Dog Fair and Bake Sale
Sat. March 25, 11am-3pm in Fred's Discount parking lot. In addition to the Bake Sale, there will be refreshments & snacks, Adoptable dogs, RCHS t-shirts, general information, & volunteers to answer questions. All proceeds go to Rutherford County Humane Society's Rescue, adoption, & spay/neuter & community food bank programs. Sponsored by Fred's Discount of Rutherfordton, on Charlotte Rd.
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!
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Will be at Tractor Supply, Spindale Sat. March 25, 10am-3pm along with other rescues in the county. Come show your support & meet some of the adoptable pets & find out how you can help the animals of Rutherford County. Sat., April 15, 1pm-4pm Brother Wolf will host a Kitten Shower to prepare for kitten season. Refreshments, raffle items, music & lots of family fun. Our Amazon wish list can be found on our Facebook page @brotherwolfrutherford or 828-287-7338.
Children's Book Launching Party
Melanie Melton invites the community to join her celebration Sat. March 25, 1pm-3:30pm at Element Church; 1071 S. Broadway St., Forest City. Live music, inflatables, face painting, corn hole & story time. Chuck's Pizza will be selling food.
Paws of Rutherford County
Low Cost Spay and Neuter Transport, Tues. March. 28. Pits & Pit mixes will be fixed for FREE as long as funds are available! Other breed dogs are $35, cats are $25. For Veterans or those on Public Assistance, please call us for other financial options. If your pet needs a rabies vaccine, the cost will be an additional $10. It is mandatory that your pet be updated on all basic core vaccines one week before transport or they will be ineligible to go. You can either get these vaccines through your vet or by purchasing them at Tractor Supply and administering them yourselves. Please call 888-422-7303, select option 2, leave your name/number, and a volunteer will return your call to schedule your pet.
American Legion Post 74
Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Legion Cabin; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
Washburn Community Outreach Center
Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Thurs.-Sat., March 23- 25, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry will be available for Rutherford County residents from 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Casar Easter Bash
Sat. April 1, 2-7pm at Casar Park. We will have a 5,000 Egg Easter Hunt, Live Music, Bouncy House, Crafts, Games, Senior Bingo (with prizes), & so much more!!!! Festivities are free!!! Live Music on stage at 2pm Tower of Mercy, 3pm South Mountain Blue Grass Church, 4pm Tabernacle Church Band, 5pm Floodgate, & 6pm Revival. For more info call Sharon 704-312-9029. 137 Deviney St., Casar.
Rutherford County Library
Fri. March 24, 3-4:30pm. Irish in America, (an A&E Special video), which discusses how the customs and traditions of Irish immigrants to the US shaped mainstream American culture. 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. 828-287-6115.
4H Bake Sale
Sat. April 1 & 8, 1-3pm at Tractor Supply, Forest City. Come support these terrific local kids who belong to the Betsy Ross 4H Club. Homemade cookies, cakes, pies, truffles, gluten free items, quality and variety will amaze you! 828-287-6010.
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.
Lighthouse Haven Men's Homeless Shelter
Needed Items: Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, sugar, creamer, coffee, cleaning items, personal hygiene items, canned food. 199 W. Main St., Spindale. 828-755-5986.
Sisters In Christ Ministry
In Need of: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, handyman. 828-395-0705. 514 E Main St., Spindale.
Chase Corner Ministries
Needs: Canned meat, fruit, and veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soup & crackers, rice and dried beans, and toiletry needs such as: toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent.
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. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!
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: 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.
American Legion Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open at 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food concession available.
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, please come meet with us! We learn together using a great curriculum and fun activities, and have informative guest speakers. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.
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.
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.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. 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. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org