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Hotdog/Lemonade Sale

July 2; 11am-3pm hotdog/lemonade sale at Haircastle, Main Street Forest City. Only $2.00, add a dessert for $0.50. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. Info: 828-245-7746.


June Blood Drives

•Mon. June 28, 2-6:30pm at American Red Cross Rutherford Chapter Blood Drive (838 Oakland Road; Forest City) Info: 828-287-5916. •Mon. June 28, 4-8:30pm at Bethel Baptist Church (Hwy 74 Business, Ellenboro) Info: 828-453-8895.

Rutherford Housing Partnership

Rutherford County has received a grant from the NC Housing Agency to provide urgently needed repairs for low income homeowners with special needs in Rutherford County.  To receive an application call 828-248-3431 or go by the Habitat ReStore, 686 W. Main St. Forest  City or Isothermal Planning, 111 W. Court St. Rutherfordton. More info: 828-287-2281.

ICC Summer Classes

Digital Photography for Beginners; Motor Sport Machining (14 & older); Canning & Preserving Basics; NEW! Couples Massage; Ceramics; NC Handgun Concealed Carry Course. Visit www.isothermal.edu/learnstuff or call 828-286-3636 ext 346.

July 4th Fireworks Show

Sun., July 4! The Beach at Lake Lure. Pull up a chair on the beach and enjoy fireworks over Lake Lure at dark.

July 4th Car Show & Fireworks

Sunday, July 4th at Old Gilkey School Grounds. Celebrate with a car show and live music beginning at 5 pm with fireworks at 10 pm.

Chimney Rock Events

•Great American Backyard Campout Saturday, June 26th, 8:00pm. Guests will have the opportunity to campout beneath the stars in the shadow of Chimney Rock Mountain. A partial lunar eclipse will occur this evening as well. For more information, please call  828-243-2019.

Youth Football & Cheerleading Signups

Rutherfordton Raiders, every Saturday through July at Hardees in Rutherfordton, 9am-2pm. Also, Hilltopper Camp July 22 & 23, 6-8pm. Info; Gary 828-429-9685.

Mooneyham Public Library

Join us for all the exciting events and come have some fun with Ballroom dancing. Info: 704-473-4427. 240 E Main Street Forest City.

BIG Day in Ellenboro

Saturday, July 3rd, 9am. Free entertainment for children: Bouncy house, face painting, basketball shooting, balloon artist, sliding boards, swings. Parade begins at old school grounds at 9:15am. Car show, no fees for showing your car, no judging, no prizes. Enjoy showing your car and enjoy looking at other people’s cars. For more information, please call 828-453-0175 or 828-453-7414.

Unconditional Love Benefit

Spaghetti Supper Sat. June 26, 4pm until at Mt. Vernon Clubhouse. Adults $6, kdis 6-12 $3, 5 & under free. Sponsored by Mt. Hebron & Centennial United Method Churches.

CWS Wrestling

Sat. June 26 C.W.S  will return to The old Mooresboro Gym in Mooresboro NC,  for a family fun wrestling event. Doors open 7pm, bell Time 8pm. Info: 828-205-9374.

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 Needed Items

Sectional plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar, and cleaning items. 828-245-9141.

Hospice Events:

•GRACE support group for anyone caring for a loved one 1st Tues. monthly, 4-5:30pm at Rutherford Life Care & 3rd Fri. monthly, 1-2:30pm at Rutherford County Senior Center. Adult Care services available Tues. evenings. •HOPE Support Group: Mondays 10am & July 6, 6pm at Center of Living. •Widow/Widower’s Lunch Bunch Meeting: 3rd Friday monthly at the Carolina Event & Conference Center, 11:30am-1pm, $5. Participants MUST register in order to reserve lunch.

Rutherford County

Farmers’ Market

Open for season: Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:00am-12:00pm. Located at 260 Fairgrounds Road in Spindale. For more information, please call  828-287-6011.

Tri-City Tailgate Farmers’ Market

Open every Saturday from 8:00am-12:00pm beside the Retro Cinema at the Tri-City Mall, Forest City. Features locally produced fruits, vegetables, pastured pork, cut flowers, crafts, and more! Info contact: tricitytailgatefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Relay for Life Events Calendar

Visit this link for fun activities: www.relayforlife.org/rutherfordnc then select Event Calendar to view upcoming Family-Friendly events for a great cause! Once at the Google calendar simply click on the event to view more details.

Substance Abuse Meeting

Christian 12 step Open Arms support meeting every Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm @ Community Empowerment Building; 129 First Street, Forest City. Also, every Thursday 6:30-7:30pm at Mason Lodge; Ledbetter Road.  Spindale. For more information, please call 828-305-1280.
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