8/1-2 Cycle NC Ride, After Party and Festival, Morse Park, Lake Lure, 5-10pm

8/6 Brightstar Children’s Theater presents Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit, 2pm; American Tales & Tunes, 5pm, Mountains Library, Lake Lure

8/14 “Lucky the Plott Hound: NC’s Official State Dog” – A reading and presentation by NC author, Libby Bagby, Mountains Library, Lake Lure, 5pm.

8/14-16 11th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival, Rumbling Bald, Lake Lure

8/16 “Race (5K run or 25-mi bicycle) to the Rock,” Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock, 7:30-10:30am

8/14-16 5th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival, Lake Lure, NC, Friday, 7-10pm; Saturday, 9am-4pm

8/18 Groundbreaking for permanent new school, Lake Lure Classical Academy, 10am

8/22 Lake Lure Artist’s Art Show, Lake Lure Inn (The Garden Room), 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

8/22-23 Mystic Waters Ski & “Skeet Pro-Am, Mystic Waters Camp, 10am-6pm

8/27 Music Thursdays – West End String Band, The Gathering Place, Chimney Rock Village, 6-8pm