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Month of June

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

When: During June

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

More Info: Donald 828-453-8870 or Lynn 828-245-0047. Need: 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, notebooks.

Thurs.-Sat., June 21-23

What: ½ off all clothes

When: June 21-23, 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.

Sunday, July 1

What: Pancake Breakfast

When: July 1, 8am-12pm

Where: Fairfield Mountains Vol. Fire Department, Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure.

More Info: Pancakes cooked by our Firemen. Donation only to the FMVFD.

1st Monday of month, July 2

What: Veterans Clothing Center, free!

When: July 2, 10am-1pm

Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

More Info: Snacks provided.

Tuesday, July 10

What: Home Food Preservation Workshop, pickling & fermentation.

When: July 10, 1-4pm or 5-8pm.

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

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

Tuesday, July 24

What: Home Food Preservation Hands on Workshop, freezing & dehydrating.

When: July 24, 1-4pm or 5-8pm.

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

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

Ongoing Events

Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday monthly, 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.

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

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.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W 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

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

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meeting last Thursday monthly, 4pm Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for adults that have lost a loved one. Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

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.

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.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Family Support Group Tuesdays 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. For those who have family members dealing with mental illness.

Veterans Clothing Center, Free! 1st Monday monthly, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

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

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, and volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Advanced 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.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens and help them and 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. 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.

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