Calendar Events for August, 2015

When: August 1st 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays on Pine
Band TBA
When: August 4th-7th 10am-12pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: WOW A World of Wonder
The Natural World is an amazing place! Come and have fun as we play nature games, hike through the woods, and search for critters, and explore the pond and stream. Who Knows what interesting things will be discovered. pre-registration is required. Call 828-526-2623 Cost is $55. Ages 4-6
When: August 6th-August22nd
Where: Highlands Playhouse
What: "First Date"
For more information and tickets call 828-526-2695.
When: August 7th 6pm-8pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Southern Highlands: Featuring members of Foxfire Boys and former members of The Ram Cats and Mountain Hoodoo
When: August 8th 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays on Pine
Band TBA
When: August 10th
Where: Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands
What: Virgina Schenck Concert
Benefit concert for Outreach Ministry for the Episcopal Church.
When: August 13th-16th
Where: The Bascom
What: Bascom in Bloom
Celebrate days of fine art and flowers during the premier of Bascom in Bloom, when the galleries will be full of artful arrangements inspired by the works from the permanent and visiting collections. Floral designers from throughout the Blue Ride Mountains will participate in this eagerly awaited event. Come and cast your vote for your favorite! Leading up to the event, there will be a variety of workshops inspired by our exhibits and campus wide sculpture exhibition.
When: August 14th 6pm-8pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Born from a love of music, the Mountain High Dulcimer Club seeks “to promote interest in learning, playing, and performing traditional and contemporary music written and arranged for the Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer”.
When: August 15th 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays on Pine
WellStrung: The WellStrung Band had its birth in the summer of 2011 when Rachel Friday, longing for her Atlanta based old-time bands, placed an advertisement inviting musical enthusiasts to a weekly jam at the Pine Street gazebo. As the summer rolled along, many came and went, but a faithful core of four returned and began crafting a sound all their own. Old-time and bluegrass standards were played, but occasionally an unexpected Dylan, Beatles, or Peter Rowan tune would emerge and gain a new voice from the traditional Appalachian instruments: mandolin, banjo, bass fiddle, guitar and harmonica. It wasn't long before WellStrung had gathered a loyal following who wanted their unique Appalachian sound.
When: August 15th 1pm-5pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Forever Family Reunion
C-H Humane Society hosts a Family Reunion for all pets that have been adopted from the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.
When: August 15, 2015
Where: Performing Arts Center, Highlands, NC
What: Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival 2015
The second annual best of creative film produced by students at Western Carolina University from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Cost $75 per person. Information call (828)227-7028.
When: August 21st 6pm-8pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Johnny Webb Band: JOHNNY WEBB is a fantastic Country Music entertainer from Franklin NC accompanied by four exceptionally accomplished fellow-musicians from Macon and Jackson County. Combining the experience of all five of these local men, they have accumulated around 200 years of performing experience and have several recordings under their belt They've performed collectively and separately with other groups at various functions, country clubs,night-clubs,universities and campgrounds both in and out of the area.The music of The JOHNNY WEBB and The JW.Band has come to be recognized as some of the best country music in Western North Carolina. Their laid-back yet seasoned and professional performances have given their audiences a truly exceptional musical experience with a down-home flavor and a line-up of country music songs-both old and new-that is hard to beat. Their versatility and song selections span over 50 years of music, and they are constantly updating their repertoire of songs
When: August 22nd 6pm-8pm
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Saturdays on Pine
High 5:
When: August 22th 2015
Where: TBA
What: Laurel Garden Club Kitchen Tour
More information to come
When: August 22nd
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Twilight 5k Race
More details to come!
When: August 27th-September 6th
Where: Highlands Playhouse
What: "End of the Rainbow"
Call 828-526-2695 for more information or to purchase tickets.
When: August 28th 6pm-8pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Macon Grass Band: The Macon Grass Band is comprised of four seasoned musicians from the Franklin area. Although they are an acoustic, bluegrass based group, their repertoire includes country, folk, pop and country rock tunes.
When: August 28th-30th
Where: Kelsey-Hutchinson Park
What: Village Square Arts and Craft Show
Contact Cynthia Strain at 787-2021. For more information and to be a vendor.

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