Grifton, April 11-17. Grifton Shad Festival. Details: www.griftonshadfestival.com.
Kings Mountain, April 15-16. Firehouse BBQ Cookoff. Details: www.kmfire.com/179/Fire-Department.
Hollister, April 15-17. Haliwa-Saponi Pow-Wow. Details: www.haliwa-saponi.com.
Hillsborough, April 16. Hillsborough Downtown Arts & Crafts Show. Details: www.hillsboroughartscouncil.org.
Seagrove, April 16. Celebrate Spring in Seagrove. Details: www.discoverseagrove.com/events.
Mount Airy, April 16. Mount Airy Art Walk. Details: www.mountairydowntown.org/Events_Festivals.html.
Oak Island, April 16. Phlock to the Beach. Details: www.ncbrunswick.com/event/555.
Folly Beach, April 8-9. Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival. Details: www.facebook.com (type name of event in search window).
St. George, April 8-10. World Grits Festival. Details: www.worldgritsfestival.com.
Florence, April 9. Arts International Festival. Details: www.facebook.com (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; firstname.lastname@example.org.