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1. Pie! Pi Day is on Saturday — ahem, 3.14 — and we know 15 ways that you can celebrate. 2. A Celtic Festival Cue the bagpipes! There will be

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1. Pie! Pi Day is on Saturday — ahem, 3.14 — and we know 15 ways that you can celebrate. 2. A Celtic Festival Cue the bagpipes! There will be

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1. Pie! Pi Day is on Saturday — ahem, 3.14 — and we know 15 ways that you can celebrate. 2. A Celtic Festival Cue the bagpipes! There will be

What We’re Talking About This Week: March 9-15


1. Pie!

Pi Day is on Saturday — ahem, 3.14 — and we know 15 ways that you can celebrate.


2. A Celtic Festival

Cue the bagpipes! There will be traditional Irish and Scottish dancers, historic encampments, and artisans — plus food trucks and a beer garden! — at this weekend celebration in Huntersville. For more information, visit lattaplantation.org.


3. A Rare Beach Find

And we’re not talking about sea glass. A volunteer at a Kitty Hawk thrift shop found an original wood engraving by Spanish painter Salvador Dali. An expert at Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head confirmed it was by the artist, and the piece quickly sold to a couple from Portsmouth, Virginia.


4. Bright Green River Rafting

Ah, those pesky leprechauns. Even if you choose not to raft down the lime green river at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on Saturday, you can still enjoy live music and an Irish breakfast. For more information, visit usnwc.org.


 

5. Miss Elinor’s Bear

Elinor Hawkins was honored with one of New Bern’s famous bear statues in 2018, and now it’s finally standing guard at the New Bern-Craven County Library. Miss Elinor started North Carolina’s first televised children’s show, Telestory Time, in which she read stories aloud for more than 60 years. She also helped create eight libraries in eastern NC.


 

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This story was published on Jan 08, 2020