Community Events 9/29/11-10/5/11

Community Events 9/29/11-10/5/11

Bingo at the VFW
Every Thursday night at 6PM. Refreshments & food are available for purchase. The top prize for the last game is $500. Proceeds from bingo benefit veterans in the surrounding communities. Located on Withrow Road. Forest City.

Stop Smoking Now
Free stop smoking classes are offered at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center Monday evenings from 4-5pm. For more information or to register for the class, please call 828-245-4596.

Blood Drives
•Fri. Sept. 30, 10am-2:30pm at Lowe’s 1788 (184 Lowe’s Blvd; Forest City) Call Ashley Loaces at 828-351-1023 for appt. •Sat. Oct. 1, 7:30am-11:30am at Goodes Creek Baptist Ch (Goodes Creek Rd; Cliffside) Call Clayton Turner 828-245-3513 for appt.  •Fri. Oct. 14, 3pm-7:30pm at Big Spring Baptist Church (534 Big Spring Baptist Ch. Rd; Ellenboro) Call Polly Gettys at 704-538-7172 for appt. •Mon. Oct, 17, 4pm-8:30pm at Corinth Baptist Church (767 Pinehurst Rd. Ellenboro) Call Linda McCurry at 828-453-8682 for appt. •Fri. Oct. 21, 4pm-9:30pm, Word of Faith (207 Old Flynn Rd. Spindale) Call Sandra Norris at 828-245-7587 for appt. •Mon. Oct. 24, 1pm-5pm, American Red Cross Rutherford Chapter (838 Oakland Rd; Forest City) Call Joyce Stott at 828-287-5916 for appt.

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.

Bill’s Creek VFD
Community Auxiliary Yard Sale Sat. Oct 1, 7am until. Will be serving breakfast & lunch. Info: 828-625-5517. Station #1 on Bill’s Creek Rd.

Scholarship Program
Rutherford County Distinguished Young Women Program formerly known as Jr. Miss. The committee is now recruiting new members to help with this year’s program. Are you willing to volunteer your time to help with practices, ticket sales, fundraising, interview techniques, clothing, props/decorations, etc? If you are interested please contact us. 828-429-5003.

Free Parenting Class Beginning
Attention parents & caregivers of children birth to twelve and prenatal moms. You are invited to a 12-week Nurturing Parenting class, meets each Thursday morning from 10:30am-12:30pm at Forest City Housing Apt. H-6, 130 Amity Drive, Forest City. No charge, just a commitment to come. Began Sept. 22, but you can still enroll Sept. 29. Info: 828-286-9590.

Brooks Benefit
Dinner & Gospel singing at Ellenboro Elementary School, Fri. Oct. 7, 5:30pm-8pm. Benefit for Claude & Wanda Brooks, Claude has recently had open heart surgery and Wanda has just had a hip replacement. Proceeds benefit outstanding medical bills. Advance tickets can be purchased at Sammy’s Supermarket or at Main Attraction Hair Salon.

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.

American Legion Post 74
Has changed the meeting day to the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The next regular meeting will be on Tues. Oct. 11. We will no longer meet on Mondays. Info: Chuck Brooks, 828-287-1294.

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.

ICC Courses in October
•Melt & Pour Soap Making •Catering Your Own Wedding •Beginning Guitar •Computer Fundamentals I •Intro to QuickBooks •Ancient Art of Papermaking •Music, Imagery and More •Digital Photography- Beginner •Interviewing for Family History •Let’s Get Organized-Computer •Line Dancing •Holiday Floral Decorating •Wilderness/Remote First Aid •T’ai Chi Chih •Notary Public •Fiscal Accountability for Non-Profits •Water exercise •Computer Fundamentals II. For info or to register call 828-286-3636 ext 346 or visit

Substance Abuse Meeting
Christian 12 step Open Arms support meeting every Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm @ Community Empowerment Building; 129 First St. Forest City. 828-305-1280.

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.