Asheboro, March 3-6. N.C. Potters Conference. Details: www.randolphartsguild.com.
Lumberton, March 4-6. Rumba on the Lumber. Details: www.robesonroadrunners.com.
Wilmington, March 5. Cape Fear Beer Fest. Details: www.capefearbeerfest.com.
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Fayetteville, March 5-6. Camellia Show. Details: www.fayettevillecamelliaclub.org/Camellia-Show.html.
Charleston, March 2-6. Charleston Wine + Food. Details: www.charlestonwineandfood.com.
Columbia, March 5. Run Hard Columbia Marathon. Details: www.runhardcolumbiamarathon.com.
Hilton Head, March 7-13. Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival. Details: www.hiltonheadwineandfood.com.
Sweet weekend at Old Salem
Old Salem is the largely intact heart of the 1700s settlement that grew into Winston-Salem. Like Virginia’s Williamsburg, it is a nonprofit-owned living-history museum/neighborhood. And you may want to head there next weekend for a celebration of chocolate.
Next Friday and Saturday, it is teaming with Mars Chocolate to celebrate “250 Years of Chocolate-Dipped History: A Sensory Tasting Experience.” In addition to tastings, there are activities and events highlighting the history and importance of chocolate in Salem and colonial America.
At the visitor center 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, there will be chocolate samplings and desserts from Winston-Salem restaurants and caterers plus adult beverages and live music. Tickets: $50/advance, $60/door. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday on the Old Salem grounds, there will be chocolate-making demos and tastings (coffee and tea activities, as well) included in regular admission: $23; $11 for ages 6-16. Details: www.oldsalem.org.