D2U Newsletter - April 21, 2021
Week of April 28-May 4

Wednesday, April 28
  • Ladies Climb Night at Bigfoot Climbing Gym 7:00-9:00pm ($10 for non members)
  • Wine Down Singo at The Olive of Morganton 8:00-close. Dancing will follow Singo. $1 off a glass of wine
  • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine for Wine Down Wednesday at Treat
  • Rotation Food Truck at Wells Fargo Downtown 12:00-6:00pm

Thursday, April 29
  • Meal Deal Thursday from the Morganton Community House featuring Steak Fajita Chili, corn bread and side salad (2 for $16.00 or 4 for $30.00)
  • Bookkeeping Basics at Foothills Higher Education (seated seminar) 6:00pm
  • Cigar Night on the back porch at Craft'd-NC at 6:00-8:00pm
  • Rotation Food Truck at Fonta Flora Downtown Location 4:00-8:00pm
  • Poetry Webinar- Hosted by Adventure Bound Books 12:00pm-1:00pm with NC Poet Shelby Stephenson and Redhawk Publications at noon. Poetry Contest winner, Kyra Freeman will be reading her poem during webinar.

Friday, April 30
  • Sale-A-Palooza in Downtown Morganton! Over 25 participating businesses will have their deals and steals out in front of their stores. Colorful balloons will mark participating locations from 11:00am - 6:00pm
  • Rotation Food Truck at Catawba Brewing Co. 4:00-8:00pm
  • Friday Live Music with Scott Scoggins and Friends at The Olive of Morganton 8:00-10:00pm (FREE performance)
  • "Weingut Villa Wolf" Complimentary Tableside Wine Tasting at Craft'd-NC 5:30-8:30pm (FREE)

Saturday, May 1
  • Sale-A-Palooza in Downtown Morganton! Over 25 participating businesses will have their deals and steals out on their sidewalks and patios. Colorful balloons will mark locations from 11:00am ends at 6:00pm
  • Opening Day of Morganton Farmers Market (300 Beach Street) 8am-12pm
  • Butterbeans perform at the Morganton Farmers Market (300 Beach Street) at 9am
  • Donate Blood at Marquee Cinemas, 4:00pm-7:00pm - All donors will receive a OneBlood T-shirt and a $10 eGift Card.
  • Pilates and Pampseccos at Craft's-NC. Event by Breathe Yoga and Pilates. $18 for class and a drink but you must pre-register for class.
  • Rotation Food Truck at Wells Fargo location in Downtown Morganton 12:00-6:00pm
  • Reggae Saturday with DJ Spence and DJ Rob Mack at The Olive of Morganton 4-close. Specials on Buckets of Red Stripe all day!
  • Danny Snyder Band at Catawba Brewing Company Free Event at 7:00pm

Sunday, May 2
  • Sunday Funday at The Olive of Morganton, now open 2:00-8:00pm. Sip on a Mimosa Flight or a Bloody Geisha - our version of a Bloody Mary.
  • Live Music by Thomas Anthony at Catawba Brewing Company. Free Event 2:00pm

Monday, May 3
  • $10 Day Pass Day at Bigfoot Climbing Gym for non-members
  • Children's Book Week Begins May 3rd-9th at Adventure Bound Books. Kits for kids to pick up beginning May 3rd plus special book recommendations all week that week and a few story time IG live events

Tuesday, May 4
  • Tapas Tuesday at The Olive beginning at 4:30pm
  • Trivia Night at Catawba Brewing Company 6:30pm (FREE)
  • Saucer Flower- Intro to Stained Glass at Mountain Gallery & Gifts 1:00-4:00pm ($40 per person)
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!
You're invited to make your own poetry using these Blackout Poetry Stations.
As seen in this example from Sidetracked Brewery, stations around downtown Morganton are set up to honor Poetry Month. Make your own poem, share to social media and tag @downtown_motown!
Locations include:
  • Sidetracked Brewery
  • Fonta Flora Brewery
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Bigfoot Climbing Gym
  • The Olive of Morganton
  • Adventure Bound Books
The Olive of Morganton
Every Wednesday Night
Singo begins at 8:00pm

Adventure Bound Books
(Free Virtual Event)
Thursday, April 27th 12:00-1:00pm

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate by joining Redhawk Publications in honoring North Carolina-based poet, Shelby Stephenson-plus, an introduction to the 2021 Adventure bound Books poetry contest winner!
Register for this event at: Here!
You can purchase a copy of More by Shelby Stephenson at Adventure Bound Books in Morganton. 
Craft'd-NC
Cigar Night on the Back Porch,
Thursday, April 29, 6:00-8:00pm

“It’s easy to quit smoking. I’ve done it hundreds of times.” — Mark Twain
We’ve had it all weather-wise this month! Let’s see what the last Thursday of the month has in store for us!
Current selection: Check out here!
Current On Tap list: Check out here!
We had a pretty big crowd last time; please consider bringing your favorite stadium chair with you!
Masks required when not seated; be sure to practice social distancing.
 
Here's where the Rotation Food Truck will be located this week.
Foothills Higher Education Center
April 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Bookkeeping Basics (Seated Seminar)

 
Keeping good financial records is a critical step in managing a successful enterprise. This workshop addresses the financial resources needed for good business management. Participants will learn how to develop systems and practices for collecting necessary information for tax reporting and business decision-making.
 
Speaker: Arlene Childers Click here for more information
Craft'd-NC
"Weingut Villa Wolf" Complimentary Tableside Wine Tasting,
Friday, April 30, 5:30-8:30pm
(Free wine tasting)

Join us as we add to our selection of Villa Wolf wines and getting us all ready for the summer wine season!
Famed Mosel Riesling winemaker Ernst Loosen purchased the Villa Wolf Estate in the Pfalz village of Wachenheim in 1996. Of course, Villa Wolf produces excellent, mineral-driven dry Rieslings from the estate’s sandstone, limestone and basalt soils. But its focus on Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris have generated more attention. The Pinot Noir Rose in particular is downright addictive. All of the Villa Wolf wines are clean, pure, bright, focused and extremely food-friendly. They also represent superb value. Erni Loosen calls his second winery “True Pfalz”. We will taste:
 
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2019 — The Pfalz region is located along the Rhine river, just opposite from Alsace. Pinot Gris has a long tradition here. This wine is richer and more intense than most Pinot Gris at this price point. 100% stainless steel fermented. Aromas of white peach, Anjou pear, white flowers and beeswax. Clean, pure and juicy on the palate with uncommon density and acidity; full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture. A perfect match for salmon, grilled chicken or your favorite pork chop recipe. Rating: 89, Wine Enthusiast. $15.99/$7
 
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé 2109 — The Pfalz is a very warm and sunny region, often called the "Tuscany of Germany," so all of the Pinot varieties do well here. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract color. It is light and refreshing, with deliciously bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. Pretty, berry and floral notes, the palate juicy with lively, citrusy acidity, supported by a gentle spritz. Barely off-dry. It's perfect for holiday meals, especially when ham is involved. Rating: 90, James Suckling. $14.99/$7
 
Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2019 — Pinot Noir has a long tradition in the Pfalz region of Germany, where it is known as Spatburgunder. The Villa Wolf Pinot Noir is warm and medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure. Its bright black-cherry fruit is juicy, ripe, and forward, with a spicy midpalate and lingering finish. A minimum of twelve months of aging in used French oak barriques gives the wine a smoky depth and a nice touch of earthy tannins. It’s an excellent, approachable red wine for everyday dining. The 2018 was rated a 90, Wine Enthusiast. $16.99/$7
 
We are continuing with tableside for a little bit longer. C’mon in when you’re ready. Please sit at a table that matches your party size so that we can accommodate everyone.
Masks are required upon entry to the store, until you are seated, and if you need to get up. As always, feel free to bring snacks/dinner with you, but please dispose of your own trash (there is a garbage can at the back entrance of the store). Thanks y’all, see you Friday!!

Sidewalk Sale-A-Palooza
Downtown Morganton
Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 beginning at 11am

You see a shiny object from across the room, you approach slowly, hoping no other shopper senses your keen eye for fashion and your cat like reflexes. You reach your destination, nonchalantly picking up the item, examining the precious find, as your hands learn the texture and you experience the weight, you notice a neon orange sticker that says "50 % off". Can it be? Yes, the stars have aligned, you scored the deal of the day!
The Downtown Development Association, wants to give you the opportunity to get all the deals and steals your heart desires at the two day Sale-A-Palooza sidewalk sale in Downtown Morganton on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st! The sale will be from 11am-6pm, with times varying at some locations due to regular hours. Over 25 businesses will be participating in the Sale-A-Bration, bringing out discounted items onto sidewalks and patios for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. The DDA is pleased to have Thistle and Twig Flowers, Speak Easy Kava, Fonta Flora Brewery, Hot Box Vintage, Garden Gate Floral & Events, Lasting Impressions Boutique Salon, Main Street Jams, Bloom Again Consignment, Adventure Bound Books, Green Eggs and Jam, Alexander Brooke, Benjamin's and Libba's, The Olive of Morganton, Hamilton Williams Gallery and Studio, The Burke Arts Council, Creativo International Arts, The Nest Morganton, Moondog Pizza, Morganton Natural Foods, Oak Hill Iron + Wood, Root & Vine, O'Suzannah's Yarn Store, The Morganton General Store, Aqua B's Boutique, Breathe Yoga and Pilates, Craft'd-NC and Mountain Gallery and Gifts take part in Sale-A-Palooza. In addition, on Saturday there will be a Spring Fling Shopping extravaganza presented by Morganton Market Days of local small businesses showcasing their offerings on Saturday, May 1st at the Morganton Community House from 11am-3pm.
Shopping will make you hungry and thirsty! To make the event extra "tasty" the DDA will have a lemonade stand set up in downtown with two food trucks joining both days. On Friday, Craft Taco and Rascal Jacks Sandwich Shack. On Saturday, Rotation will join us!
Farmers Market Opens for the season!
Saturday, May 1
300 Beach Street
Morganton's favorite farmers market opens on Saturday, May 1st at 8:00am. Fresh baked breads, goat cheese, greens, flowers, eggs, honey, and crafts will be up for grabs at the first farmers market of the season. In addition to the delectable produce, enjoy live music from 9:00-11:00am.
Can't get enough of downtown after shopping at the market? Then stick around for day 2 of the Sale-A-Palooza: Sidewalk Sale. over 30 downtown businesses will have sidewalk displays featuring deep discounts.
We look forward to seeing you in downtown Morganton for the kickstart of the farmers market season, Saturday, May 1st.

The Butterbeans Trio
300 Beach Street
May 1 at 9:00am

The Butterbeans Trio will kickstart the Farmers Market season on Saturday, May 1st with a live performance at 300 Beach Street from 9-11am. And don't worry if you miss out on their music, they'll be back for an encore performance on July 10th!
More about the Butterbeans:
Butterbeans is a folk trio in Western North Carolina offering toe-tapping music for a variety of events.
A product of their experiences and musical influences, they like to call their style “toe-tapping porch music”. Bringing down-home vocal harmonies, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, uke, guitar, and harmonica, Butterbeans plays a broad variety of Americana styles and traditional fiddle tunes. Come tap awhile…. Or get up and shake a leg!
Marquee Cinemas
Donate Blood
Saturday, May 1st
4:00pm-7:00pm
Craft'd-NC Patio
11:00am
Hosted by Breathe Yoga and Pilates
Event is $18
Must register online

Join us outside on the Craft'd patio for a 45-minute, all-levels Pilates class, followed by a light refreshing glass of Pampsecco (or try a glass of wine or beer instead).
What is Pampsecco you ask?! It's a lovely blend of Pamponete Grapefruit Rosé and Prosecco and we think it's the perfect drink to kick off the month of May!
The cost is only $18 for the class and drink. You must preregister as space is limited. Bring your mat or borrow one of ours. This will be a fun event and if history holds, it will sell out quickly!
The Magnolia Room is an upscale cocktail bar with a laidback small town feel located in the Fairfield hotel in downtown Morganton. We are up and running 4 days a week. Come enjoy our beautiful spacious patio while having your favorite classic or trying our rotating seasonal cocktail menu. On Sunday’s we also have build your own Bloody Mary or Mimosas for all your Sunday Funday desires! 

  • Thursday 4-10pm 
  • Friday 4-10:30pm
  • Saturday 4-10:30pm
  • Sunday 11:30-3:30pm


Catawba Brewing Morganton

Danny Snyder Band

Saturday, May 1st from 7:00-10:00pm
Free event!


Catawba Brewing Morganton

Thomas Anthony
2:00pm
Free Event!
Sunday Funday wouldn’t be complete without BEERS and live music! Come enjoy listening to the talented Thomas Anthony! He provides a wide variety of upbeat music


Bigfoot Climbing Gym
Monday
$10
Day Pass

($10 for non members)



Mountain Gallery & Gifts
Antique Saucer Flower, Intro to Stained Glass
Tuesday, May 4th 1:00-4:00pm ($40/person)

A beginner’s workshop in stained glass! You will be cleaning, foiling and soldering glass. Since this is an Intro workshop, the glass will be pre-cut by the instructor and all edges ground. You will complete the glass work and instructor will attach any hardware so that you will be ready to hang your project as soon as you get home!. Great 1st time project :-) or for your "Glass Groupie" day out! This class is open to adults and teens, all supplies are included, no experience necessary!

All Social Distancing Recommendations are in place! (Limited seating to 5 individuals or 4 couples)

Parking available behind bank or gallery.

Call or Text for info or to register-910-915-9104
Sidewalk Sale-A-Palooza
Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 beginning at 11am

Email your downtown news to info@downtownmorganton.com