Southeastern NC February Events
37th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival
When: February 2, 2017 to February 4, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Location: Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Admission: $15 – $225
The 37th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival at the Hilton Riverside in downtown Wilmington, NC, features several styles of jazz music over three nights. SCHEDULE: Thursday — Jazz ala Trinidad with Sea Pans; Vocalist Nnenna Freelon and her Trio; and Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam; Friday and Saturday — 14 All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These are 4½ hour concerts.
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT http://www.etix.com/ticket/v/4332/north-carolina-jazz-festival-wilmington-hilton-riverside
The Odd Couple: Works by Joe Cordaro and Jock Pottle
When: January 30 to March 10 from 10am – 4pm
Location: WHQR Gallery
The WHQR Gallery in downtown Wilmington, NC, presents The Odd Couple: Works by Joe Cordaro and Jock Pottle. Mr. Cordaro specializes in digital arts, while Mr. Pottle works in drawings.
Dinner Theater: I’m with Cupid
When: February 14 @ 7:00 PM
Admission: $16 – $39
TheatreNOW in Wilmington, NC, presents dinner theater featuring a performance of I’m with Cupid, written by Ron Hasson. The play follows a grown-up Cupid, who is taken on as a client by the Circle of Friends speed dating service. When Cupid’s mother, Venus, appears, all goes haywire with love triangles and speed dating escapades. Doors open at 6pm. Show only option available. For more information call: 910.399.3669
Historical Society of Topsail Island meeting
When: February 9 @ 11:30AM
Always an interesting topic and always a delicious lunch. And you are always welcomed to the meeting of the Historical Society of Topsail Island. The catered lunch is $13 for guests younger than 70, or $11 for those over the age of 70. There is no charge to attend the program only.
Annual NC Blueberry Festival Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
When: February 18 from 8am – 12pm
Location: 605 E. Fremont St. Burgaw Fire Department, Burgaw, NC 28425
This delicious morning event supports scholarships!
To become a sponsor or volunteer for the upcoming Festival in June, please visit www.ncblueberryfestival.com
241st Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek
February 25 from 10am – 4pm
Location: 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie NC 28435
North Carolina, first in freedom, was the first colony to declare independence, and it all started right here, at Moores Creek National Battlefield. This is the site of the first Patriots’ victory over the Loyalists. See it unfold before your eyes! For more information, please call: 910.283.5591
African Americans in the Civil War Navies
When: February 2 – 28 from 9am – 5pm
Location: CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center
In recognition of Black History Month, we are featuring weekly profiles of African American sailors from both the Union and the Confederacy. These profiles will be located in our lobby area, and may be viewed free of charge.
2017 Trail Sweep
When: February 11 from 10am – 12pm
Location Oakhurst Nature Park
Join fellow neighbors, students, family, and friends in helping improve our community environment and local economy by cleaning our native natural spaces and supporting a healthy and active lifestyle. SAT Hours for High School Students. Supplies Provided.
Spoken Stories – A Look Back in Time
When: February 28 from 4pm – 5pm
Location: Hammock Beach State Park
Everything has a story that is waiting to be heard. Join us at the park for a storytelling session reflecting on the history that helped shape this community. Guest speakers will share their stories about Swansboro, Huggins Island, former children camps, shipbuilding, farming, as well as the history of Hammocks Beach State Park. So many changes to learn about!
Coastal Habitat Show an’ Tell
When: February 9 @ 5pm
Location: Oak Island Rec Center, Oak Island
Come welcome a whole host of wonderful speakers and learn about coastal birds and turtles, habitats and pollution. The OKU Sea Turtle Protection Program will discuss pollution and how if effects our island’s sea turtles and their nests; Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter will discuss our local coastal bird species; Bald Head Island Conservancy will enlighten participants on the differences between turtle species; and the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer all there is to know about coastal amphibians and wetland monitoring.
Wine and Chocolate Pairing
When: February 12 AND 18 @ 1, 2:30, and 4pm
Location: Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room, Ocean Isle Beach
Admission: $18, limited seats
Silver Coast Winery is offering a delightful Wine & Chocolate Pairing you won’t want to miss, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your sweetie or with your friends! To experience a wine and chocolate pairing like no other, visit Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach on Sunday, February 12th or the Silver Coast Winery Tasting Room on S Howe Street in Southport on Saturday, February 18th. Featuring Silver Coast award winning wines paired perfectly with See’s Candies chocolate.
Run Oak Island
When: Feb 18, 2017 – Feb 18, 2017, Races beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Location: Middleton Park, Oak Island
Admission: $25 online, $30 race day
Run Oak Island offers a full marathon, half marathon, 5K, and 1 Mile fun run/walk. Over 600 runners will race the first race of the islands’ series of races for the world’s largest series race medals. For more information, please visit http://coastalraceproductions.com/run-oak-island/