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Month of June

What: Collecting Items For Veterans at the Charles George Medical Center in Asheville.

When: During month of June

Where: American Legion Post 423; 406 Boss Moore Road, Ellenboro.

More Info: Donald 828-453-8870 or Lynn 828-245-0047. Needed: toothbrushes, tooth paste, dentures cleaner, alcohol free mouth wash & after shave lotion, razor blades, shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant, white socks, facial tissue, foot powder, body lotion, paperback books, pencils, note books.

Tuesday, June 12

What: Home Food Preservation Hands on Workshop, canning low-acid foods (vegetables & meats)

When: June 12, 1-4pm or 5-8pm.

Where: Rutherford County Cooperative Ext.; 193 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale

More Info: Register at least 1 week prior to each class. 828-287-6010.

Thurs-Sat, June 14-16

What: ½ off all swim wear and ladies tops

When: June 14-16, 9am-2pm

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

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

Friday, June 15

What: Chase Corner United Methodist Ministries Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck.

When: June 15, 10am

Where: Webb First Baptist; 337 Webb Church Rd, Ellenboro.

More Info: First come, first serve. Please arrive no later than 8am. 828-247-0096.

1st & 3rd Fridays of Summer, June 15

What: $3 Bag Sale

When: June 15, every 1st & 3rd Friday of the Summer, 8:30am-2:30pm.

Where: Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City.

More Info: 828-247-0096.

Monday, June 18

What: Blood Drive

When: June 18, 2-5pm

Where: Spindale Family Practice, 144 Reservation Dr. Spindale.

More Info: 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us to make an appt at any location.

Tuesday, June 19

What: Blood Drive

When: June 19, 9am-12pm

Where: Rutherford County School, 382 W. Main St., Forest City.

More Info: 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us to make an appt at any location.

Tuesday, June 19

What: Flowering Bridge Free Event. Container gardening with edible plants.

When: June 19, 10am

Where: Flowering Bridge, meet at west end of bridge, Lake Lure.

More Info: 828-625-2540

Ongoing Community Events

Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at the County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and 7pm meeting. Info, Commander Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Adjutant Harwood 828-287-3412.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.

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

Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House in Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library, 828-748-8583

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) parent & family support group of pre-school aged kids, meets weekly to discuss concerns & joys of raising kids. 828-286-3901.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Support group for adults who've lost a loved one. Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Ctr of Living, Hudlow Rd, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

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.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, & volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Advanced Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Free. Call Joey Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 for appt.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens and help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost for 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. 828-286-8477.

Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.

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.

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

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.

Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month. Potluck Dinner is provided 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This group is for those who have family members who are dealing with mental illness.

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