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A Few Things to do in NC this Weekend Aug 9-13, 2017



*Aug 11-12 there will be a Pirate Invasion in Beaufort NC



*Aug 12 is the 30th annual Crepe Myrtle Festival in Scotland Neck NC
*Aug 12 in Cherokee NC they are having a Blueberry Festival.
*Aug 11-13 go to Black Mountain NC for the 40th Annual Sourwood Festival. (I do believe sourwood is a tree and they from it the bees make delicious honey)
Don't forget the fun holidays...
Aug 9 - Book Lovers Day...What are you reading?
Aug 10 - Lazy Day
Aug 11 - Son and Daughter Day
Aug 12 - Middle Childs Day
Aug 13 - Left Handers Day
Aug 14 - National Creamsicle Day
Aug 15 - Relaxation Day
Have a great weekend everyone!
KathieyV
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