- Highlands PAC: The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present Live via Satellite the National Theatre of London’s production of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 19. Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. The National Theatre’s blockbuster, received multiple ★★★★★ reviews, this production is slick, stylish and modern with a huge revolving set (including a swimming pool on stage), a big supporting cast and gorgeous costumes, and real snakes on stage. In the aftermath of Julius Caesar’s assassination, General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. Having neglected his political duties whilst in Egypt, Antony returns to Rome, to attempt to restore his political position. Torn between his duty to Rome and his devotion to Cleopatra, Antony’s actions spark a war which threatens to destroy their love.Tickets are available online: highlandspac.org or at the door. Students are admitted free of charge. Highlands Performing Arts Center, 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands, N.C., 828-526-9047. Antony & Cleopatra by Shakespeare, Writer – William Shakespeare, Director – Simon Godwin, Set Designer – Hildegard Bechtler, Costume Designer – Evie Gurney, Lighting Designer – Tim Lutkin, The National Theatre, 2018. Photos by Johan Persson.
- Highlands Bolivian Mission Pizza Night: The Highlands Bolivian Mission is having its annual Pizza Night at the Highlands United Methodist Church from noon to 8 p.m. on January 20, 2019. This fundraiser will support the mission and all the people that benefit from the mission’s work in Montero, Bolivia. This is the day of the NFL Conference Championship Games. The main-focus of the mission is the foster home, where 23 boys, previously abandoned on the street, live in a loving atmosphere with plenty of food and they receive an education, the main way to lift one’s self out of the cycle of poverty. The mission also provides clean water to thousands of people living in rural areas where the infant mortality used to be over 10 percent and now is less than 1 percent. The mission still supports churches and has given away thousands of Bibles and supports the medical community also. The mission is heavily involved, with the help of Rotary International, in providing wheelchairs and have been involved with the distribution of over 1000 wheelchairs over the last twelve years. This year there will be a special new pizza option: a bratwurst pizza in addition to the usual beef, sausage, pepperoni, onion, mushroom, green peppers, extra cheese and gluten free options are available. Not only that, but we also deliver in the Highlands area. Two topping pizzas are $25 and three or more toppings are $35. You can call the church at 828-526-3376 and make your reservation in advance or call 828-200-0902 on Sunday to make you order on the day of the event.
- Shortoff Baptist Church non-denominational Men’s Meeting at 7 p.m.
- At the Rec Park, High Cardio Zumba Fitness with Certified Instructor Tiffany Austin at 5:15 p.m.
- Hip Hop classes with Tori Schmitt at 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rec Park.
Mon. & Thurs.
- The Joy Program at HUMC from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Includes a free lunch and a variety of programs and games. All seniors are welcome. For more info, call Tricia Smith at 828-338-8167.
Mon. & Wed.
- Gentle Yoga at the Rec park at 9:30 a.m. All levels welcome.
Mon., Wed., Fri.
- Heart Healthy Exercise Class Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:30 a.m.
- Aerobics with Tina Rogers 8-9 a.m.
Mon., Wed., Thurs.
- Pickle Ball at the Recreation Department Gym 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
- FREE Community Table Dinner at the Community Building. at 6 p.m.
- The Humanist Discussion Group meets every Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Meeting Room in the back of Hudson Library,
- The Highlands Writers Group, a collection of professional and talented amateur writers, meets to read, workshop, or to just share information on writing, every Tuesday, 3-5 p.m., in the downstairs board room at The Bascom, 323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC 28741. For more information, call 828-526-3190.
- Highlands Rotary Club, Repeats every week every Tuesday at noon in the Highlands Community Building until Tue Apr 16 2019.
- The monthly family support group for those with family members, friends, or loved ones living with the challenge of mental illness meets at 7 p.m. at Memorial United Methodist Church, 4668 Old Murphy Road, Franklin. For info call 369-7385.
- The Macon County Poultry club meets to discuss topics related to raising backyard chickens. Meetings are open to the public of all ages, family friendly and educational. For more information call 828-349-2046 or 828-369-3916.
Tuesday and Thursdays
- Exercise Class with Michelle Lane at 5:15 p.m. A combination class with many different styles of exercise at Rec Park.
- Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, meeting repeats every Wednesday until April 17, 2019.
- Highlands Mountaintop Rotary meets every Wednesday until Wed Apr 17, 2019 at the Highlands Church of the Incarnation.
Wed. – Sat.
- At Highlands Inn on Main Street held in the dining room, Afternoon Tea 2-4:30 p.m. Royal Tea: $45; Classic Tea: $35. Call 828-526-9380 for more information.
- The Glenville Historical Society Museum is open every Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 13. Church, club, school and family groups are welcome to visit the museum by appointment on any day of the week. The Museum is located at 4735 Highway 107in Glenville next to Signal Ridge Marina. A historic time line, photos, documents, artifacts and antiques tell the story of Old Glenville, building the Lake Glenville Dam and new Glenville development from the 1940s to present day. Go to www.glenvilleareahistoricalsociety.com
- Family Movies at the Hudson Library at 3:30 p.m. Call 828-526-3031 for titles.
- Recently released movies at Hudson Library at 2 p.m. Call 828-526-3031 for titles.
Wed. & Fri.
- Duplicate Bridge 12-4 p.m. at Rec Park.
- Four Seasons Compassion for Life will be leading a grief support group at First Presbyterian Church in Highlands on alternating Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. This will be a closed group due to the nature of the group unless there are special circumstances that keep an individual from coming to the first meeting. Music therapy will be used for most sessions. Dates include: Aug. 2, 16, 30, Sept. 13, 27, Oct. 11 and Nov. 1 and 8. For additional information, contact Four Seasons at 866-466-9734
- Live music in OEI’s The Wine Garden on Main Street. Zorki from 7-9 p.m.
- Storytime with Miss Deanna at Hudson Library 10:40 a.m. Open to the public.
- NAMI Support Group for individuals dealing with mental illness and the family members of individuals dealing with these challenges from 7 – 8:15 p.m. at First United Methodist Church Out Reach Center on West Main Street in Franklin Call Donita for more info (828) 526-9510.
- Hip Hop classes with Tori Schmitt at 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rec Park.
Afternoon Movie every week until Thu Apr 18 2019 at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. For more information call (828) 743-0215
- Highlands Historical Village is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October.
- Sapphire Valley Needlepoint Guild meets at the Highlands Rec Park at 10 a.m.
- Kidney Smart Classes in Franklin: from 4:30-6 p.m., Angel Medical Center, Video Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 120 Riverview St. Contact Majestic 828-369-9474
1st and 3rd Thursdays
- Indivisible Highlands, a non-partisan activist group meets weekly at the Hudson Library at 5p. For info call 770-823-0601.
- At the Hudson Library, Kids Zone LEGO Club. Intended primarily for kids in grades 1-5 p.m., LEGO Club allows creativity and STEM skills to develop together as kids enjoy making a wonderful variety of LEGO creations.
Fridays & Saturdays
- Live music at OEI’s Art’s At The Lodge on Spring Street. 5-8 p.m. Fridays Steve Wohlrab. Saturdays Zorki.
Live Music in OEI’s Hummingbird Lounge.Maestro from 6-8 p.m. and Cy Timmons 8 p.m. to close. Fridays
- Live FREE music in Town Square on Main Street from 6-8 p.m.
- Live FREE music in K-H Founders Park on Pine Street from 6-8 p.m.
- At The Bascom, Pottery Sale in the barn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Scrabble at Hudson Library from 1-4 p.m. Bring board if possible. All are welcome. 727-871-8298.
- The Bascom Knitters on the Terrace at The Bascom from 10 a.m. until noon or downstairs in The Bascom Library room.
- Scaly Mountain Women’s Club Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. at the old Scaly Mtn. School at Buck Knob and NC 106.