Cabin Fever Reliever, a four-day, three-night residential creative arts retreat, $430 fee ($35 non-refundable registration fee plus $395 course fee; fee is $530 after Jan. 1.), (252) 796-2787 or www.pocosinarts.org
John C. Campbell Folk School, (800) 365-5724, www.folkschool.com.
Fort Fisher Aquarium, Kure Beach, (910) 458-8257, www.ncaquariums.com/newsite/ff/programs.htm.
Swannanoa Gathering, Warren Wilson College, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, (828) 298-3325, www.swangathering.org.
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Penland School of Crafts, (828) 765-2359, www.penland.org.