March 20

Photography Club at The Bascom on Wednesday.

  • Photography Club: Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. on March 20. Guest speaker is Harold Davis

March 21-23

Highlands Cashiers Players holds Dinner Theater at the Highlands Performing Arts Center.

  • HCP Dinner Theater at the PAC: Lots of laughs….four course dinner….four new one-act plays….new venue….new actors….new directors, plus favorite actors and directors HPC’s past productions. All this at takes place at the Highlands Cashiers Players popular Dinner Theater at Highlands Performing Arts Center Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 21-23 and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 28-30. Doors will open at 6:30, show starts at 7 p.m. No Sunday matinees. The event will be held in a much more spacious area than in the past—upstairs in the PAC auditorium—with plays presented on the main stage between the four courses of a delicious catered dinner.  Audience will be seated at round tables with places for eight.  Be sure to mention if you would like to be seated with friends or family when you arrange for tickets.The HCP box office at PAC, 507 Chestnut Street, will be open through the run of the production, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays. Stop by or call 828-526-8084, for tickets. Tickets may also be available on line.Tickets for dinner and show are $37.50.  For HCP season subscribers, there is no charge, it’s part of the subscription package. Check our website for more information: 

March 22

Showtimes for Colette at the Highlands Playhouse .

March 23

Beginner Photography Class with Photography Resident Artist Series with Dylan Lytle.

  • Photography Class at The Bascom: Beginner Photography Class, Photography Resident Artist Series with Dylan Lytle, March 23; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. In Learning Manual Settings, students will learn the rules of exposure, and how to manipulate the manual controls on their camera to take correctly exposed images. For more information click HERE.

Hot Chocolate from Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust on March 23.

  • HCLT Sunset Hot Chocolate: Hot chocolate given out by Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust at Ravenel Park on the Sunset Rock side from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is to engage the community, and to come hike Ravenel and learn more about the Land Trust that protects it and many other properties. The hot chocolate is free!

March 26


Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce Nosh Mob event on March 26.

  • Nosh Mob Event: Join Chamber Leadership for dinner at The Library Kitchen + Bar on Tuesday, March 26. Reservations required – please call 828-743-5512. 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.

March 27

Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Southwestern Community College Business Center present the next Small Business Success Series on March 27.

  • Small Business Success Series: Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Southwestern Community College Business Center present the next Small Business Success Series will be held at 8:30 – 10 a.m. on March 27 at the Highlands Civic Center. Classes are FREE. Succession Planning for Your Biz increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume key leadership roles as they become available in your business. To register, call the Chamber at 828-526-2112 or email us.

March 29

Community Coffee with Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor is at 11 a.m. on the last Friday of each month.

  • Community Coffee at the Hudson Library: Community Coffee with Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor is at 11 a.m. on the last Friday of each month. This month’s topic under discussion is the Highlands Town Retreat. Community Coffee is a collaboration between the Hudson Library, the Town of Highlands and a sponsoring community organization. Each month, the library provides the space and brews the (donated) coffee, a community group provides  the refreshments and the Mayor of the Town of Highlands, Patrick Taylor, facilitates the discussion. For more information call the Hudson Library at  828-526-3031.

April 25

3 River Fly Fishing Festival

  • 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 by William 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 at for more information, or to register your team.


First Mondays

  • 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.

First Tuesdays

  • 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.

Third Tuesday

  • 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

First Wednesdays

  • Family Movies at the Hudson Library at 3:30 p.m. Call 828-526-3031 for titles.

3rd Wednesdays

  • 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

Thurs. -Sat.

  • Highlands Historical Village is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October.

2nd Thursdays

  • Sapphire Valley Needlepoint Guild meets at the Highlands Rec Park at 10 a.m.

3rd Thursdays

  • 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.

Fourth Thursday

  • 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.

4th Saturdays

  • Scaly Mountain Women’s Club Pancake Breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. at the old Scaly Mtn. School at Buck Knob and NC 106.