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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. Adults $10, kids 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: 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: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Proceeds to upkeep of building and outdoor recreation area

What: Car Show (Cars, Trucks, Bikes)

When: April 27, 10am-3pm. Register w/Bo at Music City Records, 828-245-1701. Pre registration $15 or 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

Tuesday, April 30

What: Community Meeting, TNR Program for Cats in Rutherford County

When: April 30, 5:30pm

Where: Courthouse Annex Meeting Room, 289 N Main St, Rutherfordton

More Info: PAWS of Rutherford County has a new initiative under the No Kill Equation to get more cats spayed/neutered under Trap-Neuter-Return. 828-625-4114

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

When: Drawing held Mon. July 1 (do not have to be present to win)

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

More Info: Afghan was 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 to make an appt.

Thursday, May 2

What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck

When: May 2, arrive by 8am, distribution at 10am. First come, first serve.

Where: Harmon Street Baptist, 398 Harmon St, Forest City

More Info: Sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries. 828-247-0096

Friday, May 3

What: Wiregrass Band

When: May 3, 7pm

Where: Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills

More Info: Meal: 6pm, $5. Join us!

Saturday, May 4

What: Mayfest Outdoor Festival

When: May 4, 10am-5pm

Where: Main Street, Rutherfordton

More Info: All day Family Fun!

What: Mayfest Car, Truck, & Bike Show

When: May 4, register from 9am-12pm

Where: Main Street, Rutherfordton

More Info: Proceeds benefit Hospice of Rutherford County. 828-429-7500

Monday, May 6

What: Mobile Food Pantry

When: May 6, 9am

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

More Info: People receiving food need to arrive 7-8:30am. Volunteers arrive 8:30-9am. 828-245-5603.

Tuesday, May 7

What: Blood Drive

When: May 7, 2-6pm

Where: Gilkey School Community Center, 217 Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

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

Friday & Saturday, May 10-11

What: Lake Lure Spring Classic Boat & Auto Show

When: May 10-11, (Mother's Day Weekend)

Where: Lake Lure Beach and Town Center

More Info: For questions and registration call Sonya Ledford, 828-980-1727

Friday, May 17

What: Ladies Night Out

When: May 17, 6-10pm

Where: Empowerment Center, 548 US Hwy. 74 Bus, Bostic (old Moose Lodge).

More Info: Tickets available, 800-381-9478.


Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

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.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This group is for those who have family members who are dealing with mental illness.

Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House in Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library, 828-748-8583.

New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W. Main St., Forest City.

Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed Items: Plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar & cleaning items. 828-245-9141.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered at the Hospice Charles and Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

Chase Corner Ministries: FREE USDA Food every Wednesday from 9am-2pm. Families who receive this food may only get it every other month. You must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements to qualify. 828-247-0096.

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