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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 & 3 Food Pantries. We also need volunteers willing to haul wood to us. We have the donated wood cut, we just need volunteers willing to haul it. We have a dozen families in need of firewood. To volunteer call 828-247-0096. 1604 Chase High Rd., City, Forest City.

Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. $3 Bag Sale on all clothing, all shoes will be ½ off. Easter decorations on display. Open Thurs.-Sat., March 1-3, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.

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 Fri. March 2. For more info call Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or visit our website volunteerforgal.org for application.

Union Mills Learning Center: Featuring: Foothills Five, Fri. March 2, 7pm. Poor Man's Supper Meal at 6pm, $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.

Mountains Branch Library: Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday, make a craft and dine on Green Eggs and Ham, Sat. March 3, 1-2pm. Ages 3-10. Pre-registration is required. Call 828-287-6392 or come by to sign up.150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure.

Senior Games: Rutherford County Senior Games Registration March 5-16. Registration cost, $12. First time participants, $10. Ages 50 and up are eligible to participate. SilverArts, Performing Arts, Sports Events. 193 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck: Mountain Creek Baptist, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton. Tues. March 6, arrive no later than 8am. Food distributed in your car around 10am. This is a large quantity of food. Must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify. First come, first serve. 828-247-0096.

Paws of Rutherford County FREE SPAY & NEUTER, Tues. March 6 for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls and Pitt mixes due to the high euthanasia rate of Pitt Bulls in our Animal Control Facility. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. We also have free pet food and dog houses for those in need. If you have any dog houses you would like to donate please 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 the to Animal Control. In desperate need of fosters, so we can save lives. 888-422-7303, leave message.

Chicken Pie Supper: Sat. March 10, 4:30-6:30pm at Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse. Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under free. Proceeds for Mt. Vernon Community Club.

Buffet Breakfast: March 10 at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under. Proceeds goes to help support the Communty Center. Gilkey School Road, Rutherfordton.

Paws of Rutherford County is having a Rabies Clinic, Sun. March 11, 10am-2pm for Rutherford County residents at the Rutherford County Health Dept, 221 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale. The cost is FREE to all Veterans and those on public assistance. You must bring proof of above and everyone must have proof of Rutherford County residency. The cost for everyone else will only be $5 and we will be offering 5 way vaccinations for only $5.

Blood Drive: In Honor of Maryssa Dysart. Wed. March 28, 2-6pm at Cliffside Elementary School; 4016 US‑221 Alt Cliffside. Call 1-888-59-BLOOD to make an appointment at any location. More public drives can be found at: www.cbcc.us

National Day of Courage: Thurs. March 22, 1-3pm. Light refreshments provided. Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Road, Rutherfordton.

Coffee and Conversation: March 28, 3pm. Mountains Branch Library; 150 Bills Creek Rd, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

Healthy Eating Class: Thurs. Mar. 29, 5-6pm. Mountains Branch Library; 150 Bills Creek Rd, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex. 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, & volunteers. Open M-F, 9am-2pm. 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. Call Joey 828-245-0095 to schedule appt.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them. No cost 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.

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: 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: Blessed are those who serve. 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 Street, 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: 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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