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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.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Polk Volunteers Camp # 919 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans invites you to meet on the 1st 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: commander@polkncscv.org

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.

Beginner Honey Bee School

Sponsored by Rutherford County Beekeepers. All you need to know about getting started keeping bees. Five week course, Saturdays 8am-12pm, begins Jan. 16th. $35 per person or $60 per couple. Limited class size. Call 828-980-1823 or email: jacksoncorbin71@yahoo.com

Blood Drives

•Thurs. Jan. 7, 3pm-7:30pm at Crestview Baptist Church; 630 S. Church St., Forest City. For more info or to schedule an appt please call Sam Edwards at 828-245-1969. •Tues. Jan. 12, 3pm-7pm at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church; 406 Toney Road, Bostic. For more info or to schedule an appt please call Lola Freeman at 828-245-9114.

HOPE Grief Support Group

Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered throughout the year at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Every other month on Tuesdays; January 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10am. Call 828-245-0095 for more info.

Washburn Community Outreach Center

Thrift Store & Food Pantry will be open, Thurs. Dec 31 & Sat. Jan 2. With the assistance of Second Harvest we are able to help feed families in crisis with our food pantry and mobile food truck. Many blessings for the coming New Year for all.

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!

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.

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: Established to obtain info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? You do not have to reveal your name. 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.

Al-A-Non Family Groups

Patience AFG: Mondays, 7pm @ Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm @ Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. www.al-anon.alateen.org

Mastectomy Fittings: By appointment; Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City; 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.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Proceeds to Rutherford County Humane Society. Accepting donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs/cats. Donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.

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.

American Legion Post 74

Meeting 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.

Unity, Service, Recovery

Do you have a desire to stop drinking? Looking to find a local AA meeting? The Lake Lure Group meets at Fairfield Mountains Chapel in the fellowship hall; 1384 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Monday at 6:30pm & Friday at 5:30pm.

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