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30 years at Headwaters Outfitters

Whether you’re set on tubing down the French Broad River, or mounting a guided canoe or kayak expedition, or fly-fishing down the French Broad,

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Proper Wines for Passover & Seder

The details of our Passover and Easter meals are leavened (and unleavened) with deep cultural traditions.

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Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey: Cashiers Highlands Historical Society

Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey, set for Wednesday, June 29, at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is a howling good time benefitting the residents of Cashiers-Highlands

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Locally Grown on the Green: Cashiers, NC

The Green Market offers a panoply of flavors and sensations on the Cashiers Village Green, every Wednesday through October.

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The Village Nature Series
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The Village Nature Series roars back to life with a series of in-depth explorations of our heritage, both Cherokee and natural.

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Sweet Sounds of Music: Highlands NC Weekend Concerts

Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine provide Highlands’ official Soundtrack of the Season. They’re free and everyone is invited.

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Orchard Sessions at The Farm

Mike Kinnebrew brings his tales of Love and Life to the Orchard Sessions at The Farm at Old Edwards, Thursday, May 19. For updates and to book

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Highlands Cashiers Easter Event Guide

Easter will be celebrated across the Plateau in all its post-Pandemic Glory.

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Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

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Tastes of Spring at The Farm at Old Edwards

Chef Craig Richards, the impresario of Atlanta’s Lyla Lila Restaurant, serves up his favorite dishes and a host of front-of-the-house stories

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One Last Slice of Ice: Winter Recreation in Highlands

There are still a few places to squeeze every last measure of fun out of the retreating winter.

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Motoring the Mountain Miles: Highlands Motoring Festival

The 2022 Highlands Motoring Festival, slated for June 9-12, is revving up to be one for the books.

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Bear Shadow and Band of Horses: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow spotlights the complex, layered sound of Band of Horses, April 29. For information and tickets, visit bearshadownc.com.

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Toe-Tapping Taverns: Highlands NC

Both the High Dive and Ugly Dog Public House are keeping the beat with their live music schedules.

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Enriching Young Lives: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center’s Youth Conferences, running throughout the month, provide direction and understanding about spirituality.

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Daytime Experiences at Bear Shadow: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow, slated for April 29 through May 1, sets the tone for a busy Plateau Season with an unforgettable series of daytime experiences.

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Art for a Cause

The Village Green in Cashiers will come alive this Memorial Day weekend as some of the region’s finest artisans converge for the bi-annual Cashiers Rotary Arts & Crafts Show.  The show takes place on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. both days, rain or shine.  While admission is free, a suggested donation of …

The Art of Wine

Collective Spirits Wine and Food Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary.   Be sure to Save-The-Date the weekend of May 19–21 for a fabulous fundraising festival benefitting The Bascom’s free programming and subsidized classes.  It’s the art center’s biggest fundraiser of the year and certainly the most tantalizing for your tastebuds. The Private Wine Dinners on Thursday, May 19, feature in-home …

Cashiers Library: Community Resource

You may believe that with lengthening days and gorgeous weather, people would be inclined to spend less time inside Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. Sure, people need books about gardening or hiking guides, but how on earth can the library attract patrons in this most sublime of seasons? Well, there are concrete reasons that this venerable institution remains a treasured year-round …


300 Cyclists, 10,000 Feet

Register now for the 24th annual Tour de Cashiers, slated for May 14, by visiting tourdecashiers.com.   Coordinated by the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce and assisted by Pisgah Productions of Asheville, Jackson County Law Enforcement and numerous local volunteers, this annual event boasts entrants from across the Southeast and as far away as Idaho. May is the perfect time …

The Green Scene

April, the month when spring announces its intention to stay by providing us with more daylight hours, more sunshine, budding trees, and gorgeous flowers, is also the time when we all kick into our spring cleaning mode.   Mother Nature is sprucing things up so it seems only natural that we would start freshening up too.  Highlanders take their spring …

A Riot of Color

Each spring a remarkable event occurs in the deciduous woodlands of the Highlands Plateau and Cashiers Valley, the emergence of the spring wildflowers.   As the first warm rays of sunlight touch the forest floor, thousands of plants awaken from their winter slumber to present an unmatched seasonal exhibit of beauty.  They decorate the forest floor with a riot of …


Why, How, What If?

When curiosity flourishes, worlds can be changed.   Why?  How?  What if?   These are questions that we ask ourselves every day here at the Center for Life Enrichment.  In fact, our classes are designed with them in mind.  Our classes, workshops, and trips cover it all.  From the arts, computers and technology, culinary, garden and nature to history, literature, …

Rotary Golf Tourney

If you enjoy a beautiful stroll on some of the most gorgeous links in the nation, mark this on your calendar – the 27th annual Highlands Rotary Golf Tournament, slated for Monday, May 2, at Highlands Country Club.   Make your reservations now by contacting registration coordinator Pat Allen at (828) 526-8784 or [email protected].   Registration starts at 9:30 A.M. …

On the Fly

What previously was known as the Three River Fly Fishing Tournament has been renamed.  Due to its growth and popularity, it’s now known as Three River Fly Fishing Festival.  It truly is just that.  It’s not just about who catches the most fish, it’s a celebration of the rivers and streams that surround us, and the people who are intent …


Fall Wine Tour

The Center for Life Enrichment, in collaboration with Atlanta Wine School, presents an exciting wine tasting trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley from September 13 to 17.  The Willamette Valley is the most exciting wine region in America.  The Pacific Northwest has become a major center for wine production, both boutique and big business.  The Willamette Valley has the state’s highest …

Gathering On The Green

The Village Green welcomes the beginning of Spring on Easter weekend with two treasured community traditions. Residents and visitors to the Cashiers area are invited to join the celebration beginning with the Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by S’More Kids Klothes.  The egg-stravaganza for children 10 years and younger begins at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 26.  Children will …

Keeping It Gorge-ous

Spring is just around the corner here on the Plateau.  Signs are everywhere.  The birds are singing a little more loudly, soft greens are emerging from the winter brown landscape as grasses and flowers are preparing for their spectacular spring show, and spring cleaning is under way all around town.   Keeping things spruced up helps Mother Nature shine and …