Former UNC system
President Tom Ross will be the keynote speaker at a new Summer Lecture
Series titled “A Civil Conversation” at 5:30 pm on Monday, July 3, in the
American Legion Building in Blowing Rock.
Free and open to the public, Ross will
lead a nonpartisan discussion on “Why We Need Fair Districts in North
Participating Blowing Rock merchants
invite you to join them for a "happy hour" style stroll where you
can sip and shop in downtown stores. Stop by your favorite shops, or check
out a new one before heading over to Music on the Lawn! Free refreshments
at participating locations.
We've heard it said so many times:
"It costs too much to go green." In truth, going green is
not an all-or-nothing proposition and can be accomplished gradually with
great results. Lodging, dining and other tourism-oriented businesses can
ease into the green arena a little bit at a time. Read More
Social Security for Businesses
Did you know that Social Security offers
Business Services online?
Employers can send W-2s, view processing
status, request an extension for resubmitting wage data and more! Their
site has been updated and is more user friendly. Read More
Hotel Pool Pass
Did you know that local hoteliers can get
a pass for their guests to use the pool for free as a hotel amenity? The
Robbins Pool is a beautiful, updated facility and it's a great place to
cool off in the summer.
If you would like to get a guest pass for your
hotel, call Parks & Recreation at 828.295.5222.
July 4th Travel to Set New Records
According to projections from AAA, more Americans
will travel for the 4th of July holiday than ever before.
An estimated 1.1 million North Carolinians
will drive to their destinations, an increase of 2.9 percent compared to
last year. An additional 94,000 North Carolinians are expected to
travel by air to their destinations, a 4.6-percent increase from last year.
Sponsored by the Blowing Rock Historical Society, this
10-week series featuring the work of High Country Artists is free to the public.
All of the artwork is original and most of it is available for sale. Come
experience the art of the High Country in Elliot Dangerfield's first home
and studio in the area.
Although normally closed on Mondays, due
to the 4th of July holiday, Village Cafe
WILL be open on Monday,
Call 828.295.3769 for more information
60th Birthday Celebration and Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4th
Spend the day at Tweetsie and enjoy a
spectacular fireworks display under the stars after the park closes!
Optional Chicken & BBQ Dinner with access to a premium firework viewing
area. Parking is $10 per car or free for Golden Rail Season Pass Holders. Learn More
Both Sides Now: The Prolific Reach of
Scots Culture in the Southern Appalachians
From themes to titles, Scots culture has
influenced American music and literature widely – in particular, that of
the southern Appalachian Mountains. Join Jack Beck and Wendy Welch for a
fun and fact and music filled evening exploring how the best of Scotland
got mixed into the best of America.
This program will address
one of the area's most important questions, "What does Daniel have to
do with Boone?" Speaker Carson Sailor will highlight both Boone's
actual time in the region and his importance in the creation of the High
Country's cultural identity. Guests are invited to visit BRAHM’s related
exhibition, In the Evening West: Boone’s
Revolutionary Drama before or after the
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes,
delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting
make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the most highly
acclaimed highland games in the country.
Admission ($15 - $75) is charged for this
event. Visit www.gmhg.org. for information and tickets.
Special Lecture: The Historical and
Cultural Significance of Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Thursday, July 6th at 6 pm
American Legion Building
Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation for
this very special lecture! Come by at 5:30 pm for a wine & cheese
Morning Tour: At 11 am Gary Johnson and
Willa Mays will meet people at Flat Top Manor to walk around outside and
share the plans for the immediate landscape and new exhibits. Bring your
own water bottle - no refreshments.
Summer Exhibition Celebration
Friday, July 7th at 6 pm
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
During this celebration,
which is the kick-off to An Appalachian Summer Festival, the Turchin Center
will celebrate five new exhibitions in grand style. This is a
wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and gain an “insider’s view” of
the featured exhibitions. This festive evening will include live music,
refreshments and a cash bar. This event is free and open to the public. Read More
Casting Bread Food Pantry at Faith Bridge
United Methodist Church
Food, live music, children's games & activities,
and ducky races! Prizes for the top two winners in each heat,
culminating in $300 in cash prizes for the final race! Tickets: $5 per
duck or $20 for 5 ducks.
Call 828.295.8333 or email email@example.com for tickets, to
make a donation or volunteer to help that day.