Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All Spring/Summer clothing only 50¢. 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: come out to Sweet Frogs in Forest City Thurs. April 19 & support Paws & get a sweet for yourself. They will donate 20% of your sale to us, this Thursday & every 3rd Thursday of the month.
The Right Track Toy Train Museum opens 4/20/18 for the season. April, May, Sept & Oct hours: Fri. & Sat 1-5pm & Sun. 2-5pm. June, July, Aug. hours: Wed.-Sat. 1-5pm & Sun. 2-5pm. Special hours Sat. April 21, 9a0m-5pm. 2414 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure.
Brother Wolf Community Volunteer Meeting: Mon. April 23, 6:30-7:30pm at Empire Gaming, 139 S Powell St., Forest City. Learn how you can get involved in animal rescue and make a difference. Help with events/fundraising, fostering, volunteering, or sponsoring. We would love to have you!
Blood Drives: •Tues. 4/24, 8am-1:15pm RS Central High School; 641 US 221 Rutherfordton. •Tues. 4/24, 2-6pm Gilkey School Community Center; 217 Gilkey School, Rutherfordton. 828-287-5673. •Mon. 4/30, 3-7:30pm Ellenboro Fire Dept; 175 Depot St, Ellenboro. 828-453-8141.
Fund-Raising Spaghetti Supper: Thurs. April 26, 5:30-6:45pm at R-S Central High, 641 Hwy 221 N, Rutherfordton. Fund-raiser for Rutherford Housing Partnership, a local nonprofit that provides urgently needed repairs to the homes of qualified low-income homeowners. Suggested donation: $7. Supper precedes LeFevre Quartet, a Southern Gospel group from Atlanta, GA. Tickets on sale at the door.
Flowering Bridge Free Events: April 26, 10am, Gardening & Feeding to Attract Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, Town Hall (back entrance). 828-625-2540.
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 St., Forest City. The walk is under 2 miles. Registration 9am. Sponsor forms at the center or on their Facebook page.
Game Day: Sat. April 28, 11am-2pm at Mountains Branch Library in Lake Lure. Come play some of our fun new board games. Popcorn provided! All ages. 828-287-6417.
South Mountain Christian Camp annual Open House & Banquet, Sat. April 28, 4-6pm with guided tours every 30 minutes, or self-guided walking tours. Banquet 6:50pm. Want to see the camp, introduce someone to SMCC and help send kids to camp this summer? Join us. Casual event. RSVP 828-245-3322.
Mayfest Car, Truck & Bike Show: located on Main St., Rutherfordton. Sat. May 5, registration 9am-12pm. $20 entry. Charity: 50/50 drawing & door prizes. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Rutherford County. Awards: Best of Show, Top 25 Cars, Best Ford, GMC, Mopar & more specialty awards. Info, call Johnnie 828-429-7500.
Annual Ladies Night Out: "Living Faithfully After The Storm. Speaker: Jan Harrison. Mon. May 7, 6pm. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered by calling 704-434-2258; leave message. Double Springs Baptist Church, 1130 Double Springs Church Rd., Shelby.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.
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.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
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 adults who have lost a loved one at 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.