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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.

Rutherford County Library

We are working to expand our Lego collection and could use your help. If you have extra Legos laying around, we would love to have them. They will be used in our Children's programs as well as our Maker Space. Please call 828-287-6115 if you have any questions.

Fine Free February

All Libraries in Rutherford County - Return overdue items and all late fees associated with that item will be waived. Pay one-half of outstanding late fees, and the other half will be waived (not associated with lost or damaged items). Items must be returned to owning Library in order for fees to be waived. Please call your library for more information.

Washburn Community Outreach Center's Thrift Store: $2 bag sale on winter clothes, Feb. 18, 19 & 20. Also, Please mark your calendars for March 1st. Our first Mobile Food Pantry, Sponsored By Second Harvest Of Metrolina. It will be held at the "South Mountain Christian Camp" Volunteers are always needed and Greatly appreciated. You can find us on Facebook at Washburn Outreachcenter. 828-245-5603.

Chase Corner Ministries: Declining Bag Sale $3, $2, $1 on everything in the Store, Mon. thru Wed., Feb. 22-24. Proceeds go back into serving to community. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.

Camp Fundraiser

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 sponsorship funds on Mon. Feb. 22, 5-8pm, eat at Zaxby's in Forest City! At the end of the event, 10% of all sales made during this time will be used to sponsor kids to come to Camp. If you can't make it to this event, but would like to make a donation, you can do so by mail to SMCC, PO Box 9, Bostic NC 28018.

Country Breakfast Buffet

Sat. Feb. 27, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Also, Prime Rib Dinner, Sat. March 19, only 125 tickets for sale, buy yours or reserve yours at this breakfast or call Diane Parker at 828-625-4502.

Mobile Food Truck

Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck, Mon., Feb. 29, 10am. Henrietta First Baptist Church; 2736 Harris-Henrietta Rd., Henrietta. First come, first serve. 828-247-0096.

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; March 1, 8, 15, 22 at 6pm. 828-245-0095.

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.

Blood Drives: •Sat. Feb. 20, 7:30am-12pm at Cliffside Masonic Lodge; Old Main St, Cliffside. For appt call Wayne Millis at 828-429-0212. •Fri. Feb. 26, 12pm-4:30pm at Rutherford County Schools; 382 West Main St, Forest City. For appt call Donna Carpenter at 828-288-2331.

Casar's Friends of the Park: Pancake Supper Fundraiser to purchase Christmas Lights for the Town. Sat. Feb. 20, 4-7pm at Casar's Fire Dept. Dine in or Take out. Adults $8, Kids 5-12 $5, 4 & under Free. Info, Sharon Moses 704-312-9029.

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: 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. 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. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!

Celebrate Recovery

Is a recovery program based on principles from the 8 Beatitudes in Christ's Sermon on the Mount. It is where people can safely work together in helping those dealing with all types of hurts, hang-ups, or habits. Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at 6pm, Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton. 828-287-7159.

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 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.

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.

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. ½ price sale on pillows and luggage. 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.

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