St Luke's Hospital Blood Drive: Thurs. Sept. 14, 9am-5pm. FREE T-Shirt for all Donors. For appt go to https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103442. Walk Ins Welcome. 101 Hospital Drive, Columbus, NC 28722.
Dementia Care Meeting: Sept. 19, 6:30pm Oak Grove Healthcare; 237 Tryon Rd, Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Paws of RC Low Cost Spay and Neuter, Sept. 19. Cats: $25. Dogs: $35. Rabies vaccine: $10. Call, 888-422-7303.
Thank you for being a responsible pet owner.
2017 WNC Gardening Symposium: Registration for the October 25 symposium is now open. Postmark your registration by September 19th and get the early-bird discount. See the Events page at www.buncombemastergardener.org for the registration form and more details on the program.
Volunteers needed for Korbens Toy Drive on September 30. Kids can bring a new unwrapped toy and play for free from 11am-8pm. Toys 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.
Gilkey School Community Center: Annual Community Event, Sat. Sept. 23, 3:30pm until. All is welcome. Raffle drawing at 6pm.
Hispanic Festival: Sat. Sept. 23, 9am-3pm. We will have the police dept., firefighters, health center. Enjoy folkloric dances, children's games, soccer tournament, Hispanic Food, queens competition and more. Info, 828-395-7908 or 828-980-1993.
Country Breakfast Buffet: Sat. Sept. 23, 7-10am at the Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd. Union Mills. Adults: $6, Kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free.
Habitat for Humanity: 30th Anniversary Celebration, Sat. Sept. 23, 4-8pm at McNair Field, Forest City. Food, games and prizes. Rain date: Oct. 7th. RSVP to Sue Leslie or Sheila Cain. 828-245-0716.
Bostic Lincoln Center: Bostic Area Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 23, 8am-1pm. To reserve your space, call 828-245-9800. Provide your own table. Donation benefits the building fund. The Lincoln Center will be open and will have bake sale and coffee.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: meets on every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Perry Moore house on Main St., Rutherfordton. Free and open to all caregivers. 828-287-5475.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday at 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Across the road from churches. Info, Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Coffee and Conversation: Every 3rd Thursday, monthly from 9-10:30am at the Rutherford County Veteran Service Office: 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale. If you have a topic of interest and would like to participate contact Beverly at 828-287-6185.
A.B.B.A. Anorexics, Bulimics, and Bingers Anonymous: Meetings monthly 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: email@example.com
Help Us Help Others! Collecting bottled water and money for those in need in Texas. Drop off donations and spare change at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd, Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. Check out the newly displayed clothing. Thurs.- Sat., 9am-2pm. 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.
Chase Corner Ministries needs: canned meat, fruits, veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent & 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 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: 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. 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.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 monthly meeting every 3rd Friday, 7pm at the Rutherford County Annex Bldg; 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. Creighton Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Gaither Harwood 828-287-3412.
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. Call Joey Revis at Hospice 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.