September Events in the Wrighsville Beach Area 2002

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SEPTEMBER

Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Celebrate the Arts at Hugh MacRae Park. This has been formed as a successor group to replace the Piney Woods Festival. In addition to 47 juried art exhibitions and sale, there will be ongoing music, pony rides, ethnic food and hands-on art for the kids. There is no admission fee, but donations at the gate will be welcome. Hours are 10am-5pm Saturday, and 11am-5pm Sunday. For more information call 910-270-9610 or 910-791-5959.

1-30 Sunset Cruises at Wrightsville Beach from Seapath Yacht Club. Enjoy a scenic sailboat cruise of the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean and Banks Channel. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, March through October, 5:45pm. For more information call 910-256-4282.

1-30 Mark Hewitt: Outside at the Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum. Part of the five inaugural changing exhibitions. An aesthetic and technical tour-de-force, the large scale planters and vessels of North Carolina artist Mark Hewitt have received international acclaim. Difficult to build using a manual wheel, and more difficult to fire in a wood-fire groundhog kiln, Hewitt's bravura pots have been featured in Smithsonian magazine and enjoyed in museum collections across the eastern United States. Professor Henry Glassie of the Folklore Institute, Indiana University at Bloomington, is guest essayist for this exhibition. For more information call 910-395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

1-30 When Wilmington Was Young: Eighteenth Century European Art from the North Carolina Museum of Art at the Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum. Part of the five inaugural changing exhibitions. This significant loan exhibition was organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art to celebrate the inauguration of the Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum. The exhibitionis comprised of ten major eighteenth-century paintings and sculptures from the museum's European collection. Curated by David Steel, Curator of European Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, these paintings and sculptures represent a selection of the art being created during the era that also saw the incorporation of Wilmington, North Carolina in 1739. Steel also is essayist for the exhibition catalogue. It will remain here until March 30, 2003. For more information call 910-395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

1-30 Community Rallies to Conserve Historic Flags at Cape Fear Museum. The exhibition will celebrate flag color and symbolism, and highlight the compelling stories behind the icons. Visitors may glimpse the rare and valuable flags, stored in the Museum's collection because they are too fragile to display, some are nearly 150 years old! For more information call 910-341-4350.

5 Ultimate Adventure Trip. Take a motorized cruise to a remote location or island of your choice. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, swimming, relaxing in the sun, or anything you dream of. Let us find you a secret spot to have your own adventure. We supply everything, gourmet lunch, kayaks, fishing gear, a USCG licensed captain and a guide/instructor. Call Carolina Coastal Adventures at 910-458-9111 for more information.

6-8 The Volvo Leukemia Cup Regatta. Event opening at the Coast Line Convention Center Friday from 7pm-10pm. Hors D'oeuvres, cocktails, music by Bill Bellamy, live and silent auctions, on-site registration. Public invited, $10 guest tickets. Saturday: Skippers meeting at 9am at Carolina Yacht Club, Race 1-10:50 First start signal, skipper and crew party 6pm-10pm Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Sunday: Race 2- 10:50 First start signal, Awards celebration from 4pm-6pm at Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. For more information contact Shayna Anderson 910-799-0075.

7 Downtown Antique and Art Walk on Front Street in Wilmington. Enjoy antiques and art from local dealers and artists. Front Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic for the walk to help create a more relaxed atmosphere. Presented by the City of Wilmington, DARE, and DWA. For more information call 910-763-7349.

11-15 A Streetcar Named Desire presented by the Opera House Theatre Company, 8pm, Thalian Hall. Enjoy this Tennessee Williams drama about Blanche DuBois. For more information or tickets call 800-523-2820 or 910-343-3664.

11-15 Hamlet at Thalian Hall, Studio Theatre, 8pm. Presented by Theatre Exchange, directed by Scott Simpson. Tickets are $14. $2 discount for students and seniors. For more information call 800-523-2820 or 910-343-3664.

12 Ultimate Adventure Trip. Take a motorized cruise to a remote location or island of your choice. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, swimming, relaxing in the sun, or anything you dream of. Let us find you a secret spot to have your own adventure. We supply everything, gourmet lunch, kayaks, fishing gear, a USCG licensed captain and a guide/instructor. Call Carolina Coastal Adventures at 910-458-9111 for more information.

14 Classical Favorites performed by The North Carolina Symphony with William Henry Curry, Conductor, 8pm. Show will take place at UNCW, Kenan Auditorium. For more information call 800-732-3643 or 910-962-3500.

14 Port City Thunder, Wilmington's Minor League Football Team plays the Carolina Colts at Legion Stadium, 7pm. For more information or tickets call 910-452-9226 or visit www.portcitythunder.com.

14 Free Live Entertainment at the Gazebo Stage, Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach, 7pm-9pm. The Pleasure Island Merchants Association invites you to bring a chair and the kids to enjoy live entertainment. Tonight's entertainment is T Bird Beach Music. For more information call 910-458-6835 or 458-8802.

18-22 Hamlet at Thalian Hall, Studio Theatre, 8pm. Presented by Theatre Exchange, directed by Scott Simpson. Tickets are $14. $2 discount for students and seniors. For more information call 800-523-2820 or 910-343-3664.

19 8th Annual Retirement Living Showcase at the Coast Line Convention Center, noon to 5pm. There will be 75 exhibits. For more information call Chad Hessenflow at 910-762-2611 ext.212.

19 Ultimate Adventure Trip. Take a motorized cruise to a remote location or island of your choice. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, swimming, relaxing in the sun, or anything you dream of. Let us find you a secret spot to have your own adventure. We supply everything, gourmet lunch, kayaks, fishing gear, a USCG licensed captain and a guide/instructor. Call Carolina Coastal Adventures at 910-458-9111 for more information.

19-21 Wrightsville Beach King Mackerel Tournament at the Bridge Tender Marina. Prizes will be in excess of $100,000. Proceeds benefit the UNCW Seahawks Club, Wrightsville Beach Lyons Club, and Artificial Reef fun. Registration deadline is 9pm September 19th. For more information call 910-799-6483.

20-22 A Streetcar Named Desire presented by the Opera House Theatre Company, 8pm, Thalian Hall. Enjoy this Tennessee Williams drama about Blanche DuBois. For more information or tickets call 800-523-2820 or 910-343-3664.

21 Wilmington Dog Jog. A charity event held in Greenfield Park which includes a 5K run or 2 mile fun walk. The event encourages people of all ages to run, walk, or jog with their best friend, their dog. Proceeds benefit the New Hanover County Humane Society. $15 per dog. For more information call 910-341-3237.

21 Port City Thunder, Wilmington's Minor League Football Team plays the S.C. Seminoles at Legion Stadium, 7pm. For more information or tickets call 910-452-9226 or visit www.portcitythunder.com.

21-30 "Lives of the Tree" at the Murphey Center, 5026 Market Street. The Wilmington Children's Museum is bringing this fantastic exhibit to town until December 15. This hands-on interactive learning exhibit teaches children and adults alike the value of trees in our eco-system and how people, animals and trees co-exist. Members $2, non-members $5. For more information call 910-254-3534.

22 Carolina Blonde Amateur Golf Tournament at Lockwood Folly. For more information call John Lovit at 864-982-0876 or visit www.carolinablondetour.com.

22 Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall. Swim 1500 meters, bike 20K and run 5K. For more information call 910-256-9622.

28  2002 U.S. National Surf Kayaking Championships Date: September 28-29, 2002 Place: Wrightsville Beach, NC Contact: Steve Hutton, (843) 762-8031, prch2o@bellsouth.net

26 Ultimate Adventure Trip. Take a motorized cruise to a remote location or island of your choice. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, swimming, relaxing in the sun, or anything you dream of. Let us find you a secret spot to have your own adventure. We supply everything, gourmet lunch, kayaks, fishing gear, a USCG licensed captain and a guide/instructor. Call Carolina Coastal Adventures at 910-458-9111 for more information.

28 Skyhoundz "Bark in the Park" Frisbee Contest at Wrightsville Beach Park, 11am. There is no entry fee for competitors and no admission charge for spectators. All competitors receive a certificate of participation and an official competition flying disc. Registration is from 9:30am to 10:30am. For more information contact Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation at 910-256-7925.

28 Scholarship Golf Tournament hosted by the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club at The Cape Golf & Racquet Club. The proceeds benefit scholarships for graduate students in Marine Science at UNCW. For more information call Randy or Sue Gibson at 910-458-9735.

28 "Jazzy Night" the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Annual Benefit Concert at Thalian Hall, 8pm. Eve Cornelius and the Chip Crawford Trio will appear with the Orchestra as a highlight of a gala evening that will begin at 6pm with a reception, followed by a catered dinner, the concert and then coffee and desert. For more information call 910-791-9262 or visit www.wilmingtonsymphony.org.

28 Port City Thunder, Wilmington's Minor League Football Team plays the Carolina Tigers at Legion Stadium, 7pm. For more information or tickets call 910-452-9226 or visit www.portcitythunder.com.

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