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Book Sale 
Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation is having a book sale in the lobby of their office at 186 Hudlow Rd., Forest City. Proceeds will benefit the ACS Relay for Life. Hardbacks are $2 and paperbacks are $1. Hours: Mon- Fri., 8am-5pm. Info: Karen Black, 828-245-1621, ext. 412. 
Music at the Mills
Fri. May 24, 7pm. Supper 6pm. Featuring: His Fold & Homegrown Music. Free Admission. Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd. Union Mills.
Upcoming Blood Drives
•Thurs. May 30, 3-7pm at Gilkey School Community Center, please call 828-287-4120 for appt. •Thurs. June 6, 2pm-6:30pm at Green Hill Fire Department; 2711 US 74A Hwy, Rutherfordton, please call Rhonda Ruff at 828-447-6261 for appt.        
Lake Lure Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 
Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 26 & 27, 10am-5pm. Enjoy food, entertainment and wonderful arts and crafts from over 75 exhibitors. Presented by Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach; a non-profit organization providing food pantry and outreach services to families in the Community. Show your support by bringing canned goods to help feed our families! For more info visit: www.lakelureartsandcraftsfestivals.com
Customer Appreciation Day
Sat. May 25, 12pm-4pm. Inflatables, carnival games, cornhole and much more. Free pizza and drinks also. Prize drawing from 12pm-4pm every hour. And on Mon. May 27, Memorial Day 9am-6pm all day Free Ice Cream. And Fri. May 24th-Mon. May 27th entire store on sale with a extra 10%-25% off your total purchase. Kimbrell’s Furniture; 207 East Main Street Forest.
Rutherfordton Little League
7-8 Baseball All-Star FUNd-raiser on Sat., May 25th at Crestview Park. Parents vs. Kids at 11am.
Community Empowerment Awareness Event
Sat. June 1, 11am-2pm at Forest City Housing Authority; 147 East Spruce St. Forest City. Entire event is FREE! FREE FOOD & 300 FREE BOXES of household products/paper towels, toilet tissue, personal hygiene, etc. 1st come 1st serve. FREE baby diapers & pull-ups for all sizes. This event is for all cultures! SPONSORED BY: Word of Deliverance R.O.T.W. Reaching Outside The Walls Ministries, 3324 Chesnee Hwy, Chesnee, SC.
Sat. June 2, 12pm until at Moose Lodge in Forest City for Jimmy Smith who has cancer. Proceeds help family with medical bills, they have no life insurance. Event will consist of food, music & a raffle. Jimmy’s grandson Daniel Foster will start off with a tribute to Elvis. Any musicians who know Jimmy, come out and jam with us. Free admission, donations only. 
Relay for Life Fundraiser 2013
Boston Butt Fundraiser Sat. June 8, at Long Branch Road Baptist Church. Orders include; Boston Butt, Slaw & Sauce. Cost is $30 and ALL proceeds go to support this event. Please contact us to place an order. Phone or e-mail orders are accepted. 828-429-0609 or grayghost88@att.net
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry detergent, cleaning products dish detergent, 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. 
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.
Advance Care Planning: Sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose and use of living wills and health care powers of attorney. Sessions are free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County at 828-245-0095 to schedule an appointment or for more info.
Support Group - 3rd Tuesday of Every Month
If you are caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease we offer resources, education, and support on your journey. Come spend an hour and relax, learn, and make friends with caregivers in the same situation. Call 828-375-0046 for more info or if you need a caregiver to sit with your loved one during the group meeting. Crestview Baptist Church; 630 South Church St., Forest City. 
Domestic Violence Education/Support Group
Women who are victims of domestic abuse, or who never want to become victims, are invited to a free Domestic Violence Education/Support Group which meets 2 hours each week on Tuesdays.  Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390, Ext. 104 for times and location.  Great information, interesting activities, and a caring, supportive environment.  
Rutherford County Farmers Market 
Now Open: Tues., 7am-12pm, Thurs., 1-6pm & Sat., 8am-12pm. Variety of spring produce, crafts, baked goods, herbs and assorted plants. 1630 US 74A Byp. Hwy. Across from White Oaks Plaza.
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