Blowing Rock Young Professionals - July 28th @5:30pm
Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show Hunter/Jumper - July 27th - August 8th
Housing Needed - The Chamber has hired a new employee for Office Admin/Visitor's Center. We are excited for this person to join the team, but first we need to find them housing! The long term rental market is slim and we are hoping our members can help.
If you might be able to help please call the Chamber at 828-295-7851 or email Charles.
First Citizens Shred Day
Shred Day at First Citizens -TODAY!
Thursday, July 22nd from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Free to the public
Sponsored by First Citizens Bank and Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce
The Blowing Rock TDA wants to hear from residents, business owners, and locals as we work toward a Sustainable Tourism Management Plan. A survey of just nine questions is currently available. These are not multiple-choice questions; the open-ended format allows respondents to give full opinions and suggestions.
Symphony by the Lake tickets are SOLD OUT!
There was an overwhelming response for tickets to Symphony by the Lake at Chetola this year. Because of the interest in this event, tickets sold out almost three weeks in advance!
Gates open at 5:30pm, Show starts at 7:30pm
Vera Bradley Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Vera Bradley! They officially celebrated their opening with the Chamber with week.
Check out their new styles and great prices.
Located in Tanger Outlets next to Village Pharmacy.
At Storybook Looks is a children's clothier. Located at the Southmarke shops, they feature clothing for little ones with classic pieces lovely enough for special happenings yet simple enough for play.
Historic farmhouse; cottage & cabin lodging; invigorating retreats & workshops; memorable elopements, weddings & honeymoons. Award-winning country inn, welcoming guests since the 1800s. Historic Hotel of America; Select Registry Inn; National Register of Historic Places.
The 2021 Tour of Homes is virtual, and the charity event is currently accepting donations in place of ticket sales. It's organized by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church. If you get questions about the event, please direct people to the church's website, where they can find home details, the video, and donation link. A web search for the church will get them to the website easily. The video is currently in production and will be available soon.
Watauga Campus Student Services Open House - Thursday, August 5th at 5:30pm.
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Watauga Campus Student Services Center
372 Community College Drive
Outside molds help to break down plant and animal matter. As part of the fungi family, they release tiny spores that float through the air. These spores can enter your home via:
heating and air conditioning vents
clothing and shoes
Inside mold spores can’t grow unless conditions are right. The spores can latch on to a variety of materials, including fabrics, carpet, paper, and wood. Mold prefers spaces with lots of moisture and little light, such as:
Casting Bread’s 6th Annual Ducky Regatta will be held virtually on Saturday, July 24, 2021, beginning at 11 a.m. The event features multiple heats of duck races on the Middlefork River that culminate with the championship race for a cash prize of $300.
Sponsor duck entries for $5 each by visiting www.increasefoodsecurity.org. All proceeds benefit the work of Casting Bread to increase food security by providing food, compassion and community. Read Full Release Here.
Artist in Residence
A daily event to recommend! This week's Artists in Residence are Earl Davis with Oil Landscapes, and Waitsel Smith with Oils, Watercolor, & Drawing.
In Earl’s landscape paintings, he explores the effect of light on scenes in nature as he takes inspiration from hiking national parks, roaming trails of the Blue Ridge, and fishing the streams of the High Country. Earl authors a column in The Blowing Rocket entitled “Raccoon Theology” and is pastor of Middle Fork Baptist Church.
Waitsel Smith is a visual artist living in Lenoir with over 30 years experience painting the people and places of NC. Waitsel is also a magazine and television illustrator, including work for the Travel Channel.
Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage continues through September 19 and is open every day.