Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

North Carolina

Swansboro, Nov. 14. Swansboro by Candlelight. Details: (search for “Swansboro by Candlelight:).

Bryson City, Nov. 14. Heritage Arts Holiday Festival. Details:

Raleigh, Nov. 20-22. Raleigh Antiques Extravaganza. Details:

Lumberton, Nov. 21. Christmas Parade. Details: (scroll “Calendar of Events”).

South Carolina

St. Helena Island, Nov. 12-14. Penn Center Heritage Days Celebration. Details:

Myrtle Beach, Nov. 12-15. Dickens Christmas Show & Festival. Details:

Florence, Nov. 13-15. Merry Marketplace 2015. Details:

Presentation: What to do in Peru

Rafael Beltram of Beltram Travel will give an audio-visual presentation on Peru – focusing on Machu Picchu – at the Nov. 10 meeting of Charlotte’s Magellan Travel Club. Built around 1450 and abandoned about a century later, Machu Picchu is the most familiar icon of the Inca civilization. Today, Machu Picchu is one of the top travel destinations in South America. Beltram’s presentation begins at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the fellowship hall at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Free; reservations are not required. Details: Bob Taylor, 704-906-6483 or