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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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Colors on the Green

One of the most colorful events of the summer comes to Cashiers July 12 through the 16, the Cashiers Plein Air Festival. This biennial event is held in support of the Cashiers Village Green. Nationally acclaimed painters from throughout the country set up their easels to capture the beauty of the North Carolina Mountains.  Their original art is displayed for viewing …

Concert on the Slopes

Can you imagine anything better than sitting on a mountaintop listening to live music?  If that sounds like a great way to spend a summer’s evening, then plan a visit to Sapphire Valley.  The Sapphire Valley Resort is located just three miles east of Cashiers on Highway 64.  They offer just about any activity you can imagine to keep you …

Music on a Grand Scale

On September 11, Bel Canto will hold its 24th annual recital.  Once again the Highlands/Cashiers area will be treated to an exceptional concert by four performers from the world of opera in a program that will include not only opera but Broadway favorites as well.  This year’s will continue in that tradition. Stephen Dubberly will accompany the performers – and …

See You Out on the Lawn

Do you have your whites all ready for croquet season? You’ll need them for the second annual Cashiers Valley Croquet Championship Tuesday, June 21, at 9:00 AM. This exciting event is being held to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cashiers, NC and is being hosted by Country Club of Sapphire Valley and Cedar Creek Racquet Club. The …

Highlands Motoring Festival

Start your motors and make plans now to enjoy the Highlands Motoring Festival weekend, held this year June 9 through12.  This “Festival with an Altitude” brings car enthusiasts from near and far for a weekend of fun. As in years past, the non-profit receiving the proceeds from this year’s festival is The Literacy Council of Highlands. The featured marquee this …

Homegrown & Handsewn

Warm weather means it’s time again for Highlands Marketplace, staged at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to noon.  This is the spot to find a variety of homegrown goods and fresh dairy products.  The Market has been a blessing to folks looking to buy fresh local produce, honey, and other homemade goodness.  Since no commercial vendors are allowed, …

Dahlia Delight

Even though local gardens are just coming to life, plans are already being drawn up for the magnificent Fourth Annual Dahlia Festival, set for Saturday, September 10, at the Highlands Civic Center. The Highlands Historical Society is asking all dahlia growers to enter their favorite dahlias into competition. The show will be open to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 …

Annual Patriotic Concert

First Presbyterian Church of Highlands will present its annual patriotic concert at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, July 4.  The free concert will last one hour, ensuring plenty of time to watch the town fireworks display.   Featured will be the Highlands Male Chorus under the direction of Joe Powell, with Carol Guise as accompanist; Larry Black, trumpeter; and Angie Jenkins, …

Lunch for Literacy

Do you like to eat?  Do you think reading is important?  If your answer is “yes” to both of these questions, then here’s a fun event for you to join.  Gather a group of your friends and have lunch on Friday, July 1, at Carolina Smokehouse, Chile Loco, On the Side @ the Farmer’s Market, Randevu, Slabtown Pizza, The Ugly …

Mountains in Bloom

June is a glorious time in Highlands and Cashiers. Fabulous flowers are festooning our front yards.  Beautiful buds are begging for the attention of bees.  Glorious glads are standing guard in our gardens.   Joining you in celebrating a community filled with still life potential at every turn is The Bascom.  After all, flowers are God’s way of painting the …

Let’s Get the Park Finished

You’ve watched the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park grow by leaps and bounds, but it’s not completed yet.   The Friends of Founders Park, a 501(c)(3) organization, is ready to push on to the final phase and need your help.   President, Nick Bazan says, “Let’s get the park finished this summer!”   To help raise money, the Friends of Founders Park will sponsor a …

Horsing Around

Bald Rock and the Divide at Bald Rock are hosting a horse exhibition and silent auction to benefit Friends of Panthertown on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.   Admission is free and everyone is invited.  There is a parking fee of $10 per car and carpooling is encouraged.  All the fun will take place in the …