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American Legion Post 74
Meets 2nd Tuesday at Legion Hut; 947 US 221 S. Rutherfordton. Dinner 6pm, meeting follows. Chuck Brooks, Commander. 828-287-1294 or cwb1492@aol.com
Al-Anon Family Groups
Patience AFG: Mondays, 7pm Rutherford UMC. 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm Mountains Branch Library. 828-748-8583. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Big 1/2 price sale on all furniture week of April 14th! We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs and cats waiting to be adopted. Non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure, across from the Apple Valley Golf Course.
Show Your Support!
Spindale Library & Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Candidate, Philip Guadagno, ask you to join his project by donating your slightly used or new DVD’s to increase the video section of the library. Drop off donations to Spindale Library: Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-11am & 12pm-5pm.
South Mountain Christian Camp is in need of basketballs, soccer & volley balls, ping pong paddles & balls, zip lock bags, an automobile battery charger and outdoor benches. If you would like to donate new or gently used items in this list, contact 828-245-3322, or bring them by the camp office anytime, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Thank you

Union Mills Learning Center 
Music at the Mills, Fri. April 18, 7pm.  Featuring: The Clinch Mountain Misfits. 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.
American Legion Post 423
Hosting a District Meeting, Sat. April 19, 1pm. We ask all members of Post 74 & Post 423 to attend. Electing a new 23rd District Commander and Officers. Lunch, 12pm. 406 Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. 828-657-6145.
Sundae Fund Raiser
Fairfield Mtn. Volunteer Fire Department’s Women’s Auxiliary “SUNDAE ON SATURDAY” Fund Raiser for Department April 19, 1-4pm at Fairfield Mtn. Fire House on Buffalo Creek Rd. First Sundae $5 w/toppings-2nd 1 free. Proceeds defray costs at fire house.
Easter Egg Drop
Sat. April 19, 12:30pm at Gilkey School Community Center on the ball field behind Old Gilkey School. Kids 12 and under. Kool-aid and cookies will be served.

Mobile Food Pantry
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry on Tues. April 22, 10am. Race Path Baptist Church; 1171 Race Path Church Rd., Ellenboro.
Rutherford County Humane Society Plant Sale, Sat. April 19, 10am-2pm Autumn Lanes Bowling Alley Hwy. 74 Forest City. Nice selection of flowering hanging baskets & beautiful hanging ferns. LIVE music 11am-1pm featuring Phil Ruff “Carolina & Pacific”. Animals available for adoption. Proceeds benefit the RCHS and the animals it helps.
Blood Drives
•Sat. April 19, 7:30am-12pm at Cliffside Masonic Lodge; Old Main St, Cliffside. For appt, call Wayne 828-429-0212. •Wed., April 23, 10am-2:30pm at Mountain Branch Library; 150 Bills Creek Rd, Lake Lure. For appt, call Dale 828-625-0767.           
Flag Disposal
Held by American Legion Post 74 Sat. April 19, 12pm at the Legion Hut; 947 US 221 S. Rutherfordton. Anyone who has a flag they need to dispose of can drop it off at the flag drop box at Wal-Mart or take it by the Legion Hut. If you are unable to drop it off, contact me and I will make arrangements to pick it up. Chuck Brooks, 828-287-1294.
Shelby Parks & Recreation
17th Annual Foothills Merry Go Round Festival on Sat., April 26, 11am-9m & Sun., April 27, 1pm-7pm. Two big days of fun for the entire family! Amazing carnival rides, children’s entertainment, dancers, stilt walkers, magic tricks, delicious festival food and much more. Also, Saturday night one of Cleveland County’s largest fireworks display at 9pm. 850 West Sumter St., Shelby. 704-484-6811

Playwrights Group to meet
Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina will meet Sat. April 26, 2-4pm at The Village Coffee Shop; Oak St., Forest City (behind Tri-City Mall). All persons interested in any aspect of theatre or creative writing are encouraged to attend.
Shooting For A Cure Saturday, April 19, 9am-1pm at Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club; Gun Club Rd., Bostic. Beginners welcome, bring own shotgun, pistol & ammo. Sponsored by Rutherford Co Sheriff Office, Butler’s Jewelry & Loan, and The Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club. Proceeds benefit Relay For Life.

4th Annual Cruise-In & Bike Show
Sat. April 19, 11am. Rutherford County Moose Lodge; 548 E. US 74 Hwy. Business, Bostic. Music by: Blood Bought. Info: 828-289-1944.
Chimney Rock’s 59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
Sun. April 20; Gate opens 5am-6am for 6:30am service. Free admission for entry to Sunrise Service. Celebrate the glory of Easter with song, scripture and spiritual music as a spectacular sunrise ascends over Lake Lure. Eat breakfast at the Old Rock Café and stay to enjoy the Park all day. More info: chimneyrockpark.com or (800) 277-9611
Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse
19th Annual BBQ Supper, Sat. April 26, 4-8pm. Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5. 
Beach Bingo
Thurs. April 17th, 6-8pm at Lane’s Hog Heaven BBQ, Forest City. Cards .50¢ per card/per game. Proceeds to the Community Pet Center LOW-COST spay/neuter program.
Whitehouse Country Breakfast
Sat., April 26, 7-10am. Adults $5, kids 6-12 $2.50, under 6 free. 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills.
2nd Annual Chase FFA Alumni Farm Day
Sat. April 26, 10am-6pm. Rain or shine, admission free. Antique farm equipment, live music, silent auction, tractors & trucks, barnyard animals, master trades, beekeeping and good food. Chase High School; 603 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-289-5722.
Ride for Iceman
Sat. April 26, 11am at Rutherford County Moose Lodge; 548 E. US 74 Hwy. Business, Bostic. Benefit ride & live auction for Phillip Walker, aka Iceman. Serving Hotdogs w/fixings for all riders. Ride $10 single, $15 double. Proceeds help with medical expenses. Info, 828-453-9635 or 828-429-4236.

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