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What To Do In Wilmington: January 2017 Edition


We have a handful of events to kick the new year off right, including fundraisers to help two non-profit organizations, a coastal clean-up event to keep our shores looking beautiful, and a film reminding us of the importance of defeating prejudice. Wilmington 2017 awaits you!

Hidden Battleship

January 7, 2017, 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Hidden Battleship at the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington features a four-hour behind-the-scenes tour of un-restored areas of the vessel. Guests explore the bow, third deck, Engine Room #1, Captain’s cabin, armored conning tower, aft diesel, the Marine Compartment, and climb inside the fire control tower to the top of the ship. The Azalea Coast Radio Club will be in Radio II to explain their work on the ship’s radio transmitters. Ages 16 and up can purchase tickets. The program is limited to 40 participants.

Battleship North Carolina, #1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: $45.00 to $50.00

Contact: (910) 251-5797 or email leads@battleshipnc.com

StriperFest Community Education Day

January 14, 2017, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

StriperFest Community Education Day at Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington, NC, is a great event for the kids. The event will begin with a Tag and Release Tournament, and there will also be a fisheries forum, fishing seminar and Community Education Day (11am to 2pm). Kids can enjoy art projects, fisheries biology, face painting, casting lessons, boat trips, and more.

Coastline Convention Center, 503 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: FREE!

Contact (910) 762-5606 or email jen@cfrw.us

Coastal Cleanup Kickoff

January 14, 2017, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

To kick off the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s 2017 marine debris removal efforts, they join forces with the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and Keep Onslow Beautiful to present a Coastal Cleanup Kickoff at Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve. Volunteers with kayaks and paddleboards are also welcome to launch from Morris Landing and paddle to the Permuda Island Preserve to remove debris. This event is part of a statewide kickoff for the federation’s Lost Fishing Gear Recovery Project.

Morris Landing Clean Water Preserve, 870 Morris Landing Road, Holly Ridge, NC 28445

Cost: FREE!

Contact (910) 509-2838 or email jessicag@nccoast.org


January 16, 2017 to January 18, 2017, 7:00 PM

Cinematique and WHQR Radio present Loving (running time 2:03, PG-13) at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, NC. The film explores the true story of an interracial couple who married in 1958 but were jailed and then banished in the state of Virginia. The couple relocates to Washington, D.C., but ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.

Cinematique @ WHQR/Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cost: $8.00

Contact (910) 343-1640 or email mary@whqr.org

FUNDRAISER: 9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic

January 21, 2017

The 9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic at Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach is a standup paddle (SUP) competition featuring two races and multiple divisions, including 14 and under. Paddlers can register online and choose either the 3.5-Mile Short Course or the 7-Mile Long Course, and compete for a cash purse. The proceeds will go to Nourish NC.

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, 275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Contact (800) 383-4443 or email info@coastalurge.com

Kids under 14 – $25 Adults, short course – $55 Adults, long course – $75

FUNDRAISER: East Coast Shag Classic

January 26, 2017 to January 29, 2017

The 4th Annual East Coast Shag Classic at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC, features dance lessons, a silent auction, and live music by Jim Quick & Coastline (Thursday), The Entertainers (Friday), Steve Owens and Summertime (Saturday matinee), Band of Oz (Saturday evening), and The Hill Family Band (Sunday). Weekend getaway packages are also available. The proceeds will go to Women of Hope, a non-profit cancer organization for women.

Holiday Inn Resort, 1706 North Lumina Ave , Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Contact (910) 297-7688 or email penny@womenofhope.org

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