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Old Edwards Inn and Spa will host a Fall Fashion Show Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 8. The new Farm Pavilion will be set up with a stage and runway where Acorns Boutique will debut its spectacular array of fall designer fashions and accessories for women of all ages and body types.

It all starts with a champagne arrival and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a delicious plated lunch by Executive Chef Johannes Klapdohr. Guest speaker, Richard René Silvin will speak about his friendship with the Duchess of Windsor and her impact on fashion. Silvin served as the Duchess’s personal escort in Paris after the death of the Duke in 1972.

After the show, guests are invited to Acorns Boutique to sip champagne and start sprucing up their fall wardrobe with a 10% discount. The Spa Boutique will also be offering a 10% discount on non-sale products during fashion week from Sept. 8 through Sept. 15.


Do you think you have what it takes to be the very first Highlands Idol?

The Highlands High School Beta Club is sponsoring the first ever Highlands Idol to benefit Relay For Life “Singing for a Cause.” Highlands Relay is looking for amateur singers/performers to perform in the first Highlands Idol.

This event is open to individuals, groups and bands of all ages. On Aug. 13, all acts will perform at the Highlands school gym. On Aug. 19, The top three acts will perform at Highlands Relay For Life Event.


— Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 2-4

"Making Lively Pots: Altering the Form and Surface of Freshly Thrown Pots", Gay Smith (Artist-in-Residence), 10 am-4 pm. Medium: clay Level: intermediate to advanced Participants will work with methods of squaring, ovaling, fluting, and faceting, lidded forms too. Students will also learn how to trim an oval. Finishing touches and attachments, like handles and feet, enhancing and completing the pots will be a special feature of the class. Raw glazing, single firing, firing a soda kiln, and aesthetics will be discussed. Tuition: $325 members/$350 non-members.


Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia, Dillard comes alive with the best the southeast has to offer for the Bluegrass enthusiast. Featuring world class barbeque teams competing in the Georgia State Championship Cook-off sanctioned by the KCBS.

Live entertainment begins at 1 p.m. Friday continuing until 9 p.m. with the opening ceremonies at 3 p.m. Saturday music begins at 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Gate opens at 10 a.m. both days. Admission is $10 per person ages 12 and over. Two day admission is $15 per person. Children under 12 are free.


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