Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Polk Volunteers Camp # 919 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans invites you to meet on the first Tuesday of each month, and we love to have visitors. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. For more info or questions e-mail James McGuin at: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Programming at the NEW Haynes Branch Library!!! Miss Nicole will be starting "Teen Thursdays" 3:30-5pm every Thursday for youth in grades 6 - 12. She will have games, snacks, video games, crafts, and most of all...FUN!!! No sign up is needed...just come on in!! Call Nicole at 828-287-6116 for more info.
Chase Corner Ministries
Throughout the month of December all Books, Magazines, Stuffed animals, and VHS tapes are free! 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City. 828-247-0097.
•Fri. Dec. 11, 1pm-7pm at Lake Lure Classical Academy; 1058 Island Creek Road, Lake Lure. For more info or to schedule an appt please call Lola Stanly at 828-625-9292. •Mon. Dec. 14, 4pm-8pm at Oak Grove United Methodist Church; 1507 Oak Grove Church Rd., Ellenboro. For more info or to schedule an appt please call Dawn Kanipe at 828-899-1259. •Tues. Dec. 15, 3pm-7pm at Pinnacle Elementary School; 1204 Painters Gap Rd., Rutherfordton. For more info or to schedule an appt please call Jamie Tolbert at 828-287-3440.
Hundreds of children and youth need financial assistance to attend South Mountain Christian Camp each year, and this is an easy way to help raise funds to meet that need. Eat at Zaxby's in Forest City on Dec. 22, 5-8pm. 10% of all sales made during this time will be donated to SMCC. If you would like to donate, you can do so by mail to SMCC, PO Box 9, Bostic NC 28018.
Hospice of Rutherford County
19th Annual Festival of Trees, Thurs. Dec. 10, 6pm. The special event gives people and end-of-year opportunity to support patient care and a perfect way to honor or memorialize loved ones during the holidays with a beautiful hand crafted and realistic dogwood leaf that symbolizes new beginnings.
The Gilkey School Community Center will have a Buffet Breakfast on Dec. 12, 7am-10am. Adults: $6, Kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help rebuild the old School.
Mobile Food Truck
The 2nd Harvest Mobile Food Truck will be arriving at the South Mountain Christian Camp on Tues. Dec 15, 10am. Come early and get in line. 1129 South Mountain Road, Bostic. 828-245-5603. Volunteers will be needed and greatly appreciated.
Mountains Branch Library
Kids of all ages can create their own ornaments, Wed. Dec. 16, 4-5 pm. Craft supplies for toddlers, teens, and everyone in between! Older kids can create glass ornaments, while younger ones can create a snow globe ornament in a plastic ball. Or you can design your own holiday creation using our craft supplies. Lots of great holiday treats, too! Info, 828-287-6392.
Rutherford County Extension & Community Association (ECA) announces its 2016 scholarships. High school seniors, full-time college students, and adults wanting to attend college are eligible. North Carolina residents planning to attend a NC accredited college, community college or technical institute in the fall of 2016 may apply. Applications are available at all high schools and at Cooperative Extension. The North Carolina ECA Scholarship deadline is February 1, 2016 and the Rutherford County ECA Scholarship deadline is April 1, 2016. For more information, call Cooperative Extension at 828-287-6020
Annual Christmas Walk
Features Homes in Riverbend, Apple Valley and Rumbling Bald Resort in Lake Lure will be sharing their beautiful homes and fantastic views with the public for the annual Fairfield Mountains Chapel Women of the Church Christmas Walk on Sat. Dec. 12, 9am-1pm. There will be a van to shuttle back and forth those who prefer not to drive themselves. Tickets for the Christmas House walk are $15 each with 100% of the proceeds going to nonprofit groups in Rutherford County and surrounding areas. Info, April, 828-625-2411.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings: Monday 7pm Women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Ch, 438 W Main St., Forest City.
A recovery program based on principles from the 8 Beatitudes in Christ's Sermon on the Mount. People can safely work together in helping those dealing with all types of hurts, hang-ups, or habits. Celebrate Meets every Monday at 6pm, Mountain Creek Baptist Ch, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton. 828-287-7159.
Female Teen Domestic Violence Ed/Support Group will meet w/Dr. Johnnie Martin, every Tuesday monthly 6-7:30pm. Learn the warning signs of possibly abusive relationships & controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location & details. Funded by Rutherford County Endowment Fund.
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
Mastectomy Fittings: By appointment; Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt or for more info.
Low Cost Spay and Neuters
You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. Holiday items ½ price beg. 12/16. Gift certificates are available! 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. All donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.
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.
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.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Info, 828-286-5509.
Paws of RC
Come out and support our fundraisers at Sweet Frogs on the 3rd Thursday of every month, 5-9pm. 20% of all sales will go to help the pets of RC. Proceeds go towards our food bank, foster dogs and Low Cost Spay and Neuter program.
American Legion Post 74
Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Legion Cabin; 2501 US 64/74A, Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of each month from 5 to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Info, 828-245-4596.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group
Women who are victims of any kind of domestic abuse, or who never want to be, are invited the 1st Tuesday of each month 6-8pm. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @ 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for more info.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2
Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at Forest City Café, Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Jim Brabb 828-447-7739.