Thursday & Friday, Oct. 4-5
What: Hope in the 'Boro
When: Oct. 4-5, 6:30pm each night.
Where: Old Ellenboro School
More Info: Music from local churches & preaching by Dr. David Horton, President of Fruitland Baptist Bible College. Children's church for K-5th available.
Thursday - Saturday, Oct. 4-6
What: Fall & Winter clothing on display
When: Oct. 4-6, 9am-2pm
Where: Washburn Community Outreach Center, 2934 Piney Mountain Ch Rd, Bostic
More Info: Food pantry for Rutherford County residents 9:30am-1:30pm. 828-245-5603
Friday, October 5
What: Live Music, 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, October 5 & 6
What: East High Cavaliers Class of '83
When: Oct. 5, 7pm meet & greet, also registration. Oct. 6, 7pm for 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: Film art & filmmakers from around the world. Enjoy our educational breakout sessions, festival merchandise, cocktail parties. 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
What: Fund Raising Dinner for Operation Christmas Child
When: Oct. 6, 5pm
Where: First Baptist Church, 213 Henderson Street, Saluda
More Info: Proceeds to shipping cost of the shoeboxes. 828-674-3275
Sunday, October 7
What: Blessing of the Animals
When: Oct. 7, 4pm
Where: Spindale United Methodist Church, 185 Mill St., Spindale
More Info: Well-behaved, leashed pets. Front steps of church
Sunday, October 7
What: FENCE Fall Festival
When: Oct. 7, 1pm-4pm
Where: Foothills Equestrian Nature Center, 3381 Hunting Country Road, Tryon
More Info: Music, animal encounters, face painting, nature activities, puppet show, art demos. FENCE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serve as a community resource for the preservation of green space & for educational and recreational opportunities linking nature, animals, and people. 384 acres of land & 5 miles of trails. 828-859-9021.
Saturday, October 13
What: Cliffside Day Car Show
When: Oct. 13, registration 8am-12pm, awards 2pm
Where: by Cliffside Masonic Lodge #460
More Info: Breakfast served and Smoked BBQ lunch. 828-447-4602
What: Miss Donna's Birthday Bingo Run
When: Oct. 13, first bike out 10am, last bike out 11am
Where: CCIB's The Land; 1596 Race Path Church Rd, Ellenboro
More Info: Hotdog Supper after Run. Single bike $15, double $25. $15 entry to event. Dirty Grass Soul: 9pm. Proceeds to Rutherford & Cleveland Counties Hospice.
What: 3rd Annual Domestic Violence Education/Support Group Walk-A-Thon
When: Oct. 13, 8:30am,
Where: starting at Forest City Housing Authority, 147 E Spruce Street.
More Info: Wear purple shirt & walk in support of Domestic Violence victims & bring awareness to this growing problem in our county. Lets walk together against physical, mental, verbal & emotional abuse!
What: Country Ham and Chicken Pie Supper
When: Oct. 13, 4:30-6:30pm
Where: Mt. Vernon Community Clubhouse, Hudlow Road
More Info: Adults $9, kids 5-12 $5, under 5 free.
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
What: Benefit Golf Tournament
When: Oct. 13, 1pm
Where: Cleghorn Golf Plantation
More Info: Proceeds to Pilgrims Pathway House of Refuge. 828-429-7616
What: 112th Anniversary Fish Fry
When: Oct. 13, 11am until sold out
Where: Mary B. Mullen Bible Camp, 1900 Freemantown Road, Lake Lure
More Info: Plates $9, sandwich $5. Civil War Cannon (replica) to be fired every hour.
Veterans Clothing Center & Meet & Greet Coffee: Free! 1st Monday monthly 10am-1pm. Snacks provided. American Legion Post 74, 2501 US 64/74A Hwy. Rutherfordton.
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 Tuesdays 5:30pm. NAMI P.E.A.C.E. Community Center, 124 S. Powell St., Suite D, Forest City. 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.
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.
Advanced Care Planning: Sessions consist of private consult to understand the purpose & use of living wills & health care powers of attorney. Free. Call Joey Revis at Hospice of Rutherford County 828-245-0095 to schedule an appt.
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.
Are You Ok Phone Reassurance Program: Designed to check on senior citizens and help them have peace of mind. Provides a knowledge that someone cares and will check on them. No cost for program. Contact Lt. Godlock, 828-287-6395. Rutherford Co. Sheriff Office.
Crime Stoppers of Rutherford County: Program established for the purpose of obtaining info about criminal activity & fugitive felons. Have information about a crime? Don't have to reveal your name. Your info could get you a cash reward. 828-286-8477.