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Now on to February's events...


Transylvania Arts Council
349 S Caldwell St, Brevard
February 6-27, 9:30am-4:30pm

Most artists draw inspiration from nature. The wide array of pieces in this TC Arts sponsored exhibition consider the elements of wood, wind and water in a variety of interesting and attractive ways. The opening night reception will be held February 6, from 5-7pm.

Find your inspiration here

Nature Nuts: Animal Senses
Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education
Wednesday, February 11, 9-11am

Kids looking to find out more information about their favorite furry friends in the world around them could do worse than spend the morning in this fun, informative class. Ages 4-7.

Spidey sense tingling? Learn more here.

Sea Kayaking At Lake Jocassee
Headwaters Outfitters
February 19 & 26, 8am

National Geographic Magazine has called Lake Jocassee one of the “Last Great Places On Earth.” Get a rare, up-close glance at this wide lake surrounded by magnificent gorges on the southern end of Transylvania County with this all-day sea kayaking adventure. Paddlers will enjoy hiking, boating, a gourmet lunch and taking in one of the most rugged, beautiful landscapes in Western North Carolina. 

Float on this way for more details.

Love The Arts: An Enchanted Evening
Porter Center For The Performing Arts
Brevard Collage
Saturday, February 21, 6-9pm

Looking for a chance to put on the Ritz and take your sweetheart to a swanky soiree? Brevard College’s Fine Arts Department has you covered. This gala, black-tie benefit for the Brevard College Fine Arts department offers a silent auction, hors d’oeurvres, spirits and a glamorous opportunity to endow a new generation of great artists with the tools they need to make something wonderful.

Grab your top hat and dance this way


Anything Goes: The Sounds of Cole Porter
Porter Center for the Performing Arts
Brevard College
Sunday, February 22, 3-4:30pm

Whether night or day, it’s never the wrong time or the wrong place for a classic Cole Porter standard. The Brevard Philharmonic will bring a selection of Porter’s most delightful, delicious and de-lovely favorites to life at this matinee performance. 

Begin at the beguine and find your tickets here.

The Boys in Autumn
Brevard Little Theatre
Jan 30 - Aug 15

This Brevard Little Theatre Production revisits Mark Twain's classic boyhood pals years after their childhood adventures. Written by Bernard Sabath and directed by Al Edick, The Boys in Autumn reveals Huck and Tom in a reflective mood as they look back on their lives...and share some surprising secrets.

For show times and dates, click here.

My Transylvania is a new regular feature, highlighting places and experiences that make the Land of Waterfalls so special. This month's spotlight is on a great waterfall that’s only slightly off the beaten track.


What is it?: An easy hike to a beautiful waterfall.

Starting Point: High Falls Parking Lot, DuPont State Recreational Forest

Directions: From the parking lot, head into the forest on Buck Forest Road. You’ll pass through the covered bridge and continue straight on Buck Forest Road (not taking the bend to the right, which is Conservation Road). Soon, you’ll cross Grassy Creek. Turn left on Lake Imaging Road. After a short distance, you’ll come to Grassy Creek Falls trail. Take another left. Then follow it to the top of the falls. There are a couple of unmarked, but easily recognizable trails that lead down to the base of the falls. 

What makes it special: Grassy Creek Falls is one of those places that’s actually hidden in plain sight. Overshadowed by popular Triple Falls and High Falls, it’s easier to get to than its more famous brethren. And because it’s not well known, you likely won’t have lots of company. If you’re the adventurous sort, descend to the base. You can then work your way back up a series of boulders to a nearly perfect swimming hole and a mini-version of Sliding Rock. As always, exercise extreme caution. Rocks and boulders can be slippery and granite doesn’t give. 

The Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival, March 13-15

(March 13-15) will bring spectacular camera work, real life edge-of-seat cliff thrills and nail-biting excitement to Transylvania adventure junkies. Experience death-defying feats from the comfort of your seat at the Porter Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale soon. Buy early to make sure you won’t miss the excitement. 
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