American Legion Post 74: Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Legion Cabin; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
Grahamtown Community Center: 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.
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 women's shoes only $1, and all housewares ½ price. Thurs.-Sat., May 18-20, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
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.
Monthly SCV Meeting
Are you interested in the Civil War or Confederate History? Would you like to assist in preserving our Southern Heritage? Would you like to help ensure the final resting places of our 1,900+ Confederate Veterans are maintained? Would you like to learn more about your ancestor's role in one of the most pivotal moments in US History? If so, the Lt. William Corbitt Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #525 invites you to attend our monthly meeting, Fri. May 19 at the Rutherford County Annex. Come at 6:30PM for fellowshipping and a meal. Come at 7PM for our Meeting. Bring the whole family, all are invited.
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 22. 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
Veterans Free Dinner: Tues. May 23, 6:30pm at Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. Please RSVP by Mon. May 22 to 828-286-7200. This is our way of saying Thank You to those who have served and a chance to mingle with fellow soldiers.
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.
Flowering Bridge Events: •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. 828-625-2540.
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.
13th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party and Poker Run: Fri. & Sat. June 2 & 3 at 212 Independent Way, Ellenboro. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association. Friday only, $10 includes bike games and live music featuring Shotgun Sunday. Weekend, $20 includes primitive camping, one hand for the poker run, tattoo contest, bike show, live music featuring Bad Romeo. Poker Run on Saturday, first bike out at 10am, last bike in at 2pm. Info, Jukebox 704-466-8544 or Iceman 828-447-2454.
Grahamtown Community Center: The Grahamtown Team is seeking volunteers to assist with our summer program and to help monitor our computer lab. Priority is for volunteers for the summer program scheduled for June 12-16 with a kick-off/registration event on Sat. June 3, 3pm. 129 First Street in Forest City. 828-229-3380.
A.B.B.A. Anorexics, Bulimics, and Bingers Anonymous: Meetings will begin the 1st Saturday in June at the fellowship hall at Tanners Grove UMC and will be held each month on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1-4pm and will include light and healthy refreshments. For more info, call Sharon at 828-245-1983 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, 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.
Lighthouse Haven Men's Homeless Shelter Needed Items: Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, sugar, creamer, coffee, cleaning items, personal hygiene items, canned food. 199 W. Main St., Spindale. 828-755-5986.
Sisters In Christ Ministry In Need of: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, handyman. 828-395-0705. 514 East Main St., Spindale.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, fruit, and veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soup & crackers, rice and dried beans, and toiletry needs such as: toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & their family have peace of mind. Program provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost for this program. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Report is anonymously. You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!
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
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
Advance 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.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group meets every Tues evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us! We learn together using a great curriculum and fun activities, and have informative guest speakers. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.
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.
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 Rd., Forest City. 828-245-0095.
American Legion Post 74 Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food available.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop: Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Donations are tax deductible. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042.
Low Cost Spay & Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
PAWS of Rutherford County: Bringing No-Kill to Rutherford County. Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Pet Re-Homing, Pet Food Pantry. Help us save lives by becoming a foster. (PAWS) Pets Are Worth Saving! Toll free, 1-888-422-7303. Email: email@example.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org
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.