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American Legion Post 74

Meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Legion Cabin; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.

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.

Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store

Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All woman's clothing 50% off, and all T-shirts only .25¢. Open Thurs.-Sat., April 20-22, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: Fri. April 21, 6pm at Cool Springs Gym; 121 Memorial Dr., Forest City. Championship Game NC vs SC, 4/22.

Health Fair

Fri. April 21, 2-5pm at the Gilkey School Community Center. This is open to all at no cost if you need assistance with any form of health care come and check with us. We hope that we will have about 21 different agency from all form of health screening to medical assistance. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.

Betsy Ross 4H Earth Day Party at Kid Senses Interactive Museum on Sat. April 22. First 20 kids registered are free, ages 5-10 only. Email; BestyRoss4H@gmail.com to register your child today!! 4H is an educational program for boys and girls, ages 5-18. Exciting club and special interest programs along with other activities and events support the "learning by doing" concept of 4H. 828-287-6010.

27th Annual BBQ

Sat. April 22, 4-8pm at Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse. BBQ Pork and Chicken, Baked Beans, Slaw, Hushpuppies, Homemade Desserts. Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5. Sponsored by the Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan Club.

Bike and Hot Rod Cruise-In

Hardee's of Forest City and WNC Bikers will be sponsoring a Bike and Hot Rod Cruise-In on Sat. April 22, 5pm-8pm at Hardee's on Broadway in Forest City. All proceeds will benefit the Grace of God Rescue Mission in Forest City.

Poor Man's Supper

Sat. April 22, 7pm at Piney Mtn Baptist Church in Ellenboro. Adults $5, ages 4-12 $3, 0-3 free. Donations appreciated! Proceeds for Chris Edwards & Family.

Gun Show

Hosted by the American Legion Post 74, Sat. & Sun., April 22 & 23, 9am-5pm at Old Green Hill School; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton. Admission $5, kids under 12 free. 828-395-2223.

Earth Day: Sat. April 22, 11am-3pm at Chimney Rock Riverside Park, with special activities for children.

Breakfast Buffet

Country Breakfast Buffet and Indoor Yard Sale, Sat. April 22, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Thank you for your support!

BBQ Benefit

Sat. April 22, 4:30-7:30pm. Adults $8, kids 5-12 $5. Proceeds for cancer patient. Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church; 301 Deviney St., Spindale.

Casar Town Wide Yard Sale

Sat. April 22, 7am. Rain or Shine! Yard sales up and down and all through town! Come find great deals! Parking at Casar Park and Casar Elementary School. Spots available. Park opens @ 6am.

Paws of Rutherford County

Low cost spay and neuter transport, Tues. April 25. Cats are only $25 and any size dogs are $35 if they have a current rabies vaccination. If they do not, there will be an additional $10 charge. Please call 888-422-7303 and a volunteer will return your call. If you would like to help pay for a spay or neuter for those who can not afford the low cost price, please go to our web site: PawsofRC.org. Paws are in need of cat food for our food bank and has placed a bin in Tractor Supply in Spindale for donations. Thank you for your continued support.

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.

Garden Design Class: Tues., April 25, 10am. Sponsored by the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge and held at Town Hall, back entrance. Led by master gardener, garden writer and blogger Debbie Clark. 828-625-2540.

Hospice of Rutherford

Offering Therapy Dog Training classes starting Wed. April 26, 10:30am at the Carolina Event and Conference Center; 372 Hudlow Road, Forest City. The class last 7 weeks, and cost $50. Training dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, and June 7, 10:30am. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Tish, 828-245-0095 or tzimmerman@hospiceofrutherford.org

Chase Corner Ministries

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck for Thurs. April 27 has been cancelled! Call 828-247-0096 if you have questions. We are currently in need of canned meat like tuna or salmon, chicken, spam, potted meat/vienna sausages, ham, etc. We are located in Forest City across from Chase High School. Check us out on Facebook for up-to-date announcements and sales!

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 will be opening for the 2017 season, April 28, 1pm. Hours for April, May, September and October are Fri. & Sat., 1-5pm and Sun., 2-5pm. June and July hours are Wed.-Sat., 1-5pm and Sun., 2-5pm.

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. Also, come out and see us at Sweet Frogs in Forest City on Thurs. April 20, 5pm-9pm and Paws will receive 20% of all sales. Thank you for your continued support to help the pets of Rutherford County.

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, and music from 11am-1pm. Come and 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. Questions, Jacob 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!

School Fundraiser

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

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