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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


Crouse UMC Fish Fry/Oyster Stew Supper Sat., Nov. 21 Crouse, NC - Crouse UMC Fish Fry/Oyster Stew Supper, Sat, Nov 21, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults $10, Children 6-10 $7, Children 5 & under Free. Proceeds support the Building, Renovation, and Maintenance Fund. The GPS address for the church is 3311 Crouse School Rd., Crouse, NC. Info: (704)735-2443.

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


Holiday Pops & More, At WPS, Sat & Sun, Nov 21 & 22 Enjoy the unique sounds of Christmas as only the Kruger Brothers & Kontras can bring. Sat night event: silent auction, cash bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, after-hours access to the Hickory Museum of Art exhibits. Silent auction at 5pm; concert 7pm, in SALT Block Auditorium. The after-concert party will be catered by Highland Avenue Restaurant. $100 couple/$60 each. • Family-friendly Sun afternoon concert again features Krüger Brothers & the Kontras Quartet, & cookies & punch for the children & Santa! Doors open 2pm, concert at 3 pm in the SALT Block Auditorium. Sun, Nov 22: 2pm. Silent Auction begins, 3pm Holiday Pops! Concert for Families, Adults: $30, Children 12 & under, $10. Family: $75 (2 adults w/2children), 5pm Children’s time with Santa Claus. Tickets online 24/7 via; or at WPS Box Office on the SALT Block, open 8:30am-2:30pm weekdays only. Business offices, SALT Block, 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. or (828)324-8603 or

Hickory Museum Of Art Holiday Open House Holiday Open House & Festival 10am–4pm, Sat, Nov 21, Hickory Museum of Art (HMA), 243 Third Ave NE, Hickory. 19 local artist booths, live music, refreshments & discounts on Galleria purchases. Children (Kindergarten & older) & families invited to decorate their own gingerbread house, 10:30am til noon during annual Jingle Bell Gingerbread House Party, all materials provided, $20 per HMA member & $30 for non-members; registration & prepayment required, call Ginny Zellmer at (828) 327-6576, ext. 207 for info & to register. Live music from area musicians, Casey Clark, 10am–12pm; The Quick Walkers, 12–4 pm. Admission is free. (828)327-8576.


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. 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 “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.


nifour Christian Seniors & Single Adults. Unifour Seniors & Singles invite other people in the area to join us. Spaghetti supper/movie night at Annette’s house in Granite Falls, Sat, Nov 21, 5-9pm. Unifour Christian Singles over 35. Everyone bring a covered dish. Contact: Annette Strassner, (828)310-2977;



Hickory Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Lowes Foods Hickory Christmas Parade is Fri, Nov 20, 6 pm. It will begin at the intersection of North Center Street and Main Avenue. Afterwards Santa & Mrs. Claus will light the Christmas tree in Downtown Hickory with music & visits with Mr. & Mrs. Claus continue til 8:30pm under the Sails on the Square. Parade applications are online now at, & can be picked up at the Julian G. Whitener Municipal Building (City Hall), Highland Recreation Center and the Ridgeview Recreation Center. Entry fees vary, parade applications due no later than 5 pm on Nov 6.

Fire Pink Trio Residency, The Fire Pink Trio brings together three women on three different instruments: Jacquelyn Bartlett, harp, Sheila Browne on viola & Debra Reuter-Pivetta on the flute. Bach’s Lunch ‘n’ Listen concert Fri, Nov 20 at 12pm & will conduct a master classes on Sat, Nov 21, 10am-1pm & concert Sat, Nov 21, 7:30pm. (800)838-3006. Newton-Conover Auditorium, 60 W 6th St, Newton, (828) 464-8100.

Deadline Is Nov. 20 For Green Room’s Talent Competition Jan 8 (semi-finals) & Jan 15 (finals), 2016. Contest is a benefit for The Green Room Community Theatre, located in Newton. 1st place $2500, 2nd Place $1000, Audience Favorite $500. Visit & click on the green “So You Think You’ve Got Talent” button at the bottom of the page. There you will find all the details & the registration form. If there are questions after reading guidelines, call The Green Room at (828)464-6583.

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.

Cinema Socials Newton-Conover Auditorium Fall season of Cinema Socials. Tickets $5! Home Alone! December 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.

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.

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


Disney Musical “Mary Poppins” Stage performances of this charming classic begin Nov 20 at The Green Room Theatre in Newton, Nov 20, 21, 27, 28; Dec 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 8pm & Nov 22, 29, Dec 6 & 13, 3pm. Tickets: $16 for Adults, $14 for Seniors (60+) & Students High School & Younger; $8 for Youth Ages 12 & Younger. To order tickets call Box Office at (828) 464-6128. Box Office Hours are Wed– Fri, 10am–5:30pm Theatre address: 10 South Main Avenue, Newton.

Tea With Mary Poppins A young-at-heart celebration (with punch & cookies!) of the Broadway musical Mary Poppins coming to the Green Room Theatre MainStage Nov 20! Space limited to 80. Get dressed up and come have some! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Music, character Meet & Greets & a chance to have your photo made with Mary Poppins so bring a camera! Nov 28, 10:30am Tickets: Adult & Child Combo Ticket: $25, Each Additional Ticket: $15 To reserve your “place at the table” you must call our Box Office at (828) 464-6128 Tickets will not be available online for this event.

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