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Thursday, September 27

What: Blood Drive

When: Sept. 27, 2-6:30pm

Where: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 250 Hudlow Rd., Forest City

More Info: Give blood & help save local lives!

What: Flowering Bridge Free Event: How to build a fire pit. Led by Mark Hoek

When: Sept. 27, 10am

Where: Meet at west end of the bridge (Chimney Rock), Lake Lure

More Info: 828-625-2540

Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 27-29

What: Fall & Winter clothing on display

When: Sept. 27-29, 9am-2pm

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

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

Saturday, September 29

What: 10th Anniversary Cruise-In

When: Sept. 29, 10am-4pm

Where: Bennett Classics; 241 Vance St. Forest City.

More Info: Free vehicle entry. Museum discounts, music, food, 50-50 raffle, Good Humor Ice Cream Truck. Partial proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. 828-247-1767

What: Annual All Class Reunion and Community Event

When: Sept. 29, 3pm

Where: Gilkey School Community Center

More Info: All welcome. Raffle drawing 6pm

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

When: September 29, 11am-5pm

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

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

What: Fundraiser, hundreds of pumpkins available for sale by donations only

When: begins Sept. 29 thru October.

Where: South Mountain Christian Camp, 1129 S. Mtn Rd, Bostic.

More Info: Proceeds to summer camp scholarship fund.

What: Korbens Toy Drive

When: Sat. Sept. 29, 12-7pm

Where: Bubbas Fun Park, 1770 Hwy. 74A, Forest City

More Info: Bring new unwrapped toy & play free. Toys donated to Matthew Pannell Shining Star Foundation & distributed in Rutherford Co. Door prizes & more. Meet Marshall & Skye from Paw Patrol. 828-450-0586

Sunday-Friday, Sept. 30-Oct. 5

What: Hope in the 'Boro

When: Sept. 30-Oct. 5, 6:30pm nightly.

Where: Old Ellenboro School

More Info: Special music from local churches & preaching by Dr. David Horton, President of Fruitland Baptist Bible College. Children's church for k-5th.

Monday, October 1

What: Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck

When: Arrive no later than 8am for 10am distribution. 1st come, 1st serve.

Where: Race Path Baptist Church, 1171 Race Path Church Rd, Ellenboro

More Info: Must be Rutherford County resident & meet income requirements. Chase Corner Ministries 828-247-0096.

Friday, October 5

What: featuring: Randy Flack

When: Oct. 5, 7pm

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

More Info: Meal begins at 6pm, $5.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 5 & 6

What: East High Cavaliers Class of '83

When: Oct. 5, 7pm meet & greet, also registration. Oct. 6, 7pm 35th Reunion

Where: Twisted Pear

Friday-Sunday, October 5 -7

What: 4th Annual Tryon International Film Festival

When: Oct. 5-7

Where: Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782

More Info: Tryon will be treated to a broad spectrum of film art & filmmakers from around the world. Educational breakout sessions, festival merchandise, cocktail parties, more. Info: www.tryoninternationalfilmfestival.org or 828-859-8322

Saturday, October 6

What: In Concert: Brian Free & Assurance with host group Southern Sounds

When: Oct. 6, 7pm

Where: Carolina Event and Conference Center; 374 Hudlow Road, Forest City

More Info: Benefit for Chase Corner Ministries. 828-202-5339

What: VFD Benefit, Bill's Creek Community Auxiliary Yard Sale

When: Oct. 6, 7am-2pm

Where: 1118 Bill's Creek Road, Lake Lure

More Info: Breakfast. 828-625-5517

Sunday, October 7

What: FENCE Fall Festival

When: Oct. 7, 1pm-4pm

Where: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon

More Info: Music, animal encounters, face painting, nature activities, puppet show, art demos. FENCE is a nonprofit dedicated to serve as a community resource for the preservation of green space & for educational & recreational opportunities linking nature, animals, & people. 384 acres of land & 5 miles of trails. 828-859-9021

Saturday, October 13

What: Cliffside Day Car Show

When: Registration 8am-12pm, awards 2pm

Where: Presented by Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460

More Info: Breakfast & smoked BBQ lunch. 828-447-4602

Saturday, October 13

What: Blood Drive

When: Oct. 13, 11am-2pm

Where: Victory Baptist Church, 531 Soco Gap Rd, Ellenboro

More Info: Give blood and help save local lives! 1-888-592-5663


Ever been a victim of Domestic Violence? Never want to be? You are invited to the Domestic Violence Education/Support Meetings: first Tuesday monthly, 6-8pm, facilitated by Dr. Johnnie Martin. Sally Claroni, 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for location or info. Women only, no charge.

Chase Corner Ministries Needs: Canned meat, vegetables and fruits, pasta & sauce, soups & crackers, rice, dried beans, kid friendly items, mac-n-cheese, toiletry items. 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City. 828-247-0096.

Rutherford County Farmers Market: Saturdays thru October 27, 9am-1pm. Meet local farmers & artisans. Flowers & plants from local nurseries, fruits & veggies, arts & crafts. 172 Depot St., Forest City.

"Illuminate the Bridge" Installations: Stroll the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge after dark to view luminaries created by Lake Lure artists and bridge gardeners to celebrate the bridge's fifth anniversary.

Paws of Rutherford County: Offers low cost spay and neuter twice every month. Free pet food and dog houses for those in need. If you have a dog house 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.

Coffee and Conversation: Coffee Social for Veterans every third Thursday in the month, 9am-10:30am. Coffee, treats, conversation and a good time. Rutherford County Veteran Service Office, 303 Fairground Road, Spindale. Info, Susan 828-287-6185.

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.

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.

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