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Thursday & Friday,

Dec. 20-21

What: Christmas items BOGO FREE. Food Giveaway. Free coat giveaway on Friday from 4:30-6:30pm.

When: Dec. 20-21, 8:30am-2:30pm

Where: Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City.

More Info: Volunteers Needed!

Thursday - Saturday,

Dec. 20-22

What: Big Big pre Christmas sale: Everything in the store will be ½ price. The best part is All Christmas decorations will be free.

When: Dec. 20-22, 9am-2pm

Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic

More Info: The Food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603

Wednesday, December 26

What: Blood Drive

When: Dec. 26, 12pm-3pm

Where: Willow Ridge Rehabilitation & Living Center

More Info: 237 Tryon Road, Rutherfordton

Saturday, January 5

What: Grief Support Group

When: January 5, 10am to noon

Where: Lake Lure Baptist Church More Info: GriefShare, a 13 week grief support group providing help & encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Call Nancy Kittner 847-437-0994

Thursday, January 17

What: Spaghetti supper, $8

When: Jan. 17, 5:30-6:45pm

Where: RS Central High Cafeteria

More Info: Proceeds help your Neighbor in Need in Rutherford County. Chase Corner Ministries, 828-247-0096

ONGOING EVENTS

Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday monthly, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.

Paws of Rutherford County: Free Spay and Neuter for all RC Bully Breeds and for other breeds who's owners are on public assistance. This will last until our funds run out. To make an appt, call 888-422-7303.

Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them & their family have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares & will check on them daily. Free. 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. 828-286-8477.

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.

Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.

NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group Tuesdays 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. Group for those who've family members who are dealing w/mental illness.

American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday every month. Dinner 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

Low Cost Spay and Neuter: You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables, fruits, pasta & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly, mac-n-cheese, toiletry. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? You are invited to the Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings which meet the 1st Tuesday of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Call Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location or more info. Women only, no charge. Support one another!

Korben's Attic Thrift & More: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County. Every Saturday, 9am-4pm. Accepting donations of clothes and household items. Volunteers needed! 2161 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-450-0586 or visit Facebook.com/KorbensAttic

Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center Annual Coat Drive. If you have any coats give us a call. We also are taking Blankets, Sheets, Gloves, and Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.

Grahamtown Community Center: Monthly food give away program every 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 4-5pm. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W. Main St., Forest City.

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 Road, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

Advanced 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.

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