Marietta returns to the Emerald Isle area, kicking off her events with an evening at the renovated-just-in-time Country Club of the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores. Open to one and all, social hour (cash bar) commences at 5:00. When the dinner bell rings at 6, attendees will be treated to dishes inspired by all the tasty food featured in Leaving 1203. Marietta’s interactive talk about her lessons learned in emptying a beloved home precedes dessert. The price is $19.95—call 252-726-1034 ext. 17, for reservations. Signed copies of Leaving 1203 will be available for purchase during cocktail hour and after dinner, times set aside as well for casual conversation and hearty laughter.