Thurs.-Sat., August 16-18
What: All Housewares will be 50% off. New school Uniform Pants, Khaki in color $10. All other clothing, $2 Bag sale. You stuff it and only pay $2 for the whole bag of clothes.
When: August, 16-18, 9am-2pm
Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic
More Info: Food pantry available for Rutherford County residents, 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603
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
Saturday, August 18
What: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County
When: Saturdays, Aug. 18, 25, 9am-4pm
Where: Korben's Attic Thrift & More, 2161 Hudlow Road, Forest City.
More Info: Need volunteers! Accepting donations of clothes & household items. 828-450-0586 or Facebook.com/KorbensAttic
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
What: Walk with a Doc
When: Saturday, August 18, 9-10am
Where: Summey Park near Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School
More Info: Hosts: Dr. Brian Pienkos from Rutherford Orthopedics & LPC John Miracle. Hosts will speak about benefits of physical activity on joint flexibility & mental health. Participants will walk at their own pace & distance & have the opportunity to ask question from the hosts. Walk with a Doc is a National Program offered through Community Health Council of Rutherford County. The Walk free & is offered monthly. 828-202-4630 or visit www.HealthCouncilRC.com
Wednesday, August 22
What: Why Do We Love Our Pets So Much? An interactive seminar about the joys of pet ownership.
When: Wednesday, August 22, 3-4pm
Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure
More Info: Free. Light refreshments served. Feel free to bring/share photos/stories celebrating your favorite furry friend
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
Friday, August 31
What: Silk Groove in Concert
When: Aug. 31, 8pm (doors open at 7pm)
Where: Isothermal Community College. Presented by The Carver High School All Class Alumni Association INC.
More Info: Tickets available at the Foundation Box Office 828-286-9990; Music City Records 828-245-1701; Ulysses Miller 646-294-1899; Delores Mills 704-284-8615.
Rutherford County Farmers Market: Saturdays now thru October 27, 9am-1pm. Meet local farmers and artisans. Shop for flowers and plants from local nurseries, fruits and veggies, arts and crafts. 172 Depot Street, Forest City.
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.
"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: canned meat, vegetables and fruits canned or fresh, spaghetti & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti o's, toiletry items, and always 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.
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 Forest City. Meal 6:30pm, meeting 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles 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.
Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? You are invited to the Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings which meet the first Tuesday monthly, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Call Sally 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location & more information. Women only, no charge.
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 & 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.
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.