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Monday, March 4

What: Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee. Free!

When: March 4, 10am-1pm

Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

More Info: 1st Monday of every month. Snacks provided.

What: Mobile Food Pantry

When: March 4,

Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 South Mountain Road, Bostic.

More Info: Volunteers needed. Sponsored by Washburn Community Outreach Center

Thursday, March 7

What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck

When: March 7, arrive by 8am, distribution at 10am. First come, first serve.

Where: Mountain Creek Baptist, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: Sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries. 828-247-0096

Saturday, March 9

What: Open House and Adoption Event

When: March 9, 10am-2pm

Where: RC Animal Control Facility, 578 Laurel Hill Drive, Rutherfordton

More Info: Free refreshments. Free raffle, anyone who is 18 years and older will receive a free ticket for attending. Come out and see all the positive changes that have been made and meet all the loving pets up for adoption. Please do not bring any pets to the event.

What: Buffet Breakfast

When: March 9, 7-10am

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, 217 Gilkey School Road, Rutherfodton

More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help support the Community Center.

What: Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper

When: March 9, 4:30-6:30pm

Where: Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse, across from Mt. Vernon Ruth School on Hudlow Road.

More Info: Adults $10, kids 6-12 $4, kids 5 and under free.

Tuesday, March 12

What: Blood Drive

When: March 12, 2-6pm

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, 217 Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

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

Wednesday, March 13

What: The 096 Prison Chaplaincy Committee will meet for its general business and Annual meeting

When: March 13, 7:30am, Commissioners Room.

Where: Rutherford County Annex, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton.

More Info: The Committee sponsors and supports Three Chaplains, religious services and inmate support at the County Jail and State minimum security prison on Ledbetter Road. All are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about our Ministry and perhaps become part of it.

Saturday, March 30

What: Spring Toy Run, Toys for Tots. Sponsored by US Marine Corps Reserve

When: March 30, registration at 10am. 1st bike out at 11:30am. $15 single rider, $20 double rider or a new unwrapped toy.

Where: Forest City Church of the Nazarene, 728 Hardin Rd., Forest City

More Info: Drawings, Food Vendors, Live Music, Motorcycles, & Classic Cars. Classic cars, $5 entry fee with a $50 best in show. 828-447-9440.

ONGOING EVENTS

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

Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings 1st Tuesday monthly, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Women only, free. Sally 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for information.

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

Chase Corner Ministries: FREE USDA Food Wednesdays 9am-2pm. Families who receive this food may only get it every other month. Must be Rutherford County resident & meet income requirements. Another option is our Mobile Food Trucks monthly. 828-247-0096.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Free for any adult who's lost a loved one. At Hospice Charles and Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

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

Annual Coat Drive: Gilkey School Community Center Annual Coat Drive. If you have any coats give us a call. Also taking Blankets, Sheets, Gloves, & Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172.

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.

PAWS of Rutherford County: Free spay/neuter for all RC Bully Breeds & for other breeds whose owners are on public assistance. We have dog houses, food, & straw for those in need. If you have any dog houses you'd like to donate, call. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help. Check with us before taking to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

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.

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