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Coat Give Away

Gilkey School Community Center still has coats to give away. If anyone is in the need for one, call Gail Parton at 828-287-4830 or 828-289-5208 or Hilda Roper at 828-287-5673 to arrange a time to get one.


Al-a-non Meetings 

Monday evenings newcomers meeting held at 6:30pm. Al-a-non meeting at 7pm. Friends and family of alcoholics and addicts welcome. Held at the First United Methodist Church, 264 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. For more info please call Priscilla, 828-288-2767.


American Legion Post 74

Inaugural Bingo Night, every Thursday starting Nov. 6, 7pm. At the former Green Hill School; 2501 US Hwy. 64/74A, Rutherfordton.


Fall Leaf Peeping at Chimney Rock

Now thru Nov. 7th. Witness Western NC’s legendary fall colors from high atop Chimney Rock with up to 75-mile panoramic views overlooking Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills. Get weekly fall color updates at http://chimneyrockpark.com/visit/fallcolor.php


Salute to Veterans Celebration

Sat. Nov. 8, 9:30am-12pm. Rutherford County Courthouse, North Main St., downtown Rutherfordton. Experience the Presentation of Colors (Flag Ceremony) and the Missing Man Table Ceremony (Honoring Our POW/MIA), Explore Military Vehicles and Displays. Rain location; National Guard Armory, 890 Withrow Rd., Forest City. Support Toys For Tots, bring a toy. Sponsored by the Marine Corps League Det.#1221, all proceeds remain in Rutherford County.

Chase Corner Ministries 

$2 Bag Sale, now thru Sat. Nov. 8, 8:30am-2:30pm. We provide the bag – all you can stuff in it. Proceeds help local needy in our community. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.


Holiday Bazaar 

Sat. Nov. 8, 8am-1pm at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Community members will be selling various items such as homemade jams & jellies, handmade crafts, baked goods, etc. Sausage biscuit, or biscuit and gravy for $1 each and a complimentary cup of coffee.


Pilot Club of Rutherford County Bazaar Fundraiser 

Sat., Nov 8, 7am-1pm at First Baptist Church, Forest City. Breakfast items and soup lunch will be sold. Variety of soups available for take out. Baked Goods and Pecan Sale. Lots of Christmas items. Also selling household items, odds and ends and clothes.


2nd Annual Climbin’ the Chimney

Sat. Nov. 8, 11am-3pm. Experience Chimney Rock from a rope with the Southeast’s leader in rock climbing education, Fox Mountain Guides. All equipment is provided. Cost: Up to four climbs or rappels offered for only $20 plus Park admission.


Honoring Local African American Veterans

From the Civil War era through the Vietnam era. Numerous photographs, documents, artifacts. Old Dunbar Community Center, 421 Hardin Rd., Forest City. Sat., Nov. 8, exhibit opens 12pm; program begins 1pm. Sun. Nov. 9, 1-4pm. Sponsored by the African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County.

Yokefellow Service Center

Half price sale thru Sat. Nov. 8, 10am-5pm. Proceeds benefit county residents with emergency needs. 132 Blanton St., Spindale. 


Ham and Chicken Pie Supper 

Fundraiser, Sat. Nov 8, 4:30pm-7pm at Mt. Vernon Community Club House. Adults $8, kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under Free. All you can eat! 


State Employees Credit Union, Forest City Branch: Collecting items for the Rutherford County Schools Back Pack Program thru Nov. 21st. Pop tarts, easy Mac, pop top soup/fruit, juice boxes, pop top cans such as Chef Boyardee. A list is available at the branch.


Fiddlers’  Bluegrass Convention

Sat. Nov. 22, 6:30pm at Ellenboro School Gym, 813 Piney Mountain Church Rd., Ellenboro. Admission $10. BBQ supper, 4:30-6:30pm. Proceeds to benefit Colfax Free Fair Exhibits. 828-453-7457 or 828-453-0342.


Bill’s Creek Community Center 

Turkey Supper Fundraiser, Sat. Nov. 22, 4pm. Adults $10, kids 4-12 $5. Carry-out available. Annual raffle to benefit Bill’s Creek Volunteer Fire Dept., Tickets $1 or 6 for $5. 1st prize $500 cash. Info, Barbara Welge, 828-625-5517.


Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex & toilet tissue. Info 828-245-0095.


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. 


South Mountain Christian Camp

Is in need of basketballs, soccer balls, volley balls, ping pong paddles and balls, zip lock bags in sandwich, quart and gallon sizes, an automobile battery charger and outdoor benches. If you would like to donate new or gently used items in this list, please contact us at 828-245-3322, or bring them by the camp office anytime, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

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.


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. Crime Stoppers 828-286-8477.


Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt or for more info.


Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.


Al-Anon Family Groups

Patience AFG: Mondays, 7pm at Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org


GWRRA NC Chapter NC-P-2

Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at Ryan’s Steakhouse, Forest City. Eat at 6:30pm, Meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Jim Brabb, 828-447-7739.


Free Spay and Neuter

PAWS of Rutherford County and The Community Partnership for Pets (CPPI) in Henderson County have joined forces to offer free spay and neuter to any Pit Bull dog or Pit Bull mix dog in Rutherford County. We will spay or neuter every Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix for free. That includes a rabies shot, too. There is no income limit. There is no time limit on this offer. Info: www.pawsrc.com or 888-422-7303.


Rabies Clinic

Animal Control, offers a one-year Rabies Vaccine on the first Wednesday of each month, the cost is $7. 278 Laurel Hill Rd. Rutherfordton. Info: 828-287-6025.


Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

We accept donations of food & bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. Donations are tax deductible. Open, Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 

Low Cost Spay and Neuters

You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost Spay/Neuter program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

Rutherford County Animal Assistance Programs

For information on re-homing your pet, free pet food pantries, free or low cost spay and neuter, volunteering, fostering, adopting and more, please call 828-202-9112.

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