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November’s five essential dates

November 1 Join readers, writers, and five New York Times best-selling authors at the Verse & Vino. The Queen City’s literary tradition supports the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation, and this year’s lineup includes Elliot Ackerman (Dark at the Crossing, a finalist for the National Book Award) and Paula McClain (The Paris Wife). The event starts at 6 p.m. at the…

La Croix addicts, rejoice! One brewery is set to release craft spiked seltzer this month

There’s something addictive about the bubbles in a chilled, freshly cracked can of seltzer water. But La Croix isn’t the only option. Starting Oct. 24, a local craft — and spiked — version of that elixir of the gods will be available, thanks to NoDa Brewing Company. According to a press release, the Brizo brand by NoDa will be “the…