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What: Healthy Eating Program. Families that wish to participate will receive a Raised Garden Bed Kit, Supplies and Seeds to grown their own garden.

When: Starts soon, space is limited.

Where: Grahamtown Community Center, 129 First Street, Forest City.

More Info: Call 828-229-3380 to learn more.

Saturday, April 20

What: Open Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show

When: April 20, registration 9am-12pm, show 9am-4pm. Rain Date: May 18

Where: Old Ellenboro Elementary School

More Info: $25 entry fee. Benefit for Lynn Bradley McClain, cancer patient. Any donations accepted. 828-429-7500.

What: Sale on the Trail Benefit. Yard Sale Fundraiser

When: April 20, 7am-2pm

Where: Bill's Creek VFD, 1118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure.

More Info: Breakfast & Lunch. Rent a table to benefit the VFD. 828-625-5517.

What: Quarter Bingo

When: April 20, 4:30-7:30pm

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Road, Rutherfordton

More Info: .25¢ a card, great prizes. Come and have some fun

What: Easter Egg Hunt

When: April 20,

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, Gilkey School Road, Rutherfordton

More Info: Kids 12 and under. There will be 2 gold eggs and who finds them will win a prize. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, April 22

What: Blood Drive

When: April 22, 3pm-7:30pm

Where: Ellenboro Fire Dept., 175 Depot St., Ellenboro

More Info: 1-800-RED CROSS for appt.

Tuesday, April 23

What: Wise & Well Kick-Off at RRHS (Foot Health).

When: April 23, 12pm

Where: Norris-Biggs Conference Room

More Info: Reservations are required and must be received by Fri. April 19.

Saturday, April 27

What: 28th Annual Ruritan BBQ & Smoked Chicken

When: April 27, 4-8pm

Where: Hopewell Hollis Ruritan Club House, 2500 Hollis Road, Ellenboro.

More Info: All you can eat. Take out available. Adult $10, kid 6-12 $5, under 6 free.

What: Annual Banquet and Open House

When: April 27, 4pm. Banquet 6:05pm.

Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 South Mountain Rd, Bostic

More Info: RSVP by April 21. 828-245-3322.

What: Country Breakfast Buffet

When: April 27, 7am-10am

Where: Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painter's Gap Road, Union Mills

More Info: Adult $6, kid 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Proceeds upkeep building and outdoor recreation area.

What: Car Show (Cars, Trucks, Bikes)

When: April 27, 10am-3pm. Register w/Bo Music City Records, 828-245-1701. Pre registration $15, day of show $20. Rain Date: May 4.

Where: Tri-City Mall, backside Roses parking lot.

More Info: Proceeds benefit Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

What: 8'x9' Afghan Drawing (American flag-kneeling soldier)

When: Drawing: Mon. July 1 (don't have to be present to win)

Where: Tickets at American Legion Post 423, Caroleen. $1 ea or 6 for $5.

More Info: Afghan made by Mrs. Susan Moore, wife of Buddy Moore.

Wednesday, May 1

What: Blood Drive

When: May 1, 10:45am-3:30pm

Where: Rutherford County Government Building, 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton

More Info: 1-800-RED CROSS for appt.

Saturday, May 4

What: Mayfest Outdoor Festival

When: May 4, 10am-5pm

Where: Main Street, Rutherfordton

More Info: All day Family Fun!

ONGOING EVENTS

Memory Makers Alzheimer/Dementia Community Resource/Support Group: Group for family, caregivers, friends, or anyone in the community who needs the support. Meeting the last Thursday monthly 4pm. Rutherford Town Hall, 129 N Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-980-4362 or 828-980-1034.

DAV, Chapter #25 Rutherford County: Meetings 2nd Monday monthly, Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. National Guard Armory, Withrow Road, Forest City We are needing some new members to help us to be able to accomplish our mission of helping our veterans needing assistance. Question or concerns please contact Commander Rickey Barber SR, 828-460-8281.

Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.

Genealogy Club: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm. Open to anyone interesting in climbing their family tree or learning more about their ancestry. Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

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.

Book Club: Meets 2nd Monday of each month 10-11am at Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

Grahamtown Community Center: Provides free food on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to the community from 4pm-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday every month. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Kevin Young, Commander. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-287-1294.

Advanced Care Planning: Private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free. Joey at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095.

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.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables, fruits, pasta & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly, mac-n-cheese, toiletry, Volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

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