Thursday, August 10, 2017

Weekly Village Update 8.10.17

Chamber Events & News

Art in the Park
This Saturday!
Saturday, August 12th, 10 am - 5 pm
Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock

August Featured Artist: Julie Simon, Jewelry

FREE Admission!

FREE parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at BRAHM. 

FREE trolley from Tanger Outlets and Food Lion.

Shred Day!
Wednesday, August 16th, 9 am - 1 pm
First Citizens Bank

Collect the papers you want to have shredded, pack them in your car or truck and bring them to the parking lot behind First Citizens Bank!

FREE! No limit!

Small Business Workshop
Sales & Use Tax
Thursday, August 17th at 11:30 am
Catawba Valley Community College

This FREE workshop will cover the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering for a sales and use tax account, learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and preparing and filing a sales and use tax return.

Business After Hours
Tuesday, August 22nd at 5 pm
Tweetsie Railroad

Meet us on Main Street at Tweetsie Railroad for a fun evening of networking, nibbles, refreshments and giveaways! Don't forget your business card!

Double the fun . . . our friends from the Boone Chamber will be joining us!

Business After Hours events are free to members of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Questions? Not a member, but want to attend?
Call Loni Miller, Director of Membership Services at 828.295.7851 

Welcome New Member:
Decades Rewind
Your Music. Your Memories. Your Life.

If you’ve been looking for a theatrical concert that will transport you back to the days of your youth with the passionate, beautiful songs of the past, Decades Rewind™ is an incredibly memorable & nostalgic show that you’ve been dreaming of! Featuring the top hits of the golden age of music (from the 60’s to the 80’s), Decades Rewind™ is a veritable time machine of amazing music that will never fade away.
Decades Rewind Promo
Click on the image above to watch a video!

Catch an upcoming show!
Decades Rewind will be in Raleigh on August 25th & 26th and in Winston Salem on August 27th. For a list of dates, venues and ticket information, visit: or follow them on Facebook.

Member Events & News

Shagging at the Rock
Saturday, August 12th at 1 pm
(gates open at 10 am)
The Blowing Rock

Shagging at the Rock will feature live performances from legendary beach music pioneers The Tams and The Original Drifters plus shag-o-riffic sets by Eric & The Chill Tones and The Magnificents! 

Call 828.295.4812 for more information.
Tickets: $55 adults / $10 kids 12 & under

Zippin' 4 Life
Saturday, August 12th, All Day
Sky Valley Zip Tours

Zip for a great cause! Proceeds will benefit Life Village, a residential community being built in the High Country where adults with autism and related disorders can live, develop a trade and build lasting friendships!

Reservations required! Please call 855.475.9947 and mention Life Village! 

Nashville Songwriters Association International Meeting and Concert
Saturday, August 13th at 2 pm
Watauga County Public Library

The Appalachian chapter of the Nashville Songwriters Association International meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Watauga County Library. It is free and open to all aspiring songwriters and often features special guests and workshops. Bring your instrument and share your songs with other songwriters.

Concert in the Park: NSAI will be performing this Sunday, August 13th at 4pm in the gazebo at Memorial Park, Downtown Blowing Rock.

Upcoming at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Movies at the Museum: A Weaverly Path
Thursday, August 17th at 7 pm

A Weaverly Path offers an intimate, visually stunning portrait of Swiss-born tapestry weaver Silvia Heyden and captures the inner dialogue and meditations of an extraordinary artist in the moments of creation. The film follows Heyden during a year of weaving and reflection. Learn More
A Starry Night
Saturday, August 19th at 5:30 pm

The evening begins with A Moveable Feast featuring dinners in private homes, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Then, the party moves to BRAHM for All That Jazz, an after party of cocktails, dessert, jazz and more, from 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm. Learn More

Rotary Auction
Saturday, August 19th at 3 pm
American Legion

Fun, food and wine!

Doors open at 3 pm, silent auction ends at 5:30 pm. Live auction at 5 pm.

All proceeds are returned to High Country charities. Over the last 4 years over $105,000 has been given to benefit our community.
For more information, call 828.295.7851

Eclipse Party
Monday, August 21st
Grandfather Mountain

View one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events!

The Nature Museum will host arts and crafts activities for kids, solar-themed snacks and face-painting. At 1:30 pm, pick up your solar eclipse glasses and head to the Mile High Swinging Bridge for an unabated view of the partial solar eclipse.

Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays at 4 pm, Park Avenue

Art in the Park: Saturday, August 12th at 10 am, Park Avenue

Concert in the Park: Sunday, August 13th at 4 pm, Memorial Park Gazebo
(music by Nashville Songwriters Association International)

Blowing Rock Young Professions Meetup: Monday, August 14th at 5:30 pm; Blowing Rock Ale House

Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, August 16th at 8 am, Chamber Board Room

Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, August 22nd at 8 am, Chamber Office

Business After Hours: Tuesday, August 22nd at 5:30 pm, Tweetsie Railroad

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner: Tuesday, August 29th at 5:30 pm, American Legion Hall

Chamber Board Meeting: Wednesday, September 6th at 8 am, Chamber Board Room

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