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Thursday October 18

What: Fundraiser Meal to support your Neighbor in Need

When: Oct. 18, 5:30-6:45pm

Where: RS Central Cafeteria

More Info: Spaghetti meal including drink & dessert prior to attending the Carolina Gospel Association's concert with Karen Peck & New River. $8 suggested donation. Proceeds support Chase Corner Ministries.

Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 18-20

What: Fall & Winter clothing on display. Halloween items 75% off. Christmas decorations on the shelves.

When: Oct. 18-20, 9am-2pm

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

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

Friday, October 19

What: Blood Drive

When: Oct. 19, 12pm-5:30pm

Where: Forest City Fire Dept., 186 S. Church St., Forest City.

More Info: Give blood and help save local lives! 1-888-592-5663

Saturday, October 20

What: BBQ Chicken Dinner

When: Oct. 20, 4-7pm

Where: Piedmont Pleasant Hill Community Center, 1761 Maple Creek Road, Rutherfordton

More Info: Kids 6-10 $5, under 6 free. Proceeds go toward new roof for community center

What: Domestic Violence and Abuse Seminar

When: Oct. 20, 2pm. Public Invited.

Where: St. John AME Zion Church, 109 N. Ridgecrest Ave., Rutherfordton

More Info: Speaker: J'Anmetra JoJo Waddell. 828-287-0073. Sponsored by Education Youth Dept.

What: Lost Playwrights Meeting

When: Oct. 20, 2pm

Where: Henderson County Library, 301 North Washington Street, Hendersonville

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

Monday, October 22

What: Blood Drive

When: Oct. 19, 3-7:30pm

Where: Corinth Baptist Church, 767 Pinehurst Rd., Ellenboro

More Info: Give blood and help save local lives! 1-888-592-5663

Wednesday, October 24

What: Blood Drive

When: Oct. 24, 2-6pm

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, 217 Gilkey School, Rutherfordton

More Info: Give blood and help save local lives! 1-888-592-5663

Wednesday, October 24

What: Coffee & Conversation Continues (wonderful truths about being an Introvert)

When: Oct. 24, 3-4:30pm

Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Rd., Lake Lure

More Info: Free of charge, light refreshments provided. Facilitated by: Mary Teitano, Counselor

Saturday, October 27

What: The Rutherford County NAACP Branch #5444, will sponsor the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet

When: Oct. 27, 4pm. Public invited

Where: Location: One13, West Court Street, Rutherfordton

More Info: Guest Speaker: NC NAACP President, Rev. Dr. Anthony Spearman. Cost: $30. Rosaleen Francis, 828-748-4680

Sunday, October 28

What: Free Rabies Clinic

When: Oct. 28, 10am-2pm

Where: Rutherford County Health Dept. 221 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale

More Info: free drive thru clinic provides free rabies vaccines and free microchips (while supplies last and limit 3 microchips per family) and 5 way vaccinations only $5. Rabies vaccines are required by NC State Law for any pet 4 months and older

Monday, October 29

What: Support Group, Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) - Rutherford County Chapter Meeting

When: Mon. Oct. 29, 6-7:30pm

Where: Ellenboro Elementary School, 813 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Ellenboro, NC 28040

More Info: Join us for a presentation by Kerri Eaker, Education Outreach Coordinator with Family Support Network of Western North Carolina (FSN of WNC), on services available through FSN & how families may access them. 828-289-6671

Tuesday, October 30

What: Make a Super-Splat Monster & Sock Monster

When: Oct. 30, 4-5pm

Where: Mountains Branch Library, Lake Lure

More Info: Ages 6-12. Wear your costume for Halloween treats! Bring a stray sock to make a sock monster

Wednesday, October 31

What: Trick or Treat

When: Oct. 31, 4-6pm

Where: on Main Street Forest City

More Info: Have fun and enjoy

What: Blood Drive

When: Oct. 31, 10:30am-3pm

Where: Rutherfordton ABC, 441 S. Main Street, Rutherfordton

More Info: Give blood and help save local lives! 1-888-592-5663


Rutherford County Farmers Market: Saturdays now thru October 27, 9am-1pm. Meet local farmers and artisans. Shop for flowers and plants from local nurseries, fruits and veggies, arts and crafts. 172 Depot Street, Forest City.

Paws of Rutherford County: Low cost spay & neuter twice every month. Free pet food & 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. Check with us before taking to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave mssg.

Coffee & Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every third Thursday monthly 9am-10:30am. Coffee, treats, conversation & a good time. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Rd, Spindale. Info, Susan 828-287-6185.

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 & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm County Annex Bldg. Main St., Rutherfordton. Don, 828-453-1698 or Bob, 828-429-2924.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.

Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday monthly 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group Tuesdays 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. 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.

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.

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