CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
AUGUST 20, 2019
"We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming." ~ Wernher Von Braun
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1896 - Dial telephone patented. (Someone please explain to a nearby young person what this is.)
And now for the news.....
NEW / RENEWING MEMBERS
Thanks for your continued membership:
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 8/21 @ 1:45 Music Jam
Thursday, 8/22 @ 1:45 Randy Flack
Friday, 8/23 @ 1:45 Utah Green
Saturday, 8/24 @ 1:00 Terry McKinney
Saturday, 8/24 @ 3:00 Bearwallow
Sunday, 8/25 @ 1:00 Smokey Joe
Sunday, 8/25 @ 3:00 Amantha Mill
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, Hoopin', Hollerin' & Dance Moves @ 10am - Backyard Zipline
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.
JOIN THE CLEANUP EFFORT!!!!
On September 21 join Thrifty Adventures, MountainTrue and the French Broad Riverkeeper for the annual Big Sweep clean up on the Toe River! The Big Sweep is an event that happens each year cleaning several rivers in WNC. Paddle with us on the Toe River or support the effort by picking up litter alongside the Road and around the swimming hole to help us beautify this special place. Bring your own boat or reserve one of a limited number of kayaks available (first come first serve by reservation, must send email email@example.com to reserve your boat)
If you're confirmed as using one of Thrifty Adventures boats, we will provide the boat, paddle, PFD and helmet. Otherwise, you should plan to bring your own boat and all your own paddling gear. If you are on shore, please wear sturdy shoes and clothing to be ready for any type of weather. Everyone should bring your own water and food for the day and be prepared to be wet and in the elements. We'll gather afterward at the Thrifty Adventures Outpost for hotdogs and refreshments.
WNC Big Sweep is a partnership of MountainTrue and our French Broad, Green, Broad, and Watauga Riverkeepers, Asheville Greenworks, Mills River Partnership, and RiverLink working together to clean as much litter and debris from WNC waterways in a unified effort.
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.
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. 8/20 @ 7pm: Music by Sarah with an H
Wed. 8/21 @ 7pm: Trivia Night
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. 8/23 - Broke Holler @ 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 8/22: “Hummingtree Band” 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.
BABE'S PIZZA & TREATS
Fri. 8/23 @ 7PM Hot Duck Soup
170 Reservoir Road - next to SavMor in Burnsville, NC. 828-536-5511
Hours 11am - 10pm - 7 days a week
Dine In or Take Out - Patio Dining.
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
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
TRACTOR is now accepting CSA members for the Fall season. This is a great way to support local farmers and enjoy fresh local produce. Community members can pick up their CSA at TRACTOR, in Burnsville or Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, as well as, MAYLAND in Spruce Pine on Thursdays throughout the CSA season. For more information or to sign up visit tractorfoodandfarms.com/tractor-csa, call 828-536-0126 or stop by TRACTOR at 54 Ferguson Hill Road, Burnsville, NC.
NOW PLAYING: THE HUMANS
Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.
August 24 - 7:30pm
August 25 - 3:00pm
August 30 - 7:30pm
August 31 - 7:30pm
September 1 - 3:00pm
September 6 - 7:30pm
September 7 - 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
NEWS FROM PENLAND
The Penland Gallery is proud to present Hoss Haley / Correction Line. This show will run through Sept. 15, 2019.
The Focus Gallery is featuring WEAR: Contemporary Jewelry. This show will run through Sept. 8, 2019.
Penland School of Crafts will host an auction of student and instructor work on Thursday, August 22 at 8:00 PM at the Northlight building on the Penland campus in Mitchell County. The auction will feature student and instructor work in various media. No admission charged.
Penland School is located near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County. For more information and directions to the school call 828-765-2359 or visit Website.
MEET THE ARTIST
Stop by Toe River Crafts on Sunday, Aug. 25 and meet artist Rose Crawmer. A native of New Hampshire, she has a BFA in Dance and an MS in Wholistic Health. She is a semi-retired Certified Advanced Rolfer (alternative medicine practictioner). She also paints. She began painting while living in Washington, NC and studied under renowned watercolorist Jeff Jakub before moving to Burnsville. Rose enjoys doing portraits of people she has met and scenes of places enjoyed on her many travels.
Toe River Crafts is located at 6274 Hwy 80 South, Burnsville.
CRAFTY THINGS TO DO
MOUNTAIN PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, August 27 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Burnsville Town Center to make quilts for the “Linus Project” along with other quilting bee tasks. For more information call 828-691-0449.
FORTNER INSURANCE AGENCY
PISGAH LEGAL OFFERS FREE LEGAL CLINICS IN AUGUST
A Pisgah Legal Services attorney will guide you through the process and help you complete the required forms related to filing for divorce and child custody. To register, call Carol Rogers at 828-210-3456.
* Aug 20: Divorce Clinic, noon to 2pm, Yancey County Health Dept.
* Aug 21: Child Custody Clinic, noon to 2pm, Yancey County Health Dept.
* Aug 22: Divorce Clinic, noon to 2pm, Pisgah Services, 167 Locust St, Spruce Pine.
* Aug 23: Child Custody Clinic, noon to 2pm, Pisgah Services, Spruce Pine.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
ToeCane Beekeepers 8/27 @ 6pm United Community Bank
Burnsville Town Council 9/5 @ 6pm Town Hall
Yancey County Commission 9/9 @ 6pm Yancey County Courthouse
Burnsville Rotary Club Thursday @ Noon Rescue Dog Cafe
Toe River Model Railroaders Wednesday @ 2pm Spruce Pine Library
Al-Anon Monday @ 7:30 pm 1st Presbyterian Church
MISC COMMUNITY INFORMATION
- The American Red Cross is holding a blood donation day for Yancey residents on Thursday, August 29, from 1-5:30 pm at Higgins Memorial Methodist Church, 101 North Main Street in Burnsville. You can drop by or make an appointment to donate blood by visiting www.RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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 email@example.com. Chamber Office Telephone 682-7413. WEBSITE
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