Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

Festivals and Expos through June 21

North Carolina

Blowing Rock, Through June 14. “Day Out with Thomas” at Tweetsie Railroad. Details:

Carolina Beach, June 11, June 18. Fireworks by the Sea & Boardwalk Blast. Details: (click “Events Calendar”).

Winston-Salem, June 11-13. Texas Pete Twin City RibFest. Details:

Highlands, June 11-14. Highlands Motoring Festival. Details:

Washington, June 12-13. Washington Summer Festival. Details: (search for “Washington Summer Festival”).

Tryon, June 12-13. Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival. Details:

South Carolina

Greenville, June 12-21. Chautauqua History Alive Festival. Details:

Columbia, June 14-21. Southeastern Piano Festival. Details:

Cowpens, June 17-20. Might Moo Festival. Details:

Charlotte June 9

Presentation Tuesday on exploring Italy

Charlotte’s Nada Vergili a native of Florence, Italy, operates Nada’s Italy; a tour company that books more than two dozen customized trips to Italy every year. At the June 9 Magellan Travel Club meeting, she will give a free presentation about how novice as well as seasoned vacationers can make the most of a trip to Italy, especially the “undiscovered” Puglia region (the Italian peninsula’s “boot heel”). Her presentation begins at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the fellowship hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Reservations are not required. Details: Bob Taylor, 704-906-6483 or

John Bordsen

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