Peel ‘em and Eat ‘em
Surfers Healing Shrimp-a-roo Fundraiser
Buddy’s Crab House & Oyster Bar
Thursday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m.
Chow down on shrimp and crabs while listening to the live local sounds of Massive Grass. Proceeds benefit Surfers Healing and its one-day surf camp for autistic children, planned for Aug. 18. Plates are $5 each. For more information, visit
It’s a Dirty Job, But Kids Have to Do It
11th Annual Mud Days
Children’s Museum of Wilmington
Friday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to noon
Dress your kids in bathing suits or old clothes, and bring a towel for an immersion in the science of the soil. Kids will make mud pies or try on a mud mask. Admission is $9. For more information call 910-254-3534 or visit www.playwilmington.org
Going to the Movies: From Scotland to Wilmington
New Hanover County Main Library
Monday, Aug. 11, 6 p.m.
Scottish filmmaker Shona Thomson, Artist-in-Residence for the Cucalorus Film Foundation, will create an event for the 20th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival in November from participants’ memories, local history knowledge, photos, movie souvenirs and old Cucalorus memorabilia. For more information about this free event, call 910-798-6305 or visit www.nhclibrary.org
Meet and Feed
Snake and Turtle Feeding
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 4 p.m.
Hear a brief presentation about snakes and turtles indigenous to North Carolina before participating in feeding time. Ages 3 and older are encouraged to bring their curiosity and help feed the animals. Admission is $1. For more information, call 910-341-0075 or visit www.halyburtonpark.com