Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weekly Village Update 6.14.18

Edition: June 14, 2018

Chamber Events & News

Update: Legislative Trip to Raleigh
Last week, we traveled to Raleigh to meet with other Chambers and our State legislature to represent Blowing Rock and our needs for funding.

Click here to read a report from our trip.

Recap: Ribbon Cutting at
945 Main Street
Local Real Estate Agent and Blowing Rock Resident, Virginia Powell and her husband Ben purchased and beautifully renovated the cottage at 945 Main Street, across from Mellow Mushroom in Downtown Blowing Rock. Yesterday afternoon, a ribbon cutting event was held at the property.

Art in the Park
June 16th, 10 am - 5 pm on Park Avenue


Art in the Park is host to over 90 juried artists at each show. Some of the best local, regional, and nationally known artists showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

Free trolley from Tanger Outlets and Food Lion. Free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at BRAHM. 

Concert in the Park
June 17th, 4 - 6 pm in Memorial Park

Blowing Rock’s Concert in the Park Series is an annual set of free outdoor concerts. Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, the performances offer entertainment from a variety of musical genres. 

Family-friendly and casual. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy listening to Handlebar Betty!

Business After Hours
Tuesday, June 19th, 5:30 - 7 pm
The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

Join us for a fun evening of networking and fantastic food & beverages! Don't forget your business card to enter to win a door prize!

Business After Hours is FREE for Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Members.

Symphony Tents Available - Reserve Yours TODAY!
Would you like to sponsor a tent in the side section at Symphony by the Lake? This year's theme is "Colors of the Mountains".

More details can be found on the sponsor reservation agreement. New tent locations will be reserved on a first come - first served basis; complete and return your reservation agreement today to claim a spot!

Have questions?
Please email Sarah or call 828.295.7851.

For more information on Symphony by the Lake, or to purchase general admission or audiophile section tickets online, please visit:

L&N Performance Auto Repair was founded in 2008 as a diesel performance shop. Over the past 10 years the facility has transformed into a full service automotive repair facility offering repairs on all makes & models, gas & diesel. Services include a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

189 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock
For more information, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

Member Events & News

Chetola Resort’s Corkscrew & Brew 5K Awards $1,500 to the Recipient of the Annual Charitable Race
Festivities surrounding Chetola Resort’s annual Corkscrew & Brew 5K are always exciting. But the extra spring in this race’s step - aside from the popular “non-hydration” wine and beer stations, of course - is that race director Gary Woolard makes sure someone in the local community benefits from all the fun and games. This year, more than 200 runners and walkers participated in the May 5 race, the net proceeds from which were dedicated to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in honor of local two-year-old Levi Boyter, a kidney transplant recipient. On June 8, Woolard proudly presented a $1,500 check to Levi and his mother, Danielle Boyter. Read More
Pictured left to right: Gary Woolard, Kids Camp Bear, Danielle Boyter, and Levi Boyter.

Blowing Rock Woodworks Announces Storefront Expansion
Blowing Rock Woodworks is excited to announce the growth of their storefront in Blowing Rock! "Our location at 109 Aho Road has grown over the years, first acting as our woodshop where everything was built and assembled. Now its transformed into our retail store! Our woodworkers and artisans currently work from our warehouse in Deep Gap, NC where they transform raw slabs into one of a kind, custom made furniture. We have recently expanded due to the growth and interest in our products! We are introducing a new product line - reclaimed boatwood!"  Read More

Volunteer Opportunities
Immediate Need!
The National Park Service needs volunteers for Visitor Service Assistant at Linn Cove Viaduct, Linville Falls & Minerals Museum

Participants will greet visitors, operate the visitor center information desk, provide information and answer questions about the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding area, and provide trail directions.

Click here to learn more about the position.

Pollinator-Cut Flower Workshop
Thursday, June 14th at 5 pm
The Mustard Seed Market

Learn why we need these plants in our gardens, which ones are the best, deer resistant, long blooming, and benefit our important bees & butterflies. Maggie Terry, plant specialist from Riverbend Nursery will be our guest. Enjoy a private after hours shopping spree with a " special coupon" to use! FREE to attend! Bring a friend!

Day Out With Thomas
Now - Sunday, June 17th
Tweetsie Railroad

Experience everyone’s favorite train like never before as Thomas the Tank Engine™ chugs his way through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Children can meet and take pictures with Sir Topham Hatt™, listen to Thomas and Friends™ storytelling, and enjoy activities in the Imagination Station. Plus a full day at Tweetsie Railroad with amusement rides, deer park zoo, panning for gold, live entertainment, and more!

Reading for Paws
Thursday, June 14th - Thursday, August 9th
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Watauga Humane Society (WHS)

WHS will offer Reading for Paws for children in grades 2-8 at the WHS Adoption Center. The program is offered in two 30 minute segments, Tuesday-Thursday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. The program offers opportunities for children to read and interact with WHS animals. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is required. To learn more, visit the website or call 828.264.7865

2nd Annual High Country Toast
Friday, June 15th, 6 - 9 pm
Valle Crucis Community Park
Saturday, June 16th, 6 - 9 pm
Appalchian Ski Mountain

Two nights of great local food, drinks, and entertainment!

A percentage of the proceeds benefit Valley Crucis Community Park and the Back to School Festival.

Attractive Young People Singing
Tuesday, June 19th at 5:30 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Attractive Young People Singing is In/Visible Theatre's tribute to lesser-known songs from musical theatre. Artists present 'invisible' songs that deserve their turn at the microphone. This performance allows our energetic young people to give these musical gems their moment in the spotlight.

Mountain Home Music: The Family That Plays Together Stays Together
Thursday, June 21st at 2 pm
Harvest House Performing Arts Venue, Boone

Enjoy mesmerizing vocals, amazing musicianship, and a fun, family-friendly presentation of Appalachian Music.

Joe Shannon’s Mountain Home Music is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional Appalachian music and celebrating Appalachian culture. Click here for the season lineup of concerts and matinees.

Made in the Mountains Quilt Event
Thursday, June 21st - Saturday, June 23rd
American Legion Hall

Join the Blowing Rock Quilt Cooperative, Roey's Quilts, and The Mountain Thread Company for a weekend of creative quilting, sewing, crafting, and making in Blowing Rock!

Shop all kinds of Made in the Mountains products at a Pop-Up Market event on Saturday, June 23rd. Doors open at 10 am!

Artist Reception
Saturday, June 23rd, 11 am - 5 pm
Alta Vista Gallery

This Saturday, Alta Vista Gallery will receive 25 new Impressionist oils by Sheila Hancock. Her show, “Blue Ridge Skies” will hang from June 18th through July 14th. Bring friends and meet the artist at the gallery’s opening reception on June 23rd.  

Refreshments will be served.

Summer Soulstice
Saturday, June 23rd, 1 - 9 pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Don't miss this FREE, day-long family event in the Watson Gap Village at Blue Ridge Mountain Club that benefits the Hospitality House

Take a tour at the Grand Opening of the amenities at Watson Gap Village, enjoy food trucks, local craft beer, live music, and guided UTV trail tours all while helping eliminate poverty and homelessness in our community. 


Our website calendar is packed with local events! Visit this calendar often to be in the know about the latest happenings around our area. Click here to check it out!

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Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4 - 6 pm, Park Avenue
Art in the Park: Saturday, June 16th, 10 am - 5 pm, Park Avenue
Concerts in the Park: Sunday, June 17th, 4 - 6 pm, Memorial Park
Business After Hours: Tuesday, June 19th at 5:30 pm, The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 26th at 8 am
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, June 28th at 5:30 pm, Ridgeline
Ribbon Cutting: Friday, June 29th at 3:30 pm, Mazarine Mopeds
Ribbon Cutting: Monday, July 2d at 3 pm, Mayview Plaza
First Friday Sip & Shop: Friday, July 6th, 3 pm - until..., Downtown Retailers
Symphony by the Lake: Friday, July 27th at 6 pm, Chetola Resort
Board of Directors: Wednesday, August 1st at 8 am

All meetings are held in the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.

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