We are in desperate need of good volunteers! We need helpers in our Donation Processing Center, Thrift Store, Mobile Food Truck & 3 Food Pantries. We also need volunteers willing to haul wood to us. We have the donated wood cut, we jneed available volunteers willing to haul it to us. We have a dozen families in need of firewood. To volunteer call Chase Corner Ministries, 828-247-0096. 1604 Chase High Rd., City, Forest City.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. All toys 50% off & all clothing items only $1. Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 8-10, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Fund-Raising Spaghetti Supper: Thurs. Feb. 8, 5:30-6:45pm. R-S Central High, 641 Hwy 221 North, Rutherfordton. Fund-raiser for Rutherford Housing Partnership, a local nonprofit that provides urgently needed repairs to the homes of qualified low-income homeowners. Suggested donation, $7.
Country Ham & Chicken Pie Supper Fund Raiser: Sat. Feb. 10, 4:30-6:30pm. Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5, under 5 free. Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse; Forest City.
Buffet Breakfast: Sat. Feb. 10, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 6 and under free. Proceeds help support the Community Center. Gilkey School Community Center; Gilkey School Road, Rutherfordton.
Paws of Rutherford County is offering FREE SPAY & NEUTER Tues. Feb. 20 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. $10 rabies vaccine. We are in desperate need of fosters. We have free pet food & dog houses for those in need. If you have any dog houses you would like to donate call 888-422-7303.
Blood Drive: Tues. Feb. 13, 8am-12pm at RS Central High School; 641 US 221 Rutherfordton. Give blood and help save local lives! Donate blood with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Call 1-888-59-BLOOD to make an appt.
The Community Empowerment Project will host a Valentine Party, Sat. Feb. 10, at The Old Dunbar Community Center; 421 Hardin Road, Forest City. Doors open at 9pm. DJ Aeneas of Charlotte will be the featured DJ. There is a cover at the door. Proceeds will benefit the community center.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol, 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.
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.
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. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Program provides a knowledge that someone cares & will check on them daily. No cost. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. .
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W 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: Meeting last Thursday monthly 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 at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd, 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: 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 St., 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 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at the County Annex Bldg., 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton to learn the truth about the Civil War and the Confederacy. Over 2000 men voluntarily left their homes here in Rutherford County to sign up and fight. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and 7pm for the meeting. For more details Contact Commander C.L. Lovelace at 828-305-8654 or Adjutant G.W. Harwood at 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.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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.
PAWS of Rutherford County: Bringing No-Kill to Rutherford County. Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Pet Re-Homing, Pet Food Pantry. Help us save lives by becoming a foster. (PAWS) Pets Are Worth Saving! Toll free, 1-888-422-7303. Email: email@example.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org
Low Cost Spay and Neuters: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop: Open Wed. - Sat., 10am-4pm. Gifts, home goods & furniture. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs & cats waiting to be adopted. Donations are tax deductible. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. If interested in volunteering, Cathe Frierman, 828-625-9946.