Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Beech Mountain Club Pickleball

News Release
by Elizabeth Higginbottom

Beech Mountain Club is hosting a regional Retreat for Pickleball Ambassadors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia on June 25-28.  Ambassadors are individuals who have pledged to promote and grow pickleball in their area. These hard-working folks do not get paid. They do this for the love of the sport of pickleball. Beech Mountain Club is putting together this retreat so the Ambassadors in this region can gather to share best practices for growing the sport, participate in breakout sessions to learn new ideas, build camaraderie and, of course, play Pickleball. The Retreat is an all-inclusive 4-day 3-night event which will allow the 50 participants a chance to visit beautiful Beech Mountain and experience what the mountain has to offer its residents.  

On the local front, the Pickleball Center is gearing up for another spectacular season!  We have put together a schedule of Beginner Clinics, Intermediate Clinics, Round Robins, League Play, Men's Only Play, Women's Only Play, and fun social events for Beech Mountain Club members, their guests and qualified renters.  Drop by the Pickleball Center to pick up a copy of the schedule today!
Avery County Wine & Beer Festival June 10, 2017
At Blind Squirrel Campground
Live Music & Great Food/Bring Blanket & Chair

Holston Camp and Retreat Center Wildcat Lake Music Festival 
  • $10  Adults; $5  Ages 12-6
  • Ages 5 and under FREE!
  • Games and prizes for kids!
  • Horseshoes, Bocci Ball, and Cornhole tournaments.
  • Activities include: Hiking, swimming, canoe/kayak, paddle boards, and fishing.
  • Please, no pets. No alcohol served.
  • Bring lawn chairs and/blankets.
  • Food vendors will be present.
  • Package rates for lodging and camping
2:00-3:15  Swing Set
Big Band music of the 20's thru the 50's

4:00-5:00  Clint Roberts (
Americana Singer/Songwriter from Western North Carolina. Starting fresh with new EP "Where The Heart Is". 

5:45-7:00  The Groove Inc.
The Groove Inc. is a band of veteran musicians who loves to play Blues, Soul, Rock and Motown with conviction!!

7:45-10:00  Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse. ( Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse is what Americana Music has always striven to be. A group of outstanding musicians and modern day troubadours who weave tales of small southern towns and hell-fire preachers, shuttered cotton mills and down home philosophers. The music of Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse is firmly anchored in the Americana roots tradition. Influences from Rock, Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Soul, gives each tune its own unique feel. Onstage, the upshot is compelling, soulful performances. The Band's performances are salted with wry humor, and the band camaraderie always invites the audience into the act. Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse is truly an American band tailored made for Americana Roots Music. Listen here.
SPECIAL GUEST:  George Rabb "Man of a Thousand Voices"