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.