May 9-11 Head to beautiful Black Mountain, North Carolina for three days of concerts, dancing, workshops, folk art and outdoor adventure at the LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL. www.theLEAF.com

May 16-19 THE NATIVE SHORES RENDEZVOUS is a four-day intensive on edible wild plants, harvested shellfish, and primitive living in the coastal forests of Oregon. www.wildfoodadventures.com

May 23-25 Spend Memorial Day weekend at Taylor Ranch in Fairview, NC for EDEN FEST, a family event with camping, cookouts, music, dancing, a marketplace, and much more. www.theLEAF.com

May 23-26 From Nepal to the Andes to Colorado, MOUNTAINFILM Telluride 2003 presents the best in cinematography about the people and geography of the world's high places. www.mountainfilm.org

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