Thursday, June 1, 2017

Weekly Village Update 6.1.17

Chamber Events & News

Farmers Market TODAY!
Every Thursday, 4 pm - 6 pm
Park Avenue
The Blowing Rock Farmers Market resumes today! The afternoon market is held each Thursday through mid-October. Local farmers will be on hand with produce, baked goods, flowers & more, and Highland Meadows will be grilling samples!

First Friday Sip & Shop
Friday, June 2nd, 3 pm - ?
Downtown Blowing Rock

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.

Shop Local for Dad this Father's Day!
Father's Day is Sunday, June 18th and we encourage everyone to shop local for Dad!

Merchants, do you want to be included in our Shop Local for Father's Day Gift Guide? Email Christine a photo and brief description your Father's Day special, sale or unique gift item no later than Tuesday, June 6th to be included!

Blowing Rock Young Professionals Contradance
Monday, June 5th at 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public!
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM)

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
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Business Before Hours offers a twist on networking events. Join us at the museum for a cup of coffee, donut and good conversation.

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

FREE trolley from Tanger Outlets & Food Lion!

Questions? Contact the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Concert in the Park
Sunday, June 11th at 4 pm
Memorial Park Gazebo

Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, Sunday Concerts in the Park offer free, family-friendly entertainment! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy Reggae-Appalachian Fusion by Rastacoustic!

The 2017 Season of Concerts in the Park is sponsored by Diamond Properties.

Welcome New Member:
Hold Fast Investigations, LLC
Home Patrol
Personal Security
Private Investigation Services
Oakley Fungaroli is a retired L.A.P.D. detective and US Military Veteran with 30 years of investigative experience who has retired to the High Country. He offers a range of protection services that were inspired by his personal need for a professional home walk-through of his 2nd home in Bethel while living in Los Angeles. Need peace of mind while away from your home? He’ll provide a detailed walk-through, taking care of any needs, and will send photos to give you peace of mind. 
Oakley is certified in NC Security and Patrol #1947-GP; NC Courier Service #263-C; NC PI #5150; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners #684195. Fully licensed and bonded. Learn More

Member Events & News

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
NEW Outpost Location
Open now at 1566 NC Hwy 105, Boone
(next to Sunrise Grill)

All the fun of the Gem Mine at a NEW location! Come out and find gems, arrowheads, sharks teeth & fossils!

Open at 10 am Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Rock Dimensions Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Camp 2017
Register now for a summer day camp experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Climbing Adventure Camps (ages 8 +)
Intermediate Climbing Camps (ages 11 +)

Camp sessions are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Family discount for two or more campers!

Call 828.265.3544 for more information.

Special Event Nights Happening Now at Chetola Resort
Steak on the Lake
Wednesdays | Dinner 5-10 pm | Live Music 6-9 pm

Music & Oysters
Thursdays | Dinner 5-10 pm | Live Music with The Lucky Strikes 6-9 pm | $30/person

Bonfire Night
Fridays | Lakeside Bonfire 7-10 pm | Cash Bar
S'mores Packs $5/each | Live Music

Live Music
Saturdays | 6-9 pm
Timberlake's Hours:
Breakfast 7:30 - 10:30 am Daily
Lunch: Noon - 3 pm Daily
Dinner: 5 - 10 pm Nightly
Headwaters Pub: Noon - 11 pm Daily

Reading for Paws
Register now for Watauga Humane Society's Reading for Paws!

Tuesday, June 13th - Friday, August 4th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (30 minute time slots), 3 days per week.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Each child will have the opportunity to read to, and interact with, one of the Center’s cats.

For more information, please email:

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.

Sunday Brunch at Rowland's Restaurant
Sundays beginning June 4th, 11 am - 2 pm 
Rowland’s at Westglow Resort and Spa 
Rowland’s Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa will offer weekly Sunday Brunch. We look forward to this new tradition and hope to see you dining with us soon!
Please call 828.295.5141 to make reservations.
Open to the public; reservations required.

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
Beginning Thursday, June 8th!
Broyhill Equestrian Preserve

The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is a long-standing tradition in Blowing Rock; the outdoor show has been held every year since 1923!

Saddlebred Show: June 8 - 11
Hunter/Jumper Show: July 25 - 30, August 1 - 6

General admission is $10/person per day (children 12 and under are free).
Photo from Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show website.

Blowing Rock Quilt Cooperative Launch Party
Friday, June 9th at 5 pm
American Legion Hall

Please join Roey and Katherine (of Roey's Quilts and The Mountain Thread Company) in celebrating the launch of the Blowing Rock Quilt Cooperative - a local network of fiber artisans with a goal to promote fresh approaches to traditional quilt artistry.  

Light refreshments and beverages will be served.

Blowing Rock Church Tour
Saturday, June 10th at 12:30 pm
Tour brochure available at BRAHM
St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal, Rumple Presbyterian, Blowing Rock Methodist, Mount Bethel, First Independent Baptist, Sandy Flat Baptist, Church of the Epiphany and St. Mark’s Lutheran will open their doors to visitors to view their interiors as well as learn about their history. Several churches will also offer a musical performance. The tour will end at BRAHM with a live concert starting at 5:00 pm featuring St. Mary’s choir and a Trio from Independent Baptist Church. Read more about the Church Tour Concert
The Blowing Rock Church Tour brochure with details, dates, performance times and a map for the self-guided tour will be available at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Learn More

Animal Birthday Party
Wednesday, June 14th, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain celebrates the birthdays of all the animals in the environmental wildlife habitats with games, contests, crafts and surprises. Grandfather’s habitat staff has prepared a fun-filled day for guests, as well as programs to celebrate its furry and feathered inhabitants.

Appalachian Nashville Songwriters  "How to Write Your First Song"
Saturday, June 17th at 2 pm
Boone Library

Have you ever asked yourself "I would like to write a song, how do I get started"? If so, this is the meeting for you! It's also a good opportunity for established songwriters to participate in the discussion and learn from others perspective and experiences. 
Afterwards listen to songs that songwriters have brought to share with the group.
For more information call 828.295.8929 or email 

Mile of Flowers
Friday, June 23rd at 9:30 am 
Downtown Blowing Rock

Come experience the vibrant gardens, enjoy lunch in one of our local restaurants, shop for items at the Garden Club's boutique and area businesses, and wind down with a relaxing cup of afternoon tea and desserts served by Garden Club members. 
Tickets are $35. Read More
For more information, or to purchase tickets, email: or call 828.295.0901.

Chamber Information, Meetings & Upcoming Events

Blowing Rock Farmers Market, every Thursday at 4 pm, Park Avenue

Young Professionals ContraDance at BRAHM: Monday, 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, The Speckled Trout
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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