CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
JULY 30, 2019
CRAFTS FAIR THIS WEEKEND. SET UP WILL BE THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH THE FAIR ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. COME JOIN THE FUN!!!!!
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." ~ Erma Bombeck
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1178 - Frederick I (Barbarossa) Holy Roman Emperor, crowned King of Burgundy. (Later writes a script for a really bad western movie).
And now for the news.....
NEW / RENEWING MEMBERS
Thanks for your continued membership:
Kroon's Mountain Rental
The Orchard at Altapass
United Community Bank
Rotary Club of Burnsville
Loafer's Glory Rafting & Tubing
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
YANCEY HISTORY MUSEUM
NEW EXHIBIT OPENING
"The Wood Tells a Story" - The History of a Traditional Heritage Craft by an Artisan Woodcarver, national award winning maste rwood carver, David Boone. Opening Wednesday, July 31st through Saturday, October 26. The new display show cases over fifty of David Boone's intricately carved creations beginning with his first figure and wildlife studies along with his most elaborate and celebrated pieces in caricature and realistic depiction.
For more information contact the Yancey History Association at 678-9587.
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 7/31 @ 1:45 Music Jam
Thursday, 8/1 @ 1:45 Jack Vaughn
Friday, 8/2 @ 1:45 Debbie Young
Saturday, 8/3 @ 1:00 Dollar Brothers
Saturday, 8/3 @ 3:00 Rewind
Sunday, 8/4 @ 1:00 Jerry, Mike & Bill
Sunday, 8/4 @ 3:00 Tru Blu
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.
BURNSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Saturday, Aug. 3 @ 10am - Soccer & yard games
FOR FULL LIST OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN SEE 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-208-0287.
The 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment. They are a 501C3 Non Profit Organization.
This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossil, lapidary equipment and more you might want. Each booth is 20 foot by 40 foot so there are LOTS of items for sale.
Parking and admission are free.
Food is available.
Porta-a-johns are available.
This is an outside event so be prepared for rain.
Dates: Sunday,July 28th to Sunday, August 4th, 2019 with some vendors open on Saturday 27th.
Hours: 10 to 6 daily with many vendors open earlier and later because they are staying with their booth.
Address: 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 at the new Parkway Fire and Rescue event grounds. This location is on the hill above the previous location approximately 3 miles south of Spruce Pine on Hwy 226 South.
Contact: Donna Collis email@example.com 828-765-5519.
Website is www.grassycreekgemshow.org. Applications and pictures are available on the website.
8/2,3 Mtn Piecemakers Quilt Show
8/10 Nathan Stewart, Rachel Hopson & Bandana Rhythm 7:30 pm
8/17 Tri-County Outdoor Expo
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. 7/30 @ 7pm: Music by Earleine
Wed. 7/31 Fundraiser for Blue Ridge Elementary School
Sun. 8/4 @ 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. 8/2 - Typical Mountain Boys @ 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:
Thursday 8/1: “Gene Holdway” starts at 7:00 pm
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
8/2 @ 9:30pm
8/3 @ 9:30pm
8/9 @ 9:15pm
8/10 @ 9:15pm
8/23 @ 9pm
8/24 @ 9pm
8/30 @ 9pm
8/31 @ 9pm
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
MOUNTAIN TIME ON MAIN STREET
Join us during Crafts Fair and enjoy the music of Bill Wanezek. Come by and find all the finishing touches you need for your mountain home paradise.
105 West Main Street, Burnsville, NC.
NOW SHOWING: Amelie
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
August 2 - 7:30pm
August 3 - 7:30pm
August 4 - 3:00pm
August 9 - 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
CRAFTY THINGS TO D
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.
For more information call 828-691-0449.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
YANCEY COUNTY CAMPUS
Forge a Boot Scraper 8/3/19
Forge and assemble a functioning boot scraper of traditional design using traditional forging and joinery techniques. Installation methods will be discussed.
Healthcare Career Exploration Camp 8/5/19
A fun-filled camp to learn more about the allied health career field. Campers will receive a First Aid and CPR certificate upon completion of the camp.
Forge Flat-Jaw and Box-Jaw Tongs 8/10/19
Learn to make flat-jaw and box-jaw tongs using traditional forging techniques. This is a beginner-intermediate level class.
Therapeutic Massage 8/14/19
This program provides participants with the basic information and skills needed to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Graduates who pass this exam may apply for licensure to practice in North Carolina.
Certified Nurse Assistant I 8/15/19
This state required course is designed for those wishing to become a Certified Nursing Assistant I (CNA). This class consists of classroom work, lab, and clinical rotations. At the end of the course, a separate, state approved agency administers the competency testing.
Make Your Own Anvil, Vise, and Forge 8/16/19
Learn to make these core expensive tools with fully functional new designs. You can make one, two, or all three.
Basic CAD 8/16/19
This course introduces computer-aided drafting software for specific technologies. Emphasis is placed on understanding the software command structure and drafting standards for specific technical fields.
Manufacturing Tech Level I 8/19/19
The Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1)© certificate program was developed to meet growing employment needs. The complete MT1 program addresses the core industry-wide skills standards required for skilled production occupations in all types of manufacturing.
Clinical Research Associate 8/20/19
This Clinical Research Associate class will review informed consent, International Conference on Harmonization good clinical guidelines (ICH-GCP, and tasks involved in clinical trial monitoring and management. The course is designed for individuals interested in becoming project managers or clinical research associates (CRAs); it’s typically taken by registered nurses (RNs), nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or others seeking to move into a clinical research associate, research coordinator, or project management position.
Phlebotomy Technician 8/20/19
This course instructs students on how to conduct patient interviews, check vital signs, collect and transport blood samples to a laboratory for testing purposes. Students will sit for a certification exam upon completion of the course.
EKG Technician 8/20/19
This course helps students earn the skills and credentials to administer EKGs, as well as Holter monitoring or stress testing with a certification through the National Healthcareer Association.
Industrial Maintenance Tech 8/20/19
This class helps students gain the introductory knowledge and skill required for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting modern industrial equipment.
Deep Tissue-Delve Deeper 8/20/19
This class reviews body mechanics for optimal pressure with minimal strain. Focus on common ailments of the low back with methods to release the psoas, QLs, and SI joints, and the cervical area muscles: scalenes, scm, the tmj, and the levator scapulae.
This course will teach three major processes: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW (stick, mig, and tig), as well as cutting. Power sources, wire-feed setup, maintenance, shielding gases, and safe practices will be covered.
Collaborative Robotics Technician 8/20/19
This class studies the principles of collaborative robotics, their uses and applications, and proper operation and maintenance through online learning modules and hands-on lab exercises. Topics include workplace safety; blueprint reading; basics of electrical theory, programmable logic controller theory, and pneumatic theory; robotic connectivity; and basics of collaborative robotic programming and troubleshooting.
Intermediate Handgun Skills 8/20/19
This class is for those wanting to perfect their handgun skills. Topics will include drawing and engaging from a holster, engaging one or more targets, and malfunction drills.
Vinyasa Yoga 8/21/19
Class is geared toward beginners, but it includes a variation to challenge all levels and abilities. Breathwork, as well as meditation, will also be a focus. The intention of this class is to get you moving, so you can feel the benefits of yoga on your body, as well as to relieve stress and anxiety.
For more information visit www.mayland.edu and click Continuing Education link or call 828-682-7315.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Yancey County Commission 8/12 @ 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
- Burnsville Council Knights of Columbus announces August Bingo Games for Monday, August 5 & 19 at 1pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Summit Street in Burnsville.
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