Thurs.-Sat., August 23-25
What: All Housewares & Toys will be 50% off. New school Uniform Pants, Khaki in color $5. All children's clothing 50% off.
When: August, 23-25, 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
Saturday, August 25
What: Goal of raising money to spay female dogs & cats in Rutherford County
When: Saturdays, Aug. 25, 9am-4pm
Where: Korben's Attic Thrift & More, 2161 Hudlow Road, Forest City.
More Info: Need volunteers! Accepting donations: clothes & household items. 828-450-0586 or Facebook.com/KorbensAttic
Fri. & Sat., August 24 & 25
What: 9th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival
When: Aug. 24 & 25
Where: Lake Lure
More Info: Celebrates the iconic film with movie-inspired dance & music, arts & entertainment. Tickets are available online at DirtyDancingFestival.com
Friday, August 31
What: Silk Groove in Concert
When: Aug. 31, 8pm (doors open 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.
Tuesday, September 4
What: Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee (Free, snacks provided)
When: September 4, 10am-1pm
Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy, Rutherfordton
More Info: For October, 1st Monday of the month
Fri. & Sat., September 7 & 8
What: 37th Annual Morganton Festival
When: Sept. 7 & 8, Friday 12pm-11pm, Saturday 9am-10pm
Where: Downtown Morganton
More Info: Music, games, food, etc. Come and play in the streets!
Saturday, September 8
What: Down Home BBQ
When: Sept. 8, 4-7pm
Where: Fairfield Mountains Vol. Fire Department, Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure
More Info: Adults, $12. Kids $5, 10 and under. Tickets at door. Linda at 828-625-9722 or Cathy at 828-625-8194. Sponsored by the FMVFD Women's Auxiliary. Proceeds benefit FMVFD.
What: Rutherford County Swim Team (RCST) will hold an Open House for anyone interested in learning more or joining the team.
When: Sept. 8, 10am-12pm
Where: ICC College pool, 286 ICC Loop Rd, Spindale
More Info: We will hold a mock practice, demonstrate all of the competitive strokes and conduct a swim test for anyone interested in joining. We will have a period of free swim and finish with light refreshments.
Wednesday, September 12
What: Blood Drive
When: Sept. 12, 8am-1:30pm
Where: East Rutherford High School, 331 East High Road, Bostic
More Info: Give blood & help save lives!
Friday, September 14
What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck
When: Sept. 14, Food distribution at 10am. First come, first serve. Recommended you arrive by 8am.
Where: Concord Baptist, 720 Old US Hwy 74, Bostic
More Info: Large quantity of food for those who qualify. Must be a Rutherford County resident and meet income requirements. Questions? Call Chase Corner Ministries, 828-247-0096
Saturday, September 15
What: Friends of Creig and Heather Lovelace invite you to a Gospel Singing fundraiser
When: September 15, 6pm
Where: Danieltown Baptist Church, 1386 Bethany Church Road, Forest City
More Info: Featuring: The Rogers Family and the Fountain of Life Gospel Quartet. Emcee: Brian Cooper. Love offering will take and all proceeds will go for medical bills.
Advanced Care Planning: Free sessions consist of a private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Call Joey Revis Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens & help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them daily. No cost. 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 infoabout a crime? You do not have to reveal your name. Info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.
Annual Coat Drive: The Gilkey School Community Center Annual Coat Drive. If you have any coats give us a call. Also are taking Blankets, Sheets Gloves, & Toboggans. For deliver or pickup contact Gail 828-287-4830, Hilda 828-287-5673 or Kay 828-286-1172.
DAV, Chapter #25: Welcome all veterans to our monthly meetings 2nd Monday monthly. Potluck Dinner provided 6pm, meeting 7pm. 828-288-1595. National Guard Armory; Withrow Rd, Forest City.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 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 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 & joys of raising young kids. 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.
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.
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.
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.