1st & 3rd Fridays of Summer
What: $3 Bag Sale
When: Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the Summer, 8:30am-2:30pm
Where: Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City.
More Info: 828-247-0096.
Thursday - Saturday, May 24-26
What: $2 Bag Sale
When: May 24-26, 9am-2pm
Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic.
More Info: Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603.
Friday & Saturday, May 25-26
What: Benefit Yard Sale & Car Wash
When: Fri. & Sat., May 25-26, 9am-2pm
Where: 514 E. Main St. Spindale.
More Info: Proceeds benefit Pilgrims Pathway House of Refuge. 828-429-7616.
Sunday, May 27
What: Gospel Explosion
When: Sun. May 27, 3pm
Where: Crowe's Park, Forest City
More Info: Free Food. Bring your lawn chairs. Free to the public!
Monday, May 28
What: Memorial Day Sale! All clothing, $1 each.
When: Mon. May 28, 8:30am-2:30pm
Where: Chase Corner Ministry Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City.
More Info: Proceeds go to help your neighbor in need.
Tuesday, May 29
What: Lake Lure Flowering Bridge
When: Tues. May 29, 10am
Where: Town Hall (back entrance)
More Info: Identifying and Dealing with Invasive Species, 828-625-2540.
What: Free Spay & Neuter for all Rutherford County Pitt Bulls, Pitt mixes and other Bully breeds.
When: Tues. May 29
Where: Paws of Rutherford County
More Info: 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. Please check with us before taking the to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave message.
Thursday, May 31
What: Healthy Eating
When: Thurs. May 31, 5pm.
Where: Mountains Branch Library
More Info: Tips to make a Healthy Memorial Day Picnic. Free and open to anyone. Joy, 828-287-6392.
Month of June
What: Collecting Items For Veterans at the Charles George Medical Center in Asheville.
When: During month of June
Where: American Legion Post 423; 406 Boss Moore Road, Ellenboro.
More Info: Donald Cudd, 828-453-8870 or Lynn Putnam, 828-245-0047. Items needed: toothbrushes, tooth 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, note books.
Friday & Saturday, June 1-2
What: 14th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party & Poker Run
When: Fri. & Sat., June 1-2
Where: 212 Independent Way, Ellenboro
More Info: Primitive Camping, Bike Show, Live Music. Food. BYOB. Proceeds go to Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association.
Sunday, June 3
What: Blood Drive
When: Sunday, June 3, 12-3pm
Where: Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church, 301 Deviney St., Spindale.
More Info: 1-888-59-BLOOD or visit www.cbcc.us to make an appt at any location.
1st Monday of the month
What: Veterans Clothing Center, free!
When: June 4, 10am-1pm
Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
More Info: Snacks provided.
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.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, and volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Advanced Care Planning: Consist of private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Free. Call Joey at 828-245-0095 for appt.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them 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. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 828-395-2223.
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.