Oak Grove Healthcare Center invites you to attend our Continuation of Care Vendor Fair, Thurs. Aug. 3, 3-6pm. This vendor fair is designed for potential short term rehab patients, families, referral sources, other vendors, and the general public. 828-980-1034. 518 Old US Hwy 221, Rutherfordton.
Little League Sign ups: all county for Fall Ball, ages 4-16. Aug. 7 & 8, 5:30-8pm & Aug. 12, 10am-2pm at Mooneyham Library in Forest City.
Paws of RC Low Cost Spay and Neuter, Tues. Aug. 8 & 22. Cats: $25. Dogs: $35. Rabies vaccine: $10. 888-422-7303. We would like to thank everyone who donated shoes to our recent fundraiser. All of our donors are responsible for the great things we are doing for the pets of Rutherford County.
Mobile Food Pantry hosted by Washburn Community Outreach Center, sponsored by Second Harvest of Metrolina, Wed. Aug. 9 at South Mountain Christian Camp; 1129 South Mountain Rd., Bostic. Any and all volunteers will be needed and greatly appreciated. The food participants need to arrive between 6-8am and the volunteers need to arrive 8-9am. 828-245-5603.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: $3 Bag Sale on all clothes and shoes, Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 10 & 11. Also, Halloween, Fall and Winter stock on the floor, Tues. Aug. 15. Proceeds go back into helping the local community! We NEED Volunteers! Nothing we do is very difficult, but a little help from each person would go back into helping others in this community! 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City, across from Chase High School.
Back 2 School; Mon. Aug. 14, 12-2pm. School supplies for kids, free hair cuts for kids, cook-out, games. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Community in Unity Presents: A Day in the Park; Sat. Aug. 19, 8am-2pm. Park clean up, 8am-12pm. Family fun, 12-2pm. School Supplies will be handed out until all are gone! Frank West Park; 420 Boss Moore Rd., (for the community of Caroleen/Henrietta). 828-748-3479.
Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday of each month from 5pm to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.
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.
A.B.B.A. Anorexics, Bulimics, and Bingers Anonymous: Meetings held each month on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1-4pm at the fellowship hall at Tanners Grove UMC. Info, call Sharon at 828-245-1983 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. ALL clothing will be on sale for .25¢ each. Open Thurs.- Sat., Aug. 3-5, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
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.
Chase Corner Ministries needs: canned meat, fruits, veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent. 828-247-0096.
Chase Corner Ministries desperately needs volunteers to sort donations, help in the thrift store & food pantries, distribute food, and a variety of other tasks. By serving here you will be giving back to your neighbor in your community. Open M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. Info, 828-247-0096.
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. You do not have to reveal your name. 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: email@example.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Pet Adoption Center & Thrift Store. Weekly Specials! All donations & purchases support the animals we rescue in Rutherford County. We take donations for Thrift Store. We need temporary foster homes & volunteers. 1366 US 221 Hwy. North, Rutherfordton (1 mile past RS Central High School). Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. 828-287-7338.