Nearby Notes: Festivals, events and more

North Carolina

Grifton, April 11-17. Grifton Shad Festival. Details:

Kings Mountain, April 15-16. Firehouse BBQ Cookoff. Details:

Hollister, April 15-17. Haliwa-Saponi Pow-Wow. Details:

Hillsborough, April 16. Hillsborough Downtown Arts & Crafts Show. Details:

Seagrove, April 16. Celebrate Spring in Seagrove. Details:

Mount Airy, April 16. Mount Airy Art Walk. Details:

Oak Island, April 16. Phlock to the Beach. Details:

South Carolina

Folly Beach, April 8-9. Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival. Details: (type name of event in search window).

St. George, April 8-10. World Grits Festival. Details:

Florence, April 9. Arts International Festival. Details: (type name of event in search window).

Traveling Britain by train

Tuesday, the Magellan Travel Club’s April meeting addresses the landscape and lore of Britain with a video – “Great Britain by Train: Legendary Journeys” – plus an audio-visual program by Jeremy Kincheloe. Reservations are not required and there is no charge. 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;