Plateau Pursuits – July Edition

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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First-time visitors to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau soon find that there’s no shortage of beautiful scenery, clean mountain air, or fun things to do here. Listed below are just a handful of events in and around our little slice of Heaven during the month of July.  The team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group and the villagers on The Plateau invite you to join us as you make lasting memories with your friends and family during a very special summer in the mountains of Western North Carolina!

July 1: Dinner at Lakeside Restaurant to Benefit the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival – Make your reservations by calling 828.526.9419 and don’t forget to mention HCCMF.
July 2: “Woodslore and Wildwood Wisdom” with Humorist/Naturalist Doug Elliott at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 7:30 p.m. – Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 3: Music at Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro in Highlands – featuring the unique talents of acoustic guitarist/singer/songwriter, Tom Quigley – 5:30 p.m. in the Bistro. Call 828.526.3807 for more information/reservations.
July 3 & 4, July 10 & 11, July 17 & 18, July 24 & 25: Live Piano Music at… On The Verandah in Highlands – showcasing Chad Reed and his distinctive flair for tickling the ivories to your classical, standards, jazz and blues favorites as he returns for his 8th season at On The Verandah.  Friday and Saturday nights 7-10 p.m. For reservations, call 828.526.2338.
July 4: Live Chicago Blues and R&B Music at Cyprus International Cuisine in Highlands – Show starts at 9 p.m. – No cover charge;  everyone welcome!  Call 828.526.4429 for more information/reservations.
July 4: Open House at The Bascom – All are welcome to explore the new six-acre “green” architect-designed campus for the visual arts, try out the new café and shop. For more information, call 828.526.4949.  Open house runs from 12-4 p.m.
July 4: Fourth of July Fireworks at the Cashiers Community Center – show begins at dark
July 4: Mountain Music Festival – Downtown Cashiers at the Village Green (click here for more information). Adults: $20; children: $5 (kids under 6 admitted free). 11 a.m. until the last firework goes off!
July 4: Fourth of July Fireworks & Festivities – Downtown Highlands – Join us for food, fun, music, games and more.  For more information, call 828.526.2112.
July 4 & 5: Arts & Crafts Show at The Cashiers Community Center
July 4 & 5: Mountain Artisans “Summertime” Arts & Crafts Show at the WCU campus
July 5: Grand Opening Concert of the 28th Season of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival featuring The Eroica Trio and William Ransom at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 6: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring The Eroica Trio and William Ransom at The Albert Carlson Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 7: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Hilary and Jackie” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 8: “Bach at Buck’s” – Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at Buck’s.
July 9: The Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association is proud to present Leonid Treer and Judith Burganger in concert at the Cashiers Village Green, starting at 7 P.M. Judith and Leonid will play solo piano compositions from Chopin, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Gerschwin.
July 28: Coffee Café on Main Street in Highlands – featuring Grammy Award-winning cellist Sara Sant’ Ambrogio.  Free admission – performance begins at 8 p.m.
July 7-11: 11th Annual Mountains In Bloom Garden Festival at The Bascom – (click here for more details) – very special Highlands event that includes garden tours, flower show, home & garden shop, photography competition and lectures.  For more information, call 828.526.4949.
July 10: Geocache Adventure Eco Tour with The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust – “come see what you’ll discover” – moderate hike that is free to Trust members and a $25 donation from new friends.  Reservations are required – call 828.526.1111.
July 10: “Mendelssohn – The Second Mozart” – Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call 828.526.8811 for more information.
July 10: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Picnic Concert at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park in Highlands – 5 p.m. – featuring The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet. Tickets $10 – children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call 828.526.9060.
July 11: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Picnic Concert at The Zachary-Tolbert House in Cashiers – 5 p.m. – featuring The Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet. Tickets $10 – children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call 828.526.9060.
July 12: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival “Winds in the Mountains” Concert at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 13: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival “Winds in the Mountains” Concert at The Albert Carlson Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. – Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information/tickets.
July 13: Music at Wolfgang’s – at Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro – Four award-winning Cabernet Savignons will be showcased. For more information, call 828.526.3807.
July 14: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Benny Goodman Story” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 17: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and William Ransom at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 6 p.m. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 18: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and William Ransom at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 6 p.m. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 18: “Moulthrops: Three Generations of Woodturners” at the Bascom – public opening reception for this special new exhibition runs from 5-7 p.m.  For more information, call 828.526.4949.
July 19: “Making Visual Music” lecture by Dr. David Brenneman of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta at The Bascom – co-sponsored by The Bascom and The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. Free to Bascom members; $10 – general admission. For more information or to pre-register, call 828.526.4949.
July 19: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and Miles Hoffman at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 20: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring the Biava Quartet and Miles Hoffman at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.July 21: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Fantasia” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 23: Judy Collins In Concert at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 7:30 p.m. General admission: $100; Dress circle (includes reception with Ms. Collins and special seating): $200.  For more information/tickets, call 828.526.9047.
July 24: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 6 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 25: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 25: Green Living Fair at The Highlands Civic Center – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – featuring more than 40 booths showcasing commercial vendors, non-profit groups and speakers educating visitors on the best way to “live green”.  Tickets are $10.  For more information, call 828.526.9938, ext. 320.  Outdoor Green Market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Civic Center and features local produce, flowers, baked goods and more.
July 26: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring Robert Henry on piano and Christopher Rex on cello at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 27: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert featuring Robert Henry on piano and Christopher Rex on cello at the Albert Carlton Library in Cashiers – 5 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 28: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert – “Movies about Music: Unfaithfully Yours” – free admission – 7 p.m. at The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.
July 29: “Sustainable Local Agriculture” lecture with Christine Bredenkamp – co-hosted by the Village Green and Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust – part of the Village Nature Series. Free admission – for more information, contact 828.526.1111.
July 31: Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival Concert at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 6 p.m. Adults: $28, students: $5. Call 828.526.9060 for more information.

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