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Friday & Saturday, May 10-11

What: Lake Lure Spring Classic Boat & Auto Show

When: May 10-11

Where: Lake Lure Beach & Town Center

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

Saturday, May 11

What: Buffet Breakfast

When: May 11

Where: Gilkey School Comm Center; Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: Adult $6, Kid 6-12 $3, Kid 5 & under. Proceeds help support Community Center. 828-429-9075.

Thursday, May 16

What: Family Resources 15th Annual Power of the Purse

When: May 16, bidding begins at 5pm; dinner at 6:15pm. Silent Auction & dinner with proceeds going to Family Resources of Rutherford County Programs

Where: First Baptist Church, Forest City

More Info: 828-247-1440

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: 800-381-9478.

Saturday, May 18

What: Quarter Bingo

When: May 18, 4:30-7:30

Where: Gilkey School Comm. Center; Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: 828-429-9075

What: Open Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show

When: May 18, register 9am-12pm, show 9am-4pm

Where: Old Ellenboro Elementary

More Info: $25 entry fee. Benefit for Lynn Bradley McClain, cancer patient. Donations accepted. 828-429-7500.

Sunday, May 19

What: PAWS of Rutherford County FREE Rabies & Low Cost Vaccine Drive-Thru Clinic

When: May 19, 10am-2pm, rain or shine

Where: Rutherford County Health Dept, enter from Fairgrounds Rd, exit via Callahan-Koon Rd.

More Info: Provided to Rutherford County residents as long as supplies last & with proper ID. Dogs need to be 4 months &cats 3 months.

Sunday, May 19

What: Hopewell Community Cemetery Memorial Day

When: May, 19. Family & friends will come and enjoy fellowship. Meet for Lunch at 1pm. Bring a covered dish.

Where: Hopewell Hollis Ruritan Clubhouse

More Info: Gary, 828-453-8105.

Saturday, May 25

What: Country Breakfast Buffet

When: May 25, 7-10am

Where: Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painter's Gap Road, Union Mills

More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free

What: Car & Truck Show

When: May 25, registration 9am-12pm, show 9am-4pm.

Where: Gilkey School Comm. Center; Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: Johnnie 828-429-7500, Dan 828-748-2152. BBQ Sandwiches & Hot Dogs will be available.


Coffee and Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every 3rd Thursday in the month, 9am-10:30am. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Road, Spindale. 828-287-6185.

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.

Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at the County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and 7pm meeting. 828-305-8654 or 828-287-3412.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

Grahamtown Community Center: Provides free food on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to the community from 4pm-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday monthly, 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.

Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday monthly, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings on 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Women only, no ch0arge. Call Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location and more info.

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