Blog :: 11-2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Silver Creek Real Estate Group

This Thanksgiving, the team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group has much to be thankful for! We are thankful that we get to collaborate with such a talented group of brokers, builders, developers, media specialists and interior designers on a regular basis in order to work towards a common goal to provide exceptional service and deliver dreams to each and every one of our clients.

Happy Thanksgiving from Silver Creek Real Estate GroupWe are thankful that our offices are located in one of the most beautiful places in the world The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in Western North Carolina. Most of all, we are thankful for our clients. Its never lost on us that they are entrusting us to help them find the home of their dreams in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. We truly appreciate those clients who look to us to help them find the ideal buyer for their home so that they may move on to lifes next great chapter. During this time of thanks, we simply wish to say Thanks!

As the holidays draw nearer, we are also filled with excitement and hope as we look ahead to the coming year and all of the people we have yet to meet some of whom will become our future clients, many of whom will become our friends and neighbors.

From the Silver Creek family to your family we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Silver Creek can help you find the mountain home of your dreams something to share with your family and friends, and to be truly thankful for in the coming years. To begin the quest for the home where you can host next years Thanksgiving feast, call us TODAY at 828-743-1999! Silver Creek Real Estate Group Building Relationships, Delivering Dreams.

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  1. Jochen Lucke on

    Thank you for your kind words. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about real estate in our area. Happy holidays!

    December Plateau Pursuits Calendar of Events

    December's Calendar of Events is brought to you by Silver Creek Real Estate Group of Cashiers, NC.

    As 2009 draws to a close and we gather together with friends and family in celebration of another joyous holiday season, the mountains of Western North Carolina are a magical place to be. With the scent of pine hanging heavily in the cool air, and the occasional light dusting of snow on the mountaintop this is a wonderful time to introduce your family to all of the Southern tradition and charm that the historic resort villages of Highlands and Cashiers has to offer. The folks at Silver Creek Real Estate Group wish you and your family a very Merry Holiday Season and a Happy New Year, and if we dont see you up on the mountain this December for any one of the wonderful events listed below we hope to see you 2010!

    Biltmore at Christmas

    The Biltmore House at Christmas in Asheville NC

    Every Day Through Christmas: Gingerbread Man Decorating The Toy Store in Highlands 10 am - 5 pm; Call 828-526-9415 for more information. December 1: "Wreath Fluffing" Oakleaf Flower and Garden in Highlands 10:30 am - 2 pm, Free December 2: Holiday Make-Up Techniques The Spa at Old Edwards 2 pm - 4 pm, Free; Call 828-526-2542 for more information. December 2: Winter Botany Walk Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Free to HCLT Members, $25 Donation for New Friends. Reservations Required. Call 828-526-1111 or email Julie.hitrust@earthlink.net. December 3: Demonstration-The Ancient Art of Spinning The Bascom Atrium 2 pm - 4 pm, Free. No Registration Required. Call Kathy Collany for more information at 828.526.4949 x100. December 3: Holiday Sweets Culinary Demonstration Old Edwards Inn 3 pm - 5 pm, Free December 4-5: Knit a Christmas Stocking The Bascom, Studio B 10 am - 4 pm. $125 members, $135 non-members includes $35 Supply Fee. Pre-Registration Required. Call Kathy Collany for more information at 828.526.4949 x100. December 4: Christmas Cookies A Tradition to Cherish Morningside 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. $30 Per Person. Call 828-787-1463 for more information. December 4-5: Grand Holiday Wine Tasting Paolettis on Main Street 12:30 pm - 2 pm. $20 Per Person, Refundable/Wine Purchase. Call 828-526-4906 for more information. December 4: Festive Christmas Table Setting Acorns Boutique 1 pm - 3:30 pm, Free. Call 828-787-2551 for more information. December 4: Daraja Childrens Choir Community Bible Church 6:30 pm December 4: The Christmas Letters Barbara Bates Smith Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm, $15. Call 828-526-9047 for more information. December 5, 12 & 19: Winter Wonderland at The Galleries 154 South 2nd Street 10 am - 5 pm, Free. Call 828-526-2673 for more information. December 5: Olde Mountain Christmas Parade Kicks off at 11 am Main Street, Highlands. Call 828-526-5841 for more information. December 5: Santa Arrives at Visitors Center Highlands Following the Parade. Call 828-526-5841 for more information. December 5: Christmas Hang-Ups A Christian Musical for Children First Baptist Church 6:30 pm. Call 828-526-4153 for more information. December 5: Demonstration - Split Oak Basket Weaving The Bascom, Atrium 1 pm - 4 pm. Free , No Registration Required. For more information, call Kathy Collany at 828-526-4949 x100. December 5: Holiday Botanical Painting Demo by Fayne The Bascom Atrium 1 pm - 4 pm. Free, No Registration Required. For more information, call Kathy Collany at 828-526-4949 x100. December 5: Christmas Showhouse Highlands Historical Society Shuttle from Civic Center 1 pm - 5 pm. For more information, call 828-787-1050. December 5: Christmas Cookies A Tradition to Cherish Morningside 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. $30 Per Person. Call 828-787-1463 for more information. December 5: Christmas Carol Sing First Presbyterian Church 2 pm. Call 828-526-3175 for more information. December 5: Holiday Cards with Fayne Ansley The Bascom, Studio A 2 pm - 4 pm. $20 Members, $25 Non-Members. Pre-Registration Required. For more information, call Kathy Collany at 828-526-4949 x100. December 5: Tis the Season Holiday Alternative Gift Giving Fair Highlands United Methodist Church After Parade Until 2 pm December 5: Winter Wonderland at Wolfgangs Immediately Following the Parade Call 828-526-3807 for more information. December 5, 12 & 19: Saturday Walk-In Wine Tasting Old Edwards Lobby 2:30 pm - 4 pm, Free December 5, 12 & 19: Art Gallery Gift Stroll Highlands 5 pm - 7 pm, Free. For more information, call 828-526-2673. December 5: The Dappled Grays Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm, $15. For more information, call 828-526-9047. December 6: Christmas Showhouse Highlands Historical Society Shuttle from Civic Center 1 pm - 5 pm. For more information, call 828-787-1050. December 8: Make a Highlands Kissing Ball for Your Doorway Oakleaf Flower and Garden 10:30 am - 12 pm, Free. December 9: Create a Holiday Centerpiece The Bascom Studio B 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. $20 Members, $25 Non-Members. Pre-Registration Required. Call Kathy Collany at 828-526-4949 x100 for more information. December 9: Holiday Stress Relief with Massage Therapy The Spa at Old Edwards 2 pm - 4 pm. Free. Call 828-526-2542 for more information. December 10: Turkey Basics Culinary Demonstration Old Edwards Inn 3 pm - 5 pm. Free. December 10: Annual Holiday Reading By the Highlands Cashiers Players Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm. Call 828-526-8084 for more information. December 11-12: Grand Holiday Wine Tasting Paolettis on Main Street 12:30 pm - 2 pm. $20, Refundable with Wine Purchase. Call 828-526-4906 for more information. December 11: Creative Napkin Folding Classes Acorns Boutique 1 pm - 3:30 pm. Free. Call 828-787-2551 for more information. December 12: Cashiers Annual Christmas Parade Downtown Cashiers 1 pm. For more information, call 828-743-5191. December 12: Gingerbread House/Structure Display and Contest: Popular Vote The Bascom, Atrium 10 am. Free, No Registration Required. For more information, call Kathy Collany at 828-526-4949 x100. December 12: Ceramic Ornament Making The Bascom, Barn Studio 10 am - 12 pm. $20 Members, $25 Non-Members. Pre-Registration Required. For more information, call Kathy Collany, 828-526-4949 x100. December 12, 19: Santa at Visitors Center Highlands 10 am - 4 pm. For more information, call 828-526-5841. December 12: Highlands Holiday Cookbook Tour of Local Inns Visitors Center 1 pm - 6 pm. For more information, call 828-526-2112. December 12: Botanical Watercolor: American Holly The Bascom 2 pm - 4 pm, Pre-Registration is Required. $20 Members, $25 Non-Members. For more information, call Kathy Collany at 828-526-4949 x100. December 12: Community Christian Chorale Community Bible Church 4 pm. Call 828-526-4685 for more information. December 12: Highlands Cashiers Chamber Music Christmas Concert Performing Arts Center 5 pm. Call 828-526-9060 for more information. December 13: Community Christian Chorale CommunityBible Church 7 pm. Call 828-526-4685 for more information. December 15: Herbal Christmas Ideas Oakleaf Flower and Garden 10:30 am - 12 pm. Free. December 16: Holiday Floral Arrangement Demonstration The Bascom, Atrium Free, No Registration Required. For more information, call Kathy Collany at 828.526.4949 x100. December 16: Relax with a Free Holiday De-Stress Yoga Class The Spa at Old Edwards 2 pm - 3 pm. For more information, call 828-526-9887. December 17: Holiday Fun with Literacy The Literacy Council of Highlands Peggy Crosby Center 3 pm - 4:30 pm. Free to Attend. For more information, call 828-526-9938 ext. 240 or 261 by Tuesday, Dec. 15. Christmas CookieDecember 17: Gingerbread House Decorating Old Edwards Inn 3 pm - 5 pm Free. December 18: Scarf Tying Class Acorns Boutique Every 30 Minutes 12 pm - 4 pm. For more information, call 828-787-2551. December 18: Festive Film Friday Performing Arts Center 3 pm, Family Matinee, Free. Refreshments Available for Purchase. 7 pm, Evening Movie, Free. Wine and Hors Doeuvres for Purchase. For more information, call 828-526-9047. December 18-19: Grand Holiday Wine Tasting Paolettis on Main Street 12:30 pm - 2 pm. $20 per person, Refundable/Wine Purchase. Call 828-526-4906 for more information. December 19: Discover The Magic of Music Braidstream Music Workshop: The Significance of Music in our Times Performing Arts Center (For Older Children and Adults) 3 pm - 4 pm, $5. For more information, call 828-526-9047. December 19: La Noche Navidena: A Christmas Holiday Dinner & Santa Visit Highlands Civic Center 6 pm - 9 pm. Free to Internationals. Pick Up Tickets at the International Friendship Center in the Peggy Crosby Center Beginning November 1. For more information, call 828-526-9938 ext. 290. December 19: Braidstream Christmas Concert Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm. $20. For more information, call 828-526-9047. December 22: Last Minute Decorating Ideas Oakleaf Flower and Garden 10:30 am - 12 pm. Free. December 23: Last Minute Gift Ideas The Spa at Old Edwards 8 am - 8 pm. Free. For more information, call 828-526-9887. December 25: Annual Christmas Dinner Local Restaurant H.A.N.D.S. December 26: Festive Film Saturday Performing Arts Center 1 pm, Family Matinee, Free. Refreshments Available for Purchase. 7 pm, Evening Movie, Free. Wine and Hors Doeuvres for Purchase. For more information, call 828-526-9047. December 31: Highlands New Years Eve Ball 8 pm- Until Details TBD. December 31: New Years Eve with Rai Ragland Jazz Band from Atlanta Hummingbird Lounge at Old Edwards 8 pm. Call 828-787-2625 for more information.

    Silver Creek Real Estate Group is featured in The Laurel Magazine

    Laurel Magazine

    Laurel Magazine

    Silver Creek Real Estate Group in the News Highlands-Cashiers Plateau Based Real Estate Group Makes Headlines in Western North Carolinas Laurel Magazine

    Silver Creek Real Estate Group is pleased to announce that we were recently featured in the November 2009 issue of Laurel Magazine. Laurel Magazine is a monthly lifestyle publication designed with visitors and the affluent residents of Western North Carolina in mind. Along with Special Features each month, regular departments in the magazine include a calendar of events, local history, culture, golf, restaurant profile, recipes, travel, business spotlight, philanthropy and more.

    The Silver Creek article (page 118) is a superb testament to our firms lasting dedication to our clients and our profound love of the region. Copies of Laurel Magazine can be found at hundreds of locations throughout Western North Carolina including hotels, chambers of commerce, country clubs, retail outlets, convenience stores, banks, grocery stores and more. For a peek at the online issue of Laurel Magazine (and our story), visit www.themountainlaurel.com. We are truly honored to be a part of this wonderful publication thank you, Laurel Magazine!

    Pinchot - One of Cashiers' finest residential communities

    Looking For An Incredible View At An Incredible Price In One of Western North Carolinas Finest Developments? Look No Further!

    Silver Creek Real Estate Group has recently learned of an unbelievable opportunity to purchase aview lot inthe prestigious Pinchot communitylocated just outside of the historic resort village of Cashiers.Aside from breathtaking 180' views of Big Sheepcliff, Falcon Ridge, Chimneytop and Whiteside Mountains, this homesite also comes complete with avery reasonableprice tag.The future homeowner will receive eligibility for membership at the highly revered Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club. Membership at Mountaintop includes access to the Clubs world class spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, the sprawling Lodge Clubhouse and Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course.There are plenty of opportunities to pursue water sports like kayaking, wave running and canoeing at the private Lake Club on nearby Lake Glenville. This truly remarkable lot wont last long at this price!

    To schedule a personalized tour of the property, contact the talented team at Silver Creek at 828-743-1999. This is a terrific time to view this lot and its amazing views as the leaves havefallen from the trees!

    November Plateau Pursuits - Calendar of Events

    Calendar of Events brought to you by Silver Creek Real Estate Group of Cashiers, NC

    Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us! The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina provide the perfect setting for any holiday celebration. We are proud to present a rich bounty of happenings in and around the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, and we hope to see you up on the mountain!

    November 12-15:3rd Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend This DELICIOUS event kicks off Thursday evening at 7 p.m. with an Opening Gala Reception at The Bascom in Highlands and includes the culinary talents of local restaurants, chefs and wineries plus live music to give guests a taste of what the rest of the weekend will entail. Cost to attend Opening Night is $100/pp. Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings will all feature a bountiful Country Breakfast Brunch at the Main Street Inn at just $10.95/pp call for reservations at 828-526-2590. Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons will all feature opportunities to Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate at the Peggy Crosby Center with Tranquility Cove Massages with Lisa Wilker $70.00/pp; please call 828-200-0018 to set up an appointment. Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. will give visitors a chance to experience Highlands wonderful shops, while delighting in wines and tasty tidbits through Sip & Stroll - $35/pp and tickets are limited. Each day of the event will feature special demonstrations, tastings and food-based gatherings:

    When: Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Where: Cyprus Restaurant What: Italian Pastry Kitchen Cooking Salon & Demonstration Price: $69,plus tax and gratuity

    When: Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Where: Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro What: Domaine Serene, Flavor Spectrum Luncheon Domaine Serene wine and food tasting brought to the "nth" degree. Chef Wolfgang will create three small pairings that will compliment & contrast, leaving you thinking outside of the box. Controversial dishes that will challenge your palate. Each participant will be poured a taste of four different Domaine Serene wines to compliment the four different dishes. Challenge your senses! Price: $65 plus tax and gratuity

    When: Friday, November 13 at 12 p.m. Where: SweeTreats What: Beer and Brats Take a break from wine events and experience a bit of traditional Bavarian flavor. While you enjoy a lunch of Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and German style potatoes, Sonia Hooper of Mutual Distributors will present a series of great imported beers for your tasting. Price: $25 plus tax and gratuity

    When: Friday,November 13 @ 2 p.m. Where: Ruka's Table What: Sake Tasting and Sushi Roll Demonstration In association with Vine Connections who has the top Sake protfolio in America, we will be doing an afternoon session tasting of great Sake while we roll and taste fresh sushi. Phone:828-526-3636 - Call for pricing.

    When: Friday, November 13 @ 5-6 p.m. Where: Summit One Gallery What: Pre-dinner cocktail reception The artists of Summit One Gallery have created work especially for the Third Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend. Together with Old Edwards Inn, enjoy a private preview of the Wine & Dine exhibition at Summit One Gallery located in "The Galleries" on South Second Street prior to the Farm to Table Dinner at Madison's. Price: Free

    When: Friday, November 13 @ 6:30 p.m. Where: ...on the Verandah What: "Play it Again Tom, Part III- Everything's Better with Pork" ...on the Verandah's Executive Chef Andrew Figel welcomes back Atlanta's One Midtown Kitchen Executive Chef Tom Harvey and this year they have a new twist. Watch as pork plays the starring role or is the enhancement to seafood, poultry vegetable dishes exquisitely prepared by Chefs Andrew and Tom and paired with just the right wine. This is cooking the way chefs like to eat! Be a part of an event that will delight all your senses. Price: $85 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-200-1513

    The Farmhouse at Old Edwards Inn

    The Farmhouse at Old Edwards Inn

    When: Friday, November 13 Cocktails from 6:30-7:30; Dinner begins @ 7:30 Where: The Barn at Old Edwards What: Farm to Table Dinner Join this one-of-a-kind gathering to celebrate great wines and seasonal harvests from local sustainable farms. Enjoy a family style dinner at Old Edwards turn-of-the century period Farm with our gorgeous renovated Barn as the backdrop. Share bottles of Duckhorn Vineyards, Paraduxx and Goldeneye wines with your neighbor as dusk settles over The Farm at Old Edwards. Relax into the evening with the soothing sounds of live music lending the perfect ambiance to this magical setting. Presentations during the evening by Duckhorn Vineyards East Coast Brands Manager, Frank Barbagallo and Director of Strategic Grape Acquisitions and Grower Relations, Jeff Roberts as well as discussions with the farmers who gre the bounty of the evening's fare. Price: $169, plus tax and gratuity

    When: Friday, November 13 Champagne/Appetizers @ 7 p.m. Dinner begins @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro What: Wine Dinner-Crocker, Starr, Khachaturian Featuring: Crocker and Starr, Armen Khachatrian Anderson's Conn Valley, Van Potts Guest The Anderson's "Cabernets possess a rare elegance and finesse allied to abundant richness and intensity", according to Robert Parker, Jr. Price: $150 plus tax and gratuity

    When: Friday, November13 @ 7 p.m. Where: Lakeside Restaurant What: Pohlmeyer Pizzazz Known for their Bordeaux-style red wine, Merlot and Chardonnay, Lakeside Restaurant is proud to showcase the power and personality of Pahlmeyer Wines. Join us as we pair five courses of fabulous cuisine with the fine wines of Jayson Pahlmeyer. Price: $175 plus tax and gratuity - 828-526-9419

    When: Friday, November 13 @ 7:30 p.m. Where: The Log Cabin What: 3rd Annual Grateful Palate Wine Dinner This will be the third year we have hosted the Grateful Palate Dinner and this year we are honored to have Dan Phillips, the owner of the company in attendance. This five course dinner is sure to feature wine and food pairings that cannot be had anywhere else. Call 828-526-3380 for pricing

    When: Saturday, November 14 @ 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: The Dry Sink What: Discover the Latest in Kitchenware Come browse the aisles of Highlands' gourmet kitchen store, The Dry Sink, and discover the latest in gourmet kitchen cookware, bakeware, cutlery, gadgetry, and appliances. Take part in ongoing product demonstrations and giveaways. We'll also feature samples of our delicious specialty foods and snacks! Price: Free

    When: Saturday, November 14 Where: Sunset Rock What: Sunset Hike with Fresser's Eatery Come enjoy a beautiful sunset and view of Highlands on top of Sunset Rock. You can either drive up or hike. Either way we will have a hot steamy gumbo along with other delightful hors d'oeuvres and of course perfectly paired wines too. Phone: 828-526-4188 Please Call for Time Price: $32 all inclusive

    When: Saturday, November 14 @ 12 p.m. Where: Cyprus Restaurant What: Fire Breathing Wok Cooking Salon & Demonstration Price: $69 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-4429

    When: Saturday, November 14 @ 1-3 p.m. Where: The Highlands Smokehouse What: Craft Beer & BBQ Tasting Come try beer from Bell's, Stone Dogfish Head and Founders along with different types and flavors of in house smoked BBQ. Price: $25 per person Phone: 828-526-3380

    The Inn at Millstone

    The Farmhouse at Old Edwards Inn

    When: Saturday, November 14 @ 6 p.m. Where: The Inn at Millstone What: A Journey Through the Mountains - An Exploration of Mountain Grown Wines. Finewines, friendly faces, and Southern hospitality await you at The Inn at Millstone. Join us for an evening of globetrotting as we move along the road less traveled in exploration of a unique varietals of high latitude wines. Enjoy a 5-course pairing of fine foods and fine wines. Price: $160 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-743-6513

    When: Saturday, November 14 @ 6:30 p.m. Where: ...on the Verandah What: Chateau Montelena Winery - Wine Dinner Series Executive Chef Andrew Figel prepares a creatively tantalizing evening of fine food all paired with classic wine selections from the historic Napa winery, Chateau Montelena Winery. Price: $120 plus tax and gratuity Phone:828-526-2338

    When: Saturday, November 14 Cocktails 6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner Begins @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Madison's Restaurant What: Duckhorn Vineyards Wine Dinner Madison's Restaurant will serve as an elegant backdrop for this unforgettable evening of sumptuous food, fine wine and relaxed conversation. These Duckhorn Vineyard wines paired with a delectable menu of New-South Cuisine created by Madison's Executive Chef, Johannes Klapdohr. Duckhorn's own East Coast Brands Manager, Frank Barbagallo will be in attendance sharing knowledge and interesting stories about this amazing vineyard. Price: $180 plus tax and gratuities

    When: Saturday, November 14 Champagne and Appetizers @ 7 p.m. Dinner Begins @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro What: Silver Oak Cellars Wine with Tom Johnson Wolfgang's Restaurant has always had a very special place in our hearts for Silver Oak Cellars, this probably because of the wonderful friendship between Tom Johnson,East Coast Sales Manager of Silver Oak Cellars and Mindy and Wolfgang Green. We started the tradition of hosting this elegant wine dinner during the Culinary Weekend last year and we are proud to do it again. We will be featuring Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. Join us for a night of culinary memories and divine libations. It will be a night to remember! Price: $160 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-3807

    When: Saturday, November 14 @ 7 p.m. Where: Lakeside Restaurant What: A Nickel & Nickel Affair Lakeside Restaurant is delighted to partner with Napa Valley Winery, Nickel & Nickel. Reserve your seat for a fantastic, five course dinner, paired with their exclusive, single vineyard wines. An Affair that is sure to please the palate. Price: $135 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-9419

    When: Saturday, November 14 @ 7:30 p.m. Where: Ruka's Table What: Vine Connections Wine Dinner Along with Vine Connections which has one of the finest Argentinean portfolios around, we will host a five course wine dinner that will feature tapas style entrees that compliment all the wines nicely. Come experience a laid back fun and exciting evening with great wine, great food and great music. Phone: 828-526-3636 Please Call for pricing When: Saturday, November 14 Where: The Bascom What: The Shopping Bag - Exemplary Art & Design For more information please call 828-526-4949.

    When: Sunday, November 15 @ 12:30 p.m. Where: Fressers Eatery What: Bubbly Brunch Come enjoy an array of champagne and sparkling wines from around the world. They will be perfectly paired with Fressers brunch items that will have you craving more bubbles for a long time to come. Price: $48 plus tax and gratuity Phone: 828-526-4188

    For More Information and to Make Reservations for the 3rd Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend, Visit www.highlandsculinaryweekend.com.

    November 16:Holiday Beauty and Life Balance at The Spa at Old Edwards from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Cost: $25; Phone: 828-787-2625

    November 17:Holiday Florals & Decor with Champagne at The Farm at Old Edwards by Oakleaf Flower and Garden from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Cost: $60; Phone: 828-787-2625

    November 18:Holiday Entertaining Expo with Wine Lunch at The Farm at Old Edwards from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Cost: $75; Phone: 828-787-2625

    November 19:Holiday Fashion Show and High Tea at The Hummingbird Lounge at 3:00 p.m.; Cost: $25; Phone: 828-787-2625

    November 23:Giving Thanks for Literacy Hosted by The Literacy Council of Highlands at Peggy Crosby Center from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Cost: Free; Phone: 828-526-9938 ext. 240 or 261

    November 25:Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Highlands Civic Center at 6:00 p.m.; For more information please call 828-526-3556.

    November 26:HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the Staff and Management at Silver Creek Real Estate Group!

    November 27:Free Holiday Surprise for Shoppers at Oakleaf Flower and Garden from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    November 27:A Christmas Carol Revisited at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center from 6 to 7 p.m.; Musical Play by Once Upon a Blue Ridge; Cost:$15 Per Person; Phone: 828-526-9047

    November 27:Santa Claus is Coming to Town! Where: Highlands Visitor Center; Every Saturday until Christmas from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-2112.

    November 27-28:Sapphire Valley Master Association Arts & Crafts Festival; 828-743-0321

    November 27-28:"Hard Candy Christmas" Mountain Artisans Fine Art & Craft Shows at the WCU Campus in the Ramsey Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Authentic Work of 100 Heritage & Contemporary Artisans Cost: $3.00 Adults; Children under 12 free

    November 28:Highlands Town Tree Lighting at the Methodist Church @ 6:00/6:30 p.m. For more information, please call 828-526-2112!

    November 28:Winter Wonderland at Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 828-526-3807 for more information.

    November 28:A Christmas Carol Mask Making for Kids at the Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center By Once Upon a Blue Ridge from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Cost: Free for Students; Phone: 828-526-9047