CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AUGUST 13, 2019
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." ~ Dr. Seuss
And now for the news.....
NEW / RENEWING MEMBERS
Thanks for your continued membership:
Blue Ridge Partnership for Children
Riverwalk Vacation Rentals
Rescue Dog Cafe
Habitat for Humanity
The Book Annex
US Cellular / Premier Locations
Cruz Life Center
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 8/14 @ 1:45 Music Jam
Thursday, 8/15 @ 1:45 Reel Time Lucy
Thursday, 8/15 @ 6pm A Tale of Two Charlies
Friday, 8/16 @ 1:45 Johnny Ellis
Saturday, 8/17 @ 1:00 Town & Country
Saturday, 8/17 @ 3:00 The Neighbors
Sunday, 8/18 @ 1:00 Sound Traveler
Sunday, 8/18 @ 3:00 Never Too Late
Hayrides and Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday
For more information visit WEBSITE
A program of Partners Aligned Toward Health, Healthy Yancey is a partnership of concerned citizens working together to improve the quality of health for all people in Yancey County. Our mission for this Sizzlin’ Summer Series is to increase connections between neighbors and people, and increase physical activity, while highlighting fun ways to play and be active in our community.
TOWN SQUARE - Saturday, Aug. 17 @ 10am - Inflatable Slip & Slide
FOR FULL LIST OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN SEE WEBSITE.
High Peaks Leads High-Elevation Hikes Aug. 17
Beat the summer heat and score some spectacular views by joining the NC High Peaks Trail Association for one of two hikes on Saturday, Aug. 17, with both venturing to high elevations along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
The longer hike, rated as strenuous, will go from Walker Knob Overlook up to Blackstock Knob and down to Mount Mitchell Road (NC 128) for a distance of 4.6 miles and an elevation gain of 1,200 feet. The moderate hike will start at Mount Mitchell Road and go out-and-back to Rainbow Gap, a distance of 4 miles and an elevation gain of about 600 feet.
Both hikes offer spectacular views and cool temperatures as each will take hikers above the 6,000-foot elevation mark.
Hikers should assemble on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. A van will shuttle hikers for the long hike, reservations required and a donation of $5 per person required. The shorter hike will rely on car pools.
Bring lunch, water, foul weather gear, snacks and hiking poles if you use them. Leased dogs are allowed on the hike but not on the vans, so if you want to bring your pooch you will need to provide your own transportation.
Hikers should contact long hike leader Robert Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-682-3102 by Thursday evening, Aug. 15 to reserve their seat on the shuttle van. For the moderate hike, contact leader John Whitehouse at email@example.com or 682-3217 for more information.
Conveniently located between Asheville, Boone and Hickory, NC, and just 20 miles from I-40 and 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, find treasures that will last a lifetime and have an experience to match.
Visit Gem Mountain and share the history, the tradition, and excitement of gem mining.
Located at 13780 Hwy 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. Call 828-765-6130 or visit WEBSITE.
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Keynote Speaker
The 14th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will bring dozens of authors to Burnsville, NC this September 5-7. The 2019 theme is On the Move with stories of migration, immigration, and travel-physical, emotional & spiritual.
Each year, the festival has featured a renowned Keynote Speaker and this year will not disappoint. Charles Frazier, author of four novels including Cold Mountain, which was adapted into an academy award winning movie of the same name, will be this year’s Keynote Speaker.
Mr. Frazier’s tales of displacement and journey in the face of emotional upheaval are closely aligned with the On the Move theme. Cold Mountain tells the story of Inman, a Confederate Army deserter and his harrowing journey back home to the Western Carolina Mountains and Ada, the woman he loves and was torn from by the Civil War. His most recent novel, Varina, is the story of the young woman who marries Jefferson Davis and later flees Richmond with her children and a bounty on their heads during the failing years of the Confederacy.
The Saturday night Keynote will feature Charles Frazier in conversation with novelist and award winning author Elaine Orr. The discussion will revolve around the themes of this year’s festival – travel, migration, immigration – and how they apply to his work. While the theme applies in some way to all of Mr. Frazier’s books, the focus will be on Inman’s long and difficult journey home in Cold Mountain and the forced removal of the Cherokee in his second book, Thirteen Moons.
The relevance of Frazier’s novels to the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival goes beyond this year’s theme as three of his four novels are placed in North Carolina.
The Keynote will take place on Saturday, Sept 7th at 6:30 pm Burnsville Town Center. Pre-registration with $25.00 fee is required.Register at www.cmlitfest.org. Mr. Frazier and Ms. Orr will be signing books immediately after the Keynote.
To learn about all of the authors coming to the Festival, the Banquet, the writing workshops and the schedule of free readings go to www.cmlitfest.org.
Thrifty Adventures is opened year-round with 21 adventures to choose from: white-water and flat-water kayaking or rafting trips start in April with river tubing and waterfall rappelling starting in May. We have wetsuits and youth boats. Rock Climbing takes place year round, in winter we offer Mountaineering Courses and Ice Climbing. We also offer youth and Veteran programs. We have discounts for First Responders, Teachers, Veterans and Healthcare Professionals. An additional tidbit...Thrifty Adventures has a local’s discount for folks with Mitchell, McDowell or Yancey addresses. Discounts are good on everything except Lazy Day Tubing.
This year we opened a new outpost by the Toe River. We have a $15 Tube option where folks get a one-way shuttle to the Red Hill Swim Hole then a two-hour float (depending on water levels) back to our Outpost. The take out offers an opportunity to check out the Suspension Bridge with a short walk back to the Outpost. We are offering several new river trips along with Tote and Float Boat options (ie boat rentals). We now offer guided plant hikes followed by food tastings at the new Farm. These events feature locally sourced foods to support local farming and businesses!!!
Give us a call at 828-260-4505 or see our WEBSITE.
Our goal is to allow outdoor persons the opportunity to enjoy shooting by visiting our facilities, which include a 50,000 square foot, lighted shotgun range. We are able to accommodate individuals, families, groups and organizations, meeting their various needs and schedules. We offer rifle, pistol, and shotgun ranges. 125 Deyton Hunt Farm Drive, Burnsville, NC. Call 828-777-0357 or visit WEBSITE.
BURNSVILLE HISTORY & HUMOR WALKING TOUR
Our charming little town with the big personality now has its own entertaining guided walking tour of the downtown area. History & Humor Walking Tour is steeped in the memories and amusing stories of old-timers born and raised here, the descendants of the hardy souls who settled the area back in the 1700 and 1800s. Tours are offered, weather permitting, Wed. and Fri. at 11 am and Sun. at 1. For reservations, or to book your own tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-208-0287.
BURNSVILLE LITTLE THEATRE
The Classic Movie Club has chosen the gripping, suspenseful film The Night of the Hunter for the Monday, August 19, screening at 7pm at Yancey Theatre. This 1955 masterpiece was sadly the only film ever directed by the formidable English actor Charles Laughlin and was the inspiration for many new directors to follow. This film stars Robert Mitchum as one of the most memorable screen villains of all time. The cast also includes Shelly Winters, who is very effective as the widow Willa Harper, and the silent screen star, Lillian Gish, as an elderly gun-toting woman who shelters lost children, a role she plays to perfection. Also on the bill is chapter seven of the 1952 Commando Cody serial Radar Men From The Moon. Everyone is invited to enjoy the Classic Movie Club's screening of these two films. There are no ticket sales but your donations are appreciated.
8/24 ATRC Benefit 7pm
8/25 Farm to Fork Dinner 5pm
8/29-31 Ready, Set Grow Children’s Consignment Sale
9/5-7 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
9/21 Music in the Mountains Folk Festival 5pm
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
HAPPENING AT HOMEPLACE BEER
Tues. 8/13 @ 7pm: Music by Eric Chesson
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm.
Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE
PACKS for POUNDS
Bring your filled backpacks with school supplies and received a pound of Pig & Grits Pork! All backpacks will be given to Yancey County School District to support our community and a greater education!
LAURA'S PIZZA & TRATTORIA
This week's entertainment at Laura's:
Fri. 8/16 - Fred Buck @ 7pm
114 East Main Street, Burnsville, NC. Call 682-5551 or see on FACEBOOK.
OOAK ART GALLERY & MAPLES
OOAK: Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Mon - Sat 10am – 5:30pm; Sun 12:00 (Noon) – 5pm
MAPLES: The Sweet Spot Next Door serving fine coffee, tea and bakery items. Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm
ENTERTAINMENT AT OOAK ART GALLERY & MAPLES:
Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday
AT MT. MITCHELL GOLF COURSE
Our regular dinner hours are Tues - Thurs 5pm - 9pm, Fri & Sat 2pm - 10pm, Sun Closed.
SPECIALS OF THE WEEK:
Wed: Pizza Night
Thurs: Comfort Food Night
Fri & Sat: Prime Rib
Call 675-4911 for reservations.
Bare Dark Sky Observatory Community Viewing Nights
Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our Observatory Manager, you will spend 2 hours viewing and learning about the dark skies.
August Community Dates
8/23 @ 9pm
8/24 @ 9pm
8/30 @ 9pm
8/31 @ 9pm
Reserve your tickets HERE
OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT - SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH
Bring the whole family to watch space themed movies at the Earth to Sky Park throughout the Summer. This Saturday, the moving is ICE AGE; COLLISION COURSE, beginning at 8pm.
The Yancey County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday through October from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm just off the Town Square. Seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, crafts and entertainment. Check our WEBSITE or visit our Facebook page Here
HELPING HANDS FIRST SALE
Helping Hands of Yancey County, sponsor of the FUN Flea sale each year, is currently accepting donations of gently-used or new items. Volunteers are gathering to organize donated items for Helping Hands of Yancey County Fun Flea Sale planned for two separate weekends on August 16-17 and a second sale in September. Donation drop-off dates are Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm. The drop off and sale location is the former Taylor Togs building located at 621 Micaville Loop in Burnsville at the intersection of Hwy 19E and Micaville Loop.
GET THE HOOK
Under the direction of Kristen Donelle Livengood, Get the Hook is a troupe of teens who are no strangers to the script and demonstrate what they can do OFF-BOOK. They will keep you laughing as they play high energy games based on suggestions from you—the audience.
Get the Hook debuted in August 2015 after students attending a musical theatre summer camp were introduced to improv games. Troupe members have been featured on the WUNC radio show “the State of Things” and have headlined at the NC Comedy Arts Festival (Chapel Hill, NC; 2016 & 2017) and the New South Comedy Festival (Greenville, SC; 2017 & 2018).
One of the great things about being in the Hook is that once a year, troupe members attend the New South Comedy Festival, a weekend event that brings improvisors together to expose what comedy, as an art form, can make possible.
Friday, Aug. 16 @ 6:30pm
Saturday, Aug. 17 @ 6:30pm
The Parkway Playhouse is located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets are available on the Parkway Playhouse website and at the Parkway playhouse Box Office (828-682-4285), which is open from 1-5pm Thursday through Saturday and one hour before show time. WEBSITE
CRAFTY THINGS TO DO
MOUNTAIN PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm at the Burnsville Town Center for their monthly meeting and presentations. Nationally recognized quilter Audra Rasnake of Virginia will be speaking on Designing Quilts.
For more information call 828-691-0449.
We are beginning our next round of GAL training classes during the week of August 19th. Interested parties should contact Erica Griffith Edwards at 828-682-4754 or Erica.email@example.com.
WEIGHT LOSS WORKSHOP
Tired of the scale going in the wrong direction? We would love to help you get your health on the right track. Join us at our brief workshop at Cruz Life Center on Thursday, August 15 at 11:30 am. Learn about …...healthy weight loss....., how you can make positive changes for yourself and what natural supplements are available to help.
Dr. Miguel Cruz & Lesia Cruz HC AADP C.Ad.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Burnsville Rotary Club Thursday @ Noon Rescue Dog Cafe
Toe River Model Railroaders Wednesday @ 2:00 pm Spruce Pine Library
Al-Anon Monday @ 7:30 pm 1st Presbyterian Church
MISC COMMUNITY INFORMATION
The Yancey County NC Pre-K Committee will meeting on Tuesday, August 27, in the Yancey County School Board Room at 3pm. The public is invited to attend. For more information call Becky Tschudy, NC Pre-K Data Manager, at 682-6101 ext. 101.
Burnsville Council of Knights of Columbus will hold the second session of 10 bingo games at 1pm on Monday, August 19, at Sacred Heart Church Social Hall at 20 Summit Street in Burnsville. First time bingo players will receive a free three-game card valued at $8. Ten-game cards are available for $20.
Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other Chamber members? Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8am each Tuesday for inclusion each Tuesday. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chamber Office Telephone 682-7413. WEBSITE
Yancey / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce | 106 West Main, Burnsville, NC 28714