North Carolina Ramblings – June 19, 2018

Welcome to our Ramblings feature as we help you explore Lovely Things NC.

Travel

Waterfalls in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains

The mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina are laced with waterfalls, from the majestic Whitewater Falls, highest east of the Mississippi, to simple, small, burbling but beautiful falls found in branches and creeks, especially after a rain.  (Blue Ridge Heritage)  If you need more inspiration about visiting a NC Waterfall check at these picture at Photographer Ravi or this Application Waterfalls.

Chihuly Nights at Biltmore 

Now – October 7, 2018.  Biltmore House & Gardens opens to the public on Thursday–Sunday evenings for a special reservations-only viewing of Chihuly’s stunning large-scale glass sculptures. Chihuly Nights at Biltmore is an enchanting opportunity to witness the effects of dramatic nighttime lighting upon the luminous colors and graceful forms of these spectacular pieces. (NC Weekend)

9 Places for Animal Safari Adventures

Eager to explore the wild side of North Carolina? Get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures that share our state at aquariums, zoos, wildlife refuges and more. (Visit NC). In addition, check out our review of Lazy 5.

Sea Shanties & Songs of the Sea

June 26 – 2:00 p.m.  JR Shanty Co., Julianne Laird and Richard Workman, specialize in sea shanties and other coastal tunes. They are adding pirate tunes to the mix to help celebrate BLACKBEARD 300. Their acapella or instrument-accompanied songs are a blend of originals, traditional musical tales, and humorous tunes. (NC DCR)

 Wine/Food

Avery County Wine & Beer Festival

June 30 – Noon – 5:00 p.m. Held in Sorrento’s Dining Complex in Banner Elk this is a day of special wine and beer tastings from the High Country and surrounding areas! Admission includes a complimentary glass, (20 tastes in the flight of tastings). Participants: Banner Elk Winery, Beech Mountain Brewing Company, Blowing Rock Brewing Company, Flat Top Mountain Brewery, Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, Lake James Cellars Winery, Linville Falls Winery etc.   (Local Wine Events)

Books

Introductory Creative Writing Course

June 25-July 27, 5:30 – 7:25 p.m. * North Carolina State University. Explorations in Creative Writing (ENG 287), provides an introduction to the basic elements and principles of three genres of creative writing: poetry, fiction and drama. The course will include reading and class discussion of student work. It is recommended for students with no prior experience in creative writing. (NCWN)

 Quilts

Piecework Quilt Show and Fiber Arts Show

June 22 – 24 * Brooklyn Arts Center * Wilmington. This 4-day event highlights products like Sewing, quilting, knitting, needlework, and quilts, stitchery, crochet & knit items, much more etc. in the Gifts & Handicrafts industry. (10 Times)

Original Sewing & Quilt Expo

July 19 -21 * Raleigh. This event is the place to find the latest techniques and products, and learn new skills with cutting-edge education. It is where the sewing community comes together to encourage and inspire their own individual journeys to wherever the needle will lead.

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