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Tour North Carolina’s Newest Distillery Go “behind the barrel” at Weldon Mills Distillery and learn about the distilling process. Enjoy new and creative spirits on the banks of the Roanoke River including bourbon produced with North Carolina grown ingredients and America’s rst rhubarb gin.

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NONNA’S MAIN STREET CAFE 127 South Main Street • Historic Downtown • Warrenton, NC

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Wednesday-Friday 9:00AM-2:00PM

BUSINESS HOURS Saturday 9:00AM-3:00PM

Sunday-Tuesday Closed

BREAKFAST SERVED 9:00-11:00AM

Credit & Debit Cards Accepted

We Serve Only the Finest Boar’s Head Cold Cuts & Meats

Beer & Wine Served With Proper ID

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is a tourism magazine published by the Lake Gaston Gazette-Observer 378 Lizard Creek Rd., Littleton, NC 27850 252-586-2700 lakegastongazette-observer.com facebook.com/lakegastongazetteobserver Twitter @lakegastongo Š2020 Womack Publishing Co., Inc.

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April

First Friday After 5

Friday, April 3, 2020 6-10 p.m. Performing will be Mike Godwin and the Off-Duty Band. Presented by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership at the outdoor stage in downtown Littleton. Bring your own chair. Food vendors will be onsite.

Prelude to Liberty

Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 25 Saint David Street, Halifax, N.C. A celebration of the Fourth Provincial Congress meeting in Halifax in April of 1776 to sign the “Halifax Resolves.” Giving authorization to the colony’s delegates in Philadelphia to sign a declaration of independence. Living history activities, military

encampments, historical vignettes and weapons firing demonstrations will help visitors experience the early days of the American Revolution. Admission is free.

The Morattico Artisan Fair

Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. King St., Halifax, N.C. The town of Halifax will host its annual Morattico Artisan Fair, featuring homemade or handcrafted arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music and more. The fair is held in conjunction with Historic Halifax State Historic Site events.

Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, April 18, 2020 Beginning at dusk

Featuring “Aladdin,” the new Will Smith version

Free. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn for sale. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

Littleton ParaCon April Mike Godwin & the Off-Duty Band 6-10 pm 3 Brake Tyme Band May 6-10 pm 1 Feature Attraction Band June 6-10 pm 5 Wild Country Band July 6-10 pm 3 The Uncorked Band Aug 6-10 pm 7 TNT Band Oct 6-10 pm 2 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

May 22 ★ 6-10 pm ★ Memorial Day Weekend

Steve Owens & the Summertime Band

Saturday, April 25, 2020 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Littleton Para-Con style festival hosted by the Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum. The festival will feature Paranormal, Cryptozoology and UFO information with guest speakers and vendors at Lakeland Cultural

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Arts Center, 411 Mosby Avenue, Littleton, N.C. Visit Crypto-para.or or call 631-2201231 for more information.

Run Warrenton 5k/SpringFest

Saturday, April 25, 2020 Run Warrenton, 8 a.m. registration, race 9 a.m. through downtown Warrenton, N.C.; to register, call 252-257-1122.

SpringFest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Live music with Brake Tyme Band and the Backyard Bluegrass Boys, car show, plants, festival foods and vendors on Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

May

First Friday After 5

Friday, May 1, 2020 6-10 p.m. Performing will be The Brake Tyme Band.

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Presented by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership at the outdoor stage in downtown Littleton. Bring your own chair. Food vendors will be onsite.

Warren County Government Celebration

Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring carnival rides, a truck rodeo, vendors, information displays and festival foods at the Warren County Recreation Complex, 840 Hwy. 158 bypass, Warrenton, N.C.

Clue

May 8, 9, 15 & 16 May 17 Matinee Based on the iconic Paramount movie inspired by the classic board game. Clue is a hilarious murder mystery when six guests assemble for an unusual dinner party. Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton, N.C. Call 252-586-3124 for show times or to buy tickets.


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Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, May 16, 2020 Beginning at dusk

Featuring “Toy Story 4”

Free. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn for sale. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

Friday After 5

Friday, May 22, 2020 6-10 p.m. Performing will be Steve Owens and Summertime. Presented by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership at the outdoor stage in downtown Littleton. Bring your own chair. Food vendors will be onsite.

Blood Done Sign My Name

Saturday, May 30 Recollections of author Tim Tyson are

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brought to life surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, N.C., and the events that followed. Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton, N.C. Call 252-586-3124 for show times or to buy tickets.

June

First Friday After 5

Friday, June 5, 2020 6-10 p.m. Performing will be The Feature Attraction Band. Presented by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership at the outdoor stage in downtown Littleton. Bring your own chair. Food vendors will be onsite.

Ladies of the Lake Craft Fair

Saturday, June 6, 2020 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Held annually inside at Lake Gaston Lion’s Club 139 Stanley Road, Henrico, N.C. The


Lizard Creek Jam at Lake Gaston

June 20 5-10 pm Kick back & RELAX for a night of summertime FUN!

Live Music Food Trucks Vendors & More! Lake Gaston Lions Club Info? Call 252-586-5711

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fair features homemade baked goods, crafts and a raffle. All proceeds provide direct support to cancer patients in the Lake Gaston region.

Lizard Creek Jam at Lake Gaston Saturday, June 20, 2020 5-10 p.m. Live music, food trucks, family fun, vendors

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Creative Designs & Gifts Furniture • Candles • Pictures • Lamps • Clothing Bath Soaps • Lotions • Lots of “Lake” Items Jewelry by Sheila Fajl and Susan Shaw 412 Becker Drive, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 OPEN M-F 10AM-5PM • SAT 10AM-3PM • 252-537-1971

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We Do Interior Design Commercial & Residential Custom Bedding & Window Treatments


and more. Held at Lake Gaston Lion’s Club, 139 Stanley Road, Henrico, N.C. For more information call 252-5865711.

AF Wake Big Air Fair SEE pages 12-13

301 Endless Yard Sale

Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, 2020 Communities along US 301 from Weldon to Dunn will come together with deals, antiques, collectibles and more along a 100 mile stretch. Many sellers will be well-established visitors sites like Riverside Mill in Weldon, N.C. Families, churches and schools along the route participate and have vendor spaces as well.

July

First Friday After 5

Friday, July 3, 2020 6-10 p.m. Performing will be The Wild Country Band. Presented by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership at

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AF Wake Big Air Fair

Saturday, June 20, 2020 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Watersports show and paddleboard race at Eaton’s Ferry Bridge, Lake Gaston. Race registration day of or in advance at afwake.com. Board rentals available. Awards presented at the Lizard Creek Jam.


the outdoor stage in downtown Littleton. Bring your own chair. Food vendors will be onsite.

Littleton’s Annual Patriotic Parade

Saturday, July 4 Parade line up begins at Lakeland Theater. Come in your red, white and blue and celebrate being an American. Littleton, N.C.

Lake Gaston Boat Parade

Saturday, July 4 10:30 a.m. Starting near South Shore Lake and ending at Sixpound Creek.

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Wise Independence Day Parade and Festival Saturday, July 4, 2020 Parade 10 a.m. Festival 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Activities are sponsored by Hawtree Volunteer Fire Department and Wise Baptist Church. The parade takes a route down American flag-lined U.S. 1 and features a variety of patriotic entries. The festival

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is held on the grounds of Wise Baptist Church, 1840 U.S. Hwy. 1, Norlina, N.C., in the Wise community, and includes live music, food, craft and other vendors under the shade trees.

Longbridge Vol. Fire Department Fireworks

Saturday, July 4 Starts at dusk, near Eaton Ferry’s Bridge, Littleton, N.C. Watch the fireworks from boat, bridge or along the shoreline.

“Beth & Beth’s RealtoRs”

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DELICIOUS DINING Something for everyone to enjoy!

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414 Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-541-3361 OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER M-F 11:30-2:00pm, 4:30-9:00pm Sat 4:30-9:00pm | Sun 11:30-8:00pm

Gasburg Golf Cars & Cub Cadet 4361 Gasburg Road Gasburg, VA 23857

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While You’re Here...

www.visithalifax.com Make your rst stop the Halifax County Visitors Center & Dog Run, 260 Premier Blvd. in Roanoke Rapids, for information on our events and attractions.

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Seussical, Jr.

July 10 & 11; July 12 Matinee All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life in this delightful Seussian gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, gospel and R&B. Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton, N.C. Call 252-586-3124 for show times or to buy tickets.

Ridgeway Cantaloupe 5k

Saturday, July 11, 2020, 8 a.m. To register for this race, please go to clockworkracetiming.com and click on Upcoming Races.

Ridgeway Cantaloupe Festival

Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the summer melon that made the Ridgeway Community famous! Vendors, festival foods and

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live music. Sponsored by the Ridgeway Historical Society and the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department on the grounds behind the Cantaloupe Shed on U.S. Hwy. 1, Ridgeway, N.C.

August

Back to School Celebration

Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. At Norlina Junction Park, Liberty St., Norlina, N.C.

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Join Littleton’s Citizens on Patrol at the town parking lot for live music, hot dogs, ice cream, snacks and beverages. A fun time for the whole family. Bring your own chair. For more in-

Live Theater Music • Films Classes • Events 252-586-3124 www.LakelandCAC.org 411 Mosby Avenue, Littleton, NC 27850 20 |

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Let Our Family Take Your Family Home

Buying or selling a home is a life changing experience and whether it’s your first or last time, Long & Foster at Lake Gaston wants to help make it something you will remember fondly.

We Cover the region

That’s why we only choose hard working professionals that take their job very seriously - because you need someone who you can trust to keep your best interests at heart. Founded in 2013, Long & Foster at Lake Gaston has developed a strong reputation for service to our customers and to our community as a full service brokerage firm in residential and commercial real estate. We go the extra step to be the right source for your real estate needs. Today’s buyers and sellers need a trusted resource to guide them through the complex world of real estate. With our extensive knowledge and commitment to providing only the best information to our clients, we are your go-to source for real estate industry insight & advice.

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formation contact the town of Littleton at 252-586-1462.

First Friday After 5

Friday, August 7, 2020 6-10 p.m. Performing will be The Uncorked Band. Presented by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership at the outdoor stage in downtown Littleton. Bring your own chair. Food vendors will be onsite.

Crepe Myrtle Festival

Usually held the second Saturday in August in the beautiful town of Scotland Neck, N.C. Enjoy arts and crafts, food vendors and children’s rides and games. This outdoor festival is held rain or shine. Call ahead to confirm event details at 252-8263152.

The Crossing SEE page 24

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Bait & Tackle We can help you find the recreational vehicle that’s made for you.

Established in May 1971, Overby Marine Sales and Service offers boaters the best in name-brand boats, motors, & trailers. We are family-owner and operated and have grown for over 40 years becuase of our commitment to satisfied customers. Triangle Area 480 Bobbitt Road Kittrell, NC 27544 704-438-5338

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Come see us for all of your Fishing & Hunting Supplies • Live Bait • Tackle • Guns • Ammo • Compound Bows • Crossbows

We also have Traps:

• Live Traps • Cooncuffs • Footholes

We issue WILDLIFE LICENSES 210 Craige STREET, Gaston, NC 27832 Open 6AM-6PM Monday-Sunday

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Established in May 1971, Overby Marine Sales and Service offers boaters the best in name-brand boats, motors, & trailers.

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We are family-owner and operated and have grown for over 40 years becuase of our commitment to satisfied customers. Established in May 1971, Overby Marine Sales and Service offers

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The Crossing

Saturday, August 8, 2020 A charitable fundraising event for the young and young at heart. Swim, kayak, canoe or raft. Swimmers and non-powered vessels traverse the one mile open water span adjacent to Eaton’s Ferry Bridge from Eaton Ferry Marina to WatersView. Non-swimmers can participate in the bridge walk. To register online or for more information, visit osail.org.

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Your one stop shop for

life on the lake! Grills & Accessories Live Bait & Fishing Gear Outdoor Furniture Water Toys & Towables Cornhole Supplies Power Equipment Paint Propane Refills Bulk Mulch & Pinestraw

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Gospel Show

August 14, 15; August 16 Matinee Spreading peace, joy and love in the name of Jesus Christ. Join us for a line-up of gospel songs in an evening of praise and worship. Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton, N.C. Call 252-5863124 for show times or to buy tickets.

Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 Beginning at dusk

Featuring “Jumanji”

Free. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn for sale. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C.

Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

September

Littleton-Lake Gaston Festival

Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5, 2020 Annual event starts with a street dance on Friday night. Saturday starts with a car show, vendors, music, carnival rides and food. Festival is located in Littleton, N.C., at the intersection of Hwys. 903 and 158.

Lake-A-Palooza SEE page 28

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Lake-A-Palooza

Sunday, September 6, 2020 A charity party that raises money for various charities around the lake community. Family friendly, live entertainment and auction. Wobble Island, Lake Gaston, near the Pea Hill, the event is only accessible by water. For more information call 252-586-8086 or visit website lakegastonpizza.com.


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African-American Cultural Festival

ANTIQUE MALL Featuring Over 50 Dealers

ART & CRAFT GALLERY

Local & Regional Artists Including N.C. Pottery

DESIGNER OUTLETS

Featuring Women’s Fashions, Shoes & Handbags plus Linens, Housewares, Christmas Decor & More

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors, live entertainment, historical exhibits, festival foods, African dance and more. Past events have included performances by a dramatic storyteller depicting historic African-American women, reenactors and living history presentations. Sponsored by Heritage Cultural Farm and others. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C.

Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 Beginning at dusk

Featuring “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”

Free. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn for sale. Courthouse

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12th Anniversary Sale & Spring Open House April 24, 25 & 26

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Rt. 301 Endless Yard Sale, Buyers & Sellers Welcome June 19 & 20 12th Annual Holiday Open House November 6, 7 & 8

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WE DELIVER! THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

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“Integrit y, service, commitment. Your trust is the heart of my business.” 2391 Eaton Ferry Road Littleton, NC 27850

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Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

Big Foot in the Park

Annual event usually held the last weekend in September at Medoc Mountain State Park, Hollister, N.C. For more information on dates and times, visit Cryptopara.org or call 631-220-1231.

Oliver!

September 25, 26, October 2, 3; October 4 Matinee A musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist, that is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece. Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton, N.C. Call 252-586-3124 for show times or to buy tickets.

2020 East Coast Watersports Championships SEE page 34

Warren County Firemen’s Day

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 (tentative) Sponsored by the Warren County Firemen’s Association, the annual event includes fire departments from across the area in a parade down Warrenton’s Main Street starting at 11 a.m. Competitions take place at the Warrenton Lions Den site during the afternoon as teams vie for the coveted Best All-around Department trophy, Ridgeway St., Warrenton, N.C.

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2020 East Coast Watersports Championships

Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27 Amateur and pro competition. For information or pre-register go to afwake.com. Registration will also be held the morning of. AF Wake, Eaton’s Ferry Bridge, Lake Gaston, N.C.

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Fun YOUR

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Lake Gaston Starts Here

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October

First Friday After 5

Friday, October 2, 2020 6-10 p.m. Performing will be TNT. Presented by the Greater Littleton Development Partnership at the outdoor stage in downtown Littleton. Bring your own chair. Food vendors will be onsite.

Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

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Friday, October 2, 2020 Lake Gaston Golf Club, 890 Baird Road, Gasburg, Va. 18 holes of golf. For more information, call 252-586-5711

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Saturday, October 3, 2020 2-6 p.m. Gates open at 1 p.m., rain or shine! Enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood with all the fixin’s, a variety of beverages and live entertainment at the Lake Gaston Lions Club’s festival site, 139 Stanley Rd., Henrico, N.C. Advance tickets only. Check the Lake Gaston Lions Club’s Facebook page for tickets.

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Enfield Peanut Festival

October 2020 This annual event is usually held the first weekend in October and celebrates the town’s top crop. A street dance is held on Friday night, and Saturday the celebration continues with vendors and live entertainment. For more information, call the town of Enfield, N.C. at 252-445-3146.

See birds in a whole new way

Harvest Market

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Live music, festival foods and vendors on Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C. Sponsored by the Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

Annual Hobgood Cotton Festival

Saturday, October 10, 2020 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 102 N. Poplar Street, Hobgood, N.C. The town of Hobgood celebrates the

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SYLVAN HEIGHTS BIRD PARK

Scotland Neck, NC (252) 826-3186 | www.shwpark.com


area’s largest cash crop each year on the second Saturday in October. There are will be food, arts and craft vendors as well as musical entertainment from gospel to bluegrass, country to rock and roll. Visit the museum and experience riding in a cotton trailer.

Family Movie Night on the Square Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 Beginning at dusk

Featuring “The Addams Family”

Free. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn for sale. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C. Sponsored by Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

Fright Night and Ghost Walk

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 5 p.m. Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C. Children, adults and pets

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show their creativity in Halloween costumes. Music, dancing, food vendors and other activities. Bring your walking shoes for a Ghost Walk through downtown, as a local spirit leads the way and spins spinetingling tales. Sponsored by the Warrenton Revitalization Committee.

November

Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce Brunswick Stew Sale

Saturday, November 7, 2020 Chamber office, 55 River Road, Littleton, N.C. For more information call 252-5865711.

Wait Until Dark

Village. Susan Hendrix, a blind yet capable woman, is imprisoned by a trio of men in her own apartment. Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton, N.C. Call 252-586-3124 for show times or to buy tickets.

December Christmas Revue

December 4, 5, 11, 12, December 13 Matinee Kick off the Christmas holiday season with a variety of festive music and skits sure to get you in the spirit. Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, 411 Mosby Ave., Littleton, N.C. Call 252-586-3124 for show times or to buy tickets.

November 6, 7, 13, 14, November 8 Matinee A classic thriller set in 1944 Greenwich

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Ladies of the Lake Holiday Home Tour

Saturday, December 5, 2020 10 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual event features homes around the lake beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

Christmas Homes Tour

Saturday and Sunday, December 5 & 6, 2020 Tour of historic homes decked out for the holidays. Sponsored by Preservation Warrenton. For more information, visit preservationwarrenton.com.

Holiday Flotilla

Usually held the first Saturday in December. Starting at the Pointe, 1865 Eaton Ferry Rd., Littleton, N.C. Hosted by Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 252-586-5711.

Littleton Christmas Parade

Usually held the first Saturday in December. Starting at Lakeland theatre on Mosby Ave., turning right onto S. Main St., (Hwy. 158) to Piggly Wiggly, Littleton, N.C. For more information, call 252-586-6169.

Christmas in Halifax/Halifax Christmas Parade

December 12, 2020 Enjoy a “Colonial Holiday” with tours of several of the site’s historic buildings, decorated with natural materials of that time period. A lively Christmas parade. Busi-

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nesses along King Street will be open for shopping and discovery of unique holiday gifts. Children will enjoy arts and crafts activities and a visit with Santa.

Prelude to Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 4-8 p.m. Event features holiday music, refreshments, the lighting of the town Christmas tree, and visits with Santa Claus for children of all ages. Sponsored by the Warrenton Revitalization Committee on Courthouse Square, 109 S. Main St., Warrenton, N.C.

Rotary Club of Warrenton and town of Warrenton. Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 13.

Norlina Christmas Parade

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 (tentative) 4 p.m. Featuring school, church and community groups, floats, music and Santa Claus. Downtown Norlina, N.C.

Warren County Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 5 p.m. Featuring floats, dance troupes, antique tractors, music and Santa Claus in downtown Warrenton, N.C. Sponsored by the

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APRIL

First Friday After 5, Friday, April 3 Prelude to Liberty, Saturday, April 4 The Morattico Artisan Fair, Saturday, April 4 Family Movie Night on the Square, Saturday, April 18 Littleton ParaCon, Saturday, April 25 Run Warrenton 5k/SpringFest, Saturday, April 25

MAY

First Friday After 5, Friday, May 1 Warren County Government Celebration, Saturday, May 2 Clue, May 8, 9, 15 & 16, May 17 Matinee Family Movie Night on the Square, Saturday, May 16 Friday After 5, Friday, May 22 Blood Done Sign My Name, Saturday, May 30

JUNE

First Friday After 5, Friday, June 5 Ladies of the Lake Craft Fair, Saturday, June 6 Lizard Creek Jam at Lake Gaston, Saturday, June 20 AF Wake Big Air Fair, Saturday, June 20 301 Endless Yard Sale, Friday and Saturday, June 19-20

JULY

2020 at a glance

First Friday After 5, Friday, July 3 Littleton’s Annual Patriotic Parade, Saturday, July 4 Lake Gaston Boat Parade, Saturday, July 4 Wise Independence Day Parade and Festival, Sat., July 4 Longbridge Vol. Fire Department Fireworks, Sat., July 4 Seussical, Jr., July 10 & 11; July 12 Matinee Ridgeway Cantaloupe 5k\Cantaloupe Festival, Sat., July 11

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SEPTEMBER AUGUST DECEMBER NOV. OCTOBER

Back to School Celebration, Saturday, Aug. 1 National Night Out, Tuesday, August 4 First Friday After 5, Friday, August 7 Crepe Myrtle Festival, Usually held the 2nd Sat. in August The Crossing, Saturday, August 8 Gospel Show, August 14, 15; August 16 Matinee Family Movie Night on the Square, Saturday, Aug. 15 Littleton-Lake Gaston Festival, Fri. and Sat., Sept. 4 and 5 Lake-A-Palooza, Sunday, September 6 African-American Cultural Festival, Saturday, Sept. 19 Family Movie Night on the Square, Saturday, Sept. 19 Big Foot in the Park, usually last weekend in Sept. Oliver! September 25, 26, October 2, 3; October 4 Matinee 2020 East Coast Watersports Championships, Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27 Warren Co. Firemen’s Day (tent.), Sat., Sept. 26 First Friday After 5, Friday, October 2 Lake Gaston Regional COC Golf Tournament, Friday, Oct. 2 Seafood Festival, Saturday, October 3 Enfield Peanut Festival, usually the first weekend in October Harvest Market, Saturday, Oct. 10 Annual Hobgood Cotton Festival, Saturday, October 10 Family Movie Night on the Square, Saturday, Oct. 17 Fright Night and Ghost Walk, Saturday, Oct. 24 Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce Brunswick Stew Sale, Saturday, November 7 Wait Until Dark, November 6, 7, 13, 14, November 8 Matinee Christmas Revue, Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, Dec. 13 Matinee Ladies of the Lake Holiday Home Tour, Sat., Dec. 5 Christmas Homes Tour, Sat. and Sun., Dec. 5 & 6 Holiday Flotilla, usually first Saturday in December Littleton Christmas Parade, usually first Sat. in Dec. Christmas in Halifax/Halifax Christmas Parade, Dec. 12 Prelude to Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 12 Warren County Christmas Parade, Saturday, Dec. 12 Norlina Christmas Parade, Sunday, Dec. 13 2020 • SAVE THE DATE | 47


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