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Thurs.-Sat. May 16-18

What: Spring & Summer clothing on display. All clothing ½ off this week

When: May 16-18, 9am-2pm

Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic.

More Info: Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603.

Friday, May 17

What: Healing Garden - The Domestic Violence Education Support Group invites you to a Ribbon Cutting

When: May 17, 3pm

Where: Purple Martin Greenway, Rutherfordton

More Info: Sally, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 or Johnnie, 704-473-4275

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: Spring Silent Auction Fundraiser

When: May 18, 7am-2pm

Where: Bill's Creek VFD, 118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure.

More Info: Breakfast, BBQ Lunch, Bake & Plant Sale. Barbara 828-625-5517.

What: Quarter Bingo

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

Where: Gilkey School Community 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 School

More Info: $25 entry fee. Benefit for Lynn Bradley McClain, cancer patient. Any 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 only as long as supplies last & w/proper ID. Dogs need to be 4 months old & cats 3 months.

Sunday, May 19

What: Hopewell Community Cemetery Memorial Day

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

Where: Hopewell Hollis Ruritan Clubhouse

More Info: Gary: 828-453-8105.

Monday, May 20

What: Blood Drive, hosted by Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and co-host Rutherford Electric Membership Corp.

When: May 20, 1-6pm

Where: Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 250 Hudlow Road, Forest City

More Info: 704-574-5945

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 Community Center; Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

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


Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.

Advanced Care Planning: Private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095.

Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent and family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.

8'x9' Afghan Drawing (American flag-kneeling soldier). Drawing held Mon. July 1 (don't have to be present to win). Tickets sold at American Legion Post 423, Caroleen. Donation $1 each or 6/$5. Afghan was made by Susan Moore, wife of Buddy Moore.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables, fruits, pasta & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly, mac-n-cheese, toiletry, Volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Book Club: Meets 2nd Monday monthly 10-11am Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Rd, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

Genealogy Club: Meets 2nd Tuesday monthly 3pm. Open to anyone interesting in climbing their family tree or learning more about ancestry. Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.

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.

DAV, Chapter #25 Rutherford County: Meeting 2nd Monday monthly, Dinner: 6pm, meeting to follow. National Guard Armory, Withrow Rd, Forest City. Need new members to help us to be able to accomplish our mission of helping our veterans needing assistance. Question or concerns contact Commander Rickey Barber SR, 828-460-8281.

Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? You don't have to reveal your name. Info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides knowledge that someone will check on them daily. No cost. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.

American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday every month. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Kevin Young, Commander. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-287-1294.

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.

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