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Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 14-16

What: Bag Sale! All clothing that you can fit in a bag for $1, shoes excluded. Several pretty prom dresses, $5 each.

When: Feb. 14-16, 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

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

Saturday, February 23

What: Country Breakfast Buffet

When: Feb. 23, 7-10am

Where: Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painter's Gap Road, Union Mills

More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Proceeds go to the upkeep of our building and outdoor recreation area that is open to the public

What: Superduo Wrap Bracelet, a class taught by Kelly Dale, an award winning jewelry maker and owner of Off the Beaded Path

When: Sat., Feb. 23, 10am-12:30pm

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

More Info: Open to students age 17 & older, min of 4, max of 12. Registration is required. 828-288-5009

Wednesday, February 27

What: Blood Drive

When: Feb. 27, 12pm-6pm

Where: Rutherford Regional Medical Center, 288 South Ridgecrest Ave., Rutherfordton

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


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

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

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 Forest City. Meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles welcome, no matter the brand. Charlie Cook, 828-248-2754.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday monthly, 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.

Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday monthly 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200

Coffee and Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every 3rd Thursday in the month, 9am-10:30am. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Rd, Spindale. 828-287-6185

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. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments & 7pm meeting. 828-305-8654 or 828-287-3412.

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 Rd, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

Advanced Care Planning: Private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095.

Chase Corner Ministries: FREE USDA Food every Wednesday from 9am-2pm. Families who receive this food may only get it every other month. You must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify. Another option is our Mobile Food Trucks once every month. 828-247-0096.

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.

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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