D2U Newsletter - June 24, 2020
Bigfoot Summer Camps 2020

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? Enroll them in Bigfoot Climbing Gyms' Summer Camp. Climbers will work on climbing techniques, play games and end the week with parents hour to see how they have improved. We will provide snacks each day and a camp shirt.
You will need to bring a water bottle, lunch/dinner, and wear sneakers.
YETI                         SASQUATCH
Ages 7-10               Ages 11-14
10am-3pm              3pm-8pm
$150 per week        $175 per week

These are the weeks available for summer 2020

We are taking reservations now (limit 10 campers)
$50 deposit the week before camp.
Please call 680.828.0995 or email BigfootClimbingGym@gmail.com if you are interested
King Street Cafe is Open
King Street Café is open for regular dinner service. Business hours will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm Wednesday-Saturday.

We will be open at 50% capacity so reservations are suggested.
Please leave reservation requests at 828-475-6188 and include the time, number in the party and your phone number.

We will also continue to serve dinner take out from Wednesday-Friday from 3.00pm-5.00pm. One box can served 6 people. Price included tax.
You can call 828 475 6188
Menu for pick out
  • BEEF LASAGNA                            $30.00
  • SHEPHERD’S PIE                         $30.00

Created by Chef Peter Chan
Cooking Live with Chef Lara Hicks
hosted by The Natural Olive
Wednesday, June 24 7:00-8:00pm

Join The Natural Olive Wednesday June 24th, from 7-8 pm for Cooking Live Demonstration with Chef Lara Hicks. We will be streaming this live cooking demo on both our Natural Olive & Co Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Stop by the store and pick up the Balsamic and EVOO, Spices & Wine for 25% off! The wine paired with this event is Vega Sindoa's Tempranillo. Our wine rep, Mark Cheeks, will be guiding us through this delicious wine. We will also provide you with the ingredient list you will need, Cook from the comfort of your home and enjoy this month's demo from Latin America!
Virtual Wine Tastings
hosted by Craft'd

Friday, June 26: It's in the Can (And Classy)

We have wine in kegs, so why not wine in cans? Plus, it’s pool, lake, and boating season! You can safely take Wine In A Can anywhere! We will be tasting FOUR different wines, so have allowed an hour and a half for this VWT.

We will be sampling:

Tiamo Pinot Grigio (375ml) — this wine is crisp but fruit forward PG that comes from vineyards near Treviso in the Veneto region of Italy. Made with organic grapes. $6.50

Amble + Chase Rosé (250ml) — The name Amble + Chase is an homage to the wine-making process: the long growing season when the winemaker will “amble” through the vineyard followed by the “chase” when the grapes are ready to be harvested. From Provence, France, this Rosé is light, invigorating and easy-to-enjoy anywhere! Cherry blossom and white raspberry aromas with juicy peach and ripe red grapefruit with refreshing acidity. $5.50

Tiamo Rosé Spritz (250ml) — from Abruzzo, Italy, this wine offers a lovely, natural bright crispness with nuances of fruit flavors and perfect fizz. Super subtle freshness that is a great alternative. Made from organic grapes. $4.50

Santa Julia Tintillo Red (375ml) — from Mendoza, Argentine, this is the same family and winery that brought us Zuccardi. It’s a blend of Malbec and Bonarda and chilling is recommend; the chillable red is a trendy thing right now. $7.00

Our own Chris Curtis will be leading this tasting.

VWTs via Zoom; we will send the link (no account necessary).
Feel free to have snacks or dinner while we are tasting!
We are continuing to offer 20% off all FOUR bottles. Phone orders and curbside pickup available, 828.438.8400.
Morganton Farmers Market
Saturdays at 300 Beach Street (Behind Maria's) 8am-12pm

- AND -

Wednesday Mini Market
Wednesdays at 111 North Green Street (across from CVS) 12-4pm

Double your money at the Morganton Farmers Market!!
Swipe your SNAP/EBT Card at the J&J Farm Booth for $20 and receive $40 to spend at the Morganton Farmers Market! The Fresh Bucks Program through RAFI increases your spending power during the market season. Come shop with us.

Saturday, July 4th 11am-6pm!
Celebrate Independence Day with downtown Morganton during the Freedom FAB Crawl (Food, Art & Brew) - a small business retail promotion.

Retailers, Restaurants, Breweries, and Art Studios will be open for your shopping pleasure from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, July 4th. A full list of participating businesses are included below.

How do you participate? Each business will provide "crawlers" a punch card to get "punched" at each business visited. Visit at least 10 participating businesses and enter for a chance to win prizes!! Three lucky winners will receive some awesome prize packages! There is no cost to participate.

Don't forget to watch the City of Morganton Fireworks after the Freedom FAB Crawl.

Fireworks will be shot from Freedom Park.
Freedom Park will be closed.
This location should allow for a larger number of citizens to view the fireworks from safe parking areas. There are large amounts of parking available near Freedom Park.
People should watch the fireworks from their cars while socially distancing themselves from surrounding groups.
Due to restrictions, no concerts or festivities will be held, only a fireworks show.

List of participating businesses:

  • Bigfoot Climbing Gym
  • Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio
  • Mountain Gallery & Gifts Featuring: Art demonstrations, patriotic bracelets and necklaces giveaway, and register to win a free Saturday workshop
  • Brown Mountain Bottleworks
  • Reece Winery
  • root & vine market: Shop the root & vine market from 11am-5pm
  • Treat
  • O Suzannah Yarn on Union: Featuring an Artisan Pop Up market showcasing the work from Susan McRae, Jenna Hazlett, Kirksey Lowther and Kyle Buttram. Susan McRae will demonstrate indigo dyeing techniques
  • Aqua B Boutique: 20% off entire purchase
  • Fonta Flora Brewery
  • Craft'd
  • Main Street Jams
  • Dogs Unleashed: Dogs Unleashed Gift Basket Raffle
  • SideTracked Brewery
  • Catawba Brewing Co.
  • Fairfield Inn: Offering Fourth of July FAB Crawl Package at $125 rate. Includes an overnight stay and $25 in Downtown Bucks to each reservation.
  • Uncle Eee
  • Cruise Planners: Offering woodworking demonstrations throughout the day
  • Green Eggs and Jam
  • West Union Art Studios
  • Morganton General Store: Offering 10% off
  • Moondog Pizza
  • Limbertwig Café
  • Healing Nutrition: Initial nutrition consultation sessions for $40 (normally priced at $75) and will include a healthy recipe & meal planning ebook, Happy Food, Happy Body.
  • The Grind Café
  • Bella Vino: Offering brunch until 3pm. FAB Crawl dinner specials include:
  • NY Strip steak served with Roasted potatoes and green beans 19.99
  • Fresh broiled salmon served with Roasted potatoes and green beans 18.99
  • 1/2 Roasted rosemary chicken served with Roasted potatoes and green beans 16.99
Thursday, July 16 4:30-7:30pm

"A Day at the Beach" - The calming sounds of the tide rolling along the shore, the cooing of the seagulls waiting for their next meal, the laughter of children playing tag with the waves, these are the moments that make up our memorable beach vacations. The Main Street Office and the Burke Arts Council wish to whisk you away to a different version of the beach, one located in the heart of downtown Morganton. The Third Thursday Art Crawl is your chance to escape to a day at the "beach".

The encouraging sounds of our community voices, the diverse artistic techniques of our cherished local artists on display, and the laughter of children playing tag on the square, these are some of the moments that make up our memorable Morganton life.

Participating venues:

Burke Arts Council (tent on the square)
Adventure Bound Books (tent on the square)
OSuzannah's Yarn on Union (tent on the square)
Hamilton Williams Gallery
Morganton City Hall
Mountain Gallery & Gifts
West Union Art Studio
Oak Hill Iron + Wood
Criativo International Arts

Art Crawl Map coming soon...
The Annual Sunrise Run Goes Virtual
Registration is now open!
Run your own race anytime between September 12-October 12

Due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Historic Morganton Festival is on hold until September 10 and 11, 2021. However, we are excited to announce that the annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway is still on! The 2020 Sunrise Run on the Greenway is going VIRTUAL from September 12th to October 12th! Registration is now open for you to run your own race. You can register for a 5K or 10K anytime between now and October 12th. The virtual race will open on Saturday, September 12 (the original race date) and will end at 11:59pm on Monday, October 12. Run the 5K or 10K at any point during the month and then submit your times in your Run Sign Up profile. Run anywhere in town, state, or country! The original race routes will be included online for those interested in running the usual route.

Local businesses need our support now more than ever. In an effort to keep business local, each participant will receive a swag bag including t-shirt, finishers medal, and other surprises (to be announced later) from local Morganton businesses. When signing up please indicate if you'd like to pick up your swag bag in person OR if you would like it mailed to you (an additional mailing fee will be added). Swag bag pick ups and mailings will be available beginning October 12th.

For more details, be sure to follow the Sunrise Run on the Greenway event on Facebook.

As North Carolina’s restaurants, hotels, attractions and shops reopen, Count On Me NC is a public health initiative that empowers guests and businesses to help keep everyone safe from COVID-19. Click on the link for training and to be a certified Count On Me NC business: https://countonmenc.org/

Tips & Resources for Small Businesses has moved to an online resource guide. Click the link below for more information on Federal, State, and Private resources, funding options, tips, and community idea exchange.

“Small businesses are more than just job providers, they are pillars of our communities.” ~ North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper
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