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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.

Genealogy Club

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm in Mountains Branch Library Community Room. Anyone interested in tracing his or her roots or learning about local history is invited to attend.

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.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. ½ price sale continues! 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.

Coffee and Conversation

Thurs. Sept. 15th, every 3rd Thursday in the month from 9am-10:30am, we will be having a coffee social for veterans. There will be coffee, treats, conversation and a good time! Donuts provided by Davis Donuts and coffee by Burger King and American Legion Post 74. Occasionally we will have special guest to cover topics of interest. If there is a topic or guest that you are interested in, contact Beverly at 828-287-6185. The event will be held at the Rutherford County Veteran Service Office: 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale.

35th Annual Historic Morganton Festival

Fri. Sept. 9, 3-11pm & Sat. Sept. 10, 9am-10pm. Over a mile of arts and crafts, mouth-watering foods, rides and games and 4 stages packed with FREE entertainment for all ages including National Country Artists Mo Pitney, Chase Bryant and Love & Theft. Join in on this family fun weekend! Info, 828-438-5252 or visit the website www.morgantonfest.org

Fair Field Mountains VFD

5th Annual Fish Fry, Sat. Sept. 10, 4-7pm at Rumbling Bald Resort Beach Pavilion. Rain or Shine! Adults $10, kids 10 & under $5. Proceeds to benefit Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Dept.

Buffet Breakfast

Sat. Sept. 10, 7-10am at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center.

Spindale National Guard Armory

We are having a show Sat. Sept. 10th dedicated to the young woman whose life was taken too soon she lost her battle with cancer so we're having a show to celebrate her life in the lives of all those who fault cancer. Doors open at 7pm, tickets are $7, kids under 5 free. 890 Withrow Rd., Forest City.

Broad River Genealogical Society

General Meeting, Sun. Sept. 11, 3pm at Neal Senior Center; 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby (park & enter at the rear of building).

Mini-Maker Lego Club

Rutherford County Library, Mon. Sept. 12, 4-5pm. Mountains Branch Library, Tues. Sept. 13, 3:45-4:45pm. Appropriate for ages 4-12. Children 4-9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 16.

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.

Free Class on the Flowering Bridge

•Fall Container Gardening with Herbs and Vegetables: Tues. Sept. 13, 10am. •Demonstration on Creating Feeders and Nesting Materials for Birds: Sept. 17, 10am. •Pruning Presentation: Sept. 27, 10am; held at Town Hall, back entrance. 828-625-2540.

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. Tuesdays; Sept. 13, 20, 27 at 10am. 828-245-0095.


Is having two low cost spay and neuter transports on Sept. 13 and 27. Cats cost $25 and any size dogs are $35. If you pet does NOT have a current rabies vaccination there will be an additional $10 charge for one. Please call 888-422-7303 and leave a message. Paws is also collection tax deductible donation to be able to offer free spay and neuters to those who cannot afford the low cost. Make checks payable to 'PAWS of Rutherford County, NC" and mail to PAWS of RC, PO Box 399, Lake Lure, NC 28746. PayPal address is Pawsofrc@gmail.com

Blood Drives

•Thurs. Sept. 15, 10am-3pm at ICC; Hwy 74 West, Spindale. For more info or to schedule an appt please call 828-395-1430. •Fri. Sept. 23, 4pm-9pm at Word of Faith; 207 Old Flynn Road, Spindale. For more info or to schedule an appt please call 828-287-9100.

Caroleen American Legion Post #423

Caroleen, Henrietta, Avondale Day, Sat. Sept. 17, 10am-4pm. Car Show & Swap Meet, singing & music, fishing, homemade ice cream, BBQ, hayrides, memory room. For general event info, 828-447-5029. Car Show info, 828-980-2348. Family event, no alcohol beverages allowed/ no pets please.

Cruise In

To benefit Sisters in Christ Restoration and Recovery Ministry, Sat. Sept. 17, 2-7pm at Chuck's Family Pizza Buffet; 128 Plaza Drive, Forest City. All vehicles are welcome! 50/50 benefit, Top 3 Car Awards, Door Prizes, Top 3 Truck Awards, Participant Voting.

Fundraiser Benefit

Fish Fry/Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 17 at Ray's Mini Mart; 4100 US 221 S. Forest City. Yard Sale at 7am. Fish Fry at 11am, plates are $7. Hot Dog Plate, $5. Proceeds go to Stainless Ministry and Lighthouse Haven. 828-429-9552 or 254-383-5061.

Colfax Free Fair

Ellenboro School Carnival, Sept. 20-24. Rides, Games, Food! Armbands on Saturday unlimited rides 1-5pm. Live music Friday & Saturday nights, 7pm & 8pm. Please bring exhibits to the gym on Mon. Sept. 19, 9am-7pm. Carnival info, 828-453-8185. Exhibitor info, 828-453-7768.

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.

Sisters In Christ Ministry

In Need of: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, someone to cut & weedeat grass, handyman. Info; 828-395-0705 or 828-447-0011. 514 East Main St., Spindale.

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.

Education/Support Group

Female Teen Domestic Violence Ed/Support Group will meet w/Dr. Johnnie Martin, every Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm. Come learn the warning signs of possibly abusive relationships and controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!

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. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

NEW MEETINGS, Mondays and Fridays, 6:30pm at Fairfield Mountains Chapel; 1384 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure, NC 28746 (across from the entrance to Rumbling Bald Resort). Open meetings.

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.

American Legion Bingo

Every Thursday, doors open at 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Green Hill. Food concession available.

Family Story time

Join Miss Nicole for story time, music & crafts every Tuesday at 10:30am at Haynes Branch Library and every Thursday at 10:30am at Mountains Branch Library. All ages are welcome. 828-287-6116.

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