Friday, Sept. 25

The play “Welcome to Mitford,” based on the Mitford series of novels by author Jan Karon, opens at 7:30 p.m. at the HUB Station, 145 Cedar Valley Road. Tickets are $25 each at the HUB Station box office, by phone at 828-726-8871 or online by going to the town of Hudson’s website and clicking the link for tix.com. For more information, call 828-726-8871.

Sunday, Sept. 26

The descendants of Tom and Cora Vines will hold their annual family reunion at the Collettsville Ruritan building. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Paper products will be provided. Bring a well filled picnic basket and help spread the word to family.

Monday, Sept. 27

The Caldwell County NAACP meets 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. To join the meeting, go to www.zoom.us, use meeting ID 874 9686 1913 and the password 060354.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Vince Bartlome will be at the Caldwell Senior Center at 3 p.m. to share “Visiting Thailand, the Land of Smiles.” Register at 828-758-2883 as space is limited.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Caldwell County Master Gardener volunteers will be at the Unity Park and Community Gardens, 1419 College Ave. SW, 8-11 a.m. to answer gardening questions. At 9 a.m. there will be an educational session on ginger and sweet potato harvesting and cover crops, as well as a tour of the pollinator garden there. In the event of rain, the session will be canceled. For more information see the Unity Park and Community Gardens page on Facebook. One additional educational session is scheduled Nov. 6.

Grandfather Mountain’s annual “Creatures of the Night & Bonfire Delight”, an evening of stories around the campfire and after-dark park tours takes place 7-9 p.m. Learn about nocturnal creatures and how staff cares for the habitat animals. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/gfm-creatures-2021/. Visit grandfather.com or call 828-733-2013 for more information.

The play “Welcome to Mitford,” based on the Mitford series of novels by author Jan Karon, opens at 7:30 p.m. at the HUB Station, 145 Cedar Valley Road. Tickets are $25 each at the HUB Station box office, by phone at 828-726-8871 or online by going to the town of Hudson’s website and clicking the link for tix.com. For more information, call 828-726-8871.

Sunday, Oct. 3

The play “Welcome to Mitford,” based on the Mitford series of novels by author Jan Karon, opens at 3 p.m. at the HUB Station, 145 Cedar Valley Road. Tickets are $25 each at the HUB Station box office, by phone at 828-726-8871 or online by going to the town of Hudson’s website and clicking the link for tix.com. For more information, call 828-726-8871.

Thursday, Oct. 7

The Caldwell Senior Center has an Adult Coloring Club that meets on the first Thursday of each month from 1:30-3 p.m. Bring water or something to drink if needed and colored pencils. Coloring sheets are provided, and no registration is needed.

Friday, Oct. 15

The Satie and J.E. Broyhill Caldwell Senior Center is now scheduling one-on-one appointments with a trained counselor for Medicare Open Enrollment. The Medicare Open Enrollment period begins on Oct. 15 and runs for eight weeks to give you enough time to review and make changes to your Medicare coverage. Changes must be made by Dec. 7 to guarantee your coverage will begin without interruption on Jan. 1, 2022. It’s important to contact your local SHIIP counselor before making a decision about coverage because you may be able to receive more affordable and better Medicare health and/or drug plan options in your area. Even if you are satisfied with your current Medicare Advantage or Part D plan, there may be another plan in your area that covers your health care and/or drugs at a better price. SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance and offers free, unbiased information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. To schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained SHIIP counselor please contact the Caldwell Senior Center at 828-758-2883.

Saturday, Oct. 16

The 20th annual Granite Falls Middle School athletic boosters golf tournament will be at Orchard Hills. It is four-man captain’s choice. There are cash prizes. Registration is $180 for a four-person team. Tee times start at noon. For more information call Kevin Prince at 828-781-1912.

Monday, Oct. 18

The 18th annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony will be at 6 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.

Thursday, Oct. 21

The John Driskell Hopkins Band Performs at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children and students. For more information about becoming a Season Subscriber or for individual tickets, call the Civic Center Box Office at 828-726-2404 or visit www.broyhillcenter.com.

Friday, Oct. 22

The Victory Classic Golf Tournament will be held at Cedar Rock Country Club. The $55 registration fee per golfer includes lunch at noon and one mulligan. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. There will be a trip raffle with the winner choosing from among four trips. Tickets are $20 each or six for $100. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Hole sponsorships are also available. Proceeds benefit Robin’s Nest Children’s Advocacy Center, a nonprofit that coordinates resources to serve child victims of sexual or severe physical abuse. For more information, call 828-754-6262, visit robinsnestcac.org or view its Facebook page.

Today is the deadline for youth in Caldwell County ages 8-14 to register to attend a STEM challenge event called “Galactic Quest” on Saturday, Oct. 23, in Lenoir. The event will begin at 1 p.m. It explores the history of humans in space, the technology and resources needed for missions, and the obstacles humans encounter in orbit. Youth activities will explore important STEM topics ranging from physics and engineering to computer science and space agriculture. The cost is $10 per youth participant, and youth must be enrolled in 4-H Online, which is free. For assistance with the fee for youth, contact 4-H youth development agent Sarah Kocher at sarah_kocher@ncsu.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Local author Thomas Blanton will be signing copies of his new book, “The Unintentional Gospel,” at Tybrisa Books on the square in downtown Lenoir from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. “The Unintentional Gospel” is a series of meditations based on the statements of Jesus’ enemies. Things they said in criticism of Jesus and his ministry are actually good news for his Christian followers.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Caldwell County Master Gardener volunteers will be at the Unity Park and Community Gardens, 1419 College Ave. SW, 8-11 a.m. to answer gardening questions. At 9 a.m. there will be an educational session, as well as a tour of the pollinator garden there. In the event of rain, the session will be canceled. For more information see the Unity Park and Community Gardens page on Facebook.

Comedian Chonda Pierce performs at 7:30 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. Tickets for the show are $30 for adults and $18 for children and students.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

The Foothills Veteran Stand Down will be Nov. 10 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center. For more information regarding the Foothills Stand Down, visit www.foothillsstanddown.com.