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Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 6-8

What: Clothing 50¢, houseware items ½ off.

When: Sept. 6-8, 9am-2pm

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

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

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 and 7:30pm

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

More Info: cirqueitalia.com or 941-704-8572

Friday, September 7

What: Singing, featuring Bluegrass Tradition

When: Sept. 7, 7pm.

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

More Info: Meal at 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 Rd, Lake Lure

More Info: Adults $12. Kids $5, 10 & under. Tickets @ door. Linda 828-625-9722 or Cathy 828-625-8194. 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 & under free. Proceeds to Community Center

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 competitive strokes, swim test, free swim & finish with light refreshments

What: Celebrating 60 years of community service

When: September 8, 11am-3pm

Where: Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse

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

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

When: Every Saturday, Sept. 8, 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

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 & 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

Friday, September 14

What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck

When: Sept. 14, Food distribution 10am. 1st come, 1st serve. Recommend arrive by 8am.

Where: Concord Baptist, 720 Old US Hwy 74, Bostic

More Info: Food for those who qualify. Must be Rutherford County resident & meet income requirements. Questions: 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 & Fountain of Life Gospel Quartet. Emcee: Brian Cooper. Love offering will take and all proceeds will go for medical bills

What: FENCE Annual Community Garage Sale

When: Sept. 15, 8am-12pm, rain or shine

Where: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center

More Info: 828-859-9021

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.

What: Nakumbuka "I Remember" (A Day of Rememberance Of The Middle Passage)

When: September 15, 1-5pm

Where: Union Mills Community Club House, 6097 Hudlow Road, Union Mills.

More Info: Exhibit by: Teresa Proctor. Admission $7.

What: The Town of Forest City celebrates the World Equestrian Games with a free concert!

When: Sept. 15, 7pm-9pm w/the Diamond River Band!

Where: Concert will be held in the grassy area across from Family Video on Main Street, Forest City.

More Info: Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us in celebrating the World Equestrian Games!

Mon.-Sun., September 17-23

What: The Griffith Rutherford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is preparing to celebrate Constitution Week

When: Sept. 17-23

Where: Local Activities: Wed. Sept. 5, a Constitution Week party, 2:15-2:45pm at The Hut, 271 N. Toms Street, Rutherfordton. Mon. Sept. 17, Constitution Day, 10am, at Henrietta First Baptist Church. Tues. Sept. 17-19 displays and visits to Middle and Elementary schools. Thurs. Sept. 21, visits in libraries and public buildings.

More Info: For additional information about DAR and its programs, visit www.dar.org

Thursday, September 20

What: ecoExplore (See it. Snap it. Share it.)

When: Sept. 20, 4pm

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

More Info: Ages 5 to 13, but all ages are welcome to attend. 828-287-6392.

Thursday, September 20

What: The Town of Forest City celebrates the World Equestrian Games with a free concert!

When: Sept. 20, 7pm-9pm. We welcome local favorite Ol' 74 Jazz Band!

Where: Concert will be held in the grassy area across from Family Video on Main Street, Forest City.

More Info: Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us in celebrating the World Equestrian Games!

ONGOING EVENTS

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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