Highlands Center Programs and Events

Calendar of 2015 Events - We and our partners offer the following activities:


Partners and volunteer paint at Highlands Fest 2012

Joyce Johnson

Walk: Truro's Cold War Past: Sundays, at 3pm July 5 through August 30. 1½ hours, ¾ mile. Free. Tour the former North Truro Air Force Station. Learn about the role the area played in our Cold War past, as well as its future as the Highlands Center.

Payomet Performing Arts Center

Payomet has planned a dynamic & engaging 17th summer season with children's classes, theater & music at their Highlands Center tent from mid-June to mid-September.

Catch a nationally known musician, have your kids take part in circus camp.

There is a great variety of offerings this year, so please refer to their calendar and website.

Call 508-487-5400 for tickets or view www.payomet.org

Fired Up at the Castle Hill Kiln

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill will hold 3 firings of its wood-fired kiln at the Highlands Center.

Firing June 28, 29, & 30 with unloading July 4

Firing August 16, 17, & 18 with unloading August 22

Firing October 10, 11, & 12 with unloading October 16

To participate in one of the 2015 firings - see www.castlehill.org

Highlands Fest 2015 will be held on Saturday, June 27 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Join us for the engaging, participatory Highlands Fest 2015 special event to celebrate the Highlands Center "Sprouting Forth" as a destination for ecological understanding, art, green living and healthy physical activity.

Past Events

Highlands Fest 2014: Taking Root - Saturday, June 28 10AM - 2PM free.

Ranger-Led Walk: Truro Treasures Weekend Tour: Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 from 10-11 AM.

Highlands Fest 2013:Weathering Change in our Air, Land & Sea


DOE ARM Climate Research Facility (July 2012 - July 2013)

The Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Monitoring System Mobile Climate Research Facility has been engaged in a one-year deployment at Highlands Center. The goal was to study aerosols - tiny particles in the air such as dust, soot and sea salt - to improve understanding of how aerosols effect Earth's climate.

Learn more about ARM at their website. Or view the video below with excerpts from a NPR interview with Principal Investigator Dr. Larry Berg.


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