What's going on this month in our area
Editor’s note: Because of the coronavirus and changing restrictions in place from the state, the events below are subject to change. It’s best to check event websites first before heading out. The Wilmington Sharks announced June 25, after WILMA went to press on our July issue, that the baseball team had to cancel this summer’s season after the state extended its phase two restrictions because of COVID-19.
Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200 U.S. Highway 17 North, hosts its weekly FARMERS MARKET 8 a.m.-1 p.m., with butchers, bakers, and artisan makers. As of press time, the market was still a walk-through farmers market. Taking place every Wednesday, the market lasts through September 30.
CINEMATIQUE SOFA SERIES
Thalian Hall and WHQR hold the CINEMATIQUE SOFA SERIES, based on the in-person, long-running Cinematique movies series at Thalian. Viewers can click on the “Rent Now” button on Thalian’s site for streaming the independent, foreign, and documentary films typically curated as part of the Cinematique experience.
Every Saturday and Sunday, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Wilmington Yoga Center hosts BEACH YOGA on Crystal Pier at Oceanic restaurant in Wrightsville Beach. The class, open to all levels, provides vinyasas with a view of the ocean waves. Because of social distancing, classes are limited to nine people. Preregistration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pointe at Barclay
Go Time has approval from the city of Wilmington to hold THE BATTLE FOR INDEPENDENCE ROAD RACE, an in-person race that also has virtual options for those who would rather run it on their own. The timed race includes 1-mile and 5K courses at The Pointe at Barclay, 1450 Barclay Pointe Boulevard. To help with distancing, there will be two start lines, and runners will start in staggered waves of twenty people at a time. Other precautions will be in place. Those details are on the event registration page, which also has info about how to run the virtual race.
The NEW HANOVER COUNTY GOP hosts a boat parade to show support for President Trump starting at 10 a.m. The boat parade will run through the inland waterway at Wrightsville Beach. Those without boats can still participate from shore.
North Carolina Ukulele Academy
Ukulele lessons kick up for the summer for all ages at the NORTH CAROLINA UKULELE ACADEMY, 203 Racine Drive. There are kids lessons, starting at age seven up to Ukulele 101 for teens. There also are several adult-level lessons, including a new class on “Summer Road Trip Songs” and “Fun Jazz Classics.”
Wilmington Brewing Company
Wilmington Brewing Company hosts a weekly running get-together that starts at the brewery, 824 South Kerr Avenue, at 6:30 p.m. for RUN CLUB. Dogs and strollers are welcome, and cold beer awaits at the end.
Hugh MacRae Park
Without Limits kicks off its twelve-week WALK TO RUN PROGRAM to introduce people to the sport of running, along with coaching to incorporate running into participants’ fitness goals. The first practice starts at 5:45 p.m. at Hugh MacRae Park and is free. Those who sign up meet weekly on Wednesdays, with a to-be-determined 5K in September.
Habitat Restore Monkey Junction
CAPE FEAR HABITAT RESTORE holds a grand opening event for its newest location, this one in Monkey Junction at 6331 Carolina Beach Road. The stores, which are donation centers from the local nonprofit, are open to the public to find home goods, furniture, building supplies, and more. Items are resold to help support the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s mission of affordable homes in the community.
Shark Tooth Island
The town of Leland holds its kayak trip to SHARK TOOTH ISLAND for paddlers of all experience levels 8:30-11:30 a.m. Explore the waterways on the tour, let by Mahanaim Adventures.
For more info and registration details, go to townofleland.com/parks-recreation
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