Education Programs at The Village Green

Kid’s Art Intro

The Village Green along with Cashiers’ School of the Arts, led by Tim Wommick, is an immersive arts education class for children ages 5-10 in the Cashiers-Highlands area. Each class features local, regional, and nationally acclaimed artists who instruct the children on ALL aspects of art such as: The Art of Dance, Who Has Rhythm, The Art of Politeness, The Art of Gardening, The Art of The Written Word, The Art of Cooking, etc. 

Kid’s Art Intro is in its first session, and we look forward to a 2022 Spring Session as well. 

$50 per child covers all 9 classes and all supplies! 

If your child has any interest in the arts, please email to register!

Cashiers Greenway Ramble Storywalk

The StoryWalk™ was made possible through a collaboration between Vision Cashiers, The Village Green, The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Library, and The Literary Council of Cashiers. A StoryWalk™ provides an outdoor adventure that champions reading along with family connection, health, and wellness.

The StoryWalk™ is part of the Cashiers Greenway Ramble. Cashiers Greenway Ramble is an extensive network of trails, sidewalks, and pedestrian-friendly roads connecting Cashiers’ in-town parks, commercial districts, and community buildings. A major section of the Ramble known as the Salamander Loop is located in The Village Green. Conveniently park once and walk!  To learn more visit the Ramble website. You can also download a PDF map here.

Village Nature Series

The Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and The Village Green sponsor a series of lectures each summer. Visitors and residents learn about wildlife in the area and the various features of their natural habitats. Previous subjects include raptors, black bears, and reptiles. The Village Nature Series will begin at 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month from May through September at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.

Adult Extended Learning Classes (SCHEDULE COMING SOON!)

Check back in soon for any upcoming classes!

Find That Bird! (COMING SOON!)

In collaboration with the Audubon Society of The Plateau, The Village Green will begin a family-friendly activity within the park to Find That Bird! This Eye Spy type of activity encourages your child to take in their surroundings and listen to, look for, and find both migratory and stationary bird species within The Green! If your child finds ALL 25 birds each season, they can bring their card please email to redeem for a special prize!

Geocaching (COMING SOON!)

Community Events

Free Family Movie Nights

On the third Friday from January – March we hold Free Family Movie Night at The Village Green. All featured movies are rated G, and are new and classic family favorites! We encourage you to bring your own chairs, blankets, or your choice of comfortable seating as well as drinks and snacks. The Village Green will have popcorn, a small assortment of movie theatre candy, and water available for purchase. 

The Village Green Market

Fill your basket with naturally raised meat and dairy items, fresh eggs, jams, pickles, freshly baked bread and delicious granola.  Set your table with fresh-cut flowers that morning or plant your entryway with locally grown perennials.  Always fresh.  Always local. 

Groovin’ on The Green

Every Friday from Memorial Day through September we have Groovin’ on The Green – A FREE community event featuring singer/songwriters and bands of all genres! Click on the title above to check out the full 2022 Groovin’ Season Schedule!

Cashiers’ Plein Air Festival

Nationally acclaimed painters from throughout the country set up their easels to capture the beauty of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau landscape and quaint mountain lifestyle. This type of outdoor location painting is known as en plein air, French for open air.

During this week-long event, artists set up their easels in and around Cashiers to create original art depicting the area. These unique paintings are displayed for viewing and sale at The Village Green Commons. Other highlights include a special patron party, the Palette to Palate Affair, as well as live demonstrations by the artists.

Cashiers Plein Air Classes (Open to the public)

Check-in soon for our upcoming 2022 Plein Air Classes!

Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

This fall festival celebrates the leaves beginning to change in the beautiful mountain village of Cashiers. This popular and free event welcomes 100 artisans and merchants to the park. Visitors will find unique handcrafted wood, pottery, jewelry and much more on display and for purchase throughout the weekend. Food, drink, live music and a juried art show add to the festive spirit of this event. The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, October 7 – 9, 2022.

Gobblin’s on The Green and Trunk or Treat

A frightfully fun family-friendly Halloween event! Enjoy delicious culinary delights from the food truck, plus lots of fun and games, and tricks and treats! Be sure to dress up in your most creative costume. Prizes will be awarded for the best boy, girl, and human/canine duo.

Gobble on The Green

Turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie, football, and family time … there are so many reasons to love Thanksgiving! Did we mention pie? Each family has its own activities and traditions to look forward to. The Village Green offers a 5K Run/Walk turkey-trot, Gobble On the Green.

Cashiers’ Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Festival of Lights

Visitors to The Village Green enjoy twinkling light displays and festive decorations from Thanksgiving Weekend until New Year’s Day. The park becomes a winter wonderland to make your spirits merry and bright!