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Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at Forest City Café, 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.

Rutherford County Farmers Market

Open weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am-12pm. 172 Depot Street, Forest City.

Rutherfordton Lions Club

12th Annual Golf Tournament, Wed., May 4, at Meadowbrok Golf Course. All proceeds are used to support the Club, which is a non-profit organization who help those who have needs in Rutherford County. To be a sponsor, please call 828-287-8085.

Washburn Community Outreach Center

BIG May SALE! Thurs., Fri., & Sat., May 5-7, 9am-2pm. ½ off all Ladies Top. All Children's clothes and All shoes are 50% off. Come in and check out our sales through out the month. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd., Bostic. 828-245-5603.

Bill's Creek VFD

Spring Fundraiser, Sat. May 7, 7am-2pm. BBQ, Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Silent Auction. Proceeds benefit Bill's Creek VFD. 1118 Bill's Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-5517.

Gears and Gables

Sat. May 7, 8am. The nonprofit organization provides urgent home repairs for families in need. RHP provides materials; volunteers provide labor. Register online now at: www.rutherfordhousingpartnership.com/events or call 828-248-3431.

Ellenboro's 9th Annual Town Wide Yard Sale

Sat. May 7, 7am until. Sell in your own yard or set up a table along Depot St. (do not block road). The Woman's Club will have breakfast biscuits, brownies, soft drinks, coffee and homemade cakes for sale. Sponsored by the Ellenboro Woman's Club, 828-429-2476.

South Mountain Christian Camp

Open House and Banquet, Sat. May 7, 4pm. This is a great opportunity to meet the camp founders and other staff members. All facilities will be open for those who would like to view the camp themselves. Guided tours offered. RSVP, 828-245-3322.

Women Build 2016: Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity's Women Build, Sat. May 7, shifts 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Lunch and a T-shirt provided. For more info on volunteering, please call 828-245-0716.

Blood Drives

•Tues. May 10, 2-6pm at Gilkey School Community Center; 217 Gilkey School, Rutherfordton. For more info or appt please call Hilda Roper at 828-287-5673. •Wed. May 11, 11am-3:30pm at the Rutherford County Building; 289 North Main St., Rutherfordton. For more info or appt please call Debra Conner at 828-287-6145.

Rutherford County Library

Spring Book Sale, Thurs. & Fri., May 12 & 13, 9am-5pm & Sat. May 14, 9am-12pm. Large variety of books, VHS tapes, and DVDs available. Hardback books, .50¢. Paperback books and single children's books .25¢. For $2, you can fill a provided grocery bag with children's books!! 828-287-6115.

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.

BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center

Will stop at Belk store in Forest City, Thurs. May 12, 9:30am to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings. Women age 40 and over with no breast concerns, who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and have a primary care physician are eligible by calling 855-655-BMMC (2662) to schedule an appointment. Visit www.belk.com/pink

Gilkey School Community Center

Buffet Breakfast, Sat. May 14, 7am-10am. Adults $6. Kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds to help rebuild the old School.

Fairfield Mtns VFD

Lakeview Restaurant in Rumbling Bald Resort has declared Thurs. May 19th as support Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Department night. Come into the restaurant for a delicious meal and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to FMVFD.

Heritage 'n' Homecoming

Sat. May 21, 10am-4pm at Broad River Genealogical Society; 1145 County Home Rd., Shelby. Join us for Hot Dogs and conversation.

Pancake Breakfast

Sun. May 29, 8am-12pm. Pancakes cooked and served by our firemen, Vandele Farms Sausage Patties, Juice, Coffee. Fairfield Mountains VFD, Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. Donation Only! Sponsored by the FMVFD Ladies Auxiliary.

Spring Photography Contest

Many memories have been made at the Park, and we invite you to share images of your own in our "100 Years of Memories" photo contest. Upload three photos to our Facebook page using the #100Memories hashtag or email them to us at prandevents@chimneyrockpark.com now through May 31 for the chance to win one of three amazing prizes. For a complete list of contest rules, visit chimneyrockpark.com

TGIF FREE Concert Series

Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the free TGIF Concert Series on the Historic Courthouse lawn in Downtown Morganton. Join us every Friday night from May through July for music on the square! Enjoy a variety of music entertainment from 7-10pm. Visit: www.downtownmorganton.com

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.

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!

Education/Support Group

Female Teen Domestic Violence Ed/Support Group will meet w/Dr. Johnnie Martin, every Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm. Come learn the warning signs of possibly abusive relationships and controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.

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. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org

Mastectomy Fittings: By appointment; Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.

Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt or for more info.

Unity, Service, Recovery

Do you have a desire to stop drinking? Looking to find a local AA meeting? The Lake Lure Group meets at Fairfield Mountains Chapel in the fellowship hall; 1384 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746. Monday at 6:30pm & Friday at 5:30pm.

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.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. See our new T-shirts with dog and cat motifs. 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. All donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.

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