- The Highlands Playhouse on February 24 hosts their first annual Red Carpet Oscar Party. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., the Playhouse will live stream the red carpet arrivals at the 91st Academy Awards. This is your chance to interact with fellow film lovers, discuss the films you’ve seen, and try your luck picking the nights big winners.
- Cashiers Chamber Gnosh: Join Chamber Leadership at The Greystone Inn for dinner on Tuesday, February 26. Reservations required – please call 828-966-4700. Show your appreciation to these featured restaurateurs and other restaurants who serve our community all twelve months and continue your support of all Chamber Member dining options throughout the year.
- Artist meet and greet at the Bascom: On March 1 from 4-5 p.m. The Bascom Shop will be hosting artist meet and greets every month for members and guests to speak with our monthly pop up shop artists. Meet and greets will be the first Friday of every month from 4-5 p.m. On March 1, meet Sara Method, Dominick Cioffi, and Dylan Lytle.
- The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present, live via satellite the MET Opera’s production of La Fille Du Régiment on Saturday, March 2 at 12:55 p.m. Stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the MET stage. La fille quickly became a popular success, partly because of the famous aria “Ah! mes amis, which requires of the tenor no fewer than nine high Cs. In addition, after more than 40 years spent dominating film and theater—in movies such as The War of the Roses as well as the Tony-nominated stage revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?—Kathleen Turner is taking on a new challenge: opera, the voice behind Jessica Rabbit tackles a non-singing role in the MET Opera’s retooling of the French comedy La Fille du Régiment. There will be a pre-opera discussion beginning at 12:30pm. Tickets are available online HERE or at the door. Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands, N.C.
- Taco Dinner: On Friday, March 8, the Rotary Club of Highlands Mountaintop will hold the Taco Dinner from 5-8 p.m. at the Highlands Recreation Park to raise funds for Polio eradication and for Alzheimer’s research. Although polio is practically gone from the face of the earth, there are still places where the virus is still found in the water. Until the virus is gone from these water sources, the threat is still with us. Successful eradication will require more time and money. Alzheimer’s Disease is a scourge that has and will affect every family in the world. Rotary supports small researchers that may come up with new and different approaches to this horrible disease. This year’s dinner will offer something different adding chili and a vegetarian option to the menu. Tickets are available from Mountaintop members for $10 each and you can have all you can eat for this price. Also, no family will pay more than $50. The Mountaintop Rotary meets each Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on Main Street and the noonday Rotary meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the conference center near the ball field on Highway 64. Come and see what Rotary is all about.
- The Laurel Winter Photo Contest: Whether you’re a professional photographer, or just someone who loves to capture the magic of the moment on your cell phone or pocket camera, The Laurel is offering you a chance to become a cover artist. That’s right, the 2020 Laurel winter photo contest has begun, so grab your camera and start snapping your way to fame. To vote on photos already submitted click HERE.
Contest details: Enter your winter photo in our Facebook Photo Contest for a chance to be featured on the cover of the 2020 Winter edition of The Laurel Magazine. Share the contest with your friends to get as many votes as possible! How to enter: Upload your winter photo, description and email address or tag #plateauwinter on Instagram or twitter How to win: The 3 photos with the most votes will be critiqued by a panel of local art enthusiasts, who will choose the final winner. The winner will be emailed upon completion of the contest. Contest ends: March 15, 2019 Winner will be announced April 1, 2019 Fine print: The photo must not feature people, must be taken in the Highlands, Cashiers or surrounding areas, and must be taken by the submitter. Up to 5 submissions per photographer. All photos submitted may be used by The Laurel for promotional purposes.
- Registration is now open for the 9th AnnualThree River Fly Fishing Festival April 25-27 in Highlands, N.C.! We are thrilled to kick off another tournament and are also excited to unveil the new Three River logo designed byWilliam Lamb. As always, this fishing competition is open to men and women of all skill levels with more than 2,200 miles of public water available to fish. Each team will fish one native, one hatchery-supported and one delayed-harvest stream. Entry is $500 per team – or $450 for teams who register before February 28. This fee includes the opening night reception on Thursday at beautiful Lullwater House, the Friday happy hour check-in, the closing night dinner on Saturday, a gift bag full of great swag and the opportunity to win fantastic prizes. And the best part is, every dollar raised benefits the Town of Highlands Scholarship Fund! Contact Hilary Wilkes firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to register your team.