Monday Nov 20 @ 6:00 PM
Intro to Small Business Builder
New Hanover County Public Library – Always wanted to start your own business, but not sure where to start? New Hanover County Public Library now subscribes to Small Business Builder, a one-stop online resource for small businesses. Small Business Builder takes you through the planning process for starting, maintaining, and optimizing your business. It helps you create a business plan, conduct a break-even analysis, develop financial projections, and produce documents to present to lenders and investors. With helpful tips, links to outside resources, and step-by-step tutorials to guide you through the process, Small Business Builder is a resource that can help you realize your business idea's full potential. Registration is required to attend this free Library program. For more information contact Business and Law Librarian Natasha Francois at 910-798-6306.
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 5:30 PM
CCS Basketball Game
Calvary Christian School - Wilmington, NC – VS Elizabeth Christian Academy
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 - Nov 24 @ 7:30 AM
Thanksgiving Break
Calvary Christian School - Wilmington, NC
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Nov 22 @ 7:00 PM
Moscow Ballet's: Great Russian Nutcracker
UNCW Kenan Auditorium – See the one and only Moscow Ballet Great Russian Nutcracker in the top 20 largest US cities and 100+ more cities from coast to coast this this 25th Anniversary Season! All ages are invited to celebrate the Magic of Christmas with Moscow Ballet’s almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by “La La Land’ Concept Designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 - Nov 26 @ 7:00 AM
Loop Through History Self-Guided Walking Tour
Wrightsville Beach Museum of History – Our board member, Donna Starling, has developed an illustrated history tour with 25 signs to go along The John Nesbitt Loop that reveal history on that site or nearby. Carefully researched and paired with vintage photographs illustrating what was once here, the site signs tell the rich and varied story of Wrightsville Beach. On tour days the signs will be up from sunrise to sunset so you can walk the 2.45 miles and pick up history tidbits and trivia about our favorite beach. On other days a brochure at the museum and a page on our website will be available for those interested in the tour. This is a fundraiser for the Wrightsville Beach Museum. Annual sponsorships of the individual signs are available for $150. Become a Loop Through History sign sponsor and support the Wrightsville Beach Museum. You may sponsor in your name, that of your business, or to honor someone special. Be creative. Sponsorships are renewed annually.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Flow w/ Lexi Hawks
LONGWAVE YOGA – Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Flow with Lexi Hawks Come together on Thanksgiving to spread the ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE! A 90-minute heart-opening practice, to help us recognize and give thanks for the blessings in life! The journey of life is constructed of many different types of relationships, and gratitude is essential in maintaining peaceful and respectful connections with all beings. We come together on Thanksgiving Morning to recognize the value in each other and all beings. Celebrate, meditate, and recalibrate your gratitude! Regular pricing and class packages apply. All levels and all beings welcome!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
Thanksgiving Day Gentle + Meditation Extended Practice
Wilmington Yoga Center – Come relax and unwind with Jamie before the bustle of the holiday weekend takes over. Gentle yoga is an unhurried, therapeutic yoga approach introducing postures and breathing techniques that gradually build flexibility and strength. Gentle yoga is for absolutely anyone of any age, shape or size who wants to experience the many benefits of yoga. All levels of practice are welcome, and no experience or flexibility is necessary. We will stretch, relax and meditate in an extended practice before the festivities of Thanksgiving-come start your day off doing something for yourself! Cost: $20 preregistration by Nov. 22 $25 day of event
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:30 AM
Thanksgiving Day HOT Power Flow Extended Practice
Wilmington Yoga Center – Join Jess Bichler, ERYT500 for a Hot Power Flow workshop, inspired by a blend of yoga traditions with an emphasis on heated vinyasa. Hot Power Flow classes are a creative fusion of teachings from different lineages and movement modalities, practiced in a heated room (105 degrees) with a varied sequence. Hot yoga allows for purifying, heat-building practices that stretch and strengthen the body while releasing impurities. Come cozy up on your mat before the feasting begins! Cost: $20 preregistration by Nov. 22 $25 day of event Note: Please bring a towel, avoid food for at least an hour before and drink plenty of water prior to your class.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 4:00 PM
Thanksgiving Football Extravaganza
Lazy Pirate – Football, Pirate Style, on the big screen, the bathrooms, outside, the Crab Shack, anotherwords EVERYWHERE, with sound. Game Day Menu, and can you say Stump Sound Oysters! Happy Thanksgiving from the Lazy Pirate!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 4:00 PM
Celebrate Thanksgiving at St. Paul's
St Paul's Episcopal Church_Wilmington NC – Celebrate Thanksgiving with dinner in the Parish Hall, on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Come yourself; bring friends or relatives. It will be a traditional potluck, with turkey and dressing provided. Guests bring their favorite holiday sides or desserts. Look for a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall or contact Anne Laudati at 910.520.2710 or hokeanne@yahoo.com.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 11:30 PM
OPEN Thanksgiving Day!
Front Street Brewery – A tradition on Front Street with Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner on the menu! Join our family for Thanksgiving as we welcome those who can't make it home for the holidays, or simply don't want to cook. Let us do the dishes while you dine! We will have our FULL menu available til midnight along with a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Plate all day. Sliced Roast Turkey Breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and green beans for only $7.99! Pair that with a St. Stan's Baltic Porter, or enjoy an after dinner whiskey from North Carolina's largest bourbon and whiskey bar!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 11:30 AM
Tiny Tim's Christmas Ale Release
Front Street Brewery – It's the most wonderful time for a BEER! Black Friday, November 24th, join us as we kick off the Christmas Holiday Season with our Imperial Vanilla Java Porter, Tiny Tim's Christmas Ale. Limited Release 32 ounce counter-pressure filled bottles will go on sale at 11:30am and will also be available by the glass at the bar on draft.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 12:30 PM
Post-Thanksgiving Power Detox w/ Logan Wagenseller
LONGWAVE YOGA – Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, gathering with loved ones--and two servings of pumpkin pie. While we all love loading up on our favorite Thanksgiving Day treats, this can leave us feeling a bit sluggish and heavier than normal. On Black Friday, let's pull ourselves out of our food-coma and unroll our yoga mats for a post-feast detox power class! This class will feature twists, cardio, power moves, and interval training that will boost the metabolic rate and help burn off any extra, left-over calories taken in from the day before. ALL LEVELS WELCOME. Regular rates and class packages apply.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Dec 22 @ 5:00 PM
Enchanted Airlie
Visit Wilmington, NC – Stroll through Airlie Gardens and enjoy over one million festive lights, holiday flowers, musical entertainment and a visit with Santa himself at Enchanted Airlie. https://www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/event/enchanted-airlie/2173/ For specific event information and updates please see the event organizer’s website: http://airliegardens.org/events-news/enchanted-airlie/buy-enchanted-airlie-tickets/
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 25 @ 7:00 PM
Basile
Dead Crow Comedy – Basile has entertained millions of comedy fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Basile’s unique blend of material, improvisation, and characters has made him one of the most sought after comedians in the entertainment industry today. Basile’s general audience show, “Dysfunctionally Yours”, WORLD TOUR, is currently touring to sold-out audiences throughout North America. Basile’s diversity in entertainment continues as he stars in his critically acclaimed series, “Growing Up Greek in America”. This comedy series is spoken in Greek and English and to date has sold over a million copies and is distributed worldwide. Basile’s voices and characters have been heard on Armed Forces Radio, Television, and Syndicated Radio as the voice of: “The God Father Of Soul, James Brown” in North America, and his comedy segments on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. Basile has over 100 television appearances throughout the world, including: HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, A & E, and the Jay Leno Show on NBC to name a few. Basile is also known for his voice work as Universal Studio’s Bullwinkle J. Moose, as well as for the Cartoon Network and many Japanese Anime series. Recently, Basile was recently nominated for an EMMY for his work on ESPN’s “30 for 30” series segment, “The Legend of Jimmy the Greek”, as the voice of Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder (Syionidis).
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 25 @ 8:00 PM
Thanksgiving After-Party featuring Machine Gun
SeaWitch Cafe' & Tiki Bar – SeaWitch's 3rd Annual "After Thanksgiving Bash" featuring Machine Gun What better way to work off all that turkey AND help local children than to dance all night to one of Wilmington's most talented bands? This year Machine Gun and SeaWitch are teaming up with the Wilmington Fire Department to help with Operation Warm; a program that provides coats to local children in need. We are asking for a $3 Cover Charge for this event - which 100% will go directly to Operation Warm. Stay tuned in the Discussion Board for more information about OPERATION WARM and this event :) About The Band: Machine Gun was formed in May of 2004, but these players have performed for quite a few years. Based out of Wilmington, NC, this line up is a perfect match. The best of the best. Tommy Brothers-vocals & guitar, Sean Foust on percussion, Tina Langevin-vocals & guitar, B-Walk Rap vocals and John White-vocals & bass. With an impressive, tight rhythm section mixed with tremendous guitar virtuosity and vocals, Machine Gun takes it to the next level. A talent level in which most bands can't reach.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Nov 27 @ 6:00 PM
Quarter Auction Fundraiser
Calvary Christian School - Wilmington, NC – You dont want to miss out on this FUN filled evening to help us raise money to buy the kids of Calvary Christian School new computers and hardware! Just think you could win all the gifts on your Chistmas list for just quarters! Auction Preview starts at 6pm and we will begin the auction at 6:30pm sharp. Paddles are $5 each or buy 3 get one FREE! We will also be selling hotdogs and other refreshments for dinner! Come have fun with us for a good cause. More posts to come explaining how the event works!
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Nov 27 - Nov 28 @ 7:00 PM
Auditions for Oliver!
Thalian Association Community Theatre – Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the third show of their 2017-2018 Main Stage Season, Oliver!, Monday November 27th and Tuesday November 28th from 7-9pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2 nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Michael Lauricella, runs February 9 through February 18 at Thalian Hall. AUDITION PARTICIPANTS MUST SCHEDULE AN AUDITION TIME. To schedule an audition time, please contact Chandler Davis, Samantha Herrick or Front Desk Staff at 910-251-1788 with your preferred day and time. Audition Participants should come prepared to sing 16 bars of a musical theatre song a capella. If needed, callbacks will be Wednesday November 29th and may require reading from the script and/or attending a dance call. Available Roles: Oliver Twist: A workhouse boy about 11 years of age. Fagin: Sly leader, runs training academy for young pickpockets. The Artful Dodger: Fagin’s brightest pupil Bill Sikes: A villain in his prime. Abusive. Nancy: A graduate of Fagin’s academy, and Bill’s companion. Bet: A lass in Fagin’s establishment and Nancy’s best friend. Mr. Bumble: A large and pompous Beadle of the workhouse. Mrs. Corney: A sharp-tongued, domineering widow – the Workhouse Mistress. Mr. Brownlow: An old gentleman of wealth and breeding. Mr. Sowerberry : The Undertaker. Mrs. Sowerberry: Mr. Sowerberry’s wife and his overseer. Charlotte: The Sowerberry’s daughter. Noah Claypole: Mr. Sowerberry’s apprentice. Mr. Grimwig : A Doctor. Mrs. Bedwin: The Brownlow’s Housekeeper. Old Sally: A Pauper. Charley Bates: A boy in Fagin’s establishment. Ensemble: Workhouse boys, workhouse assistants, bow street runners, street vendors and crowd, etc. All ages welcome. Tony Award Winning Show for Best Original Score! SYNOPSIS Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young,orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill’s thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like “As Long as He Needs Me,” “Food, Glorious Food,” and “Where is Love,” Oliver! is a musical classic.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Nov 28 @ 4:00 PM
CCS Basketball Practice
Calvary Christian School - Wilmington, NC
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Nov 28 @ 5:30 PM
Sensory Cinema
New Hanover County Public Library – This family movie screening offers support for the benefit of viewers who find the typical movie theater sensory experience overwhelming or confining. The lights will be on dim and the sound will be lowered during the film. There will be space for viewers to move around, and no "shhh-ing" will be allowed! Free for all ages and abilities. Bring your own snacks and blankets, if you wish. No registration needed. Please click the TICKETS link or call 910-798-6373 for the title of the film. The Library's movie license does not allow announcing the film's title in social and public media.