Thursday, June 21, 2018

Weekly Village Update 6.21.18

Edition: June 21, 2018

Chamber Events & News

Baby News!
Meadow Allison Miller has arrived! Our Director of Membership Services, Loni Miller, and her husband Matt, welcomed their new daughter into the world at 8:33 am on Tuesday, June 19th. Meadow weighed 7 pounds and measured 20 1/4 inches. Momma and baby are doing excellent! Their son, Porter is already a wonderful big brother to his precious baby sister. The Miller family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, love and support!

When asked how their family is doing, Loni said, "We are over the moon!"

The June Business After Hours
was Fantastic!
We had a wonderful crowd with the great weather for Business After Hours yesterday. Our hosts, The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop provided wonderful food and beverages, and handed out some great door prizes. Read More

Ribbon Cuttings

The Ridgeline
(formerly Canyons)
Thursday, June 28th at 5:30 pm

Join us for a ribbon cutting celebration, sample appetizers and enjoy drink specials!

Mazarine Mopeds
Friday, June 29th at 3:30 pm

Help us welcome this great new business to the community! They will be offering light appetizers, drinks & giveaways including:
(1) Free Eight Hour Rental
(1) Free Four Hour Rental
(1) Free Two Hour Rental

Mayview Plaza
Monday, July 2nd at 3 pm

Please join us as we unveil Mayview Plaza and the extraordinary new entrance to Laurel Lane! We will gather at the corner of Laurel Lane and Main Street.

FREE Crowdfunding Training
Tuesday, July 31st, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Appalachian Enterprise Center

Topics Covered: 
·     What is crowdfunding? 
·     The history of crowdfunding. 
·     How does crowdfunding work?
·     What types of crowdfundings are available today? 
·     Which one is right for you? 
·     Which crowdfunding platforms have shown great success for participants and why. 
·     How to get results in crowdfunding. 
·     The requirements to build a successful campaign. 
Email: or call 919.280.6123 to sign up!

Symphony Tents Available - Reserve Yours TODAY!
Would you like to sponsor a tent in the side section at Symphony by the Lake? This year's theme is "Colors of the Mountains".

More details can be found on the sponsor reservation agreement. New tent locations will be reserved on a first come - first served basis; complete and return your reservation agreement today to claim a spot!

Have questions?
Please email Sarah or call 828.295.7851.

For more information on Symphony by the Lake, or to purchase general admission or audiophile section tickets online, please visit:

Frye's Sign Company is a small family business of 38 years, located in Lenoir just outside of Blowing Rock. "We do all types of signs. Indoor/outdoor signs and banners, custom and regulatory, with sandblasted signs in particular. Our goal is to help our customers get the signs they need at an affordable price."

For more information, call 828.758.9586 or
visit the website

Member Events & News

Made in the Mountains Quilt Event & Pop-Up Market
Thursday, June 21st - Saturday, June 23rd
American Legion Hall

Join the Blowing Rock Quilt Cooperative, Roey's Quilts, and The Mountain Thread Company for a weekend of creative quilting, sewing, crafting, and making in Blowing Rock!

Shop all kinds of Made in the Mountains products at a Pop-Up Market event on Saturday, June 23rd. Doors open at 10 am!

International Day of Yoga
Thursday, June 21st at 5:30 pm and
Saturday, June 23rd at 3 pm
The Art of Living Retreat Center

Yoga is not just postures and poses. The purpose of yoga is not just physical well-being. It is a toolset for managing your mind and realizing your fullest potential. Yoga is a skill in action; it teaches you to move forward through obstacles; it propels you into dynamism. Discover your true self. Open to ages 14 and above and all levels of Yoga practitioners.

Movies at the Museum:
Civilian Conservation Corps.
Thursday, June 21st at 6 pm
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

In March 1933, within weeks of his inauguration, President Franklin Roosevelt sent legislation to Congress aimed at providing relief for unemployed American workers. He proposed the Civilian Conservation Corps to provide jobs in natural resource conservation. Read More
Make it a dinner & movie night! Pick up your movie ticket anytime during museum hours on the day of the film and present it at Bistro Roca for a 10% discount on your meal (offer only valid the day of the film). Dinner reservations recommended.

30th Anniversary Customer Appreciation Celebration
Saturday, June 23rd, 10 am - 6 pm
The Last Straw

Bring your chair and spend the day on the front lawn! Enjoy an old fashioned hot dog luncheon with all the fixings, and live music. Customers who make a purchase during the celebration will get to spin the prize wheel for a gift.

Call 828.295.3030 for more information.

Gallery Reception
Saturday, June 23rd, 11 am - 5 pm
Alta Vista Gallery

This Saturday, Alta Vista Gallery is hosting a reception for Impressionist painter Sheila Hancock. Drop in to meet her, view her 25 new oils, and enjoy refreshments. Her show, “Blue Ridge Skies,” will hang through July 14th. Read More

Alta Vista Gallery hosts a new show monthly, and the public is invited to attend the opening receptions on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Summer Soulstice
Saturday, June 23rd, 1 - 9 pm
Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Don't miss this FREE, day-long family event in the Watson Gap Village at Blue Ridge Mountain Club that benefits the Hospitality House

Take a tour at the Grand Opening of the amenities at Watson Gap Village, enjoy food trucks, local craft beer, live music, and guided UTV trail tours all while helping eliminate poverty and homelessness in our community. 

Singing on the Mountain
Sunday, June 24th, 9 am - 2 pm
MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain

The all-day gospel sing and fellowship returns for its 94th year. Top gospel groups will perform, and audiences can expect a sermon from a well-known speaker. Free admission. Camping (without hookups) is available on the field.

Free Classes
Sunday, June 24th at 1 & 2 pm
Sky Retreat Grand Ballroom

Enjoy fun dancing and great exercise in special free classes! Ballroom Dance at 1 pm; Zumba at 2 pm

Please RSVP to
Purchase a gift for someone special! Tandem Paragliding Flight Special 20% off! Enjoy the beauty of the mountains from a whole new perspective! Call 336-973-0444 to get your gift certificate today.

The Wiz
Opening Sunday, June 24th at 2 pm
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre

The Wiz is a retelling of The Wizard of Oz with a “soulful” twist. Every song is uplifting, and every journey is a parable telling us how to see a better world. Magical places with outlandish characters helped this show earn seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. All ages will enjoy this great musical.

Round Up for the Middle Fork Greenway Kickoff Event
Thursday, June 28th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Village Café

Enjoy an evening of creative cocktails, local beer and wine, and heavenly hors-d'oeuvres for the Middle Fork Greenway.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; limited number of tickets available. Please call The Village Café at 828.295.3769 to secure your reservation.
Learn More about the Middle Fork Greenway.

Heritage Day & Wood Kiln Opening
Saturday, June 30th, 10 am - 5 pm
Bolick & Traditions Pottery, Lenoir

2018 marks the 27th Annual Heritage Day. Be present at 10 am to watch us unload the groundhog style wood kiln. Face jugs, hand sculpted items, mugs, swirl vases, candlesticks, teapots & more. 

Enjoy storytelling, live music, and other artist demonstrations. Food served all day with all proceeds going to help widows in Haiti.

Business After Hours
Thursday, July 12th, 5 - 7 pm
Walker College of Business

Please join the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University, featuring Graduate Programs & Professional Education, for the Boone Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event. This will be a great opportunity to network with local business professionals and learn more about Walker College of Business offerings. Parking will be available in the Peacock Hall Lot. Attendees may enter at the 2nd floor entrance. 
Please RSVP by Friday, July 6th.


Our website calendar is packed with local events! Visit this calendar often to be in the know about the latest happenings around our area. Click here to check it out!

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Chamber Events, Information & Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4 - 6 pm, Park Avenue
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 26th at 8 am
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, June 28th at 5:30 pm, Ridgeline
Ribbon Cutting: Friday, June 29th at 3:30 pm, Mazarine Mopeds
Ribbon Cutting: Monday, July 2nd at 3 pm, Mayview Plaza
First Friday Sip & Shop: Friday, July 6th, 3 pm - until..., Participating Blowing Rock Retailers
Blowing Rock 4th of July Parade: Saturday, July 7th at 2 pm, Main Street
Art in the Park: Saturday, July 14th, 10 am - 5 pm, Park Avenue
Concert in the Park: Sunday, July 15th, 4 - 6 pm, Memorial Park
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, July 19th at 4 pm, Mountain Laurel Floristry
Symphony by the Lake: Friday, July 27th at 6 pm, Chetola Resort
Board of Directors: Wednesday, August 1st at 8 am

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

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