3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: Fri. April 21, 6pm at Cool Springs Gym; 121 Memorial Dr., Forest City. Championship Game NC vs SC, 4/22.
Betsy Ross 4H Earth Day Party at Kid Senses Interactive Museum on Sat. April 22. First 20 kids registered are free, ages 5-10 only. Email; BestyRoss4H@gmail.com to register your child today! Educational program for boys and girls, ages 5-18. 828-287-6010.
27th Annual BBQ
Sat. April 22, 4-8pm at Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse. BBQ Pork and Chicken, Baked Beans, Slaw, Hushpuppies, Homemade Desserts. Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5. Sponsored by the Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan Club.
Poor Man's Supper
Sat. April 22, 7pm at Piney Mtn Baptist Church in Ellenboro. Adults $5, ages 4-12 $3, 0-3 free. Donations appreciated! Proceeds for Chris Edwards & Family.
Hosted by the American Legion Post 74, Sat. & Sun., April 22 & 23, 9am-5pm at Old Green Hill School; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton. Admission $5, kids under 12 free. 828-395-2223.
Earth Day: Sat. April 22, 11am-3pm at Chimney Rock Riverside Park, with special activities for children.
Country Breakfast Buffet and Indoor Yard Sale, Sat. April 22, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Thank you for your support!
Garden Design Class: Tues., April 25, 10am. Sponsored by the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge and held at Town Hall, back entrance. Led by master gardener, garden writer and blogger Debbie Clark. 828-625-2540.
Paws of Rutherford County
Low cost spay/neuter transport, Tues. April 25. Cats $25. Any size dogs $35 if they have a current rabies vaccination. If not, additional $10 charge. Call 888-422-7303. 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. In need of cat food for our food bank and has placed a bin in Tractor Supply in Spindale for donations.
Hospice of Rutherford
Offering Therapy Dog Training classes starting Wed. April 26, 10:30am at the Carolina Event and Conference Center; 372 Hudlow Road, Forest City. The class last 7 weeks, and cost $50. Training dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, and June 7, 10:30am. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Tish, 828-245-0095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chase Corner Ministries
The Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck for Thurs. April 27 has been cancelled! Call 828-247-0096 if you have questions. We are currently in need of canned meat like tuna or salmon, chicken, spam, potted meat/vienna sausages, ham, etc. We are located in Forest City across from Chase High School. Check us out on Facebook for up-to-date announcements and sales!
Memory Makers Dementia/Alzheimer's resource group meeting, Thurs. April 27, 6pm at Brookdale Forest City; 493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. This meeting is for any caregiver, friend, or family member. You are not alone. Refreshments will be served and activities will be offered. Info, Melanie Scruggs, 828-200-9242 or April Hicks, 828-289-4631.
The Right Track Toy Train Museum in Lake Lure will be opening for the 2017 season, April 28, 1pm. Hours for April, May, September and October are Fri. & Sat., 1-5pm and Sun., 2-5pm. June and July hours are Wed.-Sat., 1-5pm and Sun., 2-5pm.
Walk for Life
Hands of Hope for Life's (Pregnancy Care Ministry) 24th Annual Walk for Life, Sat. April 29, 10am. Registration 9am. Anyone can walk, from a stroller to a scooter/wheelchair. After the Walk, there will be food, music, games, face painting, door prizes. Come join us as we walk for the little ones who can't speak up for themselves as we try to make a difference one life at a time.
Ride for the Kids Scavenger, to Benefit the NC Baptist Children's Homes. Sat. April 29, 2017. Begins & ends at Cornerstone Fellowship; 1186 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Registration 9:30am. First Bike out 10am, last bike in 1pm. Winning team announced at 1:30pm & receives $100 cash prize. $15 per bike/passenger $10. Cars of 2 people $25 (additional passengers $5 ea). Donations received will be presented to the NC Baptist Children's Homes at 2nd Annual Ride to Clyde Fundraiser. For info, call 828-980-3272 or visit: https://rideforthekidsscavengerhunt.yolasite.com
Chase FFA Farm Day
Sat. April 29, 10am-4pm. Free admission, rain or shine. Food, antique tractors, livestock, silent auction, exhibitors, kids activities. Rutherford County Agricultural Education Facility; 318 Big Island Rd, Rutherfordton. Questions, Jacob 828-447-4861.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: meets 3rd Tuesday monthly 6:30pm at the Perry Moore house on Main St., Rutherfordton. Free & open to all caregivers. 828-287-5475.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting 3rd Tuesday 7pm at County Annex Bldg Main St., Rutherfordton. Info, Don, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Coffee and Conversation: Every 3rd Thursday monthly from 9-10:30am at Rutherford County Veteran Service Office: 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale. If you have a topic of interest and would like to participate contact Beverly 828-287-6185.
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. Share a meal, socialize, be informed, enlightened and entertained. 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure.
Washburn Community Outreach Center
Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All Easter items and Prom Dresses 75% off. Open Thurs.-Sat., April 13-15, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry will be available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
7th Annual Cruise-In Blessing of the Bikes & Fan Voted Bike Show, Sat. April 15, 10am-2pm at Rocky's Bar & Gril; 1495 US-74A Bypass, Spindale. Music: Saving Darkness, Guest speaker: Cosmo Pannell. Food, drinks, prizes & more. 828-289-1944.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Kitten Shower, Sat. April 15, 1pm-4pm. We are asking for donations to prepare for kitten season. Join us for refreshments, raffle items, games & music. Free admission. 1366 US Hwy. 221 North, Rutherfordton (1 mile passed RS Central High School).
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.