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Thursday-Saturday, August 9-11

What: Housewares 50% off. New school uniform pants, Khaki, $15 ea. All other clothing BOG2 free.

When: August, 9-11, 9am-2pm

Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd, Bostic

More Info: Food pantry for Rutherford County residents 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603

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: Golf Tournament Friday & Pickleball Tournaments Sat-Sun. www.lakelureolympiad.com

Saturday, August 11

What: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County

When: Saturdays, Aug. 11, 18, 25, 9am-4pm

Where: Korben's Attic Thrift & More, 2161 Hudlow Rd, Forest City.

More Info: Need volunteers! Accepting donations of clothes & household items. 828-450-0586 or Facebook.com/KorbensAttic

What: Free Hot Dogs, Membership Drive, Veterans Helping Veterans

When: 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

What: Grief Workshop

When: August 11, 10-11am

Where: Mooneyham Public Library, Forest City

More Info: Sign up through website. Workshop is free but it is helpful for us to know how to prepare. Register: www.blueridgehope.org, call 828-305-9806 or email tsmith@blueridgehope.org

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. 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, kid friendly snacks, cereal, oatmeal, canned meat/meals, soup, crackers, dried beans, rice, peanut butter and jelly.

Tuesday, August 14

What: Mobile Food Pantry

When: August 14

Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 South Mountain Road, Bostic

More Info: Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, clients need to be in line by 7am. Volunteers need to arrive by 8:30am.

Friday, August 17

What: $3 Bag Sale

When: August 17, 8:30am-2:30pm

Where: Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store, 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City

More Info: 828-247-0096

Friday & Saturday, August 17 - 18

What: 27th Annual Hot Nights Cool Rides Forest City Car Show

When: Aug. 17-18

Where: Historic Main Street. Registration $25 per car and includes a commemorative t-shirt! Registration on Fri. Aug. 17, 2pm-8pm and Sat. Aug. 18, 9am-2pm at 108 East Main St.

More Info: Live music from Jack Roper and the Weatherman Band, Wiregrass, and Night Move Band. Lots of great food available from vendors and Main Street restaurants! One 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

What: Chopped Sirloin Steak Dinner

When: Aug. 18, 4-8pm

Where: Hopewell-Hollis Club House; 2500 Hollis Rd., Ellenboro

More Info: Take out available. Adults $10, kids 6-12 $5, under 6 free. By Ellenboro Ruritan Club

Friday & Saturday, August 24-25

What: 9th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival

When: Aug. 24-25

Where: Lake Lure

More Info: This festival celebrates the iconic film with movie-inspired dance and music, arts and entertainment. Grab some friends and get ready to relive the moments. Tickets are available online at DirtyDancingFestival.com


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 veterans to attend our monthly meetings held 2nd Monday monthly. 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 & family support group of pre-school aged kids, meets weekly to discuss issues, concerns & the joys of raising young kids. 828-286-3901.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group: Meetings last Thursday monthly 4pm at Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.

HOPE Grief Support Group: Free for adult who has lost a loved one. Hospice Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, 374 Hudlow Rd, Forest City. 828-245-0095.

American Legion Post 74: Meetings on 4th Tuesday monthly. 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 Needs: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex. 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.


"Illuminate the Bridge" Installations: Stroll the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge after dark to view luminaries created by Lake Lure artists and bridge gardeners to celebrate the bridge's fifth anniversary. The installations will remain in place for several months.

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 and neuter twice every month. Cats $25. Dogs $35. $10 rabies vaccine. Free pet food and dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog houses you would like to donate please call. If you need to re-home your pet or have a litter of puppies, we may be able to help. Please check with us before taking the to Animal Control. In need of fosters. 888-422-7303, leave message.

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 is welcome, no matter the brand. Charlie Cook, 828-248-2754.

Bingo in Green Hill at the American Legion Post 74. Doors open 6pm, Bingo at 7pm. 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. 828-395-2223.

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. Coffee, treats, conversation and a good time. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Road, Spindale. Info, Susan 828-287-6185.

Rutherford County Farmers Market: Every Saturday now thru 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.

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