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Washburn Community Outreach Center

Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Check us out, Thurs.-Sat., April 6-8, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry will be available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. Also, Community wide Easter Festival Hosted by the Salem UMC, Sat. April 8, 11am. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.

Mountains Branch Library

Lunch & Learn Fridays, 12-1pm. Every first through fourth Friday of the month. Different speaker each week. Bring bag lunch. Drinks & dessert provided. Lunch & Learn is a chance to share a meal, socialize, be informed, enlightened and entertained. 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure.

Easter Egg Extravaganza

Ages 14 and Up. Kids shouldn't have all the fun, right? Decorate Easter Eggs at Haynes Library, Fri. April 7, 6pm. We will have lots of supplies for your use or you can bring your own. 2669 Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-288-4039.

Betsy Ross 4H Club Bake Sale, Sat. April 8, 11-3pm at Tractor Supply, Forest City. Cookies, cakes, gluten free goodies, and more! Please come and support them! Email: betsyross4h@gmail.com

Easter Bake Sale

Sat. April 8, 10am-2pm at Ellenboro Woman's Club; 107 Glenn St. Sponsored by Race Path Baptist Church. 828-453-8321.

Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival

Sat. April 8, 10am-3pm. Open House, Exhibits, Classic Cars, Food/Craft Vendors, Kid Zone, Lincoln Hill Tours. Music entertainment all day and much, much more. 828-245-9800.

Buffet Breakfast

The Gilkey School Community Center will have a Buffet Breakfast, Sat. April 8, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center. 217 Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton.

Easter Egg Hunt

The Gilkey School Community Center will have a Easter Egg Hunt, Sat. April 8, 1pm on the ball field behind the old Gilkey School, kids ages 12 and under. There will be 2 gold eggs and who finds them will win a prize. Refreshments served. After the Hunt (Pizza, Cookie's and Juice). Rain Date 4/15.


Join us, Sat. April 8, 4pm-8pm at SweetFrog in Forest City to benefit lung transplant. Tell the cashier that you support "Scott Short" and 20% of your purchase will be given back for medical expenses.

Easter Festival

Sat. April 8, 11am. Bring your basket! Crafts, Story time, Inflatables, Easter Egg Fun, Hot Dog Lunch. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. Sponsored by Salem UMC and Washburn Community Outreach Center. 828-245-5603.

Paws of Rutherford County

Two low cost spay and neuter transports, Tues. April 11 & 25. Cats are only $25 and any size dogs are $35 if they have a current rabies vaccination. If they do not, there will be an additional $10 charge. Please call 888-422-7303 and a volunteer will return your call. If you would like to help pay for a spay or neuter for those who can not afford the low cost price, please go to our web site: PawsofRC.org. Paws are in need of cat food for our food bank and has placed a bin in Tractor Supply in Spindale for donations.

Week of Caring

Help provide food items for children of The Backpack Program this summer by participating in fundraising events sponsored by The Leadership Rutherford Class of 2017! Grocery Day, Sat. April 8, Food Lion of Forest City & Rutherfordton and Bi-Lo of Rutherfordton will be collecting purchased donations. Dine-In Night, April 6 at Forest City Fish Camp, mention to your server.

Rabies Clinic and Nail Clinic

Sat. April 8, 1:30-3:30pm at Rutherford Pet Supply; 115 Reservation Dr., Spindale. $5 minimum donation per Rabies Vaccination and $3 minimum donation per nail trim. Sponsored by Rutherford County Humane Society and Forest City Animal Hospital.

Mobile Food Pantry

Mon. April 10, 6-8am at South Mountain Christian Camp; 1129 South Mountain Rd., Bostic. Volunteers needed, 8-9am. Sponsored by Second Harvest of Metrolina. Hosted by The Salem UMC of Bostic. 828-245-5603.

Carolina Faithriders

7th Annual Cruise-In Blessing of the Bikes & Fan Voted Bike Show, Sat. April 15, 10am-2pm at Rocky's Bar & Grill; 1495 US-74A Bypass, Spindale. Music: Saving Darkness, Guest speaker: Cosmo Pannell. Food, drinks, prizes & more. 828-289-1944.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Will host a Kitten Shower, Sat. April 15, 1pm-4pm. We are asking for donations to prepare for kitten season. Join us for refreshments, raffle items, music and lots of family fun. Free admission. 1366 US Hwy. 221 North, Rutherfordton.

Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic

Sat. April 15, 12-1pm at Thunder Road Animal Hospital; 827 Thunder Road, Spindale. Rabies shots: 1 year $14 cash or 3 years $18 cash. Other discounted vaccines are available for your pets. Keep your pets healthy and legal. 828-286-0033.


Meets monthly, 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City, eat: 6:30pm, meet: 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Charlie 828-248-2754.

Grahamtown Community Center

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.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry/dish detergent, cleaning products, 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.

Lighthouse Haven Men's Homeless Shelter

Needed: Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, sugar, creamer, coffee, cleaning items, personal hygiene items, canned food. 199 W. Main St., Spindale. 828-755-5986.

Sisters In Christ Ministry

Needed: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, handyman. 828-395-0705. 514 East Main St., Spindale.

Chase Corner Ministries

Needs: Canned meat, fruit, and veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soup & crackers, rice and dried beans, and toiletry needs such as: toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent.

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. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!

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

Advance 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.

American Legion Post 74 Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food available.

Domestic Violence Education/Support Group meets every Tues evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us! We learn together using a great curriculum and fun activities, and have informative guest speakers. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.

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.

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 Rd., Forest City. 828-245-0095.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Donations are tax deductible. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042.

Low Cost Spay and Neuters

You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

PAWS of Rutherford County

Bringing No-Kill to Rutherford County. Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Pet Re-Homing, Pet Food Pantry. Help us save lives by becoming a foster. (PAWS) Pets Are Worth Saving! Toll free, 1-888-422-7303. Email: pawsofrc@gmail.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org

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