Mar
6
Fri
Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Class @ Maides Park
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm

Fridays (Beginning March 6)
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Ages: 60/up Cost: Free

This class consists of both strength exercise and cognitive work to decrease the fear of falling. 8 week class

Mar
28
Sat
28th Annual Herb and Garden Fair @ Poplar Grove Plantation
Mar 28 – Mar 29 all-day
28th Annual Herb and Garden Fair @ Poplar Grove Plantation

Join us for Poplar Grove’s 28th Annual Herb and Garden Fair! Mark the beginning of Spring with a 2 day event featuring some of our state’s best herb and plant vendors as well as local artisans and crafters! There will also be lots of food, concessions and activities for the kids! The show runs Saturday, March 28th from 9-5 and Sunday, March 29th from 10-4. Admission is $5.00 and includes a raffle ticket for goodies donated by our talented vendors, all proceeds benefit the conservation and preservation of Historical Poplar Grove Plantation. For more info. please visit our website www.poplargrove.org. For vendor or other information please contact Suzette Cooper-Hawley at suzette@poplargrove.org.

Mar
31
Tue
Book Reading and Signing with Jennifer Hawthorne @ Pomegranate Books
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm
Book Reading and Signing with Jennifer Hawthorne @ Pomegranate Books

Jennifer Read Hawthorne is the author/editor of eight books, including the #1 New York Times best sellers Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul. Together, her books have sold more than 14 million copies and been translated into 35 languages.

Jennifer’s global travels have taken her into the spiritual and mystical realms of many cultures and traditions. Over the years, she has integrated the deepest Universal Truths and practices to cultivate Self-realization and service to humanity. She has been described as a “deeply sensitive writer, awake and aware to the joyful mystery of life.” Jennifer lives in Vero Beach, Florida, nourished by palm trees and ocean.

In her first book of poems, #1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Read Hawthorne writes about growing up in Louisiana, transformation, extraordinary spiritual events and experiences, finding the light in darkness and the divine in all things, and the joy of simple living. Her poems have been described as mystical, accessible, filled with beauty, grace, and meaning, and “Living Rumiesque potency.”

Apr
2
Thu
Black History Hikes @ MLK Center
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am

This hike will be one and a half to two miles long. It will start at the MLK Center, on 8th and will meander around the area including 7th Street – to cover the Gregory Congregational Church where he will discuss the Wilmington Ten. Urban Hikers will learn about historical sites such as Gregory High, Robert Strange Park and Williston School. This hike will be full of history gems before heading back to MLK Center.
About our hike leader: Imam Abdul Rahman Shareef Imam Abdul Rahman Shareef, is a noted historian and has traveled around the globe and was featured in the North Carolina Portraits of Faith highlighting the history of religions in the state of North Carolina. He is frequently requested to speak on Black History at many public forums.

Little Explorers Ages 2-5 Beautiful Bluebirds @ Halyburton Park
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Bring your “Little Explorers” out to the park and discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Your children will delight in the many nature themes we explore each month. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for these popular programs. $3/participant.

JAZZ@CAM Series: John Brown Quintet @ Cameron Art Museum
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
JAZZ@CAM Series: John Brown Quintet @ Cameron Art Museum

John Brown (www.jbjazz.com) is an accomplished and renowned bassist, composer, educator and actor who performs actively as a leader and as a sideman. He has a Grammy nomination for his performance and co-writing on Nnenna Freelon’s 1996 Concord release, “Shaking Free” among his accolades. To close out the Jazz@CAM concert series Brown will be joined by jazz series favorites Brian Miller on saxophones and Andrew Berinson on piano, with Evan Roberson on trombone and Orlandus Perry on drums. Brown currently serves as Director of the Jazz Program and Associate Professor of the Practice of Music at Duke University and has served on the faculties of the UNC Chapel Hill, NC State University, NC Central University and Guilford College (NC). Purchase seats on CAM’s website: www.cameronartmuseum.org, by phone: 910.395.5999, and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk.

The eight-concert series is presented by Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society. Before and after the concert enjoy dinner and drinks at CAM Café (910.777.2363). Café reservations are always suggested and appreciated.

CAM/CFJS Members: $17.00 for, Non-members: $25.00, Students with valid college ID $12.00 (tax and fees not included)
Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall

Apr
3
Fri
Little Explorers Ages 2-5 Beautiful Bluebirds @ Halyburton Park
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Bring your “Little Explorers” out to the park and discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Your children will delight in the many nature themes we explore each month. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for these popular programs. $3/participant.

Little Explorers Ages 2-5 Beautiful Bluebirds @ Halyburton Park
Apr 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bring your “Little Explorers” out to the park and discover nature through stories, songs, hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Your children will delight in the many nature themes we explore each month. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for these popular programs. $3/participant.

Apr
11
Sat
Farm Tour Fun’raiser @ Greenlands Farm
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come learn about the farm animals of HOOF and sustainable homestead farm life at Greenlands Farm. Enjoy a day with your family and friends, bring a picnic and blanket to enjoy at our wooded picnic area!

Your tour will be around 40-50 minutes (each tour starting on the hour), full of information on farm animal science (including animals like goats, horses, rabbits, chickens, llamas, and pigs) and sustainable homestead farming. The Greenlands Farm fruit orchard will be the focus for organic produce and their various compost techniques will be discussed. Enjoy more time with the animals before and after your tour in the petting farm!
All proceeds benefit Helpers Of Our Farm, an NC nonprofit organization, who’s mission is to teach about animal kindness, animal science, an ownership responsibility to create a better world for animals and humans. All the teaching animals of HOOF are rescued, re-homed, or adopted farm animals and are provided sanctuary by the support of donors, volunteers, and fundraisers. HOOF teaches through group farm tours, in schools, and at local businesses and community events. HOOF and Greenlands Farm, where the farm animal sanctuary is, have been proudly teaching in their community since 2012. Greenlands Farm is a sustainable homestead farm; teaching about sustainable living you can apply to your life and home.

Apr
15
Wed
Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market @ Poplar Grove Plantation
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market @ Poplar Grove Plantation

Under the shade of the Magnolia and ancient Oak trees of Historic Poplar Grove Plantation you’ll find one of Wilmington’s longest running farmers’ markets. Come stroll the grounds, pick up a hot cup of coffee or icy cold lemonade and shop for farm fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, plants, flowers, food and beverages of all types as well as artisan crafted goods. We are family friendly with activities for the kid’s and barnyard animals dropping by to say hello. Every Wednesday from 8-1 from April 15th until September 30th for the 2020 season.