Thursday, May 24, 2018

Weekly Village Update 5.24.18

Edition: May 24, 2018

Chamber Events & News

Farmer's Market Opens
Every Thursday, 4 - 6 pm
Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock

The Blowing Rock Farmers Market includes farm raised produce, meats, cheese, honey, eggs, plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers, artisanal breads and desserts, natural body products, and whole foods from local farms, growers, and whole food producers. Parking is available at the American Legion.

Art in the Park Season Begins
Saturday, May 26th, 10 am - 5 pm
Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock

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

Free trolley from Tanger Outlets and Food Lion. Free parking downtown on the street and in the parking decks on Wallingford St. and at BRAHM. 

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Concerts in the Park Season Begins SUNDAY!
Sunday, May 27th, 4 - 6 pm
Memorial Park, Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock’s Concert in the Park Series is an annual set of free outdoor concerts. Always on Sundays following Art in the Park, the performances offer entertainment from a variety of musical genres.

Family-friendly and casual; bring a lawn chair or blanket! The season kicks off with The King Bees!

Consider Multiple Factors When Creating Retirement Plans
When you create your financial and investment strategies for retirement, what will you need to know? In other words, what factors should you consider, and how will these factors affect your investment-related decisions, before and during your retirement?

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Billy Chick, Edward Jones Financial Advisor

"We had our start filling and sewing European quality down comforters, pillows, and featherbeds in the mountains of the North Carolina High Country, using all-European white goose down fills and the world's finest down-proof fabrics. For over 35 years, we have been combining our own-made down products with luxury bed and bath linens from France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, and around the world."

Don't miss the Memorial Day Sale!
Call 828.963.4144 for more information.
Store Location: 9452 Hwy 105 South, between Boone & Banner Elk

Member Events & News

Saddlebreds Receive Show of the Year Award. National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Recognizes Blowing Rock.
The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show begins its 95th year of consecutive operation with two distinctive recognitions:

For the fifth time in eight years, the Twelfth Chapter of the United Professional Horsemen has selected Blowing Rock as the chapter’s Best Show. 

In addition, the Hunter and Jumper Division was selected as one of the nation’s top ten horse shows by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame.
Additionally, Blowing Rock was among the nominees for the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Show of the Year. Read More

Open Memorial Day Monday
Although normally closed Mondays, Village Cafe will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28th) from 8 am - 2 pm.
Reservations are encouraged.

Summer Exhibition Celebration
Thursday, May 24th, 5 - 7 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and music are offered throughout the evening. You’ll have the chance to meet museum staff, exhibiting artists, featured historians, and fellow cultural enthusiasts from across our High Country community. Every reception is free, family-friendly, and always a party you don’t want to miss!

2nd Annual Scholarship
Rummage Sale
Thursday, May 31st, 2 - 5 pm
Friday, June 1st, 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday, June 2nd, 8 am - 2pm
American Legion Hall, Blowing Rock

Shop a huge variety of items: clothing, household, furniture, jewelry! Great bargains with all proceeds providing scholarships to local students.

Celebrating 30 Years of Business
The Last Straw, Home & Garden, on Main Street Blowing Rock will celebrate 30 years of business on Saturday, June 23rd. 

The business is owned by Roger and Julie Robertson of Blowing Rock. Growing from a mere 750 square foot facility in Valle Crusis to the current location in the Old Historic First Baptist Church, at 978 Main Street Blowing Rock, "this business has been such a blessing for our entire family".

Community Events & News

Hwy 221 Closure
Due to recent heavy rains, Highway 221 between Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain is closed. A washout heavily damaged the highway and repairs will take at least two weeks. The closure is between Pilot Ridge Road and Edgemont Road. This means that folks can still travel to Westglow, Grandfather Country Store, and Holloway Mountain Road, but alternate routes will need to be used to travel farther to Grandfather Mountain and Linville. The resurfacing of the Linn Cove Viaduct is scheduled to be complete this week. Read More
Photo from NCDOT News Release

Community Pool Opens This Weekend
The Robbins Pool at Broyhill Park will open on Saturday, May 26th! Individual and family pool passes are now available. For questions regarding pool membership or swim lessons, please contact Parks and Recreation at 828.295.5222.

For pool hours and more information, visit the facilities page and scroll to the bottom.

Movies in the Park
This summer's Movies in the Park have been set! All movies are on Thursday evenings at dusk, free and open to the public in Memorial Park.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a movie on these dates:

June 28th: Black Panther     
July 5th: The Lion King
July 12th: The Incredibles   
July 19th: Finding Nemo    
July 26th: Ratatouille
August 2nd: Brave 

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Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4 - 6 pm, Park Avenue
Art in the Park: Saturday, May 26th, 10 am - 5 pm, Park Avenue, Blowing Rock
Concert in the Park: Sunday, May 27th at 4 - 6 pm, Memorial Park, Blowing Rock
Board of Directors: Wednesday, June 6th at 8 am
Business After Hours: Tuesday, June 19th at 5:30 pm, The Speckled Trout Restaurant & Bottle Shop

All meetings are held in the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.

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