Grahamtown Community Center
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.
Washburn Community Outreach Center
Fantastic price reduction on all clothing. Every piece of clothing will be 25¢ Thurs. & Fri., March 16 & 17, 9am-2pm. On Fri. March 18, everything in the store MUST go! Come by & help us clean out for the spring & summer clothes. Our food pantry will be available for Rutherford County residents from 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic.
American Cancer Society: Relay for Life Survivor Dinner, Thurs. March 16, 6pm at Florence Baptist Church, RSVP by March 10 to Tracy at 828-691-0474. Rutherford County Relay for Life 2017, April 1, 4-10pm at Charles Summey Park. For info contact Caroline.Wheless@cancer.org
3 Saturdays; March 18, April 1 & 8, 9-11am. Register with instructor Karen Ruhl, $40 + $15 supply fee. Class is for beginner photographers. Explore your cameras capabilities & learn light & composition. Bring camera & tripod. Age 18 & up. Register at the Rutherfordton Visual Arts Center (VAC); 160 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-288-5009.
Tues. March 21, 6pm-10pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd, Rutherfordton. 12 games; 9 cards per game, $15 per person. Last game will be cash prize! 50/50 of bingo card sale. 828-286-7200.
Pesticide Collection Day
Wed. March 22, 10am-2pm for all homeowners & private pesticide applicators at the Rutherford County Cooperative Extension office. All containers must be properly sealed & labeled & will be taken & disposed of for free. No paint will be accepted. We will be set up in the large parking lot to the side of the Senior Center. 828-287-6010.
Rutherford County Library
Irish in America, March 24, 3-4:30pm. Screening A&E Special video which discusses how the customs & traditions of Irish immigrants to the US shaped mainstream American culture. 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. 828-287-6115.
Bill's Creek Fire Dept. Benefit: St. Patrick's Day Supper, Sat. March 25, 4pm. Corned-Beef Dinner with all the fixing. Adults $10, kids age 4-12 $5. Carry-out available. Info, 828-625-5517.
Country Breakfast Buffet & Indoor Yard Sale, Sat. March 25, 7-10am at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Thank you for your support!
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: meets on every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Perry Moore house on Main St., Rutherfordton. Free and open to all caregivers. 828-287-5475.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
American Legion Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open at 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food concession available.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club
Monthly meeting 3rd Tuesdays 7pm at the County Annex Building; Main St., Rutherfordton. Info, Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Coffee and Conversation
3rd Thursday monthly from 9-10:30am at Rutherford County Veteran Service Office: 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale. If you have a topic of interest and would like to participate contact Beverly at 828-287-6185.
Paws of Rutherford County
Low Cost Spay/Neuter Transport, Tues. March. 28. Pits & Pit mixes fixed FREE as long as funds are available! Other breed dogs $35, cats $25. Veterans or those on Public Assistance, call us for financial options. Rabies vaccine, additional $10. Mandatory that your pet is updated on all basic core vaccines 1 week before transport or they will be ineligible. Call 888-422-7303, select option 2, leave name/number & a volunteer will return your call to schedule.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W Main St., Forest City.
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: Private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Free. Call Joey Revis 828-245-0095 for appt.
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, meet with us! We learn using a great curriculum, fun activities & informative guest speakers. Call Dr. Martin for info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.
Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent & family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns & 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. Donations & purchases support animals we rescue in Rutherford County. We take donations for Thrift Store. Need temporary foster homes & volunteers. New Spring items in store & lots of cats & dogs. 1366 US 221 Hwy. North, Rutherfordton. Mon.-Sat., 10-6. 828-287-7338.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue. We accept donations of food & bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted, 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.