American Legion Post 74
Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Legion Cabin; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
Game Day at Rutherford County Library
Join Kenneth the 1st Thursday of every month, 12pm-7pm. The Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator computer game will be available as well as various board and card games or you are welcome to bring your own game and share it with others. Call Kenneth at 828-287-6327 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info. 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale.
Memory Makers: Alzheimer's Support and Resource Group, Thurs. Feb. 23, 6-7:30pm. This group is for anyone dealing with Alzheimer's disease, any stage, in any capacity. The first meeting held at Brookdale Forest City: 493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. We plan to meet quarterly throughout the year. Please RSVP to Melanie at 828-288-1171, or April at 828-289-4631.
Poor Man's Supper, Sat. Feb. 25, 4-7pm at the old Casar Fire Department. Adults $7, kids 10 & under, $4. Dine-in or Carry-out. Hosted by Casar's Friends of the Park. Proceeds go to buy new LED Christmas Lights for the Town. 5765 Casar Rd.
Country Breakfast Buffet & Indoor Yard Sale, Sat. Feb. 25, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills.
Paws of Rutherford County
Low cost spay and neuter transport, Tues. Feb. 28. Cats are $25 and Dogs are only $35 if they are up to date on their rabies Vaccinations. If they are not there will be a $10 charge added to the price. Please call 888-422-7303 and a volunteer will return your call. If you would like to donate to help these and our other programs our PayPal address is PawsofRC@gmail.com and our website is: Pawsrc.org
A listening session for young voters - "You Talk, We Listen"- will be held on Tues. Feb. 28, 6-8pm at the Main Street Meetings Building, 108 East Main St., Forest City. The event is designed for input from young voters and is organized by the Rutherford County Democratic Party. For further info: leave a message at 704-284-0618.
Chase Corner Ministries
Needs: Canned meat, fruit, and veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soup & crackers, rice and dried beans, and toiletry needs such as: toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & 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.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!
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
Advance 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.
American Legion Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open at 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food concession available.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group meets every Tues evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us! We learn together using a great curriculum and fun activities, and have informative guest speakers. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.
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.
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 Rd., Forest City. 828-245-0095.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Pet Adoption Center & Thrift Store. Weekly Specials! In need of volunteers & foster homes, we would like to help Rutherford County become a NO KILL Community. 1366 US 221 Hwy. North, Rutherfordton (1 mile past RS Central High School). Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. 828-287-7338.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. 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. 828-625-1042.
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.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, 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.
Lighthouse Haven Men's Homeless Shelter
Needed: Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, sugar, creamer, coffee, cleaning items, personal hygiene items, canned food. 199 W. Main St., Spindale. 828-755-5986.
Sisters In Christ Ministry
In Need of: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, handyman. 828-395-0705. 514 East Main St., Spindale.