Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: ALL clothing on sale for 25¢ each, Thurs. & Fri., 8/24-25, then on Sat. 8/26, all clothing FREE. Open 9am-2pm. The Food Pantry will be serving Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm on Thurs. & Fri., 8/24-25, closed Sat. 8/26 due to the Back to School Book Bag Giveaway, (child must be present) and the Youth of Salem UMC Fundraiser. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Country Breakfast Buffet, Sat. Aug. 25, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Thank you for your support!
Fun Fest: Fri. Aug. 25, 5-8pm at Forest City Dunbar; 286 Learning Way, Forest City. Games, prizes, food, fun, cake walk, karaoke, dancing, balloon artist, water slides. Sponsored by the Forest City Dunbar PTO.
9th Annual Jace Man Run: In loving memory of Wendy Panther. Sponsored by CCIB & CBA/A.B.A.T.E of Cleveland County. Fri. & Sat. Aug. 25 & 26. New location; CCIB's Land, 1596 Racepath Church Rd., Mooresboro. Come enjoy live auction, games, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, vendors, live music & more. Proceeds go to the Abuse Prevention Council to help stop child abuse in Cleveland County. Public Welcome, no weapons or attitudes!
Chopped Sirloin Supper: Sat. Aug. 26, 4-8pm. Adults $9, kids $6. Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse; 2500 Hollis Rd., Ellenboro.
Pet Festival: PAWS of Rutherford County will host their 1st Annual PAWS Pet Fest, Sat. Aug. 26, 10am-2pm at Morse Park; 2948 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure. Families and pets are invited to attend the many fun filled activities planned throughout the day. Pet adoptions will be available. For everyone's safety and comfort, all pets should be properly leashed or contained and up-to-date on all vaccinations. PAWS will provide water, treats, doggie play pools, and a large shaded tent, but owners must bring clean-up bags for their pets. PAWS is a 501(c)3 organization.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: Ticketed Event, Fri. Aug. 25, every customer will get a ticket for a discounted or free store item at check out. •$1 Bag Sale on clothes & shoes, Mon.-Thurs., Aug. 28-31. •Declining Bag Sale on everything in store, Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 4-7. $4 Mon, $3 Tues, $2 Wed, $1 Thurs. Proceeds go back into the ministry of serving others in this community. 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City. M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 828-247-0097.
Union Mills Learning Center: Join us for an evening of food, music and fellowship, Fri. Sept. 1, meals begins at 6pm, $5. Music begins at 7pm with Destination Bluegrass. No admission for the music program. 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.
Do You Like SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt? Join us, Sat. Sept. 2, 5-9pm to benefit Lung Transplant. Tell the cashier that you support Scott Short and 20% of your purchase will be given back for Medical Expenses.
1st Annual Gospel Explosion "Pick of the Week" Featuring: Sonny Wright, Hezekiah Walker, & Horse Watkins on Sun Sept. 3, 3pm until at Crowes Park, Forest City. Presented by Melvin "Big Dog" Patterson & Music City Records. Any gospel groups wishing to volunteer to sing may sign up at Music City Records. Info, 828-245-1701 or email: BoWhitesides714@gmail.com
BBQ Fundraiser, Sat. Sept. 9, 4-7pm at The Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Department on Buffalo Creek Road. Adults $12, kids 10 & under, $5. BBQ prepared by Vandele Farms, Cedar Creek. All proceeds go to the Fairfield Mtns. Vol. Fire Dept. Sponsored by: The Women's Auxiliary. Info, 828-625-9722 or 828-625-8194.
Volunteers needed for Korbens Toy Drive on September 30. Kids can bring a new unwrapped toy and play for free from 11am to 8pm. Toys will be donated to and distributed by the Matthew Pannel Shining Star Foundation. We need volunteers to help collect toys, wear costumes, etc. Must be able to pass background check. Please call 828-450-0586 or like our page on Facebook--@KorbensToyDrive.
Community Pet Center PSA: As of March 28, 2017, the Community Pet Center is no longer affiliated with the Rutherford County Animal Control Services (shelter). We are not located on Laurel Hill Road in Rutherfordton. We are located at 861 Piney Ridge Road in Forest City.
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, laundry detergent and volunteers. Open M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 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; 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. 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
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.
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. 828-247-0096.