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Upcoming community events benefiting
The Literacy & Learning Center


Please check back at a later date for future events.

Past Events


Highlands Twilight 5K

Benefiting The Literacy & Learning Center


Hosted by the Rotary Club of Highlands, this undulating course begins at Kelsey Hutchinson Founders Park, and is friendly to all levels. Early packet pickup will be on Friday the 18th from 4 - 5:30 pm.

Saturday, August 19
6 - 10 pm
$30 early registration


Soiree for Pre-K

Benefiting Our New NC-Certified Pre-K Program!


The event will feature the amazing Steel Toe Stiletto!

Come out and support this worthy cause

with dinner, drinks, and dancing

to your favorites with friends!

Saturday, July 22
5:30 pm until
$250 per person


Saturday, June 10
6 - 9 pm

Wildcat Cliffs Country Club

Highlands Motoring Festival Gala

Spend the evening socializing with others who share your passion for classic automobiles. Enjoy spirits and spirited conversation with a sit down diner, auction, and program featuring Brian Redman discussing his career in racing the great racetracks around the world!

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Thursday, February 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Highlands Community Building
869 N 4th St.
(next to the ballfield)

For the Love of Learning Bingo

Bingo is returning to the plateau! This year, Highlands Rotary Club has selected The Literacy & Learning Center as the beneficiary for the first Rotary bingo night for 2023.


Each game card can be purchased for $1, with 15 games being held during the evening, culminating in the final SUPER BINGO round.


Join in the fun with family and friends as you play for a chance to win cash prizes! In compliance with NC law, 50% of the funds raised in each game go to the winners, so don’t miss this opportunity to mingle, play, and pocket some spending money all the while as you contribute to a local non-profit. Working to enrich lives and expand the knowledge of children, adults, and families through diverse educational programs that advance literacy in its many forms and to promote lifelong learning, TL&LC helps grow an informed and empowered community.


Beyond the fun of participating, there is also the opportunity to support TL&LC by becoming a table sponsor. For only $100, your generosity will be displayed through table sponsorship signs and related marketing campaigns. To become a sponsor, simply contact Jenni Edwards, Development Officer at

Golf Ball Drop by The Literacy & Learning Center

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Saturday, November 12th, 2022
11:00am - 5:00pm

Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park
411-499 Pine St, Highlands, NC 28741

The Literacy & Learning Center will be hosting a Golf Ball Drop fundraiser that will take place at Kelsey & Hutchinson Park in Highlands, where one lucky winner, whose ball lands closest to the target will receive $5,000! Festivities will begin at the park with live music, drinks, food, and fun games that the whole family can enjoy! At the end of the evening, the golf balls will be dropped from a Highlands Fire Department truck ladder, and the ball closest to the target will win the grand prize!


Balls are available for purchase at $10 each and there is no limit to the number of balls one individual can purchase in order to increase their odds. Additionally, you do not have to be present to win. A live stream will be available for you to watch the drop from home!


Through fundraisers like this, grants, and donations from the community, The Literacy & Learning Center is able to provide free educational programs to individuals of all ages. The mission of The Literacy & Learning Center is to enrich lives and expand the knowledge of children, adults, and families through diverse educational programs that advance literacy in its many forms and promote lifelong learning, which results in an informed and empowered community.


Randall Atcheson Concert

Patron Party: Highlands Country Club,

October 8th 

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Concert: Highlands Performing Arts Center,

October 9th

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Join us for an unforgettable evening with world-renowned 

concert pianist, Randall Atcheson. Randall's performance will 

be one of the first shows to be presented at the new 

Highlands Performing Arts Center!

Randall Atcheson is the epitome of a musical Renaissance man.  His gift of communicating the beauty of music in various forms has led to a decidedly versatile career as a much-sought-after artist in the classics as well as in pop and the sacred repertoire. Atcheson is the only person in the history of the prestigious Juilliard School of Music in New York City to receive simultaneous degrees in both piano and organ. He is a Steinway Artist, has recorded sixteen albums, performed on five continents, played for three Presidents, and has performed fourteen solo concerts at Carnegie Hall. He is an avid runner, has run the New York Marathon, and ran almost 5,00 miles last year. With an extraordinary gift that he openly credits to his Creator, he raises well-crafted music to the level of greatness and he takes masterpieces and makes them unforgettable


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