Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: $3 Bag Sale (13gal) on all clothing Thur. & Fri., March 15 & 16, everything else will be 50% off. On Sat. March 17, from 9-12 all the remaining clothing will be free. Open Thurs.-Sat., March 15-17, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday monthly, March 20, 5pm. RSVP by March 14. Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
Paws of Rutherford County: Free Spay & Neuter, Tues. March 20 for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls and Pitt mixes. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. We also have free pet food and dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog house you would like to donate please call. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help you. Please check with us before taking the to Animal Control. We are in desperate need of fosters, so we can save more lives. 888-422-7303, leave message.
National Day of Courage: Thurs. March 22, 1-3pm. Light refreshments provided. Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Road, Rutherfordton.
Bill's Creek Fire Department Benefit: St. Patrick's Day Supper, Sat. March 24, 4pm. Adults $12, kids 11 and under $6. Carry out available. Bill's Creek Community Center, Lake Lure.
The Rutherford County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) provides a place for families of children and adults with autism to meet, share, and learn about autism. Our next meeting will be on Mon. March 26, 6-7:30pm. Join us for a conversation with Brad Miller, a local parent of an autistic teenager. We meet in the cafeteria at Ellenboro Elementary School, 813 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Ellenboro, NC, 28040.
Coffee and Conversation: Wed. Mar. 28, 3pm. Mountains Branch Library; 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
Blood Drive: In Honor of Maryssa Dysart. Wed. March 28, 2-6pm at Cliffside Elementary School; 4016 US‑221 Alt Cliffside. Call 1-888-59-BLOOD to make an appointment at any location. More public drives can be found at: www.cbcc.us
Healthy Eating Class: Thurs. Mar. 29, 5-6pm. Mountains Branch Library; 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
8th Annual Cruise-In Blessing of the Bikes & Fan Voted Bike Show, Sat. March 31 at the Former Rutherford County Moose Lodge, 548 E. US 74 Hwy. Business, Bostic NC 28018. Registration 10am. Voting 11am. Blessing of the Bikes 1pm. 828-289-1944.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol, 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.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, and volunteers. Open M-F, 9am-2pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Advanced Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Free Sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides knowledge that someone cares and will check on them. No cost. 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? You do not have to reveal your name. Info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Meetings: Mon. 7pm women's meeting, Thurs. 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 W Main St., Forest City.
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
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. www.al-anon.alateen.org
Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent and family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday monthly 4pm Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd, Forest City. 828-245-0095.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City. Meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Charlie Cook, 828-248-2754.
Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. The GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. First come, first serve. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp 525 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at the County Annex Bldg., 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton to learn the truth about the Civil War and the Confederacy. Over 2000 men voluntarily left their homes here in Rutherford County to sign up and fight. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and 7pm for the meeting. For more details Contact Commander C.L. Lovelace at 828-305-8654 or Adjutant G.W. Harwood at 828-287-3412.
American Legion Post #74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday of each month; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Also, Bingo every Thursday, doors open 6pm. Food available. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month. Potluck Dinner is provided 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.
Veterans Clothing Center: Free! First Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness) •Tuesdays 6pm. Family Support Group and Connections Group. •Grief Recovery Group •Creative Expressions Group. Visit: namirutherfordclevelandburke.org for other events/classes or our Facebook page NAMI Rutherford-Cleveland. 828-771-6305. 124 S. Powell Street, Suite D, Forest City.