Highland Center Is A Happenin’ Place During Maple Festival

Monterey, VA – There’s lots going on at The Highland Center during Maple Festival. There’s music, food and more and the Center itself is a great piece of Highland County history. On the first Saturday of Maple Festival, March 13, bluegrass band 220 South will do a show from 1 to 3. That’s followed by a performance by the Little Switzerland Cloggers from 3:15 to 4:15. Show your Maple Festival key chain for admission. Key chains can be purchased at the door. On Saturday evening at 7, stop by for a jazz performance by a young vocalist from Washington DC, Lena Seikaly along with guitarist Royce Campbell. Admission is $10.00. The Highland Center has additional entertainment scheduled for the second Saturday of Maple Festival.

The Highland Center was built in 1922 and served as a school until 1997. The Center is in the midst of renovation. The Center serves as a location to host events, such as those that are part of Maple Festival. It’s also a non profit, that offers small business counseling, a commercial kitchen, a farmers’ market and a youth employment program.

The Highland Center is open on Saturdays only during the Maple Festival. The Center is located on Spruce Street in Monterey.

Click on the story above for events happening at the Highland Center on the second Maple Fest Saturday.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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