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Blood Drives
•Fri. July 18, 8am-12pm at Lifestyle Wellness and Spa; 247 Oak Street, Forest City. To schedule an appt please sign up at Lifestyle Wellness and Spa or call 1-800-733-2767. •Wed. July 23, 3pm-7:30pm at Concord Baptist Church; 720 Old Hwy. 74, Bostic. To schedule an appt please call Lydia at 828-447-5124. 
Grace Support Group 
Thurs. July 10, 4pm at Rutherford Lifecare. Facilitated by Cy Miller, meetings are free for anyone caring for a friend or loved one with a long term illness. Info, 828-245-0095.
Hospice of Rutherford County 
Summer Volunteer Training: July 14-16, 10am-3pm at Carolina Event & Conference Center. Volunteer opportunities include administrative and clerical, grounds and maintenance, dining companion, patients and families and more. To register, call the volunteer department at 828-245-0095.
Mobile Pantry 
Chase Corner Ministries will be co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry, Tues. July 22, 10am at Caroleen United Methodist Church; 137 Mills Avenue. 828-247-0096.
Dunbar Community Center Raffle
Win one rental of the Old Dunbar Gym, tickets $5 each with 3 chances to win. Drawing held Aug. 15th. Proceeds to benefit the center and the community radio station project. Info, 828-247-4142 or email: smcentire@ceponline.org
Rutherford County Home Builders Association
2014 High School Scholarship Raffle, drawing for Taurus TCP 380, $200 cash, $100 cash, $75 cash. Do not have to be present to win. Drawing: Oct. 4, 14. Info: Douglas Bailey, 828-696-5424.
Pancake Breakfast
Sat. July 12, 8am-10am at Fatz; 118 Hilltop Way, Forest City. All profits benefit Lung Transplant for Scott Short. 

Buffet Breakfast 
Gilkey School Community Center, Sat., July 12, 7am-10am. Adults $5, kids 6-12 $3, under 5 free. All you can eat!!! Bring a clean useable Coat for the Coat Drive and get a Free Breakfast. 172 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Continuing ½ price sale on framed art & all clothing for $1. We accept donations of food & bedding supplies for dogs and cats waiting to be adopted. Open Wed-Sat., 10am-4pm. Non-profit 501C(3) organization. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042 or 828-447-3280. Volunteers needed, call Cathe, 828-625-9946.
Coat Drive
The Gilkey School Community Center is having a Coat Drive now until end of September to help the needy. Contact Gail Parton 828-287-4830 or 828-289-5208 or Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or you can take a coat to the Tanner Store downtown Rutherford and get a 10% discount in store purchase.
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 at no cost. Contact Lt. Godlock 828-287-6395, Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.

Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established to obtain info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have info about a crime? Report anonymously. Info could get cash reward. Crime Stoppers 828-286-8477.
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.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group: Women who are victims of domestic abuse, or who never want to become victims, are invited to a free Domestic Violence Education/Support Group which meets 2 hours each week on Tuesdays. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @ 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390, Ext. 104 info.  
To All Veterans: Meeting 1st Monday of each month. Supper at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. We also welcome all transfers from other Legion Post. American Legion Post 423; 406 Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. Info: 828-657-6145.
American Legion Post 74
Meets every month on the 2nd Tuesday at the Legion Hut; 947 US 221 S. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander. 828-287-1294 or cwb1492@aol.com
South Mountain Christian Camp
Needed: basket, soccer & volley balls, ping pong paddles & balls, zip lock bags in sandwich, quart & gallon sizess. If you would like to donate new or gently used items in this list, call 828-245-3322, or bring them by the camp office anytime, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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

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