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Blowing Rock Chamber Announces Update of Stuff to Do

July 6, 2012. The Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce wants to make sure your calendar is chock-full. Here’s an extensive list of things to do: from business seminars at the Watauga Library to Art in the Park, an outdoor fireworks concert, featuring Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Lee Brice at the Kidd Brewer Stadium, and the Ensemble Stages’ production of The Complete History of America… (Abridged). Get out your schedule – it’s a busy month.


Get a free website for your business! – July 18

As part of the NC Get Your Business Online initiative, Google is conducting a seminar on July 18 at the Blowing Rock Firehouse for businesses without a web presence. You will receive a Free easy-to-build website, Free customized domain name, Free web hosting for one year and Free online tools and training. After the first year, the website costs $4.99/month and the domain is $2/month. Both services can be cancelled at any time. The seminar will be from 9 a.m. until noon. Contact Terri Bailey at 828-295-7851 if you would like to attend.


Symphony Patron Tents – July 27

Tents are available on either side section (no center section tents available) at Symphony by the Lake at Chetola Friday, July 27. Prices start at $700 for Chamber members and include 13 tickets. Please contact Billie Rogers at 828-295-7851 for details.


Farmer’s Market at Park Avenue, Thursdays thru October 18, 4 to 6 p.m.


Grand Opening of River & Earth Adventures

Courtyard at the Martin House

July 13, 12:30 p.m.


Sunset Stroll on Sunset Drive

Downtown Blowing Rock

July 13, 5:30–8:00pm


Art in the Park

American Legion Grounds

July 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Concert in the Park

Zephyr Lightning Bolts

Memorial Park

July 15, 4 to 5:30pm


Google Seminar


July 18, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.


Grand Opening

Produce and Provisions

321 Bypass

July 19, 12 p.m.


Symphony By The Lake

Chetola Resort

July 27, 7 p.m., Gates Open at 5:30 p.m.


Chamber Meetings:


Events Committee

Chamber board room

Monday, July 9 at 9:30 p.m.


Wine Festival Committee

Chamber board room

Wednesday, July 11, 9:30 p.m.


Art in the Park 50th Anniversary Planning Committee

Chamber Board Room

Monday, July 16, 3 p.m.


Membership Committee

Chamber board room

Wednesday, July 18, 4 p.m.


The Economic Development Committee

Chamber board room

Wednesday, July 25 at 4 p.m.


Executive Board

Chamber board room

Tuesday, July 24, 3:30 p.m.


Business Support

Gideon Ridge

Thursday, July 26, 9 a.m.


Member & Area News


The Complete History of America (Abridged)

Ensemble Stage, Blowing Rock School Auditorium

Opens Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $17 Adult, $15 Student/Senior, $10 Kids 15 & under (not recommended for kids under 12)




Outdoor Fireworks Concert

Creedence Clearwater Revisited with special guest Lee Brice

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Appalachian State University

July 7, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Gates open at 6 p.m.)



“Artist in Residence” Program Featuring Bob Meier & Doe Ridge Pottery

Edgewood Cottage

July 5 through July 10


“Proven Steps to Grow Your Business” Free Seminar

Offered By CCCTI Small Business Center

Watauga Library

July 9, 4 to 5 p.m.


Wine & Chocolate Pairing

Christopher’s Wine & Cheese

July 11, 6 p.m., 828-414-9111

Yummy wines with Brixx Chocolates! $20, call for reservations.


The 54th Annual Tour of Homes

sponsored by St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Parish in Blowing Rock

Friday, July 27 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


Live Music at the Green Park Inn

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m.