D2U Newsletter - January 13, 2021
January 13-19, 2021

Wednesday, January 13
  • Adult Bouldering League begins at Bigfoot Climbing Gym. Join for this 6-week program!
  • Kids Art Attack (4 week session) at Mountain Gallery and Gifts 4:00-5:30pm
  • Ladies Climb Night at Bigfoot Climbing Gym 7:00-9:00pm ($10 for non members)
  • Wine Down Wednesday + Ladies Night Singo/Karaoke at The Natural Olive 7:00-close. $1 off a glass of wine.

Thursday, January 14
  • Community House Meal Deal Thursday featuring Chicken Pot Pie, Mashed Potatoes, Cookie ($16 for 2 or $30 for 4)
  • Reader Meet Writer - Conversation with David Zucchino an Online Event with Adventure Bound Books 7:00-8:00pm (FREE)

Friday, January 15
  • Little Guatemala Coffee at Fairfield Inn & Suites 7:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, January 16
  • Little Guatemala Coffee at Fairfield Inn & Suites 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Reggae Saturday with DJ Spence and DJ Rob Mack at The Natural Olive 2pm-close. Specials on Buckets of Red Stripe all day!
  • Pride & Parchment Book Club at Adventure Bound Books 7:00-8:00pm

Sunday, January 17
  • Light Up From the Inside: A Virtual Yoga Series with Annaliese Koltermann - January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & February 7 ($60 for Breathe Members & $70 for all others)
  • Sunday Funday at The Natural Olive, now open 1:00-5:00pm. 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, January 18
  • Bigfoot Climbing Gym's $10 Day Pass Day
  • Pie & Pints Night at Catawba Brewing Co. 5:00-8:00pm - Large cheese or pepperoni pizza + 2 pints for $25

Tuesday, January 19
  • Tapas Tuesday at The Natural Olive beginning at 4:30pm
  • Trivia Night at Catawba Brewing Company 6:30pm (FREE)
Scenes from last week's snow day
Photos courtesy of City of Morganton PIO Ethan Smith
BFCG Adult Bouldering League

Bigfoot Climbing Gym will be hosting a 6 week casually competitive Bouldering League for teams of four climbers of all ability levels!
  • Climbers will compete in groups of 4. Participants can either register as a group or as an individual to be placed in a group.
  • The league will run from Jan 10th to Feb 20th.
  • Prizes from local businesses will be awarded to teams for most points scored, most boulders climbed, and most team spirit.
  • The league will be FREE for members, and $75 for non-members includes admission one night per week, and one 1 hour coaching session per team.
Kids Art Attack
at Mountain Gallery & Gifts
Wednesday January 13th 4:00-5:30pm
4 week session!

Limited space!
Minimum 3 students- Maximum 5 students per session.

Tweens (11 yrs old - 15 yrs old) will meet weekly for 4 weeks - Introduction to the Arts and Crafts. Each week Kids will complete a new project! Call for availability in a specific week. 
We will meet in the gallery classroom- 4pm-5:30pm. Perfect for the accomplished and first time Artists.
Week 1 tin punch candles, week 2 silhouettes splatter paint, week 3 sand candles, week 4 felt stuffed pillows

Catherine (Teacher) will instruct;
Need more information? call or text 910-915-9104
Extra parking available behind bank or gallery.
Ladies Climb Night
at Bigfoot Climbing Gym
Every Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm ($10/person)
Wine Down Wednesday & Ladies Night Singo/Karaoke
Wednesdays @ The Natural Olive 7:00pm-Close
Happy New Year Beautiful People! It’s time to DANCE!!! 

Kesha is currently taking registrations for the next 6-WEEK ADULT LINE DANCE CLASSES with KESHA! Classes are Tuesdays, Jan 12th - Feb 16th, 7 pm. at Sherri’s School of Dance (114-A W. Union St, Morganton).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there can ONLY BE 20 DANCERS PER CLASS. Once she reaches 20 dancers, registration must close. The cost is $36 ($6 per class) for the 6 classes and you must make payment to confirm your spot. Once payment is received, there will be no refunds. 

Payments can be made through:
1. PayPal (select the “friends and family” option): keshanicholsnyc@gmail.com
2. Venmo: @Kesha-Nichols
3. Cash app: $keshanichols5678

*Once you have paid, please send Kesha a message to confirm receipt.
Reader Meet Writer - Conversation with David Zucchino
an Online Event with Adventure Bound Books
Thursday, January 14th 7:00pm-8:00pm (FREE)

Join Adventure Bound Books for this FREE event in collaboration with the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance! It is an ONLINE event; email events@adventureboundbooks.com for details on how to register in advance.
MADE (Morganton Arts Design and Engineering) Competition is returning with a design challenge and showcase in the Spring of 2021! Full details have been released. To access details and how you can enter, visit https://morgantonfest.org/made-competition/ . The competition gives middle and high school students the opportunity to apply their critical thinking skills, combining Art, Design, and Engineering to create a functional lamp.

MADE was developed as part of the Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. occurring annually in September. Over the last two years students competed in teams in the “Wind Turbine
Challenge” and the “ECO Chair Challenge”, an on-site engineering and design extravaganza. This year, to accommodate for physical distancing requirements, students will compete as individuals, building the projects at home.

This competition was developed by the Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. along with the Burke County Public School System, and this year, TOSS. It is generously sponsored by Work in Burke and made possible by funding from The Duke Energy Foundation. 
Little Guatemala Coffee Shop
at The Fairfield Inn & Suites
Every Friday and Saturday 7:00am-12:00pm
Coffee, teas, specialty drinks, chocolate, pastries, and Guatemalan gifts
Pride and Parchment Book Club
Saturday, January 16th 7:00-8:00pm

The group is discussing The House in the Cerulean Sea this month by TJ Klune! The paperback format of this title releases 12/29 and will be in stock on release day at the bookstore. Purchase from Adventure Bound Books and receive the 15% book club discount. This is one of Angela's favorite books of 2020 and she truly believes everyone 13 years old and over should read it - it is fantastic!
Light Up from the Inside: A Virtual Yoga Series with Annaliese Koltermann
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7

Join Annaliese Koltermann for this yummy, enveloping, heart healing movement series meant to help you gently find peace and enrich the harmony within. This virtual series (livestream only, via Zoom) will be offered each Sunday from 4:00pm to 5:00pm ET. The cost is $60 for current members and $70 for new students.

Not sure you can make all of the "live" Zoom sessions? No worries! We'll make a recording available for 48 hours after class!

Students will be sent the Zoom link for each class once enrolled in the series. Sign up at www.breatheyogawellness.com/events
Pies & Pints Night
at Catawba Brewing Co.
Mondays 5:00-8:00pm

Mondays don't have to be boring!! Come out every Monday for Catawba's pies and pint special! Large pepperoni or cheese pizza from our neighbors across the street with (2) select pints for $25. Mmmmhhmm.
Tapas Tuesday
at the Natural Olive
Tuesdays beginning at 4:30pm

Enjoy free Bar Bites with your purchase from Chef Lara Hicks of Queen's Catering. This week she will tantalize your taste buds with a White Chicken Chili featuring our brand new Baklouti EVOO. From the Barbary Coast of North Africa, Baklouti peppers are rare and unique. Both fruity and mildly spicy, this oil is made by combining one pound of organic EVOO with 1.6 pounds of fresh whole Baklouti chilies and crushing the two ingredients together. This oil is sure to add a spicy dimension to your dishes! 
Trivia Night
at Catawba Brewing Co.
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm

Join Catawba Brewing Co. for trivia every Tuesday at 6:30pm!!
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