OCT. 5-7 Smithfield
Ava Gardner Festival
Smithfield native Ava Gardner and Gregory Peck co-starred in The Great Sinner, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and On the Beach, and both are in the spotlight at the annual Ava Gardner Festival Oct. 5-7 in Smithfield. The three films will be screened; guided heritage tours Oct. 6 ($12) of Gardner-related sites will be held throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. All-day admission to the museum, at 325 E. Market St.: $5. Details: www.avagardner.org.
OCT. 6 Dillsboro
Colorful leaves, artists on display
Autumns colors and flavors are celebrated Oct. 6 at the ColorFest: Art & Taste of Appalachia festival in downtown Dillsboro. The 10 a.m.-4 p.m. event showcases area artists. Area musicians and street entertainers will also be featured. Leaf coloration is often prime in the Dillsboro (Jackson County) area this week. Details: www.mountainlovers.com.
OCT. 5 Pawleys Island, S.C.
The Pawleys Island Wine Gala, staged from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at The Reserve golf clubhouse in Pawleys Island, S.C., will feature nearly 100 wines from around the world, hors doeuvres, a three-hour dessert tasting and live entertainment. Tickets $100 are available at www.pawleysmusic.com.
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