What: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County.
When: Saturdays, Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25, 9am-4pm
Where: Korben's Attic Thrift & More, 2161 Hudlow Road, Forest City.
More Info: Needing Volunteers! Accepting donations of clothes and household items. 828-450-0586 or visit Facebook.com/KorbensAttic
Thursday-Saturday, August 2-4
What: Buy one get two free all clothes this week! BOG2. All shoes, toys, swimsuits & housewares ½ off.
When: August, 2-4, 9am-2pm
Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic.
More Info: Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603.
August 3 & 17
What: $3 Bag Sale
When: August 3 & 17, 8:30am-2:30pm.
Where: Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
More Info: 828-247-0096.
Friday, August 3
What: Tri-County Bluegrass
When: August 3, 7pm.
Where: Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills
More Info: Meal at 6pm. Vegetable plate with roll, dessert and drink, $5.
Monday, August 6
What: Veterans Clothing Center, FREE
When: August, 6, 10am-1pm
Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton
More Info: Snacks provided. On the First Monday of the month
Friday - Sunday, August 10 - 12
What: 14th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad
When: Aug. 10-12
Where: Lake Lure
More Info: In addition to the race competitions, the Olympiad will host a Golf Tournament on Friday & Pickleball Tournaments Saturday- Sunday. www.lakelureolympiad.com
Saturday, August 11
What: Free Hot Dogs, Membership Drive, Veterans Helping Veterans
When: August, 11am-4pm or til food is gone
Where: DAV Chapter #25; National Guard Armory, Withrow Road
More Info: Exclusively for Rutherford County Veterans. Rain or Shine
Tuesday, August 14
What: Food & Toiletry Drive
When: Tues. August 14, 10am-12pm.
Where: Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.
More Info: Hosted by REACH Rutherford 2018 through Sandy Run Baptist Assn. Mission Team. Bring an item to donate, get a FREE ticket to use in thrift store. Needed: toilet tissue, paper towels, laundry detergent, razors, soap, shampoo, lotion, hand-held can openers, diapers (child/adult), wipes, toothpaste & toothbrushes, body wash, feminine hygiene products, canned fruit/vegetables, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, juice, kids snacks, cereal, oatmeal, canned meat/meals, soup, crackers, beans, rice, peanut butter & jelly.
Friday & Saturday, August 17 - 18
What: 27th Annual Hot Nights Cool Rides Forest City Car Show
When: Aug. 17-18
Where: Historic Main St. Registration $25 per car, includes commemorative t-shirt! Registration Fri. Aug. 17, 2pm-8pm & Sat. Aug. 18, 9am-2pm at 108 East Main St.
More Info: Live music from Jack Roper & the Weatherman Band, Wiregrass, & Night Move Band. Food available from vendors & Main Street restaurants! 1 of the largest car shows in the southeast!
Saturday, August 18
What: PAWS 2nd Annual Pest Fest
When: Aug. 18, 10am-2pm
Where: Morse Park, Hwy. 64/74A, Lake Lure
More Info: Blessing of the Animals, Pet Adoptions, Raffle.
"Illuminate the Bridge" Installations: Stroll the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge after dark to view luminaries created by Lake Lure artists & bridge gardeners to celebrate the bridge's fifth anniversary. Installations will remain in place for several months.
Bingo in Green Hill at American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.
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.
Chase Corner Ministries Needs: plastic grocery bags, canned meat, vegetables and fruits, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, and volunteers. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.
Isothermal Amateur Radio Club: Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday, 7pm at the County Annex Building on Main St., Rutherfordton. Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.
Paws of Rutherford County: Offers low cost spay & neuter twice every month. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. Free pet food & dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog houses you'd like to donate, call. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help. Check with us before taking to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave msg. SAVE THE DATE: Aug. 18, Paws of RC 2nd Annual Pet Fest in Lake Lure.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers Support Group: Every 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm. Perry Moore House; Main St., Rutherfordton. 828-287-5475.
GWRRA NC CHAPTER NC P-2: Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at The Shak in Forest City. Meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles- welcome, no matter the brand. Charlie, 828-248-2754.
Veterans Clothing Center, Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Coffee and Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans Every Third Thursday in the month, 9am-10:30am. There will be coffee, treats, conversation and a good time. This event is held at the Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Road, Spindale. For more info contact Susan at 828-287-6185.
Rutherford County Farmers Market: Recurring weekly on Saturdays April 14-October 27, 9am-1pm. Walk through the covered pavilion to meet local farmers and artisans. Look through the flowers and plants from local nurseries, shop for fruits and veggies, admire the arts and crafts from our talented artists, and enjoy the activities and events that happen throughout the season. 172 Depot Street, Forest City.
Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center is starting its Annual Coat Drive. So if you have any coats give us a call. We also are taking Blankets, Sheets Gloves, and Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact. Gail Parton 828-287-4830, Hilda Roper 828-287-5673 or Kay Deyton 828-286-1172.
DAV, Chapter #25: Welcomes all veterans to attend our monthly meetings held the 2nd Monday of each month. Potluck Dinner is provided 6pm, meeting at 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.
Alcoholics Anonymous: Weekly meetings: Monday 7pm women's meeting, Thursday 7pm open meeting. 1st Presbyterian Church; 438 West Main St., Forest City.
New AA Meeting: Sundays, 11:30am. Rectory of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave.
Al-A-Non Family Groups: Patience AFG: Mondays, 7-8pm at Perry Moore House in Rutherfordton, 828-288-2767. Lake Lure AFG; Tuesdays, 7:30pm at Mountains Branch Library, 828-748-8583
Support Group: Parents as Leaders (PALS) a parent and family support group of pre-school aged children, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns and the joys of raising young children. 828-286-3901.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday of every month 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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 Road, Forest City. 828-245-0095.
American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday every month. Dinner 6pm, meeting to follow. Chuck Brooks, Commander, 828-287-1294. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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.
NAMI South Mountains NC (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Weekly Family Support Group every Tuesday at 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, located at 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. This group is for those who have family members who are dealing with mental illness.
Sons of Confederate Veterans: Lt. William Corbitt Camp #525 invites you to visit with us every 3rd Friday at the County Annex Building; 289 N. Main St., Rutherfordton. Meet at 6:30pm for refreshments and 7pm meeting. Info, Commander Lovelace 828-305-8654 or Adjutant Harwood 828-287-3412.
Advanced 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.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens and help them and 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. 828-286-8477.