Crafts up close: Leicester artists will show off their pottery, quilts, candles and more at the "Come to Leicester" studio tour on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. This free, self-guided tour will include Doc Welty's pottery studio (pictured).
Do put baby in the corner: Practice your lake lift and see the original film at the Dirty Dancing Festival in Lake Lure Friday, Aug. 16 through Saturday, Aug. 17.
Dip your toes: Support the Western North Carolina Alliance at Float for a Cause, an afternoon on the French Broad River with local rockers The Mad Tea (pictured), on Saturday, Aug. 17. Photo by Rich Orris