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Pink Ladies Support Group: 1st Monday monthly 5-6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. 828-245-4596.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Polk Volunteers Camp #919 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans invites you to meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Membership open to male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Info: James commander@polkncscv.org

Domestic Violence Education/Support Group

Women who are victims of any kind of domestic abuse are invited the 1st Tuesday monthly 6-8pm. Info: Dr. Johnnie Martin, 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104.

Rutherford County Humane Society Thrift Shop

Open Wed.-Sat. 10am-4pm. ½ price sale continues! Proceeds to Rutherford County Humane Society, a no-kill, non-profit 501(C)(3) animal rescue organization. We accept donations of food and bedding supplies for dogs/cats waiting to be adopted. Tax deductible. 305 Buffalo Creek Rd., Lake Lure. 828-625-1042.

Washburn Community Outreach Center

Well stocked with Fall & Winter items of clothing & household items. Food pantry for Rutherford Co. residents. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 1-3, 9am-2pm. 2934 Piney Mtn Ch Rd, Bostic. 828-245-5603.


Fri. Sept. 2, 7pm. Featuring: Crystal River. Supper 6pm. Union Mills Learning Center; 6495 Hudlow Rd., Union Mills.

Tryon International Equestrian Center

Host 'Sounds of Nashville' Concert, Sat. Sept. 3, gates open at 5pm. "Raised by the Radio" star Mitch Rossell is headlining at 8pm. Country music singer Julia Cole 6:30pm. General admission is free and open to the public. Info: www.tryon.com

Free Classes on the Flowering Bridge

•Monarch Butterfly Update; Sept. 3, 2pm; led by Joyce Pearsall of Monarchwatch.org •Fall Container Gardening with Herbs & Vegetables; Sept. 13, 10am; led by Charlotte Gardner. Info: 828-625-2540.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck

Tues. Sept. 6, 10am at Harmon Street Baptist Church; 398 Harmon St, Forest City. First come, first serve. Call Chase Corner Ministries with any questions at 828-247-0096.

Blood Drives

•Tues. Sept. 6, 2-6pm at Gilkey School Community Center; 217 Gilkey School, Rutherfordton. Info: Hilda Roper at 828-287-5673. •Thurs. Sept. 8, 3-7:30pm at Crestview Baptist Church; 630 S. Church Street, Forest City. Info: Sam Edwards at 828-429-3827.

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 Rd., Forest City. Tuesdays; Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10am. 828-245-0095.

Summer Book Sale

Rutherford County Library, Thurs. Sept. 8, 11:30am-7:30pm. Fri. Sept. 9, 9:30am-5:30pm and Sat. Sept. 10, 10am-2pm

35th Annual Historic Morganton Festival

Fri. Sept. 9, 3-11pm & Sat. Sept. 10, 9am-10pm. Arts and crafts, food, rides and games and 4 stages packed with FREE entertainment for all ages including National Country Artists Mo Pitney, Chase Bryant and Love & Theft. Info, 828-438-5252 or visit the website www.morgantonfest.org

Fair Field Mountains VFD

5th Annual Fish Fry, Sat. Sept. 10, 4-7pm at Rumbling Bald Resort Beach Pavilion. Rain or Shine! Adults $10, kids 10 & under $5. Proceeds to Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Dept.

Buffet Breakfast

Sat. Sept. 10, 7-10am at The Gilkey School Community Center. Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, 5 and under free. Proceeds goes to help Support the Community Center.

Broad River Genealogical Society

General Meeting, Sun. Sept. 11, 3pm at Neal Senior Center; 100 T.R. Harris Dr., Shelby (park & enter at the rear of building).

Mini-Maker Lego Club

Rutherford County Library, Mon. Sept. 12, 4-5pm. Mountains Branch Library, Tues. Sept. 13, 3:45-4:45pm. Appropriate for ages 4-12. Children 4-9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 16.

Paws of RC is having two low cost spay and neuter transports on Sept. 13 and 27. Cats cost $25 and any size dogs are $35. If your pet does NOT have a current rabies vaccination there will be an additional $10 charge for one. Please call 888-422-7303 and leave a message. Paws is also collecting tax deductible donations to be able to offer free spay and neuters to those who cannot afford the low cost. Make checks payable to "PAWS of Rutherford County, NC" and mail to PAWS of RC, P. O. Box 399, Lake Lure, NC 28746. PayPal address is Pawsofrc@gmail.com

Caroleen American Legion Post #423

Caroleen, Henrietta, Avondale Day, Sat. Sept. 17, 10am-4pm. Car Show & Swap Meet, singing & music, fishing, homemade ice cream, BBQ, hayrides, memory room. For general event info, 828-447-5029. Car Show info, 828-980-2348. Family event, no alcohol beverages allowed/ no pets please.

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