Volunteers needed for Korbens Toy Drive on September 30. Kids can bring a new unwrapped toy and play for free from 11am-8pm. Toys 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.
Gilkey School Community Center: Annual Community Event, Sat. Sept. 23, 3:30pm until. All is welcome. Raffle drawing at 6pm.
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.
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
Fun Fest: Fri. Aug. 25, 5-8pm at Forest City Dunbar; 286 Learning Way, Forest City. Games, prizes, food, fun, cake walk, karaoke, dancing, balloon artist, water slides. Sponsored by the Forest City Dunbar PTO.
9th Annual Jace Man Run: In loving memory of Wendy Panther. Sponsored by CCIB & CBA/A.B.A.T.E of Cleveland County. Fri. & Sat. Aug. 25 & 26. New location; CCIB's Land, 1596 Racepath Church Rd., Mooresboro. Come enjoy live auction, games, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, vendors, live music & more. Proceeds go to the Abuse Prevention Council to help stop child abuse in Cleveland County. Public Welcome, no weapons or attitudes!
Mountains Branch Library Solar Eclipse Programs: •Thurs. Aug 17, 5-6:30pm. This program is for adults and kids 12 and over who want to better understand a total solar eclipse and how it occurs. •Sat. Aug 19, 1-2:30pm. A family program for all ages to learn about how a solar eclipse happens with stories, demonstrations and refreshments. •Mon. Aug 21, 1-3pm. The Big Event - Solar Eclipse Viewing! Mountains Branch Library is partnering with Lake Lure Classical Academy to offer our patrons a great viewing spot to track the duration of the eclipse. Eclipse viewing glasses will be distributed and demonstrated.
Health Fair, Fri. Aug. 18, 2-5pm at Gilkey School Community Center. If you need assistance with any form of health care come and check with us. We will have all forms of health screening to medical assistance. This provided by the Community Health Council of Rutherford County (RHI) & the Gilkey School Community Center. OPEN TO ALL & NO COST TO ANYONE. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Well stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. ALL clothing will be on sale for .25¢ each. Open Thurs.- Sat., Aug. 10-12, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Little League Sign ups: all county for Fall Ball, ages 4-16. Aug. 12, 10am-2pm at Mooneyham Library in Forest City.
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. 828-980-1034. 518 Old US Hwy 221, Rutherfordton.
Little League Sign ups: all county for Fall Ball, ages 4-16. Aug. 7 & 8, 5:30-8pm & Aug. 12, 10am-2pm at Mooneyham Library in Forest City.
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.
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: email@example.com
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!
Veterans of all ages Free Dinner, Tues. July 18, 5pm at Willow Ridge Rehab & Living Center; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. Please RSVP by July 17 to 828-286-7200. This is our way of saying thank you to those who have served and a chance to mingle with fellow soldiers. 828-286-7200.
Blood Drive, Tues. July 18, 12pm-3pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. All types needed. Call 828-286-7200 to schedule your appt.
Charity Fundraising Golf Tournament: Sat. July 8, 9am. Formerly The Hitting Zone in Spindale will host a charity fundraising golf tournament at the Cleghorn Golf Course. Proceeds to benefit student athletes, for more info contact Dwight Davenport, 704-962-4475.
Buffet Breakfast, Sat. July 8, 7am-10am at Gilkey School Community Center; 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 6 and under free. Anyone that would like to yard sale may do so at no charge.
Casar's July 4th Celebration: Tues. July 4th, 10am-10pm at Casar Park; 137 Deviney St. Casar. Car Show, Chili Cook Off, Bounce House & Inflatable Water Slide, Games, Food, Watermelon Eating Contest, Fire Truck Sprays Kids, Fireworks at dark!
Gilkey 4th of July Celebration: Tues. July 4th, 4pm until. By Gilkey Ruritan and Gilkey School Community Center. Food, Games, Music, Tractor Show, and Fireworks! 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Freedom Fest: Free Community Event, Tues. July 4th at McNair Stadium, 10am-2pm. Contests, Games, Walking Parade & Music. Fireworks afterward. Info, 828-247-4430.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing, come by and check out the price. ALL ladies clothing will be Buy One Get One free. Open Thurs.- Sat., June 22-24, 9am-2pm. Our food pantry is available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
CPR for SweetPea Poker Run & Benefit: Sat. June 24 at CCIB's The Land; 1596 Racepath Church Rd., $10 entry fee. Food, Live Music, Games. Poker Run at 9am, $20 per rider, $25 per couple. Bands at 7pm (Loaded Toad, Madder Don't, Girl Interrupted). Shirts SM-XL, $12 ea, 2XL and up, $15 ea, you can pre-order. Certified CPR instructor will be onsite. Proceeds go to medical bills for SweetPea, "Jean Deviney".
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing, come by and check out the price. Ladies clothing: Buy 1, Get 1 free. Thurs.-Sat., June 15-17, 9am-2pm. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Willow Ridge 4th Annual Cars for the Cure: A Relay For Life Event, Sat. June 17, 11am-3pm at 2270 US Hwy. 74A Bypass, Forest City (beside Retro Cinema 4). Registration, 9am-11am, $25. Info, 828-289-4631 or 828-286-7200.
Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic
Sat. June 10, 12-1pm at Thunder Road Animal Hospital; 827 Thunder Road, Spindale. Rabies shots: 1 year $14 cash, 3 year $18 cash. Other discounted vaccines available for your pets. Keep your pets healthy and legal. 828-286-0033.
BBQ Benefit: Yard Sale & BBQ Benefit for cancer patient Russell Croom; Sponsored by Sugar Hill Baptist Church, Sat. June 10, Yard Sale with Sausage Biscuits & Coffee for $1.50 starts at 7AM. BBQ 11AM until. Adults $8, 6-12 $4, under 6-free. Held at Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store: 3 Day Sale! All clothing, shoes & purses will be 50% off Thurs- Sat, June 1-3, 9am-2pm. Stocked with Spring/Summer clothing. Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.
13th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party &Poker Run: Fri. & Sat. June 2 & 3 at 212 Independent Way, Ellenboro. Proceeds to Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Assn. Friday only, $10 includes bike games & live music featuring Shotgun Sunday. Weekend, $20 includes primitive camping, 1 hand for the poker run, tattoo contest, bike show, live music featuring Bad Romeo. Poker Run Sat., first bike out at 10am, last bike in at 2pm. Info, Jukebox 704-466-8544 or Iceman 828-447-2454.
First Responders & Family: American Legion Post 74 Salutes Rutherford County, Sat. May 27, 3-8pm; 2501 64/74A Hwy., Rutherfordton.
Fairfield Mountains VFD: Pancake Breakfast, Sun. May 28, 8am-12pm. Cooked & served by our firemen. Vandele Farms Sausage Patties, Juice, Coffee. Donations only. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary. 1415 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure.
13th Annual Renee Ledford Memorial Party and Poker Run: Fri. & Sat. June 2 & 3 at 212 Independent Way, Ellenboro. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland Rutherford Kidney Association. Friday only, $10 includes bike games and live music featuring Shotgun Sunday. Weekend, $20 includes primitive camping, one hand for the poker run, tattoo contest, bike show, live music featuring Bad Romeo. Poker Run on Saturday, first bike out at 10am, last bike in at 2pm. Info, Jukebox 704-466-8544 or Iceman 828-447-2454.
Hopewell Community Cemetery: Memorial Day, Sun. May 21. Family & Friends will meet and enjoy fellowship at the cemetery. Then meet at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse at 1pm for lunch. Bring a covered dish. Info, 828-453-8105.
Rutherford Guardian ad Litem is looking for individuals who have a heart for children and want to be a voice for abused and neglected children in foster care. New training classes begin May 22. Please call for a volunteer application and to schedule an interview at our office before training classes begin. For more info contact Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929 or apply online at www.volunteerforgal.org
Gilkey School Community Center: Buffet Breakfast, Sat. May 13, 7am-10am at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center. Also, Hosting outside yard sales starting on Sat. May 13 and the 2nd Saturday of each month. 828-429-9075. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Bill's Creek VFD Community Auxiliary: Spring Fundraiser, Sat. May 14, 7am-2pm. Breakfast, BBQ Sandwiches, Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Silent Auction. 118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. Info, 828-625-5517.
Annual Coat Drive: Bring your coats to the Gilkey School Community Center. Also taking Tobaggans, Gloves, Blankets, Sheets. For deliver or pickup, call Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store
Every Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm. All clothing - Men's, Women's, Plus size, Children's .50¢ each. Newly stocked. All proceeds go back into the ministry of helping local families in need! 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
Paws of Rutherford County
Huge Yard Sale, Sat. April 29, 7am-12pm at OrnaMetals, 340 US Hwy. 74-A, Rutherfordton. We are accepting donations, please call Karen at 828-429-5558 to donate. We are also doing a shoe drive to raise funds, the shoes you donate will go to help those in 3rd world countries.
Walk for Life: Hands of Hope for Life is a 501C-3 non-profit Christian Pregnancy Care Ministry for Rutherford and Polk Counties. 24th Annual Walk for Life, Sat. April 29, 10am. Registration 9am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Forest City. Food, games, face-painting, door prizes, music 11am-1pm. Join us for a great time and take a stand for LIFE!!!
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: Fri. April 21, 6pm at Cool Springs Gym; 121 Memorial Dr., Forest City. Championship Game NC vs SC, 4/22.
Fri. April 21, 2-5pm at the Gilkey School Community Center. This is open to all at no cost if you need assistance with any form of health care come and check with us. We hope that we will have about 21 different agency from all form of health screening to medical assistance. 217 Gilkey School Rd., Rutherfordton.
Betsy Ross 4H Earth Day Party at Kid Senses Interactive Museum on Sat. April 22. First 20 kids registered are free, ages 5-10 only. Email; BestyRoss4H@gmail.com to register your child today!! 4H is an educational program for boys and girls, ages 5-18. Exciting club and special interest programs along with other activities and events support the "learning by doing" concept of 4H. 828-287-6010.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: Fri. April 21, 6pm at Cool Springs Gym; 121 Memorial Dr., Forest City. Championship Game NC vs SC, 4/22.
Betsy Ross 4H Earth Day Party at Kid Senses Interactive Museum on Sat. April 22. First 20 kids registered are free, ages 5-10 only. Email; BestyRoss4H@gmail.com to register your child today! Educational program for boys and girls, ages 5-18. 828-287-6010.
Easter Egg Extravaganza
Ages 14 and Up. Kids shouldn't have all the fun, right? Decorate Easter Eggs at Haynes Library, Fri. April 7, 6pm. We will have lots of supplies for your use or you can bring your own. 2669 Hwy. 221A, Mooresboro. 828-288-4039.
Betsy Ross 4H Club Bake Sale, Sat. April 8, 11-3pm at Tractor Supply, Forest City. Cookies, cakes, gluten free goodies, and more! Please come and support them! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabies Clinic and Nail Clinic
Sat. April 8, 1:30-3:30pm at Rutherford Pet Supply; 115 Reservation Dr., Spindale. $5 minimum donation per Rabies Vaccination and $3 minimum donation per nail trim. Sponsored by Rutherford County Humane Society and Forest City Animal Hospital.
Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival
Sat. April 8, 10am-3pm. Open House, Exhibits, Classic Cars, Food/Craft Vendors, Kid Zone, Lincoln Hill Tours. Music entertainment all day and much, much more. 828-245-9800.
The Gilkey School Community Center will have a Buffet Breakfast, Sat. April 8, 7am-10am. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds help Support the Community Center. 217 Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton.
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