Golf

Sapphire Valley Master Association buys Red Bird Golf Course

On January 27, 2009, the Sapphire Valley Master Association (SVMA) purchased Red Bird Golf Course. Included in the purchase were about 30 acres of land, the pro shop building, carts, and other maintenance equipment. The SVMA also owns the Sapphire Recreation Center, the Sapphire Community Center, and the ski area. The association refinanced their existing debt and purchased the golf course with a new note in the amount of $3,153,853. According to the president of the SVMA, Mr. Walt Green, the association will save approximately $6,500 per month because of favorable interest rates.

Wade Hampton Golf Club tops Golf Digest list

Golf Digest magazine just published their annual list of top golf courses in the country. They list the top 100 private and public courses as judged by a panel of 900 men and women. Each course was rated on seven different criteria on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being absolutely perfect). The seven criteria and Wade Hampton's ratings areshot value (8.12), resistance to scoring (8.01), design variety (8.16), memorability (8.31), aesthetics (8.62), conditioning (8.26), and ambiance (8.45), for a total score of 66.05. This ranking positions Wade Hampton Golf Club as number 17 of the top 100 private courses in the country. A tribute to a lasting course design by Tom Fazio, the dedication of the members, and the natural beauty of Cashiers, NC. Congratulations!

Pinchot A Western North Carolina Natural Treasure

Created in the spirit of the lifes work of famed conservationist, Gifford Pinchot, this unique 350 acre community is a self-proclaimed Mountain Meadowland. Dedicated to preserving the timeless natural beauty that has become synonymous with Western North Carolina, Pinchot was master planned by renowned Carolina designers Seamon Whiteside + Associates the same green approach developers responsible for such groundbreaking communities as the award-winning IOn in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. At an elevation of 4,100 feet above sea level, nature lovers will revel in Pinchots peaceful surroundings and the magnificent vistas that abound throughout the community blue skies, green trees and the graceful rolling hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains as far as the eye can see.

 

Pinchot

Pinchot

 

Conveniently located just off Highway 107 north of the Cashiers Crossroads, Pinchot offers its residents striking multi-million dollar residences designed to complement the beautiful natural setting as well as estate-sized home sites ranging in size from two tofourteen acres. This highly sought after gated development features several meadows, tennis facilities and a common outdoor fireplace with simply stunning views of thevillage of Cashiers and the surrounding mountains. Pinchots Whiteside Overlook serves as a popular community summerhouse overlooking beautiful Whiteside Mountain the perfect spot for a summer barbeque or a marshmallow roast under a starry sky. The community provides easy access to boating and water sports at Lake Glenville, and many properties in Pinchot include membership at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club (upon applicant approval).

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to announce that we are now highlighting several incredible homes and amazing lots available for purchase in Pinchot on our website. We are currently showcasing a 6-acre homesite offering breathtaking views of not one, but two valleys, in addition toa meadow below the house site for $595,000. For photo tours and more information please use these Homes For Sale in Pinchot and Lots For Sale in Pinchotlinks. When youre ready to buy or build the home of your dreams, contact one of the talented brokers at Silver Creek by calling us at (828) 743-1999, dropping by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in The Shoppes at CreekSide, or by filling out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to one of Cashiers most unique communities.

Trillium Where Families Belong

A distinctive private community perched high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Trillium touts itself as a special place where getting away from it all feels like finally coming home. Named for a lovely native flowering plant bearing clusters of three leaves and three-petaled flowers, Trillium offers its homeowners three very different and desirable living choices with panoramic mountain, pristine lakefront- or green as far as the eye can see golf course-home sites. A wide variety of homes are available for a myriad of homeowners from maintenance-free golf course condos or stately townhomes on the Village Green for empty nesters and couples, to a lovely cottage in the woods or a rustic mountain-top cabin for families. Lakefront, golf course and mountain home sites are available for future Trillium residents wishing to build their own unique mountain retreat in this sprawling family-friendly community on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

 

Trillium Golf and Lake Community

Trillium Golf and Lake Community

 

There is no shortage of fun for the whole family at Trillium. The communitys award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Morris Hatalsky, offers breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains along with its fair share of challenges. For a less taxing day at the links, the Garden Golf Course is as enjoyable as it is lovely. This par-three course winds through gardens and past waterfalls, combining a tranquil hike with the fun of putting the day away with your family. Located along the shores of stunning Lake Glenville, residents of Trillium also have full-access to water sports from their own personal watercraft or from rentals available from Trilliums fleet of boats, canoes, kayaks and more. Lakeside dining is available at The Landings or al fresco at Trilliums Pavilion. Apple Orchard Park is Trilliums full-service fitness facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, three indoor clay courts and spa offering relaxing massage treatments. And as if that werent enough Trillium also offers a stunning Clubhouse with gourmet dining, miles of hiking trails, creeks and Lake Glenville for fishing, and plenty of planned activities for adults and children. The community is located near the popular resort village of Cashiers, for additional dining, shopping and activities.

To take a tour of Trillium and view mountain-, lake- and golf course-living at its best, call the team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at (828) 743-1999. There is no better time to buy that dream home in the mountains than right now, and Silver Creek can help you realize your dreams. What are you waiting for? Click on this link for homes for sale in Trillium. Call us TODAY!

Find a Golfers Paradise and So Much More at Wade Hampton Golf Club

A striking centerpiece to the upscale community of Wade Hampton Golf Club, the Clubs Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course presents its players with 18 challenging holes and breathtaking views at every turn. The course has received national attention through such high profile magazines as GolfWeek Magazine and Golf Digest Magazine. In 2007, Wade Hampton was recognized as the highest ranked course in all of North Carolina in Golf Digests Americas 100 Greatest Golf Courses. More recently, the course received the #1 ranking in GolfWeek for Best Residential Golf Course in 2009, ranked #54 of the Top 100 Courses in the World, and was hailed as an obvious work of artin an idyllic setting in Links Magazine.

 

Wade Hampton Golf Course

Wade Hampton Golf Course

 

After a great day on the links, a stopover at the Wade Hampton Clubhouse provides its guests with well-appointed dcor and world-class dining, with spectacular views of the golf course and beautiful Chimneytop Mountain. If golfs not your game, there are plenty of other options for fun tennis, swimming, fishing and hiking throughout the stunning natural setting that envelopes the course. Also surrounding the course are lovely mountain cottages framed under a canopy of trees, palatial estates with a birds eye view of the courses best holes, and future home sites ranging from one quarter to over five acres in size. Many of these lots offer beautiful vistas of Whiteside and Chimneytop Mountains.

Named for South Carolina's Civil War Brigadier General, Governor, and U.S. Senator Wade Hampton III (1818-1902), Wade Hampton Golf Club was built upon 600 acres of land parceled from the historic High Hampton grounds near Cashiers in 1984. Now celebrating a quarter of a century as one of Western North Carolina's most sought after luxury communities, Wade Hampton could very well be the site of YOUR next primary residence, vacation home or investment property. Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites you to take a tour of this very special community and its many offerings. For a tour of Wade Hamptons available homes and/or home sites, contact the talented team at Silver Creek at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828-743-1999</a>, drop by our offices located just west of Cashiers Crossroads or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to the opportunity to introduce you and your family to this one-of-a-kind mountain golf community.

* Membership to this exclusive club is by invitation only.

Trillium at Lake Glenville Where Families Belong

A distinctive private community perched high atop the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Trillium touts itself as a special place where getting away from it all feels like finally coming home. Named for a lovely native flowering plant bearing clusters of three leaves and three-petaled flowers, Trillium offers its homeowners three very different and desirable living choices with panoramic mountain, pristine lakefront- or green as far as the eye can see golf course-home sites. A wide variety of homes are available for a myriad of homeowners from maintenance-free golf course condos or stately townhomes on the Village Green for empty nesters and couples, to a lovely cottage in the woods or a rustic mountain-top cabin for families. Lakefront, golf course and mountain home sites are available for future Trillium residents wishing to build their own unique mountain retreat in this sprawling family-friendly community on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

 

Trillium Entrance

Trillium Entrance

 

There is no shortage of fun for the whole family at Trillium. The communitys award-winning 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Morris Hatalsky, offers breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains along with its fair share of challenges. For a less taxing day at the links, the Garden Golf Course is as enjoyable as it is lovely. This par-three course winds through gardens and past waterfalls, combining a tranquil hike with the fun of putting the day away with your family. Located along the shores of stunning Lake Glenville, residents of Trillium also have full-access to water sports from their own personal watercraft or from rentals available from Trilliums fleet of boats, canoes, kayaks and more. Lakeside dining is available at The Landings or al fresco at Trilliums Pavilion. Apple Orchard Park is Trilliums full-service fitness facility with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, three indoor clay courts and spa offering relaxing massage treatments. And as if that werent enough Trillium also offers a stunning Clubhouse with gourmet dining, miles of hiking trails, creeks and Lake Glenville for fishing, and plenty of planned activities for adults and children. The community is located near the popular resort village of Cashiers, for additional dining, shopping and activities.

To take a tour of Trillium and view mountain-, lake- and golf course-living at its best, call the team at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at (828) 743-1999. There is no better time to buy that dream home in the mountains than right now, and Silver Creek can help you realize your dreams. What are you waiting for? Click here to view homes for sale at Trillium. Call us TODAY!

Sapphire Valley, North Carolina

A Jewel of a Find in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Originating as primarily a gold and gem mine town Sapphire, North Carolina is a jewel of a find along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. In the early 19th Century, the Sapphire Valley region was reportedly the nations leading gold producing area until the California Gold Rush of 1849. Conjecture either has it that the town of Sapphire was named for the bounty of beautiful blue gems also found in the local mines or for the crystal blue skies visible above the mountaintops.

In the late 1800s, Pittsburgh entrepreneur E.H. Jennings purchased thousands of acres of wilderness in Western North Carolinas Jackson and Transylvania counties through his venture, the Toxaway Company. The original mission was to build a railroad from Hendersonville to Toxaway to carry the felled timber to the Toxaway Company sawmill, and from there the lumber to the shipping points. It wasnt long before Jennings saw beyond trees for lumber to the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This early visionary decided to create a resort destination, and dubbed the area The Switzerland of the South. He built resorts in nearby Cashiers and Lake Toxaway, as well as the Fairfield Inn on Lake Fairfield in the Sapphire Valley. The Inn, built in the style of a Swiss Alpine Lodge in 1896, was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1982, but had to be closed and torn down after a fire in 1986.

Home to the Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company, Sapphires local tavern was established in 1888 near the Horsepasture River Gold Mine to serve thirsty miners. Now primarily serving thirsty golfers and hungry patrons, great care has been given to preserving the original ambience of this historical brewery. From the saloon flooring, to whisky barrels, to stone blocks in the fireplace all more than a century old much of the original structure has been moved from its initial location to its new position overlooking the beautiful Sapphire National Golf Course.

Sapphire is also home to the historic Camp Merrie-Woode. Since 1919, this very special summer camp has been inspiring girls and young women to appreciate the simple life and natural beauty, while emphasizing the importance of a lifetime of service. Serving thousands of campers since its inception, each individual at Camp Merrie-Woode is valued for who she is and who she will become. Camp Merrie-Woode is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its original Adirondack-style structures.

 

Fairfield Lake, Sapphire Valley NC

Fairfield Lake, Sapphire Valley NC

 

Today, E.H. Jenningss original vision of a resort destination is still alive and well. Although his original beloved Fairfield Inn is no more, Sapphire is perhaps best known for its most popular destination, Wyndham Resort at Fairfield's Sapphire Valley. This outstanding family-friendly resort offers an abundance of amenities and activities, including the 50-acre Sapphire Lake, the 18-hole PGA Sapphire National Golf Course, 9-hole golf course, one indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, ten tennis courts, health club with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, boating and fishing on the lake, horseback riding, game room, massage services, miniature golf and more. The resort has partnered with a number of area communities to share their facilities with local residents. A handful of these communities include Bald Rock, Cedar Hill, Country Club Estates, Deer Run, Eagle Ridge, Falcon Ridge, FiveStone, Fox Run Ridge, Golf Club Estates, Holly Forest I - XIV, Round Hill, Sapphire High, Stonecreek Crossing, The Divide at Bald Rock and Whisper Lake.

Another destination that serves as a major draw to Sapphire and sets it apart from some of the other local communities is the Sapphire Valley Ski Resort. Opportunities to ski or snowboard the slopes rest on the resorts two downhill runs one with a 200 foot vertical drop at 1,600 feet in length, and one considerably milder "bunny hill". The resort also features a fun two-lane tube park called Frozen Falls.

Most importantly, Sapphire stands out fo its natural beauty. Portions of the U.S. National Forestry's Panthertown Valley lie within Sapphire filled with miles of hiking trails, cascading waterfalls and acre after acre of unspoiled forest.

Neighborhoods in Sapphire vary from affordable single-family homes to luxury mountain estates. For more information about Sapphire and its many excellent community offerings, call the team of experienced local brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group at <a href="tel:+18287431999">828.743.1999</a> or drop by our offices in the Shoppes at CreekSide located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads. To view homes and properties for sale, visit our Sapphire Communities and Subdivisions page at www.ncliving.com. We invite you to take advantage of the current buyers market, and find a jewel of your own in WNCs outstanding Sapphire Valley.

Information courtesy of sapphirevalleyresort.com, sapphiremountainbrewingcompany.com and merriewoode.com.

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!

Possibilities abound at Bear Lake Reserve near Cashiers NC

Incredible Real Estate Opportunity Mountain Lake Community in Western North Carolina

Nestled in Western North Carolinas beautiful Tuckasegee Valley and situated along the shoreline of pristine Bear Creek Lake, the secluded 2,100 acre community of Bear Lake Reserve is a true vacationers paradise. Bear Lake Reserve successfully combines the concepts of community, luxury, leisure and nature together with amazing results. Whether seeking a mountain vacation home or a primary residence, Bear Lake Reserve has many options for the discerning homebuyer. Custom home sites are available on the shores of Bear Creek Lake or tucked away within the ancient forest that surrounds her. The 2- to 4-bedroom Craftsman-style cottages are offered in a variety of floor plans in a number of neighborhoods throughout the community ideal for the adventurous growing family or peace-seeking empty nesters. The 2- and 3-bedroom condominiums found at the Mountain Lodge offer awe-inspiring views of the Lake and easy access to the Lake Club. The Lake Club considered to be the crown jewel of Bear Lake Reserve includes a lakefront pool, outdoor community hearth, theater room, fitness center, restaurant and tavern. For a list of some of the homes for sale in Bear Lake Reserve, please click here. If you are interested in purchasing a lot and building your own mountain retreat, please click here. For a complete list of homes and lots for sale in Bear Lake Reserve, please contact one the agents at Silver Creek Real Estate Group.

Bear Lake ReserveThe Bear Lake Golf Club features a 9-hole, 29 par course by Nicklaus Design ? with sweeping 40 mile views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and valley below. While the course provides golfers with its own set of challenges, perhaps the biggest challenge may be to tear your eyes away from the stirring panoramic vistas and keep your eye on the ball. The Amphitheatre at Golden Farm proves a picturesque spot for a wedding or summer concert. Bear Lakes Mill Pond Pavilion is a peaceful outdoor retreat framed by tall white pines, overlooking a mountain stream, trout ponds and the charming ruins of an old springhouse. Family-friendly Bear Creek Park features open hearths for cooking or telling ghost stories in the firelight, babbling brooks for splashing, and a teepee and tree houses for exploring. There is no shortage of things to do at Bear Lake Reserve, but residents are always welcome to enjoy their time at the Lake doing absolutely nothing at all. At the heart and soul of this unique mountain lake community, Bear Creek Lake was constructed by Nantahala Power and Light Company in the mid-1950s to provide hydroelectric power to the area, and has been enjoyed by families in the area ever since. Her 476 acres of crystal blue waters are teeming with trout, bass AND adventure.

Silver Creek Real Estate Group is proud to announce their listing of a fabulous large tract of land an astounding 1,571 acres at the North side of Bear Creek Lake, situated across the lake from Bear Lake Reserve. This incredible tract of land encompasses 4.5 miles of beautiful lake frontage, 2 miles of trout stream and the awe-inspiring 120-foot drop from the Sol Creek Waterfall. Land like this is what has been drawing people to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina since the early 1800s! Developers - just imagine the possibilities!!! To learn more about this incredible real estate opportunity or schedule a tour of the matchless Bear Lake Reserve, contact the talented team of brokers at Silver Creek TODAY! We can be reached by calling 828-743-1999, by e-mailing your request to info@ncliving.com, by filling out our online contact form or by dropping by our offices conveniently located near the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide. We look forward to the opportunity to introduce you to this one-of-a-kind prospect in this one-of-a-kind community.

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

Plateau Pursuits June 2010

As spring gives way to summer in late June and the scent of mountain laurel blends perfectly with the heavenly aroma of hundreds of charcoal grills on a mountain breeze its easy to see (and smell) why the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau has served as a favorite retreat for families for well over a hundred years. Between the rolling hills and scenic views from our many award-winning golf courses, the crystal blue waters of our mountain lakes and streams teeming with trout, the miles upon miles of hiking trails promising endless days of adventure, and our treasure trove of eclectic shops and dining establishments the towns and villages of Western North Carolina offer a welcome haven from the hustle and bustle of life off the mountain. Aside from our many amenities and wealth of natural beauty, there is always a long list of events in and around the area for you and your family to enjoy. They serve as an excellent introduction to this one-of-a-kind corner of the world and the wonderful people who make this community great. Silver Creek Real Estate Group invites YOU to join us up on the mountain this June. For a list of great places to stay and fun things to do here, we welcome you to take a leisurely tour of our website at www.ncliving.com. In the event that you happen across a listing or two that catches your eye, we invite you to call us at 828-743-1999, e-mail us at info@ncliving.com or drop by our offices in the heart of Cashiers in the Shoppes at CreekSide and well take you on a customized tour of this unique slice of Heaven! Mark your calendars for the following June events and happenings:

Events CalendarJune 1- 2:Center for Life Enrichment presents Digging in the Dirt - If you have ever wanted to dig in the dirt and search for artifacts, hoping to uncover a piece of history, this is your chance. Dr. Jane Eastman is taking a group of Western Carolina University students to Spikebuck Mound in Hayesville and has offered a few spaces to CLE. The excavations will focus on a small Cherokee settlement dating from the 1200s. Participants will join this group for two days to assist with the documentation, excavation, and processing of archaeological evidence from the site. Field equipment will be provided, but participants should bring their own work gloves, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Close-toed shoes are required. 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Carpool departs from PAC back parking lot promptly at 8, and returns to Highlands at approximately 5. It is recommended that you either bring a bag lunch or plan to purchase one in Hayesville. Cost:$100 (CLE will donate proceeds to the WCU Archaeology Fund) HURRY! There are only 5 slots available! For more information, visit the CLE website at www.clehighlands.org or e-mail your request to clehighlands@yahoo.com. June 1:Highlands Audobon Society presents a Field Trip to Hale Ridge Road and the Rabun Bald area to look for breeding birds. Meet at the public parking area next to the town hall at 7:30 a.m. For additional information call Brock Hutchins at 828-787-1387. There is no charge to participate June 2:Center for Life Enrichment presents the Southern Highlands Reserve near Toxaway - a private native plant garden and research center dedicated to the preservation, cultivation and display of plants native to the Southern Appalachian Highlands. The Reserve is open to academic and horticulture professionals on an invitation only basis and is graciously offering this special session to the Center for Life Enrichment. Located at an elevation of 4500 ft, the Reserve is divided into two distinct areas, the Core Park and the Natural Woodlands. The Core Park is home to destination gardens such as The Wildflower Labyrinth and Vaseyi Pond and is surrounded by 100 acres of natural woodland that features waterfall and cliff communities. Presenter: John Turner. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carpool departs promptly at 10 and returns approximately at 1:30. Bring a Bag Lunch and walking shoes. Cost: $30 members, $45 non-members. Only 20 slots available. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org. June 3:Highlands Cashiers Land Trust presents Birding with the Audubon an HCLT Eco Tour. Free to HCLT members, $35 for new friends includes lunch and a membership! Call 828-526-1111 or email julie.hitrust@earthlink.net for details. June 3:Highlands Nature Center presents Why am I Concerned about Climate Change (and think you should be to!) by Lenny Bernstein of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Time: 7:00 p.m. Phone: 828-526-2623. For more information, visit www.wcu.edu. June 4, 11:Celebrating the Performing Arts Center Tenth Anniversary PACs Small Stages presents the Highlands-Cashiers Players production of Parallel Lives by Mo Cafney and Kathy Najimy. The play is a series of vignettes addressing womens issues, young and old. All of the parts are played by women - male and female parts! The hilarity ensues as you meet Mad & Syvie, Candida & Mrs. Kenny Rogers, Hank & Karen Sue, the Disney Moms, and more. Variety Magazine called it A smart, provocative show. With Broadway World announced that it is Uproariously funny! Parallel Lives contains adult language and situations. Similar in structure to "Saturday Night Live," it parodies life as we know it. For more information, visit www.highlandsperformingartscenter.org. June 4:Center for Life Enrichment presents BONSAI: The Mini Tree in the Performing Arts Center (downstairs) - Bonsai conjures up images of tranquility and patience. It is a unique living art form enjoyed and practiced by diverse cultures, utilizing the lessons of nature to improve the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of humankind and our relationship to the environment. This presentation will cover the history and horticultural art form of bonsai and will include a demonstration and display of several examples. Presenter: Hubert Jones. Time:10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost: $25 members , $35 non-members. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org. June 5:Kids Fishing Day at Cliffside Recreation Park sponsored by the US Forest Service 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to kids aged 15 and younger. Bring your own rod, reel and bait! Kid's must be accompanied by an adult! June 5:Highlands Cashiers Land Trust presents the 4th Annual Land Trust Day - Treat yourself while supporting local business and your land. Visit our website at www.hicashlt.org for a list of participating Conservation Business Partners. For more information, call 828-526-1111. June 5:Heritage Workshops: Woodworking with Skip Taylor The first in a series of six one-day Saturday workshops at the Cashiers Historical Society; each workshop is $75 per person. Participants can attend one or all; the class sizes are limited to ten people. 9:00 am until early afternoon - please bring your own lunch and snacks. Class subjects include techniques that may have been employed by Mordecai Zachary himself such as edge sharpening basics, hand plane basics, and 18th-19th century hand planning. For more information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org. June 6:Center for Lie Enrichment Annual Preview Party at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Entertainment featuring Nancy Avera, Storyteller portraying Fannie Rollins in the humorous story of a town gossip (as written by John Henry Faulk), as well as a performance by Local Cloggers, Anne Brissey and Pauline Marr. Time: 4:00 till 6:00 p.m. Cost: Open to the public Please R.S.V.P. 828-526-8811. Immediately following the performance will be CLEs 2010 Preview Party for all members and those wishing to join for 2010. Many of our presenters will be in attendance. Hors doeuvres and wine will be served. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org. June 7:SOAR Golf Tournament at Burlingame Country Club. For more information, visit www.soarhighlands.org. Proceeds benefit the Special Operations Warrior Fund. June 8:Heritage Weaving Demonstration: Sheep to Shawl with Debbie Bryant at the Cashiers Historical Society. For more information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org. June 8-11:Highlands Nature Center presents "WOW!- a World of Wonder" for kids ages 4 to 6. Time: 10:00 a.m. - noon daily. Cost: $35 per child. The natural world is an amazing place! Come and have fun as we play nature games, hike through the woods,search for critters, and explore the pond and stream. Who knows what interesting things we may discover!?!? For more information, visit www.wcu.edu. June 10:Highlands Nature Center presents A Wilderness of Possibility And the Possibility of Wilderness with Brent Martin of The Wilderness Society. Time: 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-2623. For more information, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm. June 10:Spring History Ramble with local historian Jane Nardy at the Cashiers Historical Society. For more information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org. June 10:Pinnacle Party at the Cashiers Historical Society. For more information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org. June 10:SOAR Auction at the Highlands Community Center. Proceeds benefit the Special Operations Warrior Fund. Begins at 5:30 p.m. . For more information, visit www.soarhighlands.org. June 11-13:Need a break from stress? Time to yourself to simply think? Join us for a short weekend retreat by yourself or with family and friends. During the self-guided retreat, you decide how to spend your time at The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center. Staff will lead an optional hike and host a campfire with smores, but we want you spend your time doing what you need to do to relax, rejuvenate, or get energized. Call (828) 526-5838 ext 0 or visit www.mountaincenters.org for additional information and pricing. June 12:Arts & Crafts Festival on the Village Green in Cashiers begins at 10 a.m. June 12:Special Operations Adventure Race (SOAR) in Highlands. Includes Sprint Race of 5 - 7 hours including running, rappelling, orienteering, water event, and mountain biking; and Elite Race of 10-12 hours including running, mountain biking, water event, rappelling, and orienteering. For more information please call 828-526-0224 or visit www.soarhighlands.org. June 12: Heritage Workshops: Woodworking with Skip Taylor The second in a series of six one-day Saturday workshops at the Cashiers Historical Society; each workshop is $75 per person. Participants can attend one or all; the class sizes are limited to ten people. 9:00 am until early afternoon - please bring your own lunch and snacks. Class subjects include techniques that may have been employed by Mordecai Zachary himself such as edge sharpening basics, hand plane basics, and 18th-19th century hand planning. For more information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org. June 13-July 3:Highlands Playhouse presents Smokey Joe's Caf A musical theatrical revue by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller - two men who are credited in the invention of Rock n Roll. Their timeless songs provide the basis for this electrifying show that had critics raving and audiences stampeding the box office during its record-breaking Broadway run. Smokey Joes Caf features nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded including hits such as On Broadway, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock,Stand By Me, Spanish Harlem, Love Potion #9and Im A Woman. With each song becoming a trip down the corridors of American culture, Smokey Joes Caf transforms classic pop music into compelling musical theatre. Smokey Joes Caf was nominated for seven Tony Awards and the Original Broadway cast soundtrack, Smokey Joes Caf. Their music won a Grammy Award in 1995. Tickets are $30/person. For more information, call please call 828-526-2695 or visit the Highlands Playhouse online at www.highlandsplayhouse.org. June 14:Highlands Plateau Audubon Society presents Birding Hot Spots - A program featuring members nature pictures and adventure stories beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Highlands Civic Center. For additional information call Brock Hutchins at 828-787-1387. There is no charge to participate. June 15-18:Highlands Nature Center presents "Amazing Animals" for kids ages: 7-10. Time:10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Cost: $45 Per Child. How do birds fly? What is a mammal? Can a turtle come out of its shell? Are spiders insects? Come and find out as we study different animal groups through hands-on activities and field observations. For more information, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm. June 15:Highlands Cashiers Land Trust presents Birding with the Audubon as part of their eco tours series, including guided hikes and day trips. $5 members, $35 new friends. Reservations required: 828-526-1111 June 15:Center for Life Enrichment presents Creative Stenciling at the Morningside Bed & Breakfast. Cant draw? Cant paint? Love color and feel creative? Transform a plain shirt or jacket, customize napkins, accent a wall, monogram your stationary, turn a cast off lamp into a striking accent all this is possible when you explore the many applications of stencils. You will learn how to do a trial board and then plan and execute a project. Stencils and paint supplies for the sample project will be supplied. Bring a shirt, a napkin, notecards and start stenciling. Instructor: Martha Porter Time: 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Cost: $40 members; $50 non members Supplies Included (other than listed above) Only 12 slots available. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org. June 16:Center for Life Enrichment presents Showcasing the Chef at Cyprus Restaurant. Join Chef Nick Figel on a river journey starting in China, traveling on the Mekong River, through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and ending in the Gulf of Thailand. As we pass rice paddies, jungles and the abundant foliage on the river banks from the highlands to the delta, we will explore Southeast Asian cuisine as an expression of Chinese culture. You will help prepare and then, more importantly, dine on delectable dishes from five countries. Time: 12:00 2:30lunch included). Cost: $45 members, $55 non members. Only 24 slots available. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org. June 17:Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Patrons Party at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley @ 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Dust off your pearls and dancing shoes for the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Societys Pawsitively Purrfect Evening. There will be cocktails, dinner, dancing, and a live auction with some pawsitively purrfect items. Auction highlights include resort travel, golf packages, a dinner party in your own home by Two Men and a Grill, jewelry, and artworks. Tickets are $375 per couple and $185.50 per individual - proceeds benefit the CHHS. For more information, call 828-743-5752 or visit www.chhumanesociety.org. June 17:Highlands Nature Center presents Water, Water Everywhere, But is it as Clean as You Think? with Jenny Sanders and Bill McLarney of the Little Tennessee Watershed Association. Time: 7:00 p.m. Phone: 828-526-2623. For more information, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm. June 19:Highlands Plateau Audubon Society presents Birding Hot Spots - A field trip to birding hot spots around Highlands to look for summer resident birds. Meet at the public parking area next to the town hall at 7:30 a.m. For additional information call Brock Hutchins at 828-787-1387. There is no charge to participate. Cashiers Historical Society LogoJune 19: Heritage Workshops: Woodworking with Skip Taylor The third in a series of six one-day Saturday workshops at the Cashiers Historical Society (last three to occur in July); each workshop is $75 per person. Participants can attend one or all; the class sizes are limited to ten people. 9:00 am until early afternoon - please bring your own lunch and snacks. Class subjects include techniques that may have been employed by Mordecai Zachary himself such as edge sharpening basics, hand plane basics, and 18th-19th century hand planning. For more information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org. June 21:Town of Highlands Scholarship Golf Tournament at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club. Registration deadline is June 9th. Send your tax-deductible donation and sign-up information to the Town of Highlands Scholarship Fund, PO Box 460, Highlands, NC 28741; or Wildcat Cliffs Country Club, 770 Country Club Drive, Highlands, NC 28741, attn: Kevin Gabbard, Golf Pro. June 22:Center for Life Enrichment presents Acting Up How to Enrich Your Theater Experience at the Highlands Performing Arts Center (upstairs). Have you ever wondered what it is like to be on the stage? What it takes to be an actor? What goes on behind the scenes? Come join us for a fun filled, informative morning with Ronnie Spilton. We cant promise to make you a star, but we assure you that your play-going experience will be enhanced. Participants will receive one complimentary ticket to one production of the 2010-2011 Highlands Cashiers Players Theater. Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cost: $20 members; $30 non-members. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org. June 22-25:Highlands Nature Center presents Junior Ecologists for kids ages: 11-14. Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 pm daily. Cost: $55 per child. Discover what field biologists do as we conduct real science both at the Biological Station and at off-site locations in the Nantahala National Forest. have Fun measuring the forest, mapping stream salamander communities, studying pond life, collecting insects, performing bird counts, and inventorying small mammal species. For more information, visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm. June 23:Highlands Cashiers Land Trust presents their Village Nature Series in Cashiers. Come learn something new at these free and fun educaional lectures. This lecture features the Wonders of Life with Bill Lea. Time: 6:00 pm. Cost: Free. No reservations required.Call 828-526-1111 or visit www.hicashlt.org for more information. June 24:An Evening in Monte Carlo at the High Hampton Inn - Enjoy an evening on the French Riviera (in Cashiers) that will have you saying Cest Magnifique! REACH of Jackson County presents their seventh annual fundraiser, An Evening In Monte Carlo. The event begins at 6:30 PM, and ends around 10:30 PM. An Evening In Monte Carlo will be filled with music and dancing to the sounds of Hurricane Creek, which has played at several REACH benefits in the past. The evening will also include a buffet dinner, drinks, no-stakes casino-style games and a silent auction featuring many unique items from the area as well as high-adventures experiences. Tickets are $75 and are available by contacting REACH of Jackson County at 631-4466 ext 207, or by visiting United Community Bank in Cashiers. June 24:Highlands Nature Center presents Let's do it: The Sordid Secrets of Avian Sex with Rob Bierregaard of The University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Time: 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-526-2623 or visit www.wcu.edu/hbs/Naturecenter.htm. June 25:Green Living Fair at the Cashiers Village Green featuring green home tours, hikes, eco-fashion show, food, and music. Hosted by Jackson - Macon Conservation Alliance - call (828) 526-9938 ext. 320 for more information. $5 ticket is good for all Friday events in Cashiers and Saturday events in Highlands. June 25-27:A Walk in the Park at Memorial Park Cemetery - Shuttles will depart from the Community Center. Throughout the years, attendees of the Highlands Historical Societys Walk in the Park have learned about the lives of early Highlanders. This years event will focus on the lives of seven talented, energetic women, who were ahead of their time. For more information about the HHS Walk in the Park visit ww.highlandshistory.com. June 26:Music on the Grounds of the Cashiers Historical Society. For more information, visit www.cashiershistoricalsociety.org. June 26:Green Living Fair at Highlands Recreation Park - Vendors, artisans, green home tours, classes, cooking demos, food, and fun kids projects. Hosted by Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance - call (828) 526-9938 ext. 320 for more information. $5 ticket is good for all Friday events in Cashiers and Saturday events in Highlands. June 26:Franc DAmbrosio performs at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands. Critically acclaimed one man show featureing BROADWAY Songs of the Great White Way. Best known as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's award winning musical The Phantom of the Opera, D'Ambrosio's resume includes playing Anthony Corleone, the opera singing son of Al Pacino in the Godfather III and performing as guest artist with many major American orchestras and symphonies. Recognized for his vibrant voice and legato singing, D'Ambrosio is at his best performing on stage for a live audience. Handsome and engaging, he will delight you with his memorable renditions of many of the best loved songs from the Broadway classics. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40/person. For more information, visit www.highlandsperformingartscenter.org. June 29:Center for Life Enrichmnt presents Beginning Drawing at the Highlands Civic Center. Drawing is a learned skill and anyone can do it. With a minimum of supplies you can record your travels visually, represent the things which matter in your environment and have a lifelong relaxing hobby. Drawing is a necessary prerequisite to painting and other art classes. In this class you will learn about contour, negative space, perspective and use of value to create dimension and depth. Supply List: Artist Pencils: 2B, H, and Ebony, a gum eraser, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, and drawing pad 11"x14" or 14"x17". Presenter: Mary Judernatz. Time: 9:30 12:00 p.m. Cost:$75 members; $85 non-members. Only 10 slots available. For more information, visit www.clehighlands.org.