Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday of each month from 5 to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.
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 open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Info: James McGuin: email@example.com
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group
Women who are victims of any kind of domestic abuse, or who never want to be, are invited the 1st Tuesday of each month 6-8pm. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin, 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for more info.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
Storewide Half-Price Sale, July 1 - July 9, 10am-5pm. (Closed Mon. July 4th). Yokefellow Service Center; 132 Blanton St., Spindale. 828-287-0776.
Bluegrass Music at the Mills
Sun. July 3, 7pm. Supper 6pm. Featuring: Rhiannon and the Relics. Union Mills Learning Center; 6945 Hudlow Rd.
Centennial Flag Celebration
Mon. July 4th, gate opens at 7:30am for 8:30am flag dedication. The first American flag was raised atop Chimney Rock on July 4, 1916. Beginning at 7:30am, this 4th of July, enter the Park to view a special ceremony as the North Carolina state flag joins Old Glory on its centennial birthday. Admission fees will be waived for the first 100 cars during the early opening from 7:30 until 8:30am; regular admission fees will apply to all others. No buses or RVs can be allowed for early entry.
Casar's July 4th Celebration
Mon. July 4, 2-10pm at Casar Park! Fireworks, bounce house, cannon shooting, 21 gun salute & taps, inflatable water slide, climb a greasy pole, turtle race, pancake eating contest, talent show, games, live music including Kenny "The Outlaw" Henderson, Lily Tallent & more. Scavenger hunt, Chili Cook Off (free to enter), Live Music, DJ & more Free!!! Come judge the Cruisin Casar Car Show & Casar's Chili Cook Off! Cruisin Casar Car Show Registration Fee, $10. Entry to the show is Free. Food Vendors available. 137 Deviney St., Casar.
July 4th Weekend Family Fun
Sat. - Mon., July 2-4 at Chimney Rock State Park. Climbing Tower open 11am-4pm; Family Animal Encounters 2pm. Defy gravity with one free climb per person on our Climbing Tower, then grab a Track Trail brochure at Grady's Animal Discovery Den and round out the day with a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 interactive education stations.
HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered throughout the year at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Every other month on Tuesdays. July 5, 12, 19, 26 at 6pm. 828-245-0095.
Paws of RC
Low Cost Spay & Neuter transport, Tues. July 5. Cats: $25, any size dogs: $35. If your pet doesn't have a current rabies shot: $10 additional charge. We are collecting funds to offer this free to owners who are disabled. To make a donation our PayPal is: PawsofRC@gmail.com. Paws of RC, PO Box 399, Lake Lure NC 28746.
Summer Reading Program
Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 9am-12pm. 6945 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills. Info, 828-748-7956.
National Collector Car Day
Celebrating, Fri. July 8, 4-8pm at Bennett Classics Auto Museum; 241 Vance St., Forest City. Info, 828-247-1767.
Sat. July 9, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under Free. Proceeds goes to help support the Community Center. Gilkey School Community Center; 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Haynes Branch Stem MakerCamp
Saturdays July 9, 16, 23, 30 at Haynes Branch in the Community Room 10:30am. FREE program is geared towards 8-12 year olds, but anyone under 18 is welcome. Everyone must have a parent/guardian over the age of 16 with them for the duration of the program. 828-288-3039.
Tues. July 12, 2pm-6pm at Gilkey School Community Center; 217 Gilkey School, Rutherfordton. For info or to schedule an appt call Hilda Roper at 828-287-5673.
Rutherford County Libraries
Summer Reading Program, Tues. July 12, 9:30am at Mountains Branch; 150 Bill's Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 12:30pm at Haynes Branch; 2669 Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 3:30pm County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. The Soap Bubble Circus will be entertainment for the first session.
Hosted by the American Legion Post #74, July 23 & 24, 9am-5pm at Old Green Hill School; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton. Handicapped parking & assistance available. If you need a "Firearm Purchase Permit" visit the Sheriff's Office in the county of your residence. It can take over a week, so apply for your permit early! Admission; $5, kids under 12 free. Info, 828-395-2223 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, someone to cut & weedeat grass, handyman. Info; 828-395-0705 or 828-447-0011. 514 East Main St., Spindale.
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.
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!
Female Teen Domestic Violence Ed/Support Group will meet w/Dr. Johnnie Martin, every Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm. Come learn the warning signs of possibly abusive relationships and controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.
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. Info: 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.
Unity, Service, Recovery
Do you have a desire to stop drinking? Looking to find a local AA meeting? The Lake Lure Group meets at Fairfield Mountains Chapel in the fellowship hall; 1384 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Monday at 6:30pm & Friday at 5:30pm.
American Legion Bingo
Every Thursday, doors open at 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Green Hill. Food concession available.
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.
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.