FESTIVALS Through Sept. 21
Lake Junaluska, Aug. 30-31. Smoky Mountain Folk Festival.
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Matthews, Aug. 30-Sept. 2. Matthews Alive! Festival. Details: www.matthewsalive.org.
Morganton, Sept. 6-7. Historic Morganton Festival. Details: www.morgantonfest.org.
Ahoskie, Sept. 13-14. Ahoskie Heritage Festival.
Raeford, Sept. 14-21. N.C. Turkey Festival.
Details: http: www.ncturkeyfestival.org.
Archdale, Sept. 14: Bush Hill Heritage Festival.
Yemassee, Sept. 20-22. Yemassee Shrimp Festival. Details: www.yemasseeshrimpfestival.com.
Aynor, Sept. 21. Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down.
CHARLOTTE Sept. 3
Presentation about Italy
Nada Vergili, operator of Charlotte-based Nada’s Italy travel company ( www.nadasitaly.com), will be the featured speaker at the Magellan Travel Club meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 3 in the fellowship hall of Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E. Morehead St. Vergili is a native of Florence, Italy, and her presentation will be about Italy.
Admission is free; reservations are not necessary.