What to do in Wilmington, NC: September Edition
As always happens, the long summer days are drawing to a close and Fall is quickly approaching. The start of school, the changing of the leaves, and even winter, will soon be our reality. But before we pull out our scarves and start drinking pumpkin spiced lattes, let’s get the most out of September! Here are some things to do in Wilmington, North Carolina this September.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: WOMEN OF HOPE FUNDRAISER 5K AND 1-MILE FUN RUN
Help support and raise funds for women with cancer in this year’s Run For Hope 5k and 1-mile fun run/walk! Start time for the 5k is 8am with the walk starting at 8:05am. All proceeds from the race will go straight to Wilmington’s own local charity, Women of Hope.
Location and Contact: Mayfaire Town Center, 6835 Main Street; womenofhope.org; Zach Hunt 910.232.7532
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5: 5TH ANNUAL GREAT GATSBY GALA FUNDRAISER
Time to don your favorite 1920’s outfit to help benefit the City Club Foundation! This event features a live Burlesque show, prohibition-era cocktails, and a room full of glamorous 1920s-inspired attire. The City Club Foundation promotes volunteerism and other charitable efforts throughout the Wilmington area. Tickets should be purchased online and the event starts at 7pm.
Cost: $75 -$150
Location and Contact: City Club of Wilmington, 23 South 2nd St.; email@example.com; 910.343.1880
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12: ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT
This is the weekend to do some summer cleaning and safely get rid of your old electronics! Your Computer Friends will be collecting (and safely disposing of) computer-based electronics, including monitors, hard drives, mice, keyboards, routers, etc. Please note that old tube and large CRT monitors do require a $20 Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee. Thursday to Friday hours are 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 9am to noon.
Cost: Free (or $20)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: AN EVENING WITH RICKY SKAGGS
Enjoy the musical talents of 14-time Grammy winner, Ricky Skaggs! Known as a master of the mandolin and a bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs is sure to entertain everyone in attendance at this UNCW Presents event.
Location and Contact: Kenan Auditorium, UNCW, 515 Wagoner Drive; uncw.edu/presents
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: MINECRAFT CHALLENGE
If you have children into (i.e. obsessed with) the Minecraft phenomenon, they are sure to enjoy this free event at the Myrtle Grove Public Library. The Minecraft Challenge will allow kids to build within the MinecraftEDU universe and explore even more wonders of the game. Please note that space is limited and preregistration is required.
Location and Contact: Myrtle Grove Public Library, 5155 S College Road; Scooter Hayes, 910.798.6393; www.nhclibrary.org
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: FALL FESTIVAL AND CORN MAZE
When you’re ready to admit that summer is officially over, head on over to Hubb’s Farm in Clinton for the Fall Festival and Corn Maze. The maze will be shaped like North Carolina and the event will feature hayrides, slides, a tire mountain and other special events. Visit hubbscornmaze.com for more information.