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This Week

Oct. 26


Summit Charter School in Cashiers, N.C.

  • Summit Charter School Open House: Summit Charter School is now enrolling K-10 for the 2019-2020 school year! Come walk the beautiful public school campus, tour the classrooms, meet the faculty and learn more about becoming a Summit Bear. Summit is a tuition-free public school in Cashiers that engages students in learning experiences that stimulate discovery, inspire excellence and nurture a positive influence in an ever-changing world. Learn more about the school’s individualized education and place-based programs at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, October 26. For more information or to RSVP, please call 828-743-5755 or email mhudson@summitschool.org
  • Community Coffee with the Mayor: Join Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor and discuss the bear situation in Highlands at 11 a.m.

Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School musical theatre students will present “Pirates of Penzance.”

  • “Pirates of Penzance” opens October 26-27: Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School musical theatre students will present “Pirates of Penzance,” Gilbert and Sullivan’s hilarious, hopeful farce on October 26-27. The story follows young Frederic, an orphan who has mistakenly been afflicted with an ineffectual but raucous band of pirates. He disavows the pirates’ way of life and falls for the beautiful Mabel, daughter of Major-General Stanley. Frederic’s melodious tones win over Mabel’s heart but when the Pirate King discovers that General Stanley has lied about being an orphan to keep the pirates from stealing all of his belongings and carrying off his bevy of beautiful daughters, an “ingenious paradox” may prevent the budding romance and lead to the death of “the very model of a modern Major-General.”Performance times are Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.rabungap.org/musical or calling 706-746-7467.

Goblins In the Green at the Village Green in Cashiers in 2017.

  • Goblins In the Green: Looking for a frightfully fun time for the entire family to celebrate Halloween? Come be a part of Goblins In the Green. Dress up in your favorite silly or scary costume for this annual Cashiers tradition will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, October 26 at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. This year’s event features loads of activities for kids and fun for the entire family. Count on spooky surprises and special treats! One of the highlights of the evening will be a costume contest at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the best boy and girl costume as well as the best owner and pet coordinating costume. Music, dancing, games and few tricks along with some treats will create a ghoulishly good time for the community. Goblins In the Green is organized and presented in partnership by the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department and The Village Green along with many area merchants who support the event. This is a free event open to the public for everyone’s enjoyment.
  • Highlands Foodie Festival: From Oct. 26-28 is the Highlands Foodie Festival at The Highlands Playhouse. We will be showing scrumptious foodie themed films, accompanied by wine tastings and food samples after many of our movies. Want more? Not only will there be wine and food, but also cooking demos, a live painting demonstration with a silent auction to follow, and a fundraiser for the Highlands Food Pantry. Here’s a look at the schedule:

Friday, October 26th

  • 1 p.m. – We kick off with film shorts (approximately 90 mins) Followed by some light-bites as featured in the shorts.
  • 4 p.m. – Acclaimed feature film Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Wine and food offerings after film, plus cooking demonstration by Pat Allen.
  • 7 p.m. – Chocolat. Johnny Depp and Julia Ormand couldn’t be any sweeter. Chocolate and wine offerings after film.

Saturday, October 27th

  • 10 a.m. – Ratatouille. Admission is free for this animated masterpiece. Appropriate for all ages. Popcorn, candy, and drinks will be available for purchase from our concession stand.
  • 1 p.m. – Wasted!. This documentary deals with the issue of food waste. Grappa tasting and a cooking demo to follow, along with a fundraiser for the Food Pantry.
  • 4 p.m. – We will play short films about 90 min. During the shorts there will be a live painting created by Jeannie Edwards of Easely an Artist, with a silent auction for the finished painting and a cooking demo to follow.
  • 7 p.m. – Back to Burgundy. Featured wines from the movie to taste after the show.
  • Sunday October 28th
    1 p.m. – Bottle Shock. A story of the early days of California wine making. Wine and food offerings after film
  • 4 p.m. – Ratatouille. Foods featured from the movie after film.
  • 7 p.m. – Sideways. This film features a road trip through California’s wine country. Wine and food offerings after film.
  • Tickets & Prices-
    $15 per ticket for one film
    $35 for a day ticket
    $100 for a 3 day ticket!
  • There will be special opportunities for purchasing specialty wines by the glass and bottle. Tickets will be available for purchase soon. So stay tuned!

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