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5 Things To Do This Weekend

Take a look to see what’s going on in North Carolina this weekend:

Westerwood Walking Tour

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Westerwood’s developer was the Greensboro real estate promoter-extraordinaire Arthur Kirby Moore, who used public contests and media to promote his subdivision. A beautiful suburb filled with historic homes, the tour begins at the Double Oaks Mansion on Mendenhall Street and weaves through the history of Westerwood from the late nineteenth century to the present. Tour begins this Saturday at 11 a.m. 

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Located at 52 North Market Street, in Asheville, this historic Old Kentucky boarding house was a childhood home to American writer Thomas Wolfe and served as an inspiration to many of the settings in his novels. A visitor center offers exhibits about Wolfe and his family, as well as an audio presentation about Wolfe’s life and writings. 

Sportsman's Open House

Saturday starting at 9 a.m. enjoy the works of many artisans such as call makers, falconers, taxidermists, knife makers and much more at the Bob Timberlake Gallery in Lexington. Listen to live music from Mitch Snow, and be sure to stop for lunch at Speedy’s Barbeque Inc., voted in the top ten for best Lexington BBQ joints by TripAdvisor.

Southern Living Idea House Tour

This one-of-a-kind home located on Bald Head Island is an authentic Carolina coastal getaway. Southern Living Magazine built this laid-back coastal home as a retreat with a no-hurries, no-worries vibe that is designed to provide creative ideas and inspiration for prospective and current homeowners. It will remain open throughout the summer and on select weekends in the fall. Check out the website for information on tickets.

Sunday Afternoon in the Park

The Charlotte Arts and Science Council will be sponsoring Sunday Afternoon in the Park on August 27 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wilgrove Park. Bring your blanket and chairs and enjoy an afternoon underneath the shade of the park’s majestic oak trees, while enjoying the music and traditional festival foods.

Whether you’re on the coast this weekend or find yourself winding through the Blue Ridge Parkway, there’s always something going on across our beautiful state of North Carolina. You can visit the North Carolina events website to find more interesting things going on near you.