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Scenic Drive
Highlands Motoring Festival

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Native Plants in Native Soil
Mountain Garden Club Plant Sale

Highlands Mountain Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale, slated for Saturday, May 29, at the Town Ballfield is an inimitable opportunity to bring

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Twilight Runs
Highlands Rotary Club

The exclusive Twilight 5K and 10K Race will wind through Highlands on Saturday, May 15. For more information or to register, visit highlandstwilight5kand10k.com.

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Grazing on The Green
Village Green Market

The Green Market at the Village Green is a touchstone for a part of Cashiers’ heritage that goes back for generations, yet it’s as fresh

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A Better Choice For Our World
Village Nature Series

The Village Nature Series returns to the Village Green in Cashiers with a program set for April 27. Everyone with a passion for the Plateau’s

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Good Times are Rollin’
Highlands Live Music Series

Need something to put springs in your shoes and a reason to shake, shake, shake? Highlands Chamber of Commerce’s twin live music series, Friday

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Bear Shadow Music Festival Local Love
Feel the Music and the Love at Bear Shadow Music Festival

Bear Shadow, slated for April 23-25, is showing the love for its Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun residents with a ticket discount.

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A Better Choice For Our World | Village Nature Series

The Village Nature Series returns to the Village Green in Cashiers with a program set for April 27. Everyone with a passion for the Plateau’s natural heritage is invited.

April Opens New Possibilities

After what seems like a 37-year slumber, April 2021 is telling us to “Wake Up!”

Hope-ity Hoppity | Easter on the Plateau

Even the restrictions and anxieties of this Covid age will not prevent the message of Easter from being celebrated.


Becoming Good Stewards | Earth Day

If the last 12 months have taught us anything, it’s that Nature demands our respect and our care. Find a way to celebrate Earth Day, April 22.

The Power of Music | Bear Shadow Music Festival

The music and the food and the fun times of Bear Shadow will extend across the Plateau, April 23-25. For more details (and up-to-the-minute information), visit bearshadownc.com.

Feel the Music and the Love at Bear Shadow Music Festival

Bear Shadow, slated for April 23-25, is showing the love for its Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun residents with a ticket discount.


Ron Rash at Highlander Mountain House

Best-Selling Novelist-Poet-Appalachian Storyteller Ron Rash will take center stage at Highlander Mountain House’s first Salon Event, 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 24. Highlander Mountain House is located at 270 Main Street.

Joy Garden Tour

The Joy Garden Tour, set for July in Cashiers, is a marvelous tonic for the stresses of this Covid-battered year.

Power of Dreams

A special exhibition at the Bascom,  “Freewheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art” runs from May 11–August 21. The Highlands Motoring Festival is revving up for a June 10-13 return to the Plateau. For more information, visit highlandsmotoringfestival.com.


Chuck Leavell, The Tree Man

Bear Shadow Festival Rock Star Chuck Leavell’s long, strange journey began with the magic of Ray Charles and led through worldwide fame with The Rolling Stones, before ending up in the deep woods outside Macon, Georgia.

Mutual Support

Both Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library and Hudson Library have access to vast collections of books, DVDs and CD books.

All Around Earth Day

A lower-key, more personal celebration is on tap for this year’s Earth Day, set for April 22.