DAV, Chapter #25
Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month at the National Guard Armory on Withrow Road, Forest City. Potluck Dinner is provided at 6pm, followed by the meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2
Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Charlie Cook 828-248-2754.
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.
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.
Annual Coat Drive: Bring your coats to the Gilkey School Community Center. Also taking Tobaggans, Gloves, Blankets, Sheets. For deliver or pickup, call Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
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.
Rutherford Guardian ad Litem is looking for individuals who have a heart for children and want to be a voice for abused and neglected children in foster care. New training classes begin May 22nd. Please call for a volunteer application and to schedule an interview at our office before training classes begin. For more info contact Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or apply online at www.volunteerforgal.org
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.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store
Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All men's, woman's, & children's clothing will be .50¢ each. Open Thurs.-Sat., May 4-6, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Mountains Branch Library: Lunch & Learn Friday, May 5, 12-1pm. Hospice Presents "Care for the Caregiver". Bring bag lunch. Drinks & dessert provided. 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6417.
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. First come, first serve to those who qualify.
Gilkey School Community Center
Buffet Breakfast, Sat. May 13, 7am-10am at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center. Also, Hosting outside yard sales starting on Sat. May 13 and the 2nd Saturday of each month. 828-429-9075. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Fundraiser: 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.
Friends of Agriculture Breakfasts
Final breakfast of the season, Wed. May 17 at the 4-H Building; 135 Locust St., Columbus, NC. Don't forget our community members in need! Donations of canned foods will be collected at this event to benefit the clients of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries.
Hopewell Community Cemetery
Memorial Day, Sun. May 21. Family & Friends will meet and enjoy fellowship at the cemetery. Then meet at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse at 1pm for lunch. Bring a covered dish. Info, 828-453-8105.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org