Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: meets on every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Perry Moore house on Main St., Rutherfordton. Free and open to all caregivers. 828-287-5475.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday at 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Across the road from churches. Info, Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Coffee and Conversation: Every 3rd Thursday, monthly from 9-10:30am at the Rutherford County Veteran Service Office: 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale. If you have a topic of interest and would like to participate contact Beverly at 828-287-6185.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 monthly meeting every 3rd Friday, 7pm at the Rutherford County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St. Rutherfordton. Creighton Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Gaither Harwood 828-287-3412.
A.B.B.A. Anorexics, Bulimics, and Bingers Anonymous: Meetings held each month on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 1-4pm at the fellowship hall at Tanners Grove UMC. Info, call Sharon at 828-245-1983 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing, come by and check out the price. Ladies clothing: Buy 1, Get 1 free. Thurs.-Sat., June 15-17, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Willow Ridge 4th Annual Cars for the Cure: A Relay For Life Event, Sat. June 17, 11am-3pm at 2270 US Hwy. 74A Bypass, Forest City (beside Retro Cinema 4). Registration, 9am-11am, $25. Info, 828-289-4631 or 828-286-7200.
Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser: Sat. June 17, 11am at The Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, Inc. of 1900 Freemantown Road in Lake Lure. Plates are $9. Hotdogs will also be sold. An added attraction will include the display and firing of a Civil War canon replica hourly. Games will include horseshoes, corn toss, basketball, playground, chair volleyball, table games, etc.
CPR for SweetPea Poker Run & Benefit: Sat. June 24 at CCIB's The Land; 1596 Racepath Church Rd., $10 entry fee. Food, Live Music, Games. Poker Run at 9am, $20 per rider, $25 per couple. Bands at 7pm (Loaded Toad, Madder Don't, Girl Interrupted). Shirts SM-XL, $12 ea, 2XL and up, $15 ea, you can pre-order. Certified CPR instructor will be onsite. Proceeds go to medical bills for SweetPea, "Jean Deviney".
Country Breakfast Buffet: Sat. June 24, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free.
Gun Show: Sat. & Sun., June 24 & 25, 9am-5pm at Old Green Hill School; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton. Admission is $5. Also, 12 gauge pump shotgun giveaway! Be entered to win with every paid admission. Hosted by the American Legion Post #74. Contact us at 828-395-2223 or by email: AmericanLegion74@att.net
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge Events: •Tues. June 27, 10am, soil amending and testing. 828-625-2540.
Exercise Class for Parkinson's Disease: St. Luke's Rehab offers a free exercise class the 2nd & 4th Wednesday monthly. The next one is June 28, 12:15-1pm. 45-minute exercise class designed to use big movements to help people maintain balance & gain confidence. Space is limited, so call 828-894-8419. 101 Hospital Dr., Columbus, NC.
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. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, 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 Tuesday evening, 6-8pm. If you have ever been abused physically or mentally, or you never want to be abused, please come meet with us. 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.
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 & Neuter: 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: email@example.com or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org
Annual Coat Drive: Bring 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.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex, 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.