Week of July 14 - July 20

Wednesday, July 14

  • SBA: Let's Get Set (Webinar) offered by Western Piedmont Community College Small Business Center for aspiring business owners at 9:00am ( Must Register for FREE Webinar)
  • History Museum of Burke County open for tours at History Museum of Burke County (201 West Meeting Street) 10:00am-4:00pm (FREE)
  • The Wednesday Mini Market (111 North Green Street) from 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Climb Like a Girl at Bigfoot Climbing Gym (212 Avery Avenue) from 5:00-7:00pm ($10 for non members)
  • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine for Wine Down Wednesday at Treat (100 West Union Street) from 5:00-9:00pm
  • Appalachian Mountain Brewery Tap Takeover at Brown Mountain Bottleworks (115 East Union Street) from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Succulent Workshop at Catawba Valley Brewing (212 South Green Street) event by Settlemyre Nursery at 6:30pm (Must Preregister for 30 minute class $50.00)
  • Wine Down Singo at The Olive of Morganton (111 East Union Street) starting at 8:00pm. Dancing to follow!


Thursday, July 15

  • SBA: Let's Go (Webinar) offered by Western Piedmont Community College Small Business Center for aspiring business owners at 9:00am (Must register for free webinar)
  • History Museum of Burke County open for tours at History Museum of Burke County (201 West Meeting Street) 10:00am-4:00pm (FREE)
  • DoTERRA Essential Oil's Class at The Olive of Morganton (111 East Union Street) from 3:00-3:30pm (FREE)
  • Rotation Food Truck at Fonta Flora Downtown (317 North Green Street) from 4:00-8:00pm
  • Magnolia Martini Night at Magnolia Room (400 North Green Street) from 4:00-10:00pm
  • Third Thursday Art Crawl: Places hosted by Burke Arts Council and Main Street featuring art on easels of artist favorite places displayed at Morganton Savings (100 South King Street) from 5:00-7:00pm (FREE)
  • Third Thursday July Art Crawl, Meet the Artist, Amy Brooks at Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio (403 East Union Street) from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Reader Meet Writer: Lydia Dugdale a virtual series collaboration of Adventure Bound Books and Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance from 7:00-8:00pm (FREE online event- RSVP Required)


Friday, July 16

  • 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 Street) from 4:00-8:00pm
  • "Dare to be Different" Complimentary Wine Tasting at Craft'd-NC (108 West Union) beginning at 5:30pm (FREE)
  • Laser Climb at Bigfoot Climbing Gym (212 Avery Avenue) from 7:30-9:00pm ($10 non member)
  • Live Music by Craggy Blues at Catawba Brewing Company (212 South Green Street) from 7:00-10:00pm (FREE)


Saturday, July 17

  • Morganton Farmer's Market (300 Beach Street) from 8:00am-noon
  • Yoga for Climbers at Bigfoot Climbing Gym (212 Avery Avenue) from 10:00-11:00am ($5 members $10 nonmembers)
  • History Museum of Burke County open on Saturdays at History Museum of Burke County (201 West Meeting Street) from 10:00am-3:00pm (FREE)
  • Live Music by Classic Highway at Catawba Brewing Company (212 South Green Street) from 7:00-10:00pm (FREE)


Sunday, July 18

  • Sunday Fun Day at Magnolia Room (400 North Green Street) from 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Rotation Food Truck at Fonta Flora Downtown (317 N Green Street) from 4:00-8:00pm
  • Sunday Funday - Sip on a Mimosa Flight or their version of a Bloody Geisha at The Olive of Morganton (111 East Union Street) from 2:00pm- 8:00pm


Monday, July 19

  • $10 Day Pass Day at Bigfoot Climbing Gym (212 Avery Avenue) for non-members


Tuesday, July 20

  • Tapas Tuesday with Chef Lara at The Olive of Morganton (111 East Union) beginning at 5:00pm
  • 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!
Art in the Hall
Morganton City Hall
305 East Union Street
July 2021
FREE



SBA: Let's Get Set (Webinar)
Western Piedmont Community College Small Business Center
Webinar for aspiring
business owners
Wednesday, July 14th
9:00am (FREE)

Click here to register!
Wednesday Mini Market
111 North Green Street
Wednesday, July 14th 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.






Climb like a Girl
Bigfoot Climbing Gym
212 Avery Avenue
Wednesday, July 14th
5:00-7:00pm
$10 for non members



Wine Down Wednesday
Treat
100 West Union Street
Wednesday, July 14th
5:00pm-9:00pm
1/2 Price bottles of wine
Appalachian Mountain Brewery Tap Takeover
Brown Mountain Bottleworks
115 East Union Street
Wednesday, July 14th
6:00-8:00pm 
Succulent Workshop
Catawba Valley Brewing
212 South Green Street
Event by Settlemyre Nursery
Wednesday, July 14th
6:30pm
(Must Preregister for 30 minute class $50.00)
Click here to register!
Wine Down Singo
The Olive of Morganton
111 East Union Street
Wednesday, July 14th
8:00pm

SBA: Let's Go (Webinar)
offered by WPCC Small
Business Center
For aspiring business owners
Thursday, July 15th
9:00am Must register for FREE webinar
Click here to
DoTERRA Essential Oil's Class
The Olive of Morganton
111 East Union Street
Thursday. July 15th
3:00-3:30pm
(FREE)
Rotation Food Truck NEW MENU and Schedule

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, July 15th
4-10pm Magnolia Martini Night
  • Friday 4-10:30pm
  • Saturday 4-10:30pm
  • Sunday 11:30-3:30pm
Join the Burke Arts Council and the Main Street Office on the gorgeous green grounds of the Morganton Savings Bank for July Art Crawl
when they celebrate favorite Places on
Thursday, July 15th
5:00-7:00pm
FREE

 
The Standard Pour Company will be on site to help us celebrate! 


Stop by Morganton City Hall to see art by Cindy Douglas on display. Courtney Long (Professional Crafts Coordinator for WPCC) will be doing live clay demos on the potters wheel.
 


Meet the Artist, Amy Brooks
Hamilton Williams Studio
403 East Union Street
Thursday, July 15th
5:00-7:00pm
FREE
Reader Meet Writer: Lydia Dugdale
Hosted by Adventure Bound Books and
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance
Thursday, July 15th
7:00-8:00pm
FREE online event
Must register
"Dare to be Different" Complimentary Wine Tasting
Craft'd-NC
108 West Union Street
Friday, July 16th
5:30-8:30pm

This week, we introduce three new and very different wines from Field Recordings Winery. They do blends like no one else! And don’t let the “sparkling” frighten you!
Winemaker Andrew Jones started as a vine nursery fieldman, planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California. He has an eye for finding diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or under-appreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. He produces unique wines loaded with personality. “Field Recordings” is his personal catalog of the people and places he values most. We will taste:
 
Skins 2020 — A blend of white grapes collected from different vineyards in California. This wine is crisp, textured, and medium-bodied. Flavors of apricot, dried peaches, and citrus on the palate. The blend (41% Chenin Blanc, 37% Pinot Gris, 5% Riesling, 8% Verdelho, 9% Albariño) sees some skin contact, imparting a faintly orange-ish hue to the wine and explaining the name. Funky, cidery aromas come through on an expressive nose, while an herbal, savory note makes an appearance on the palate. Round body, racy acidity, and a long finish complete the package. Even though this is a white wine, don't serve it too cold, or you'll lose out on the aromatics. $24.99/$9
 
Tang Piquette Sparkling White 2020 — Light and refreshing, made with rehydrated grape skins. Piquette was a way to meet the needs of the people during the late 1800s wine blight in France. By taking the pressed skins and rehydrating them with water, a low-alcohol tea was created that contained leftover flavor bound up in the dried skins. For this bottling, the skins are repressed seven days after rehydration, and the result is a light and refreshing low-alcohol elixir. A small amount of finished table wine is added for acidity and stability. The leftover sugars and native yeast give the finished wine a light sparkle. Notes of cantaloupe, pear cider, lemon zest and orchid flowers with a delightful spritziness. Blend: 50% Chenin Blanc, 30% Pinot Gris, 20% Albariño. $24.99/$9
 
Paso Piquette Project (PPP) Sparkling Red 2020 — Handcrafted with Pomace (the leftover grape skins, seeds and stems from winemaking) from nine wineries in Paso Robles (Alta Colina, Booker, Desparada, Fableist, Field Recordings, Giornata, Herman Story, Levo, Sans Liege and Villa Creek). Equal parts Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Albariño. Pomace was steeped for 3-7 days, depending on the variety, and then pressed. Skins that were crushed in production were rehydrated (soaked for a few days), then fermented. The result is a bubbly, low-alcohol red wine. All proceeds from this wine are donated to a fund that provides scholarships to workers in the vineyard, winery, restaurant and hospitality industries. Notes of candied raspberries, mixed-fruit preserves, lavender and sage. $24.99/$9
 
PLEASE NOTE: We have returned to the bar for tastings, as was the method pre-COVID. We are honored and humbled to have been very busy during the last bunch of Friday WTs. We have SO enjoyed having a full place again and seeing all of you! Barside tasting is the most efficient and organized way for us to provide tastings at this point. C’mon in when you’re ready, head to the bar/tasting area, and sample away. Be sure to make room for others, chat, and compare notes. Then find a table and continue on with the evening. As always, please select a table that matches your party size so that we can accommodate everyone.
 
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). AND, don’t forget the cheese shop, St. Lucio’s Gourmet and Cheese. They are introducing new cheeses regularly. They can pair cheeses for you to enjoy with your wine.
 
 
Cheers,
Maryann Koziel
Owner
Laser Climb
Bigfoot Climbing
212 Avery Avenue
Friday, July 16th
7:30-9:00pm
$10 nonmembers

Morganton Farmer's Market
300 Beach Street
Saturday, July 17th
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




Nature Themed Kids Activities with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina
Farmers Market
300 Beach Street
Saturday, July 17
8am-noon

Visit the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina booth at the Morganton Saturday Farmers Market (300 Beach Street) for FREE nature-themed activities for kids and information about conservation projects and volunteer opportunities. Staff and volunteers will be at the market once a month. For exact dates, visit foothillsconservancy.org or follow us on Facebook.
We need volunteers to help lead these booths! If you are interested in learning more, contact
Brittany Watkins at bwatkins@foothillsconservancy.org to attend a brief 30-minute training (in person or virtually).







Yoga for Climbers
Bigfoot Climbing Gym
Saturday, July 17th
212 Avery Avenue
10:00-11:00am
$5 members $10 nonmembers








Sunday Fun Day
Magnolia Room
Sunday, July 18th
400 North Green Street
10:00am-3:30pm




Sunday Funday
The Olive of Morganton
Sunday, July 18th
111 East Union Street
2:00-8:00pm

Sip on a Mimosa Flight or their version of a Bloody Geisha


Bigfoot Climbing Gym
212 Avery Avenue
Monday, July 19th
11:00am-9:00pm

$10
Day Pass

($10 for non members)



Tapas Tuesday with Chef Lara
The Olive of Morganton
111 East Union
Tuesday, July 20th
beginning at 5:00pm


Trivia Night
Catawba Brewing Company
212 South Green Street
Tuesday, July 20th
6:30pm
FREE








Find summer at your library!
Morganton Public Library
204 South King Street




Bigfoot Climbing Gym
212 Avery Avenue
Summer Camps
$150 for members
$175 for nonmembers
Morganton Public Library
Create a unique piece of collaborative art!
Return completed piece June 30th through July 31at
Call 828-764-9260 to register
Burke United Christian Ministries
305-B West Union Street
Christmas in July
July 12th-17th

Summer Theatre Camp
CoMMA Performing Arts Center
401 S. College Street
July 26th - 30th
8:30am-noon
$50 per week
SOLD OUT!

5-day camp for kids exploring theatrical skills, projection, stage presence, character development, singing and dance. The week will culminate with Adventures with Aesop on stage at CoMMA, Friday July 30th at 6:30pm. Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 
 
Application deadline is July 19th or when all available slots have been filled. 


Summer Camp Instructors Bios
Susan Cato-Chapman

Susan has taught Acting, Movement and Directing in higher education for over a decade. She holds an MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University and a BA from The University of North Carolina at Asheville. A Certified Teacher in the Michael Chekhov Technique, she also serves as Associate Director of the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium located in Ohio. Susan is also a Certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique through Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
Derek Long
 
Derek is an actor, director, producer and teacher, with over thirty years of theatre experience in Chicago and Los Angeles. And now, he's looking forward to exploring theatre here in North Carolina. He recently played the Scarecrow in Old Colony Players' production of The Wizard of Oz in Valdese. Over the years, he has taught a performance class, with focus on Rudolph Laban's Movement Theory. He's also Co-Producer of Panndora Productions' Annual Festival of New Plays in Long Beach. Currently, he's Producer and Director of the YouTube series Jean Mae Has Something To Say.


 Kesha Nichols
 
Born and raised in Drexel, North Carolina, Kesha discovered her passion for dance at the age of 4 and danced locally for 14 years. She has a B.A. in Dance Education from Columbia College in South Carolina, and became a dance specialist for the Gifted and Talented Dance Program at Dreher High School.
 
Kesha spent 13 years in New York City where she was an NBA dancer, signed with top dance agency, Bloc NY, and was featured in film, television, and stage productions. Simultaneously, Kesha established her own dance entertainment company, Sugar & Spice Productions, through which she produced a variety of featured entertainment, live shows, and interactive productions, from music videos to celebrity and corporate events.
 
Kesha is currently the proud owner, creative director and dance instructor of Southern Swag Dance Academy. It is an honor for Kesha to give the gift of dance to the aspiring dancers in her hometown and she is excited and hopeful for this next chapter as she continues dancing through life.


Meredith has been seen in productions locally at Hickory Community Theater and Old Colony Players and continues to strive to bring truth and beauty to the stage. She is very excited to be able to share some of the knowledge she has learned with the youth of this area and hopes to continue to be able to do so in the future. 








Meredith Potter

Meredith hails from Spartanburg, South Carolina but has lived in the Morganton area since 2009. She started her love affair with theatre at a very early age and joined Imaginations Theatre Company while in the fourth grade. She continued her theatre education throughout grade school and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in Theatre Performance from The College of Charleston. 











Marny Pritchard

Marny has called Burke County home for over 30 years. She is the owner/instructor of 3M Studio (Ms. Marny’s Music), where she teaches piano, voice, guitar, dulcimer, and ukulele.
 
Marny has consistently been involved in local theatre, directing music for shows at Old Colony Players in Valdese and at Hickory Community Theatre.
Open for tours!
History Museum of Burke County
201 West Meeting Street
Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-3:00pm
FREE
Thornwell Books
Bookstore and Coffee Shop
NOW OPEN!
202 South Sterling Street
Bookstore and Coffee Shop
Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: Closed
Moondog Pizza
304 S. Sterling Street
Monday- Thursday
11:00am-2:00pm
Delivering to Downtown
Savvy Bride Boutique Now Open!
131 West Union
Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm
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