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Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

North Carolina

Emerald Isle, March 11-12. St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Details: www.emeraldisle-nc.org.

Hickory, March 12. Inside Pitch Toy Show. Details: www.insidepitchpromotions.com.

Raleigh, March 12. St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Details: www.raleighstpats.org.

Outer Banks, March 17-20. Taste of the Beach. Details: www.obxtasteofthebeach.com.

Wilmington, March 18-20. Cape Fear Wildlife Expo. Details: www.capefearwildlifeexpo.com.

South Carolina

Newberry, March 11. Irish Fling. Details: www.cityofnewberry.com/events.

Charleston, March 11-12. Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival. Details: www.ccpl.org.

Gaffney, March 12. Run for the Clover (5K run/walk). Details: www.getintogaffney.com.

North Myrtle Beach, March 12. St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Details: http://parks.nmb.us.

What to see and do in Sicily

Tuesday, you can learn about visiting Sicily – off the “toe” of Italy – the largest island in the Mediterranean and home to Europe's tallest and most active volcano, Mount. Etna. Simona Strino Normand, a native of Sicily, will give a presentation about her homeland at the March of the Magellan Travel Club. Reservations are not required and there is no charge to attend. It begins at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte. Details: Contact Bob Taylor at 704-906-6483; peabod@aol.com.

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