Thursday, June 15, 2017

Weekly Village Update 6.15.17

Chamber Events & News

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

Need inspiration? We've put together a local shopping guide with great gift ideas for Dad!

Business After Hours
Tuesday, June 20th at 5:30 pm
Green Park Inn

Join us for a fun evening of networking and nibbles!

Please RSVP via email or on the Facebook Event so we have an accurate headcount for food!

Painting Auction
This custom painting of Cone Manor by Rick Reinert of Reinert Fine Art will be on display and bids will be taken during Symphony by the Lake on Friday, July 28th. The auction for the painting will commence at the Denim Ball on August 4th.

Volunteers: watch for an email with volunteer opportunities to hit your inbox soon!

Real Estate Report
As the traditionally busy summer season begins, the local real estate market seems poised for another strong quarter.

Sales since January are slightly outpacing last year, up more than 4 percent. Meanwhile interest rates are at their lowest point of the year, and local inventory is growing.

Business Tax Workshop
Wednesday, June 21st at 9 am
NC Department of Revenue
1985 Tate Blvd SE, Hickory

This workshop will cover the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements.

Participants may register online; walk-ins welcome.

Member Events & News

Meta Gatschenberger Wins Photo Contest
Macro Photographer Meta Gatschenberger won 1st Place in the Grandfather Mountain Nature Photography Contest for "Beginner Wildflowers". Her winning photography is on display at Rustic in Blowing Rock. 

Congratulations, Meta!

Upcoming at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Movies at the Museum: Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck
Thursday, June 15th at 7 pm
During his early, formative years in New York City, Beck lived on the edge of destitution. Eventually, he found gallery representation and established a following of enthusiasts who snap up his work as soon as it comes out. His pieces have been shown at the MET, the Guggenheim and some of the world’s most prominent galleries. Learn More
Panel Discussion: "Fire & Form:
North Carolina Glass"
Saturday, June 17th at 11 am
Artists participating in the discussion include John Littleton, Courtney Dodd, Richard Ritter and William & Katherine Bernstein. The artists will discuss questions regarding the importance of North Carolina in the American Studio Glass Movement, how they came to settle here and their current studio practices. Learn More

Day Out with Thomas:
The Friendship Tour
Now Through Sunday, June 18th
Tweetsie Railroad

Day Out With Thomas™ is a family event that offers aspiring engineers and their families the unique opportunity to take a ride with the classic storybook engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™

Summer Soulstice
Saturday, June 17th at 3 pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Club

This event features local artists and bands, food trucks, craft beer, games and more!

This FREE event is open to the public and benefits Hospitality House.

Real Estate Professionals Report on the Current Blowing Rock Residential Real Estate Market
Tuesday, June 20th at 5:30 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

The Blowing Rock Civic Association is pleased to announce a community meeting with an outstanding panel of experts including Scott McIntosh of Blowing Rock Investment Properties, Rob Garrett of Premier Sotheby's International Realty and Hunt Broyhill, a developer of the new Chestnut Hill Development on the old Blowing Rock Hospital site. They will discuss the current status of the local residential real estate market. Learn More

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

Don your tiki wear and join this fun fundraiser for Community Care Clinic!

Tickets: $35/each, includes food & beverage.

26th Annual Heritage Day & Wood Kiln Opening
Saturday, June 24th at 10 am
Bolick & Traditions Pottery
4443 Bolick Road, Lenoir

The groundhog kiln will be unloaded at 10 am; be present for the best selection of wood fired items! Michael Calhoun will have his much desired Santa Face Jugs, Mrs. Claus, Harry Potters, Wizards, and new designs. Lula Owens Bolick will have Monday/Friday face jugs and other traditional jugs. Janet Bolick Calhoun will have teapots, candlesticks and Rebekah pitchers. Glenn Bolick will have several “swirl” pieces and Ina Owens Bolick will also have hand built items. New colors, and shapes will also be available.  Learn More

Book Launch & Signing Party
Saturday, June 24th at 11 am
Alta Vista Gallery

Alta Vista Gallery owner Maria Santomasso-Hyde has written a book, He Gave Me Barn Cats. The public is invited to this free event; refreshments will be served. Personalized books are available at the gallery. Learn More

Party with a Purpose
Sunday, June 25th at 2 pm
Green Park Inn

Purchase tickets now and help celebrate The Children’s Council of Watauga County's 40th anniversary! All proceeds from the event will go to fund programs and services that support children in Watauga County.

Tickets: $40/each, includes a glass of champagne, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music, games, silent auction and live auction. Learn More

Locals for Locals
Tuesday, June 27th at 5 pm
Bistro Roca

An evening of fundraising to benefit the Blowing Rock Community Foundation!

Reservations are available by phone at 828.295.4008.

An Appalachian Summer Festival Begins June 27th
Presented by Appalachian State University, this event series celebrates performing and visual arts with a variety of concerts, discussions, films, exhibits, and dance performances. 

June Highlights:
June 27th at 1 pm: Young People's Global Film Series: My Lucky Elephant
June 28th at 7 pm Weicholz Global Film Series:
The Innocents
June 30th at 8 pm: Broyhill Chamber Ensemble

Chamber Information, Meetings & Upcoming Events

Blowing Rock Farmers Market, every Thursday at 4 pm, Park Avenue
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
First Friday Sip & Shop: Friday, July 7th at 3 pm, Downtown Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Young Professionals Meetup: Monday, July 10th at 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock Brewery
Art in the Park: Saturday, July 15th at 10 am, Park Avenue
Concert in the Park: Sunday, July 16th at 4 pm, Memorial Park
Business Before Hours: Wednesday, July 19th at 8:30 am, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Billy Chick
Quarterly Economic Development Council Meeting: Tuesday, July 25th at 3:30 pm, Chamber Office
Symphony by the Lake: Friday, July 28th at 5:30 pm, Chetola

There will be NO Board of Directors meeting or Business After Hours in July.

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