Those splashy Busby Berkeley musicals of the 1930s are given their due when the playhouse opens “Dames at Sea,” July 26th-August 19th. It’s probably not coincidental that the plot could have been lifted from a half-dozen Dick Powell-Ruby Keeler extravaganzas: Ruby, a tap dancer from Utah, and Dick, a songwriting sailor(!), somehow end up working on a Broadway musical together. When the theater is shuttered, the plucky duo manage to get the show staged on a destroyer. “Dames at Sea” is a loving Valentine to those musicals from long ago – stuffed with rat-a-tat-tat snappy dialogue, knowing asides, and small-scale versions of those cast-of-hundreds dance numbers.
Sweettreats and it's all day not from 5-9pm.It will continue every Thursday until Aug.17th."HOPE FLOATS" fundraiser from "Just For You Team"
Eastern Cougar: Their ecological importance and prospects for recovery in the southeast; with Ron Sutherland, Conservation Scientist at Wildlands Network
Part of the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series by the Highlands Biological Foundation
Location: Highlands Nature Center (930 Horse Cove Road)
Contact: 526-2221; highlandsbiological.org
Alex Matisse: Ometto
May 12 - October 21
This installation of large ceramic vessels will be the signature work on The Bascom campus in 2012.
“In Italy, the word Ometto, meaning ‘little man’, is used to describe rock cairns that lead the way on hiking trails above the tree line, marking the path through barren landscapes. My own Ometti have a human quality with a large but unimposing stature, a defined head and broad shoulders...
The pots in the exhibition originate from the tradition of salt-glazed stoneware grave markers that were made in abundance in the counties of the eastern Piedmont of North Carolina...This project is my first step out of the comfort and familiarity of utility and defined function. But like all of my work, the Ometto project remains an exercise in repetition, refinement, and restraint.”
“The Ometti will convene on the front lawn of The Bascom, holding vigil for a few months, before being marshaled into the world to take up their posts.” Alex Matisse
Tim Curtis: Suspended
May 26 - August 26
This large-scale kinetic sculpture of suspended ceramic discs that are mounted and hung from the ceiling provides gentle, undulating, invisible waves. This movement in the room provides a tangible experience with the art installation as opposed to just viewing a single work of art. The specific source of light, the background it is held in, and the magnitude of the art, creates an environment that is unlike any other. An exciting nontraditional exhibition, provides elements inclusive of the experience that the artist can use to invite the viewer in and this artist includes the viewer as writer and image maker.
Open 9 to 5 Monday through Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5
Fully furnished 3 bedroom Highlands Cottage
Friends of the Albert Carlton Cashiers-Community Library
2012 Movie Schedule
Movies will begin at 4:00pm, unless otherwise noted. Films were selected for their movie review value. Discussion opportunities will be available before and after the film.
Olympics in London
August 16 Chariots of Fire
August 30 The King’s Speech
Back to School
September 6 Cheaters
September 20 Stand and Deliver
October 11 The Village
October 25 The Shining (7:30pm)
Right before the show opens, the theature is sold and the actors need to find a new venue. Luckily, they are able to perfrom their show on a ship docked in the local port. Call The Highlands Playhouse for tickets at 828-526-2695
TAKING BETTER PICTURES WITH YOUR DIGITAL
This class and field trip will demonstrate some tips for better photographs.
There’s a lot more to taking pictures than just pointing and shooting. If your
photos aren’t turning out the way you want them to
this class is for you. Photography is an art and you
will learn the basics of how to take great pictures along
with excellent tips for those trickier shots.
Instructor: Bob Sutton retired from Bellsouth/ATT where
he was on the DSL Network staff involved with advanced
technologies. Since retiring he has taught various aspects
of computer and photography to the Highlands community
COMPUTER 101: Basic Skills
Are you new to using computers? Do you wonder what people mean when
they say Windows, Apps, hard drive, USB, etc.? Perhaps you would just like to
know more about how computers work. When it comes to learning today’s
technology, Computer 101 has all the basic concepts covered. Bring your
notepad and questions. This will be a demonstration and you do not need to
bring a computer.
Instructor: Bob Sutton retired from Bellsouth/ATT where e was on the DSL Network staff involved with advanced echnologies. Since retiring he has taught various aspects f computer and photography to the Highlands community.
Dates: Thursday, August 16
Time: 1:00 - 3:00
Place: Peggy Crosby Center Board Room
Cost: $35 members, $45 non-members
Limit: 12 Facilitator: Mary Jo Askew