Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Prom dresses arriving daily, $10 ea. Thurs-Sat, 9am-2pm. Food pantry for Rutherford County residents 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mtn Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Paws of Rutherford County: Free Spay & Neuter for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls, Pitt mixes & other Bully breeds. 2 dates every month. 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. 888-422-7303, leave message.
The Rutherford County Democratic Women meets Thur. April 5, 7pm at party headquarters; 142 W. Main, Forest City. Guest speakers: candidates running for NC State Senate in the Democratic primary.
Union Mills Learning Center: Fri. April 6, 7pm. Featuring: Wiregrass. Meal begins at 6pm, $5. 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.
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 Rd, Ellenboro.
Rutherfordton Lions Club announces their semi-annual Candy Day and Broom Sale at the intersection of Charlotte Road & Highway 74, (between Rite Aid & Exxon) Sat. April 7, 9am-1pm selling brooms & accepting donations.
A Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon featuring fashions from April's Boutique Mon. April 16, 12pm at Legends on the Lake Restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort. Tickets may be purchased after services at Fairfield Mountain Chapel on 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.
Blood Drives: •Wed. April 11, 10am-3pm at Isothermal Community College; Hwy 74 West, Spindale. 828-395-1430. •Fri. April 13, 2:30-7pm. Big Spring Baptist Church; 534 Big Springs Baptist Church Rd, Ellenboro. 828-245-5061. •Sat. April 14, 7:30am-12pm at Cliffside Masonic Lodge; Old Main St., Cliffside. 828-429-0212.
Spaghetti Dinner: Senior Project, Sat. April 14, 4-7pm. Tickets $10. Long Branch Road Baptist Church. Proceeds go to local Police Departments. Questions, call Misty Roach 254-383-5061.
Buffet Breakfast: Sat. April 14, 7am-10am at Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 & under free. Proceeds to help Community Center.
Flowering Bridge Free Events: April 12, 10am, Photographing in Nature a& the Garden - Learning the Basics, Lake Lure Town Hall (back entrance); April 17, 10am, Photographing in Nature & the Garden - Shooting on the Bridge, meet at lion fountain on bridge; April 24, 10am, Gardening & Feeding to Attract Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Town Hall (back entrance). 828-625-2540.
VFD Benefit: Bill's Creek Community Auxiliary Yard Sale, Sat. April 14, 7am-2pm. 1118 Bill's Creek Rd, Lake Lure. Breakfast & Lunch. Bake Sale. 828-625-5517.
Walk for Life: Hands of Hope for Life Pregnancy Center Walk for Life, Sat. April 28, 10am. Rain or shine! Begins & ends at North Powell Street, Forest City. The walk is under 2 miles. Registration 9am. Sponsor forms can be picked up at the center or on their Facebook page.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables/fruits, spaghetti/sauce, soups/crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items & volunteers. M-F 9am-2pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, 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.
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.
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 Rehabilitation & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.