Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop
Open Wed. thru Sat., 10am-4pm. New items arriving weekly! ½ price lighting July & August. 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. All donations are tax deductible. 828-625-1042. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure.
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.
Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Info, 828-286-5509.
Diabetes Support Group
Thurs. July 16, 6pm in the Norris-Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center (near Outpatient). Speaker: Anita Phillips, RN, Certified Diabetes Educator. Topic: "Diabetes and eye disease: What you need to know." Free, no registration required. Info, 828-286-5501 or 286-5502.
Mountains Branch Library presents the first program of its Summertime Celebration Series with a performance by Americana Folk Musicians, Phil and Gaye Johnson on Thurs. July 16, 5pm. The program will take place in the Community Meeting Room.
Music at the Mills
Fri., July 17, 7pm with Mountain Oaks. Free admission. Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.
WNC Vegans and Vegetarians
Potluck, Sat. July 18, 12:30pm at the Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mills. Admission, $1. Bring vegan/vegetarian food to share. Annamaria, 828-287-4549.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Mon. July 20, 5:30-6:30pm at the Cancer Resource Center. This physician-led support group offers community-based group education, discussion, and support to men with prostate cancer. Info, 828-245-4596.
Summer Reading Program: Tues. July 21, presents Bill Grimsley, Magician. Mr. Grimsley will awe and amaze you with his magical talents. Haynes Branch Library (Henrietta) @ 9:30am, Rutherford County Library (Spindale) @ 12:30pm, and Mountains Branch Library (Lake Lure) at 3:30pm. Be prepared to wonder how he does it!!
Teen Trivia Game Show Mania - Bill Grimsley will be back to host Teen Trivia Game Show Mania on Tues. July 21, 6:30pm at the Rutherford County Library (Spindale, next to the Health Dept). Teens will compete against one another for a chance to be Game Show Champion!
Super Science Saturdays: Presented Rutherford County Library and KidSenses, Sat. July 25, 11am at the Rutherford County Library on Callahan-Koon Rd. Super Sonic Light Speed (K-5). Info, Jeannie, 828-287-6116.
Childbirth Education Class
Sat. July 25, 8:30am to 4:30pm at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 828-286-5065 or email Kristan.Holbert@rutherfordregional.com
Children's Health Fair
K thru 5th grade, Sat. July 25, 9am-12pm. EVERYTHING FREE!!!! Get Health Screens, Learn Good Health Measures, Enjoy Healthy Snacks, vendor booths for info, goodies, then get hand decorated back packs and school supplies. Outside games, prizes, and cool treats. Vendors: SDO Fire Dept., & Smoke House, Rutherford Co. Sheriffs Dept., Safe Kids (Dr. Burley), Rutherford Co. Health Dept., Rutherford Co. Cooperative Ext., Family Resources, & more!!! 828-755-6216. Kistler's Chapel United Methodist Church, 3060 Poors Ford RD. Rutherfordton.
Country Breakfast Buffet
Sat., July 25, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Road Union Mills. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under age 6 free. We are asking anyone who would care to, bring a can of food with them to add to our donation of canned food for "New Beginnings" soup kitchen. All donations greatly appreciated!
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.
Is a recovery program based on principles from the 8 Beatitudes in Christ's Sermon on the Mount. It is where people can safely work together in helping those dealing with all types of hurts, hang-ups, or habits. Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday at 6pm, Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 710 Mountain Creek Rd, Rutherfordton. 828-287-7159.
Holds weekly meetings: Sunday 6PM, Monday 7PM, Thursday 8PM. 1st Presbyterian Church, 438 West Main St., Forest City. Providing support for recovery for 80 years!
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
Freedom from Smoking Class: Every Monday, 4 to 5pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center. Info, 828-245-4596 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Low Cost Spay and Neuters
You can afford to have your pet spayed or neutered with our low cost Spay/Neuter program. Community Pet Center, 828-287-7738.
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
Mastectomy Fittings: By appointment; Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; fittings provided by Smith's Drugs of Forest City; for an appointment, call 828-245-4596.
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. What he calls "love" may actually be abuse. 828-245-1390 Ext. 104 (Sally) for location and details. Funded by The Rutherford County Endowment Fund.