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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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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 …

Red, White and Blue-tiful

Celebrate America’s 240th birthday in the heart of Cashiers with the Fourth Annual Fireworks Extravaganza On the Green.   The event will begin at 6:30 P.M. Monday, July 4, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.  The Village Green will once again create a spectacular evening for residents and visitors to the Cashiers area.   “This band (The Extraordinaires) …

Do More for SOAR

The 15th annual Special Operations Adventure Race benefiting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will be held on June 11.  This annual event continues to draw outdoor enthusiasts from across the Southeast who come to the mountains to challenge themselves and raise money for this important cause. Since its inception the Highlands annual SOAR race has raised hundreds of thousands of …

Shakespeare: 37 in 97

The Friends of Albert Carlton-Cashiers will present an unforgettable event to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Everyone is invited to the library at 2:00 P.M. Friday, June 10, for a performance of “The Complete Shakespeare Tour,” produced by Western Carolina University. The play is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through all of Shakespeare’s plays – all …

Fridays & Saturdays Sounds like Fun

Weekends in Highlands offer so many opportunities for fun that it’s sometimes hard to pace yourself.   One thing you’ll want to make time for is one of the live music concerts under the stars on Friday and Saturday nights.  Friday Night Live concerts take place at Highlands Town Square from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.  Saturdays on Pine are at the …

The Bascom’s Family Day

One of The Bascom’s most anticipated events of the year is The Bascom Family Day, a jam-packed, fun-filled outdoor/indoor frolic on the Bascom campus.   Save the date, June 25, 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. for a day of art, craft, music, food, and hands-on enjoyment, rain or shine.  And it’s absolutely free!   The potters of the Dave Drake …

Pawsitively Purrfect

The Country Club of Sapphire Valley will once again host a Pawsitively Purrfect evening in support of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society on Monday, June 20. This night of fundraising (and fun-raising) is set in the club’s uniquely stunning venue, which offers spectacular views on the Mountain Veranda to an elegant dining experience in the Sapphire Room. Pawsitively Purrfect Party is …

Groovin’ with the Best

If it’s summer and it’s Friday night, the place to be in Cashiers is at Groovin’ on The Green at the Village Commons.  This popular concert series is sponsored by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association and series sponsors Biltmore, Landmark Realty Group, and Chinquapin, starts at 6:30 P.M. and is held rain or shine. The family atmosphere and enthusiastic …

Nations, Creations, Innovations

Summertime and the living is easy, fish are jumping and class enrollment is high at the Center for Life Enrichment in Highlands.  For Arts and Architecture, we’re offering an array of lectures that cover many fascinating subjects from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens to Pavlovsk Palace which examines the family residence for five generations of Romanovs.   There’s …

What Lives on Our Land

The Highlands Biological Station has many fun and educational activities planned for the month of June.  Garden tours, Nature Center activities for the whole family, and several special events such as Feeling Froggy, the annual Owl Prowl, and Nocturnal Nature will make visits to the Nature Center a must for one and all.   Our first Friday Foray on June …