Washburn Community Outreach Center
Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Come check us out, Thurs.-Sat., March 30 thru April 1, 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.
Union Mills Learning Center
Revival Meeting, Thurs. March 30, 7pm with Shawn Berrihill. Fri. March 31, 7pm with David Jendrey. Sat. April 1, 7pm with Michael Brown. On Friday, Spaghetti Dinner, $8 per person. Sponsored by New Beginnings Christian School. Special music by Indebted each night. 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills.
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, NC 28020.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Rutherford County, Sat. April 1, 4-10pm at Charles Summey Park in Forest City. This is the signature fundraising event for ACS in which survivors are celebrated and honored. The Relay will commence with a survivor walk at 4pm followed by entertainment, fundraising and a luminaria ceremony at dusk. This is a free event and open to the public. Food and fun will be available! Info; Caroline Wheless at Caroline.firstname.lastname@example.org
Betsy Ross 4H Club Bake Sale, Sat. April 1 & 8, 1-3pm at Tractor Supply, Forest City. Come support these terrific local kids. Homemade cookies, cakes, pies, truffles, gluten free items, quality and variety will amaze you! 828-287-6010.
Thermal Belt Rail Trail Public Meeting, Tues. April 4, 6-8pm at the Forest City Club House; 141 Westview St. Topics: public survey, mapping trailheads and destinations, open dialog concerning your concerns or ideas. Please come and share your opinions. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend!
Rutherford County Library
Zombie Apocalypse, Thurs. April 6. We need teams of 3-10 Zombie Slayers for each of our four sessions (4, 5, 6 & 7pm). Ages 14 and up. Call Kenneth at 828-287-6327 to register. Reservations are required. 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale.
Easter Egg Extravaganza
Ages 14 and Up. Kids shouldn't have all the fun, right? Decorate Easter Eggs at Haynes Library, Fri. April 7, 6pm. We will have lots of supplies for your use or you can bring your own. 2669 Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-288-4039.
Easter Bake Sale
Sat. April 8, 10am-2pm at Ellenboro Woman's Club; 107 Glenn St. Sponsored by Race Path Baptist Church. 828-453-8321.
Rabies Clinic and Nail Clinic
Sat. April 8, 1:30-3:30pm at Rutherford Pet Supply; 115 Reservation Dr., Spindale. $5 minimum donation per Rabies Vaccination and $3 minimum donation per nail trim. Sponsored by Rutherford County Humane Society and Forest City Animal Hospital.
Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival
Sat. April 8, 10am-3pm. Open House, Exhibits, Classic Cars, Food/Craft Vendors, Kid Zone, Lincoln Hill Tours. Music entertainment all day and much, much more. 828-245-9800.
The Gilkey School Community Center will have a Buffet Breakfast, Sat. April 8, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds help Support the Community Center. 217 Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton.
Easter Egg Hunt
Gilkey School Community Center Easter Egg Hunt, Sat. April 8, 1pm on the ball field behind old Gilkey School, kids ages 12 & under. 2 gold eggs will win a prize. Refreshments after the hunt. Rain Date 4/15.
Paws of Rutherford County
Two low cost spay and neuter transports, Tues. April 11 & 25. Cats: $25, any size dogs: $35 if they have a current rabies vaccination. If they do not, there will be an additional $10 charge. Call 888-422-7303 and a volunteer will return your call. If you would like to help pay for a spay or neuter for those who can not afford the low cost price, please go to our web site: PawsofRC.org. Paws in need of cat food for our food bank and has placed a bin in Tractor Supply in Spindale for donations.
Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday of each month from 5pm to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Polk Volunteers Camp # 919 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans invites you to meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, and we love to have visitors. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. For more info or questions e-mail James McGuin: email@example.com
Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex & toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.
Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed: 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: 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
Needed: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, handyman. 828-395-0705. 514 E Main St., Spindale.
Chase Corner Ministries
Needed: Canned meat, fruit & veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soup & crackers, rice & dried beans, & 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 Post 74 Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food 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