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Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 30-Sept. 1

What: All shoes & purse's will be ½ off and all swim wear will be .50¢

When: Aug. 30 thru Sept. 1, 9am-2pm

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

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

Saturday, September 1

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

When: Every Saturday, Sept. 1, 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

Tuesday, September 4

What: Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee (Free, snacks provided)

When: Sept. 4, 10am-1pm (due to Labor Day)

Where: American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy, Rutherfordton

More Info: For October, back to 1st Monday of the month

Thurs.-Sun., September 6-9

What: Cirque Italia in Spartanburg! The spectacular water circus from Italy

When: Sept. 6 & 7, 7:30pm & Sept. 8 & 9, 1:30pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm

Where: 575 Fairgrounds Rd, Spartanburg SC 29303. Spartanburg Fairgrounds.

More Info: Tickets: cirqueitalia.com/tickets or 941-704-8572

Friday, September 7

What: Singing, featuring: Bluegrass Tradition

When: Sept. 7, 7pm.

Where: Union Mills Learning Center, 6495 Hudlow Rd, Union Mills

More Info: Meal 6pm, $5.

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.

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 & under. Tickets @ door. Linda 828-625-9722 or Cathy a828-625-8194. Sponsored by FMVFD Women's Auxiliary. Proceeds to FMVFD.

What: Buffet Breakfast

When: September 8, 7am-10am

Where: Gilkey School Community Center

More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under Free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center

Saturday, September 8

What: Rutherford County Swim Team (RCST) 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: Mock practice, demonstrate all of the competitive strokes & swim test for anyone interested in joining, free swim and finish with light refreshments.

What: Celebrating 60 years of community service

When: September 8, 11am-3pm

Where: Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse

More Info: Free hot dogs, chips, drink, dessert. Music hosted by Johnny Adkins. Games, Silent Auction, Face painting, Child Safety Seat Inspection, Police K9 demo, Visit from Hudlow Fire Dept. Candy drop: 2:30pm

Tuesday, September 11

What: Hosts, "Was Abraham Lincoln Born in Rutherford County?"

When: Sept. 11, 3pm

Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure

More Info: Presented by Genealogy Club and the Bostic Lincoln Center. 828-287-6392.

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 and help save local 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

What: Pajamas & Pancakes

When: Sept. 15, 11am-12pm

Where: Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure

More Info: Food & Fun, Free, ages 3-8. 828-287-6392.

ONGOING EVENTS

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 3rd Thursday monthly, 9am-10:30am. Coffee, treats, conversation and a good time. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Road, Spindale. Info, Susan 828-287-6185.

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 of every month, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Call Sally Claroni at 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location and more information. Women only, no charge. Let's support one another!

Veterans Clothing Center and Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday of the month, 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton. For September - Tuesday the 4th due to Labor day. For October back to 1st Monday of he month.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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