Thursday, November 22
What: Thanksgiving Day Community Event (free meal & more)
When: November 22, 9-11am
Where: Cool Springs Gym, 400 W. Main St. Forest City
More Info: Free: 200 boxes of paper products, personal hygiene, baby diapers & blankets. Sponsor: Word of Deliverance Church, SC. Info/donations 864-461-7178
What: Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner for needy people in the community
When: November 22, 11am
Where: Grace of God Rescue Mission, Forest City
More Info: If you know a less fortunate person/family that needs a meal, invite them
Monday, November 26
What: Support Group, Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) - Rutherford County Chapter Meeting
When: Mon. Nov. 26, 6-7:30pm
Where: Ellenboro Elementary School, 813 Piney Mountain Ch. Rd., Ellenboro.
More Info: Michael LePage, Regional Director for Asheville office of Autism Society of NC, speaking on services through ASNC. 828-289-6671
Tuesday, November 27
What: Fundraiser to benefit dogs and cats of Rutherford County
When: Nov. 27, 5-8pm
Where: RC Humane Society Thrift Shop, 305 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure
More Info: $5 donation at the door. Door prizes, 50:50 raffle.
Thursday, November 29
What: Blood Drive
When: Nov. 29, 10:30am-3pm
Where: Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, 2527 Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro
More Info: Appt: Jennifer 828-657-9998 ext. 7
Saturday, December 1
What: Kids Christmas Party
When: Dec. 1, 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton
More Info: Visit Santa, make Christmas ornament,free 5x7 picture, refreshments
Thursday, December 13
What: Spaghetti supper, $8
When: Dec. 13, 5:30-6:45pm
Where: RS Central High School Cafeteria
More Info: Proceeds 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: Sponsor a Veterans' Wreath. Daughters of the American Revolution Rutherford Chapter supports WAA in Rutherford County. Call 828-657-6488 or 828-245-2658 to order by Dec. 3.
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.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Low Cost Spay and Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
Korben's Attic Thrift & More: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County. Saturdays 9am-4pm. Accepting donations of clothes & household items. Volunteers needed! 2161 Hudlow Rd, Forest City. 828-450-0586 or visit Facebook.com/KorbensAttic
Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.
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. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 for appt.
Annual Coat Drive: 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.
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 in 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 and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.
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.
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.
Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? You are invited to the Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings which meet the 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Call Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location or more info. Women only, no charge. Support one another!
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens and help them and 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.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.
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 detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.
NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This 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.
Paws of Rutherford County: Offers low cost spay and neuter twice every month. Free pet food and 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. Please check with us before taking the to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave message.