Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Prom/Wedding attire marked down. Children's clothing 50¢ ea. Thurs.-Sat., 9am-2pm. Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. Info, 828-395-2223.
Fund-Raising Spaghetti Supper: Thurs. April 26, 5:30-6:45pm at R-S Central High, 641 Hwy 221N, 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 the LeFevre Quartet, a Southern Gospel group from Atlanta, GA. Tickets at the door.
Rutherford County Democratic Party: General Meeting, Thurs., April 26, 7pm at RCDP Headquarters, 142 W. Main St., Forest City.
Tie-Dye One More Time: Fri. April 27, 2pm-5pm at Rutherford County Library to tie-dye your own shirt. FREE! Bring white shirt. Maria 828-287-6118 for info!
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. Under 2 miles. Registration 9am. Sponsor forms can be picked up at the center or on their Facebook page.
Game Day: Sat. April 28, 11am-2pm at Mountains Branch Library Lake Lure. Play our new board games. Popcorn provided! All ages. 828-287-6417.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store. 8:30am-2:30pm, Wed 8:30am-5pm. Every First Friday of the month $3 Bag Sale. Fri. May 4th the sale will be on everything in store that you can fit in a provided grocery bag. 1604 Chase High Rd. Forest City.
Community in Unity: Narcan Resource with Sharon Leigh, Sat. April 28, 1-2pm at Restoration Church; 133 Gardenbrook Dr, Forest City.
South Mountain Christian Camp Open House & Banquet, Sat. April 28, 4-6pm with guided tours every 30 minutes, or self-guided walking tours. The Banquet is set to begin at 6:50pm that day. 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.
School Fundraiser: Sat. April 28 at Charity Christian School; 113 Charity Church Road, Lawndale. Yard Sale at 7am. Singing at 3pm. Featuring: Chosen Few. 704-419-4574.
Blood Drive: •Mon. 4/30, 3-7:30pm at Ellenboro Fire Dept; 175 Depot Street, Ellenboro. 828-453-8141.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck will be providing free food for Rutherford County Residents who qualify financially Tues. May 1, 10am at Harmon Street Baptist; 398 Harmon St, Forest City. Make sure you arrive by 8am. 1st come, 1st serve. 828-247-0096.
Union Mills Learning Center: Singing, Fri. May 4, 7pm. Featuring; Bluegrass Tradition. Meal at 6pm. 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills.
Mayfest Car, Truck & Bike Show: located on Main Street, 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. May 7, 6pm. Tickets $10, call 704-434-2258; leave msg. Double Springs Baptist Church, 1130 Double Springs Church Rd, Shelby, just off Washburn Switch Rd, near Lattimore.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels. 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.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, and volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
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. Joey 828-245-0095 for appt.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides knowledge someone cares & will check on them. No cost. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: 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. Info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 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 every month; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. 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.