We are in desperate need of good volunteers! We need helpers in our Donation Processing Center, Thrift Store, Mobile Food Truck & 3 Food Pantries. Also need volunteers willing to haul wood to us. We have donated wood already cut, just need available volunteers willing to haul it to us. We have around a dozen families in need of firewood. To volunteer call Chase Corner Ministries, 828-247-0096. 1604 Chase High Rd., City, Forest City.
History on 2 Wheels: Learn about the history of bicycles during January. Reproduction of an antique bicycle will be on display as well as banners depicting the history. Haynes Branch Library; US Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-288-4039.
Build It Club: Every Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm. All School-aged children invited. Tons of fun! Haynes Branch Library; US Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-288-4039.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. All Valentine's merchandise 50% off, and all clothing items only $1. Open Thurs.-Sat., Jan. 25-27, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: $3 Bag Sale, Fri. Jan. 26, 8.30am-2.30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd, across from Chase High School, Forest City. Proceeds go back into the crisis center to help your neighbor in need.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck: Thurs. Jan. 25, arrive no later than 8am, food distributed 10am. Providence UMC, 161 Providence Church Rd, Forest City, off Chase High Rd. Must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify. First come, first serve. 828-247-0096.
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.
Make Your Own Slime: Thurs. Jan. 25, 6pm. Ages 8 and up. Registration required. Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. 828-287-6115.
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 Road, Ellenboro. Sponsored by Hopewell Hollis Ruritan Club.
National Day of Courage: Wed. Jan. 31, 1-3pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. RSVP, 828-286-7200.
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.
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.
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.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. You do not have to reveal your name. Info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares & will check on them daily. No cost. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
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 & family support group of pre-school aged kids, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns & joys of raising young kids. 828-286-3901.