Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: $3 Bag Sale every Friday in January, 8.30am-2.30pm. 1604 Chase High Road, Forest City. Proceeds go back into the crisis center to help your neighbor in need.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. Adult clothes for .50¢, kids clothes for .25¢. Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 11-13, 9am-2pm. Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Community Event: Join the Omega Sigma Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2018 Wipe Out Challenge to benefit Grace of God Rescue Mission in Rutherford County. Help them Wipe Out the current need of Toilet Paper! The women in the sorority are working on their family strengthening initiative, they've issued a challenge to all sororities, fraternities, civic & local organizations, & area church groups to WIPE OUT a need in our community. To participate, simply purchase packages of toilet paper & drop them off at the location below from Jan. 8-15, 9am-3pm. Leave your group name & the quantity of your donation. Grace of God Rescue Mission; 537 W Main St, Forest City, NC 28043. 828-245-9141.
Buffet Breakfast: Sat. Jan. 13, 7am-10am, Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under Free. Proceeds goes to help Support The Community Center.
Italian Night: All you can eat! Sat. Jan. 27, 4-8pm. Adults $9, kids $5, under 6 free. Hopewell Hollis Community Club House; 2500 Hollis Rd, Ellenboro. Sponsor: Hopewell Hollis Ruritan Club.
Community Event: The MLK Committee of the New Hope Community and the Rutherfordton Ministries Alliance Committee invites the public to the 2018 MLK Program Celebration, Sun. Jan. 14, 4pm at Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church; N Main St., Rutherfordton. Speakers, MLK Community Choir & other community presenters. The program will continue at the Court House lawn and end at First Baptist Church, Main Street for a Meet and Greet Reception.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of each month, Tues. Jan. 16, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Fund-Raising Spaghetti Supper: Jan. 18, 5:30-6:45pm RS Central High cafeteria, 641 Hwy 221 N, Rutherfordton. Fund-raiser for Rutherford Housing Partnership, a nonprofit that provides repairs to the homes of qualified low-income homeowners. Suggested donation $7. Supper precedes the LeFevre Quartet, Southern Gospel group from Atlanta. Tickets at the door.
Beginner Beekeeping Course: Begins Jan. 20 thru Feb 17, (5 Saturdays), 8am-12pm. Cost $40/person or $70/couple. Sponsored by the Rutherford County Beekeepers Assn. Covers basics to get started in beekeeping. Pre-register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jackson Corbin, 828-980-1823.
Paws of RC: free spay & neuter for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls & Pitt mixes. Due to the high euthanasia rate of Pitt Bulls in our Animal, Control Facility. Cats $25. All other dogs: $35 if they have a current rabies vaccination. $10 additional for rabies vaccine. Also: pet food & dog houses for those in need. If you have any dog houses you would like to donate call 888-422-7303.
National Day of Courage: Wed. Jan. 31, 1-3pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. RSVP, 828-286-7200.
Looking for a place to use your talents as a volunteer? We take youth as young as 6th grade up to senior adults. We have opportunities in our food pantry, mobile food trucks, thrift store, food pantries, processing donations. Call us at 828-247-0096 or just pop in Mon-Fri, 8.30am-2.30pm. Youth and college students can get scholarship hours. We do have incentives for volunteers who give 20 hours of service. Chase Corner Ministries; 1604 Chase High Rd., City, Forest City.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck: Thurs. Jan. 25, arrive no later than 8am, food distributed in your car around 10am. Providence UMC, 161 Providence Ch Rd, Forest City. 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.
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 & fruit, spaghetti & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, toiletry items & volunteers. M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Advanced Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Free. Joey 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 have peace of mind. Provides knowledge someone cares & will check on them daily. No cost. Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Crime Stoppers Rutherford County: To obtain info about criminal activity & felons. Don't have to reveal your name. Could get 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.
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.
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.