Over the Moon

The Laurel Garden Club’s Kitchen Tour events begin August 17 in Highlands.

Festivities will kick-off with the Over the Moon Party – the hottest hoedown in town.

This celestial celebration is set for Thursday evening, August 17, from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. at the Friday/Schenck Barn in the Satulah Mountain area.  Silly Ridge Roundup, with its eclectic blend of American, Folk, and Bluegrass music, will keep us entertained and dancing. 

New this year is a fabulous Silent Auction that will feature a number of special items including paintings commissioned exclusively for this event, dinners hosted in private homes, and one-of-a kind-opportunities.

What to wear? Think chambray, denim, flat shoes or boots. Think casual and fun.  Add exceptional hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, a specialty cocktail, and you for an over-the-moon, merry evening!  Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased at laurelgardenclubhighlands.com.    

The Kitchen Tour will be Saturday, August 19, from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Six spectacular kitchens will be on view, from charming and cozy to sleek and elegant. Your tour begins at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, where you’ll be whisked by private car.  While touring the kitchens, meet cookbook authors Sheri Castle and Johnathon Barrett, each with new books and tasty offerings. We also welcome noted architect Norman Askins, J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, and Mary Palmer Dargan. Timed tickets are $75 at The Dry Sink, 450 Main Street in Highlands and at laurelgardenclubhighlands.com. 

The Laurel Kitchen Shop returns to the Performing Arts Center with new items and features this year, including handcrafted floral bouquets. Enjoy a sip of champagne with The Saucy Sisters, shop the selection of gently-loved home goods, and don’t miss the homemade casseroles, appetizers, soups and desserts, all from specially selected, delightful recipes.

Laurel Garden Club gratefully acknowledges everyone who is working to make our Kitchen Tour 2017 a success.  Thank you to our homeowners who graciously opened their homes for the Kitchen Tour.  The club appreciates our generous sponsors, Tika and Hektor Arnette; Norman Davenport Askins, PC, Architect; Country Club Properties; Calvin and Baylee Eustis; Inman Park Marble and Granite; Rachel Friday and Jeff Schenck; The Dry Sink; Wind River Construction; and Atlanta Social Season, our Media Sponsor, for their support.

The Kitchen Tour serves as the main fundraiser for the Laurel Garden Club, which has donated more than $120,000 to the Highlands community in the form of grants for community projects.