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Thursday, July 12

What: NAMI South Mountains, NC special meeting

When: July 12, 6pm

Where: NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Ctr, 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City.

More Info: Rutherford County Clerk of Court Steve Owens speaking about the process of obtaining guardianship.

Thurs.-Sat., July 12-14

What: ½ off clothing & household items

When: July 12-14, 9am-2pm

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

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

Friday, July 13

What: Blood Drive

When: July 13, 4-7pm

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

More Info: More drives at www.cbcc.us

What: Blood Drive

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

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

More Info: Info or 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: Info or 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: The Gilkey School Community Center; Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: Adults $6, Kids 6-12 $3, 5 & under free. Proceeds help support the Community Center.

Thursday, July 19

What: Blood Drive

When: July 19, 2pm-7:30pm.

Where: Rutherfordton ABC, 441 South Main Street, Rutherfordton

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

Friday, July 20

What: $3 Bag Sale

When: July 20, 8:30am-2:30pm.

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

More Info: 828-247-0096.

Monday, July 23

What: Blood Drive

When: July 23, 12:30pm-5pm.

Where: Spencer Baptist Church, 187 North Oak Street, Spindale

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

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 at least 1 week prior to each class. 828-287-6010.


Annual Coat Drive: Gilkey School Community Center Annual Coat Drive. If you have any coats give us a call. Also are taking Blankets, Sheets, Gloves & Toboggans. For deliver or pickup: Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings: 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 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.

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

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.

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

Veterans Clothing Center, Free! 1st Monday of the month, 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 County Annex Bldg; 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.

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. SAVE THE DATE: Aug. 18, Paws of RC 2nd Annual Pet Fest in Lake Lure. Come out for a day filled with fun for yourself and your pet.

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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