D2U Newsletter - April 7, 2021
Week of April 7-13

Wednesday, April 7
  • WPCC Small Business Center presents: Grant Seeking 101 a webinar @ 11:00am
  • Ladies Climb Night at Bigfoot Climbing Gym 7:00-9:00pm ($10 for non members)
  • Wine Down Singo at The Olive of Morganton 7:00-close. $1 off a glass of wine
  • 1/2 Price Bottles of Wine for Wine Down Wednesday at Treat

Thursday, April 8
  • 5-Week Run, Walk & Yoga Program begins at Breathe Yoga & Pilates @ 7:00pm on Thursdays ($60 for program)
  • Reader Meet Writer: Conversation with Clay McLeod Chapman online with Adventure Bound Books 7:00-8:00pm (FREE)
  • Community House Meal Deal Thursday featuring Bone-In Chicken, Scalloped Potatoes, Pinto Beans (2 for $16.00 or 4 for $30.00)

Friday, April 9
  • Rotation Food Truck at Catawba Brewing Co. 4:00-8:00pm
  • Reconnoitering Rioja Complimentary Tableside Wine Tasting at Crafted 5:30-8:30pm (FREE)
  • Jim Cates 10th Annual Birthday Benefit for Options and House of Refuge at Catawba Brewing Co. @ 6:00pm featuring Beach & Shag DJ, Buick McCain, and Roadrunnerz

Saturday, April 10
  • Rotation Food Truck at Wells Fargo Downtown 12:00-6:00pm
  • Il Panino Sandwich Experience Pop Up at Sidetracked Brewery 4:00-7:00pm
  • Reggae Saturday with DJ Spence and DJ Rob Mack at The Olive of Morganton 4-close. Specials on Buckets of Red Stripe all day!

Sunday, April 11
  • Rotation Food Truck at Fonta Flora Brewery 12:00-4:00pm
  • Sunday Funday at The Olive of Morganton, now open 2:00-8:00pm. Enjoy the smooth jams by DJ Rob Mack while you sip on a Mimosa Flight or a Bloody Geisha - our version of a Bloody Mary.

Monday, April 12
  • Bigfoot Climbing Gym's $10 Day Pass Day

Tuesday, April 13
  • Tapas Tuesday at The Olive beginning at 4:30pm
  • Trivia Night at Catawba Brewing Company 6:30pm (FREE)
  • Reader Meet Writer: Conversation with Stacey D. Flood online with Adventure Bound Books 7:00-8:00pm (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!
Hamilton Williams Gallery & Studio is back open at Regular Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Grant Seeking 101
Wednesday, April 7th @ 11:00am (FREE)

Upon successful completion of this webinar on Grant Seeking, participants will be able to:
• Have clear understanding of effective action items before starting a grant proposal
• Utilize specific research strategies to find best funding match
• Be familiar with grant proposal components
• Understand and complete post grant proposal follow up action items

Speaker: Calvin Patterson, CEO, Ernest Harvest LLC

Reader Meet Writer: Conversation with Clay McLeod Chapman
Online with Adventure Bound Books
Thursday, April 8th 7:00-8:00pm (FREE)

This is a FREE event in collaboration with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and takes place ONLINE. Email events@adventureboundbooks.com for registration information.

Clay McLeod Chapman writes novels, comic books, and children’s books, as well as for film and TV. He is the author of the horror novels The Remaking and Whisper Down the Lane.

Purchase a copy of Whisper Down the Lane at Adventure Bound Books!
Reconnoitering Rioja Complimentary Tableside Wine Tasting
at Craft'd
Friday, April 9th 5:30-8:30pm (FREE)

Spanish wines are delicious and very reasonably priced right now. Join us as we explore Rioja.

Isaac Fernandez has been making wines in Rioja for more than 30 years. The vineyards are located in and around Fuenmayor, in the heart of Rioja Alta in North-Central Spain. The mountains and continental climate offer perfect conditions for the cultivation of Tempranillo. The altitude of the vineyards is slightly higher than in most of Rioja, resulting in wines of with good freshness. The grapes are carefully hand harvested. No wine-making additives are used and the wines are very minimally fined or filtered.

We will taste:
  • La Perla White Wine Rioja 2109, $13.99/$7 — Grown on 40+ year-old vines, aged in stainless steel. Clean and citrusy with a nose of stone fruit and green apple. Blend: 92% Viura, 8% Malvasia

  • La Perla Rioja Red 2018, $16.99/$8 — 100% Tempranillo. Grown on 35+ year-old vines. Aged five to six months in American oak and nine months in bottle. Bright red in the glass with aromas of fresh red fruit and hints of vanilla. Well-structured body with great complexity and a long, balanced finish.

  • La Perla Reserva Rioja Red 2014, $23.99/$10 — Grown on 55+ year-old vines. Aged 18 months in American and French oak and 18 months in bottle. Red cherry color with fine complex ripe fruit aromas. On the palate it is elegant, full-bodied with a long finish. Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo

Tastings are tableside, 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!!
Jim Cates 10th Annual Birthday Benefit for Options and House of Refuge
at Catawba Brewing Co.
Friday, April 9th @ 6:00pm

It’s the 10th and FINAL Jim Cates Birthday Bash Benefit for Options and House of Refuge. You don’t want to miss it!! Starting at 6PM on Friday, April 9th.

🎵 Beach and Shag DJ
🎵 Buick McCain
🎵 Roadrunnerz
Reader Meet Writer: Conversation with Stacey D. Flood
Online with Adventure Bound Books
Tuesday, April 13th 7:00-8:00pm (FREE)

This is a FREE event in collaboration with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and takes place ONLINE. Email events@adventureboundbooks.com for registration information.

Originally from Buffalo, and currently living in Seattle, Stacy D. Flood's work has been published and performed nationally as well as in the Puget Sound Area. Having received his MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, he has also been an artist-in-residence at DISQUIET in Lisbon, as well as The Millay Colony of the Arts. In addition, he is the recipient of the Gregory Capasso Award in Fiction from the University at Buffalo, along with a Getty Fellowship to the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

Purchase your copy of The Salt Fields at Adventure Bound Books!
Sidewalk Sale-A-Palooza
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 SALEbration, bringing out discounted items onto sidewalks and patios for your viewing and purchasing pleasure. The DDA is pleased to have Thistle and Twig, Speak Easy Kava, Fonta Flora Brewery, Hot Box, Garden Gate, Lasting Impressions, Main Street Jams, Bloom Again, Adventure Bound Books, Green Eggs and Jam, Alexander Brooke, The Olive of Morganton, Hamilton Williams, The Burke Arts Council, Creative, The Nest, Moondog Pizza, Morganton Natural Foods, Oak Hill Iron Works, Root and Vine, O'Suzannah's Yarn Store, The Morganton General Store, Aqua B's, Breathe, Craft'd, Mountain Gallery and Gifts and Simply Green 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, Nana's Empanadas and Rascal Jacks Sandwich Shack. On Saturday, we welcome back Nana's Empanadas and Rotation will join us!
There is nothing quite like the feel of snagging the deal of the day! Don't miss your opportunity to acquire that shiny object from across the sidewalk, visit the Downtown Morganton sidewalk Sale-A-Palooza for the two day Sale-A-Bration! 
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Bigfoot Climbing Gym now offering 2021 Summer Camps
1st and 3rd week of the month throughout the summer
Email your downtown news to info@downtownmorganton.com