Thursday, June 6, 2019

Weekly Village Update 6.6.19

Important Upcoming Dates

·     Chamber Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 11 at 8 am
·     Town Council Meeting: Tuesday, June 11 at 6 pm
·     Last Day of School, Watauga County: Wednesday, June 12 (half day)
·     Ribbon Cutting: Grilled Cheese Cafe in SouthMarke, Wednesday, June 12 at 3 pm
·     Ribbon Cutting: El Rincon on Main St., Friday, June 14 at 3 pm
·     (John Aldridge) Children's Book Signing at The Blowing Rock, June 15 from 2 pm - 5 pm
·     Ginny Stevens Lane Dedication Ceremony: Sunday, June 16 at 4 pm, Edgewood Cottage
·     Business After Hours, Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30 pm: Hosted by 4 Forty Four, Jenkins Realtors & Catered by Moondance Catering at the offices of 4 Forty Four & Jenkins on Sunset & 321.
·     Ribbon Cutting: Village Thrift on Valley Blvd, Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 am
·     Ribbon Cutting: Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge in Boone, Sunday, June 23 at 3 pm
·     Ribbon Cutting: Funky Tulip on Main St., Thursday, June 27 at 5 pm
·     Ribbon Cutting: Chef & Somm on Main St., Friday, June 28 at 5 pm

June Events - Quick Overview of what's happening around town in June

Love Local!
Sip & Shop
First Fridays

Next event: June 7
Farmer's Market
Every Thursday
3 - 6 pm

Different vendors each week!
June 15, July 13, August 10, September 7, October 5

·     Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show also begins this weekend. Details
·     Tanger Outlets continues its bi-weekly concert series on June 8 with Swing Set from 4 - 7 pm. Details
·     Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage continues. Details
·     High Country Jazz Society hosts concerts at Meadowbrook Inn from 5 - 7 pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Details
·     Concerts in the Park happen every Sunday after Art in the Park. The next show on June 16 will feature The King Bees. Details
·     Inn at Ragged Gardens is in full swing with their Friday night Music on the Lawn.
·     3rd Annual Shagging at the Rock will happen on June 22. Details
·     Blue Ridge Mountain Club hosts its Annual Summer Soulstice day of fun on June 23. Live music, food, fun for kids and adults, all to benefit Hospitality House. Details
·     Appalachian Summer Festival kicks off the season with Ben Folds on June 29. Details
·     Movies in the Park will feature "Black Panther" on Thursday, June 27 at 8:30 pm. Details
·     Lees McRae's Summer Theatre Series kicks off on June 27 with Mamma Mia! Details

New Member:
Blowing Rock Grilled Cheese Cafe
Ribbon Cutting June 12th with treats to sample!

Grilled Cheese Cafe prepares (and DELIVERS in downtown!) internationally inspired gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches made to order. Stop by for a quick and affordable specialty grilled cheese sandwich to go, or join us on our patio. We are located in the SouthMarke Shopping Center/ Rear Courtyard, 1179 Main Street, Blowing Rock. Serving lunch from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm daily. See the menu.

Symphony Tents Available
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 year's event is July 26th.

Father's Day Gift Guide
Email Harrison with your submissions for our Father's Day Gift Guide. Include an image, description of the offer, and link to your website or Facebook page.

Deadline to submit items is June 12th.

Business After Hours
June 18th at 5:30 pm
Hosted by Jenkins Realtors Inc & 4 Forty Four
Catered by Moondance Catering
Save the date, and look for the RSVP email with more details soon! In addition to great food and drink, there will be BIG PRIZES for early registration, and participation at the event! The event will be held in the parking lot of the offices of 4 Forty Four and Jenkins, and they respectfully ask that everyone parks at the First Baptist Church lot.

Member Events & News

Round Up for the Middle Fork Greenway -
Sign up by June 14th!
A message from Wendy Patoprsty
Please contact Wendy before June 14th to explore ways your business can be a part of this campaign and ensure that your business gets listed as a Middle Fork Greenway partner this summer. (828) 264-2511 or
The Middle Fork Greenway is a legacy community project that will benefit the High Country for generations to come. Please join the growing number of businesses (135 and counting) supporting this community asset during the 2019 Round Up for the Greenway.

Thank you to the 111 local businesses that raised $113,000 during the last year’s Round Up! Those funds leveraged over $1 million in grants for the next two phases of construction:
·     0.75 miles, from Tweetsie Railroad to Niley Cook Road, will begin in 2019
·     1.2 miles, from Shoppes on the Parkway to the Foley Center, will begin in 2020

You can help keep the momentum going and demonstrate your commitment to our High Country community by participating in the 2019 Round Up for the Greenway in July. There are many ways to participate, including asking customers to round up their bill, adding a small donation to transactions, giving a one-time donation, adding a fee to online sales, the way you donate can be custom to fit your business! 

By participating in the Round Up for the Greenway your business will receive personalized social media advertising, as well as acknowledgement on the Middle Fork Greenway website, in the Blue Ridge Conservancy annual report, and on promotional materials for the Round Up. Thanks to support from Precision Printing, promotional materials will be provided to you. 

Downtown Businesses Decorate for Mile of Flowers
We are asking all downtown businesses to decorate their storefronts and windows with a special "Mile of Flowers" theme the week of June 23 - 29. All displays should go up by Monday, June 24th to qualify. Judging will happen on Thursday, June 27th with awards going to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Contact Annie Tarbutton with questions.

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 - 5 pm. 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

Upcoming Talk & Saturday Evening Series at the Art of Living Retreat Center
Saturday Evening Speaker Series with Ayurvedic doctor Nisha Manikantan

“How Ayurveda Heals the Whole Person”
Saturday, June 8th, 8 pm in Gita Hall, Art of Living Retreat Center, Boone, NC. 

Open to All! Call for more info: 800-392-6870

More events can be found on our online calendar.

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