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Isothermal Amateur Radio Club

Monthly meeting every 3rd Tuesday 7pm at the County Annex Building Main St., Rutherfordton. Across road from churches. Don Whisnant, 828-453-1698 or Bob Cooley, 828-429-2924.

Stroke Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3:30-5pm in the Crawford Building (Auxiliary Room) at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Info, 828-286-5509.

Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.

Chase Corner Ministries Thrift Store

$2 Bag Sale on clothes/shoes, Aug. 13 & 14. Proceeds go back into the ministry of helping others locally! 1604 Chase High Rd., Forest City.

Mountains Branch Library

Family Arts & Literacy Summertime Celebration Series, A reading and presentation by author Libby Bagby, Fri. Aug. 14, 5pm. Grand Finale, Author event and demonstration with children's book author Kelly Light, Tues. Sept. 15, 4pm.

11th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad

Aug. 14-16, 6pm-9pm at Rumbling Bald Resort and Chimney Rock State Park in Lake Lure. Free, open to public. Grab a spot on the sand and watch runners come across the 10K Dam Run finish line, then finish with a free ice cream sundae as the Lake Lure Ski Club performs waterski ballet, ski pyramids and wakeboard flips. Fun games and activities for kids are also available. Visit; www.lakelureolympiad.com

6th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival

Aug. 15, 9am-4pm at Morse Park Meadows, Lake Lure. Festival starts Friday night with a free, lakeside film screening, but continues on Saturday with a throwback dance and music festival. Festivities include live beach and soul bands, dance lessons and performances by the Asheville Ballet & Dance Company, watermelon games and a "Lake Lift Competition." Visit: www.dirtydancingfestival.com

Prostate Cancer Support Group: Mon. Aug. 17, 5:30-6:30pm at the Cancer Resource Center. This physician-led support group offers community-based group education, discussion, and support to men with prostate cancer. Info, 828-245-4596 or email jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com

The Demarini Stars, West

Fall Tryouts, 2016, 2017, & 2018 Class, Sat. Aug. 15, location: Bandy's High School, 540 E. Bandys Cross Road. Info, 704-962-4475.

Hot Nights & Cool Rides

Car Show, Sat. Aug. 15, 9am-8pm. Registration fee is $25. Pre-register Aug. 14, 2-8pm at 108 E. Main St., Forest City. Cutoff is Aug. 15, 4pm. Info, 828-247-4430.

Pool Circuit: New series begins Aug. 17, 11am at OneSource Rehabilitation (next to Belk). Registration deadline is Aug. 14. Cost $50 for the entire series (twice a week for 6 weeks). Registration is required. Call 828-247-1588 for specific schedule, more information and to register.

$5 Jewelry & Accessories Sale: August 19-21. Wed. Aug. 19, 9am-6pm; Thurs. Aug. 20, 7am-7pm; Fri. Aug. 2,1 7am-2pm in the Norris-Biggs Conference Room at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Info, 828-286-5338.

The Tight Track Toy Train Museum

Triple Party, August 19-23. (1) Birthday party for a Lionel Cattle Car - which was built in 1915. (2) Grand opening for our retail room, the Railroad Room. (3) Early Christmas with Hallmark Lionel train ornaments & Pfaltzgraff decorations on sale. Museum admission, $4. Hours: Wed.-Sat. 1-5pm & Sun. 2-5pm. Proceeds to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Carolina Faithriders

7th Annual Bike Day on Mill Street in Downtown Forest City, Sat. Aug. 22, 10am. Fan voted bike show, bike games, corn hole tourney, cash awards for the winner! Music by Three 16 Band. Special speaker: Freon Lang. Food, drinks & door prizes. Activities for kids too! 828-289-1944.

Cooking With Herbs

Thurs. Aug. 20, 2pm at Rutherford County Cooperative Ext, 193 Callahan Koon Rd, Spindale. Samples, recipes and more. $5 person; Tracy, 828-287-6010 or tracy_davis@ncsu.edu.

Washburn Community Outreach Center

Bring in a donation of school supplies and receive 50% off your in store purchase that day! Collecting school supplies until Aug. 20th and will be distributed to kids at our Annual Back to School Clothing Give Away Sat. Aug. 22. Thurs.-Sat., 9am-2pm. 2934 Piney Mtn Ch Rd., Bostic. 828-245-5603.

Blood Drive

Wed. Aug. 19, 9:30am-12:30pm at Rutherford County Library. To sign up, call Maria Davis at 828-287-6118.

Super Science Saturday: Aug. 22, 11am Rutherford County Library on Callahan-Koon Rd. Blast Off Into Physics (K-12). Jeannie, 828-287-6116.

Country Breakfast

Sat. Aug. 22, 7-10am at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd Union Mills. Adults: $6, kids 6-12 $3, under 6 free. Bring a can of food with them to add to our donation of canned food for "New Beginnings" soup kitchen--donations greatly appreciated! Canned veggies--corn, beans, etc.

Mystic Waters Ski & Skeet Pro-Am

Aug. 22, 10am-6pm. Located behind Ingles Market in Lake Lure, NC off of Highway 9. Attracting both top skiers in the world, as well as some of the best boat drivers, attendees can witness unparalleled waterski action while visiting vendor booths filled with locally made art and health and wellness products. The event also features live, local music, juggling, and fly-fishing casting demonstrations. Visit: www.mysticwaterslakelure.com

Back 2 School Kickoff Event

Aug. 22, 10am-1pm at Edward C. Stewart Park, 500 Highland Ave. Spartanburg. 300 Backpacks given away, 1st come 1st serve. Free! Sponsored by: Word of Deliverance Assemblies, Inc. Apostle Tommy Twitty, Senior Pastor R.O.T.W. Reaching Outside The Walls Ministries, 3324 Chesnee Hwy. Chesnee, SC. 864-461-7178.

Second Harvest Mobile Food Truck

Tues. Aug. 25, 10am. First come, first serve! Providence UMC; 161 Providence Ch Rd, Forest City. 828-247-0096.

NEW ONES - 8/27/15

Domestic Violence Education/Support Group

Women who are victims of any kind of domestic abuse, or who never want to be, are invited the 1st Tuesday of each month 6-8pm. Contact Dr. Johnnie Martin @ 828-286-9590 or Sally Claroni @ 828-245-1390 ext. 104 for more place and more info.

Hendersonville Event

Kiwanis Club Apple Festival Pancake Breakfast, Sept. 4th, 8am-10am at First Baptist Church, Sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, $7 per person. Call 828-233-3071 or visit www.historichendersonville.org

69th Hendersonville Apple Festival

Downtown, September 4-7, (street fair, arts & crafts, entertainment, children's activities, parade, food & more). Street Fair, Fri.-Sun., 10am-8pm & Mon., 10am-5pm, no pets allowed. King Apple Parade on Labor Day, 2:30pm. Kidde Carnival, rides & entertainment geared for younger children, Fri.-Sun., 10am-9pm, Mon., 10am-4pm, Wells Fargo parking lot, Tickets $1-$3. Call 828-697-4557 or visit www.historichendersonville.org

NEW ONES - 9/3/15

Pink Ladies Support Group: First Monday of each month from 5 to 6:30pm at Rutherford Regional's Cancer Resource Center; for women who have been diagnosed with cancer. Info, 828-245-4596 or e-mail: jamie.ingraham@rutherfordregional.com


Meets monthly 2nd Tuesday at Forest City Café, Forest City, eat at 6:30pm, meet at 7:30pm. Anyone interested in motorcycles is welcome, no matter the brand. Contact Jim Brabb 828-447-7739.

Rutherford Family Support Group: Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm. Crawford Building; Rutherford Regional. Info: 2-1-1, ask A/B Group.

FUNC or Fridays Unplugged on Central

1st Friday of each month, 7pm. Sponsored by Rutherford Town Revitalization, the Town of Rutherfordton, Small Town Coffee and others! Families and music lovers alike are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and fill Central Street to support our local music scene.

Run Against Addiction

Community Prayer: Sept. 10, 6pm. Rutherford County Courthouse; 229 N. Main St., Rutherfordton.

Fair Field Mountains Volunteer Fire Dept

4th Annual Fish Fry Fund Raiser, Sat. Sept. 12, 4-7pm. At the Rumbling Bald Resort Beach Pavilion. Rain or Shine! Adults: $10, kids 10 & under $5. Proceeds to benefit Fire Dept.

Camp Erin™ of the Carolinas is a camp for kids and teens, ages 6 to 17, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Camp Erin is offered free of charge to kids and teens. This year's Camp will be held from Fri.- Sun., Nov. 13-15 at South Mountain Christian Camp in Bostic. Space is limited, register now! Info, Cy Miller at 828-245-0095 or cymiller@hospiceofrutherford.org

NEW ONES - 9/10/15

3rd Annual Caroleen-Henrietta-Avondale Day

Car & Truck Show, Sat. Sept. 26, 10am-2pm at the Legion Hut; Boss Moore Rd., Caroleen. Entry fee, $5. Music, food, games, ice cream and more! Trophies awarded at 2:15pm. Info, Ted Rollins, 828-980-2348. Sponsored by Wells Jenkins Wells.

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