Calendar of Events for the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in Western North Carolina

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Plateau Pursuits – April 2010
Calendar of Events for the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in Western North Carolina

Spring is FINALLY in the air up here in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The last bit of snow is melting away, the birds are singing in the trees, and the dogwoods are slowly but surely showing signs of new growth. Won’t be long now before the rolling hills and valley floor are ablaze with color – green leaves on the trees, white dogwood blossoms and a carpet of wildflowers as far as the eye can see. It’s been a long and beautiful white winter, but we are ready for the return of warmer weather and lots of fun outdoor activities! With Spring comes the return of many of our seasonal residents and vacationing families – we can’t wait to see everybody!

To help you plan YOUR visit to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, Silver Creek Real Estate Group has compiled the following list of happenings for the month of April 2010. We also welcome you to visit our website to find local accommodations, dining options, golf courses, and the latest listings of available homes & land in Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire Valley, Lake Glenville, and Lake Toxaway, North Carolina. We look forward to seeing you and your family up on the mountain this Spring!

April 2-4 : Easter Celebration at the Inn at Half Mile Farm in Highlands. For more information or to make reservations, call 828-526-8170.
April 3: Easter Egg Decorating and Bonnet Making at The Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands. For more information or to make reservations, call 828-526-8008.

April 4: Happy Easter From Your Friends at Silver Creek Real Estate Group!

April 4: Easter Brunch at Madison’s Restaurant – The Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands – 11:30 am to 3 pm, Menu Price is $45/guest. For more information or to make reservations, call 828-526-8008.
April 4: Family Style Easter Brunch at The Old Edwards Conference Center in Highlands – 12 pm and 2 pm, Menu Price is $45/guest (Minimum of 6 Guests per Reservation). For more information or to make reservations, call 828-526-8008.
April 4: Easter Sunday at The Old Edwards Inn – The fun doesn’t stop at just brunch! The Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with little ones from 1-2 p.m. and an Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the Lodge Lawn at 1:30 p.m. (Old Edwards Easter Egg Baskets for the Kids with Special Add-ins Will be Available at Oakleaf Flower and Garden.) There will also be a Cotton Candy Machine and Fun Games for the Children, as well as Mini Manicures and Pedicures for Little Girls at The Spa. A Professional Photographer will be On-Site for Family Portraits. For more information or to make reservations, call 828-526-8008.

April 9 & 10: Destination Highlands Murder – A Dinner Theatre Fund Raiser at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands at 6:30 p.m. Come Wine, Dine and Solve the Crime with the Highlands Cashiers Players. Fressers Eatery at Helen’s Barn will cater the event. Proceeds will help Highlands Cashiers Players stage performances throughout the year. The cost of the affair is $55 per person, or $225 for a table of eight, and tickets are on sale now. For information or reservations, call (828) 526-8084.

April 9-11: The Renewal Experience with Patrice Dickey Hosted by The Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands. Join the Author and “Guide to the Life You Love” as she takes women on a journey of self discovery and personal development. The Inn is offering a special rate for accommodations, breakfast, dinner, champagne reception, and spa services for attendees of this special event. Lunch is included in conference price. Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot – 828-526-8008
 
April 10 – May 10: “Desert Sojourn” Exhibition at Summit One Gallery in Highlands. Summit One Gallery’s 2010 Exhibition Season starts early this year with an exhibition by Brian Sullivan. Brian was an art major at the University of Georgia before going to seminary. He is currently the priest at The Episcopal Church of Incarnation here in Highlands. The exhibition chronicles Brian’s travels to the Middle East – Egypt, Palestine, and Israel – and will open Saturday, April 10th, with a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and continues through May 10th. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Kids 4 Peace.

April 12-16: “Great Starts, Great Finishes” at The Bascom – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artist Pat Dews will teach a 5-day studio watermedia workshop for all levels. Cost is $525 Bascom members, $550 non-members. Registration is going on now. To register, call 828-526-4949 ext. 100 or visit www.thebascom.org.

April 16-18: Wine Weekend – The Inn at Half Mile Farm in Highlands. The Inn has partnered with The Highlands Wine and Cheese Shop to celebrate spring in Highlands and the delectable wines of Napa Valley. Friday evening -a special Napa Valley wine flight at The Highlands Wine and Cheese Shop. Unique opportunity to add to your wine collection (or start one) while also pleasing your palate with fine wines, artisan cheeses and specialty food. Saturday, The Inn’s Chef Jason will present an elegant five course dinner served in the dining room. Each course will be accompanied by perfectly paired wines presented by sommelier Scott Roddy of The Highlands Wine and Cheese Shop. The Inn’s famous breakfast is included each morning of your stay and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served every evening. This special event is limited to twelve couples. Two night package is $600 per couple in the Farmhouse and Rustic rooms or $650 per couple in the luxury rooms. Prices do not include tax. This special Spring Wine Package cannot be booked on line. For more information or to reserve your spot, call 828-526-8170.

April 17: 6th Annual Celebrate Earth Day in the Mountains – 12 p.m. Sponsored by The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust, Highlands Prominent Committee, Jackson Macon Conservation Alliance & the Upper Cullasaja Watershed Association. This special day will be hosted at the Ball Field on Hwy 64 in Highlands. Everyone is welcome to this free public event, which will feature live music, educational workshops, interactive demonstrations, and food. There will be games and crafts for both the young and the young at heart. The event is an opportunity for local organizations and businesses to showcase their environmental interests and preservation efforts. Rain or shine. For more information, call 828-526-1111.

April 22: PAC Youth Theatre Spring Play – Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands – 1 p.m. For information or reservations, call (828) 526-8084.

April 24: Highlands- Cashiers Land Trust Eco Tour – “Rough Run Wildflower Hike” (moderate hike) – Free to HCLT members, $35 for new friends includes lunch and membership! Call 828-526-1111 or email julie.hitrust@earthlink.net for details.

April 24: Relay for Life Highlands Kick Off – 10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. – Highlands Conference Center – Gather your friends and family and come out for a good time and a GREAT cause.

April 24-25: Observing Nature’s Details – A 2-day Eye Opening Event – Highlands Biological Station – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break both days. Part one: “Drawing From Nature” (Saturday April 24) Illustrator Nancy Lowe will teach drawing as a means to becoming a better observer of nature’s details. Part two: Digital Camera Safari: Zooming In On Nature’s Details (Sunday April 25) Dr. John Pickering and Nancy Lowe will teach macro photography of insects, plants and other interesting details of natural history. Bring your digital camera! For more information, call 828-526-2602.

April 23-25: Inspiration From Within… at The Inn at Half Mile Farm in Highlands. The Inn is offering a weekend designed to awaken artistic talent or hone in on creativity. Join artist in residence and internationally acclaimed painter of acrylics and watercolors, Wayland Moore (www.waylandmoore.com) for a reawakening.  Moore is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design, has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and was selected as the official and exclusive sports painter for the Winter & Summer Olympics, as well as the PGA Masters.
Single Occupancy      $535 for two nights including art workshop
Double Occupancy    $660.00
(Rate does not include art supplies for class nor taxes on room.)
Workshop Price includes:
– Accommodations for two nights (Friday & Saturday)
– Gourmet breakfast daily
– Evening wine & hors d’oeuvre (Friday & Saturday)
– Lunch Saturday
– Friday dinner at the Inn &Saturday dinner at The Log Cabin
– Art instruction with Wayland Moore

April 30 – May 2: Wine and Dine on the Mountain Hosted by Old Edwards Inn and Spa & Wolfgangs On Main and Wine Bar Restaurant. Friday night includes an exquisite Dinner paired with a Chilean Portfolio at the Farm at Old Edwards and live music. Cost: $95. To make reservations, call 828-526-8008. Saturday night includes The Quintessa’s California Expressions Four Course Wine Dinner at Wolfgangs – to make reservations, call 828-526-3807. Sunday includes Bloody Marys,  Mimosas and Bellini’s during this Champagne Brunch at Madison’s at The Old Edwards Inn and Spa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $68. To make reservations, call 828-526-8008.

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