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Today’s Email Announcements

The Blowing Rock Civic Association Holds Round Table Discussion, Oct. 12

The BRCA is sponsoring a mayoral and town council candidate round table discussion, open to the public:

October 12, 2017.
American Legion Bldg. Blowing Rock.
Social 5:30 pm.
Program 6:00 pm.
There will be a question / answer period


Avery and Beech Mountain Chambers August “After Hours,” Aug. 17

Avery and Beech Mountain Chamber 
Thursday August 17, 2017 5pm-7pm

 Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain, NC

 -Live Music by Shelby Rae Moore
 -Beer, Wine and Hors d’oeuvres
 -Free Lift tickets will be available for chamber members and guest.  Tickets can be picked up at the Avery Chamber table located in the resort village, next to the main lift. 
 -Please note the only mode of transportation is via chairlift. Comfortable, outdoor shoes are encouraged. 

 -Sponsored by:
Beech Mountain Resort
Beech Mountain Club
Famous Brick Oven Pizza
Reid’s Café & Catering


26th Annual Last Chance Golf Tournament, Oct. 2

Monday, October 2nd
Blowing Rock Country Club
Event Schedule

11:30 am

1:00 pm 
Putting Contest
1:30 pm 
Shotgun Start
***Rain Date is Scheduled for October 9***
Tournament Information

Format will follow a Texas Scramble with each player required to play at least two shots during the round.

Mulligans are for sale for $10 each (limit two per golfer) and players can pre-pay entry into a split-the-pot putting contest which will take place before play begins. 

Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, closest-to-the-pin, and other fun things we come up with between now and then! Team prizes will be awarded during the post round reception.

Price Points
The registration fee includes course fees, snacks, beverages during the round, and admission to a special post-round reception inside the lake house after play concludes.
$125 – Member
$150 – Non-Member
$500 – Member Foursome  
$600 – Non-Member Foursome
$10 – Mulligans (limit 2)  
$10 – Putting contest entry 
2) $200 – Hole Sponsor 
 3) $300 – Tent Sponsor  – Includes opportunity to interact with golfers on course
1) $1500 – Food Sponsor
1) $1500 – Beverage Sponsor
1) $1200 – Awards Reception  
Additional information about the Blowing Rock Country Club can be found on their website, or by calling the Golf Shop at 828-295-7311
Registration is limited to the first 100 registrants, so sign up today! 


26th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration Held Sept. 14-17

On September 14-17, 2017 our living history encampment celebrates the crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains by the Overmountain Men on their way to an eventual battle with British forces at Kings Mountain. The Museum of North Carolina Minerals in Spruce Pine, milepost 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, plays host to this annual event, and transforms the grounds into a colonial militia encampment at the head of Gillespie Gap. The encampment provides a glimpse of various colonial activities, and tells the story of the Overmountain Men and the Battle of Kings Mountain. School Days are hosted on Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, from 9am till 2:30pm, and open to public, private, and home school groups. Registration is required and can be done by contacting Ranger Faison at 828-348-3519. Reservations will be accepted between August 15th and September 10th, and will be handled in the order that they received. On Saturday, September 16, the encampment is open to the public from 9am until 2pm. Guests are invited to stroll through the encampment taking part in various demonstrations and visiting with re-enactors. At 2:30pm a re-enactment of the battle will take place at the Orchard of Altapass, milepost 328 off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The day is capped off with candlelight tours through the encampment at the Minerals Museum from 7pm-9pm. Sunday, September 17 the event concludes with a Drum Head religious service at 10am. For more information contact 828-765-1228.

At the Museum of North Carolina Minerals Milepost 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Schedule of Events

School Days

From 9:00 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15

Area school children will participate in special demonstrations. Reservations are required. Contact Ranger Faison at 828-348-3519.

Encampment Open to the Public

From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 16

Re-enactors will demonstrate crafts and skills of the Revolutionary War period throughout the day.

Re-enactment of the Battle of King’s Mountain

held at the Historic Orchard at Altapass at 2:30 pm on Saturday, Sept.16.

The reenactment will be held at the Historic Orchard located three miles north on the Parkway at milepost 328

Candlelight Tours

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 16

Take an evening tour by candlelight through a Revolutionary War period encampment and catch a glimpse of history.

Drum Head Religious Service

Sunday, Sept. 17 10:00 am

Service conducted in the style of a colonial service to conclude the event.


CCC&TI Continues Carry Out Cuisine on Watauga Campus

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Campus Culinary Arts program will offer “Carry Out Cuisine” events this Fall to the general public. Meals are prepared by second year students in the Global Cuisine Class.

CCC&TI’s Watauga Campus added a professional kitchen space in the Occupational Training Facility in 2015, which allowed the college to begin offering the Culinary Arts program on both campuses.

The “Carry Out Cuisine” events offer the public an opportunity to enjoy gourmet fare at a reasonable price, while also helping CCC&TI’s Watauga Campus Culinary Arts students apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting.

Following are dates and menus for each of the Carry Out Cuisine Events:


Thursday, Sept. 7 – Italy

Herbed Focaccia

Pasta E Fagioli (Pasta and Bean Soup)

Arista Di Mialle (Roasted Pork Loin)

Gnocchi Lugria (Potato Dumpling with Basil and Garlic Sauce)

Asparagi in Salsa Verde (Asparagus in pesto sauce)

Torta Di Ricotta (Ricotta Cheese Pie)


Thursday, Oct. 5 – Africa

Corncakes with Plantain

Cooked Carrot Salad

Tanzanian Chicken Stew

Moroccan Olives

Semolina Cake


Thursday, Nov. 2 – South American


Ensalad de Quinua con Frijoles Negros Y Choclo (Quinoa Salad with Black Beans)

Arroz con Pato (Braised Duck with Cilantro Rice)

Cauve a Mineira (Kale Greens)

Flan (Caramel Custard)


Meals are $20 per person and reservations are recommended. Cash only payments are accepted when meals are picked up on the day of service. Pick up times are 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Watauga Campus Kitchen, Building W141, Room 102.


In addition to these evening events, Watauga’s Culinary Arts students will also offer a seafood lunch buffet on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The buffet is dine-in or carry out. Cost for the buffet luncheon is $15. Following is the menu:


Cold Seafood Luncheon Buffet

Thursday, Sept. 14

Asian Spice Crusted Tuna

Baked Oysters with Balsamic, Arugula and Pine Nuts

Baked Clams Oreganata

Shrimp Pasta Salad


Spicy Crabmeat Mousse in Savory Pate Choux

Assorted Handmade Crackers and Bread


For more information or to reserve your tickets for one of these events, contact Chef Robert Back at 828-297-3811 ext. 5222.