Multicultural Festival: Fri. May 11, 5:30-7:30pm. Food, Fun & Culture. Taste, See, Smell, Hear the world. Info: Kisha 262-989-8982. Forest City Dunbar Elementary School PTO: 286 Learning Parkway, Forest City.
Buffet Breakfast: Sat. May 12, 7-10am at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center.
Mother's Day Tea: All kids invited to bring Mom, Grandmother, Aunt, or any other mother-like figure in your life to Mountains Branch Library Sat. May 12, 1pm for a sweet Mother's Day Tea. Share stories, treats, and crafts. FREE. 828-287-6392 to reserve your spot.
Shooting For A Cure: Sat. May 19, 9am-1pm at Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club; Gun Club Rd, Bostic. $5 per shot, Beginners welcome, bring your own shotgun, pistol and ammo or shotgun and pistol ammo will be available for purchase. Hotdogs & hamburgers for sale. Proceeds benefit Relay for life.
The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County will host an Open House, Sat. May 19, 11am-3pm at Old Dunbar Comm. Center. Free hotdogs & drinks available for everyone. Public invited. Info: Teresa Proctor 609-369-1891 or Ulysses Miller 646-225-2369.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All ladies tops, $1 & Mother's Day cards, 25¢. Thurs.-Sat., 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
•May 10, 2-5pm Burgess Pittman & Co. of Keller Williams; 216 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. •May 16, 8:30am-1:30pm East Rutherford High School; 331 East High Rd, Bostic. •May 22, 8am-1pm Chase High School; 1603 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
Bill's Creek VFD Community Auxiliary, Spring Fundraiser; Sat. May 12, 7am-2pm. Sausage Biscuits for breakfast, BBQ sandwiches for lunch. Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Silent Auction. 1118 Bill's Creek Rd, Lake Lure. 828-625-5517.
Hopewell Community Cemetery: Memorial Day, Sun. May 20. Family & friends come & enjoy fellowship. Meet for lunch at 1pm at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse. Bring a covered dish. Gary Melton, 828-453-8105.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, 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.
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.
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.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program 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. Your info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.
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.
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.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: To check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares & will check on them. No cost for program. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W 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, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm 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 & joys of raising kids. 828-286-3901.
Grahamtown Community Center: GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. 1st come, 1st serve. 129 First St, 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.
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. Dinner 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Veterans Clothing Center: Free! First Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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.
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.