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Ongoing Book Sale

Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation; 186 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Lots of great summer reading for low prices. Hardback, $1 and paperback, 50¢. Proceeds benefit the ACS Relay For Life of Rutherford County. Info, 828-245-1621 ext. 412.

Computer Classes at The Library

Rutherford County Library, Mountains Branch Library, and Haynes Branch Library will be holding FREE computer classes such as ebooks and audio books, storing and editing digital photos, job search skills, and basic computer skills including Gmail and Facebook. Classes are limited to 6 participants each. Please stop by the library or call for you reservations. Rutherford County Library 287-6115, Mountains Branch Library 287-6392, Haynes Branch Library 288-4039.

Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday monthlu from 5 to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Info, 828-245-4596 or e-mail: jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com

FUNC or Fridays Unplugged on Central

1st Friday of each month, 7pm. Sponsored by Rutherford Town Revitalization, the Town of Rutherfordton, Small Town Coffee and others! Families and music lovers alike are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and fill Central Street to support our local music scene.


Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at Forest City Café, Forest City, eat 6:30pm, meet 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles welcome, no matter the brand. Jim Brabb 828-447-7739.

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.

Farmer's Market Relocation

The Rutherford County Farmers Market will be temporarily relocating Thursday evening outdoor market to 109 W. Main St. (the former Lane's Hog Heaven building) in downtown Forest City to allow both indoor crafters and outdoor produce to be featured. Market hours are 3-8pm on Thursdays and Saturdays and Tuesdays from 8am -12pm at the Market Shelter on Depot Street.

4th of July Celebration

Join us at the Old Gilkey School, 4pm until. There will be Food, Games and Fireworks.

Forth of July BBQ

Bat Cave Fire & Rescue, Sat. July 4th, 5-7:30pm. Come out before the fireworks & enjoy a really good BBQ plate and then add your choice of the many delicious homemade desserts. Proceeds from the BBQ will go to purchasing much needed equipment. Your support will be greatly appreciated.


Mon. July 6, 4pm at Spindale Auction & Bingo House; 241 West Main St., Spindale (next to BBQ Depot, formally Hickory Log) 50% of proceeds go to Sisters In Christ Restoration and Recovery Ministry Homeless Shelter which runs on donations only!

Childbirth Education Classes

New class series begins July 7, 6:30-8:30pm Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Registration required. For more info 828-286-5065 or Kristan.Holbert@rutherfordregional.com.

Mountains Branch Library

Summer Film & Discussion Series: Next film is July 9, 6pm. Featuring "Guilty Pleasures" by Julie Moggan. Each month films from the PBS series "POV" is shown and refreshments served. For ages 16 and older. For more information, call Joy Maxwell at 828-287-6417.

July 4th Freedom Festival

Held on Main Street in Downtown Rutherfordton. This year's event will begin at 4pm with a walking parade, feature the much beloved race for the Gold Soapbox Derby at 5pm, fun patriotic games on the court house lawn, live music beginning at 7pm, food and more. But the showstopper of the festival will be the Fireworks Show beginning around 9:30pm.

Run Against Addiction

Moving Forward Community Prayer: Fri. July 10, 6pm at Ruth Town Hall; 221 Northview Dorsey St.

Chase Corner Ministry Thrift Store

$2 Bag Sale, Wed. July 8 - Sat. July 11, 8:30am-2:30pm. Proceeds go to help needy in our local community! 1604 Chase High Rd., across from Chase High School.

WOVE 104.1 LP-FM

Is in the process of finalizing certain segments of our programming. If your church records your pastor's sermons or Bible Study and would like to have it aired on the station, please send a post card with your contact information to: The Old Dunbar Community Center. Attn. WOVE 104.1 Radio Station 421 Harding Rd, Forest City, NC 28043. Local musicians, DJ's, agencies or anyone interested may contact us at the same address.

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.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Holds weekly meetings: Sunday 6PM, Monday 7PM, Thursday 8PM. 1st Presbyterian Church, 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!

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

Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4 to 5pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center. Info, 828-245-4596 or e-mail jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com

Low Cost Spay and Neuters

You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost Spay/Neuter program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.

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.

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. What he calls "love" may actually be abuse. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.

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 place and more info.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. 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. All donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.

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