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Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday of each month from 5pm to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.

Blood Drive: Union Mills Community - Sat. June 3, 9am-2pm. Call Pam 828-429-2432 to schedule appointment.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Polk Volunteers Camp # 919 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans invites you to meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, and we love to have visitors. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. For more info or questions e-mail James McGuin: commander@polkncscv.org

Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. 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.

Summer Camp

The Grahamtown Community Center will host a free 5 day summer camp for youth on a first come, first serve basis for the first 20 students, ages 5-9. June 12-16, 9:30am-12:30pm. Registration, Sat. June 3, 3-5pm. Cost $10. 828-229-3380. 129 First Street, Forest City.

PAWS of Rutherford County: 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.

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.

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

Rutherford County Humane Society: Volunteer Orientation, Thurs. June 1, 6:30pm, at Forest City Meeting Place, 108 E. Main Street (across from the fountain). If you've been wondering how you can help, you'll find out here! Tasks available requiring commitment from 20 minutes a week, to almost full-time jobs. Refreshments served!

Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: 3 Day Sale! All clothing, shoes & purses will be 50% off Thurs- Sat, June 1-3, 9am-2pm. Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.

13th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party &Poker Run: Fri. & Sat. June 2 & 3 at 212 Independent Way, Ellenboro. Proceeds to Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Assn. Friday only, $10 includes bike games & live music featuring Shotgun Sunday. Weekend, $20 includes primitive camping, 1 hand for the poker run, tattoo contest, bike show, live music featuring Bad Romeo. Poker Run Sat., 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.

South Mountain Christian Camp: Mobile Food Pantry, Tues. June 6, 6-8am; 1129 South Mtn. Rd., Bostic. Volunteers needed & appreciated 8-9am. Info, 828-245-5603.

BBQ Benefit

Yard Sale & BBQ Benefit for cancer patient Russell Croom; Sponsored by Sugar Hill Baptist Church, Sat. June 10, Yard Sale w/Sausage Biscuits & Coffee for $1.50 starts 7AM. BBQ 11AM until. Adults $8, 6-12 $4, under 6-free. Held at Whitehouse Community Ctr, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills.

Buffet Breakfast

The Gilkey School Community Center will have a Buffet Breakfast, Sat. June 10, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under Free. Proceeds support Community Center. Also anyone wishing to have a Yard Sale at the Center on that date, call 828-429-9075 to let us know.

Flowering Bridge Events: •Tues. June 13, 10am, nature walk in Rumbling Bald (carpool from bridge or meet inside RB gate). •Tues. June 27, 10am, soil amending & testing. 828-625-2540.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue. 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.

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 Tuesday evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us. 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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