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Upcoming Events
November 1st- December 14th:
Winter Gear Drive & Angel Tree 
All donations will be given to the Highland County Department of Social Services to disperse.

Saturday, November 10th 9am- 3p - 2nd Annual Caregivers Seminar 
A Practical Skills Workshop for Caregivers  (details below)   
There is no charge for this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required.
Sunday, November 11th, 3:00pm- Concert to Honor Caroline Smith
Featuring Richard Williams Trio and Wanda Taylor - the event will recognize the Louis Coiner Leadership Award winner, Caroline Smith
November 27th- GIVING TUESDAY!
Start the Holiday Season by giving to The Highland Center on Giving Tuesday!

Saturday, December 1st, 9:00am- 1:00pm- Wintertide Farmers' Market (& Santa Claus!)
Head to The Highland Center before or after the Christmas Parade downtown!  The Highland County Chamber of Commerce will   
See all our upcoming events HERE 
 Winter Gear Drive & Angel Tree

The Highland Center recently met with the Department of Social Services to identify needs in the community. 

- We learned that there are children and adults in our county that cannot afford a winter coat, boots or other cold weather gear. 

- We also discovered that SNAP/Food Stamps do not cover the cost of things like body lotion/soap, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and more.

Starting November 1st,  The Highland Center's Winter Gear and Household Goods Drive will begin accepting donations.  We are asking for new or gently used coats and boots, for adults and children.

The Highland Center will also have an Angel Tree with products listed that are needed for those in the community.  Please stop by The Highland Center!

All donations will be given to the Highland County Department of Social Services to disperse. Please call Jessica Durovy at 468-1922 with questions.


Giving Tuesday is November 27th!

Start the Holiday Season by giving to The Highland Center on Giving Tuesday!
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

We rely on support like yours! 

Please, consider donating to us ONLINE or by sending a check made payable to The Highland Center to P.O. Box 556 Monterey, VA 24465

*Also, don't forget that you can designate The Highland Center as your charity of choice through amazon.com!  Click here to set it up!*

Wintertide Farmers' Market  
(& Santa's Visit!)

Join us on December 1st starting at 9am for our annual Winter Farmer's Market-  inside The Highland Center in the Grand Auditorium!   

 We are thrilled to announce that The Highland County Chamber of Commerce is bringing Santa Claus back to The Highland Center!  The Wintertide Christmas Parade will begin at 10am with the route ending at The Highland Center where Santa will be available to take pictures with children.  More details can be found on the Chamber Website: www.highlandcounty.org   
Claire Sax, the new Director of Center Operations spoke about the upcoming winter events and said, "The partnership between The Highland Center and The Highland County Chamber of Commerce has been long standing and I'm excited to continue our relationship through events like this. I hope that our community will come visit with Santa Claus and take the opportunity to purchase local goods for the holiday season." 


November 11th Concert:  
Honoring Caroline Smith
 Featuring The Richard Williams Trio & Wanda Taylor 

The Sunday, November 11th concert by the Richard Williams Trio and Wanda Taylor will recognize the Louis Coiner Leadership Award winner, Caroline Smith.  
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge will sponsor the free 3 pm concert at the Highland Center.
"The Foundation," according to Dan Layman, President and CEO, "wants to give the residents of Highland County an opportunity to participate in recognizing Caroline for her community leadership."  
The Louis Coiner Leadership Award was established by the Foundation in 2002. According to Layman, "The award is to recognize residents of Staunton and Waynesboro and the counties of Augusta, Highland and Nelson who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary history of altruism and community leadership, particularly by advancing the community's charitable interest."    
Caroline Smith is the third recipient in the sixteen years history of the award. Smith was presented with the award at the June 5th meeting of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge. The November 11 event is the first public recognition of her award.
Betty Mitchell, Executive Director of the Highland Center, said in her nomination of Smith for the award, "Caroline's impact to the community is multi-faceted, broad and deep. She supports infrastructure projects that create opportunities for many and gives her time to others, personally encouraging them in their growth."
Jason Canze, president of the Highland County Arts Council, seconded Mitchell's assessment of Smith's community involvement. "We are very pleased to use our November 11 concert to recognize of our board member and treasurer, Caroline Smith. She has been crucial to the success of the Council as well as to many other community organizations."
As part of the award, the Foundation has set aside $10,000 to be given to the nonprofit organizations selected by Smith. The grants will be presented at the end of the 3 pm concert.
The concert will be the second time that the Richard Williams Trio has performed at the Highland Center. This time the trio will be joined by vocalist Wanda Taylor. The Trio is supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.   
The concert is free, but donations will gratefully be accepted and used for the work of the Highland County Arts Council. 

For more information, please visit www.highlandcountyartscouncil.org 
Caregivers Seminar   
November 10, 2018 

The 2nd Annual Caregivers Seminar will be held on Saturday, November 10th 2018 and is focused on 'Practical Skills Workshop for Caregivers'
  The event starts at 9am and ends at 3p.  Lunch from The Curly Maple is provided.
There is no charge for this event, but PRE-REGISTRATION is required. To register, call Kathy Solomon 540-468-3693 or Sharon Hevener 540-468-3608
New Year's Eve Party!    
Looking for a place to ring in 2019?  Look no further!  Join us for another New Year's at The Highland Center!

A family friendly party from 7-8:30pm (enjoy light appetizers, a bubbly toast and kid friendly activities) with an "early bird" ball drop at 8:30pm.

Adults that want to ring in 2019 at midnight can enjoy an event starting at 9pm: heavy hors d'oeuvres, a champagne toast and a beer/cider/wine cash bar.