Archive - Outlook
October 8th, 2013
Looking for a fun alternative to standard 5K races? Check out the 2013 Vineyard Stomp 5K Series in the wine country of Surry County.
The cross country runs take place in vineyards, traversing the unique terrain of various wineries.Three of the four races are still accepting entrants.
The paintings of Dean Mitchell, an internationally known figurative artist, will be on exhibit at the Burke Arts Council for six weeks from Aug.6 through Sept.13.
The exhibition, titled âTraces of Humanity,â contains more than 30 original works. Among them are watercolors, oils,acrylics, sketches and etchings documenting the artistâs 33-year career.
Beginning Aug. 1, The Hiddenite Centerâs Lucas Mansion Gallery will feature the work of Charlotte artist Jerry Kirk. The exhibit will be on display during the months of August and September. Renowned for
his use of vibrant color and Expressionist style, Kirkâs exhibit
portrays North Carolina landscapes in a bold new way. From the mountains to the coast, Kirk has captured the beauty of North
Burnsville’s town square becomes a haven for arts and crafts during the 57th annual Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair. The annual craft fair is held on the town square in Burnsville on the first Friday and Saturday of August.
After the spring production of “Swan Lake” and full summer classes, The Louis Nunnery School of Ballet in downtown Hickory is ready to welcome new students in August. To prepare for new and returning students the school is hosting a special open house event on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 12-3 p.m.
The second phase of what is believed to be America’s oldest continuous horse show – Hunter/Jumper competition – takes place in Blowing Rock in late July. The 90th Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show, held at the nearby Equestrian Preserve, will feature more than 400 horses in competition July 23-28, and July 31-Aug. 4.
The Bikes, Brews ‘n’ Views festival runs July 19-21 and celebrates the growing mountain biking scene at Beech Mountain Resort with a mix of live music, biking, beer tasting, scenic views and a hash run.
For those families who didn't get to venture out on a week long vacation, there are plenty of area events for families to enjoy this the Fourth of July weekend.
The small community of Mountain View, just southwest of Hickory, is one that strives on family. With a population of 3,552, the community is a few miles away from Hickory, Hildebran and Long View.