Month of June
What: Collecting Items For Veterans at Charles George Medical Center in Asheville.
When: During month of June
Where: American Legion Post 423; 406 Boss Moore Road, Ellenboro.
More Info: Donald, 828-453-8870 or Lynn, 828-245-0047. Needed: toothbrushes, tooth paste, dentures cleaner, alcohol free mouth wash & after shave lotion, razor blades, shaving cream, shampoo, deodorant, white socks, facial tissue, lotion, paperback books, pencils, notebooks.
Thurs.-Sat., June 28-30
What: ½ off all clothes
When: June 28-30, 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.
Sunday, July 1
What: Pancake Breakfast
When: July 1, 8am-12pm
Where: Fairfield Mountains Vol. Fire Department, Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure.
More Info: Pancakes cooked by our Firemen. Donation only to the FMVFD.
1st Monday, July 2
What: Veterans Clothing Center, Free!
When: July 2, 10am-1pm
Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
More Info: Snacks provided. First Monday monthly.
1st & 3rd Friday, July 6
What: $3 Bag Sale
When: July 6, 8:30am-2:30pm.
Where: Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
More Info: 828-247-0096.
Tuesday, July 10
What: Home Food Preservation Hands on Workshop, pickling & fermentation.
When: July 10, 1-4pm or 5-8pm.
Where: Rutherford County Cooperative Extension; 193 Callahan Koon Road, Spindale
More Info: Register at least 1 week prior to each class. 828-287-6010.
Friday, July 13
What: Blood Drive
When: July 13, 4-7pm
Where: Family Video, 189 West Main St. Forest City.
More Info: Give blood and help save local lives! More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' website www.cbcc.us
What: Tie-Dye Party, bring your own white t-shirt. All ages welcome.
When: July 13, 2pm
Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Rd., Lake Lure
More Info: 828-287-6392
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.
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 Sessions. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
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.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Meets every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm at County Annex Bldg., Main St., Rutherfordton. Don 828-453-1698 or Bob 828-429-2924.
Paws of Rutherford County: Offers low cost spay & neuter twice every month. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. Free pet food & dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog houses you'd 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 to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave message.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday monthly, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
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.
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.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares & will check on them daily. Free. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.