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 Craftsmans Fair
More than 60 craftsmen from North Carolina will be at the Albemarle Craftsmans 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.
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