Looking to fill your social calendar?
We’ve got the rundown on what to do and explore.
Peace, Love and Laurent-Perrier
It’s Vegas, baby, as the Swinging Sixties take over The Farm at Old Edwards! Celebrate the "Cultural Decade," when rules were broken, skirt hems climbed higher, hair grew longer, flower power ruled and Sammy Davis, Frank Sinatra and Dean Marin crooned on radios and records. America was embracing swagger, free love, legalized gambling in Las Vegas, folksy music, and a departure from social norms.
As a toast to this spirited era, Chef Chris Huerta of Madison's Restaurant and Camille Cox, Vice President Champagne Laurent-Perrier, will present a fun 1960's-themed Rat Pack dinner party at The Farm at Old Edwards. DJ Yvonne Monet will set the tone with a playlist of everyone's faves from the generation of love. Bubbles from large-format bottles and hors d'oeuvres in The Orchard will welcome guests. Dinner follows in The Farm Pavilion. Fill your glass at the Champagne fountain, and marvel at the pink and white ice sculptures. And, in an exclusive appearance, BUBBLES THE CAR, a 1963 Citroen will provide the perfect centerpiece for all guest photo opps. 5:30 pm Cocktails, 6:30 pm Dinner; $165 per person including Champagne throughout the evening. Exclusive of taxes and gratuities.
Limited seating. Call (828) 787-2635 to book. www.oldedwardshospitality.com/calendar-of-events/champagnedinner
VIRTUAL EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS
From the Reading Room
The Literacy Council
From the Reading Room is a new series where staff members and friends of The Literacy Council will be reading books from their Reading Room online. Find these episodes on The Literacy Council’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.
(828) 526-0863 www.maconliteracy.org
Mr. Bill vs The Box
The Bascom: A Center For The Visual Arts
Join Mr. Bill as he uses a new set of unknown tools and supplies in The Box to come up with a new visual art lesson and activity in each episode. Find these episodes on The Bascom’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.
(828) 526-4949 www.thebascom.org
19th Amendment Exhibition
Tuesdays - Saturdays
Join the Cashiers Historical Society from 10 am to 2 pm on Tuesday through Thursdays and from 11 am to 3 pm on Fridays through Saturdays to experience their 19th Amendment inspired exhibition covering 100 years of women’s suffrage in NC and the rest of the United States. Explore their grounds and buildings to learn more about the history of the Cashiers Valley. (828) 743-7710 www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org
The Bascom: A Center For The Visual Arts has created a virtual exhibition space for art lovers. Watch highlights including installation sneak peaks, read artist statements, watch virtual tours, and hear curator talks. Current exhibitions include: Narrative / Abstraction / Iteration | April 4 – August 2; Three Potters Retrospective | March 22 – June 21; and Women Artists of the Permanent Collection | January 24 – August 30. Visit virtual exhibitions on The Bascom’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.
(828) 526-4949 www.thebascom.org
Concessions at the Playhouse
Wednesdays - Fridays
Support the Highlands Playhouse as they sell their famously fresh popcorn on the patio! Stop in for a small bag to-go between 1 - 4 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. They'll also have cold Coke products and concession candy available, all right from the patio. Cash only, please. www.highlandsplayhouse.org
Join the Literacy Council for English as a Second Language lessons by teacher Faviola Olvera are uploaded every Thursday. For all of The Literacy Council’s online programs visit their website.
(828) 526-0863 www.maconliteracy.org
Virtual Yoga in The Garden
June 1 and July 6
Join the Highlands Botanical Garden via the Highlands Biological Station’s Facebook page from 5:30 – 6:30 pm for yoga. Teaching the classes is Yoga Highlands instructor Rachel Kinback, who received her 200-hour training in 2017 and 500-hour training in 2019, both with Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in the Bahamas. (828) 526-2602 www.highlandsbiological.org
National Trails Day
Join the Friends of the Ramble and walk the Cashiers Greenway Ramble in honor of National Trails Day for exercise and recreation. www.visioncashiers.com
Orchard Sessions – Erick Baker
The Farm at Old Edwards invites you to join us for the return of our live concert series, Orchard Sessions. These outdoor shows are a hit! Settle into comfortable seating with ambient lighting in the magical setting of The Orchard and relax into a special evening to the sounds of Erick Baker. Baker is an Americana singer-songwriter from Knoxville, TN and Emmy Award winning Writer and Host of the PBS travel television series Tennessee Valley Uncharted. For a $10 cover charge, you will enjoy light bites and a cash bar. Old Edwards Hotel Guests get complimentary entry. (828) 787-2635 www.oldedwardshospitality.com/calendar-of-events/orchardsessions
Join the Cashiers Historical Society from 1 to 3 pm as local musicians play on the grounds. Light refreshments will be served as attendees enjoy music and activities. (828) 743-7710 www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org
A Garden in Every Season: Virtual Tours
Enjoy this virtual tour via the Highlands Biological Station’s Facebook page at 11:30 am. Highlands Biological Foundation’s Education Specialist, Paige Engelbrektsson, will tour through the Highlands Botanical Garden to see what’s in bloom. (828) 526-2602 www.highlandsbiological.org
Orchard Sessions – Max Watson
The Farm at Old Edwards invites you to join us for the return of our live concert series, Orchard Sessions. These outdoor shows are a hit! Settle into comfortable seating with ambient lighting in the magical setting of The Orchard and relax into a special evening to the sounds of Max Watson. Watson is a singer-songwriter from St. Petersburg, Florida. Max’s original music combines a high level of musicianship with poetically curated lyrics. As an award-winning songwriter, Max received a 2019 Artist Award Grant from the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, and has placed in numerous songwriting competitions. For a $10 cover charge, you will enjoy light bites and a cash bar. Old Edwards Hotel Guests get complimentary entry. (828) 787-2635 www.oldedwardshospitality.com/calendar-of-events/orchardsessions
Into The Woods
July 11 - 12
The Smoky Mountain Center For The Performing Arts presents, Into The Woods. This Tony Award-Winning musical comedy follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a secret in his family’s past, the two set off on a journey to find a resolution. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous and hilarious results. Thus, what begins a lively irreverent fantasy becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility, the stories we tell our children and sometimes the things we most wish for are not always what will result in happily ever after. Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine. A two-act production.
(828) 524-1598 www.greatmountainmusic.com