Calendar Events for July, 2014

 
 
When: May 26th-August 16th
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Nature Center Weekly Programs
Mondays: Botanical Garden Tours 10:30am-11:30am all ages and cost is free.

Tuesdays: Family Nature Activity 3pm-4pm ages 4+ Cost $1.

Wednesdays: Storybook Science Programs 2:30pm-3:00pm all ages cost is free.

Thursdays: Zahner Lectures/ Think about Thursdays times vary all ages cost is free.

Fridays: Animal Feeding Time 11:00am-11:30am all ages cost is free.

Saturdays: Featured Creature 11:30am-12noon all ages cost is free.

For more information about any of the programs call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Where: The Bascom
What: Art for All Ages: Gateway to Clay
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 1st-6th
Where: High Cotton Wine & Cheese
What: Fly Around the World Wine Tasting
Fly Around the World $20,

Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc Napa

Hill Smith Estate Chardonnay Eden Valley, Australia

Clos La Coutale Malbec Cahors France

Aquitania Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo Chili

Pair the Flight With a Cheese Board for $30.

 
When: Tuesday July 1st 5pm-7pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Flora Springs Wine Tasting
 
When: Wednesday July 2nd 5pm-7pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Charles Smith Wines--Tasting
 
When: July 2nd & July 16th 9am-5pm
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Volunteer in the Garden
May 7, May 24, June 4, June 8, July 2nd July 16, August 6, August 20. For more information or to sign up call 828-526-0188.
 
When: July 3rd 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Temperate Mountain Grasslands: A climate-Herbivore Hypothesis for Origins and Persistence. Call 828-526-2323 for more information.
 
When: July 3rd-20th
Where: The Highlands Playhouse
What: Pippin
For tickets and more information call 828-526-2695.
 
When: Thursday July 3rd 5:00pm-7:00pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Blind Tasting Chardonnay
 
When: July 3rd 7pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Family Movie Night Monsters, Inc
Heads up Plateau folks! FREE movie nights under the stars on The Bascom lawn! Bring a blanket or fold out chair, friends and family, and enjoy a free movie, food, candy, fresh popped popcorn, beer, wine, and fresh air! Lawn opens at 7:00 and movies start at dusk.
 
When: Friday July 4th 1pm-3pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Conundrum Wines --Tasting
 
When: July 4th
Where: Highlands
What: July 4th Fireworks
Start your day at the baseball field with fun and games for the kids, there will be a bottle rocket launch, and relay races, Work up an appetite and walk over to the Community Building a get a Burger or hot dog from the Rotary Club, Plates include chips, pickle, and a cookie for $5, Drinks $1. Cook-out starts at 11:00am. Visit MAMA helicopter and sit in a fire truck. At 1pm The 3rd Annual Rotary Rubber Ducky Derby will be held at Mill Creek , by SweeTreats. Ducks are for sale for $10 at the Visitor Center. At 6pm join everyone in Town Square for live music, and also live music at Pine Street Park. At 8pm there will be a patriotic sing at the Presbyterian Church. Then around 9pm the fireworks show will begin. For questions about any of the activities please call 828-526-2112.
 
When: Friday July 4th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Johnny Webb Band
 
When: July 5th-6th
Where: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
What: David and Julie Coucheron
Call 828-526-9060 or email hccmf@frontier.com for more information.
 
When: July 5, 19, 26, August 2nd
Where: The Bascom
What: Painting Watercolors
Learn the secret of watercolor's brilliance and the appeal of its watery nature. For more information or to register to call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 5th 10am-12pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Art for All Ages: O;Keeffe's Poppies
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 5th 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Shane Bridges
 
When: Saturday July 5th 1pm-3pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: SLO Down Wines Tasting
 
When: Monday July 7th 7:00pm
Where: Highlands Civic Center
What: Audubon Events
Dr. Chris Mowry, Berry College: "Coyote Population Dynamics and behavior in Urban-suburban Habitats. For more information call 828-743-9670
 
When: July 7th 6:30pm
Where: Lakeside Restaurant
What: Wine Dinner at Lakeside
Lakeside Restaurant & Donald Patz are excited to host an evening of divine Food & Wine. Join us Monday July 7th at 6:30pm. Join us for this fabulous five course dinner featuring handpicked Patz & Hall wines perfectly paired with the culinary creativity of Lakeside's own, Chef Chris Arnold. $125 plus tax and gratuity space is limited reservations are recommended.
 
When: July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4
Where: The Bascom
What: Summer Art Adventure
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 7th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: A Photographic look at the White House
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 7th 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
What's in a name. Learn how certain plants got their names. For more information call 828-526-0188.
 
When: July 8th 10am-2pm
Where: The Farm at Old Edwards
What: Intergenerational Harvest and Cooking
Class conducted by The Center for Life Enrichment. To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 8th-11th 10am-12pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: WOW! A World of Wonder
Ages 4-6 Cost $55. The natural world is an amazing place! Have fun and learn as we play nature games, hike, search for critters, and explore the pond and stream. Who knows what we'll discover outdoors. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 9th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: I'm Right your Wrong is That So?
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 10th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Dante's Florence
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 10th, 11th 17th 18th 3pm-5pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: 1008 Apple Computer Basics
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 10th 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to save one small community in the Wilderness along the Appalachian Trail. For more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 10th-August 3rd
Where: The Bascom
What: Mountains in Bloom Photography
Photographers submit their nature-related photographs in a competition for awards and juror's comments.
 
When: July 10th-13th
Where: The Bascom
What: Mountains in Bloom
Tours of Highlands' most beautiful gardens, Elegant R & B benefactor dance party, Bascom Flower Show: Stunning flower arrangements, horticulture and photography competition. For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 10th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Community Building
What: Literacy Rotary Bingo
$1 per card per game. 15 games
 
When: July 10th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Community Building
What: Literacy Rotary Bingo
$1 per card per game. 15 games
 
When: July 11th-12th
Where: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
What: Edward Arron
Call 828-526-9060 or email hccmf@frontier.com
 
When: Friday July 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Macon Grass Band
 
When: July 11th 9:00pm-10:00pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: 11th Annual Salamander Meander
Join herpetologists on a night search to observe some of the area's salamanders in the wild. Registration is required. to register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 11th 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Photo Tour of GA Museum of Art
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 12th 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Hobohemians
 
When: July 14th 10:00am-12:30pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Making a Terrarium with your Grandchildren
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 14th, 21, 28th, Aug 4th, 11th 9:30am-11:30am
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Defense Part 1
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 14th 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
Wildflowers and their Pollinators. Explore the Garden with an eye for native wildflowers and their pollinators. Family friendly and fun.
 
When: July 14th & 16th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Pet Portraiture
This fun and rewarding workshop is for animal lovers who would enjoy expressing the deep affection they hold their compassions through the medium of oil paint. For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 14th & 18th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Glaze Calculation
This course is designed for potters who want to learn more about glazes and color development, or who are frustrated with not knowing what makes glazes work or fail. To register or for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 14th-18th
Where: Highlands Playhouse
What: Highlands Playhouse Summer Camp
The Highlands Playhouse will be hosting a one week camp for children ages 9-12 on July 14th-18th. The camp will consist of daily classes on the art of puppet making and performance. Students will be instructed on building their own puppets from designs and sketches, script writing, light design, and creating a stage for the concluding performance that will be held on the last day of the camp, Space is limited to 20 students and the cost is $250 per student for the week. Please call the Highlands Playhouse box office to make your reservations. Call 828-526-2695.
 
When: July 15th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Hemingway and Cuba
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 15th-18th 10am-2pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Nature Works
Ages 10-13. Cost $85. What are the different parts of the forests? What adaptations do predators have? What lives in a pond? We'll learn about the workings of "mother nature" through interactive games and activities! To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 16th-18th 1pm-3pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Petite Picassos
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 16th 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Building The Appalachians
Field Trip to follow 1:00pm-5:00pm. To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 17th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Beethoven's 9th Symphony
A mega masterwork in a nutshell. To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 17th-18th 9am-12pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Digital Photography: Nature's Story
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 17th 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Sip and Stroke
To register or for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 17th 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
The Art and Science of the Atlanta Botanical Garden: Connecting people to plants and science. For more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 17th 7pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Family Movie Night Big Fish
Heads up Plateau folks! FREE movie nights under the stars on The Bascom lawn! Bring a blanket or fold out chair, friends and family, and enjoy a free movie, food, candy, fresh popped popcorn, beer, wine, and fresh air! Lawn opens at 7:00 and movies start at dusk.
 
When: July 18th 10am-2pm
Where: Highlands Biological Station
What: Foundation Forays
Garden Foray. To register or for more information call 828-526-2221.
 
When: Friday July 18th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Southern Highlands
 
When: July 18th and 19th
Where: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
What: Jazz Meets Classics
Call 828-526-9060 for more information or email hccmf@frontier.com
 
When: July 18th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: McCaull Garden Tour
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 19th 10an-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: The Three Bs
Bach, Beethoven, and Brubeck. To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 19th 10am-12pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Art for All Ages; Portrait Party
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 19th 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Telico
 
When: Saturday July 19th & July 26th
Where: Tracy Garden
What: Tracy Garden Tour
Tickets are now available for the Tracy Garden Tour! Transportation will be furnished to and from the garden. Please park in the reserved parking spaces at the Highlands School. Please call The Church of the Incarnation at 828-526-2968 if you have any questions. tickets will be a $30 donation and can be purchased at the church.
 
When: Monday July 21st 7:00pm
Where: Hudson Library
What: Audubon Events
Jim and Ellen Shelton, world traveled birders and HPAS members: "A Safari Trip to South Africa". Enter by the rear entrance of the building.
 
When: July 21st 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Physical Exercise: Fountain of Youth
To register or for more information call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 21st - 23rd 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Bridging Plein Air to the Studio
This oil painting workshop will instruct students on how to get the most out of Plein Air studies and photographs in the studio. For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 21st-25th 9am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Capturing a Portrait Likeness in Clay
This five day intensive workshop will focus on creating a good likeness of a live model in clay. To register or for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 21st-23rd
Where: The Bascom & HCLT
What: Bridging Plein Air at Sunset Rock
This oil painting workshop will instruct students on how to get the most out of plein air studies and photographs in the studio. Instructor Bill Fransworth will include Ravenel Park as inspiration for the class. For more information contact The Bascom shill@thebascom.org or call 828-787-2865.
 
When: July 21st 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
Historically Significant Plants: The Garden is filled with notable plants of the Southern Appalachians. Some plants are important for their uses, others for their discoveries. For more information call 828-526-0188.
 
When: July 22nd 6pm-8pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Wilderness
The History and Significance of an American Idea. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 22nd-25th 10am-4pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Mountain Explorers
Ages 10-13 Cost $120. Travel "off the beaten path" as we go on all-day hikes to a variety of locations in the Nantahala National Forest. Along the way, you'll observe nature and wildlife, keep field journals, read maps and use a compass, and development teamwork skills through trail activities. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 22nd-25th
Where: The Bascom
What: Art Camp 2 : Sculpture Camp
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 23rd-31st Weds & Thurs 10am-12pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Watercolor in the British Tradition
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 23rd-27th 9am-dark
Where: Corner of Hwy 441 by-pass & Highlands Road
What: HIGHLAND'S ROAD GEM SHOW
HIGHLAND'S ROAD GEM SHOW

Corner of Hwy 441 by-pass & Highlands Road. Rocks & Minerals, Rough & Cut Gems, Jewelry, Beads, Supplies and more. No admission fee.”

Our dates are May 8-11 and July 23-27. And you may put our time as "9am to dark." If you need a contact number, please use 828-369-6341.
 
When: July 23rd 2pm-4pm
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Workshops
Maintaining Your Home Flower Beds. For more information or to register call 828-526-0188.
 
When: July 24th 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Native Plants of the Southeast: A comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 24th-August 16th
Where: The Highlands Playhouse
What: 9 To 5
For tickets and more information call 828-526-2695.
 
When: July 24th 2pm-4pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: East Meets West
What Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism Can Learn From Each Other. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 24th-August 1st 3:00pm-5;00pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: 1009 Apple Computers Advanced
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 24th 7pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Family Movie Night Sixteen Candles
Heads up Plateau folks! FREE movie nights under the stars on The Bascom lawn! Bring a blanket or fold out chair, friends and family, and enjoy a free movie, food, candy, fresh popped popcorn, beer, wine, and fresh air! Lawn opens at 7:00 and movies start at dusk.
 
When: Thursday July 24th 5pm-7pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Wine Tasting -Blind Zinfandels
 
When: July 25th 1:00pm-2:00pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Then and Now
Artist Tom Turner will discuss 19th century folk pottery and its utilitarian function. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: Friday July 25th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Mountain High Dulcimer Group
 
When: July 25th
Where: Highlands Cashiers Land Trust
What: Eco Tours Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust
Canoeing with Land Trust for Little Tennessee

Guided hikes and day trips led by the experts in their fields. HCLT's eco tours are open to the public and reservations are required. Eco tours are a $35 donation for new friends and include a HCLT membership! $10 for members. For details and to reserve your spot call 828-526-1111 or Julie.hitrust@earthlink.net
 
When: Friday, July 25th 1pm-2pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Tom Turner Then and Now
Turner will discuss 19th century folk pottery and its utilitarian function of pottery in contemporary times $10 call 828-526-8811 to register.
 
When: July 25th 10am-2pm
Where: Highlands Biological Station
What: Foundation Forays
Southern Highlands Reserve Foray. To register or for more information call 828-526-2221.
 
When: July 26th- September 28th
Where: The Bascom
What: Mountains in Bloom Garden Artists
Local artists who volunteer to demonstrate their artistic talents in the gardens for the 2014 Mountains in Bloom Festival show the resulting works for this unique garden exhibition.
 
When: July 26th 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Ben Sutton Band
 
When: Saturday July 26th 1pm-3pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Wine Tasting- Shoppe Owners Favorites
 
When: Saturday July 26th 4pm-8pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Wine Tasting Washington State Wines
 
When: July 26, 2014 5pm-10pm
Where: Highlands Civic Center
What: Blue Grass Bash
The Highlands Emergency Council’s first annual Blue Grass Bash featuring the bluegrass band Runners of the Green Laurel will be held on July 26, 2014 at the Highlands Civic Center from 5pm to 10pm. Dinner feature’s Mike Thompson’s Chicken & Dumplings or Pinto Beans & Cornbread and runs $8.00 for adult and $5.00 for children under 12. The band will play from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets for the concert run $10 in advanced, $15 at the door and $5 for children. Also included, three square dance sets with Doyle Calloway, caller, three clogging exhibitions and free style dancing. Come join us for and evening of fun and to support the Highlands Emergency Council’s mission.
 
When: July 27th-August 1st
Where: The Mountain Retreat Center
What: Intergenerational Family Camp
Bring your family to The Mountain this summer and make memories that will last a lifetime. To register or for more information call 828-526-5838 ext 218
 
When: July 28th 1:00pm-3:00pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: The Right that Protects all Others
The Second Amendment and the Right to Bear Arms. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 28th 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
Carnivorous Plants: Learn the eating habits and trapping methods of Southern Appalachian carnivorous plants, where you can find them, and why they are important. Very kid Friendly. For more information call 828-526-0188.
 
When: July 29th, August 5, 12, 19 2pm-5pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Creative Journaling
For those who have always wanted to start a journal but can't find the time, this is the perfect class. To register or for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 29th 10am-12pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: 50 Shades
A philosophical Talk on Color and Colors. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 29th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: The Senate Filibuster Rules
Are They Constitutional? For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 29th-August 1st 10:00am-2:00pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Amazing Animals
Ages 7-10 Cost $85. How do birds fly? What is mammal? Can a turtle come out of its shell? Is a spider an insect? Find out as we study different animal groups though fun, hands on activities and field observations. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 30th 10am-12pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Repairing The Ruins
Joy and Regeneration in Milton's Paradise Lost. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: July 31st-August 2 1pm-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Basic Metalworking
Hammered Copper Gorget. For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: July 31st 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Soul Mates for Life: Native Plants and their Fungal partners. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: July 31st 7pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Family Movie Night Jurassic Park
Heads up Plateau folks! FREE movie nights under the stars on The Bascom lawn! Bring a blanket or fold out chair, friends and family, and enjoy a free movie, food, candy, fresh popped popcorn, beer, wine, and fresh air! Lawn opens at 7:00 and movies start at dusk.
 

 

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