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Zahner Lecture Series

Each summer, the Highlands Biological Foundation hosts free evening lectures at the Nature Center on Thursdays, focused on the theme of natural history and conservation, a tradition that began in the 1930s.  Today, these lectures are known as the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series, which serves to educate and inspire through a series of talks from well-known regional scientists, conservationists, artists, and writers. …

Calling All Collectors

Don’t miss the 2017 Cashiers Antique Show and Sale, Thursday, August 31, through Saturday, September 2, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., and again on Sunday, September 3, from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.  This year’s show will be held inside the pavilion at the High Hampton Inn and Country Club.   Admission is $10 and is good for admission …


Sapphire Valley Concerts

Sing along with The Tams on Tuesday, August 15, at the Sapphire Valley Concerts on the Slopes.  Just listening to the music of this chart topping group will put a smile on anyone’s face and it will be next to impossible to keep from dancing.  The Tams are an American vocal group from Atlanta who enjoyed their greatest chart success …

Filling the Air on Friday Night

The sweet days of summer are winding down.  The days are a bit shorter, vacations are coming to an end, plans are being made to return to school, but one event that never loses that summer time feeling is the Groovin’ on the Green concert series.   These concerts, held every Friday night through early September at the Village Commons, …

Baldaroo Music Festival

The Boys & Girls Club of the Plateau changes lives through education, play, and companionship.  Their fundraiser, The Baldaroo Music Festival, is being held Saturday, September 16, at Fairfield Lake. Held rain or shine, this second annual event will be at the base of Bald Rock Mountain in Sapphire Valley at the amphitheater on the shore of Fairfield Lake.  Gates …


Scaly Mountain Summer Festival

Y’all are invited to take part in our annual Scaly Mountain Summer Festival on Saturday, August 12.   The Scaly Mountain Community Association is holding this fun-filled event at the Scaly Mountain Fire Station just off Highlands Road at 169 Hale Ridge Road.  This is a great time where all neighboring communities gather to eat, drink, and get to know …

Bel Canto Hits 25

The Bel Canto Recital in Highlands will celebrate its silver anniversary on September 10 with a breathtaking performance at the Highlands Performing Arts Center. Returning to perform – by popular demand – are four world-renowned singers:  Soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Nordin, Tenor Jon Jurgens and Baritone Christopher Clayton.  And, for the first time in Bel Canto history, a …

Swing into Action

Highlands United Methodist Church is looking to the links to boost its ambitious expansion program.    Golfers from throughout the Plateau will gather at Cullasaja Country Club at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 28, to get in a few practice shots before they begin their play at noon.  In case of rain, the teams will gather on September 18.  Twenty-two four-person …


Acorn’s Trunk Shows

These are the final weeks of trunk shows at Acorns at Old Edwards Inn for 2017 and you’re not going to want to miss a single one. On August 4 and 5, stop by to see the original pressed botanical artworks of Southern Botanics.  They specialize in collecting, pressing, mounting, and framing flowers, leaves, and other plant materials in the …

August at Albert

August at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is anything but the Dog Days of Summer. The library continues its torrid pace of activities with a calendar crammed with activities for all ages.  First off, all of the children enrolled in the Summer Reading Program are invited to an All-Day Ice Cream Party in the library’s Meeting Room on Friday, August 4. …

Be An Artist with Your Harvest

Puttin’ up yummy goodies from your garden is an adventure not to be missed.  Join us for Name your Eclipse Cocktail, Puttin’ Up Your Harvest, and Cast Iron Cookery Cocktails in the Garden.  On August 4, Design your Eclipse Cocktail!  Try cordials and bitters for abundant refreshment in the coming months.  Review and pick fresh plants from the Dovecote Garden …