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.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. Stop by and check out the newly displayed clothing. Open Thurs.- Sat., Sept. 28-30, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Pet Adoption Event, Sat. Sept. 30, 10am-2pm at Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. Rutherford County Library in Partnership with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Adoption Fee Specials. It's never to late to fall in love, adopt your furry addition to your family! 828-287-6115.
Union Mills Learning Center: Food, music & fellowship, Fri. Oct. 6, featuring: Heart Cry. Meal 6pm, $5. Music 7pm, no admission. 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.
Bill's Creek Community Auxiliary Yard Sale, Sat. Oct. 7, 7am-2pm; 1118 Bill's Creek Rd, Lake Lure. Donations needed, drop off donated items at Bill' Creek Fire Department or call Lori, 828-483-4417 or Barbara, 828-625-5517.
Lunch & Learn Series: Marketing with ReferenceUSA, Oct. 9, 12:15-1pm. NC Digital Library eBooks & eAudiobooks, Oct. 23, 12:15-1pm. Lunch NOT provided. Bring your lunch and learn while you eat. This series is FREE! Rutherford County Library; 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. Call 828-287-6115 for reservations.
Rutherford County NAACP Branch #5444 will sponsor a local municipal Candidate Forum, on Monday, Oct. 9, at New Bethel AME Zion Church, 263 Forest City. Everyone invited to come and see the candidates running for the upcoming election.
Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460: proudly presents Cliffside Day Car Show, Sat. Oct. 14, 8am-12pm registration. Awards at 2pm. Awards for top 10, entry fee $20. Breakfast and Smoked BBQ. Main St., Cliffside. Info, 828-447-4602.
Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper, Sat. Oct. 14, 4:30pm-6:30pm at Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse located across from Mt. Vernon Ruth School on Hudlow Road. Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under free.
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.
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.
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
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. 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.
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. Your info could get you a cash reward. Crime Stoppers, 828-286-8477.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Meeting: Last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 for 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: Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds to Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. We accept donations of food & bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Donations 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 Rd, 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.