FESTIVALS Through Aug. 16
Emerald Isle, Aug. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Emerald Fest. Details: www.seasideartscouncil.com.
Jefferson, Aug 2-3. Old Time Bluegrass Fiddlers Convention. Details: http://bit.ly/14E68T3.
Southern Pines, Aug. 2-30. Fine Arts Festival of Moore County. Details: www.mooreart.org.
Columbia, Aug. 10. Southeastern Toy Soldier Show at the S.C. State Museum. Details: http://bit.ly/1aH2GXF.
Bluffton, Aug. 16. Dog Days of Summer. Details: www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.
NOW OPEN Beech Mountain
Museum chronicles rise of resort area
The Beech Mountain History Museum opened July 16 in the same-name Western North Carolina town. The museum, in the former Works of Wood building at 305 Beech Mountain Parkway, is a project of the Beech Mountain Historical Society. The initial exhibit, “Mile-High Vision: the Birth of Beech as a Resort,” uses photos, maps and memorabilia to showcase the area’s development. Besides the growth of skiing, the exhibit has a section devoted to the Land of Oz theme park that operated there in the 1970s. Hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission: Free. Details: www.facebook.com/beechmountainhistoricalsociety; firstname.lastname@example.org
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