Thursday, May 23, 2019

Weekly Village Update 5.23.19

Chamber Events & Opportunities

Farmer's Market Begins Today!
Every Thursday, May 23 - Sept 26
3 - 6 pm on Park Ave. in Blowing Rock

Art in the Park begins Saturday!

The show dates for 2019 are:
May 25
June 15
July 13
August 10
September 7
October 5

Art in the Park (celebrating its 57th year!) has an estimated 2 Million Dollar economic impact each year on business in Blowing Rock, according to an ASU study!

On Sunday following each Art in the Park, we have Concerts in the Park under the gazebo in Memorial Park. This week we feature Blowing Rock Community Band. Thanks to Blue Ridge Mountain Club for sponsoring this season's music!

Symphony by the Lake Tents
There are a few tent party locations in the center section that are not yet reserved. This is a great opportunity to host a private party or to promote your business or non-profit organization to an audience of 3,000+. More info and pricing can be viewed on the Symphony website. Please contact Sarah for details on availability.

This week in photos

Gallery C Ribbon Cutting at SouthMarke

Sky Valley Zip Tours Business After Hours

Member Events & News

Summer Concert Series at Tanger Outlets' new courtyard begins Saturday evening!
Shopping, musicians, face painting, family-friendly games, chalk art and more on Saturday, May 25 from 4- 7 pm!

Enjoy ensemble music by Watauga High School, Jazz and Beach music by High Standards, Twist the Balloon Man and a photo booth for families! PLUS, enter to win 1 of 5 -$1,000 Shopping Sprees to kick off summer!

Come hungry...the new Chick-fil-A food truck will be on-site with food and prizes for guests of all ages!

TANGERCLUB VIP PERK - The first 50 TangerClub Members to check-in at the Tanger table will receive VIP front row seating for our exclusive concert event plus a special gift. 

·     Tweetsie Railroad will be open on Memorial Day, and begins it's summer schedule of remaining open 7 days a week, from 9 am - 6 pm.

Back 2 School Festival Kickoff
TONIGHT at F.A.R.M. Cafe
The Back 2 School Festival will be holding its annual kick-off on May 23rd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the F.A.R.M. CafĂ© in Boone. Whether you sign up to sponsor, volunteer your time, collect supplies, or all of the above, we need all hands on deck to make sure all Watauga County students have the chance to succeed.

Wednesday, May 29th
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Parkway Ballroom
Plemmons Student Union
Register by tomorrow, May 24th for App State's Employer Summit on May 29th
Whether you are a new or seasoned employer with Appalachian State, the Employer Summit is designed to ensure you have the tools needed to be successful in recruiting the unique talent we have at Appalachian State to meet your organization’s internship and hiring needs.

Edgewood Cottage is located at the corner of Main Street and Ginny Stevens Lane, by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.
Artist in Residence Begins Saturday
Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage begins Saturday, May 25! The program presents free art shows, with an opportunity to meet different High Country artists each week. Visitors to the shows can buy original art directly from artists. A portion of each art sale will be donated to restoration projects at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park!
See for the full schedule.

Fri, May 29th at 8 am

Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce Conference Room

Free coffee & donuts!
Free Seminar on College Savings at the Blowing Rock Chamber
With a nod to 529 education savings plans, we’re celebrating
May 29th as “Save for Education Day” – a day to get serious
about achieving your education savings goals.

Please join Billy Chick, Edward Jones Advisor, for a complimentary workshop on learning what options are available for saving for your children's education. 

·     Questions to consider as you establish a college savings goal
·     Strategies to help you reach your goal
·     Features and benefits of 529 education savings plans

All money raised goes to scholarships to benefit local students.
Scholarship Rummage Sale
Blowing Rock Women's Club will have a rummage sale at the American Legion Building on Wallingford Street.

Sale dates and times:

·     Thurs, May 30th: 2 -5 pm
·     Fri, May 31st: 8 am - 4 pm
·     Sat, June 1st: 8 am - 2 pm

Great variety of items offered - clothing, home goods, sporting equipment, books, decor, and more!

Casting Bread's 4th Annual Ducky Regatta, June 1st
Food, games and fun - all to benefit Casting Bread Ministries’ efforts to eradicate food insecurity and poverty in the High Country.

Free Admission, Race ducks for $5 each
5 ducks for $20 if purchased before June 1st event.
Purchase at the event or online at

194 Aho Road, Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Woodworks & Alair Homes High Country to Host Open House on Saturday, June 8th
Blowing Rock Woodworks and Alair Homes High Country are hosting an open house event on Saturday, June 8th, 12 - 5pm. It is a free event and open to the public, free food and light refreshments. Food trucks and local beer vendors will also be present. More info

More events can be found on our online calendar.

To submit your news to our weekly newsletter, email by Wednesday.
Our newsletter reaches over 1,000 member contacts each Thursday!

Chamber Information and Meetings

·     Chamber Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 11 at 8 am
·     Business Before Hours: First Baptist Church in Blowing Rock, June 12 at 8:30 am
·     Ribbon Cutting for Village Thrift: Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 am
·     Art in the Park: May 25, June 15, July 13, Aug 10, Sept 7, Oct 5

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

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