Paws of Rutherford County
Huge Yard Sale, Sat. April 29, 7am-12pm at OrnaMetals, 340 US Hwy. 74-A, Rutherfordton. We are accepting donations, please call Karen at 828-429-5558 to donate. We are also doing a shoe drive to raise funds, the shoes you donate will go to help those in 3rd world countries.
Walk for Life: Hands of Hope for Life is a 501C-3 non-profit Christian Pregnancy Care Ministry for Rutherford and Polk Counties. 24th Annual Walk for Life, Sat. April 29, 10am. Registration 9am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Forest City. Food, games, face-painting, door prizes, music 11am-1pm. Join us for a great time and take a stand for LIFE!!!
Ride for the Kids Scavenger, to Benefit the NC Baptist Children's Homes (22 homes total). Sat. April 29, 2017. Begins and ends at Cornerstone Fellowship; 1186 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Registration begins at 9:30am. First Bike out at 10am, last bike in by 1pm. $15 per bike / passenger $10. Cars of 2 people $25 (additional passengers $5 each). All donations and funds received will be presented to the NC Baptist Children's Homes at their 2nd Annual Ride to Clyde Fundraiser. For more info, call 828-980-3272 or visit: https://rideforthekidsscavengerhunt.yolasite.com
Chase FFA Farm Day
Sat. April 29, 10am-4pm. Free admission, rain or shine. Food, antique tractors, livestock, silent auction, exhibitors, kids activities. Rutherford County Agricultural Education Facility; 318 Big Island Rd, Rutherfordton. Info, 828-447-4861.
Relay For Life Shooting For A Cure
Handgun Competition & Shotgun Trap Games, Sat. April 29, 9am-1pm at Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club on Gun Club Road in Bostic. Cost, $5 per shoot. Beginners welcome, bring your own shotgun, pistol and ammo. Shotgun & pistol ammo will be available for purchase. Hotdogs & Hamburgers will be for sale. Sponsored by the Rutherford County Sheriff Office, Butler's Jewelry & Loan, and the Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Come and support a worthy cause!
Sat. April 29 at Charity Christian School; 113 Charity Ch. Rd.- Lawndale (near Fallston). Yard Sale, 7am. Singing at 3pm featuring: Higher Ground. Concession available! Call 704-419-4574 or visit: www.charitychristianschool.org
Union Mills Community House
Inside Yard Sale Fundraiser, Sat. April 29, 7am-12pm. Hudlow Rd. Tables available. Info, 828-287-3502 or 828-287-5842. Fundraiser for improvement to the Community House.
Cross Roads 5K and Kids Fun Run
Sat. May 6, 2017. 5K Run/Walk - 8am ½ Mile. Kid's Fun Run - 9am. The race will begin on the campus of Gardner-Webb University. Register online at RubyCHuntYMCA.org or at any Cleveland County Family YMCA branch.
Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck
Tues. May 9, 10am at Harmon Street Baptist; 398 Harmon St., Forest City. Arrive early! First come, first serve to those who qualify.
Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday of each month from 5pm to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.
Rutherfordton Lions Club
13th Annual Golf Tournament, Wed. May 3 at Meadow Golf Course. Proceeds support the Rutherfordton Lions Club, a non-profit 501 (c) (4) organization that provides services and help to those who have needs in Rutherford County. 828-287-2308.
Bill's Creek VFD Community Auxiliary, Spring Fundraiser, Sat. May 14, 7am-2pm. Breakfast, BBQ Sandwiches, Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Silent Auction. 118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. Info, Barbara, 828-625-5517.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Polk Volunteers Camp # 919 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans invites you to meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month, and we love to have visitors. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. For more info or questions e-mail James McGuin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store
Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All children's clothing 50% off, and all T-shirts .25¢. Open Thurs.-Sat., April 27-29, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store
Every Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm. All clothing - Men's, Women's, Plus size, Children's .50¢ each. Newly stocked. All proceeds go back into the ministry of helping local families in need! 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
Memory Makers Dementia/Alzheimer's resource group meeting, Thurs. April 27, 6pm at Brookdale Forest City; 493 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. This meeting is for any caregiver, friend, or family member. You are not alone. Refreshments will be served and activities will be offered. Info, Melanie Scruggs, 828-200-9242 or April Hicks, 828-289-4631.
The Right Track Toy Train Museum in Lake Lure is open for the season. Hours: April, May, Sept. & Oct., Fri. & Sat., 1-5pm and Sun., 2-5pm. June and July hours are Wed.-Sat., 1-5pm and Sun., 2-5pm.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, 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.
Lighthouse Haven Men's Homeless Shelter Needed Items: Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, sugar, creamer, coffee, cleaning items, personal hygiene items, canned food. 199 W. Main St., Spindale. 828-755-5986.
Sisters In Christ Ministry In Need of: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, handyman. 828-395-0705. 514 East Main St., Spindale.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, fruit, and veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soup & crackers, rice and dried beans, and toiletry needs such as: toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent.
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!
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
NEW AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am in the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration rectory in Bat Cave.
Advance 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.
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group meets every Tues evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us! We learn together using a great curriculum and fun activities, and have informative guest speakers. Call Dr. Johnnie Martin for more info & meeting place, 828-286-9590.
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.
HOPE Grief Support Group: Free support group for any adult who has lost a loved one. Offered at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. 828-245-0095.
American Legion Post 74 Bingo: Every Thursday, doors open 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Food available.
Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. 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. Donations are tax deductible. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042.
Low Cost Spay and Neuters
You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
PAWS of Rutherford County
Bringing No-Kill to Rutherford County. Low Cost Spay/Neuter, Pet Re-Homing, Pet Food Pantry. Help us save lives by becoming a foster. (PAWS) Pets Are Worth Saving! Toll free, 1-888-422-7303. Email: email@example.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org