Jazz Up Thursday Night
Jazz at the Mansion
Bellamy Mansion Museum
Thursday, Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bring blankets, chairs, food and the whole family to hear live Latin-influenced jazz from Geno and Friends. Tickets are $10 to $12, and admission for ages 11 and younger is free. For more information call 910-251-3700 or visit www.bellamymansion.org
A Full Rack of Fun
Second Annual Port City RibFest
Friday, Aug. 15 and Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Aug. 17, noon to 7 p.m.
Dozens of the country’s top rated ribbers headline the event featuring a barbecue competition, live music, arts and crafts, activities for kids, a karaoke competition and vendors. For more information call 336-707-9188 or visit www.portcityribfest.com
Wilmington Native Signs Novel
Billy Beasley Book Signing
Barnes & Noble
Saturday, Aug 16, 3-6 p.m.
“The River Hideaway,” a fiction novel centered in 1967 Wilmington about two high school students who forge an unlikely friendship amidst segregation and the pressures of adulthood, will be available for purchase during the signing. For more information, visit www.oaktreebooks.com
Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project
N.C. Coastal Federation Stanback Ed. Cntr.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m.
Learn about the loggerhead sea turtles that inhabit North Carolina’s coastal waters. Kristin Holloman will teach about Wrightsville Beach’s nesting sea turtles and local conservation efforts. All ages are invited. For more information call 252-725-0343 or visit