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NOV. 7 Charlotte

‘Appalachian Trail’ coming to town

As part of its membership drive, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy will screen the National Geographic film “America’s Wild Spaces: The Appalachian Trail” at Charlotte’s Crownpoint Theater, 9630 Monroe Road, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Guest speakers include Trevor “Zero/Zero” Thomas, a blind long-distance hiker, author and motivational speaker. The two-hour event will include raffles and prizes. Suggested admission: $30. Details/reservations: www.appalachiantrail.org/discover (enter promo code PRATC12 to receive $5 off reservation).


NOV. 11 Camden, S.C.

Civil War archaeology

Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site will host a free program at the Kershaw House from 3-5 pm Nov. 11 on “Civil War Naval Operations and Shipwrecks in South Carolina.” South Carolina State Underwater Archaeologist James Spirek will discuss various wartime operations of the Union and Confederate navies and the related archaeological remains activities, including the sinking of the stone fleets off Charleston, blockade running, and gunboats lost in the rivers. Historic Camden is at 222 Broad St., Camden, S.C. Details: www.historic-camden.net.


NOV. 8-11 Wilmington

Festival salutes N.C. filmmaking

The annual Cucalorus Film Festival will salute home-grown moviemakers Nov. 8-11 at various locations in Wilmington. More than 25 percent of the festival’s 190 films scheduled for screening have connections to North Carolina. During the festival’s run, 53 full-length documentary and narrative feature films, 105 short films and 36 music videos from 15 countries will be shown. Guest filmmakers will share insights during question-answer sessions that follow screenings. Details: www.cucalorus.org.

John Bordsen

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