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Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 14th  1pm-3pm: 
Alzheimer's Workshop:
How to Prevent and Reverse a Disease We All Fear
- Brought to you by Positive Momentum LLC 
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Saturday, April 14th  7:30pm-9pm:  
Jazz Singer, Stephanie Nakassian
- Brought to you by the Arts Council of Highland County 

Wednesday, April 18th- 5pm:
 Pre-Season Vendor Meeting 
Join us for a great information session covering topics such as:  
- Becoming a vendor 
- Marketing your product 
- Donating excess produce


Celebrating & Sharing the Arts

Over 20 years ago, The Highland Center and Arts council formed a partnership to support and engage the community through artist workshops, performances, classes and camps. 

With the recent renovation of The Highland Center, we have come together again in an effort to put the finishing touches on our Auditorium Space. Our $40,000 campaign will provide:

- wall hanging system to feature local art
- portable tiered staging 
- panels for better acoustics
- improved lighting & sound system
- comfortable seating
- back of stage panels

We are thrilled to announce that between our organizations, we have a kickoff gift of $5,000 towards our campaign.  If we are able to fund an additional $30,000- a generous donor has agreed to provide the final $5,000.


The Arts Council & Highland Center invite you to take part in an exciting opportunity to support both organizations through our "Take- A- Seat" campaign. Seat sponsorship will generate funds needed to outfit our performance/event space before summertime.  

You have the opportunity to "Take-A-Seat" in the spotlight and enjoy having your name, a sentiment, anniversary date, or name of a person you wish to honor on a plaque showcased in our auditorium.
  • $150- Dedication of 1 seat
  • $250-Dedication of 2 seats
  • $1,000- Dedicates of a row of seats (10 in total)

Our campaign runs through June 1st. What better way to show your love than by giving a gift in honor of someone special?   

Board Member Feature     
Welcome, Dr. Carol S. Fenn!

Dr. Carol S. Fenn is a native of the Shenandoah Valley, where she grew up on a dairy farm in Augusta County with her parents and three sisters. She has spent her career in teaching and education leadership.

Carol is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a bachelor's degree in education; she earned a master's degree in Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University, and received a doctorate in 2002 in Education Leadership and Administration at the University of Virginia.

She has 38 years of experience in Virginia school divisions in many diverse capacities: as a teacher, reading specialist, elementary and middle school principal, director of elementary education, technology, gifted programming, curriculum and development, preschool administration, and has served as a leader of principals in the assistant superintendent capacity and as Division Superintendent of Rockingham County Public Schools.

Carol recently retired in July 2017 and now resides in Monterey. We welcomed her on the Board of Directors in early 2018.

Pre-Season Vendor Meeting

Highland Farmers' Market Announcement!

Join us for a Pre-Season Vendor Meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:00pm.

Located at The Highland Center in Monterey, Virginia.

Returning vendors, as well as new vendors are encouraged to join us in celebrating our 21st season with 22 markets this year!

RSVP to farmersmarket@htcnet.org, 540-468-1922.
Interested in becoming a vendor?
Visit our website thehighlandcenter.org/farmers-market to learn more! 
Chef Dan's Corner   

Don't forget to join us for a wonderful Easter Brunch starting at 10am on April 1st! 

Reservations are strongly recommended for Easter Weekend: 540-468-2143

Executive Director Update

It's wonderful to have such a great team of Board members, volunteers, and staff who carry out the array of Center programs and capital projects. 
As summer approaches, we ask you to help us recruit new talent to the area -to fill staff and Intern positions.  We are amazed at what our past Interns have accomplished through their focused attention and passion for special projects.  Positions from Resource Development to Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation to Culinary/Hospitality to Community Development and Highland Inn Renovation internships are available. 
Former interns have reported that these are great opportunities to learn about the inner workings of a nonprofit and make their mark on community programs.

 If you, or someone you know is interested in these positions,  check out
www.thehighlandcenter.org for full descriptions, or email highlandcenter@htcnet.org  for more information. 
 -Betty M. Mitchell 
 Executive Director