Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. T-Shirts on sale, 3 for $1. Shoes ½ price. Thurs.-Sat., 9am-2pm. Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
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.
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 to Hospice Rutherford County. Johnnie 828-429-7500.
Annual Ladies Night Out: "Living Faithfully After The Storm. Speaker: Jan Harrison. Mon. May 7, 6pm. Tickets $10, can be ordered by calling 704-434-2258; leave message. Double Springs Baptist Church, 1130 Double Springs Church Rd, Shelby, just off Washburn Switch Rd, near Lattimore.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Free movie Fri. May 4, 3pm at Haynes Branch Library. Bring your snacks/drinks. Call Erika 828-288-4039.
Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. Info, 828-395-2223.
Cooking Demonstration- Mexican Street Corn. Rutherford County Library, May 3, 6pm in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. Maria 828-287-6118.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings: Mon. 7pm women's meeting, Thurs. 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W Main St., Forest City.
•May 8, 12-3:30pm Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Ctr; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. •May 10, 2-5pm Burgess Pittman & Co. of Keller Williams; 216 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. •May 16, 8:30am-1:30pm East Rutherford High; 331 East High Rd, Bostic. •May 22, 8am-1pm Chase High; 1603 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
Miniature Horse Club seeking membership: Rutherford County 4-H Program announce new 4-H club. Ages 7-12. Meeting Sun. May 6, 2-5pm at Rutherford County Livestock Educational Center. Club will meet first Sunday monthly. Free. Open to all youth, limited to 15 members. Parents must accompany child at meetings. If you would like to involve your child, call Jayne Arrowood 828-289-8398.
Mother's Day Tea: Kids invited to bring Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, or any mother-like figure to Mountains Branch Library Sat. May 12, 1pm for a Mother's Day Tea. We will share stories, treats & crafts. FREE. 828-287-6392
Shooting For A Cure: Sat. May 19, 9am-1pm Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club; Gun Club Rd, Bostic. $5/shot, Beginners welcome, bring shotgun, pistol & ammo or shotgun & pistol ammo will available for purchase. Hotdogs & hamburgers for sale. Proceeds: Relay for life.
Melvin "Big Dog" Patterson Gospel Explosion, Bo's Music City Records Tri City Mall at Crowe's Park, Forest City. Featuring: Bobby Cohen, Pastor Bobby Cohen & Men of God from Greer, SC. Horse Watkins of Chesnee, SC & other groups. Free Food. NO CHARGE! Bring lawn chairs. Sun. May 27, 3pm.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables & fruits, spaghetti/sauce, soups/crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, toiletry items, volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Paws of Rutherford County: Free Spay & Neuter for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls, Pitt mixes & other Bully breeds. We have 2 dates monthly. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. FREE pet food & dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog house you'd like to donate please call. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help. Check with us before taking to Animal Control. In need of fosters, to save more lives. 888-422-7303, leave message.
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.
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 & family support group of pre-school aged kids, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns & the joys of raising kids. 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.