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What to Do in Wilmington, NC: October 2016 Edition

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Pumpkin Spice is back at your favorite coffee shop, the kids are settled in school, and the temperature is starting to cool off a bit. October’s arrival means fall is in full swing!

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. The American Cancer Society estimates that 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2016. Here are a few ideas for enjoying the season and supporting the cause during October:

FUNDRAISER: 8th Annual Run for the Ta Tas

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM

The 8th Annual Run for the Ta-Tas is a Chaser 5K Race with a one-mile walk. The women start first with a two-and-a-half-minute head start over the men. The first participant to cross the finish line, male or female, wins a cash prize. The fast and flat paved course takes runners around Mayfaire Town Center. Proceeds benefit The Pink Ribbon Project, The Pretty in Pink Foundation, and Love is Bald. Registration is required.

Mayfaire Town Center, 6835 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405
Cost: $20.00 to $40.00
For more information, call (910) 232-7532 or email Zach@its-go-time.com

Pie on the Porch: A Nostalgic Farm Gathering

Saturday, October 1, 2016, 5:00 PM

Pie on the Porch: A Nostalgic Farm Gathering at Lucas Farmhouse in Rocky Point, NC, features a picnic basket dinner to enjoy on the farm grounds, plus beer and wine, and live music by rockabilly band The Phantom Playboys. Tickets are available online.

Lucas Farmhouse, 511 Lucas Avenue, Rocky Point, NC 28457
Cost: $25.00 (advance purchase), $30.00 (at the door)
For more information, call (910) 619-1013 or email lucasfarmhouse@gmail.com

An Afternoon of Latin Dancing

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 3:00 PM

An Afternoon of Latin Dancing at The Calico Room in downtown Wilmington, NC, features an introductory lesson and then open dancing — Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cha Cha Cha, Kizomba — until 6pm, as well as a performance by the Ladies Touch Wilmington Team.

The Calico Room, 107 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost: FREE!
For more information, call (910) 616-6887 or email summer@wilmingtonlatindance.com

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 7:00 PM

Cinematique and WHQR Radio presents the 2-hour, 17-minute movie The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years. Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, NC, will host the screening of the Ron Howard film that follows the Fab Four from the infancy of Beatlemania to worldwide fame and beyond.

Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost: $8.00
For more information, call (910) 343-1640 or email mary@whqr.org

Coastal Speaker Series: Plastic Ocean Project

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 7:00 PM

The Coastal Speaker Series in Wrightsville Beach, NC, presented by the North Carolina Coastal Federation, features Bonnie Monteleone, Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships for Plastic Ocean Project, who is collaborating with the best and brightest leaders to take on the challenge of removing plastics from our oceans while creating sustainable businesses in the process. Registration is free.

Coastal Education Center, 309 West Salisbury Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Cost: FREE!
For more information, call (910) 509-2838 or email nccf@nccoast.org

The Birds Attack

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 8:00 PM
Friday, October 14, 2016, 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 16, 2016, 3:00 PM

Big Dawg Productions presents The Birds Attack at Cape Fear Playhouse in Wilmington, NC. A parody of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, the play is adapted by Jimmy Janowski.

Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost:$15.00 to $20.00
For more information, call (910) 367-5237 or email bigdawgpro@gmail.com

Great Train Show & Sale

Saturday, October 15, 2016, and Sunday, October 16, 2016 , 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Great Train Show & Sale at the Wilmington Railroad Museum in downtown Wilmington, NC, features model-making tips, a chance to drive trains, activities, and yard sale goods. Kids under 13 admitted free.

Wilmington Railroad Museum, 505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost: $5.00 (Kids under 13 are FREE!)
For more information, call (910) 763-2634 or email wilmrrmus@bizec.rr.com

FUNDRAISER: Rock for a Cure

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:00 PM

The UNCW Communication Studies Society student organization presents the 10th Annual Rock for a Cure at The Reel Cafe in downtown Wilmington, NC. The event features a performance by The Schoolboys, a classic rock band composed of UNCW professors, as well as a silent auction and raffle prize drawings. Proceeds benefit the NHRMC Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Project, which helps local, uninsured women obtain free mammograms and diagnostic screenings for the early detection of breast cancer.

The Reel Café, 100 South Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost: $5.00
For more information, email mbw8644@uncw.edu

Enjoy your October!

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