Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. ALL clothing, men's, women's, & children's on sale for .25¢ each. All housewares ½ price. Open Thurs.- Sat., July 20-22, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Time to Grill, Fri. July 21, 11:30am-1:30pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. This is an outreach event for the children of Rutherford County. 828-286-7200.
Country Breakfast Buffet, Sat. July 22, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Thank you for your support!
Paws of RC Low Cost Spay and Neuter, Tues. July 25. Cats: $25. Dogs: $35. Rabies vaccine: $10. Call, 888-422-7303. We would like to thank everyone who donated shoes to our recent fundraiser. All of our donors are responsible for the great things we are doing for the pets of Rutherford County. Also, stop by Sweet Frogs in Forest City on Thurs. July 20 and Sweet Frogs will donate 20% of your sale to Paws of RC, so we can continue to help pets in Rutherford County. Show your support!
Rutherford County Guardian ad Litem needs volunteer advocates for children. Becoming a GAL child advocate is a volunteer opportunity like no other. You will help a child have a voice in the decisions affecting their future, while learning more about our local courts and family services. Being a child advocate for G.A.L. is challenging, rewarding, and has a real impact on a child's life. Volunteers have access to full-time staff support, an attorney advocate, annual training opportunities, and monthly support meetings with other volunteers. Visit: volunteerforgal.org to apply. Summer training session begins July 28.
Children's Health Fair, Sat. July 29, 12pm. Free for students K-5th grade. Health screens, books, snacks, much more. Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Church; 3060 Poors Ford Road, Rutherfordton. Info, 828-248-3041.
Gathering School Supplies until July 31st. Items needed: Paper, pencils, erasers, kid scissors, pencil boxes, crayons, color pencils, pencil pouches for binders, 1" binders, rulers, 1 subject notebooks, pencil sharpeners, index cards. Drop off at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton.
Oak Grove Healthcare Center invites you to attend our Continuation of Care Vendor Fair, Thurs. Aug. 3, 3-6pm. This vendor fair is designed for potential short term rehab patients, families, referral sources, other vendors, and the general public. We know as a short term rehabilitation patient your number one goal is to go back home! We want to show you how to ensure that happens! If you have any questions, please call Melanie Scruggs at 828-980-1034. 518 Old US Hwy 221, Rutherfordton.
American Legion Post #74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday of each month; 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Also, Bingo every Thursday, doors open 6pm. Food available. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chase Corner Ministries needs: canned meat, fruits, veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent. 828-247-0096.
Chase Corner Ministries desperately needs volunteers to sort donations, help in the thrift store & food pantries, distribute food, and a variety of other tasks. By serving here you will be giving back to your neighbor in your community. Open M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. Info, 828-247-0096.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Donate at: www.pawsrc.org
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: Pet Adoption Center & Thrift Store. Weekly Specials! All donations & purchases support the animals we rescue in Rutherford County. We take donations for Thrift Store. We need temporary foster homes & volunteers. 1366 US 221 Hwy. North, Rutherfordton (1 mile past RS Central High School). Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm. 828-287-7338.