Thursday, October 5, 2017

Weekly Village Update 10.5.17

Chamber Events & News

Fall Litter Pickup
Thursday, October 5th at 3 pm
Bass Lake Horse Trailer Parking Lot

Do your part to keep Blowing Rock beautiful! Join members from the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and help pick up litter from the roadside of Highway 221.

Questions? Call the Chamber at 828.295.7851
It's all smiles from some our wonderful volunteers on litter pickup day!

Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, October 5th, 4 pm - 7 pm
Art of Oil, Boone

Art of Oil, Boone has closed their King Street store. They are now open at 240 Shadowline Drive, Suite A10 with free parking and extended store hours! 

Join us in celebrating their fantastic NEW location!

• Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 pm
• Refreshments
• Live Music
• Specials
• Double Stamps on Frequent Buyer Cards
Visit the Olive Oil & Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Room! FREE tastings of over 60 olive oils & balsamic vinegars!

First Friday Sip & Shop
Friday, October 6th, 3 pm until ?
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.

Art in the Park
LAST Show of the Season!
Saturday, October 7th, 10 am - 5 pm
Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock

Art in the Park is host to more than 90 artists at each show. Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, wood, fiber, glass, photography, painting and more.

October Featured Artist: Kue King, Metal

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.

Blowing Rock Young Professionals
Monday, October 9th at 5:30 pm
BRMC Patio Courtyard at the Martin House

An evening of networking, food and fun for young professionals (ages 21-45)! This evening is a "welcome back" party with cornhole, beer from Blowing Rock Ale House and wine. 

Free to attend thanks to our sponsor, 4 Forty Four!

Candidates Forum
Monday, October 16th at 5:30 pm
Blowing Rock School Auditorium

Come hear candidates' position on important topics!

Questions? Call the Chamber at 828.295.7851

MEGA Networking Event!
Regional Business After Hours with FIVE Area Chambers of Commerce
Tuesday, October 17th, 5 pm - 7 pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Club (BRMC)

BRMC welcomes the Ashe, Blowing Rock, Boone, Caldwell and Wilkes Chambers of Commerce to Business After Hours with a “Sneak Peek” of their amenity center! The event will be held on the “Event Terrace” of the new Village Center. 

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Shuttle available for Chamber members!

Questions & Shuttle Information:
Call the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Auto-Owners Insurance Discount for Chamber Members
As a member of the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, you are eligible for a special savings on your business insurance!

You may also be eligible for several additional discounts depending upon your individual circumstances.

For more information, call 828.264.8804

2017 Blowing Rock Christmas Ornaments
This year's Blowing Rock Christmas ornament has arrived! It's beautiful and features Memorial Park Rotary Gazebo.

Ornaments are $15/each and are available at the Chamber office.

Questions? Call the Chamber at 828.295.7851

Welcome New Member:
Marmalade Tea Shop
Located at 159 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, Marmalade Tea Shop is filled to the brim with Petali Tea blends, modern tea ware, marmalades, honeys and syrups. You'll also find tea inspired gifts and accessories for the home, body and spirit!

Brewed Tea to go! Choose from over 100 delicious and unique tea blends. Served hot or iced with a nice selection of add-ins to customize to your liking! Sit and sip awhile on the patio! 

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11 to 5, Sunday 1 to 4, Monday &Tuesday By Chance!

Follow Marmalade Tea Shop on Facebook

Member Events & News

24th Annual Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign
This Fall, Tanger Outlets in Blowing Rock is once again joining the fight to help save lives in our community. This year, money raised through Tanger’s annual PinkSTYLE Campaign will support the Wilma Redmond Foundation at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
During the entire month of October, customers can purchase 25% OFF endless use Pink Cards on any item at great outlet stores such as Banana Republic, Polo, J.Crew, Loft, and more. Read More
Click here to purchase a digital version of the Tanger PinkSTYLE coupon. Please enter BLRAPP in the Charity Code field.

Cleaning Special
October 1st until March 31st
Highland Pro Clean

15% OFF all services including: window cleaning, carpet cleaning. upholstery cleaning, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, etc.

Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Minimum charge of $100 applies.

For more information, call 828.733.5089

Songwriter Series
Saturday, October 7th, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Club Courtyard

Come out for the final Songwriter Series of the year at Blue Ridge Mountain Club's Courtyard at the Martin House, Downtown Blowing Rock!

Enjoy this fantastic group of local and regional songwriters playing their songs!

Tunes & Tastings at the Trout
Live Music Wednesdays, 6 pm - 8 pm
Thirsty Thursdays, 5 pm - 7 pm
The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

Wednesdays, bring along your banjo, ukulele, fiddle or other instrument and stay after the band wraps up to pick along with our local musicians. No service charge to enjoy any beverage from The Speckled Trout Bottle Shop. High Country cuisine will be available all evening.

Thursdays, bring your thirst for an in depth look at our beverage program while exploring delicious wine, beer and cocktails offered at the restaurant and bottle shop.
Follow The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop on Facebook and Instagram for their latest happenings and schedule!

Saturday & Sunday, October 15th & 16th
10 am - 5 pm
Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain has lots of reasons for you to grab your beer stein, put on your lederhosen or dirndl and bring your appreciation for local school-age band music! Oktoberfest features Bavarian music, German & American food, children's fun center (hayrides, corn hole, pumpkin bowling & more!) craft vendors, costume contest and barrels of beverages!

Admission, parking and shuttle service are FREE!
For additional information please call 828.898.4521 or visit the website.

Festival of Trees
Registration Deadline: October 20th
Be part of the 3rd Annual Festival of Trees at Chetola Resort this holiday season!

Decorate a 3' - 6' tree and make a difference in your community. Your donation helps fill our mission, “To build kids of character and confidence so that every person in the High Country reaches their full potential.”

Themes are on a first come, first served basis. Registration deadline: October 20th
For more information, visit the website.

Follow Festival of Trees on Facebook

Upcoming at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Scholars & Scones: Black Mountain College
Thursday, October 12th at 11 am
Appalachian Studies graduate student Kelsey Wagner will speak about Black Mountain College, an experimental liberal arts school in Asheville, North Carolina, that was open from 1933-1957. Multiple departments across Appalachian State University are collaborating with BRAHM, Swannanoa Valley Museum and other venues to host exhibits, lectures and workshops that will highlight the importance of Black Mountain College within creative, educational, and political movements as an Appalachian phenomenon. Learn More
Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?
Thursday, October 19th at 7 pm
Filmmaker Harry Moses offers humorous and revealing insight into the art authentication process in America by documenting the remarkable tale of a 73 year old former long haul trucker who was snubbed by the art establishment after purchasing a Jackson Pollock painting for five dollars at a local thrift shop. When Teri Horton purchased a painting by one of the twentieth century's most respected abstract expressionist artists, she never suspected that she would find herself struggling against some of the most powerful figures in the world of art. Learn More


Be sure to visit our website calendar for information on other and future events!

Community Events & News

Hwy 321 Open House
Thursday, October 12th, 4 pm - 7 pm
Broyhill Center, Lenoir

The NC Department of Transportation invites citizens and business owners to a public meeting regarding the proposed widening of US 321 between US 70 in Hickory and Southwest Boulevard in Lenoir. Read More

High Country Halloween Roundup
There’s a lot of Halloween fun to be had in the High Country! Festivals, haunted houses, parades and kid friendly events galore!

For a list of area Halloween happenings, click here!

Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

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

Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, October 5th at 4:30 pm, Art of Oil, Shops at Shadowline, Boone

Art in the Park: Saturday, October 7th, 10 am - 5 pm, Park Avenue (last show of the season!)

BR Young Professionals Meetup: Monday, October 9th at 5:30 pm, Martin House Courtyard

Candidates Forum: Monday, October 16th at 5:30 pm, Blowing Rock School Auditorium

Business After Hours: Tuesday, October 17th at 5:30 pm, Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Chamber Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, October 24th at 8 am, Chamber Office

Chamber Board Retreat: Wednesday, November 15th, Location TBD

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