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PAWS of Rutherford County: If you have or know of a pet in need of food or a dog house 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.

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!

Yokefellow Change in Procedure: In an effort to make it easier for clients in need of assistance at Yokefellow to be interviewed in a more timely manner, the following changes are being made. Effective Monday, May 22, 2017, all Client Service Interviews will be by appointment only. This change is being made in an effort to eliminate extended waiting periods, and allow clients to plan their day around personal work schedules, transportation issues, etc. Please call 828-287-0776 to schedule your appt. If you are seeking assistance with utilities, please schedule your appt 10 days prior to the day of disconnection of service to allow time for processing. Thank you for your cooperation.

Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Big Two Day Sale, all clothing will be .50¢ each. Thurs. & Fri., May 25 & 26, 9am-2pm. Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.

Flowering Bridge Events: •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.

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

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: srkennedy@liberty.edu

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, 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.

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

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: pawsofrc@gmail.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org

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.

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