Calendar Events for April, 2014

 
 
When: Spring 2014-November
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions-Sculpture by Brandon Reese
For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: April 1st-30th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Clay Open Studio
Weekdays and Saturdays. Call 828-526-4949 for more information.
 
When: Thursday, April 3 5pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Kokomo Wines Tasting & Meet the Winery
Kokomo Wines Tasting and meet the Winery owner and wine maker.
 
When: April 4th 7:30pm
Where: Smoky Mtn, Center for the Performing Arts
What: Balsam Range
Artist Detail:
BALSAM RANGE. To encapsulate, Tim Surrett delivers entertaining MC work as well as seasoned lead and harmony singing. Tim also plays bass most of the time, and he will occasionally move his talents to the resonator guitar. His presentations are spontaneous, polished and professional. Buddy Melton is one of the most gifted tenor voices in bluegrass and Americana today. His range and tones largely give BALSAM RANGE its identifying sound, and his stellar fiddle playing supports the band's programs equally. Caleb Smith has been called one of the top young guns of guitar. His envied unique guitar style pairs perfectly with his energetic power singing. Caleb also delivers ballads with a perfectly toned, believable tenderness. Darren Nicholson is one of the most gifted mandolins players and harmony singers ever to come from the Southern Mountains. Darren's studied, energetic performances rival those of the classic old guard performers, and his enthusiasm for American heritage music styles has no bounds. Marc Pruett plays traditional three finger banjo in intuitive and powerful ways that blend and compliment the influences in the band of jazz and bluegrass country and gospel and swing and old-time. Marc adds a credible entertainment experience of over 40 years to this fresh, unique Southern band, BALSAM RANGE. For tickets call 828-524-1598. Tickets $10 & $15.
 
When: Friday April 4th 4pm-5pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: The Cardboard Bernini
In conjunction with The Bascom's exhibition Out of The Ordinary, curator Rebecca Diming Cochran will be screening the film "The cardboard Bernini" This documentary by film maker Olympia Stone follows the artist Jimmy Gershon through the construction, exhibition, and planned destruction of his monumental sculpture based on Bernini's famous marble fountain in Rome. $10. Call 828-526-8811 to register.
 
When: April 5th 2014 12:30pm
Where: Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands
What: MET Opera La Boheme by Puccini
Saturday Afternoons at the PAC, 12:30pm pre-opera discussion, 12:55 the show with start. Tickets are available online highlandspac.org or by calling 828-526-9047.
 
When: April 5th - June 15th
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions- Out of the Ordinary
For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: April 5th-June 15th
Where: The Bascom
What: Out of the Ordinary
This exhibition will focus on contemporary artists. Call 828-526-4949 for more information.
 
When: April 5th 7pm
Where: WCU University Center
What: Benefit Concert for Gilliam's Promise
A benefit concert to Support Gilliam's Promise. Gilliam's Promise is different from other drug-free coalitions. We want to reach our kids before they become curious and pressured into using alcohol and/or drugs and reward them for their abstinence. For more information visit us online at www.gilliamspromise.org . For tickets for the concert call 828-526-2220
 
When: Sunday April 6th 12:30pm
Where: Highlands Playhouse
What: Classics for the Park Matinee Soiree
Pre party starts at 12:30 and West Side Story Matinee at 2:00pm Tickets are $50 call 828-526-2695. Sample cuisine from top Highlands Restaurants and experience this Classic on the Big Screen, the way is was meant to be seen! Your donation included a sampling of heavy hors d'eoeuvres, two glasses of wine, a dessert treat and movie admission. 100% of the proceeds will help realize the dream of a completed village park in downtown Highlands, Kelsey-Hutchinson Park.
 
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays April 8th-17th
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: 1001 IPad Course
This new IPad class will cover everything from A-Z that you need to know about how to use IPad and iOS7. cost $125/$140. Call 828-526-8811 to register.
 
When: Tuesday & Thursdays in April
Where: The Bascom
What: Clay: Ceramics 1 and 2
April 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th 10am-12pm or 5:15pm-7:15pm. To register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays in April
Where: The Bascom
What: Ceramics 3
April 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th. 10am-12pm or 5:15pm-7:15pm. Call 828-526-4949 to register.
 
When: April 10th 5pm-7pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: One Hope Wine Tasting
Come try ONEHOPE Wine. $1 from every bottle purchased in April 2014 will be donated to the local Highlands Charities.

2010 Chardonnay- Relay For Life
2012 Sauvignon Blanc- Highlands Greenway
2011 Reserve Pinot Noir- C-H Humane Society
2011 Zinfandel- Special Operations Warrior Foundation SOAR
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon- Full Spectrum Farms Autism
 
When: April 12th- August 3rd
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions- Elsa Norris Dodd Remembered
For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: April 12th- August 3rd
Where: The Bascom
What: Elsa Noriis Dodd Remembered
Elsa Dodd was a favorite character of Highlands, known to many to be a talented artist who promoted the arts in Highlands early on. Members of the Art League of Highlands, in collaboration with The Bascom, have curated this exhibition of Dodd's work that will present a retrospective of her life's work. Call 828-526-4949 for more information.
 
When: Saturday April 12th, 2014 8:30am
Where: Highlands Visitor Center
What: Gorge Clean-Up and Cookout
If you would like to participate in the Annual Gorge Clean Up, Please call Jennifer Cunningham at 828-526-2112 to sign up. Clean up will start at 9:00am and after everyone is finished with their section there will be a cookout at Cliffside lake for the participants.

If you are part of the Highlands Group, Please meet at the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center Saturday Morning at 8:30am, if you are part of the Franklin Group they are meeting at Pine Grove Church at 9:00am.
 
When: Mons & Weds April 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd
Where: The Bascom
What: Mixed Media Painting
10am-12:00pm Recycle old fabric, receipts and junk mail for this one-of-a-kind class. Students will be shown how to incorporate their everyday clutter with gesso and acrylic paint, creating a unified mixed media work of art. To Register call 828-526-4949
 
When: Thursday April 17th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Sip and Stroke
To register and for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: Friday April 18th 3:00pm
Where: Eckerd Living Center
What: Easter Egg Hunt
 
When: April 19th and 20th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Clay: Spring Fling
Participants will learn the technique of appliqued flowers and leaves to ceramic vases, which will be covered on Saturday. Methods will included either throwing for those with that level of experience or hand building for beginners. For more information and to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: April 19th 10am-4pm
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Volunteer in the Garden
Earth Day of Service. All ages welcome. For more information call 828-526-0188.
 
When: April 19th-December 7th
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions- Circles
Brandon Reese's works are predominantly known for their simple, familiar forms created by a variety of methods and at such large scales that they push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art.
 
When: April 19th-June 1st
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions- Wave Forms
Heather Hilton's sculptures express natural movement, unfolding wave forms which possess and project a calming quiet
 
When: April 21st 4pm
Where: Ugly Dog Public House
What: OEI Staff Ugly Dog Pub Takeover
The staff of Old Edwards Inn and Spa will be taking over the Ugly Dog Pub. 100% of the tips will benefit the C-H Humane Society.
 
When: April 21st-24th
Where: SCC Macon Campus
What: 2014 Bizweek
The Macon County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce BizWeek 2014, a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship from April 21 to April 24.
Join us for educational seminars, networking events and the BizWeek 2014 Banquet featuring Dr. David O. Belcher, Chancellor of Western Carolina, the BizWeek 2014 Honorees and the 2014 Macon County Business Plan Competition Grand Prize Winner announcement. PLUS more exciting details to be announced as BizWeek 2014 approaches!
To register call 828-339-4426.
 
When: Tuesday April 22nd 5pm-7pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Wine Tasting
Join Richard Ward co-founder and Wine Maker of Saintsbury. Special pricing for the tasting only and get Richard to sign your purchased bottles.
 
When: April 22nd 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Earth Day Conservation Lecture
Learn simple ways to help save he shrews. Patrick Brannon will talk about the impact of discarded bottles on the mortality of small mammals. He will discuss research that has examined this phenomenon in our region, and how you can help alleviate problem. For more information and to register call 828-526-2623.
 
When: Tuesday & Thursday April 22nd-24th 6pm-8pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: 1002 iCloud and Computer Security
This class will cover everything you need to know about iCloud, sharing photos, music, and other documents. $70/$80. Call 828-526-8811 to register.
 
When: April 23rd-25th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: The Essence of Flowers in Watercolor
The focus will be on capturing the essence and freshness of flowers in watercolor, using a direct painting approach. This course will include demonstrations, instruction, critique, and supervised guidance of student painting time. To register or to get more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: April 24th-27th
Where: Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands
What: PAC: Youth Theater Little Women
Show times are 7:30pm and Sunday matinee 2:30pm. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students. Call 828-526-9047 to purchase.
 
When: April 25th-27th
Where: The Bascom
What: Clay: Horsehair, Fuming, & Raku
Friday 1pm-4pm Sat & Sun 10am-4pm. Students will learn alternative firing processes using organic materials. To register and for more information. Call 828-526-4949.
 
When: April 25th 2pm-4pm
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
Living With Trees Tour. For more information call 828-526-0188.
 
When: April 26th 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Backyard Naturalists
6 Weeks Thursday afternoons at the Nature Center. Grades 5th-8th Cost $50. This afterschool program is designed to promote a better appreciation and understanding of the natural world by nurturing creativity and independent observation skills using photography, nature journals, illustration and experiential learning. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: April 26th 1pm-5pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Marbling on Paper
Marbling is the art of dripping and manipulating floating paint on a dense, watery surface. To register or for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: April 26th 11:00am
Where: Highlands Town Hall
What: Leading the Way to Wellness
Join your community leaders in a quest to get fit! "Leading the Way to Wellness" is a new community-wide walking program sponsored by Macon County Public Health's Healthy Carolinians Coalition. Meet us at the Kick-off event for registration, an easy Community walk, free pedometers, and doors prizes, on April 26th at Highlands Town Hall at 11am. After the kick-off, join us several times a week for group walks through the Highlands area. Enjoy new friends and talk with Mayor Pat Taylor and Commissioner Jim Tate as they lead this fun fitness activity.
 
When: April 26th 2014 12:30pm
Where: Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands
What: MET Opera Cosi' Fan Tutte by Mozart
Saturday Afternoons at the PAC, 12:30pm pre-opera discussion, 12:55 the show with start. Tickets are available online highlandspac.org or by calling 828-526-9047.
 
When: Saturday, April 26th 10:00am
Where: Eckerd Living Center Conference Room
What: Dementia Training
Offering comprehensive dementia training, this DVD helps professional and frontline caregivers better understand the behaviors and symptoms of people with dementia while building or improving their caregiving skills. A master training team consisting of an occupational therapist and nurse practitioner introduces a powerfully effective new way of thinking about and caring for older adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. the focus is on teaching state-of-the-art quality care that provides the highest quality of life for long-term care residents.
RSVP by calling 828-526-1315.
 
When: Sunday April 27 2014 3:30pm
Where: Highlands United Methodist Church
What: North GA Childrens Choir
Concert is Free, featuring singers from 8-18 years of age, songs include hymns and other spirituals plus Afro-American Spirituals for more information call the Highlands United Methodist Church at 828-526-3376.
 
When: Tuesday & Thursday April 29th & May 1st
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: 1003 A Fun Guide to IPad Apps
A guide to the very best Apps for IPads and IPhones. $70/$80. Call 828-526-8811 to register.
 

 

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