Week of September 8 - September 14

Wednesday, September 8

  • Art in the Hall: Thomas Kelly Pauley at City Hall (305 West Union) exhibit on display August through September, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (FREE)
  • History Museum of Burke County open for tours at History Museum of Burke County (201 West Meeting Street) 10:00am-4:00pm (FREE)
  • Trailmix with Friends at First United Methodist Church (200 North King Street) from 10:00-11:30am
  • The Wednesday Mini Market (111 North Green Street) from 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Smore Time with God at First United Methodist Church (200 North King Street) from 3:15-5:15pm
  • Climb Like a Girl at Bigfoot Climbing Gym (212 Avery Avenue) from 5:30-7:30pm ($10 for non members)
  • Annual Give Cheese a Chance Art Contest at Fonta Flora Brewery (317 North Green Street) from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Tap Takeover: Dogfish Head at Brown Mountain Bottleworks (115 East Union) from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Wine Down Singo at The Olive of Morganton (111 East Union Street) starting at 8:00pm. Dancing to follow!

Thursday, September 9

  • Boulder League at Bigfoot Climbing Gym (212 Avery Avenue) September 9th- October 6th
  • History Museum of Burke County open for tours at History Museum of Burke County (201 West Meeting Street) 10:00am-4:00pm (FREE)
  • Community House Meal Deal at The Community House (120 North King Street) Please call or email your orders in before 1:00pm on Thursday, Sept 9th (828-438-5364 X1 or mchevets@morgantonnc.gov)
  • Rotation Food Truck at Fonta Flora Downtown (317 North Green Street) 4:00-8:00pm
  • Magnolia Martini Night at Magnolia Room (400 North Green Street) from 4:00-10:00pm
  • Reader Meet Writer: The Night She Disappeared with Lisa Jewell hosted by Adventure Bound Books (117 West Union) online event from 6:00-7:00pm

Friday, September 10

  • History Museum of Burke County open for tours at History Museum of Burke County (201 West Meeting Street) 10:00am-4:00pm (FREE)
  • Rotation Food Truck at Catawba Brewing (212 South Green) from 5:00-8:30pm
  • "You Don't Know Franc" Complimentary Wine Tasting at Craft'd-NC (108 West Union) from 5:30-8:30pm (FREE)
  • DJ night with DJ Spence at The Olive of Morganton (111 East Union Street) from 6:00pm to close
  • TBR Book Club Adventure Bound Books (117 West Union Event) online event beginning at 7:00pm
  • Live Music: Jessi & The River Cats at Catawba Brewing (212 South Green Street) from 7:00-10:00pm (FREE)
  • Homer's Five Year Anniversary Celebration at Homer's Soda Shop (113 East Union) from 7:00-10:00pm
  • Live Music with Chris Brittain, Rosie Rosebrock, and Russ Sprehe at The Olive of Morganton (111 East Union) from 8:00-10:00pm

Saturday, September 11

  • Morganton Farmer's Market (300 Beach Street) from 8:00am-noon
  • Memory Stained Glass Bowl Class at Mountain Gallery and Gifts (106 West Union Street) from 9:00am-12:30pm ($50 per person)
  • Reader Meet Writer Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Space & Time: Torben Kuhlmann Adventure Bound Books (117 West Union) from 11:00am-12:00pm
  • History Museum of Burke County Open on Saturdays at History Museum of Burke County (201 West Meeting Street) from 10:00am-3:00pm (FREE)
  • Museum Railroad Depot at (624 South Green Street) open from 1:00-3:00pm, and by appointment
  • Rotation Food Truck at Wells Fargo (101 West Union Street) from 5:00-8:00pm

Sunday, September 12

  • Rotation Food Truck at Fonta Flora Downtown (317 North Green Street) 12:00-4:00pm

Monday, September 13

  • $10 Day Pass Day at Bigfoot Climbing Gym (212 Avery Avenue) for non-members from 11:00am-9:00pm
  • Lucky Dog Food Truck at Wells Fargo (101 West Union) from 11:00am-2:00pm

Tuesday, September 14

  • Wire Wrapping Tree of Life in Ring at Mountain Gallery and Gifts (106 West Union Street) from 9:00am-12:00pm ($45 per person)
  • Lobster Dogs Food Truck at Wells Fargo (101 West Union) from 12:00-2:00pm
  • Tapas Tuesday at The Olive of Morganton ( 111 East Union) with Chef Lara Victoria
  • Trivia Night at Catawba Brewing Company (212 South Green Street) 6:30pm (FREE)
Downtown Morganton Job Openings
Are you searching for the perfect job? Also wanted to work in downtown Morganton? Then take a look at the newly launched Job Openings page on the Downtown Morganton website!
Current hours of all your favorite Downtown Restaurants!
Root & Vine -139 West Union
Wed-Saturday 5-9pm

Grind Cafe - 136 West Union
7:30am - 5:00pm

Swede's Cafe -116 West Union Street
Tuesday-Saturday 7:30am-7pm
Sunday 8am-4pm
Monday 7:30am-7pm

Bella Vino -112 West Union
11am-9pm

Limbertwig - 104 West Union
Mon-Sat
11am-2pm
Closed- Sunday

Treat -100 West Union
Friday 5pm-9pm
Saturday 12pm-8pm
Sun-Tuesday CLOSED
Wed-Thur 5pm-9pm

Sterling Grill & Lounge
116 N. Sterling Street
Sunday 12-7pm
Mon-Thursday 12-11
Friday-12pm-2am

Toasted and Rolled - 109 N. Sterling Street
Thursday 3:30-8pm
Friday- 3:30-9pm
Sat 1-9

Homers Soda Shop - 113 East Union
Wed- Saturday 5pm-midnight

Buck's Pizza - 305 East Union
Sunday- 12-8
Monday-Thursday- 11am-8pm
Friday -Saturday - 11am-9pm

Uncle Eee's -160 South Sterling
Mon-Thurs 10:30am-8pm
Fri and Sat 10:30am-9:00pm
Sun 11:00am-7:00pm

Moondog - 304 S. Sterling Street
Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm
Fri - Sat 11am-10:30pm
Sunday noon-9pm

Maria's Pizza -601 S Green Street
Monday-Sunday 4pm-8pm


Kin2Kin - 103 S. Green Street
Everyday 5pm-9pm
Friday 11am-2pm
and 5pm-9pm

Downtown Sports Lounge - 216 East Union
Sun-Wed 5pm-midnight
Thur-Sat 5pm-2am

Food Matters Cafe - 210 Avery Avenue
10am-3pm Monday-Saturday

St Lucio's Gourmet and Cheese - 108 West Union
Mon-Tues closed
Wed by appointment
Thurs- 11-6
Friday- 11-9
Sat- 11-6
Sun- Closed

Art in the Hall
Morganton City Hall
305 East Union Street
September 2021
FREE
First United Methodist Church
200 North King Street
Wednesday, September 1st

Trailmix with Friends
10:00am-11:30am
Smore Time with God
Wednesday afterschool
3:15pm-5:15pm


Trailmix with Friends: Wednesdays from 10-11:30 AM beginning Sept. 1 (will run on the public school schedule). It is a faith-based play group for Pre-K aged kids and their caregivers. We will have gross motor play, a Bible story, and fine motor play! Open to the community. They only need to call and reserve their spot by Tuesday at noon at 828-437-0921. Masks required.

S'more Time with God: Wednesdays afterschool from 3:15 PM-5:15 PM beginning August 25 (will run on public school schedule). This is a faith-based program for Elementary (K-5) kids and will include a snack, hands-on craft or science activity, music and Bible story! Also open to the community. Masks required.

















Wednesday Mini Market
111 North Green Street
Wednesday, September 8th
11:00am-2:00pm
(FREE to attend)

The Wednesday Mini Market offers fresh produced, baked goods, and crafts from your favorite Morganton Farmers Market vendors. This mid-week market is the perfect opportunity to get what you need to get through the week. Stop by 111 North Green Street between 11am-2pm this market season.
Burke Quilters Guild Show
City of Morganton Performing Arts Center
401 South College Street
Runs thru September 24th
CoMMA doors open at noon
FREE




Tap Takeover: Dogfish Head
Brown Mountain Bottleworks
115 East Union
Wednesday, September 8th
6:00-8:00pm
Annual Give Cheese a Chance Art Contest
Meeting Place Mission
Create this year's logo for the Grilled Cheese Competition!
Fonta Flora Brewery
317 North Green Street
Wednesday, September 8th
6:00-8:00pm


Morganton Mayor Ronnie Thompson
Speaking at the History Museum of Burke County
201 West Meeting Street
Thursday, September 9th
10:00am
Rotation Food Truck Menu and Schedule
Boulder League
Bigfoot Climbing Gym
212 Avery Avenue
Thursday, September 9th to Wednesday October 6th

Adult Bouldering league is back once again! Grab a team of four and get ready to compete, have fun, and get in shape for the fall! Don’t have a team? Leave your information at the front desk and we’ll put you on a team. The Fall Session will run from Thursday, September 9th to Wednesday, October 6th
FAMILY MEAL DEALS HAVE RETURNED!
Morganton Community House
120 North King Street
Get your order in by Thursday, September 9th
Pick up your order 3:30-6:00pm on Monday, September 13th
Call 438-5364 x1 OR Email mchevents@morgantonnc.gov
Magnolia Martini Night
Magnolia Room
400 North Green Street
Thursday, September 9th
4:00-10:00pm
Reader Meet Writer: The Night She Disappeared with Lisa Jewell
Hosted by Adventure Bound Books
117 West Union online event
Thursday, September 9th
6:00-7:00pm

Complimentary Wine Tasting
Craft'd-NC
108 West Union Street
Friday, September 10th
5:30-8:30pm
FREE


Cabernet Franc is a black-skinned French wine grape variety grown in most wine-producing nations.
The variety is most famously known as the third grape of Bordeaux and can be found in many of the world's top Bordeaux Blend wines. It most commonly appears in blended red wines, where it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice. Its varietal wines are light to medium bodied and often show vegetal characteristics, in particular green bell peppers. This has led many wine drinkers to incorrectly identify Cabernet Franc as unripe Cabernet Sauvignon, or even Carmenère.

Cabernet Franc is commonly compared to Cabernet Sauvignon, which is not without justification. Along with Sauvignon Blanc, Cab Franc is a parent of Cab Sav. (Recent DNA profiling has also shown that Cabernet Franc is also one of Merlot's parents.) However, Cabernet Franc ripens at least a week earlier than Cabernet Sauvignon. While it has thinner skin and lower acidity, it is also known for its hardiness and often grown as an "insurance" grape.

Cosentino THE Franc 2019, Napa, California
Cosentino Winery is renowned for creating the first designated and licensed Meritage wine, Bordeaux inspired blend that set the standard that others would follow in Napa Valley. The winery made its first wines with its inaugural vintage released in 1981. In 1989, it released “The Poet”, one of America’s first designated and licensed Meritage wines. The THE Series was introduced shorty after with THE Zin, showcasing the best grapes from the Lodi AVA and paving the way for THE Series of wines. THE Series is now Cosentino's largest volume collection of wine from the Lodi AVA. This Cab Franc has bold maroon hues, which hint at the wine’s intensity. Scents of vanilla, cedar and dried herbs rise from the glass. The palate is layered with flavors of black cherry, currant and baking chocolate with hints of cracked black pepper leading to the supple finish. Pair this wine with just about anything off the BBQ; for an elegant touch, try with roast duck with juniper berry compote.
$19.99/$7

Brady Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2019, Paso Robles, California
Acclaimed winemaker Don Brady, whose wines have garnered praise from Texas to California, oversees production of the big and bold red wines that have become the hallmark of California’s central coast. Nestled in the Estrella Valley, Brady Vineyard is just far enough inland from the Pacific Ocean to build heat daily, but still close enough to enjoy the nightly cooling of maritime breezes. Established in 2001, the 24-acre site is ideally situated for world-class viticulture, This Cab Franc is deep scarlet color and aromas reminiscent of black cherry and plum with subtle notes of vanilla and cedar. On tasting, it shows opulent texture, gentle acidity, and savory berry flavors with a hint of velvety oak
that lengthens the finish.
$26.99/$9

Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Franc 2017, Mendoza, Argentina
Achaval Ferrer uses a low-intervention approach in both their vineyards and winery. The vines are low-performing with deep roots, resulting in extremely low yields. There is almost no temperature control during the fermentation, nor is there any filtering of the wines before they are bottled. Cab Franc has found a home of its own in Argentina. The great sun exposure combined with the cool mountain breeze allows this grape variety to ripen harmoniously providing a full pallet of aromas and flavors: from black fruit to the freshness of the tomato leaf and rosemary.
Regularly $37, now $32/$11


TBR Book Club
Adventure Bound Books
117 West Union Event
Online event
Friday, September 10th
7:00pm
Live Music: Jessi & The River Cats
Catawba Brewing
212 South Green Street
Friday, September 10th
7:00-10:00pm
 (FREE)
Homer's Five Year Anniversary
Homer's Sodas Shop
113 East Union
Friday, September 10th
7:00-10:00pm

Live Music with Chris Brittain, Rosie Rosebrock, and Russ Sprehe
The Olive of Morganton
111 East Union
Friday, September 10th
8:00-10:00pm
Morganton Farmer's Market
300 Beach Street
Saturday, September 11th
8:00am-noon


Morganton Farmers Market:
The first weekend in May through the last weekend in October: Saturdays 8:00am until 12:00pm (noon); Wednesdays from the first Wednesday in May through the last Wednesday in October

The open-air Morganton Farmers Market offers the best locally grown products in the area. By visiting the Market each week and supporting your local growers, you reduce your carbon footprint.
Now accepting SNAP/EBT at the Market









Sherrill Keever
Performing at Morganton Farmers Market
Saturday, September 11th
9:00am-11:00am






Memory Stained Glass Bowl Class Mountain Gallery and Gifts
106 West Union Street
Saturday, September 11th
9:00am-12:30pm
($50 per person)
Reader Meet Writer Einstein: The Fantastic Journey of a Mouse Through Space & Time: Torben Kuhlmann
Adventure Bound Books
117 West Union
Saturday, September 11th
11:00am-12:00pm
Museum Railroad Depot
624 South Green Street
Open Saturdays
1:00-3:00pm, and by appointment
Award-winning Author Mark Warren Visits Morganton
Adventure Bound Books
Saturday, September 11th
7:00pm
Online and in-person




Wire Wrapping Tree of Life in Ring Mountain Gallery and Gifts
106 West Union Street
9:00am-12:00pm
$45 per person




Lucky Dog Food Truck
Wells Fargo
101 West Union
Tuesday, September 13th
11:00am-2:00pm
Lobster Dog Food Truck
Wells Fargo Location
101 West Union
Tuesday, September 14th
12:00-2:00pm





Season 36
City of Morganton
Performing Arts Center
401 South College Street
Season Tickets
$399.99 includes 15 shows and your choice of prime seating
Call today #433-7469


Click here to see full lineup!
Art Crawl- Things
Main Street and Burke Arts Council Collaboration
Morganton Savings Bank and Belk Block
Thursday, September 16th
5:00-7:00pm
FREE 
 
Strolling along the sidewalks of Morganton, one takes in the people, places and things that surround them. Local faces that perhaps they’ve known since childhood or fresh faces that bring about curiosity of where they are headed and the places they have been. The places in Morganton may change from time to time, perhaps a new business appears, a building gets a new façade, landscaping alters or window displays change. With these changes bring about updated things that encompass our town. Umbrellas, flower pots, painted banners and benches give added flair for the places and enjoyment for the people. Art imitates life and life is made up of people, places and things! Join us for the final art crawl of the year, September 16th – Things!
If donuts are one of your favorite "things" then you are in luck! Duck Donuts Food Truck will join us for the Art Crawl!
Paint N Sip
Halloween Themed
Call and reserve by Tuesday 14th
Includes wine tasting and all supplies are included
Thursday, September 16th
6:30pm
$45 per person


Edwin McCain and Emisunshine & The Rain
CoMMA Performing Arts Center
Saturday, September 25th
Tier 1 tickets $45
Tier 2 tickets $40
Youth and Groups $35
Performing Arts Center
401 South College Street
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2021
@ 7:30 pm
 (Tickets on sale August 2, 2021 at 12pm)
Tier 1 - $35 
Tier 2 - $30
Youth / Group - $28
(+ 6.75% NC sales tax)
 
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