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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 18 years and older will receive a free ticket for attending. Come see all the positive changes that have been made and meet all the loving pets up for adoption. 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 & under free. Proceeds 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, 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.

Monday, March 18

What: Blood Drive

When: March 18, 12:30-5pm

Where: Lowe's 1788, 184 Lowes Blvd., Forest City

More Info: 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appt.

Wednesday, March 20

What: Pesticide Collection Day

When: March 20, 10am-2pm

Where: NC Cooperative Extension Center, 193 Callahan-Koon Rd., Ste. 164, Spindale.

More Info: 828-287-6010

Thursday, March 21

What: Spaghetti supper, $8

When: March 21, 5:30-6:45pm

Where: RS Central High Cafeteria

More Info: Proceeds help your Neighbor in Need in Rutherford County. Chase Corner Ministries, 828-247-0096

What: Blood Drive

When: March 21, 2-6:30pm

Where: Pleasant Grove UMC, 250 Hudlow Rd., Forest City

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

Friday, March 22

What: Blood Drive

When: March 22, 2:30-7pm

Where: Big Springs Baptist Church, 534 Big Springs Baptist Ch Rd, Ellenboro

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

Saturday, March 23

What: Rutherford County Democratic Party Annual Convention

When: March 23, 10am

Where: Democratic Headquarters, 142 West Main Street, Forest City

More Info: Registered Democrats welcome

Friday, March 29

What: Hospice Veteran Partnership Panel Discussion

When: March 29, 7-8pm (light refreshments)

Where: American Legion Post 48, 820 South Alabama St, Chesnee, SC

More Info: Hosted by Hospice of the Carolina Foothills and American Legion Post 48. Tracy Roberts at 864-457-9100 or troberts@hocf.org

Saturday, March 30

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

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

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

Genealogy Club: Meets 2nd Tuesday monthly 3pm. Open to anyone interesting in climbing their family tree or learning more about ancestry. Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Rd, 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.

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

Grahamtown Community Center: Monthly food give away every 2nd & 4th Thursdays monthly, 4-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

Chase Corner Ministries: Looking to make a difference in your community? Volunteers needed. Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-2:30pm. www.facebook.com/foodpantrymobile or 828-247-0096.

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

Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares & will check on them. No cost. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.

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