Free Community Yoga and Gentle Movement at The Ball Field: Join Rachel Kinback, Certified Yoga Teacher every Tuesday, from June 11th through July 30th at 5:30.This June and July people of all ages and ability levels are invited to meet at the Ball Field for fun, expressive, gentle Yoga and Movement. This 45 min guided practice will be inclusive, so come as you are. Packing a blanket or exercise mat and water bottle is encouraged.The baseball field site is located adjacent to the Highlands Community Building off N. 4th St./ Hwy 106 headed toward Cashiers. Restrooms will be available on site.
- The Village Green Locally Grown: From 3-6 p.m. on June 12 the Village Green Commons Locally Grown on the Green will hold a farm stand for local growers that is “produce only” meaning that the vendor must be the grower or producer of ALL the products they sell. Fill your baskets with naturally raised meat and dairy items, fresh eggs, jams, pickles, freshly baked break and delicious granola. Set your table with fresh cut flowers that morning or plant your entryway with locally grown perennials. Always fresh. Always Local.
- Groovin’ on the Green Featuring ZuZu Welsh: The Village Green welcomes ZuZu Welsh at 6:30 p.m. on June 14 Picnics are welcome; food, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a leash at all times. Attendance is free, donations are encouraged.
- The Bascom Library Artist Talk with Kirk Moore: From 10-11 a.m. on June 14 The Bascom Library will hold a garden-themed artist talk featuring Kirk Moore of Oakleaf Flower and Garden. Price: Free.
- The Bascom Invites you to meet June’s Featured Artist: From 4-5:30 p.m. on June 14 The Bascom at Sotheby’s Cashiers Location invites you to come out and meet our June Featured Artist! Price: Free.
- Friday Night Live Presents Silly Ridge Lineup: From 6-8 p.m. on June 14 the Highlands Chamber of Commerce Presents: Friday Night Live 2019 Outdoor Concert Series Featuring: Silly Ridge Roundup in Town Square, Highlands. Price: Free.
- Highlands Plateau Greenway: June’s monthly workday on the Greenway Trail is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 15. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 828-482-2346. We’ll meet at the large upper parking lot behind the Recreation Center at 9 a.m. for a brief orientation session, and you will be furnished with the necessary tools and safety equipment. The Annual Meeting will follow at noon at the Rec Park picnic tables.
- Saturdays on the Pine Presents Andalyn: From 6–8 p.m. on June 15 the Highlands Chamber of Commerce Presents: Saturdays on Pine Highlands 2019 Outdoor Concert Series Featuring: Andalyn, sponsored by Highlands PAC at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park. For more information, click HERE. Cost: Free.
- UMC to hold Author’s Tea featuring Diane McPhail: From 2-4 p.m. on June 15 Highlands United Methodist Church will hold an Author’s Tea Featuring local author Diane McPhail on the topic of her new novel, The Abolitionist’s Daughter. Cost: $25 per ticket and all proceeds will go to the HUMC Building Fund.
- Dave Drake Studio Barn to hold Annual Three Potters Symposium: From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on June 15 the Dave Drake Studio Barn will hold its’ 9th Annual Three Potters’ Symposium. Listen to three ceramics talk about their inspiration and processes as they demonstrate a variety of wheel-thrown hand building techniques. 2019 Three Potters: Amy Sanders, Kristin Shoonover, and Jan Mecca Price: $5 at the door.
The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present live in concert the internationally acclaimed Mark O’Connor Band on Sunday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Mark O’Connor Band’s very first performance took place at the legendary Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas in 2015. In 2017 – less than a year and a half later – they took home the GRAMMY Award for Best Bluegrass Album for their debut recording, Coming Home
The O’Connor Band is the product of Mark O’Connor’s imagination – one that has served him well over the course of his four-decade professional career. A former child prodigy and national champion on the fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, Mark has won numerous GRAMMYs and CMA Awards, appeared on hundreds of commercial country albums, collaborated with the likes of Johnny Cash, Wynton Marsalis, Dolly Parton, and Yo-Yo Ma, and performed everything from original violin concertos to swing and jazz. But until recently, he had not worked on a project quite like this. In addition to Mark, the band features his son Forrest, (Harvard graduate and former Tennessee State Mandolin Champion), daughter-in-law Kate (frequent performer on the CMA Awards and CMA Country Christmas shows), and wife Maggie (graduate of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University). The four of them play together as though they have been sharing the stage for many years – and in some ways, they have. The band is rounded out by Joe Smart (national flatpick champion on guitar) and Geoff Saunders (bassist/banjoist extraordinaire and recent graduate of the University of Miami’s DMA program). “The Mark O’Connor Band is the real deal. Mark is a musical genius and has been a pioneer in the bluegrass and Americana community. He has collaborated across so many different genres, while still being recognized in his own stratosphere for his conquering of the fiddle, and that is something I truly admire. Now together with his whole band he’s really found his niche and it’s exciting to hear the sound they’re creating together.” – Zac Brown
This concert is SOLD OUT, but please call to get on the waiting list: 828.526.9047. Click HERE for a full listing and description of all events. PAC is located at 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands, N.C.
- Molly Grace 4th Year: Celebrating 4 years of The Molly Grace and honoring Nelson Stiles & Marlene Askew with a donation and 10% of all sales from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. going to Hospice House Foundation of WNC.
- The Village Green Locally Grown: From 3-6 p.m. on June 19 the Village Green Commons Locally Grown on the Green will hold a farm stand for local growers that is “produce only” meaning that the vendor must be the grower or producer of ALL the products they sell. Fill your baskets with naturally raised meat and dairy items, fresh eggs, jams, pickles, freshly baked break and delicious granola. Set your table with fresh cut flowers that morning or plant your entryway with locally grown perennials. Always fresh. Always Local.
- CHS Presents 2019 Rails & Tails (Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina): At 9 a.m. on June 20 the Lonesome Valley Canyon Kitchen/Cashiers Historical Society presents 2019 Rails & Tales, a Western Carolina Train Symposium Join CHS as they explore the history and impact of the railroads in Western North Carolina. Guest speakers such as Ray Rapp, Dean Emeritas at Mars Hill University and former Co-Chair of the joint US House-Senate Committee on Improving and Expanding Rail Service in NC will lead off the symposium with his session titled Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina. Cost: $50 per ticket.
- Highlands Cashiers Land Trust EcoTour: From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on June 21 join the HCLT for a 4.6 mile round-trip, moderate-difficult level hike along part of the Bartram Trail and share stories about the man who inspired it from the NC Bartram Trail Society’s Brent Martin. Enjoy beautiful views and a picnic lunch (provided by the Land Trust) at an overlook on Whiterock Mountain before heading back on the trail. EcoTours are available to HCLT members and you can become a member on this hike. To learn more and reserve your spot contact them at email@example.com or call 526-1111 or reserve your spot with their new online reservations option HERE. Cost for current members : $10 per person New Members are asked to join the Land Trust at any level (starting at $35); see link for further details.
- Groovin’ on the Green Featuring Porch 40: At 6:30 p.m. on June 21 The Village Green will hold Groovin’ on the Green Live music featuring Porch 40. Picnics are welcome; food, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Dogs are welcome and must be kept on a leash at all times. Attendance is free, donations are encouraged.
- Friday Night Live Presents Ben & Marce: From 6-8 p.m. on June 21 the Highlands Chamber of Commerce Presents: Friday Night Live 2019 Outdoor Concert Series Featuring: Ben & Marce in Town Square, Highlands. Price: Free.
- The Village Green will hold A Peek at the Pots: From 5-7 p.m. on June 21 the Village on the Green will hold A Peek at the Pots, new this year, a wine and cheese preview reception with the artists of Pots on The Green. Ticket Price: $25 Tickets must be purchased in advance at The Village Green office on Frank Allen Road or by emailing info@VillageGreenCashiersNC.com.
- The Village Green to host Pots on the Green: At 10 a.m. on both June 21 and 22 the Village Green Gazebo will host Pots on The Green. This two-day show celebrates the rich pottery heritage of the region with original pottery by select artisans on display and available for purchase. Learn about the history and techniques used during several demonstrations and talks. Tickets may be purchased at The Village Green office on Frank Allen Road or by emailing info@VillageGreenCashiersNC.com.
- Sapphire Valley Resort to host Arts and Crafts Festival Show: From 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on both June 21 and 22 Sapphire Valley Resort will host an Arts and Crafts Festival Show. The show includes booths with local and unique crafts, jewelry, leather goods, housewares, etc. There will be demonstrations, live music, food and drink for sale plus more! Cost: Free to attend.
- Saturdays on the Pine Presents Troy Underwood: From 6–8 p.m. on June 15 the Highlands Chamber of Commerce Presents: Saturdays on Pine Highlands 2019 Outdoor Concert Series Featuring: Andalyn, sponsored by 1/2 Mile Farm at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park. For more information, click HERE. Cost: Free.
- The first-ever Red, White, and Blue Ridge 5K Race: The event begins at 8:30 a.m. on July 4 at the Cashiers Recreation Center. A kids half-mile race will take place at 8 a.m. For more information, click HERE.
- Joy Garden Tour benefiting The Village Green, July 17-21: Come out and support the Cashiers Village Green with their Joy Garden Tour. This year’s theme is Garden and “Bee” Happy. The Garden Shops are open to everyone from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, July 19 and from 10 a.m until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 20 at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. Shoppers can browse the selections from more than 35 vendors. The shops include a collection of antiques, personalized items, gourmet food, distinctive home furnishings, clothing, jewelry and
more! On Saturday attend the free programs featuring flower arranging, bee
conservation, beekeeping and a special sommelier guided honey tasting.
Tickets for some events must be purchased in advance. Benefactors and Patrons to the
Joy Garden Tour will also enjoy the Gala Patron Party, a summer garden soiree at The
Village Green. Other ticketed events include a Garden Talk Luncheon and the New
Orleans Jazz Brunch. A schedule of Joy Garden Tour events can be accessed HERE.For additional information including how to purchase tickets, call Kaye Keller at
828.743.9920 or email KayeKeller@nctv.com. The Village Green is the 12.5 acre park
for free, public enjoyment in the center of Cashiers with boundaries extending from
Highway 64 to Frank Allen Road. “What many people don’t realize is that The Village
Green receives no government funding,” remarked Ann Self, director of The Village Green. She added, “This public treasure depends on the generosity of those who financially support The Village Green.”
For more information, click HERE.
- Twilight 5K: The Twilight 5K Race is at 6 p.m. on August 17 at the Kelsey Hutchinson Founders Park in Highlands, N.C. The course is undulating, beginners or walkers will find it friendly, yet the faster runners will be challenged. Parking will be available around the Kelsey Hutchinson Founders park.