Thursday, December 6, 2018

Weekly Village Update 12.6.18

Commerce Communications

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Chamber Events & News

Last Chance for Holiday Party Tickets
Deadline: Tomorrow, December 7th
Tomorrow is your last chance to purchase a ticket for our annual Chamber Holiday Party. Join us at the Inn at Crestwood, December 11th at 6 pm for a special menu, cash bar, giveaways and live music. Tickets are $25 per person.

Call Harrison at 828.295.7851 to secure your reservation.

Holiday Stroll
December 7th, 5 pm - until...
Hit the streets of Blowing Rock and finish (or start) your holiday shopping! Plan to be downtown for one of the most charming holiday events of the season.

Enjoy holiday shopping with shops open late, live music in the gazebo, Santa & carolers walking around town, Makers Market at The Mountain Thread Company, Carolina Snowbelles dance performance, holiday cocktails and marshmallow roasting, and more! Learn More

WinterFest 2019
2 Deadlines Tomorrow & Volunteer Opportunities
December 7th is the last day to reserve a custom ice sculpture for the Ice Stroll and to reserve a participant table for the Rotary Charity Chili Cookoff.

Can you lend a hand during WinterFest weekend? There are a few volunteer opportunities available. Please email Sarah, or call 828.295.7851 for details.

A Warm Welcome for Famous Toastery
A sunny Thursday morning, November 29th, brought out a crowd of Blowing Rock residents to celebrate the grand opening of the Famous Toastery, located at 349 Sunset Drive. Owners Dean and Beth Kessel expressed their appreciation for the warm welcome they've received in Blowing Rock. Attendees stayed awhile and visited over mini quiches, bread pudding coffee cake and hot coffee. Read More

New Years Eve Happenings
Send us Details
Is your business hosting a New Years Eve party, event or offering a special dining menu? Please email Harrison the details for the visitor's center! We may also use this information for a special section in an upcoming newsletter.

Blowing Rock Selected one of America's
100 Best Places to Retire
Boone/Blowing Rock has been selected as a top retirement destination in the sixth edition of “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire,” a comprehensive guidebook of the country’s most appealing retirement towns. Editors and staff spent 11 months researching more than 800 cities. The final selection represents 35 states and includes eight North Carolina locales. Read More

Sketchline Architecture
Sketchline Architecture is a small practice based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western NC. We specialize in custom residential and commercial projects. Our designs emphasize a connection to the building's surroundings and the needs of its occupants.

For more information, call 828.729.3290

Member Events & News

Winter Exhibition Celebration
TONIGHT, 5 - 7 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is hosting a reception to celebrate the latest changeover of exhibitions in the galleries. Hors d'oeuvres, drinks and music are offered throughout the evening. You'll have the chance to meet museum staff, exhibiting artists, featured historians and fellow cultural enthusiasts from across our High Country community.

New Year's Eve Dinner
Reserve Your Spot Today
Join Reid's Cafe & Catering for New Year's Eve dinner. You are highly encouraged to make reservations today! For more information, call 828.268.9600.

Winter Exhibition Celebration
December 7th, 6 - 10 pm
The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community to a Winter Exhibition Celebration. Festivities will include live music from Nate Harris and the Spice Creek Ramblers, savory refreshments, holiday cookies, hot cider and a cash bar. During this celebration, the Turchin Center will celebrate three new exhibitions and the artists will be on-hand to meet visitors and provide insight into their intriguing work. Read More

Chamber Information and Meetings

Holiday Stroll: Friday, December 7th, 5 - 8 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock
Chamber Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 11th at 6 pm, Inn at Crestwood
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, January 9th at 8 am
High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast: Thursday, January 24th at 7:30 am, Appalachian Ski Mtn

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

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