Thurs.-Sat., September 19-21
What: Colfax Free Fair Ellenboro School Carnival
When: Sept. 19-21
Where: Old Ellenboro School grounds
More Info: Exhibit Hall, rides, games, food. 828-453-8185
What: Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan Club
When: Sept. 19-21
Where: Old Ellenboro school grounds
More Info: Buy desserts & coffee at Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan booth. Proceeds benefit community.
Saturday, September 21
What: Colfax Free Fair Car Show
When: Sept. 21
Where: Old Ellenboro School ball field
More Info: Register 2-5pm. People's choice voting 3-5:30pm. Professional judging 5-5:30pm. Awards presented 6pm. No entry fee. 828-453-8185
What: Join the Operation Christmas Child Mountain Gateway Team
When: Sept 21
Where: Tryon Equestrian Center
More Info: Display set up with info to start getting shoeboxes packed. Meet our team and get ready for National Collection Week Nov. 18-25.
What: Little Detroit Chapter of the AACA. Open Car, Truck & Bike Show
When: Sept. 21, 11am-4pm
Where: The Shak Bar & Grill, 2270 College Ave., Forest City
More Info: $15 entry. Partial proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. 50/50 raffle, Ice cream truck.
What: Quarter Bingo
When: Sept. 21, 4:30-7pm
Where: Gilkey School Community Ctr, 217 Gilkey School Rd, Rutherfordton
More Info: Come have some fun.
Tuesday, September 24
What: Grief Share Support Group Meeting
When: Sept. 24, 10:30am
Where: Florence Baptist Church, Forest City.
More Info: Anyone experiencing grief is encouraged to attend. The group meets third Thursday monthly. Next meeting Oct. 17; Kathy Tuttle will lead the group.
What: Seminar: Meeting Retirement Challenges
When: Sept. 24, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Eastwood Village Clubhouse, 110 Eastwood Village Dr., Bostic, (Hwy.74B).
More Info: Free, seating limited. 828-429-0742 or 828-429-2279.
Thursday, September 26
What: Free Flowering Bridge-sponsored class "All About Hydrangeas," led by master gardener Eleanor Bails
When: Sept. 26, 10-11am
Where: Lake Lure Town Hall
More Info: 828-625-2540
What: Help start a Tower Garden! Learn about hydroponics & indoor growing. Plant your own seeds & watch them grow.
When: Sept. 26
Where: Mountain's Branch Library, Lake Lure
More Info: 828-287-6417
Saturday, September 28
What: Country Breakfast Buffet
When: Sept. 28, 7-10am
Where: Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painter's Gap Rd., Union mills
More Info: Adults $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. 828-625-9240
What: 11th Annual Carolina Freight Event
When: Sept. 28, 11am-2pm
Where: First Baptist Church Christian Outreach Center, East First St., Cherryville.
More Info: $10 includes lunch buffet. Register by Sept. 20. Sponsored by C. Grier Beam Truck Museum 704-435-3072
What: Gilkey Elementary School All Class Event
When: Sept. 28, 3pm
Where: Gilkey School Community Ctr
More Info: Music: Living by Faith. Food available.
What: Benefit supper for Micheal Tesseneer
When: Sept. 28, 4-7pm
Where: West Memorial Baptist Church Fellowship Building, 320 Piedmont Rd, Rutherfordton
More Info: Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale. Adults $8, kids $5.
Tuesday, October 1
What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck
When: Oct. 1, arrive by 8am, distribution at 10am. First come, first serve.
Where: Race Path Baptist, 1171 Race Path Church Rd, Ellenboro
More Info: Sponsored by Chase Corner Ministries. 828-247-0096
Tues. & Wed., October 1 & 2
What: BLET Experience- insight on law enforcement career. 2 session workshop
When: Oct. 1 & 2, 8am-5pm
Where: ICC, Health and Public Services Building, room 11.
More Info: Spots limited. 828-395-1668
Saturday, October 5
What: Yard/Bake Sale, Breakfast, Lunch
When: Oct. 5, 7am-2pm
Where: Bill's Creek VFD, 1118 Bill's Creek Rd, Lake Lure
More Info: Proceeds benefit Bill's Creek VFD. 828-629-5517.
What: Second Annual Tractor Show
When: Oct. 5, 11am-6pm
Where: Main St., Rutherfordton
More Info: $10y. RSVP 828-429-7500
Friday, October 11
What: Top Prospect Elite Youth Football Uniform and Equipment Fundraiser
When: Oct. 11, 6pm
Where: Top Prospect Training Facility, 125 Callahan Koon Road, Spindale
More Info: Brand New 2019 TRX 250 TM Honda Recon 4-wheeler. Get your Tickets until Oct. 11. 828-748-0485
Genealogy Club: Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3pm. Open to anyone interesting in climbing their family tree or learning more about their ancestry. Mountains Branch Library, 150 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure. 828-287-6392.
Veterans Meal: 3rd Tuesday every month, 5pm. Willow Ridge Rehab; 237 Tryon Rd., Rutherfordton. 828-286-7200.
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.
Memory Makers Alzheimer/Dementia Community Resource/Support Group: For family, caregivers, friends, or anyone in the community who needs the support. Meetings held the last Thursday of each month, 4pm. Rutherford Town Hall, 129 N. Main St, Rutherfordton. 828-980-4362 or 828-980-1034.
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.
All Souls Community: a congregation affirming Unitarian Universalist values, meet Thursdays at 7pm at The Grahamtown Community Center, 129 First Street, Forest City. All faiths, or the lack thereof, all races, all kinds of people are welcome. 843-708-1033.