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Creatures featured at talk

OCT. 25 Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Creatures featured at talk

The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island, S.C., offers “Fangs and Stangs: Insects and Other Animals That Bite and Sting” at 3 p.m. Oct 25, with naturalist Marvin Bouknight talking about yellow jackets, no-see-ums, spiders, lizards, snakes and other “scary” creatures. Cost: $7; reservations required: 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Details: www.coastaldiscovery.org.

OCT. 26-28 Elizabeth City

Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair

More than 60 craftsmen from North Carolina will be at the Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair, Oct. 26-28 at Knobbs Creek Recreation Center, 200 Ward St. in Elizabeth City. Besides showing and selling their wares, all will also demonstrate their crafts – from woodwork and doll making to custom fishing rods and hand-tied flies. Admission: $4; $3 for students (any age with ID) and 65 and older. Details: www.albemarlecraftsmansfair.com.


OCT. 27 Raleigh

Creepy, crawly critters

Get an up-close look at spiders and snakes – and info about them from experts – Oct. 27 at the N.C. Natural History Museum, 11 W. Jones St., in downtown Raleigh. The Natural History Halloween event, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., is free to attend; it includes games and activities for kids and a costume contest for 12 and younger. Details: www.naturalsciences.org.


STARTS NOV. 14 Myrtle Beach

Rocky time at Carolina Opry

Rocky Fretz – long a featured artist in the regular and holiday shows at The Carolina Opry – returns for a glitz-free Fretz-only show at 2 p.m. most Wednesdays, Nov. 14-Jan. 2. Cost: $29.95. Details: www.thecarolinaopry.com.

John Bordsen

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