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Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

Open Fri. & Sat., 10am-4pm for Feb and March. New items arriving weekly. 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. Donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.

On-going Book Sale 

Hardbacks $1, Paperbacks 50¢, Harlequin Romance, 5/$1. Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm at Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation, 186 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Proceeds help several needy causes. 


HOPE Support Group: Four week support group for any adult who has lost a loved one, Feb. 19 and 26 at 10:30am at First Presbyterian Church in Marion. Also, March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 6pm at the Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living in Forest City. Call Hospice at 828-245-0095 to register.


Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck 

Tues. Feb. 17, 10am at Henrietta First Baptist Church; 2736 Harris-Henrietta Rd., Henrietta. Come early! First come, first serve. 828-247-0096.


Mobile Food Pantry

The Washburn Community Outreach Center will be sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry through Second Harvest of Metrolina on Thurs. Feb. 26, 10am at South Mountain Christian Camp in Bostic. For more information please call 828-245-5603.


Country Breakfast 

Sat. Feb. 28, 7-10am at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids: 6-12 $3, under 6 free. 


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, Tues. Feb. 24, 5-8pm. At the end of the event, 10% of all sales made during this time will be donated to SMCC. 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. 


Rutherford County Senior Center

February is National Heart Health Month. Join us for a presentation on “Heart Health” Wed. Feb. 25, 10:30am with Speaker: Dr. Kersey. Screenings will be held before and after. Body Mass Index & Blood Pressures Screenings, 9:30am-10:15am and 11:30am-12:15pm. 193 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale.


Hospice of Rutherford County 

Volunteer Training, March 16-19, 6-9pm at the Carolina Event & Conference Center, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 828-245-0095 to register for either of these classes or for more info. Volunteer Opportunities Include: Patient/Family, Administrative, Resale Shops, Faith in Action, Veteran to Veteran, Special Events, Pet Therapy, Grounds/Maintenance, Dining Assistance, Cosmetology, Greeters, Hospice House Laundry Assistance and many more!


Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex & 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 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.


Coat Give Away

Gilkey School Community Center is still taking Coats and giving them to those in need. Also taking Blankets, Gloves, & Toboggans. Contact Gail Parton at 828-287-4830 or 828-289-5208 or Hilda Roper at 828-287-5673.


Realtors/Folks Cleaners Coat Drive: Real estate offices around the county are drop-off points. Coats cleaned & distributed thru Yokefellow. Info: Jim, 828-429-1023.


American Legion Post 74

Inaugural Bingo Night, every Thursday, 7pm at the former Green Hill School; 2501 US Hwy. 64/74A, Rutherfordton.


Domestic Violence Education/Support Group

Women who are victims of any kind of domestic abuse  invited 1st Tuesday monthly 6-8pm. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for more place and more info.


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 Mondays, 6pm, Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton. 828-287-7159.


South Mountain Christian Camp: in need of Weed Trimmers & a gas powered leaf blower. If you would like to donate, call 828-245-3322. 

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