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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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If You Love to Sing

The Cashiers Community Chorus is seeking more voices to fill their ranks.  You don’t have to be a professional, just need to enjoy singing.   According to publicity director Judy Gray, “the chorus is made up of adults who love to sing and are committed to attending practices.  No audition is required.”    You still have plenty of time to …

It’s a Zoo Out There

One of the many magical things about our mountains is the chance – often unexpected – to meet the creatures with which we share this beautiful area.   The 13th annual Mountain Wildlife Days, July 15 through 16, at the Sapphire Valley Resort, will once again offer something for all ages in getting “back to nature.”  Be prepared to meet …

Trunkful of Fashion Trend

The Highlands Season offers many opportunities for intimate gatherings, but none more anticipated than the trunk shows at Acorns Boutique at Old Edwards Inn.  There will be a total of six shows this month featuring jewelry, clothing, porcelain, and botanicals. Coralia Leets jewelry will be featured July 1-4.  Leets was born in Nicaragua and moved the US in 1987, launching Atelier …

Dahlia Fest Patrons’ Party

Plan now to enjoy the sixth annual Dazzlin’ Dahlias Patrons’ Party and Flower Show!  The festivities will kick off with the Patrons’ Party at Highlands Falls Country Club on at 6:30 P.M. Thursday, September 8.  Guests will enjoy dancing to music by the Joe Gransden Trio. An Atlanta resident, Joe has performed at Café 290, The Jazz Corner in Hilton Head, South …

Dazzlin’ Dahlias

Magnificent blossoms in a rainbow of colors take center stage at the Highlands Historical Society’s Dazzlin’ Dahlias Flower Show, set for Saturday, September 10, at the Highlands Civic Center. Plan now to enter your dahlias in the Saturday afternoon Dahlia Exhibit. Blooms are accepted on Friday afternoon, September 9, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. or Saturday morning from 8:00 to …

Fireworks on the Green

Fireworks are a quintessential American celebration of Independence Day. In Cashiers, The Village Green presents the third annual “Fireworks Extravaganza On the Green,” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 4 at The Village Green Commons. Residents and visitors to the area are invited to dine, play and dance the night away. The spectacular evening entertainment features a concert by the …

Incarnation’s Garden Tour

The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation will be opening the doors of the original church and offering strolls through the revitalized gardens on Saturday, July 9, from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. The church was built in 1896, has hand-carved pews and beautiful walnut woodworking throughout.  Stained glass windows are exceptional and depict the natural plant and animal life of …

Concerts on the Slopes

The Sapphire Valley Resort offers something for everyone who wants to enjoy the mountains of Western North Carolina.   Their schedule of outdoor activities is jam-packed with fun in the mountain woods, by the lakes, and on the links and courts.  Bring your entire family and take part in their family-friendly fun.  One of the most popular events is the …

Celebrate the Mountains

Terhe familiar phrase is “Come Celebrate the Mountains,” and the 40th Annual Cashiers Benefit Antique Show at Blue Ridge School will do just that Friday through Sunday, July 22 through 24.   Sixty exhibitors from the U. S. and Great Britain will offer an incredible array of antiques.  Blue Ridge School students, teacher volunteers, and show staff all work together …

Music Galore. The Bel’s 24.

Bel Canto has another great quartet of performers lined up for our 24th Annual Recital!  Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 11, at 4:00 P.M. for a wonderful evening of arias from your favorite operas, art songs, and hits from Broadway shows as well as a festive dinner at Highlands Country Club. Returning for the third time will be soprano …

Plein Air Festival

The eagerly awaited Cashiers Plein Air Festival will be held July 12-16.   This fundraiser supports The Village Green located in the center of Cashiers, the heart of the village.  It’s conserved by a nonprofit organization that ensures residents and visitors a beautiful, free, and public space that enriches our mountain lifestyle and preserves the village’s legacy Internationally-acclaimed painters set …

Magical Moss

Moss is an extraordinary plant. It grows without roots, flowers or stem. It requires no mowing; helps prevent soil erosion; provides year-round color; and grows well in difficult environments. Discover the attributes of gardening with moss during the July Village Nature Series program, “Go Green with Moss.” Bryophyte expert Annie Martin will reveal how moss can create stunning eco-friendly spaces …