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Fine art and high flying mark the events this week in the Old North State

Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe, seen nestled on a cushion on the ground, with her sketchpad and watercolors by her side. | Public Domain

August 18

Asheville Wine & Food Festival


The Asheville Wine & Food Festival is a celebration of the finest regional, national and international wines, exceptional restaurants, craft beer and spirit and artisanal foods. Please your palate while getting to know the eclectic city of Asheville.

August 18-November 19

Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit at Reynolda House


To celebrate 100 years of Reynolda and 50 years of Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the museum will display “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” from Aug. 18 to Nov. 19. Reynolda House Museum of American Art is a nonprofit, public museum dedicated to the arts and education.

August 19

National Airborne Day Celebration Ceremony


Honor the 77th anniversary of the U.S. Army’s airborne forces and the 17th anniversary of the opening of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM). Visit the ASOM and see static displays from the XVIII Airborne Corps, United States Army Special Operations Command and 82nd Airborne Division.

August 19

“Bee Amazed” National Honey Bee Day Celebration


Come out for a day of fun and education at the “Bee Amazed” — National Honey Bee Day Celebration, hosted by the Beekeepers of the Neuse with activities for the entire family. Enjoy face painting, candle making, a scavenger hunt and live music with plenty of BBQ and homemade ice cream.

August 19

Taste of Kannapolis Wine & Beer Festival


Local vineyards, wineries and breweries will be sharing a selection of their wines and beers. Vendors will have food, arts and crafts and local products for sale.