Nearby Notes

JUNE 21-23 Blowing Rock

Dora the Explorer at Tweetsie

Fans of Dora the Explorer – star of the animated Nickelodeon series – can meet her and her pal, Diego, at Tweetsie Railroad at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Friday through June 23. The Wild West-theme amusement park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 18. The park will remain open until 9 p.m. on July 4 for its Fireworks Extravaganza and July 6, 13, 20 and 27 for its Cool Summer Nights promotion. Details:

THROUGH AUG. 9 Pawleys Island, S.C.

Evening programs at Brookgreen

Wednesdays through Fridays, through Aug. 9, Brookgreen Gardens will remain open until 9 p.m. for Cool Summer Evenings activities. On Wednesdays, scenes, songs and sonnets by Shakespeare are offered; Thursdays feature educational and interactive programs with live animals (the one-hour shows begin at 5 p.m.), plus live performances in the Enchanted Storybook Forest area and Cooking with Kids hands-on demonstrations, both at 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. “Concerts on the Lawn” are highlighted Fridays. Events are included in regular admission. River cruises ($7 extra) are also offered all three nights.


THROUGH SEPT. 1 Myrtle Beach

Free fun at Broadway at the Beach

On evenings through Sept. 1, the outdoor entertainment lineup at Broadway at the Beach rotates Mr. Nigel’s Music (interactive music; 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays) with Fire Circus (performers who work with fire; 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Details:

John Bordsen


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