Thursday Feb 22 @ 3:30 PM
Art for Adults: Origami
New Hanover County Public Library – In celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Northeast Library will host a number of programs related to the sports and culture of the host nation, South Korea. Origami, or paper folding, is well practiced in Korean art and is an important part of their culture. In this program, you will learn to create basic origami objects. All supplies will be provided but registration is required.
Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
Gallery Talk: State of the Art / Art of the State
Cameron Art Museum – More info: http://cameronartmuseum.org/index.php?c=program#sota Artists Ashly Farley (Bob’s Office, found materials, LED Lights), Addison Jones (Christian’s Piece, charcoal), Claire Mains (Petunias in Watering Can, watercolor) and Owen Wexler (Lake View - Airlie Gardens, oil on panel) whose work is on view in CAM’s current exhibition State of the Art/Art of the State, come together for an informal conversation on their art work. Join in the discussion about their inspiration and process. Before and after the program enjoy classical guitar music by Justin Hoke in CAM Café with your refreshments and/or dinner. CAM Members: Free, Museum Admission all others
Friday Feb 23 @ 4:00 PM
Art Attack: Bad Art
New Hanover County Public Library – February's theme: Love Stinks (make bad art!) No prior experience needed! Registration required as materials are limited. For teens.
Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM
Yoga for Psychological Health + Emotional Wellbeing Workshop
Wilmington Yoga Center – This course gives a concentrated overview of the human condition from ancient yogic and modern psychological perspectives. We review yogic concepts related to understanding the mind, including koshas, kleshas, samskaras, and the gunas. We explore how these concepts fit together with western ideas of mind and how they may be useful in understanding and treating dysfunction. Students will learn Tantra Hatha yoga therapy methods for managing or assisting in healing psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety, and traumatic stress responses. Cost $400 Register early + SAVE $50
Friday Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM
Building Friends Kick Off Celebration!
Friends School of Wilmington – Enjoy a fun evening at Tek Mountain and hear up to the minute news about the Building Friends Campaign. Lite bites and drinks will be served.
Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM
Dead Crow Comedy – Originally from Boston, SAM JAY was a standout of the 2017 JUST FOR LAUGHS NEW FACES. Sam is currently writing for SNL, and the host of RICKING MORTY, the Rick and Morty post show on ADULT SWIM. She recently made her late night television debut on ABC's LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY KIMMEL. Her half hour stand up special will premiere this fall on COMEDY CENTRAL. She was named to the Comedy Central COMICS TO WATCH list in 2015, and has since performed at the New York Comedy Festival, Portland's Bridgetown Festival, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and Boston's Women In Comedy Festival. Her credits also include COMEDY CENTRAL's WHITE FLIGHT, THE MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL, MTV's SAFEWORD, and VICELAND's PARTY LEGENDS.
Friday Feb 23 @ 7:30 PM
Organ Recital, Jack Mitchener
St Paul's Episcopal Church_Wilmington NC – PROGRAM will include selections by Handel, Haydn, Bach, Saint-Saëns, James Hook, Jules Massenet, and Marcel Dupré. Jack Mitchener has had a long career in church music, serving several congregations including the American Cathedral in Paris. Dr. Mitchener has concertized widely and received critical acclaim for his “expressive and original playing” and his “poetic style”. Jack Mitchener is Professor of Organ, University Organist, Chairman of the Keyboard Department and Director of the Townsend-McAfee Institute of Church Music in the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. In addition, he is Artist-in-Residence and Assistant Organist at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta. He previously served as Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in Macon. Prior posts in churches include St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, NC; Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in High Point, NC; and the American Cathedral in Paris. Before Mercer, he was an organprofessor at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, the University of North Carolina Schoolof the Arts, Salem College, and the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.Jack Mitchener has been praised for playing that is technically brilliant, yet expressive and poetic. According to The American Organist, "Mitchener brings music to life with his supple rhythmic control, clear phrasing, energy, and sensitivity." In response to his recording on the historic Salem Tannenberg organ, Dulcet Tones, a reviewer for the International Record Review of London asserted: "Superb…an impressive and rather moving listening experience.” He was invited to participate as a performer for the 2016 Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative in Rochester, NY and garnered this review: “Mitchener’s masterful playing and sensitivity to both congregation and instrument was the high point of the conference,” The Diapason.He has concertized extensively throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia, and many of his performances have been heard in television and radio broadcasts such as American Public Media's “Pipe Dreams.” He has performed in notable venues such as the Church of St. Sulpice and the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris; St. Thomas Church, New York City; Duke University Chapel; the Church of St. Augustine in Vienna; the Church of St. James (Jacobikirche) in Lubeck, Germany; and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. He also has collaborated with renowned musicians such as Nick Eanet (Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), the Mendelssohn and Ying String Quartets, lutenist Paul O'Dette, and composer John Corigliano. While still an undergraduate student, he was the national winner of the Music Teachers National Association Organ Competition. Later he was a laureate in the Dublin International Organ Competition. He has recorded for the Raven and Albany labels.He has performed the complete organ works of J. S. Bach in a series of fifteen recitals and also has given recitals, lectures, and master classes for national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Organ Historical Society, the Music Teachers National Association, the Historical Keyboard Society in North America, the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, the Association of Anglican Musicians, the Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. He has been a guest performer and teacher at numerous universities throughout the USA as well as institutions in Hong Kong and Japan. He also has premiered works by Emma Lou Diemer, Dan Locklair, Margaret Vardell Sandresky, and Robert Ward (winner of the PulitzerPrize).His major teachers include Marie-Claire Alain, David Craighead, David Higgs, John Mueller,
Saturday Feb 24 @ 8:00 AM
Coastal Fitness Challenge
New Hanover County Parks & Gardens – Get fit for a great cause! Join us at Hugh MacRae Park for a morning of outdoor fun and fitness on Saturday, Feb 24th from 8am-12pm. Your favorite instructors will be on hand teaching classes like yoga, boot camp and more! Classes are just $15/each and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County. The Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to care for and improve our county parks through beautification and improvements such as the Coastal Challenge Course at Northern Regional Park. Class size is limited so get your tickets today! Visit http://nhcparksconservancy.org/?page_id=814 for class schedule & more information.
Saturday Feb 24 - Feb 25 @ 9:00 AM
NC and SC QSO Parties & Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club
USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship – The NC QSO Party is a statewide event offering ham radio operators the opportunity to make contact with operators in all 100 North Carolina counties within a 9-hour period. It is a friendly contest as every contact contains points and those hams with the most points in certain categories win in that category. The Battleship is NI4BK and HAM operators may contact the ship via Voice, Digital and Morse Code. NI4BK is a "Bonus" point station with contesters especially seek and NORTH CAROLINA's presence is posted throughout the day on a "Cluster" for the world to see. For the SC QSO Party NI4BK will be operated in "Search and Pounce" mode to contact as many SC stations as possible. The Battleship is NI4BK and we look forward to hearing from YOU! For information, contact Allan Pellnat, 910-799-1694 or KX2H@ATT.NET.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 10:00 AM
Tidewater Camellia Club Show & Sale
Visit Wilmington, NC – Camellia experts will display over 500 blooms for evaluation by the American Camellia Society judges. An excellent selection of camellias will be available for purchase and expert growers will be on hand to answer your Camellia questions, and there is even a new Interactive Children's Corner. https://www.wilmingtonandbeaches.com/event/tidewater-camellia-club-show-%26-sale/2154/ For specific event information and updates please see the event organizer’s website: http://www.tidewatercamelliaclub.org/
Saturday Feb 24 @ 10:00 AM
Make a Blanket Day
New Hanover County Public Library – Calling all quilters, knitters, crocheters, or fleece-crafters! Join together with other local "blanketeers" to create blankets for children in need. You can bring your sewing machine, an afghan in progress, or whatever you need to work on a blanket or two. Can't sew or knit? You can still help with no-sew fleece blankets or by tying & labeling finished blankets. Drop in for an hour or the whole day. All blankets and donated materials will go to the New Hanover/ Brunswick/Pender chapter of Project Linus.
Saturday Feb 24 @ 2:00 PM
Seahawk FAM: Junie B. Jones
UNCW Kenan Auditorium – Tickets: $5-$20 Dear first-grade journal, Hooray, hooray! TheatreworksUSA is making a musical (that is a play all jumbled together with singing and dancing, I believe). And what do you know! It's all about me, Junie B. Jones! (The B stands for Beatrice, only I do not like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all.) This is the bestest musical ever, I tell you! It's got loads of funny songs, and it's based on a bunch of books this lady, Barbara Park, wrote about me and the things I do in first grade. An hour-long musical featuring the beloved literary character, Junie B. Jones, in three hilarious stories - "First Grader (at Last!)," "Boss of Lunch," and "One-Man Band."
Saturday Feb 24 @ 2:00 PM
Holistic Health Mini Workshop
Wilmington Yoga Center – Come join us at Wilmington Yoga for a mini-workshop where providers will be demonstrating various treatments to promote physical and emotional health. This workshop will include a brief talk about the Mind/Body/Spirit connection from the owner of Evolution Wellness, a licensed counselor followed by an overview of services offered at Evolution Wellness. We will then break into stations where you can ask questions and receive demos of Acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese Cupping, and health coaching. This event is 100% free; up to 30 guests can attend!
Monday Feb 26 @ 5:00 PM
Computer Class: Creating Documents
New Hanover County Public Library – A this hands-on computer class you'll get started creating documents, get comfortable with basic formatting, and learn how to use templates in Microsoft Word. Google Docs will also be covered if any participants have Google accounts. The class is free but space is limited, so please register!
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 4:00 PM
CCS Student Government Fundraiser
Calvary Christian School - Wilmington, NC – Help us raise money for our School! Organized by the Student Government, come grab some delicious food and help our school! You will need to bring a copy of the flyer, show a digital copy, or use "FUND" as you promo code for online orders.
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 6:00 PM
2018-23 Academic Strategy Presentation + Parent Q&A
Island Montessori School – The story of our first five years was GROWTH. The story of our next half decade will be ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE! Come learn about our Academic Plan for the next five years. If you have a child at IMS, you need to attend this event. Read our Year 5 State of the School letter (www.im.school/stateofschool). Read the brief summary of our Academic Strategy (www.im.school/strategy). The presentation will be followed by a Parent Q&A. Child care and healthy snacks will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Tuesday Feb 27 @ 6:00 PM
Are you Lucky Tonight?
Dead Crow Comedy – I'm doing my first comedy routine! Yes! I'm taking a class how to do a comedy routine with my five classmates. Come join us and laugh the evening away!
Wednesday Feb 28 @ 2:00 PM
Intro to Proposal Writing
New Hanover County Public Library – Whether you're new to grant proposal writing or just want a quick refresher, this free class is for you. You'll also learn about Foundation Directory Online, the major national search tool for philanthropic funding, which is available for use at no charge using NHC Library computers in Library buildings. This workshop gives an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation that makes grants to nonprofit organizations. You'll learn the basic elements of a proposal, “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal, and how to follow up whether the answer is "yes" or "no." The workshop is free but space is limited. To make sure you have a seat, register
Wednesday Feb 28 @ 3:00 PM
Introduction to Blogging
New Hanover County Public Library – Are you interested in learning about blogs? Have you always wanted to start a blog but aren't sure where to start? Come to this class at the Northeast Library and learn the basics about blogging. Topics will include: Explanation of what blogs are How to find blogs Sites to use to start your own blog Blogging tips