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Thursday - Saturday,

Jan. 31-Feb. 2

What: Bag Sale! All clothing that you can fit in a bag for $1, shoes excluded.

When: Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 9am-2pm

Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic.

More Info: Mobile food pantry open for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603.

Saturday, February 2

What: Chili/Soup Night

When: Feb. 2, 4:30pm

Where: Bill's Creek VFD, 1118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure

More Info: $10 per person includes toppings, corn bread, dessert & drink. 828-625-5517.

Monday, February 4

What: Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee. Free!

When: Feb. 4, 10am-1pm

Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

More Info: 1st Monday every month. Snacks provided.

Tuesday, February 5

What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck

When: Feb. 5, arrive by 8am, distribution at 10am. First come, first serve.

Where: Tanner's Grove, 152 Tanner's Grove Rd, Forest City

More Info: Sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries. 828-247-0096

Thursday, February 7

What: Spaghetti supper, $8

When: Feb. 7, 5:30-6:45pm

Where: RS Central High School Cafeteria

More Info: Proceeds go to help your neighbor in need in Rutherford County. Chase Corner Ministries, 828-247-0096

Friday, February 8

What: Blood Drive

When: Feb. 8, 12-5:30pm

Where: Forest City Fire Dept., 186 S. Church St., Forest City

More Info: 1-888-59-BLOOD to make an appt.

What: Blood Drive

When: Feb. 8, 2-5pm

Where: Epic Life Realty, 216 N. Main St., Rutherfordton

More Info: 1-888-59-BLOOD to make an appt.

Saturday, February 9

What: Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper Fundraiser

When: Feb. 9, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse, across from Mt. Vernon Ruth School on Hudlow Road

More Info: Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5, 5 & under free.

What: Buffet Breakfast

When: Feb. 9, 7-10am

Where: Gilkey School Community Center

More Info: Adults $6, Kids 6-12 $3, Kids 5 & under Free. Proceeds support the Community Center

What: Blood Drive

When: Feb. 9, 7:30am-12pm

Where: Cliffside Masonic Lodge, Old Main St., Cliffside

More Info: 1-888-59-BLOOD for appt.

Tuesday, February 12

What: The Attempted Theft of Abraham Lincoln's Body in 1876. Presented by: Dr. Kevin Burke

When: Feb. 12, 6pm

Where: Mooneyham Public Library

More Info: Sponsored by Bostic Lincoln Center, center open Tues. Feb. 12 in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, 2-5pm. Tours to Lincoln Hill, birthplace of Lincoln: 3pm.

Wednesday, February 13

What: Blood Drive

When: Feb. 13, 10am-3pm

Where: Isothermal Comm. College, Hwy. 74 West, Spindale.

More Info: 1-888-59-BLOOD for appt.


Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? You are invited to the Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings 1st Tuesday monthly, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Women only, free. Call Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location and more info.

DAV, Chapter #25 Rutherford County: Meetings 2nd Monday monthly, Dinner: 6pm, meeting to follow. National Guard Armory, Withrow Rd, Forest City. Needing some new members to help us to be able to accomplish our mission of helping our veterans needing assistance. Question or concerns, contact Commander Rickey Barber SR, 828-460-8281.

Book Club: Meets 2nd Monday of each month 10-11am at Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

Genealogy Club: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm. Open to anyone interesting in climbing their family tree or learning more about their ancestry. Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Rd, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

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.

Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop: Open Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Gifts, home goods and furniture. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs & cats waiting to be adopted. Donations are tax deductible. Volunteers needed! 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.

PAWS of Rutherford County: Free spay and neuter for all RC Bully Breeds and for other breeds whose owners are on public assistance. We have dog houses, food, and straw for those in need. If you have any dog houses you would like to donate, please call us. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help you. Check with us before taking them to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

Chase Corner Ministries offers every Wednesday FREE USDA Food from 9am-2pm. Families who receive this food may only get it every other month, but many items have multiple quantities to last your family a couple of months. You must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify. The food is good quality and quantity. Another option is our Mobile Food Trucks once every month. 828-247-0096.

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