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Full Circle Arts 11am-5pm, Wed., Thurs., & Fri.; 10am-2pm Sat. 42-B Third Street, NW, Hickory. Next to McGuire’s Pub, downtown. Take spiral staircase or enter through back lot. (828)322-7545

Bethlehem Library Invites Artists To Display Work for 2 month periods with an opening reception first Thurs of opening month. Art may be priced to sell. Exhibiting Artist Series featuring local & regional artists. 45 Rink Dam Rd, Bethlehem. Hours: Mon & Wed 9am-2pm, Tues & Thurs 12-7pm. (828)495-8753 or


Caldwell Arts’ Hues & Brews Fest, Lenoir, NC – Spend your day in Caldwell County enjoying all the crafts of the region, Sat, Nov 7. The HUES & BREWS STUDIO TOUR will feature artists & crafters opening their homes & studios throughout Caldwell County for visitors 9am-2pm, tour is FREE! HUES & BREWS FREE FESTIVAL 2-6 p.m. Craft Brewers from Caldwell, Catawba, Watauga, Burke counties Artwork for sale & live music. Food vendors, children’s art activities. Craft beer tasting ticket, includes collector tasting glass, is $25 advance, $30 at gate. Tickets at the Caldwell Arts Council, or purchased on the website .

CBCC Calls On Donors To Relieve Regional Blood Shortage Anyone 16 and older who weighs at least 120 pounds is encouraged to donate at one of the five CBCC centers located in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory & Monroe or at one of CBCC’s many mobile blood drives, which can be found at (704)972-4700.

Amy’s Closet Benefits Domestic Violence Victims A consignment and re-sale store which benefits Amy’s House, a safe haven for domestic violence victims, is located at 751-E North NC Hwy. 16, Denver, NC. Artists of all types may rent booths to show their work to the public. Prices for booths range from $40-50 per month. Call Ms. Shasta Steele for more information at (704)447-5115. 20% is added to item prices or a donation of 20% of the sale price is made. Proceeds go directly to Amy’s House domestic violence shelter in Lincolnton. Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm & Sun, 1-6pm. 704-483-5515. Domestic violence hotline (704)736-1224.

Exodus Works Offers Car Washes & Auto Detailing Services, 510 1st Ave SW in Hickor. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 8am-1pm. You can bring your car, truck, SUV, RV, or commercial trucks to us or we will pick it up & bring it back to you. Quick Wash starts at $15 for exterior wash & interior vacuum. Full detail $75-$100 depending on size & condition of vehicle. Special rates for RV & commercial trucks. When we hand wash your vehicle, you are helping a good person learn a new way to live after addiction or incarceration. Call James (828)962-8199

Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services VOLUNTEERS NEEDED including Meals on Wheels, Frozen Meals, Nutritional Supplements & Seniors Morning Out -- are now conducting their annual fundraising drive. Donate to these programs by writing a check to Catawba County Social Services & writing “Senior Nutrition Services” in the memo line. Mailed to PO Box 207, Newton, NC 28658. Donate online: & clicking on the red “Donate Now” button. (828)695-5610. You may also “like” the programs on Facebook at

Safe Harbor Rescue Mission Resource Warehouse & Gallery Opened Operated under the umbrella of Safe Harbor Rescue Mission Inc & is engaged in the business of collecting industrial and residential discards for creative reuse. Resource Warehouse & Gallery provides programs & services to the community, including collection & drop-off services for industrial/residential discards & other unwanted materials, low-cost resale of reclaimed materials in its retail store & an outreach program that provides hands-on, creative arts programming. 451 11th St. NW, Hickory. Open Tues & Thurs 10am-3:30pm. (828)781-1281

WRC Pantry in Critical Need The WRC personal products pantry is in critical need of the following products: Shampoo (Not dandruff shampoo) Conditioner, Deoderant, Hand Soap, Kleenex, Dish Detergent, Laundry Detergent, All Purpose Cleaner (409,etc) If you are able to help with a donation of any of these products, they can be dropped off at WRC between 9am-4pm, Mon- Thurs. For more info on the WRC pantry, Every donation is appreciated & will help the women & families who come to us for assistance. No donation is too small.  Women’s Resource Center 125 3rd St NE Hickory, NC 28601. Your tax deductible donation makes it possible to furnish these critical self-esteem items for those we serve & we thank you! (828)322-6333. Women’s Resource Center, PO Box 1608, 125 3rd St. NE, Hickory, NC, 28603.

Exodus Works Thrift Store, Please Call To Donate Items, 510 1st Ave SW, Hickory. Store hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm. To donate items, Contact Jerry Ratliff (828)781-3222.

Have Leftover Yard Sale Items? Donate Them To Hospice Thrift Store - Receive A Tax Deduction! Donations accepted: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm & Sat 10am-2pm. Schedule pickup for large items (828)267-9894.

ALFA Needs Food Pantry Items & Vegetables ALFA, a non-profit agency serving individuals living with HIV. Donations can be delivered to the ALFA office at 1120 Fairgrove Church Rd, Suite 28.  Visit Contact Andie Brymer (828)322-1447 ext. 229 or


Free Yoga Classes Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block in Hickory. Swati Bhende, a yoga instructor certified from India & the US, every Wed at 6pm. Open to teens & adults with open enrollment – attend any Wed to begin. Open to everyone, men & women. No prior experience is necessary.


Smoking cessation programs in your community 1-800-227-2345


Caldwell Heritage Museum Museum hours: 10 am - 4:30 pm, Tues-Fri, & 10 am-3 pm Saturday.  No admission charge, donations appreciated.  112 Vaiden Street SW in downtown Lenoir, NC, behind Davenport School.

Hickory Aviation Museum FREE admission! Display aircraft are: Grumman F-14D Tomcat; North American FJ-3 Fury; Douglas A-4L Skyhawk; Northrop F-5E Aggressor; Fokker F-27; Republic F-105B Thunderchief; Lockheed T-33A; DeHavilland Vampire; McDonnell-Douglas F-4B Phantom II; LTV A-7A Corsair II. F-27 & A-7A open to public, so if you’ve ever wanted to sit in the pilot’s seat, here’s your chance! Volunteers available to answer questions. Schedule group tours (828)323-1963. Veterans program open to veterans of all wars the first Sat of month beginning at 11am. Hickory Regional Airport, just off of Hwy 321, 3101 9th Ave Dr NW. Saturday 10-5, Sun 1-5.

The Hickory Museum of Art Always a broad & changing group of exhibits. Hickory’s Wink Gaines’ At HMA See rare moments of beauty and symmetry in nature during the new exhibition Nature. In High Definition: Large Format Aluminum Prints by Wink Gaines Photographer, now open in the Regal & Gifford Galleries at Hickory Museum of Art. A reception & gallery walk with Gaines will be held 6-8pm, Nov 6 at the Museum. Located in the “SALT Block” Arts & Science Center of the Catawba Valley. 243 3rd Ave NE Hickory. Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am–4pm & Sun 1–4pm. Admission is free. (828)

Catawba Science Center Catawba Science Center Classic Laser Rock music & light show. Daytime shows, cost included in CSC General Admission, first-come, first-seated basis. Fridays at 3:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 3pm. Millholland Planetarium, through Oct. 25. “Sleuthing Saturdays”, every Wednesday at 4pm & Sat at 2pm, special demonstrations unique to the exhibition will be held in the afternoons. CSC recently included public planetarium shows into to their general admissions cost. So, every time you purchase a general admission pass, you have the opportunity to see a planetarium show! For tix & showtimes. (828) 322-8169 Located in the “SALT Block” Arts & Science Center of Catawba Valley, 243 3rd Ave NE. Hours: Tues – Fri,10 am until 5 pm, Sat: 10am-4pm. Sun: 1-4p.m.

Discovery Place in Charlotte Hours: Mon–Fri 9am-4pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, noon-5pm. Located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N Tryon St.


Senior Bingo Every Wednesday At Hickory Public Library Are you a senior in search of a welcoming environment to have some fun? If so, meet with friends or new community members at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library for Bingo every Wednesday that the library is open from 9–10am. Doughnuts provided & small prizes awarded. (828)304-0500 ext 7235. Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, 375 3rd Street NE on the SALT Block In Hickory.


Unifour Christian Seniors & Single Adults. Unifour Seniors & Singles invite other people in the area to join us. Contact: Annette Strassner, (828)310-2977;



Joe LaFone & Patti’s Folk Art Friday Night! Every Friday. Everybody leaves with a masterpiece! Located at 433 5th St. SW, Hickory, NC 28602. Call 828-409-0602 for more info.

Exodus Homes’ Everything Free Day Sat, Oct ?10, 11am-2pm at the Ridgeview Recreation Center 700 1st St., SW, in Hickory. Including: free furniture, ?TVs, ?clothing, ?socks for men, women & children, ?Bibles, haircuts, manicures & face painting for kids, with hot dogs & drinks for all who attend. You must arrange for furniture to be moved from event. ALFA to provide free & confidential HIV testing with immediate test results during the event & the League of Women Voters will offer voter registration. Contact Rev. Susan Smith Walker at or (828)962-8196.

Library Hosts Conflict Resolution For Kids, Saturdays In October Licensed Professional Counselor & Life Coach Sean Jarman of Jump Start Counseling & Life Coach Services will lead a series of discussions on conflict resolution & anger management for children ages 8-13 at the Ridgeview Library. Beginning Sat, Oct 3, 9:30am with an hour long information gathering session, with follow-up 90 minute sessions beginning at 9:30am on Sat, Oct 10 & Sat, Oct 24. Participants will get the most benefit from attending all three sessions. Free & open to children ages 8-13, but space is limited. Call Ridgeview Library (828)345-6037 to register for this free program; registration is limited to 20. Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 7th Avenue SW & 1st Street SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center.

Cinema Socials Newton-Conover Auditorium Fall season of Cinema Socials. Tickets $5! Hocus Pocus Sat, Oct 31, 3pm. Costume contest, prizes free candy w/popcorn purchase. It’s the perfect afternoon activity before trick or treating in Newton’s beautiful historic district. Home Alone! Dec 19, 2pm & 7pm. Partnering with Sipe’s Orchard Home, folks are encouraged to donate child-sized seasonal clothing. By bringing in “A Mitten for a Movie,” attendees will receive free admission. or (800)838-3006.

Cinema Socials Newton-Conover Auditorium Fall season of Cinema Socials. Tickets $5! Oct 3 double feature: The Third Man, 3pm, known as one of the greatest movies of all time! 8pm, celebrate National Mean Girls Day by wearing pink like it’s Wed! Hocus Pocus Sat, Oct 31, 3pm. Costume contest, prizes free candy w/popcorn purchase. It’s the perfect afternoon activity before trick or treating in Newton’s beautiful historic district. Home Alone! Dec 19, 2pm & 7pm. Partnering with Sipe’s Orchard Home, folks are encouraged to donate child-sized seasonal clothing. By bringing in “A Mitten for a Movie,” attendees will receive free admission. or (800)838-3006.

Fire & Rescue’s Community Day/Fire Prevention week thru Oct 10. Sherrills Ford Terrell Fire – Rescue will host a community day Sat, Oct 10, 10am-3pm. Demonstrations/scenarios, entertainment & giveaways. Event will take place at headquarters located at 4011 Slanting Bridge Rd. Sherrills Ford.

Inside Pitch Toy Show Saturday, October 10, 9am-4pm. Toy, hobby, sports card & NASCAR show. Something of interest for everyone! Admission: Adults $5, Children 15 & under free. Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory. (540) 593-3736

Klingspor Woodworking Shop Extravaganza Fri, Oct 16, 9am-6pm & Oct 17, 9am-4pm. Wood working extravaganza and sale. Free demonstrations & classes. Admission: Free. Hickory Metro Convention Center, 1960 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory. Contact: Coleman M Fourshee(828) 267-3700

Quilts of the Valley - Autumn Expressions Show Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17, 9am-5pm. 200 quilts exhibited. 5 demonstrations, a raffle quilt drawing, bed turnings, quilt appraisals, scavenger hunt, door prizes, Quilts of Valor presentation, & shopping at Lily Boutique & other vendors. Quilt pictured is for the raffle. Admission: $5. Contact: Joyce Pearce or Libby Sigmon (828) 324-2620

68th Annual Craft Fair Of The Southern Highlands U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood St, downtown Asheville, NC, Oct 15–18. Nearly 200 juried artists of the Southern Highland Craft Guild selling works of clay, metal, wood, jewelry, fiber, paper, natural materials, leather & mixed media. Thurs-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 10am-5pm. Tickets: $8; Two day pass: $12; Children under 12 free. (828(298-7928.

Newton-Conover ’80 & ’81 Reunion Newton-Conover High School Classes of 1980 and 81 are having a 35 year Reunion together at The Peacock Inn at Catawba Farms, across from Southside Park on November 14th, 2015. Contact Frank Reinhardt (828)381-9844, or look him up on Facebook, for details.

HUB Christmas Show The Hudson Uptown Building is now accepting craft vendors & food vendors for our upcoming HUB Christmas Show, Dec 5, 2015. For more info contact Janice Woodie @ The HUB (828)726-8871.

Catawba Valley Toastmasters Club meets every Thurs, 6-7pm at 328, 1st Ave NW, Hickory. Meetings help to effectively formulate, organize & express your ideas to others. Want to be more confident in public speaking or giving presentations? Attend any Thursday to begin. Become the speaker & leader you want to be. Open to public. Email:

The Hickory Cribbage club “The CRIBBADIERS” is inviting new players to join weekly tournaments of friendly competition. 6:30pm each Tues, Pinecrest Senior Living Community, 915 29th Ave NE, Hickory. Members are willing to teach the game to newcomers or to help former players get back into the swing. Contact: Carole or Dennis (828)396-2165 or email

Writers’ Night Out/Poetry Hickory 2nd Tues of each month, 5pm at Taste Full Beans, 29 2nd Street NW, Hickory, Downtown. Provides area writers a chance to network with other writers & share work & info on publications, contests, & events., (828)234-4266.


Women’s Shelters & Emergency Information for experiencers of abuse. General numbers for for immediate help in NC: 800.799.7233(SAFE) & 911. (Phones are answered 24 hours per day, as noted.) Catawba County Rape Crisis: (828)322-6011 24/7. Gaston County: The Shelter, 24-Hour Crisis Line (704)852-6000. Hickory: First Step Domestic Violence Program, 24 hour crisis line: (734)722-6800. Services, (828)322-1400. Shelter: The Salvation Army Shelter of Hope, homeless shelter., 780 3rd Av Pl SE, Hickory, NC 28602, (828) 324-6919, Lake Norman: 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: (704)332-2513 24/7 Rape Crisis Hotline: (704)375-9900. Lenior: Shelter Home of Caldwell County. Crisis: (828)758-0888. 24/7 Crisis Line: (828)758-7088. Lincolnton: Domestic Violence hotline: (704)736.1224, answered 24 hours. Morganton: (828) 438-9444 Crisis Hotline. Shelby: (704)487-9325, for services, shelter, hospital accompaniment. Shelby Crisis Hotline: (704)481-0043, answered live 24 hours. Statesville:  My Sister’s House: (704)872-3403 24 hours. Taylorsville: Crisis line: (828)635-8881, 24 hours a day. Charlotte Emergency Housing: (704)335-5488. Charlotte Rescue Mission for chemical dependence recovery: (704)334-4635.

Bi-Polar Mental Health Support A Unifour Area bipolar/mental health support group meets bi-weekly at 7pm at the Mitchell House (West Campus) at Corinth Reformed Church. Free & open to family, friends, caretakers & people dealing with bipolar disorder &/or other mental illnesses. Meeting format is open discussion with the group & occasional guest speakers. 150 16th Ave NW, Hickory. Corinth Reformed Church at the Mitchell House(West Campus) is the brick house located to left of Corinth Reformed Church & school building area. Contact: John Truesdale at or (803)606-5974.

Agency Helps 500 Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure Thru the Mortgage Payment Program homeowners can receive mortgage assistance if they have lost their job due to no fault of their own or have experienced one of program-eligible hardships: death, divorce/separation, or illness. Contact: Mortgage Payment Program (828)485-4268.

Ridgeview’s Gang of One Program Offers Support To Youth grades six through twelve a place to come after school to get help with homework, learn more about the Hickory Police Department, develop age appropriate basic life skills, and meet new people. The program will meet weekly on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm at the Ridgeview Recreation Center in the Community Room. Contact Sarah Nelson (828) 324-2060.

Veterans Support Group The Veterans Helping Veterans Support Group welcomes ALL veterans regardless of discharge & regardless of when or where you served. We also welcome civilian allies! We come together in a laid back atmosphere with pizza, cookies & coffee to talk about how we can help each other. Some of our vets are homeless & some are needy. Some of us are blessed & we care about other veterans. Meetings held every Friday, 10:30am, Cooperative Christian Ministry in the conference room, 31 1st Ave SE, Hickory. Contact Rev. Susan Smith (828)962-8196

Meditation Group At Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm. Meditation & discussion to foster mindfulness & clarity. Free. 833 5th Street SE, Hickory. Contact: (828)328-5457 or

Celebrate Recovery Meetings, Every Friday For over five (5) years, every Friday night, people have passed through the doors of a Celebrate Recovery meeting at Christ Church to find that there is hope, there is peace & there is sanity! A 12-Step Christian based recovery ministry for anyone & everyone with hurts, habits & hang-ups! Join us at Christ Church, Mountain View campus. (828) 294-6858 to find additional locations or email All calls & emails are confidential!!

Quest4Life’s FREE Smoking Cessation Classes All classes Tuesdays at 6pm at Q4L. Support System, Relaxation, Stress Management & Assertive Communication Weight Management & Exercise Relapse Prevention. Open to the public! Call (828)757-8753 to register for the class. Quest4Life Wellness Center, 1031 Morganton Blvd., Lenoir, NC

Mindfulness Meditation Circle Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley, Every Thursday 4:30-5:30pm. Mindfulness meditation is art & practice of being present for your life & only requires you to be curious. It is found in the works of Emerson, Thoreau & Native American wisdom. Free! 833 5th St SE, Hickory. (828)328-5457 or Email: or

Stalking Awareness- Hickory’s Family Guidance Center’s First Step Program offers educational programs & free materials for groups & businesses to promote awareness & public education about stalking during the annual observance. For more info, contact Liz Eller, First Step Domestic Violence Community Educator (828)322-1400.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren support group meets 11am - 1 pm, 3rd Sat, each month, at Parenting Network Offices in Conover, Hwy. 16. (828)465-8151.

You & Me, Baby! Moms with babies, birth-2 years old, are invited to You & Me, Baby! on the 2nd Thursday of each month 6–7:30pm at the Sweetwater Early Childhood Education Center in Hickory at 2110 Main Ave SE. Free. Moms learn valuable tips for baby’s growth/development, enjoy a light meal & fellowship with other moms. Moms are encouraged to bring their babies with them.

New Parents May Surrender Infants Without Repercussions parents can surrender a baby to a Safe Haven location during the first 7 days after birth without risk of criminal charges. For more info about NC’s “Safe Surrender” law contact Catawba County Department of Social Services (828)324-9111.

ADHD Support Group For parents of children with ADHD or thought to have ADHD meets 3rd Wed of each month from 5:30-7pm, Sipes Orchard Home Office Building on County Home Rd in Conover. Childcare provided. (828)465-8151

Dad’s League Meets 3rd Thurs of each month from 6–7pm Hickory YMCA. Childcare available. (828)695-5745

Sensory Integration Support Group For parents & caregivers of children with sensory integration difficulties. Meets last Tues of each month, 6:30–8:30 pm. Children’s Neurotherapy Services office on L-R Blvd in Hickory (behind Golden Corral) Childcare available if registered in advance. (828)267-1688

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