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Coat Drive
The Gilkey School Community Center Coat Drive thru  end of September to help needy. Contact Gail Parton 828-287-4830 or 828-289-5208 or Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or you can take a coat to the Tanner Store downtown Rutherford and get a 10% discount in store purchase.
American Legion Post 423
Hot Dog & Hamburger Supper, Thurs. Sept. 11, 4-7pm. Take-out available. Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. 
Chase Corner Ministries 
Fri. & Sat., Sept. 12 & 13, $2 Stuff a Bag Sale on all clothing. Sept. 29-Oct. 2, Declining Bag Sale. Monday stuff a bag for $4; Tuesday stuff a bag for $3; Wednesday stuff a bag for $2; Thursday- Bring your own bag and stuff a bag for $1. Closed Fri. Oct. 3 to restock fall/winter items. The next 2nd Harvest Food Pantry is scheduled for Tues. Sept. 23 at Providence United Methodist Ch, 161 Providence Ch Rd., Forest City. Arrive early- first come, first serve.
Rockin’ Naturalist Guided Hikes
Saturdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27; 11am-12pm. Explore Chimney Rock’s trails with a Park naturalist or State Park Ranger to learn about plants, wildlife, geology and more along the way. Or, we’ll head “off the beaten path” to discover less-traveled areas of the park. More details at chimneyrockpark.com
Colfax Free Fair
Ellenboro School Carnival, Sept. 16-20. Rides, Games & Food. Live music Friday & Saturday nights, 7-8pm. Classic Car & Truck show Saturday, 2-6pm. Awards & Ribbons for competitive exhibits. Please bring exhibits to the gym on Mon. Sept. 15, 9am-7pm. 828-453-8336.

Fair Field Mountains VFD 
3rd Annual Fish Fry Fund Raiser, Sat. Sept. 13, 4pm-7pm at Rumbling Bald Resort Beach Pavilion. Rain or shine. Adults: $10, kids $5 (10 & under). Benefits Fire Dept.
Buffet Breakfast 
Gilkey School Community Center, Sat. Sept. 13, 7am-10am. Adults $5, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. All you can eat! Money goes to help rebuild the old school.
Fall Wildflower Hike
Sat., Sept. 13, 9:30-11:30am. Beat the leaf peeping crowd by seeking magnificent fall flowers along Chimney Rock’s trails with renowned naturalist & author Ron Lance. Many folks think spring is the peak wildflower season, but flowers are in bloom much of the year at Chimney Rock. Expect to see Asters, Pink Turtlehead, Boneset & more! Limited to 15; registration required. chimneyrockpark.com
Fund Raiser
Disc Golf Tournament, Sat., Sept. 20 at South Mountain Disc Golf Course. 3rd Annual Dale Sollars Autumn Classic is open to all disc golfers. $25 event registration includes players pack, lunch and prizes. This is a fund raiser event for South Mountain Christian Camp presented by the Foothills Disc Golf Coalition and sponsored by PPG and AE Global Media. Sponsors are still needed, if you are interested in playing or sponsorship please contact Ranger Randy at rrcherrymountain@hotmail.com 
Rutherford County Home Builders Association
2014 High School Scholarship Raffle, drawing for a Taurus TCP 380, $200 cash, $100 cash, $75 cash. Do not have to be present to win. Drawing: Oct. 4, 14. Info: Douglas Bailey, 828-696-5424.

Benefit Ride for Doug Melton
Sat. Sept. 20 at Rutherford County Moose Lodge. KSU at 11am. Ride $15 single, $20 double. Hot Dogs with fixings for all riders, non-riders $6 per plate. Horseshoe & Cornhole Tournament after the ride, $10 per team, will draw for teams. Silent Cake Auction. Bandana at 9pm. All riders with armbands, free admission. All proceeds to Doug for medical expense from grill accident. Contact Info: Philip Walker AKA Iceman. 828-447-2454 or 828-245-0506.
Beach Bingo
Tues., Sept 23 in our new location: Hickory Log BBQ. We appreciate everyone who has supported us and hope you will continue to do so. Please tell your friends about our new day & location. Come eat, play bingo and support both the restaurant and the Community Pet Center.
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. 
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 appt or for more info.
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.  
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.
To All Veterans: Meeting 1st Monday of each month. Supper at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. We also welcome all transfers from other Legion Post. American Legion Post 423; 406 Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. Info: 828-657-6145.
American Legion Post 74
Meets every month on the 2nd Tuesday at the Legion Hut; 947 US 221 S. Rutherfordton. Dinner at 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander. 828-287-1294 or cwb1492@aol.com
Al-Anon 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. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org
South Mountain Christian Camp
Is in need of basketballs, soccer balls, volley balls, ping pong paddles and balls, zip lock bags in sandwich, quart and gallon sizes, an automobile battery charger and outdoor benches. If you would like to donate new or gently used items in this list, please contact us at 828-245-3322, or bring them by the camp office anytime, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Thank you!   

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open weekly Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Come on in and buy something wonderful for your home. This week we are featuring books, buy one and get one of equal value for free. We also accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs and cats waiting to be adopted. All proceeds benefit the Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill non-profit 501 (C) (3) animal rescue organization. All donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure, across from the Apple Valley Golf Course. Interested in volunteering? Call Cathe at 828-625-9946

Free Spay and Neuter
PAWS of Rutherford County and The Community Partnership for Pets (CPPI) in Henderson County have joined forces to offer free spay and neuter to any Pit Bull dog or Pit Bull mix dog in Rutherford County. We will spay or neuter every Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix for free. That includes a rabies shot, too. There is no income limit. There is no time limit on this offer. Learn more at www.pawsrc.com or call 888-422-7303.

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