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CALENDAR OF EVENTS NEWSLETTER - July 2017
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Email Contacts: 
 
Morrissa Angi
Director Community Affairs
mwangi@valdesenc.gov
 
Madeleine Shull
Assistant Director
 
 
Online Payments
Now Accepted
 
Hey Valdese! Did you know you can now pay your water bills online? 
 
 
 
Local Attractions
 
 A Great Day Trip Destination!
 
 
Waldensian Heritage Winery
 
 
828.879.3202
Thursday - Sunday
1pm to 6pm
 
 
Waldensian Heritage Museum & Gift Shop
 
 
828.874.1111
Tuesday - Friday
Tours at 11am & 2pm
*extended hours during the Outdoor Drama Season 4-6pm on Fridays & Saturdays
 
 
Trail of Faith
 
 
828.874.1893
Monday-Friday
9am until 5pm
 
 
Piedmont & Western Railroad Museum
 
 
828.879.2126
Monday - Friday
Meetings Thursday Nights
Call in advance
 
 
Rock School Art
Galleries I & II
 
 
828.879.2126
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm
 
 
Old Rock School
 
 
828.879.2126
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm
 
 
McGalliard Falls
 
 
Park Open to the Public
 
 
Village Park Mural
 
 
Created by Clive Haynes
Find the 51 Hidden Objects
 
 
Shop Downtown
 
Check out what Valdese has to offer!
 
 
 Want to move your business to Valdese? Call 828-879-2129 and we will help you get the information you need...
 
 
 
VMA Member Spotlight
Members Listed Below...
 
 
Catawba Valley Staffing
 
 152 Main Street East
828.522.1071

Catawba Valley Staffing is a full service staffing firm that invests in growing relationships with people and businesses to benefit the communities where we work, play, learn and live.
 

Website
 
 
Foothills Thrift Store
 
256 Main Street West
 
828.874.2521
 

Visit Us Online
 
 
Edward Jones
 
448 Main Street East
828.874.0958

Offering a personal approach to investing and retirement planning for your long-term financial goals.
 

Website
 
 
Reynold's Family Wellness Center
 
828.874.6292
 

Reynolds Family Wellness Center has been providing full chiropractic care for the whole family in the Valdese, NC area since 1992. Dr. Paula G. Reynolds, chiropractic physician, will attend to all of your needs.  Our gentle holistic approach and natural solutions for many common health issues have improved the lives of many residents. 
 

Website
 
 
Olive Hill Economic Development Corp.
 
309 Columbo Street
828.522.4051
 
Olive Hill Community Economic Development Corporation (OHCEDC) operates the Burke Center to provide economic opportunities to citizens.
 

Website
 
 
Your Floral Bouquet
 
104 Main Street East
828.874.9711
 

Full Service Florist
 

Website
 
 
Valdese Heritage
Arts Center
 
146 Main Street West
828.874.1849
 

A co-operative of local artists presenting original arts and crafts in a historic Waldensian setting. Offering local and regional arts and crafts, Valdese Heritage Arts Center has pottery, baskets, wood carving, jewelry, stained glass, quilts, paintings and more.
 

Website
 
 
Burke Hospice
Thrift & Gifts
 
148 Main Street East
828.874.4483

Burke Hospice Thrifts & Gifts is a unique but important part of our health care organization. All proceeds from the resale store benefit our programs of patient care.
 

Website
 
 
Valdese ABC Store
1018 Main Street West
828.879.2227
 
 
Nationwide Ins.
Paul Mears
302 Rodoret Street South
828.874.2186

Let us help you find the right car insurance coverage for your family. We offer a full array of products, including car insurance, homeowners insurance, business insurance and life insurance.
Website
 
 
Brinkley Insurance
142 Main Street East
828.874.2184
 

Insurance & Appraisals
 

Website
 
 
Wells Cleaning
127 Main Street West
828.874.3391

Offering commercial janitorial services, supplies and carpet cleaning.
 
 
Dolls & Designs
by Sandi
 
122 Main Street West
828.893.0640

Sandi Walker known as the "Doll Doctor" has made one of a kind handmade porcelain dolls ranging in size from 1/2" to 5' tall for over 30 years and she specializes in repairs.
 

Website
 
 
 
Fulenwider Catering
Russ Fulenwider
104 Mull Street Morganton
828-473-8000 - ext. 216
 
Full service catering serving Valdese, Morganton & Burke County
 

Website
 
 
Bimbo Bakeries
 
 
320 Main St E, Valdese, NC 28690
Phone:(828) 874-2136
 
 
Rock Drug
 
 
240 Main St W
(828) 879-9812
Don't forget to visit the Rock Drug Fountain for lunch!
 
 
S&A Antiques & Collectables
 
 
100 Main St W
(828) 522-1144
 
 
Bingham Storage
 
1068 US-70,
Valdese, NC 28690
 
(828)-879-8942

 
 
Heritage Propane
 
625 12th St Dr. NW Hickory NC 
 
Office: 828-324-2520  
Cell:  828-263-7802
 
 
The Formal Showcase
 
 
224 Main St E
Phone: 828.522.1155
 
 
Meridian Specialty
Yarn Group
 
Meridian Specialty
Yarn Group, Inc.
312 Colombo Street SW
Valdese, NC 28690
P: 828-874-2151
F: 828-874-3780
 
 
Foothills Temporary Employment Inc.
 
 130 Main St W, Valdese, NC 
 (828) 522-1123
Open M-F 8-5pm
 
 
Classic Plastic Toys & Collectibles
 
 
108 Main Street West
Valdese, NC 28690
(828) 499-2465 
 
 
Blue Ridge National
Heritage Area
 
 
Family Friday Night Concert Series: July 7 
 

 The Groove Inc. 
 
 
The concert series features local nostalgic, beach, classic rock, Americana, variety and country music performers are sure to get your toes tapping. The music starts at 7 pm at the Town of Valdese parking lot beside Wells Fargo Bank on Main Street. Sponsored by the Town of Valdese. Friday Night Cruise-ins at Myra's continue throughout the year. Vintage cars and trucks fill up the block around Myra's Restaurant. Designated Fridays host a car show on Main Street.
Bring a lawn chair & enjoy the summer in Downtown Valdese!
 
 
 
 
Family Friday Nights Schedule 
 
 
July 7: The Groove Inc.- Variety
July 14: Carson Hill- Country& Variety
July 21: Night Move Band- Dance & Variety
July 28: The Boat Rockers- Dance & Variety
August 4: Gal Friday- Country&  Variety
 
 
 
 
2017 Waldensian Festival
 
 
 The 42nd Annual Waldensian Festival will be held
on August 11 & 12, 2017!
Interested in participating as a vendor? Download Vendor Applications Here.
 
 
 
Myra's Classic & Antique Car Cruise In
 
 
Classic and Antique cars of all sorts fill the Myra's and Rock Drug  parking lots on Friday nights beginning at 6pm. Visitors are welcome to stroll through, take pictures and chat with the owners of these  unique cars. Enjoy the music from a deejay in front of Myra's and on special nights performances from Elvis! Raffles are also a highlight of these Friday nights with chances for visitors to take home cash! Fridays starting in May and through October.
 
 
Valdese Farmers Market
 
The Valdese Farmers Market is now open! The Market offers locally grown produce, baked goods, meats, soaps, and more! Located on Faet St. across from the fire department, the Farmers Market is open on Wednesdays from 9-12 noon and Fridays from 11-4pm. May-September.
 
 
Rock School Arts Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Take advantage of our framing workshops as you prepare to enter our 30th Annual Open Art Competition. Come join us. See the details below: Elizabeth Furr and the RSAF Board, www.visitvaldese.com, 828-879-2129, rockschoolartgalleries.com
 
 
New Window Gallery
 
 
 
From This Day Forward 50th Anniversary
 
 
The outdoor drama "From This Day Forward" written by Fred Cranford is the flagship show of Old Colony Players. The summer of 2017 will mark the 50th consecutive season of production. This drama tells the story of the Waldenses, a people from the area known as the Cottian Alps in Northern Italy near the French border, and the founders of the Town of Valdese.
 
The 50th season is proudly directed by Kenneth Kay & Kim Cozort Kay

Rated PG13 for Battle Scenes

Purchase Tickets by calling 828-879-2129, order online here, or get them the night of the show with cash or check.
 
Show runs Friday & Saturday starting July 14 and ending August 12 at 7:45pm.
 
 
McGalliard Falls Grist Mill
 
 
The first Saturday of each month from April through October, Valdese Public Works will have the waterwheel at McGalliard Falls Park running. Make sure to mark your calendars and plan your photo shoots for these special Saturdays. The waterwheel was replaced in 2016 after a tree damaged the previous wheel beyond repair. In honor of the renovations at the park, the public is encouraged to visit the park and check out the new wheel and enjoy this beautiful Valdese gem! 
For further information you can call 828-879-2129 or for park rentals you can call 828-879-2132. 
Have fun at the Falls! 
 
 
Movie Theater Fundraiser
 
 No donation is too big or too small! We are raising funds for the equipment to make this project possible. 
 
 
OVER $10,000 RAISED! HELP US CONTINUE TO GET CLOSER TO OUR GOAL!!
 
 
Old Rock School Room Rentals
 
 
Auditorium will seat up to 500 people
 
Waldensian Room will seat up to 150
 
Rooms 119, 137, 138 & 139 will seat up to 25
 
Teacher's Cottage will seat 50
 
The Old Rock School is a great place for parties, receptions, classes, recitals, performances, camps & much, much more! 
 
Call 828.879.2129 for further details and rates regarding these spaces.
 
 
Historic Valdese Tours
 
Start planning for your autumn tours now! 
 We will plan the perfect tour for your group!
 
 
School Field Trips Available!
This is just a sample tour and we can customize your tour to meet the needs of your group. Call 828-879-2126 today for more information!

 
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