Collecting Items For Veterans: American Legion Post 423 is collecting items through June for Veterans at the Charles George Medical Center in Asheville. Items needed: toothbrushes/paste, dentures cleaner, alcohol free mouth wash & after shave lotion, razor blades, shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant, white socks, facial tissue, foot powder, body lotion, paperback books, pencils, notebooks. Contact: Donald, 828-453-8870 or Lynn, 828-245-0047. 406 Boss Moore Rd, Ellenboro.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. All clothes ½ price with the exception of Prom dresses & bathing suits. Thurs.-Sat., 9am-2pm. Food pantry for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch. Rd., Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Want to help your Neighbor in Need? Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store $3 Bag Sale on items in the store that will fit in a provided grocery bag every 1st & 3rd Friday of the Summer, 8:30am-2:30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd, across from Chase High School, Forest City.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 will hold its monthly meeting Fri. May 18, 6:30pm for refreshments & 7pm for meeting at the County Annex; 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. All invited to attend to honor our Confederate Ancestors and learn the truth of the history of the War Between the States. Info, Commander Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Adjutant Harwood 828-287-3412.
Shooting For A Cure: Sat. May 19, 9am-1pm at Old Hickory Rifle & Pistol Club; Gun Club Rd., Bostic. $5 per shot, Beginners welcome, bring your own shotgun, pistol and ammo or shotgun and pistol ammo will be available for purchase. Hotdogs & hamburgers for sale. Proceeds benefit Relay for life.
The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County will host an Open House, Sat. May 19, 11am-3pm at the Old Dunbar Comm. Center. Free Hotdogs and Beverages will be available for everyone. Public invited. Info: Teresa Proctor 609-369-1891 or Ulysses Miller 646-225-2369.
Hopewell Community Cemetery: Memorial Day, Sun. May 20. Family & Friends will come and enjoy fellowship. Meet for lunch at 1pm at the Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse. Bring a covered dish. Gary Melton, 828-453-8105.
Blood Drive: May 22, 8am-1pm at Chase High School; 1603 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
Melvin "Big Dog" Patterson Gospel Explosion, Bo's Music City Records Tri City Mall at Crowe's Park, Forest City. Featuring: Bobby Cohen, Pastor Bobby Cohen & Men of God from Greer, SC. Horse Watkins of Chesnee, SC and other groups. Free Food. NO CHARGE! Bring your lawn chairs. Sun. May 27, 3pm. Free to the public!
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Free Event: •May 29, 10am, Identifying and Dealing with Invasive Species, Town Hall (back entrance). 828-625-2540.
Healthy Eating: Mountains Branch Library, Thurs. May 31, 5pm. Tips on how to make a Healthy Memorial Day Picnic. Free and open to anyone. Call Joy for more info, 828-287-6392.
Paws of Rutherford County: Free Spay & Neuter for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls, Pitt mixes and other Bully breeds. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. 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. Check with us before taking the to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave message.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, Lysol spray, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet tissue, etc. Info: 828-245-0095.
Veterans Clothing Center: Free! First Monday monthly, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Grace of God Rescue Mission Needed: 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 & fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, toiletry items & volunteers. 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. Call Joey at Hospice of Rutherford Co. 828-245-0095 for appt.
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. Free 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? You do not have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House in Rutherfordton, 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 & family support group of pre-school aged kids, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns & joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at 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. Offered at the Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Road, 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.
American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday every month. Dinner 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday of every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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.
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.