Annual Coat Drive: Bring coats to the Gilkey School Community Center. Also taking Tobaggans, Gloves, Blankets, Sheets. For deliver or pickup, call Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Rutherford County Library: Breakout Room session for the entire month of May. M&M Mastermind is up and ready to go. We have slots for 10 players during each scheduled time (every Thursday at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm). Suitable for all ages, but children 10 and under will need adult supervision with them at all times. Call Kenneth at 828-287-6327 to schedule your session. This is GREAT for friends, youth groups, families, work team members...really anybody!
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All men, woman, & children's clothing will be .50¢ each. Open Thurs.-Sat., May 11-13, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Gilkey School Community Center: Buffet Breakfast, Sat. May 13, 7am-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. Also, Hosting outside yard sales starting on Sat. May 13 and the 2nd Saturday of each month. 828-429-9075. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Bill's Creek VFD Community Auxiliary: Spring Fundraiser, Sat. May 14, 7am-2pm. Breakfast, BBQ Sandwiches, Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Silent Auction. 118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. Info, 828-625-5517.
Flowering Bridge Events: •Tues. May 16, 10am: planted chair demonstration (participants can bring an old chair and some plants to go in it; the bridge will supply other materials). •Tues. May 23, often-asked questions about plants on the bridge - answered! •Sat. & Sun. May 27 & 28, 10am-6pm. Mon. May 29, 10am-4pm: Lake Lure Arts & Crafts fair; flowering bridge booth is #66.
Friends of Agriculture Breakfasts: Final breakfast of the season, Wed. May 17 at the 4-H Building; 135 Locust St., Columbus, NC. Don't forget our community members in need! Donations of canned foods will be collected at this event to benefit the clients of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries.
Spaghetti Supper: Thurs. May 18, 5:30-6:45pm, R-S Central cafeteria. Suggested donation: $7. All proceeds benefit Rutherford Housing Partnership and its mission to provide urgently needed repairs to the homes of qualified low-income homeowners. Prior to Southern Gospel performance by The Hoppers.
Hopewell Community Cemetery: Memorial Day, Sun. May 21. Family & Friends will meet and enjoy fellowship at the cemetery. Then meet at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse at 1pm for lunch. Bring a covered dish. Info, 828-453-8105.
Rutherford Guardian ad Litem is looking for individuals who have a heart for children and want to be a voice for abused and neglected children in foster care. New training classes begin May 22nd. Please call for a volunteer application and to schedule an interview at our office before training classes begin. For more info contact Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or apply online at www.volunteerforgal.org
PAWS of Rutherford County: Low Cost Spay and Neuter, Tues. May 23. $25 for cats and $35 for dogs. If your pet does not have a current rabies vaccination there will be an additional $10 charge. Please call anytime for an appt. If you have or know of a pet in need of food or a dog house please call 888-422-7303, leave message. You can leave a message anonymously if you see a dog in need. If you would like to donate to help RC pets in need our PayPal address is: PawsofRC@gmail.com or mail to Paws of RC PO Box 399, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Thank you for your continued support.
First Responders & Family: American Legion Post 74 Salutes Rutherford County, Sat. May 27, 3-8pm; 2501 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton.
Fairfield Mountains VFD: Pancake Breakfast, Sun. May 28, 8am-12pm. Cooked & served by our firemen. Vandele Farms Sausage Patties, Juice, Coffee. Donations only. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. 1415 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: meets on every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Perry Moore house on Main St., Rutherfordton. Free and 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 every 3rd Tuesday at 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Across the road from churches. Info, Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Coffee and Conversation: Every 3rd Thursday, monthly 9-10:30am at the Rutherford County Veteran Service Office: 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale. If you have a topic of interest & would like to participate contact Beverly at 828-287-6185.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: Every Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm. All clothing 50¢ each. Newly stocked. Proceeds go back into the ministry of helping local families in need! 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.