What’s happening this week

Feb. 3

Showtimes for Jojo Rabbit at the Highlands Playhouse. Click HERE for more info.

 Highlands Ice Rink open at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.

Ice Rink Schedule:

Open November 7, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Thursday’s 1-8 p.m.

Friday’s and Saturday’s 1-10 p.m.

Sunday’s 1-5 p.m.

Mondays and Tuesdays 6-8 p.m. (Group Booking & Parties)

Feb. 6

Hudson Library hosts Harry Potter Kid Zone on Feb.6.

  • Harry Potter Kids Zone: At Hudson Library will see the sixth annual Harry Potter Book Night celebrated throughout the world, including Hudson Library. In collaboration with The Bascom, we’re getting ready to host an unforgettable Harry Potter Kids Zone event themed around – you guessed it — Harry Potter! The fun kicks off at 3:30 PM. Come in costume or in your Muggle clothes – either way we’ll be delighted to see you. At Harry Potter Kids Zone we’ll be sharing the wonder of J.K. Rowling’s unforgettable stories and, most excitingly, introducing the next generation of readers to the unparalleled magic of Harry Potter. Here at Hudson Library, young wizards, witches and Muggles will be treated to an afternoon of magical games, readings from our favorite Harry Potter books, and Harry Potter art projects! It all begins when the Sorting Hat decides who will be in which house. For more information or to request an accommodation, please call the library at 828.526.3031. Hudson Library, 554 Main Street in Highlands, is open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

Harry Potter Triwizard Tournament at the Cashiers Community Library on Feb. 6.

  • Harry Potter Triwizard Tournament: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library hosts the Harry Potter Triwizard Tournament at 5-6:30 p.m. on Feb. 6. An evening for magical snacks, games, crafts, trivia, and frivolity. Costumes are encouraged.

Feb. 7

The Bascom hosts 100 miles from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 7.

  • The Bascom Exhibition: 100 Miles is an exhibition at The Bascom from 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 7 that showcases faculty and their students’ art from community colleges and universities within a 100-mile radius of Highlands, NC. Faculty members were given the opportunity to select one student’s work to accompany their own piece for this exhibition. By asking each applicant to select a student’s work to be shown next to their own, we aim to highlight new and emerging work being produced by the educational institutions in our region. Each pair of work will showcase the student/teacher dynamic. Click HERE for more info.

Feb. 8

Highlands Performing Arts Center presents Fleabag on Feb. 8.

  • Highlands PAC: The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present the National Theatre of London’s production of Fleabag at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Fleabag was captured live from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose. See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag. Click HERE for tickets, also available at the door. Highlands Performing Arts Center is located at 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.

Feb. 17

  • HBS Birdwatching: Who winters in these woods? Join the Highlands Biological Station as we take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count from 10-11:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. Birders of all skill levels are welcome to join us as we take an easy walk around the campus to find our feathered friends. To participate in this free event, meet at the Highlands Nature Center, 930 Horse Cove Road. In the event of rain or severe weather, the walk will be canceled. The Highlands Biological Station is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University. For more information, please call 828.526.2623.

March 14

  • Heritage Apple Day: Cashiers Historical Society 13th annual Heritage Apple Day will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Cashiers Community Center. Featured speaker is Tom Brown, North Carolina’s modern-day Johnny Appleseed. No charge- free apple trees for all, apple snacks, and craft projects. Call 828-743-7710 for more info.

July 4

Registration now open for Red, White, and Blue Ridge 5K Race on July 4.

Registration open for Red, White, and Blue Ridge 5K: Please join us for the second Red White & Blue Ridge 5K on Saturday, July 4 in beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina. This flat and fast 5K is a great way to start the holiday and all proceeds benefit the programs of Blue Ridge Early College. To all of you that supported the race in its inaugural year, thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again with a host of friends this year. Click HERE to register.

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