Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. ALL ladies pants, bathing suits and scrubs will be on sale for .25¢ each. Open Thurs.- Sat., July 6-8, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Union Mills Learning Center: Music Program, Fri. July 7, 7pm featuring: Carolina Crossroads. Homegrown will open. No admission. Meal begins at 6pm, $5. Join us for an evening of food, music and fellowship. 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills.
Charity Fundraising Golf Tournament: Sat. July 8, 9am. Formerly The Hitting Zone in Spindale will host a charity fundraising golf tournament at the Cleghorn Golf Course. Proceeds to benefit student athletes, for more info contact Dwight Davenport, 704-962-4475.
Buffet Breakfast, Sat. July 8, 7am-10am at Gilkey School Community Center; 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 6 and under free. Anyone that would like to yard sale may do so at no charge.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck, Tues. July 11 at First Baptist Bostic; 188 E. Church St., Bostic. First come, first serve - should arrive around 8am. Food distributed around 10am. Call 828-247-0096 with questions. Rutherford county residents only and must qualify financially.
Paws of RC's Low Cost Spay and Neuter, Tues. July 11 & 25. Cats: $25. Dogs: $35. If they need a rabies vaccination: $10 charge. Call, 888-422-7303. Also collecting gently worn shoes. Drop off at Tractor Supply in Spindale or call 888-422-7303 to arrange pick up. Proceeds used in our spay and neuter program and the shoes will benefit those in impoverished countries.
Willow Ridge Rehabilitation: Open House, Thurs. July 13, 5-7pm. Come and meet our new Administrator John Becker, tour & meet some staff of our Therapy Dept. Light refreshments will be served. 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Willow Ridge Rehab & Rutherford County Veterans Feeding the Community; Donations will be given to families with children in need in Rutherford County. Collections will be distributed July 21. Items needed are canned goods, boxed items and non-perishable items. Drop off locations: Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. Veterans Affairs Office: 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale and Bi-Lo in Rutherfordton.
DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month at the National Guard Armory on Withrow Road, Forest City. Potluck Dinner is provided at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Charlie Cook 828-248-2754.
Exercise Class for Parkinson's Disease: St. Luke's Rehab offers a free exercise class the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 12:15pm-1pm. This 45-minute exercise class is designed to use big movements to help people maintain balance and gain confidence. Space is limited, so please call 828-894-8419. 101 Hospital Dr., Columbus, NC.
Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.
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.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 monthly meeting every 3rd Friday, 7pm at the Rutherford County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. Creighton Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Gaither Harwood 828-287-3412.
Rutherford County Guardian ad Litem needs volunteer advocates for children. Becoming a GAL child advocate is a volunteer opportunity like no other. You will help a child have a voice in the decisions affecting their future, while learning more about our local courts and family services. Being a child advocate for G.A.L. is challenging, rewarding, and has a real impact on a child's life. Volunteers have access to full-time staff support, an attorney advocate, annual training opportunities, and monthly support meetings with other volunteers. Visit: volunteerforgal.org to apply. Summer training session begins July 28.
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.
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. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.