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

Battleship Park

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


Turtle Power

Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project 

Turtle Talk

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

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