August Calendar

What's going on this month in our area

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Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus and changing restrictions in place from the state, the events below are current as of press time but might be postponed or canceled by August 1. It’s best to check event websites first before heading out.

Calendar 1Kid Club Kits

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is offering Kid Club Kits with activities to enjoy at home. Each themed kit has at least five activities and lessons. Kits to choose from are A Mermaid’s Tea Party, Ahoy There! with Pirate Pete, and Explore the Beach: Shells, Sand, and Grasses. Each box, targeted for kids ages four to nine, are $25 and can be picked up at the museum or sent with free local delivery.


Battleship North Carolina

Certain areas of the Battleship North Carolina attraction are open to visitors. Self-guided tours of the historic ship’s main deck and above, with a limited number of visitors, are available. Tickets are a reduced rate of $10 for adults, and visitors can come back with their receipts within a year after other parts of the ship are reopen.


Acrylic Poured Art Class

Going Local NC

Throughout August

Going Local NC in Mayfaire Town Center at 865 Inspiration Drive holds classes throughout August on poured art. No experience is necessary, and supplies are included. Participants can bring wine or other drinks. Classes are limited to four people per class because of group restrictions. Tickets are $35.


Calendar 3Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market

Wrightsville Beach

Through September 28

The weekly Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market takes place 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds, next to the town hall. Social distancing guidelines are in place with masks and gloves optional for vendors and shoppers but encouraged.


Virtual Pop Up

Through August 26

Port City Young Professionals hosts several Virtual Pop Up networking events this month. Attendees can join in from home, with a cup of coffee or drink, and connect with other professionals in the area. This month’s schedule is August 3, 17, and 31 4:30-5:30 p.m. and August 12 and 26 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Sign up for Port City Young Professionals’ email newsletter for reminders and Zoom links at


Calendar 51 Million Cups-CEA Series

1 Million Cups Wilmington holds a series featuring the winners of this year’s Coastal Entrepreneur Awards, a program put on by the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, WILMA’s sister publication. The eleven category winners will present over the next two months of weekly virtual meetings 9-10 a.m.


Calendar 8The Princess and the Pea

Durham-based Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Children troupe presents The Princess and the Pea, hosted by the New Hanover County Public Library. The live video at 10-11 a.m. is available on the library’s Facebook page for twenty-four hours. The event, targeted for kids ages four to ten, is free and no registration is required.


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