Thursday, May 25, 2017

Weekly Village Update: 5.25.17

Chamber Events & News

Ribbon Cutting  
TODAY, May 25th at 5 pm!
Savannah's Oyster House
Celebration 11 am-Midnight / Ribbon Cutting 5 pm

 Cocktails for a Cause! 
All bar profits from this celebration will be donated to the Blowing Rock Community Foundation. This will be a very fun evening with live music and guest bartenders including the Chamber's very own Charles Hardin!

Farmer's Market Returns TODAY!
Thursdays, 4 pm - 6 pm
Park Avenue

The Blowing Rock Farmers Market resumes today with 17 vendors and cooking demonstrations! The afternoon market is held each Thursday through mid-October. Local farmers will be on hand with produce, baked goods, flowers & more.

Scholarship Donations Being Accepted Now for Blowing Rock Students
The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council is providing a scholarship to students from the Blowing Rock School to attend the NC School of Science and Math Summer Accelerator Program. This week-long, on campus program allows students to take courses that provide additional exposure to science, technology and math. Learn More
Donations can be made to the Village Foundation for a restricted gift specifically for this scholarship. Click the donate button, then chose NCSSM Scholarship Project from the donation drop down menu.

Students Talk About Summer Accelerator
Click video above to see students talk about their Summer Accelerator experiences.

Deadline: Donations must be received no later than Monday, May 29th.
These gifts are tax deductible.

Symphony by the Lake
Friday, July 28th
Chetola Resort

Tickets on sale now!
This year's theme is "Oh the Places You'll Go"

 Gates open at 5:30 pm / Symphony at 7:30 pm

Tickets: Adults $40 in advance / $50 at the gate.  Children (under the age of 12) $15.

Tickets are available for purchase online and at the Chamber office. Questions? Call 828.295.7851

Memorial Day
Memorial Day is Monday, May 29th. Please take a moment to remember those who have died in service of the United States of America. 

We wish you all a safe holiday weekend!

The Chamber's Visitor Center will be open on
Monday from 9am - 5 pm.

First Friday Sip & Shop
Friday, June 2nd
Downtown Blowing Rock, 3 pm until ...

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.

Blowing Rock Young Professionals Contradance
Monday, June 5th at 5:30 pm

The Chamber and BRAHM welcome members of the BRYP, friends and coworkers to participate in a contradance. Contradance is a style of folk dance similar to square dancing set to the backdrop of Scotch-Irish inspired instrumental tunes.

No experience necessary!  A short demo of the steps will be provided before each set.
Business Before Hours
Tuesday, June 6th at 8:30 am

We all know what Business After Hours is - wine, hors d’oeuvres, and networking. The Chamber and BRAHM would like to welcome local businesses and their employees to Business Before Hours - a twist on after hours networking events. 

Stop by the museum and enjoy a cup of coffee, donut and good conversation.

Member Events & News

Welcome New Member:
Dream Weaver

Dream Weaver is the newest kiosk at SouthMarke! Specializing in handwoven baskets, hand poured soaps and hand crafted jewelry. 

Evening of Refreshments
Thursday, May 25th at 6 pm
Tanner-Doncaster Outlet

Join Tanner-Doncaster Outlet of Blowing Rock and Dr. Neal Goldman for an evening of "refreshments." Enjoy appetizers and libations while hearing the newest techniques in skin refreshers and seeing the latest trends to refresh your wardrobe. Bring a friend and make it a girls night out!

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. 

New Worship in Gazebo
Sunday, May 28th at 9 am
Memorial Park Gazebo

FaithBridge is beginning a new worship service that will meet in the Blowing Rock Park Gazebo every Sunday from 9:00-9:30 beginning May 28th.

Questions? Call 828.295.8333

Re-Opening for the Season
Roots Restaurant will re-open for the season on Thursday, June 1st!

Visit them at 7179 Valley Boulevard.

Questions? Call 828.414.9508

Camp Cats & Canines
Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 1st
Camp: Thursday, June 22nd at 9 am
Watauga Humane Society

Featuring medical care, dog safety, therapy dogs, interaction with shelter animals, crafts & more!

Call 828.264.8495 to register.

Scholarship Rummage Sale
Friday, June 2nd, 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday, June 3rd, 8 am - 2 pm
Blowing Rock Parks & Recreation Center
(adjacent to the Police Station)

Items include clothes, jewelry, shoes, small household items, book & more. All proceeds with benefit high school graduates from Blowing Rock.

TCVA Summer Art Workshops
The Turchin Center for Visual Arts (TCVA) is perhaps best known for its dynamic art exhibitions that are housed in the large brick and glass building on King Street. What many do not know is that, upstairs, on the second floor of the Arnold P. Rosen Family Educational Wing, is a spacious art classroom that is home to Appalachian State University art students during the academic school year. During the summer, when most of the university students are gone, the Turchin Center offers a variety of art workshops for kids and teens. Pre-registration is required.  TCVA supporters are eligible for a discount.

Community Events & News

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

Stop by to see Sunset Drive gateway and streetscape alternatives!

Chamber Information & Meetings

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

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
Young Professionals ContraDance at BRAHM: June 5th at 5:30
Business Before Hours: Tuesday, June 6th at 8:30 am, BRAHM
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, June 7th at 8 am, BRAHM
Art in the Park: Saturday, June 10th at 10 am, Park Avenue
Concert in the Park: Sunday, June 11th at 4 pm, Memorial Park Gazebo
Blowing Rock Young Professionals: Monday, June 12th at 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock Brewing Company
Business After Hours: Tuesday, June 20th at 5:30 pm, Green Park Inn
Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 27th at 8:30 am, Chamber Office
Quarterly Economic Development Council Meeting: Tuesday, July 25th at 3:30 pm, Chamber Office

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