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1st & 3rd Fridays July 6 & 30

What: $3 Bag Sale

When: July 6 & 30, 8:30am-2:30pm.

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

More Info: 828-247-0096.

Friday, July 13

What: Blood Drive

When: July 13, 4-7pm

Where: Family Video, 189 West Main St. Forest City.

More Info: More public drives: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' website www.cbcc.us

What: Blood Drive

When: July 13, 10am-2:30pm

Where: Lowe's; 184 Lowes Blvd, Forest City.

More Info: For info or to schedule an appt: 1-800-733-2767.

What: Blood Drive

When: July 13, 3:30pm-8pm.

Where: Forest City Owls; 214 McNair Drive, Forest City.

More Info: For info or to schedule an appt: 1-800-733-2767.

What: Tie-Dye Party, bring your own white t-shirt. All ages welcome.

When: July 13, 2pm

Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Rd., Lake Lure

More Info: 828-287-6392

Saturday, July 14

What: Buffet Breakfast

When: July 14, 7am-10am

Where: Gilkey School Community Center; Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: Adults $6, Kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds Support the Community Center.

Tuesday, July 24

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

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

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

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

ONGOING EVENTS

Annual Coat Drive: Gilkey School Community Center is starting its Annual Coat Drive. So if you have any coats give us a call. We also are taking Blankets, Sheets Gloves, and Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.

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 meetings held 2nd Monday monthly. Potluck Dinner: 6pm, meeting: 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting: Mon. 7pm women's meeting, Thurs. 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 children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.

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

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 Road, 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 detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex tissue, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group Tues. 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Cr, 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 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.

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: Consist of private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Free. 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.

Paws of Rutherford County: Offers low cost spay and neuter twice every month. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. Free pet food and dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog houses you would like to donate please call. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help. Please check with us before taking the to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave message.

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.

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.

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