DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month at the National Guard Armory on Withrow Road, Forest City. Potluck Dinner is provided at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Charlie Cook 828-248-2754.
Exercise Class for Parkinson's Disease: St. Luke's Rehab offers a free exercise class the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, 12:15pm-1pm. This 45-minute exercise class is designed to use big movements to help people maintain balance and gain confidence. Space is limited, so please call 828-894-8419. 101 Hospital Dr., Columbus, NC.
Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.
Grahamtown Community Center: Blessed are those who serve. The GTeam will be serving bags of food to those in need, every 2nd & 4th Thursday beginning at 4pm. First come, first serve. 129 First Street, Forest City. 828-229-3380.
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.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Fall/Winter clothing. Stop by and check out the newly displayed clothing. Open Thurs.- Sat., 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
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.
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.
St Luke's Hospital Blood Drive: Thurs. Sept. 14, 9am-5pm. FREE T-Shirt for all Donors. For appt go to https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103442. Walk Ins Welcome. 101 Hospital Drive, Columbus, NC 28722.
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.
Hurricane Harvey Relief: We are taking donations until Mon. Sept.11 for victims at Oak Grove Healthcare; 518 Old US Highway 221, Rutherfordton. Immediate donations needed are: Diapers, Blankets, Medical Gloves, Non Perishable Food (Easy Open), Trash Bags, Pet Food, Baby Formula, Baby Wipes, Toilet Paper, Undergarments, Paper Towels, Hygiene Products, Small Toys for Children. Please contact Melanie Scruggs for any questions or if you can't deliver to Oak Grove Healthcare we will pick up. 828-980-1034.
Paws of RC Low Cost Spay and Neuter, Sept. 19. Cats: $25. Dogs: $35. Rabies vaccine: $10. Call, 888-422-7303.
Thank you for being a responsible pet owner.
Bostic Lincoln Center: Bostic Area Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 23, 8am-1pm. To reserve your space, call 828-245-9800. Provide your own table. Donation benefits the building fund. The Lincoln Center will be open & have bake sale & coffee.
2017 WNC Gardening Symposium: Registration for the October 25 symposium is open. It is held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Asheville-Biltmore. Postmark your registration by September 19th and get the early-bird discount. See the Events page at www.buncombemastergardener.org for the registration form and more details on the program.
Save the Date: Join us for our 1st Charity Golf Tournament benefitting PAWS of Rutherford County to be held Fri. Nov. 10, 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. You may also contact Tournament Coordinator, Sydney Beck, at 828-288-4780.
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: canned meat, fruits, veggies, spaghetti & sauce, soups, crackers, rice, dried beans, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent and volunteers. Open 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.
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.