Thursday, June 8, 2017

Weekly Village Update 6.8.17

Chamber Events & News

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.

Shop Local for Dad this Father's Day!
Father's Day is 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!

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.

Attention Dog Owners! Canine Influenza has been Confirmed in North Carolina
We love dogs in Blowing Rock and want to keep them safe & well. Dogs are at the highest risk of contracting the virus at locations where the animals are in close quarters. A sick dog transmits the virus to another dog through saliva, coughing and sneezing, contaminated objects such as food and water bowls, toys and by people moving between infected and uninfected dogs. 

Welcome New Member:
Bob Oelberg, Landscape Architect
Providing a variety of services including:
  • Land Planning
  • Site Design
  • Grading Design
  • Commercial & Institutional landscape & hardscape design
Bob has led much of the effort with the Laurel Lane beautification design.

Member Events & News

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show
Beginning TODAY, Thursday, June 8th!
Broyhill Equestrian Preserve
The Blowing Rock show is widely recognized as the oldest continuous horse show in America. The show has been held for 94 consecutive summers and on the same plot of ground since 1928.
Saddlebred Show: June 8 - 11
Hunter/Jumper Show: July 25 - 30, August 1 - 6

Over 250 horses are expected for this year’s show.  Horses and riders will be traveling from 16 states to the Highlands for a week of spirited competition in the cool breezes of the mountains. Admission is $10 per day with in-and-out privileges. Food vendors and an exciting array of merchandise booths will be on hand to provide a unique interlude between classes.
Photo from Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show website.

In/Visible Theatre Presents
The Christians
Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm
Valle Crucis Conference Center, Banner Elk

Friday, June 9 at 7 pm
Boone United Methodist Church, Boone

Saturday, June 10 at 7 pm
The Rock Church, Boone

Tuesday, June 13 at 7 pm
St. Mary's of the Hills Episcopal Church 
Blowing Rock
The Christians features Boone natives Bob Haas and Shauna Godwin, along with Jonathan Ray and Donovan Harper of Caldwell County, and In/Visible Theatre veteran Teresa Lee who audiences have seen in In/Visible Theatre’s Kill Will and Mauzy.  Karen Sabo directs.  Read More
Tickets available online or at the door. 
Seating is limited. Ushering opportunities available.

Day out with Thomas:
The Friendship Tour
Friday, June 9th - 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™

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

Russ Wilson: "It's All About Me!"
Sunday, June 11th at 5 pm
Meadowbrook Inn

The High Country Jazz Society offers outstanding jazz concerts every 2nd Sunday of each month from May through October! This month's performer is the Russ Wilson Group. Russ is a drummer/vocalist/entertainer based in Asheville. Folks attending the show should call the hotel at 828.295.4300 for reservations or plan to arrive early for best seating. Tickets are $20

Meet the First Citizens Team
Thursday, June 15th, 5 - 7 pm
540 Hwy 105 Ext, Boone

Meet First Citizens Bank's new business banker and the rest of the team.

A donation will be made to a local non-profit organization.

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:

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 

Rock Dimensions Climbing & Outdoor Adventure Camp 2017
Register now for a summer day camp experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Camps begin June 19th.

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.

Visit: and click on the calendar tab (or click the button below) to view more events!

Chamber Information, Meetings & Upcoming Events

Blowing Rock Farmers Market, every Thursday at 4 pm, Park Avenue
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
BR Young Professionals: Monday, June 12th at 5:30 pm, The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop
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
Symphony by the Lake: Friday, July 28th at 5:30 pm, Chetola

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