Calendar Events for August, 2014

 
 
When: Friday August 1st 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Macon Grass Band
 
When: August 1st-3rd
Where: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
What: Tim Fain
Call 526-9060 or email hccmf@frontier.com for more information
 
When: August 1st 10am-2pm
Where: Highlands Biological Station
What: Foundation Forays
Fungi Foray. For more information or to register call 828-526-2221.
 
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: August 1st 7:00pm-8:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Snakes of The Highlands Region
The Highlands Nature Center Director will present and talk on local species featuring live snakes. seating is limited. For more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: Friday August 1st 6pm-9pm
Where: Mountaintop Wine Shoppe
What: Vibes and Vino
Inaugural Live Music! D'Arcy Adams on the piano
 
When: August 2nd 9am-1pm
Where: First Citizens Bank
What: Relay for Life Yard Sale
The sale will be moved to the Rec Park if rainy weather. Call Heather Mangum for more information 828-316-7876.
 
When: August 2nd-October 26
Where: the Bascom
What: Dave Drake Studio Barn Resident Potter
The Bascom presents a showcase of work by this year's potter-in-residence.
 
When: August 2nd- October 26th
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions- Drake Studio Barn Resident
For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 2nd 10am-12pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Science and the Arts
Closer then you think or further apart. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: Weekdays & Saturday
Where: The Bascom
What: Clay: Open Studio
August 2,4, 6, 13,15,25,29,30, 10am-4pm August 5,7,12,14 12pm-4pm. For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 2nd 6pm-9pm
Where: Pine Street Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
The Lonesome Road Band.
 
When: August 4th-6th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Life Painting in Oils
The focus of this class will be on creating a painting with a full color palette and the development of each individual's sense of gamma. Previous painting experience is necessary. To register or for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 4th 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
Deadly Plants and Folklore: Learn which plants are toxic and what parts of the plants can harm you, then round out your knowledge with the history and folklore behind these plants. For more information call 828-526-0188.
 
When: August 4th 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
Deadly Plants and Folklore: Learn which plants are toxic and what parts of the plants can harm you, then round out your knowledge with the history and folklore behind these plants. For more information call 828-526-0188.
 
When: August 4th 10am
Where: Sky Valley Country Club
What: SOAR & MtnTop Rotary Golf Tournament
Contact Bill Zoellner at 888-489-2323 or 828-787-2323 email bill.zoellner@wellsfargoadvisors.com
 
When: August 5th 2014
Where: The Church of the Incarnation
What: Relay for Life suvivor Dinner
Contact epjmcm@hotmail.com for more information.
 
When: August 5th-8th 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: August 5,7,12, & 14
Where: The Bascom
What: Ceramics 1 and 2
10am-12pm or 5:15pm- 7:15pm. For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 5th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Theatrical Design
The Designers of the music halls of Paris. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 6th 6pm-8pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Facebook for the absolute beginner
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 6th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Why is there Anything?
A fundamental question of philosophy. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 6th & 20th 9am-5pm
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Volunteer in the Garden
May 7, May 24, June 4, June 8, July 2m July 16, August 6, August 20. For more information or to sign up call 828-526-0188.
 
When: August 7th 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Swamp Monsters and Bone-Eating Snot Flowers: Poetry and the Nonhuman World. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: August 7th 2pm-4pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: The CIA
America's Secret Power. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 7th-8th 10am-12pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Little Seurats
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 7th 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Community Building
What: Rotary CLub Bingo Relay for Life
Contact Christy Kelly hooray4u@hotmail.com for more information.
 
When: August 8th-9th 1pm-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Art for All Ages: T-Shirt Invasions
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 8th 6:00pm
Where: Highlands Rec Park & Civic Center
What: Relay for Life
For more information about this year's relay events please visit relayforlife.org/highlandsnc
 
When: August 8th-11th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Slow Down and Approach Hand-Building
Clay: This four day hands-on workshop focusing on using the slab roller and extruder. Students will design and hand build forms. For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 8th 10am-12pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: What is Nanotechnology?
Recent Advances in Nano sciences for Cancer research. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 8 10:30am-3:30pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: iPhoto for Apple Computers
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 8th 10am-2pm
Where: Highlands Biological Station
What: Foundation Forays
Aquatics Foray. To register or for more information call 828-526-2221.
 
When: Friday August 8th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Fred Kopp
 
When: August 9th- October 19th
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions-Bascom Member Challenge
For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 9th-October 12th
Where: The Bascom
What: The Bascom Members Challenge
Each year we are honored to showcase the talents of the artists who are Bascom Members.
 
When: August 9,16,23,30 10am-12pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Botanical Illustrations
After a brief historical review of botanical illustration, the class will focus on how to produce an accurate and aesthetically pleasing illustrations of a plant. For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 9th 6pm-9pm
Where: Pine Street Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Hi 5
 
When: August 10th
Where: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Festival
What: Vega String Quartet
Call 828-526-9060 or email hccmf@frontier.com
 
When: August 11th 10:30am-11:30am
Where: Highlands Botanical Gardens
What: Botanical Garden Tours
Using Native Plants at Home: Native Plants have many benefits in the home garden. They are hardier, provide habitat for beneficial animals and insects, and bring a sense of history and place to your home. This tour will focus on a sense of history and place to your home. this tour will focus on some of our area's natives that have a special place in your garden. Call 828-526-0188 for more information.
 
When: August 11th-15th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Oil and Acrylic
Practical Solutions for Painting Anything. This course is designed to help all levels of students to create better paintings without losing their personal viewpoints. To register or for more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 11th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: The Struggle for the Future
Future of the Middle East and Syria. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 11, 2014
Where: Wildcat Cliffs Country Club
What: Bolivian Mission Auction
Come out to Wildcat Cliffs Country Club and show your support for Dr. John Baumrucker and the volunteers of the Bolivian Mission. Fixed price tables, silent auction and live auction, featuring beautiful wooden bowls, jewelry, paintings, alpaca woolen items museum quality textiles and more. Call 526-3605 for more details and reservations. $125 per person which includes the sales and dinner.
 
When: August 12th 10am-12pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Christians in the Middle East
A 2000 year Old Story. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 12th 6pm-8pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Facebook Tips and Tricks
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 12th
Where: The Ugly Dog Pub 294 S 4th St
What: Sunsetennial Story Swap
Come share your original writing, memory, poem, or fictional account inspired by Sunset or Sunrise Rocks at the Ugly Dog Pub with the Highlands' Writers Group. For more information contact Button Parham of Highlands Writers Group 828-526-4451.
 
When: August 13th 2pm-4pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: "Moonrise"
How Highlands, NC inspired writing of the book "Moonrise". For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 13th 6pm-8pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Microsoft Windows for Beginners
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 14th- 22nd Thurs & Fri 1:30pm-5:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: IPad Course - At a slower Pace
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 14th-16th 1pm-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Comic Book Illustration
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 14th 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Cliff-Face Ecology in the Southern Appalachians. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: August 14th 5pm-7pm
Where: Peggy Crosby Center
What: Peggy Crosby Center Open House
Come visit our tenants to learn about what they do for our community, and see the fantastic interior renovations.
 
When: August 15th 10am-2pm
Where: Highlands Biological Station
What: Foundation Forays
Cedar Cliffs Foray. To register or for more information call 828-526-2221.
 
When: Friday August 15th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Johnny Webb Band
 
When: August 16th
Where: Highlands Cashiers Land Trust
What: Dinner on The Rocks
Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust's Sunsetennial Dinner...On The Rocks. On August 16th, 1914, one of Highlands early families, The Ravenels, donated a very special family land to be enjoyed by all in perpetuity as a public park. For the last 100 years, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust has had the privilege of honoring this family's wish. On August 16th, HCLT invites you to Ravenel Park, one of the first properties we preserved, to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime anniversary event with a historic dinner...on the rocks. For details or to reserve your spot, contact the HCLT: 828-526-1111 or Julie.hitrust@earthlink.net
 
When: Augsut 16th 6pm-9pm
Where: Pine Street Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Mangas Colorado
 
When: Sunday August 17th 6pm
Where: Country Club of Sapphire Valley
What: Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival
You are invited to the first annual Best of Controlled Chaos Film Festival, presented by the WCU Film and Television Production Program. We would be honored to have you join us as we shine the spotlight on the very best and brightest OF Western Carolina University's talented student Filmmakers. Sunday August 17th at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley, 6pm Veranda Reception with beverages and heavy hors d'oeuvres 7pm film screening. $75 per person, Suggested attire is Red Carpet Casual for photo ops. Seating is limited for tickets call 828-227-2755 or email knkopak@wcu.edu
 
When: August 18th-22nd 10am -4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Clay
Foul Rendering and other Animals. Call 828-526-4949 to register or for more information.
 
When: Augsut 18th-21st 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Fiber: Quilting
Contemporary Art Quilting. Call 828-526-4949 to register or for more information.
 
When: August 18th, 20th, 25th, 27th 10am-12pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Paper: Bookmaking
Bookmaking 101. Call 828-526-4949 to register or for more information.
 
When: August 18th & 25th 9:30am-11:30am
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Bridge
Five Steps to simplify the end of play. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 18th 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: August 19th 3:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: World of Wines
Delving Deeper into the world of wines. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 19th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Facebook: Business Page Set-up
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 20th 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Trail of Tears Water Route
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 20th-29th Weds & Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Travel Sketching: Keeping a Journal
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 21st 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Painting: Acrylic
Call 828-526-4949 to register or for more information.
 
When: August 21st 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Wild Pigs: America's Growing Invasive Crisis. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: August 21st
Where: The Bascom
What: Sip and Stroke at Sunset Rock
Learn to recreate a painting and sip wine while your paintbrush strokes the canvas! Janis Fisher will be painting her own rendition of Sunset Rock's view that the students will then copy. This will take place in the classroom and will not involved a trip to Sunset Rock. For more information contact The Bascom 828-787-2865, shill@thebascom.org
 
When: August 21st-24th, August 28th-31st
Where: Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands
What: The Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Highlands Cashiers Players present: The Last of The Red Hot Lovers, a comedy by Neil Simon directed by Virginia Talbot. For tickets call 828-526-8084.
 
When: Friday August 22nd 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Macon Grass Band
 
When: August 22nd- 23rd
Where: The Bascom
What: Photography: Digital And Photoshop
Friday 22nd 3pm-6pm Saturday 10am-4pm. Call 828-526-4949 to register or for more information.
 
When: August 23rd ^pm-9pm
Where: Pine Street Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Copious Jones
 
When: August 23rd- November 9th
Where: The Bascom
What: Exhibitions- Faces and Places
For more information call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 23rd 4pm-9pm
Where: Pine Street Park
What: Twilight 5k Race
More details to come!
 
When: August 23rd and 24th
Where: Pine Street Park
What: Village Square Art & Craft Show

The Village Square Art & Craft Show brings together artists and crafters from around the mountains for two days of family fun with fine art, folk art, crafts, demonstrations, food, and mountain music. 10 to 5 both days. No admission fee. Dogs allowed. Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Pine and N. 5th St. in Highlands, NC. Sponsored by Macon County Art Assn. For info call Cynthia Strain at (828) 526-9227.
 
When: August 23rd-November 9th
Where: The Bascom
What: Faces and Places
Tim Barnwell is a commercial and fine art photographer based in Asheville, NC. Barnwell documented selected people and places of Highlands and Cashiers through photography.
 
When: August 25th 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: August 26th-27th 10am-4pm
Where: The Bascom
What: Empty-Bowl-aThon
For more information or to register call 828-526-4949.
 
When: August 26th 10am-12pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Alfred Russel Wallace
Scientific and Social Radical. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 26th 6pm-8pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Marketing your Business through Facebook
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 27th 10am-12pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Elegance & Spirit
The Costumes of Downtown Abbey. For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 28th-29th 1:30pm-5:00pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: A Fun Guide to the Best IPad Apps
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 28th 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Center for Life Enrichment
What: Faces and Places of Highlands
For more information or to register call 828-526-8811.
 
When: August 28th 6:30pm
Where: Highlands Nature Center
What: Zahner Conservation Lectures
Amazonian Naturalist, Artists, and the Idea of the Tropics. To register or for more information call 828-526-2623.
 
When: August 28th 5:30pm-6:30pm
Where: CLE-Lecture Hall Peggy Crosby Center
What: Places and Faces of Highlands
Donnie Edwards, Sue Potts, and Doc Wilson share old stories of the people and places of Highlands as they are told by these native residents. $10. Call 828-526-8811 to register.
 
When: Friday August 29th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Town Square
What: Friday Night Live
Mountain High Dulcimer Group
 
When: August 29th 10am-2pm
Where: Highlands Biological Station
What: Foundation Forays
Salamander Foray. For more information or to register call 828-526-2221.
 
When: Friday August 29th 7:00pm
Where: The Highlands Playhouse
What: Bubbles and Big Band
Champagne and Dinner (All you can eat Low Country Boil) Concert begins at 8:00pm featuring Asheville Jazz Orchestra. Tickets are $85 per person ( which includes dinner and cash bar. Tickets can be purchased from the Hospital Foundation Office at 828-526-1435 or The Highlands Playhouse 828-526-2695.
 
When: Friday August 29th 6pm
Where: Literacy Council
What: Literacy Council Patron Party
A unique opportunity for Patron desiring an intimate dining experience with Randall Atcheson call 828-526-0863 for details.
 
When: Saturday August 30th 2014
Where: Highlands Historical Society
What: Highlands Historical Tours
Tours will leave the Highlands Historical Society 524 N. 4th Street and will consist of the History of Highlands along with many historical buildings and sites. Cost $20. registration is limited to the first 15. Registration accepted at the Highlands Civic Center 600n. 4th St. or by calling 828-526-3556. Sponsored by the Highlands Parks and Rec Dept. and The Highlands Historical Society.
 
When: August 30th 3:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Highlands Playhouse
What: Randall Atcheson, Pianist
Music for everyone Pop, Rock, and Classical. A champagne reception 3:00pm- 4:00pm and concert 4:00pm-6pm. A concert benefitting The Literacy Council of Highlands.With an extraordinary gift that he openly credits to the creator, he takes well crafted music to a level of greatness. He takes masterpieces and makes them unforgettable. With simultaneous degress in piano and organ from Julliard, Randell is the epitome of Musical Renaissance Man. he has recently performed his tenth solo concert at Carnegie Hall. Don't miss this amazing opportunity which supports The Highlands Literacy Council. Patron Party Friday August 29th at 6:00pm. For Patron Party call 526-0863, Call 526-2695 for tickets for the concert. General admission is $50 per person.
 
When: August 30th
Where: Pine Street Park
What: Saturdays On Pine
Tea for Three
 

 

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