Thursday, May 18, 2017

Weekly Village Update 5.18.18

Chamber Events & News

Art in the Park
Saturday, May 20th, 10 am - 5 pm
Park Avenue

May Art in the Park Highlights:
  • It's our 55th Year! 
  • Over 85 Artists
  • Featured Artist: Tim Turner
  • 3 Non-Profit Booths: Dylan's Heart, Blowing Rock Woman's Club, Community Care Clinic
  • FREE trolley from Tanger Outlets and Food Lion
  • Located on Park Avenue again. See you there!
Questions? Contact the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Concert in the Park
Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm
Memorial Park

Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, Sunday Concerts in the Park offer free, family-friendly entertainment! Bring a lawn chair or blanket! The 2017 Season of Concerts in the Park is sponsored by Diamond Properties and kicks off with Bluegrass/Folk/Blues by Handlebar Betty! 

Summer Shopping Hours Survey
This year, the Chamber will again promote all retailers who agree to remain open past 5:00 pm and open earlier on weekends by promoting your closing hours on a nice rack card that will be presented at hotels front desks as well as in the visitor's center at the Chamber. 

Please read more from Charles Hardin before taking the survey. 

Deadline: Tomorrow, May 19th!

The NEW Speckled Trout Restaurant
& Bottle Shop
922 Main Street
Monday, May 22nd at 4 pm

Savannah's Oyster House
155 Sunset Drive
Thursday, May 25th 
Celebration 11 am-11 pm / Ribbon Cutting 5 pm 

Welcome New Member:
Flightless Bird Photography
Flightless Bird Photography is an award-winning wedding and family photography business nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Owner and artist, Chelsea Zimmerman, believes in organic photography that captures genuine, meaningful moments. Specializing in wedding photography and family sessions.

Member Events & News

Mountain Ninja Warrior Sponsorship Applications Open
The Mountain Ninja Warrior community fundraiser and competition is returning to High Gravity Adventures! Planning is underway for this all-day event to be held on Sunday, October 1st, and this is the call for your business to get involved! Event sponsorships and team fundraisers are available this year!

Upcoming at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Movies at the Museum
Tyrus: The Documentary

Thursday, May 18th at 7 pm
Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Set against a backdrop of immigration, poverty and racial prejudice, Tyrus is the true story of 105 year old pioneering Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong, revealed through the lens of filmmaker Pamela Tom.

Tickets: $5 students, seniors / $7 general admission. Learn More

Painter's Open Studio

Thursday, May 25th, 9 am - 1 pm

Join this informal group of oil painters each Thursday morning to paint in a supportive environment.
$5 museum members / $10 non-members.
Email for registration instructions if you are a first time participant. Learn More

Midnight at the Oasis
Friday, May 19th at 7 pm
Meadowbrook Inn

Celebrating 39 years of service, information and shelter. OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information, and Shelter) is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Watauga and Avery Counties.

Tickets: $35 per person. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and dancing.

Art in the Park Ride
Sunday, May 21st at 10 am
Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters

The Art in the Park Ride Series kicks off with a classic 38 mile Hwy 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop!

All paces welcome.
Call 828.414.9800 for more information.

Expert Panel Event
Tuesday, May 23rd at 5 pm
Blowing Rock Country Club

This “multi panel” event offers three great panels on topics important to local professional women. The format of the event offers the chance to attend two, 45 minute panel discussions. 
Tickets: $25 per person, includes heavy hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar.

Gallery Bus Trip to Greensboro
Wednesday, May 24th at 8 am
Departs from University Hall

Join the Turchin Center for great art, food, drink and wonderful company!

Tickets: $65 for TCVA donors / $75 for non-donors.

Price includes transportation, admission costs, lunch and refreshments. Call 828.262.3017 to reserve your spot. Reservation deadline: May 19th!

25th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, May 27th at 4:30 pm
Courtyard at SouthMarke 
Downtown Blowing Rock
SouthMarke and their tenants are proud of their Blowing Rock history and invite you to stop by and celebrate with them as they host a late afternoon anniversary celebration complete with cake, balloons, a few local dignitaries and perhaps some of their original tenants, many of whom still remain on Main Street today. 

High Country CSA 
(Community Supported Agriculture)
The season for the High Country CSA is starting soon; full season shares (May 31-October 25) as well as as summer-only shares (June 14-August 9 for those just in town for the summer) are available!
Blowing Rock pick up site at Bistro Roca!
Call 828.278.4479 for more information.

2nd Annual Tiki Bash
Friday, June 23rd at 7 pm
Apple Barn, Valle Crucis

Tickets on sale now! $35 per person. Includes food & beverages. 

Proceeds benefit Community Care Clinic.

Community Events & News

Public Viewing of Sunset Drive Gateway Project
Tuesday, May 30th at 4:30 pm
American Legion Hall

Presentation will include site review and analysis, gateway and streetscape alternatives, facilitated discussion with council, stakeholder and public meeting, and complete concept level plan.

Chamber Information & Meetings

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

Art in the Park: Saturday, May 20th at 10 am, Park Avenue (in front of Chamber)
Concert in the Park: Sunday, May 21st at 4 pm, Memorial Park Gazebo (Handlebar Betty performing)
Ribbon Cutting: Monday, May 22nd at 4 pm, Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop
Executive Board: Tuesday, May 23rd at 8 am, Chamber Boardroom
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, May 25th at 5 pm, Savannah's Oyster House
Public Viewing of Sunset Drive Gateway Project: Tuesday, May 30th at 4:30 pm, American Legion
Board of Directors: Wednesday, June 7th at 8 am, BRAHM

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