14, 21 & 28, 2-4pm @ 193 Callahan-Koon Rd. Spindale. Registration taken until Fri. Oct. 8. Info: 828-287-6011.

Benefit Golf Tournament
Held at Cleghorn Plantation Sat. Oct. 9, 9am. Four Man Team / Captain’s Choice cost $40 per player, $160 per team.  Proceeds go toward Anath Christian Academy located in Gilkey.  Contact Dwayne Stott at 828-287-0461 or 828-289-0481 or Tabitha Evans at 828-289-1697.

Benefit Bluegrass Concert
Generation Gap will be making an appearance Fri. Oct. 8, 7pm at the UMLC Benefit. Doors open at 6 PM.  $5 admission for adults; children under 12 are free.  6495 Hudlow Rd. Union Mills. All proceeds benefit the UMLC and its continuing programs for the community

Blood Drive
Cliffside Masonic Sat. Oct. 9, 7:30am-12pm. Contact Wayne or Betty 828-245-7606.

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 , Rutherfordton.

Tryon Arts & Crafts Fall Festival
Oct. 16-17. Call to Artists, applications available. Non-profit crafts school located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon. Info: 828-859-8323 or www.TryonArtsandCrafts.org.

Rutherford Housing Partnership
Spaghetti Supper & desserts Thurs. Oct. 21, 5:30-6:45pm, $7. R-S Central High Cafeteria. Prior to Carolina Gospel Association concert.

NAMI Rutherford/Cleveland
Will observe Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) by taking part in a statewide balloon launch Sat. Oct. 9, 12PM outside the Orthodontics office of G. Stephen Bell, D.D.S. 492 West Main St. Forest City.  MIAW runs October 3-9 and is an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

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.

Pink Ladies***Huge***Indoor Yard Sale
Sat. Oct. 16, 7:30am-1pm at the Cancer Resource Center, OneSource Building, next to Belk in Forest City. Clothes, households, Christmas decorations, toys, you name it, we’ve got it. Join in the fun and support a great cause. All proceeds donated to RHI foundation to provide mammograms for uninsured women in Rutherford County.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Mental Disorders Family Support Group Mon. Oct. 11, 6pm at Cleveland Memorial Library; 104 Howie Dr. Shelby. Info: Betty Frye at 704-434-5166 or 704-583-0845.

Youth Empowerment Concert
Fall Gospel Concert Saturday, October 23rd, 7:00pm @ R-S Central High School. Featuring: In His Glory & Sisters In Christ. Tickets may be purchased at the following: 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.

ICC Classes
•Decorating on a Budget Starting October 12th. •Substance Abuse Among Us: How to Respond - Starting October 14  •Home Invasion Defense Starting October 18  •Computer Fundamentals II - Starting October 19 •Introduction to Power Point - Starting October 19. •AIDS/HIV:  October 22 - The Facts and Ethical Consideration in NC & Beyond.

Car/Truck & Motorcycle Show
The Rutherford County Ford Club is hosting its 4th Annual Hospice of Rutherford County Car/Truck & Motorcycle Show Sat. Oct. 9, 9am-3pm (rain date Oct. 23) at the Old Food Lion Parking lot directly behind Long John Silvers. Proceeds help Hospice of Rutherford County. Bring a canned food item and be registered for door prizes. All canned food goes to help Grace of God Food Pantry. Registration $15. 828-286-0364.

Storewide Half Price Sale
Hospice Resale Shop Thurs.-Sat. Oct. 7-9, 9:30am-5pm. Save _ on entire stock including clothing, collectibles, house wares, books, furniture & more. 631 Oak St. Forest City.

Gilkey Club House
BBQ Dinner & Gospel/blue grass music Sat. Oct. 9, 4:30pm until. Adults $8, ages 6-12 $5, under 5 free. Sponsored by Gilkey Ruritan Club, music by Mountain Creek Baptist Church Band.

Relay for Life Event
2nd Annual Ride for Life Sat. Oct. 16, registration 9-10am, ride starts 10:30am at Gregory’s on Main St. Sponsored by Gregory’s on Main St. & Cuttin Up On Mane St. Rutherfordton. Info: 828-287-2171 or 828-286-1816.

Country Breakfast
Fundraiser Saturday, October 16th, 7:00am-10:30am at The Mt. Vernon Club House. For more information, please call 828-429-0866.

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 Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm @ Community Empowerment Building; 129 First St. Forest City. 828-305-1280.

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. “Box City,” the kickoff event held Thurs. Oct. 7, 8pm in the church parking lot.  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.

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