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We are in desperate need of good volunteers! We need helpers in our Donation Processing Center, Thrift Store, Mobile Food Truck and 3 Food Pantries. We also need volunteers willing to haul wood to us. We have the donated wood already cut, we just need available volunteers willing to haul it to us. We have around a dozen families in need of this 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. $2 Bag Sale and all Housewares will be ½ off. Easter items on display. Open Thursday-Saturday, February 22-24, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Road, Bostic. 828-245-5603.

Kids Heart Healthy Event: Sat. Feb. 24, 2-4pm. FREE to all kids 5th grade and under and their parents. Interactive stations where kids can learn how to grow a healthy heart all while having fun doing it. Plus, FREE admission to Kidsenses Museum! Prizes, crafts, games and more. Do not miss this event, FREE to you from Rutherford Regional Health System. Call 828-287-9325 for more info today!

Coffee and Conversation: Mountains Branch Library, Wed. Feb. 28, 3pm. Call 828-287-6392 for more info.

Guardian ad Litem Child Advocacy: We have over 40 children in our county in need of an advocate and a voice in court. Join our 6 week training beginning on Friday, March 2. For more information call Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or visit our website volunteerforgal.org for application.

Union Mills Learning Center: Featuring: Foothills Five, Friday, March 2nd, 7:00pm. Poor Man's Supper Meal at 6:00pm, $5. Join us for a great night of Fellowship. 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills.

Veterans Clothing Center: Free! First Monday of the month, March 5, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton.

Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? You do not have to reveal your name. Info could get cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.

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 & the joys of raising young kids. 828-286-3901.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 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. Offered at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Road, 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: GTeam 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 monthly, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.

Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting 3rd Tuesday 7pm at County Annex Building on Main Street, Rutherfordton. Information: 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 & the Confederacy. 6:30pm: refreshments, 7pm: meeting. Details:0 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: 6pm, meeting to follow. Bingo Thursdays doors open 6pm. Food available. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.

DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings 2nd Monday monthly. Potluck Dinner provided 6pm, meeting 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.

Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 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 & Connections Group. Grief Recovery Group. Creative Expressions Group. namirutherfordclevelandburke.org. 828-771-6305. 124 S. Powell St, 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: pawsofrc@gmail.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.

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