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Leadership for 2020 and Beyond
May 22nd, 8 am - 6
opportunity to spark dialogue regarding economic leadership in 12 Northwest
North Carolina counties, we announce the creation of Vision Northwest
North Carolina, a one-day summit that will highlight local trends
in economic, workforce and talent development.
Registration begins at 8 am; the
event concludes with a networking reception from 4 - 6 pm. The cost is $95
per person including meeting materials, lunch and snacks.
Borders: lessons learned and
opportunities shared from development-minded leaders in the region and
the Force Stay with You:
discussion regarding workforce development trends, employee retention and
benefit strategies in the Northwest prosperity zone.
Your Future: focus on talent
development and trends in training/education of the workforce of tomorrow.
Relax in our rooftop
and lobby lounges, serving craft beverages, specialty beers and
wines, as well as delicious shared plates. Cozy up to our fire
sphere and unwind, wrapped in a warm blanket, surrounded by breathtaking
360 degree views of Howard’s Knob, Appalachian State and historic downtown
Experience a warm,
small town welcome and experience a place that’s on a whole new level -
scenic views, extraordinary service, and fine touches.
Horton Hotel and
boutique hotel and rooftop lounge, boasting modern décor and a down to
earth, local vibe. Our 15 uniquely decorated guest rooms feature the
comfort of Kingsdown mattresses, 100% fine cotton and plush down bedding,
custom wood slab furniture, and special amenities to make your stay in
Boone one you’ll never forget. Our intimate space is infused with
beautifully handcrafted designs and historical references, referencing the
story of our building and its original owner, Walter Horton. Our luxurious
suites overlook King Street and downtown Boone and we have a few
pet-friendly rooms for those who love to travel with their pups. Many of
Boone’s popular local restaurants, retail stores, and the Appalachian State
campus are within walking distance, right outside our doors. Room
rates include our complimentary artisan breakfast bar and free parking in
Join Blowing Rock
Art & History Museum in welcoming award-winning food writer, Sheri
Castle who will be inviting us to consider what it means to be a locavore
and why this choice matters. To provide context for this conversation, we
will be watching and discussing themes from the Lexicon of Food series
presented by PBS and created by the Lexicon of Sustainability project. The
selected short films encourage us to think about how food can have a sense
of place, and why we might care about where exactly the food that we eat
Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Services is hosting a fish fry with fly tying
lessons to kick-off the start of trout season. Enjoy a bonfire, s'mores,
beer tent and more. Picnic will be held at Timberlake's Patio &
Lakeside Lawn. Call 828.295.5505 to RSVP.
At the Trout Derby
the next day, a Chetola Sporting Reserve Outdoor Programs Representative
will spend the afternoon offering young trout derby participants at
Broyhill Park an array of demos, clinics and contests. Read More
April 5th, 6 - 10
The Turchin Center
for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University invites the community
to a Spring Exhibition Celebration. The public is invited to engage,
discover and connect through the arts at the Turchin Center, where the
festivities will include costumed dancers and live music in the Main
Gallery, refreshments and a cash bar. During this event the Turchin Center will
celebrate four exhibitions and many of the artists will be on-hand to meet
visitors and provide insight into their intriguing work. This event is free
and open to the public. Read More
Dine Out for Kids
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Come out and support
Dine Out For Kids presented by The Children's Council of Watauga County.
Eat at one of the 25 restaurants listed and 10% or more of proceeds from
each restaurant will be donated to the Children's Council!
This event kicks off
The Week of The Young Child. Follow theFacebook Pagefor more fun events!
You are invited to
join Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church's Meal Packaging Event at Blowing
Rock School. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief
organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s
most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.
You can be part of the efforts to end hunger by signing up to volunteer for
a few hours of packing food.
Outdoor Legends is
hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Management program at Lees-McRae
College. The event, held at The Apple Barn in Valle Crucis, is split
into two portions. From 6 - 7 pm, attendees will have the opportunity
to network with both current and past Outdoor Legends. This
networking portion will include dinner and drinks. From 7 - 9 pm,
a panel discussion with this year’s Outdoor
Legends will offer these industry leaders a platform to showcase
their stories and experiences.
Calling all brides
and grooms!! The Inn at Crestwood is holding its annual Bridal Showcase and
it is free to attend! Meet some of the best vendors around, get a tour of
The Inn at Crestwood, taste delicious food and wine and more! Call
828.963.6646 to RSVP.
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Community Events & News
Blowing Rock Trout Derby
April 6th, Sunrise
- 4 pm
Kids are invited to
fish at Broyhill Park, where fishing licenses are not required (fishing
licenses are still needed in all other Watauga County locations, and all
posted regulations apply). Derby headquarters, where participants' fish are
measured and registered, is at the Blowing Rock Clubhouse, right next to
the pool. No entry fees are required and no
pre-registration necessary. Winners and prizes will be announced at 4:30