Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing, Prom dresses arriving daily. Thurs.-Sat., March 22-24, 9am-2pm. Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Rutherford County Democrats monthly general meeting, March 22, 7pm. 3 Democratic candidates for NC Senate District 47 will speak: Cheryl Swofford, Christopher Rumfelt & David B. Wheeler. Meeting for the Annual County Convention, March 24, 10am. All registered Democrats invited to attend. 142 W. Main St., Forest City.
Bill's Creek Fire Department Benefit: St. Patrick's Day Supper, Sat. March 24, 4pm. Adults $12, kids 11 and under $6. Carry out available. Bill's Creek Community Center, Lake Lure.
Meeting: The Carver High School All Class Alumni Association general meeting, March 24, 12pm at Unionville Lodge, Ledbetter Rd., Spindale. All Alumni & descendants welcome.
CCIB 5th Annual Bike & Car Show & Hot Dog Cook Off, Sat. March 24, rain date, March 31. Western Dynasty; 142 N. Main St., Boiling Springs. Proceeds go to CRKA! 828-437-7074 or 704-300-5187.
The Rutherford County Chapter of the Autism Society of NC (ASNC) provides a place for families of children & adults with autism to meet, share, & learn about autism. Next meeting: Mon. March 26, 6-7:30pm-a conversation with Brad Miller, local parent of autistic teenager. Meet in the cafeteria at Ellenboro Elementary School, 813 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Ellenboro.
8th Annual Cruise-In Blessing of the Bikes & Fan Voted Bike Show, Sat. March 31 at the former Rutherford County Moose Lodge, 548 E. US 74 Hwy. Bus., Bostic NC. Registration 10am. Voting 11am. Blessing of the Bikes 1pm. 828-289-1944.
Coffee and Conversation: Wed. Mar. 28, 3pm. Mountains Branch Library; 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
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 for appointment. More public drives can be found at: www.cbcc.us
Healthy Eating Class: Thurs. Mar. 29, 5-6pm. Mountains Branch Library; 150 Bills Creek Rd, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
Easter Egg Hunt: Sat. March 31 at The Gilkey School Community Center on the ball field behind the old Gilkey School for kids age 12 & under. There will be 2 gold eggs and who finds them will win a prize. Refreshments served after the hunt.
Hopewell-Hollis Club House: Smoked Chicken & Pulled Pork Supper, Sat. April 7, 4-8pm. Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5, under 6 free. 2500 Hollis Road, Ellenboro.
A Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon featuring fashions from April's Boutique April 16, 12pm at Legends on the Lake Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort. Tickets may be purchased after services at Fairfield Mountain Chapel on Sun. March 25, April 1 & April 8 or call 828-625-2411. Sponsored by Fairfield Mountain Chapel Women of the Church as a fundraiser for local charities in Rutherford County.
Paws of Rutherford County: Free Spay & Neuter, 2 dates every month for Rutherford County Pitt Bulls & Pitt mixes, plus some other large guardian breeds. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. Free pet food & dog houses for those in need. If you have dog houses you'd 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 to Animal Control. In desperate need of fosters, so we can save lives. 888-422-7303.
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 Clothing Center: Free! First Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
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.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, 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.
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, and 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 Sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
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.
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.