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A Jet-Fueled Valentine: Review of Mountain Theatre Company’s Rock of Ages

Mountain Theatre Company’s Rock of Ages is a jet-fueled (with a splash of Riunite) valentine to the 80s Power Ballad Era, running through August

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Sweet Sensations at Highlands Mountaintop Art and Craft Show

The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club provides tuition reimbursement for qualifying residents of Scaly Mountain and Sky Valley

Weekend Concerts

Lace up your dancing shoes – Highlands’ free weekend concerts return next month – Friday nights at Town Square and Saturday evenings at

Easter Events on The Plateau

Easter will be celebrated across the Plateau, with events at both the Village Green in Cashiers and Highlands Rec Park.

Bear Shadow Music Festival

The side events during the day add color and texture and fun to Bear Shadow. For details and reservations, visit

Sip & Savor Tuesdays at Half-Mile Farm

The secrets of farm-flavored cooking and casual cocktail crafting will be revealed at High-Mile Farm’s Sip & Savor Tuesdays. Once your Half-Mile

Spoon Headlines Bear Shadow

Spoon brings decades’ worth of Indie cred to Bear Shadow. For more information, visit

Highlands Music Scene

Highlands heats up cool spring evenings with cool jazz and sharp beats.

Cars, Cars and More Cars

Rev those engines, polish the chrome – Highlands Motoring Festival is racing toward us – June 8-11.


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WCU Roadworks

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled free concert on Sunday, June 4.  The Highlands Performing Arts Center and the Highlands-Cashiers Players join together to give a gift of the arts to the plateau.   Western Carolina University Roadworks is an outreach program sponsored by the College of Fine and Performing Arts at WCU.  The School of Music was chosen to …

Highlands 4th of July Celebration

Highlands is special anytime of the year, but there’s something about the Fourth of July that really makes us sparkle and shine. Plan on joining your friends and neighbors in the annual patriotic celebration. Start your day at 9:00 A.M. when Cub Scout Pack 207 and Boy Scout Troop 207 host their annual rocket launch at the town baseball field.  …

Mountain Artisans Summertime Show

The 28th Annual Mountain Artisans Summertime Fine Art & Craft Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, inside the Western Carolina University Ramsey Center in scenic Cullowhee, North Carolina.  The Mountain Artisans Shows are noted for featuring the biggest selection of authentic handcrafted arts and crafts in the area.  Fans are attracted to handcrafted heritage …

Paws to Consider

When you first arrive at the beautiful and exquisite Country Club of Sapphire Valley, you know the night is going to be special. From the spectacular views on the Mountain Veranda to the elegant dining experience in the Sapphire Room, there is only one thing that could make this party more perfect, Pawsitively Purrfect, as a matter of fact.  And …

HUMC Author’s Tea

Get your tickets now for the Fourth Annual Author’s Tea at Highlands United Methodist Church, to be held from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, June 24.  This immensely popular event sells out quickly so get your tickets early. Southern author Karen White, who hails from the Atlanta area, is well known for her award-winning style.  Acclaimed by both The New …

Festival with Altitude

Spectators at the Highlands Motoring Festival’s Classic Car Show at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, set for 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Saturday, June 10, will be able to witness some special treats from Italy.  A great automotive rivalry began in the early 1960s when Enzo Ferrari insulted one of his best customers, Ferruccio Lamborghini, who proceeded to build a new factory …

Annual Book Sale

The Friends of Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library will stage their Annual Book Sale in the library’s Meeting Room from Wednesday, June 14, through Saturday, June 17.   Browsers will be treated to tables loaded with best sellers, fiction in every genre and non-fiction that’ll fill out the Dewey Decimal System of a home library. Some of the books are new, …

Get Outdoors and SOAR!

The 16th Annual Special Operations Adventure Race benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will be held on June 10.  This annual event continues to draw outdoor enthusiasts from across the Southeast who come to the mountains to challenge themselves and raise money for a great cause. Race organizers are encouraging everyone to participate and raise funds and awareness for this great …

Shrimply Delicious

Ask anyone who attended last year’s Shrimp Boil at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park and they will tell you what a great event that was.  When you combine good food with friendly smiles from your many friends throughout the Plateau and toe-tapping music on a cool summer’s eve, the result is a night to remember. Hudson Classic Catering from Lexington, South Carolina, …

The Giving-est Gals Around

The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club is busy and running full speed.  Most of the 93 members are gathered back in the area and initiating their big fund raising events for 2017.  These hard-working women are already in action, donating much of their time to raise money for their Scholarship Fund and various other community charities.  The first charity launch of …

Growing Heirlooms

Yearning for summer color and wondering what vegetables and plants are especially choice in our region?  Join us for lectures from knowledgeable experts on summer shrubs and bird-friendly plants at our Dovecote Garden Talk Salon weekdays on Friday at 10:00 A.M., unless otherwise noted.     On June 9, Dovecote presents a free lecture on “Summer Garden Color.”  Discover heirloom dahlias …

Weekend Musical Mix

Summer evenings in Highlands are lovely and, thanks to the Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Friday and Saturday nights are lively as well.   That’s because the Chamber sponsors two popular concerts, Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine.  Friday Night Live performances take place at the Highlands Town Square from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.  Saturdays on Pine are at the Kelsey …