We had a wonderful time last night at the afterhours hosted by the Town of Banner Elk at the Historic Banner Elk School! The school fundraising efforts are going strong with several people stepping up to join the Team of 83 (click here to read more about the Team of 83). Also they are planning the Banner Elk Historic School Golf Tournament held at the Elk River Club (click here for more info on the golf tournament).
Afterhours are always fun, informative events and wonderful networking opportunities! We invite prospective members to join us at one of our Afterhour events! Use the contact form to send an email for more info!
Participants will set up in the horseshoe in front of Town Hall
Bring your own picnic table.
Please use plastic cups!
Include your address and phone number in the email!
You're invited to come celebrate with us on Saturday, July 25. It's Alta Vista Gallery's 25th Anniversary, and we have a new show of oils by Sheila Wood Hancock. Drop in from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet the artist and enjoy her show of 20 new Impressionist oils, which are hanging now thru Mid-August. The show, titled "Why I Live Here," depicts the lush scenery that makes us all want to live in the mountains: rivers and streams, lakes, farms, valleys, and of course, mountains and cows! Sizes range from very small (5x7") paintings, up to 30x40" canvases. Refreshments will be served. Bring friends with you to enjoy this fun event!
Alta Vista Gallery is located only 10 minutes from Boone or Banner Elk, NC, in a National Register historic farmhouse at 2839 Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis, NC -- between Mast Farm Inn and Mast Store Annex. For a map and directions, and to view some of the art, visit www.altavistagallery.com.
Alta Vista Gallery shows over 100 artists in all media, specializing in mountain landscapes. Also: Sculptures, art tiles, and Mangum Pottery.
Hope to see you soon!
Alta Vista Gallery
P.O. Box 756
Valle Crucis, NC 28691
Pet lovers mark your calendar for the 4th Annual High Country Pet Fest to be held July 24 & 25, at Banner Elk Elementary School lawn!
The Annual High Country Pet Fest is a community-wide event that celebrates pets and the families who love them. The Banner Elk TDA, The Avery County Chamber of Commerce and My Best Friend’s Barkery proudly host the festival with proceeds from this event to benefit local animal-related charities. This year’s 2015 High Country Pet Fest will incorporate lively entertainment and educational opportunities for pet owners. We have partnered with the Southeast Disc Dogs, who will be holding their disc dogs competition here in Banner Elk for the first time on July 25 & 26. other planned exhibitions include the working dogs of the Avery County K9 unit and a Search and Rescue team, educational seminars by local veterinarians and other local pet professionals, the Blessing of the Dogs and a concert by one of our local favorite bands, The Whip Daddys with Madd Dog. Enter your dog into the ever popular High Country Dog Show, and a variety of vendors! Have your dog try out the latest AKC dog sport, Barn Hunting or test their dexterity at Swift Paws lure coursing. The event will take place on July 24 & 25th at the Historic Banner Elk Elementary School grounds.
You can enter your dog in our pet show with categories such as the smallest or largest, youngest or oldest, best tail wagger, most Ear-ristible, best handshake or best smile. Who knows you may even win first prize!
HISTORIC BANNER ELK BUS TOURS RETURN- August 8th
Travel through 150 years of local history as you discover the stories behind many of Banner Elk’s oldest structures. On Saturday, August 8, the Greater Banner Elk Heritage will offer an encore of last year’s popular event. Lees-Mcrae College buses will chauffeur riders through the town while tour guides bring Banner Elk’s past alive. Tours will depart from the parking lot behind the Banner House Museum at 9:00, 9:30, 10:30, 11:00, 12:00 and 12:30. There is no charge for the tour, but donations to the Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation are appreciated. For more information, call Judy Hilsmier at 828-898-3634.
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Banner Elk, NC is a great place to make your vacation destination! The town offers all varieties of lodging to suit every need and budget, great locally owned restaurants, and fun activities year round. Whether you are looking for a fun outdoor adventure with friends, a romantic getaway, or an unforgettable family vacation you will find it in Banner Elk! Our Chamber prides itself in providing information to our visitors and is always available to help you find the information you need. Call 828-898-8395 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org