Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: $3 Bag Sale every Friday in January, 8.30am-2.30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd, across from Chase High School, Forest City. Proceeds go to the crisis center to help your neighbor in need.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. Adult winter coats $2, sweaters $1, pants 25¢. Open Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 4-6, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Buffet Breakfast: Sat. Jan. 13, 7am-10am. The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under Free. Proceeds help support the Community Center.
Community Event: The MLK Committee of the New Hope Community & the Rutherfordton Ministries Alliance Committee invites the public to the 2018 MLK Program Celebration, Sun. Jan. 14, 4pm at Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church; N Main Str., Rutherfordton. Several Speakers, MLK Community Choir along with other community presenters. Program will continue at the Court House lawn & end at First Baptist Church, Main Street for a meet & greet reception.
Beginner Beekeeping Course: Begins Jan. 20 thru Feb 17, (5 Saturdays), 8am-12pm. Cost $40 per person or $70 couple. Sponsored by the Rutherford County Beekeepers Association. Covers the basics to get started in the world of beekeeping. To pre-register email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck: Thursday, Janury 25, arrive no later than 8am, food distributed in your car around 10am. Providence UMC, 161 Providence Church Rd, Forest City, off Chase High Road. Car pooling encouraged! This is a large quantity of food. Must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify. First come, first serve. 828-247-0096.
Paws of RC is offering free spay and neuter for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls and Pitt mixes. Due to the high euthanasia rate of Pitt Bulls in our Animal Control Facility. Cats $25, and all other dogs are $35 if they have a current rabies vaccination. A $10 additional charge for the rabies vaccine if needed. We also have pet food and dog houses for those in need. If you have any dog houses you would like to donate please call 888-422-7303, leave message.
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.
Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. The GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. First come, first serve. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.
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.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, and volunteers. Open M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
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 sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an 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.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report anonymously. Do not have to reveal your name. Info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
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, 7pm at Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. www.al-anon.alateen.org
Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent and family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City. Meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Charlie Cook, 828-248-2754.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 monthly meeting every 3rd Friday, 7pm at the Rutherford County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. Creighton Lovelace, 828-305-8654 or Gaither Harwood, 828-287-3412.
American Legion Post #74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday of each month; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Also, Bingo every Thursday, doors open 6pm. Food available. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month. Potluck Dinner is provided 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.
NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness) •Tuesdays 6pm. Family Support Group and Connections Group. •Grief Recovery Group •Creative Expressions Group. Visit: namirutherfordclevelandburke.org for other events/classes or our Facebook page NAMI Rutherford-Cleveland. 828-771-6305. 124 S. Powell Street, Suite D, Forest City.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.