Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: meets on every 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at the Perry Moore house on Main St., Rutherfordton. Free and open to all caregivers. 828-287-5475.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. 828-286-5509.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club
Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday at 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Across the road from churches. Info, Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Mountains Branch Library offers a "Crafternoon" for kids on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 4-5 pm. Simple crafts and a snack.
The Friends of Agriculture Breakfasts
Sponsored by the Polk County Farm Bureau, held every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7am-8am at the 4-H Center; 135 Locust St., Columbus. Each breakfast features a speaker on areas of interest to our community of farmers, gardeners, and food enthusiasts.
Washburn Community Outreach Center
All Fall and Winter clothing will be 50% off with the exception of winter jackets. Also we have more household items and a Food Pantry for Rutherford County residents. Open Thurs. thru Sat., Sept. 15-17, 9am-2pm. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd., Bostic. 828-245-5603.
Caroleen American Legion Post #423
Caroleen, Henrietta, Avondale Day, Sat. Sept. 17, 10am-4pm. Car Show & Swap Meet, singing & music, fishing, homemade ice cream, BBQ, hayrides, memory room. Info, 828-447-5029. Car Show info, 828-980-2348. Family event, no alcohol beverages allowed/ no pets please.
To benefit Sisters in Christ Restoration and Recovery Ministry, Sat. Sept. 17, 2-7pm at Chuck's Family Pizza Buffet; 128 Plaza Drive, Forest City. All vehicles are welcome! 50/50 benefit, awards and door prizes.
Fish Fry/Yard Sale, Sat. Sept. 17 at Ray's Mini Mart; 4100 US 221 S. Forest City. Yard Sale at 7am. Fish Fry at 11am, plates are $7. Hot Dog Plate, $5. Proceeds go to Stainless Ministry and Lighthouse Haven. 828-429-9552 or 254-383-5061.
Free Classes on the Flowering Bridge
•Demonstration on Creating Feeders and Nesting Materials for Birds: Sept. 17, 10am. •Pruning Presentation: Sept. 27, 10am; held at Town Hall, back entrance. 828-625-2540.
Hundreds of kids and youth need financial assistance to attend South Mountain Christian Camp each year, and this is an easy way to help raise sponsorship funds. Eat at Zaxby's in Forest City Mon. Sept. 19, 5-8pm. 10% of all sales made during this time will be donated to SMCC. If you can't make it to this event, but would like to make a donation, you can do so by mail to SMCC, PO Box 9, Bostic NC 28018.
Colfax Free Fair
Ellenboro School Carnival, Sept. 20-24. Rides, Games, Food! Armbands on Saturday unlimited rides 1-5pm. Live music Friday & Saturday nights, 7pm & 8pm. Please bring exhibits to the gym on Mon. Sept. 19, 9am-7pm. Carnival info, 828-453-8185. Exhibitor info, 828-453-7768.
Fri. Sept. 23, 4pm-9pm at Word of Faith; 207 Old Flynn Road, Spindale. For more info or to schedule an appt please call 828-287-9100.
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. Tuesdays; Sept. 20 & 27 at 10am. 828-245-0095.
Country Breakfast Buffet
Sat. Sept. 24, 7-10am at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Thank you for your support!
PAWS of RC
Spay and Neuter transport on Sept. 27. Cats cost $25 and any size dogs are $35. If you pet does NOT have a current rabies vaccination there will be an additional $10 charge for one. Please call 888-422-7303 and leave a message. Paws is also collection tax deductible donation to be able to offer free spay and neuters to those who cannot afford the low cost. Make checks payable to 'PAWS of Rutherford County, NC" and mail to PAWS of RC, PO Box 399, Lake Lure, NC 28746. PayPal address is Pawsofrc@gmail.com
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.
Lighthouse Haven Men's Homeless Shelter
Needed Items: Cups, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, sugar, creamer, coffee, cleaning items, personal hygiene items, canned food. 199 W. Main St., Spindale. 828-755-5986.
Sisters In Christ Ministry
In Need of: volunteers, latex gloves, hand sanitizer, donations, meats, paper products, personal hygiene, baby items, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, clothes, socks, linens, pillows, firewood, someone to cut & weedeat grass, handyman. Info; 828-395-0705 or 828-447-0011. 514 East Main St., Spindale.
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.
Female Teen Domestic Violence Ed/Support Group will meet w/Dr. Johnnie Martin, every Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm. Come learn the warning signs of possibly abusive relationships and controlling behaviors. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.
Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!
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. Info: www.al-anon.alateen.org
Open Meetings on Mondays and Fridays, 6:30pm at Fairfield Mountains Chapel; 1384 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure, NC 28746 (across from the entrance to Rumbling Bald Resort).
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.
American Legion Bingo
Every Thursday, doors open at 6pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy., Green Hill. Food concession available.
Family Story time
Join Miss Nicole for story time, music & crafts every Tuesday at 10:30am at Haynes Branch Library and every Thursday at 10:30am at Mountains Branch Library. All ages are welcome. 828-287-6116.
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.