Community Connections

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Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour

ANNUAL HOLIDAY BY CANDLELIGHT WALKING TOUR CELEBRATING 50 YEARS WITH RETURN OF BELOVED EVENT

When the days get shorter and the nights cast a chill over the Lower Cape Fear, we are drawn to the light and joy from the glow of the holiday season; A Christmas tree, the candles of a menorah, the festive lights illuminating downtown Wilmington, and the luminaries lighting the way to an historic home like lanterns in times gone by.

The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society is very pleased to announce the Annual Old Wilmington by Candlelight Walking Tour is back in full force this year. In observance of the 50th Anniversary of this signature event it will feature a Grand Gala kicking off the weekend’s festivities. The events will be held beginning Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. with the Gala Celebration. The walking tour will be self guided and homes, houses of worship, and other historic sites all within Downtown Wilmington will be open for tours Saturday, December 10 from 4 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 from 1- 5 p.m. The festivities will conclude with a Holiday Open House held at the Latimer House, 126 S. 3rd St., on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. It will feature refreshments and entertainment.

Tickets for the Walking Tour and Grand Gala will go on sale Monday, July 11 at 10 a.m. The cost for the Walking Tour is $50 apiece; the Grand Gala is $100 each, or $150 for both events. The Open House will be free and open to the public.

For more information or to book your tickets, please visit www.lcfhs.org or contact the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at 910.762.0492.

Start: 12/09/2022
End: 12/11/2022

Food Truck Rodeo

Onslow County Parks & Recreation is excited to offer another Food Truck Rodeo!

Food vendors include Hawaiian Kine Shave Ice, Funnels of Love, The BFT, Smoking Joe’s BBQ, Mari’s Hella Fat Food, The Cheesecake Hustle, Dirty Taco & Mas, R.L. Street Dogs, The Meat Shack, Frothy Sloth Coffee Hut, and many more! October 16, 2022 from 10A to 6P at Onslow Pines Park.

Start: 10/16/2022
End: 10/16/2022

Monster Bash- Trunk or Treat

Come join us for a gourd o’ time at our Monster Bash at Onslow Pines Park! Come trunk or treat with us, paint some pumpkins and participate in our costume contests! Food Trucks will be on site! It will be spooktacular! October 29th from 5P to 9P!

Start: 10/29/2022
End: 10/29/2022

Carolina Home and Garden Fall Festival

It’s that time of year! The kick off into the Fall season. Entry is free, but activities require tickets.
– Games & prizes
– Dunk tank
– Inflatable rock climbing
– Bouncy house
– Face Painting
– Craft vendors
– Potato sack race
– “Dessert” walk
– Pumpkin painting, and MORE!
Enjoy seasonal cocktails and food options. Grab your pumpkins and mums for your fall decor! Sunday, September 25th from 12Noon to 5P at Carolina Home and Garden in Newport!
Start: 09/25/2022
End: 09/25/2022

Community Mural Project

Reviving Lives Ministries of New Bern (RLM)

Sunday
October 2, 2022
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
810 Broad St. New Bern, NC 28560

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of painting, live music, food and activities for
the kids, while Jesse Doyle and Lee Hood, begin painting a transformative mural at 810
Broad Street. The Community Mural Project supports recovery and resilience by
building connections between helpful neighbors.
Reviving Lives ministers to people seeking recovery in a safe and sober-living home;
good recovery needs good neighbors. Come out and help us revive the old metal shed at
810 Broad St. because this project will be better when we do it together.
Reviving Lives Ministries carries a faith-based solution for addiction to people willing to
change, who need a stable home, wellness skills, and connection to community. We have
been building resilience in our community for nearly a decade. Check out our Facebook
event for more information or contact Lainy at 252-624-9826.

Start: 10/02/2022
End: 10/02/2022

Cape Lookout National Seashore Starlight Cruise

Cape Lookout National Seashore and Crystal Coast Stargazers invite you to the last starlight cruise for 2022 on October 15. The cruise will leave the park’s Visitor Center, 1800 Harkers Island Road, Harkers Island, NC at 6:15. While at the lighthouse, you will disembark and a NASA Solar System Ambassador will provide a laser pointed tour of the beautiful skies over Core Sound. Crystal Coast Stargazers will set up telescopes at the Visitor Center for the public to come and stargaze and will remain set up until the cruise returns for passengers to have the opportunity to stargaze through the telescopes. The ferry cruise does require a reservation – please call 252-728-7433. The only cost for this event is the cruise ticket: Adults-$27; Children-$17

Start: 2022-10-15
End: 2022-10-15

Lenoir County Agricultural Fair

The fair will celebrate 67 seasons of family fun with midway rides, Great Lakes Timber Show, motorsports, pro wrestling, local entertainment, Extreme Fear ScareGrounds haunted house (Friday – Saturday), community exhibits, contests and favorite fair food.

Highlights include the 34th Annual Cheerleading Competition (6:30 pm Tuesday); Extreme Shock Pro Wrestling (7 pm Wednesday); 24K Cowgirls Equestrian Drill Team (7 pm Thursday); Rockreation Therapy (6:30 pm Friday); Demolition Derby (3 pm) and Motocross Racing (6 pm) on Saturday ($10 Motorsports Entrance Gate fee).

Fair admission: $6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; $7 Saturday; free for kids 4 & younger

Dollar Day (Thursday): Admission and rides are $1 each (10-ride minimum purchase).

Unlimited ride wristbands are $25. Ride tickets are also available on the midway.

Admission specials:
* Free admission for ages 6-18 on Wednesday from 5-7 pm
* Free admission Tuesday – Thursday from 5-7 pm for ages 62 & older and vocational rehab residents + 1 chaperone

Fair hours are 5-11 pm Tuesday – Friday and 1-11 pm Saturday at the Lenoir County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road in Kinston.

Visit the website for more information, including Extreme Fear ScareGrounds tickets.

Start: 2022-10-04
End: 2022-10-08