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Thursday - Saturday, Feb. 7-9

What: Bag Sale! All clothing that you can fit in a bag for $1, shoes excluded. Valentine items ½ off.

When: Feb. 7-9, 9am-2pm

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

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

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: 1-800-RED CROSS 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 help Support The Community Center

What: Blood Drive

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

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

More Info: 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appt.

What: Wire Wrapped Ring, class with instructor Deborah Harmon

When: Feb. 9, 10am-1pm

Where: Rutherford County Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main Street, Rutherfordton.

More Info: Min of 4 students, max of 8. Registration is required. 828-288-5009.

What: Precinct Mtg Notice: The Danieltown-Sulpher Springs precinct mtg of Democrats

When: Feb. 9, 1pm

Where: Party Headquarters, 142 W. Main, Forest City

More Info: Voters in this precinct vote at the Fire Station on Tom's Lake Rd

Monday, February 11

What: Chimney Rock Precinct Democratic Annual Meeting

When: Feb. 11, 6pm

Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Rd., Lake Lure

More Info: All registered Democrats encouraged to attend

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 The Bostic Lincoln Center, the center will be open Tues. Feb. 12 in honor of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday from 2-5pm. Tours to Lincoln Hill, birthplace of Lincoln, at 3pm.

Wednesday, February 13

What: Blood Drive

When: Feb. 13, 10am-3pm

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

More Info: 1-800-RED CROSS to make an appt.

Wednesday, February 20

What: Blood Drive

When: Feb. 20, 8:15am-1:15pm

Where: RS Central High School, 641 US 221, Rutherfordton

More Info: 1-800-RED CROSS to make 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. Your info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens and help them and 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.

Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed Items: Plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar & cleaning items. 828-245-9141.

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.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables, fruits, pasta & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly, mac-n-cheese, toiletry. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Grahamtown Community Center: Monthly food give away every 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 4-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

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.

Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House in Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library, 828-748-8583.

Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.

New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.

Korben's Attic Thrift & More: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County. Open every Saturday, 9am-4pm. We accept donations of clothes and household items. Volunteers needed! 2161 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-450-0586 or visit Facebook.com/KorbensAttic

Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W. Main St., Forest City.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This group is for those who have family members who are dealing with mental illness.

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.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered at the Hospice Charles and Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

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 Road, 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.

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

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.

Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center Annual Coat Drive. If you have any coats give us a call. We also are taking Blankets, Sheets, Gloves, and Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.

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