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Shortcuts September 26 2001

Lebanon, Ky.
What do a beauty contest, a 5K run and pork have in common? Everything at the Marion County Country Ham Days Sept. 29-30 in Lebanon-Marion County, Ky. The event features carnival rides, a flea market, a parade and a big ol' country ham breakfast. Burn off the calories in the 5K Pokey Pig Run. Call 270-692-9594 or go to www.hamdays.com.

Charleston, S.C.
Don't be slow about getting to the South Carolina Aquarium's Revel on the River: Entirely Turtles exhibit. Through October, the aquarium features more than 40 turtles of 13 different species, including chicken, gopher, snapping and cooter. Activities like Totally Turtles, Turtles on the Terrace and a Turtle Scavenger Hunt take place throughout the month. Mon.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-$14. 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, S.C. 843-720-1990 or www.scaquarium.org.

Asheville, N.C.
Watch St. George slay a 15-foot puppet dragon and peruse Old English craftsmanship at the Biltmore Estate's Michaelmas: An English Harvest Fair in Asheville, Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29-Oct. 28. Honoring the feast day of the Archangel St. Michael, the festival celebrates the tradition of the harvest with music, food, wine, crafts, demonstrations and entertainment. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $25-$33. Call 828-274-6390 or go to www.biltmore.com/visit/events/michaelmas.html.??





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