Community Pet Center PSA: As of March 28, 2017, the Community Pet Center is no longer affiliated with the Rutherford County Animal Control Services (shelter). We are not located on Laurel Hill Road in Rutherfordton. We are located at 861 Piney Ridge Road in Forest City.
Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday of each month from 5pm to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: The Polk Volunteers Camp # 919 meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month, and we love to have visitors. Membership is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. For more info or questions e-mail James McGuin: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. Stop by and check out the newly displayed clothing. Open Thurs.- Sat., Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Union Mills Learning Center: Join us for an evening of food, music and fellowship, Fri. Sept. 1, meals begins at 6pm, $5. Music begins at 7pm with Destination Bluegrass. No admission for the music program. 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.
Do You Like SweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt? Join us, Sat. Sept. 2, 5-9pm to benefit Lung Transplant. Tell the cashier that you support Scott Short and 20% of your purchase will be given back for Medical Expenses.
1st Annual Gospel Explosion "Pick of the Week" Featuring: Sonny Wright, Hezekiah Walker, & Horse Watkins on Sun Sept. 3, 3pm until at Crowes Park, Forest City. Presented by Melvin "Big Dog" Patterson & Music City Records. Any gospel groups wishing to volunteer to sing may sign up at Music City Records. Info, 828-245-1701 or email: BoWhitesides714@gmail.com
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store: •Declining Bag Sale on everything in store, Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 4-7. $4 Mon, $3 Tues, $2 Wed, $1 Thurs. Proceeds go back into the ministry of serving others in this community. 1604 Chase High Rd, Forest City. M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. 828-247-0097.
American Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues. Sept. 5, 3pm-7pm. Call 1-800-Red Cross for appointments. Walk-ins also accepted. Hosted by Pleasant Grove UMC of Forest City; 250 Hudlow Road, Forest City. 828-245-5471.
Paws of RC Low Cost Spay and Neuter, Sept. 5 & 19. Cats: $25. Dogs: $35. Rabies vaccine: $10. Call, 888-422-7303.
BBQ Fundraiser, Sat. Sept. 9, 4-7pm at The Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Department on Buffalo Creek Road. Adults $12, kids 10 & under, $5. BBQ prepared by Vandele Farms, Cedar Creek. All proceeds go to the Fairfield Mtns. Vol. Fire Dept. Sponsored by: The Women's Auxiliary. Info, 828-625-9722 or 828-625-8194.
36th Annual Morganton Festival: Fri. & Sat., Sept. 8 & 9. It starts Friday at 12pm with over 200 arts & craft vendors, festival cuisine, beer garden, kid & teen zones with rides & games, and 3 entertainment stages. Saturday kicks off with a Sunrise Run on the Greenway at 8am and then the streets open at 9am. Free Concerts both nights with The Swon Brothers on Friday and Brothers Osborne Saturday. Visit www.morgantonfest.org for more info.
Benefit Dinner: for Jim and Marylin Pfoutz Sat. Sept. 9, 4-8pm at Mountain Creek Baptist Family Life Center. BBQ Cost? Generous donations accepted. Special musical entertainment provided by folks in the Gilkey and Greenhill communities. Donations will be used to assist with recent medical expenses.
Buffet Breakfast: Sat. Sept. 9, 7-10am at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help support the Community Center. 217 Gilkey Road, Rutherfordton.
Rutherford County Library: Basic Auto Maintenance, Wed. Sept. 13, 10:30am. Demonstrated by Larry Bailey, Rutherford County Garage Supervisor. Learn how to: check oil, wiper & transmission fluid, tire pressure/tread, change wiper blades. Ask questions. 255 Callahan Koon Rd., Spindale. 828-287-6115.
Flowering Bridge Events: •Sept. 13, 10am: Monarch Butterfly Migration (held at Lake Lure Town Hall, back entrance). •Sept. 26, 10am: Workshop - The Language of Flowers. 828-625-2540.
Volunteers needed for Korbens Toy Drive on September 30. Kids can bring a new unwrapped toy and play for free from 11am to 8pm. Toys will be donated to and distributed by the Matthew Pannel Shining Star Foundation. We need volunteers to help collect toys, wear costumes, etc. Must be able to pass background check. Please call 828-450-0586 or like our page on Facebook--@KorbensToyDrive.
Save the Date: Join us for our 1st Charity Golf Tournament benefitting PAWS of Rutherford County Fri. Nov. 10th, at Bald Mountain Golf Course at Rumbling Bald Resort, Lake Lure. For more info and/or to sign up, please contact either Bald Mountain Golf Course at 828-694-3042 or Apple Valley Golf Course at 828-694-3043. Contact Tournament Coordinator, Sydney Beck, at 828-288-4780.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish, cleaning products, Lysol, 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: canned meat, fruits, veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent & volunteers. M-F, 8:30am-2:30pm. Chase High Rd., Forest City. 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; 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City. 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.
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. 828-247-0096.