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Fridays Through October 25

What: Lake Lure Farmers Market

When: Fridays 4-7pm

Where: Morse Park; 2948 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure

June 21

What: Car, truck and bike show

When: June 21; Registration 2-4pm

Where: Tryon International Equestrian Center

More Info: 50/50 drawing, door prizes. Johnnie 828-429-7500

What: Improve Your Health event

When: June 21; 9am-3pm

Where: Business /Science building at ICC

More Info: Free cancer screenings, appointments: 98-214-3024; Blue Ridge Health FREE screenings & substance abuse support; DSS; Pisgah League Health Insurance info RC Transit transportation connections; RutherfordHELP, connecting to multiple community resources & spiritual resources free.

What: Free Dental Bus

When: June 21; 9am-3pm

Where: Isothermal Business Services Building

More Info: Appointment required, call 828-785-2087.

June 22

What: Rutherford County Farmers Market

When: June 22; 8am to 12pm

Where: Park Square (across from POPS), Forest City

What: Seeds to Silverware

When: June 22; 6pm

Where: Caitlyn Farms, Mill Spring

More Info: An East Rutherford High School FFA Alumni & supporters fundraiser.

What: Free Dental Bus

When: June 22; 8am-3pm

Where: Forest Lake Church; Forest Lake Rd., Forest City

More Info: 828-248-1968.

What: Car, truck and bike show

When: June 22; 9am-12pm

Where: Soul of Michoacan Restaurant, College Ave, Forest City

More Info: $25 entry fee; door prizes, 50/50 drawing. Car show presented by Caroleen Methodist Church. Johnnie 828-429-7500.

What: Country Ham and Spiral Ham Dinner

When: June 22; 4-8pm

Where: Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan Clubhouse; 2500 Hollis Rd., Ellenboro

More Info: $10. Dine in or take-out.

July 3

What: Fireworks Extravaganza

When: July 3; 6pm

Where: Shelby Parks and Recreation; 850 W. Sumter, Shelby

More Info: Food trucks starting late afternoon. Music & games start at 7pm. Carrousel & Train Rides 1-7pm. Fireworks starting at 9:30pm!

July 4

What: BIG DAY in Ellenboro

When: July 4; 9am-1pm

Where: Activities located on South Glenn and Depot Streets in Ellenboro

More Info: Car show, street vendors, craftsmen, games, street dancing & more. Special recognition of veterans at 9am in front of the Depot Museum. Free, open to the public.

What: Marion's Independence Day Celebration

When: July 4; 6pm

Where: Marion

More Info: "Honeycutt and Company" performing at 6:30pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm. 828-652-2215

July 12

What: Pastors Mental Health Conference

When: July 12; 4-8pm

Where: Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Association, Spindale

July 22-26

What: We Build Summer Camp for rising 4th-7th grade girls

When: July 22-26

Where: Isothermal Community College

More Info: Presented by Rutherford Housing Partnership, Women Roofers; for more information: contact WEBUILDDAYCAMP@gmail.com

August 3

What: Countywide Back 2 School Bash & Movement Fest

When: August 3; 10am-3pm

Where: Pavilion on Park Square (POPS) Forest City

More Info: School supplies for all students, food, fun and games, family resource fair and fitness movement

August 3-4

What: Spartan Race- obstacle race series

When: August 3-4; 7am-1pm

Where: Tryon International Equestrian Center; 4066 Pea Ridge Rd., Mill Spring

More Info: Designed to test endurance, strength, agility, and mental toughness. Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/2464443-0?pid=7157

Summer Tutoring Sign-ups

What: Summer Tutoring Program- Reading Grades 1-7

Where: 132 East Main St., Forest City- McBrayer Office Bldg.

More Info: Tutors have NC Teaching Certificate. Limited slots. Team NC Tutoring 828-202-5593 or info@teamnctutoring.com.


What: Rutherford County Woodworkers Club

When: Every Fourth Tuesday

Where: Rutherford County Annex, Rutherfordton

More Info: 919-696-6064

What: Stitch by Stitch

When: First Saturday of each month, 12pm

Where: Rutherford County Library, Callahan Rd., Spindale

More Info: Ages 10 and up; cross-stitch, needle point and slow stitching

What: If you're an American Legion member of Post 74 Forest City, Post 423 Henrietta or Post 437 Chimney Rock & haven't renewed your membership dues, do so at www.legion.org.

More Info: If you'd like to join the American Legion, contact Jimmy at 704-819-5862.

What: Learn more about the Civil War/Confederacy third Friday monthly at annex in Rutherfordton. 6:30pm refreshments. 7pm meeting. William Corbitt SCV camp welcomes you.

More Info: teddybear93_890@yahoo.com

Volunteer Opportunities

More Info: Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity's affordable homes are making a positive impact on many families in need. Come volunteer today and lay the foundation for a brighter tomorrow. Volunteers needed for construction, ReStore, Clothing Center, and more. 828-245-0716, www.rutherfordhfh.org, habitat.org

More Info: NC Guardian ad Litem Program trains & supervises child advocate volunteers to represent best interests of kids in court system. www.volunteerforgal.org, 828-288-6121.

More Info: CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care is seeking volunteers. Variety of opportunities, including specialized respite support, socialization-companionship, assistance with errands, Veterans program & more. Volunteer roles are designed to support staff. 828-274-9567.


What: Open Arms Substance Abuse

When: Tuesdays 6-7pm

Where: Highland Apartments Activity Center; 171 Butler Rd., Forest City

More Info: Open to those with substance abuse, parents or guardians of children with substance abuse addictions. Rena: 828-305-1280.


What: Atrium Health community health bus

When: Thursdays 9:30am-4:30pm

Where: Grahamtown Community Center; 129 First St., Forest City

More Info: Screenings, referrals, cardiology pediatrics, well checks, minor injuries, diseases, radiology, diabetology; walk-ins welcome; www.grahamtownteam.org

What: Rutherfordton Kiwanis Club Meeting

When: 6:30-7:30pm (except 5th Thursdays)

Where: Woodrow Jones Building, Rutherfordton

More Info: See "Kiwanis of Rutherfordton" on FaceBook. New members welcome and light dinner served. ruffkiwanis@gmail.com

What: Narcotics Anonymous meeting

When: Thursdays; 12:30-1:30pm

Where: Community Healing Recovery & Thriving Center; 648 Withrow Rd., Forest City

Every 3rd Thursday

What: Coffee and Conversation

When: 9:30-10:30am

Where: Rutherford County Veterans Office; 303 Fairground Rd., Spindale

More Info: Open to Rutherford County Veterans.

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