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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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Sundays at Sotheby’s

Highlands, long known for its support of the arts, has a new venue for emerging artists, thanks to Highlands Sotheby’s International Realty.   Kele Davenport, Director of Marketing, says, “With the contraction of art galleries, and our new digital environment, emerging artists are feeling the impact.”   That’s why she rallied for the arts with a once-a-month event, “Sundays at …

Do More for SOAR

America demands much of its elite Special Operations Forces, which is comprised of nearly 70,000 Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps personnel, active and reserve. These brave young men and women serve throughout the world and are leading the war against terror. As a result, the casualties incurred by SOF personnel have been significantly high. The Special Operations Warriors Foundation, …

Groovin’ on The Green

The popular Groovin’ on the Green concert series, sponsored by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association and series sponsors Biltmore, Landmark Realty Group and Chinquapin, takes place Friday nights at 6:30 P. M. at The Village Commons in Cashiers. The shows go on rain or shine. These concerts bring out people of all ages who want to have fun, visit …

Natural Heritage

If you’ve worried that you are losing your connection to nature, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is hosting two events this month that’ll reveal the richness of of our natural heritage. At 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 1, everyone is invited to “Snakes Alive.” Children love snakes and lizards. Ron Cromer, a specialist in herpetology, lets kids and grownups touch and feel …

Lots to Learn

July is finally here!  Check out what’s to celebrate at the Center for Life Enrichment for the month of July. For Arts and Architecture, we’re offering Photojournalist Chip Somodevilla’s views on Africa, including capturing the final days of Nelson Mandela as well as the 20th Anniversary coverage of the Rwandan Genocide.   For all of you Bridge fanatics, there’s our …

Bountiful Blossoms

A beautiful blue mist blankets the mountains. The air is clean and moist. The sun peeks out to focus its spotlight on the Eden below. Mother Nature unfolds her petals and bursts into a wheel of color.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived, The Bascom’s Mountains in Bloom. The setting for this year’s glorious unveiling is Bowery …

Nature’s Kitchen

Mary Palmer Dargan, local landscape architect and author, is inviting the public to share in nature’s bounty this summer. She’s hosting Nature’s Kitchen, a series of workshops designed to identify and create delightful meals using the plants right under your feet. Participants will discover wild and native plants that are high in nutritional value, beautiful, delicious and free. “My guests …

If Fossils Could Talk

These mountains are old.  Some say they are the oldest mountains in the world.  Many of us have pondered what it must have been like here a century ago when these thriving mountain communities were just taking shape.   But have you ever thought about what these mountains were like even before that?  Way before that?   On Tuesday, June …

Art & Craft Show

There are plenty of reasons why Highlands is such a cherished summer destination.   For some, it’s the exquisite natural beauty or the cool respite from sultry summer temperatures. For others, it’s the unhurried pace of mountain life and the gentle neighborliness of small town life. Another reason is for the fabulous original hand-made creations by regional artisans that you’ll find …

Where the Wild Things Are

The 13th Annual Mountain Wildlife Days is scheduled for July 15 and 16 at the Sapphire Valley Community Center, located three miles east of Cashiers.   New Presenter Carlton Burke will headline a program titled “Hunters of the Sky.”  Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, which specializes in presenting live animal and nature programs. Rob Gudger, …

Good Eats, Good Cause

It’s that time again.  Your tummy and taste buds, programmed to remember deliciousness, may have already reminded you about Fishes and Loaves’ Big Ol’ Mountain Country Breakfast, an annual fundraiser that satisfies the hunger of both givers and receivers. The Food Pantry, adjacent to the Community Center in Cashiers, is open Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  A …

Light Up the Night

Carolyn Franz, president of the Friends of Lake Glenville, could not be more excited about the upcoming fireworks on Lake Glenville, set for dusk on Sunday, July 3.  This celebration was started many years ago and has since grown to be one of the biggest events the group sponsors.   Originally, the Fireworks on Lake Glenville started with friends who …