Cape Fear Weekend Planner: 8 things to do this weekend

(Source: New Hanover County Garden Club)
(Source: New Hanover County Garden Club)

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Friday, January 8

 

Art & The Bloom 2021

Blockade Runner Beach Resort | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Details

  • Leading floral designers in North and South Carolina will showcase their floral creations inspired by fine art. This year’s artwork will come from private collections and the Wilmington Art Association. Floral designers receive their art assignment from a blind draw a few weeks before the event.

Night Tour of the Burgwin-Wright House

Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens | 9 p.m. | Details

  • Experience Colonial nightlife at the Burgwin-Wright House! Guided by candlelight, interpreters will reveal the rituals and superstitions of bygone times- a life without electricity and modern conveniences. Registration is $12. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. Call (910) 762-0570.

 

Saturday, January 9

 

Yappy New Year 5K

314 Pine Grove Dr. Wilmington, NC | 8 a.m. | Details

  • Join the paws4people foundation for their Yappy New Year 5K on Saturday January 9th 2021 at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington, NC! Start the new year on a healthy foot with your 4-legged best friend! There will be an in-person race option and virtual race option for all interested runners/walkers.

Re-ignite your Light for 2021 : Riverlights Community Bike Ride

Riverlights | 8:30 a.m. | Details

  • Community Bike Ride hosted by Shore Break Bikes on Saturday, January 9th, 2021! Owner, and Riverlights resident Diane Hodapp has mapped out two bike route, one for the avid biker who enjoys long bike rides, and the other for those who just want to get out and enjoy the morning on a lighter and shorter ride, the perfect way to spend the morning with the family!

Beach Sweep!

23 E Salisbury St, Wrightsville Beach, NC | 9 – 11 a.m. | Details

  • Join the Plastic Ocean Project for their first beach sweep of 2021. You must register to pre-sign the waiver and let them know you will be joining. Gloves, grabbers, safety vests, and bags will be provided by POP.

Meet the Showboat: A Brief History

Online | 2 -3 p.m. | Details

  • Meet the Showboat: A Brief History features background on the Battleship North Carolina, a.k.a. Showboat, which was the most decorated American battleship of World War II. The virtual event features RDML Ron Henderson, USN, Retired, speaking about the operational history of the vessel. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link by email before the event.

Art & The Bloom 2021

Blockade Runner Beach Resort | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Details

  • Leading floral designers in North and South Carolina will showcase their floral creations inspired by fine art. This year’s artwork will come from private collections and the Wilmington Art Association. Floral designers receive their art assignment from a blind draw a few weeks before the event.

 

Sunday, January 10

 

Virtual Floating Lanterns

Cameron Art Museum Facebook Live | 5 – 6:30 p.m. | Details

  • Join the Cameron Art Museum online for this year’s floating lantern ceremony. Remember someone special, express your gratitude, or create a wish for the new year when you adorn your lantern sleeve.

Art & The Bloom 2021

Blockade Runner Beach Resort | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Details

  • Leading floral designers in North and South Carolina will showcase their floral creations inspired by fine art. This year’s artwork will come from private collections and the Wilmington Art Association. Floral designers receive their art assignment from a blind draw a few weeks before the event.

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