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Thursday - Saturday, July 26-28

What: Christmas in July Sale, ½ off all household items and all items of clothing will be .50¢

When: July 26-28, 9am-2pm

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

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

Saturday, July. 28

What: Sweet Water Junction Band concert

When: July. 28, 6pm

Where: Chesnee City Festival

More Info: Members hailing from Rutherfordton, Hickory, Chesnee & Space Coast of Florida. Don't miss this High Energy, Country Band!

Sunday, July 29

What: Blood Drive

When: July 29, 12-4:30pm

Where: Roses of Forest City, 2270 US 74, Forest City

More Info: Info: 1-800-733-2767.

Tuesday, July 31

What: Blood Drive

When: July 31, 1-5:30pm

Where: Rutherfordton Fire Dept, 144 N. Mitchell Street, Rutherfordton

More Info: Info: 1-800-733-2767.

What: Blood Drive

When: July 31, 11am-3:30pm

Where: Walmart Supercenter Store, 197 Plaza Drive, Forest City

More Info: Info: 1-800-733-2767.

What: Flowering Bridge Free Event; Hybridizing Day Lilies and Hostas,

When: July 31, 10am.

Where: Lake Lure Town Hall.

More Info: dcgardensinbloom@aol.com

Saturday, August 11

What: Free Hot Dogs, Membership Drive, Veterans Helping Veterans

When: August, 11am-4pm or until food is gone

Where: DAV Chapter #25; National Guard Armory, Withrow Road

More Info: Exclusively for Rutherford County Veterans. Rain or Shine

ONGOING EVENTS

Annual Coat Drive: The 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.

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: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West 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 & family support group of pre-school aged kids, 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 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 every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This 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 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.

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. Joey at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 for 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? 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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