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Friday, August 2

What: $5 White Trash Bag Storewide Bag Sale. We provide bag and you fill it: $5. Can purchase multiple bags.

When: Aug. 2, 9am-2pm

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

More Info: Proceeds to help your Neighbor in Need.

What: Polk County Line Band

When: Aug. 2, 7pm

Where: Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Road, Union Mills

More Info: Meal: 6pm, $5. Join us!

Saturday, August 3

What: BBQ Dinner

When: Aug. 3, 12-4pm

Where: Piedmont Pleasant Hill Community Center, 1761 Maple Creek Rd, Rutherfordton

More Info: Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5, 5 & under free

Sunday, August 4

What: Blood Connection Blood Drive

When: Aug. 4, 1-6pm

Where: Wal-Mart, 197 Plaza Drive, Forest City

More Info: Donors receive $20 Walmart gift card. www.thebloodconnection.org for appt.

Monday, August 5

What: Mobile Food Pantry

When: August 5

Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 South Mountain Rd, Bostic.

More Info: People receiving food arrive between 7-8:30am. Volunteers needed, arrive 8:30-9am. 828-245-5603.

Monday & Tuesday, Aug. 5-6

What: Summer Retreat for Women

When: Aug. 5, 11:30am-3pm & Aug. 6, 9:30am-12:30pm

Where: Fairfield Mountain Chapel, 1384 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure

More Info: $25, includes materials & 2 meals. 828-625-2411 to reserve space by 8/2.

Monday-Saturday, Aug. 5-10

What: Storewide Half-Price Sale

When: August 5

Where: Yokefellow Service Center, 132 Blanton St, Spindale

More Info: Bargains in all depts.

Tuesday, August 6

What: Blake Luckadoo Memorial Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Hunting Heritage Banquet

When: Aug. 6, 5pm

Where: Rutherfordton Club House, 241 Clubhouse Drive, Rutherfordton

More Info: Doors open 5pm, BBQ Dinner 6pm, Auction 7pm. Tickets: Billy 828-429-3263.

What: Domestic Violence Support/Education Group Meeting

When: August 6, 6pm

Where: Learn more about meeting place & details, call Sally 828-245-1390, ext. 104

More Info: Meeting 1st Tuesday monthly.

Monday, August 12

What: Annual Back to School Bash

When: Aug. 12, 2-4pm. First 150 students will receive a free backpack with school supplies.

Where: Willow Ridge Rehab, 237 Tryon Road, Rutherfordton

More Info: Accepting school supply donations. 828-289-4631.

Saturday, August 17

What: The Forest City Police Club is selling raffle tickets for a Glock 19, Gen 5 - 9mm pistol.

When: Now until

Where: Tickets at Forest City Police Department; Oak Street, Forest City.

More Info: Tickets $20 each. Proceeds to Officer Zachery Arrowood to help offset his medical bills from a massive stroke.
Drawing Aug. 17 at Hot Nights Cool Rides car show. You don't have to be present to win.

Sunday, August 18

What: Blood Connection Blood Drive

When: Aug. 18, 1-6pm

Where: Wal-Mart, 197 Plaza Drive, Forest City

More Info: Donors receive $20 Walmart gift card. Visit: www.thebloodconnection.org for appt.

ONGOING EVENTS

Rutherford Farmers Market: Open to the public every Saturday through October from 8am until noon. 172 Depot Street in Forest City, directly across from Pavilion On Park Square.

Overeaters Anonymous Meeting: Is food a problem? There is a solution. Every Saturday at 2:30pm at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 408 North Main Street, Rutherfordton. 828-229-3066.

Grahamtown Community Center: Provides free food on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to the community from 4pm-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center is starting its annual coat drive. Also taking Blankets, Gloves, Toboggans. For Deliver or Pick up Call Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673, Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.

Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. NOT accepting clothing at this time. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly Open Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays, 7pm. 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.

Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed Items: 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: Canned meat, vegetables, fruits, pasta & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly, mac-n-cheese, toiletry, Volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

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