CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
OCTOBER 1, 2019
The Holiday season is approaching, and we are planning our December events. We need your help to make it happen. As in the past, the success of our events has largely been due to the contributions of our sponsors who have helped by their financial support to these events. Last year the money you contributed went to Santa Claus Night at the Burnsville Town Center and the Burnsville Christmas Parade. Your donations help with the rental of Burnsville Town Center, treat bags, cookies and hot chocolate, pictures with Santa, and fun activities for the children. It will also help keep the Burnsville Christmas Parade a no cost event and to have WTOE broadcast the parade. In past years we had up to 300 children at Santa Claus Night and we would like to continue with this tradition.
As a sponsor, your organization is sure to receive exposure from media campaigns and all promotions from the events. You will also gain exposure from the audience attending Santa Claus night and the Burnsville Christmas Parade. We have several sponsor levels. Please contact Jaime here at the Chamber (682-7413) for more details on how you can help.
"I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money." ~ Arthur Godfrey
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1890 - Congress creates Weather Bureau (and we haven't had a correct weather forecast since).
And now for the news.....
NEW / RENEWING MEMBERS
Thanks for your continued membership:
McIntosh Lane Cottage
Pat & Janet Hepburn
TRACTOR Food & Farms
Crazy Daisy (Family Violence Coalition)
Yancey County Literacy Council
Hospice of the Blue Ridge
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 10/2 @ 1:45 Music Jam
Thursday, 10/3 @ 1:45 Homegrown
Thursday, 10/3 @ 6pm Terry Hammond - History of Country Music
Friday, 10/4 @ 1:45 Terry McKinney & Tom Sparks
Saturday, 10/5 @ 12pm Cole Mountain Cloggers
Saturday, 10/5 @ 1pm Dollar Brothers
Saturday, 10/5 @ 3:00 Tom Sparks
Sunday, 10/6 @ 1:00 Slight Departure
Sunday, 10/6 @ 3:00 Tru Blu
Hayrides and Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday
For more information visit WEBSITE
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.
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 email@example.com or call 828-208-0287.
10/4 Dig In! Empty Bowls Dinner 4:30 pm
10/11 Parkway Playhouse Gala 6:30 pm
10/12 Burnsville Vintage Market 9am – 2pm
10/12 Family Violence Coalition Concert 7pm
10/17 TRACTOR Annual Membership Meeting 6pm
10/26-27 Burnsville Women’s Show
10/31 Halloween Party 3-7pm
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
HAPPENING AT HOMEPLACE BEER
Tues. 10/1 @ 7pm: Music by Will Easter
Thurs. 10/3 @ 6pm: Mayland Blakc Jar Honey Contest
Sun. 10/6 @ 2pm Ales & Tales Book Club
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm.
Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE
LAURA'S PIZZA & TRATTORIA
This week's entertainment at Laura's:
Fri. - Jared McQueen & Darby Anne Walker @ 7pm
Sat. Comedy Show w/ Jim Steed @ 8:15pm
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:
Thursday 10/3: “Lucinda Gail Maynard” starts at 7:00 pm
Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday
BUSINESS BUILDERS BREAKFAST
October is prime time to make preparations for seasonal sales. At this final breakfast workshop of 2019, we will discuss free resources available for Small Business Saturday, roll out of a customized shop local campaign,and marketing strategies for local businesses that will appeal to buying customers. We will also make plans to shoot short promotional videos for Burnsville area local businesses.
TIME: 9:00-9:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Burnsville Town Center
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.
October Community Dates
10/4 @ 8:15 pm
10/5 @ 8:15 pm
10/18 @ 7:45 pm
10/19 @ 7:45 pm
10/25 @ 7:45 pm
10/26 @ 7:45 pm
Reserve your tickets HERE
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
Dark of the Moon
This perennial favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of "Barbara Allen." Set in the Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange "witch boy" who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she remain true to him.
October 4 - 7:30pm
October 5 - 7:30pm
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
TOE RIVER CRAFTS
Stop by Toe River Crafts on Friday, October 4th, to meet Dagmar Haubold. She creates unique felted sculptures, purses, hats, and more. The shop is open 10am to 5pm and is located 7 miles south of Micaville on Hwy 80S.
CRAFTY THINGS TO DO
MOUNTAIN PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm at the Burnsville Town Center for their monthly meeting and presentations. Speaker willbe Julie Bagamary with a presentation, Challenging Progressions and Growing Skills and Confidence in Various Ways. Refreshments prior to meeting start at 6pm.
For more information call 828-691-0449.
YANCEY COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Yancey Humane Society Animal Shelter Rabies Clinic on Saturday, October 12th from 9am to 3pm. Vaccination cost $10 per pet.
Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC - Phone 682-9510. Website
Mayland Community College
Introduction to Blacksmithing 10/12/19
This class is for beginners interested in learning fundamental traditional blacksmithing techniques.
Walk the Line: Sport Slacklining 10/12/19
This new sport will help to increase your balance and focus while providing fun exercise in the great outdoors. Jason Wilson, an experienced slackliner/highliner will help you decide what gear you need, how to rig a slackline, the skills you need to master first, and tips and tricks of the sport.
Production Forging 10/18/19
Learn to make small items by the dozen. Develop the mindset and acquire tips to help you learn how to make good money in the blacksmith shop. Topics will also include how to get it all sold.
NC Concealed Carry Handgun Legal Update 10/22/19
The NC Concealed Carry Handgun Legal Update course is designed for those who currently possess a valid NC Concealed Carry Handgun Permit (NC CCH) but would like to obtain the current legal updates and changes that have occurred since their original class of instruction.
Visit www.mayland.edu or call 828-766-1295 to preregister or for more information.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Burnsville Town Council 10/3 @ 6:00 pm Town Hall
Yancey County Commission 10/14 @ 6:00 pm Yancey County Courthouse
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
For nearly three decades Messiah of the Mountains Lutheran Church has celebrated Oktoberfest by offering authentic German Food and baked goods. This year's event is on Friday, October 4. The meal will be served from 11am until 7pm. The cost of the meal will be $10 for adults and $5 for children. Takeout orders are available. Call 675-4291.
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