Calendar

Jan. 10

K-11 Open House at Summit Charter: Summit Charter School is now enrolling K-11 for the 2020-21 school year! Come walk the beautiful public school campus, tour the classrooms, and meet the faculty. Summit is a tuition-free public charter school that engages students in learning experiences that stimulate discovery, inspire excellence, and nurture a positive influence. For more information or to RSVP, 828-743-5755. Located at 370 Mitten Lane, Cashiers.

Community Blood Drive at Summit: From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 10 at Summit Center Gym. Located at 370 Mitten Lane, Cashiers. Consider donating blood! Every donor receives a wellness check that includes blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening. This event is hosted by the American Red Cross and Summit High School, which conducts a service project every month. If you would like to sign up to give blood, please visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Summit” to schedule an appointment.

Catch a Wolf Moon at the Nature Center’s Botanical Garden on Jan. 10.

Wolf Moon Walk: The first full moon of the year is named after howling wolves, and we are opening the Botanical Garden to allow the public to explore the grounds under its light beginning at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10. Bring your flashlight to wander through the garden, after your stroll, join us for hot drinks and warm up by our fire in the Meadow by the Valentine House (888 Horse Cove Rd). In the event of rain or severe weather, the event will be canceled. For more information, please call 828.526.2623.

Norma Jean and The Troublemakers will perform tonight at JJ’s Cantina.

Live Music at JJ’s Cantina: Norma Jean and The Troublemakers performing at JJ’S Cantina in Glenville from 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 10. Located at 6188 N Highway 107, Glenville. Featured Troublemakers this week to include: Jim Gordon of Cashiers on guitar and borhan Mark Lassiter, of local band, High 5 on keyboards and bass. The incomparable Kelly Smith of Cashiers on fiddle. And, of course, the vocal and guitar stylings of Norma Jean Zahner. For more info call 828.743.7778.

Showtimes for Little Women at the Highlands Playhouse for a third week. Showtimes are from Jan. 10-16 (despite the flyer).

 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)

Schedule subject to change depending on Weather!!!

Jan. 11

The Highlands Performing Arts Center will screen, Live via Satellite, the MET Opera’s production of Wozzeck by Berg on Jan. 11.

PAC Met Opera: The Highlands Performing Arts Center will screen, Live via Satellite, the MET Opera’s production of Wozzeck by Berg at 12:55 p.m. on Jan. 11. Berg’s 20th-century shocker stars baritone Peter Mattei in the title role, with Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium and soprano Elza van den Heever as the long-suffering Marie. Groundbreaking visual artist and director William Kentridge unveils a bold new staging set in an apocalyptic wasteland. Based on an unfinished play by Georg Büchner, this tale of marital betrayal, social rejection, and cruel militarism in a bleak German village foretells of devastation on both local and global scales. There will be a pre-opera discussion beginning at 12:30pm. Run time is 2 hours. Click HERE for tickets or purchase at the door. Highlands Performing Arts Center is located at 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.

Jan. 28

Join the Highlands Nature Center from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. for Nature 101: Bark & Branches.

Nature 101: Don’t let the lack of leaves scare you. Join the Highlands Nature Center from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. for Nature 101: Bark & Branches event to learn how to identify common trees in the winter. Learn a few tricks before exploring the Botanical Gardens and putting our sleuthing skills to work. All are welcome to participate in this free event at the Highlands Nature Center, 930 Horse Cove Road. The Highlands Biological Station is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University. For more information, please call 828.526.2623.

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.