Local Musicians Play the Classics

Classical Music by Contemporary Masters 

Piano Masterworks Series

Kenan Auditorium

Thursday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m.


Resident pianists Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits will kick off the 2014-15 Piano Masterworks Series with “Musical Passions.” The repertoire will include Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Rachmaninoff. Admission is $18 for public, $15 for faculty and staff and $8 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets call 910-962-3500 or visit www.uncw.edu/arts/masters.html

Book Bonanza for Kids

Children’s Reading Day in the Park

Hugh MacRae Park

Saturday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The United Way of the Cape Fear Area will host a free book appreciation day in Shelter  No. 2 of Hugh MacRae Park. The event features a children’s book swap for ages six months to 10 years, local vendors including the New Hanover County Library, fun learning activities, games and a performance by the Broccoli Brothers Circus. For more information call 910-667-2478 or email


Peering into Thalian Hall’s Past

Book Signing and Lecture with Tony Rivenbark

New Hanover County Northeast Regional Library

Monday, Sept. 8, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.


Executive Director of Thalian Hall, Tony Rivenbark, will talk about his new book, “Images of America: Thalian Hall.” Join Rivenbark as he revisits Wilmington’s theater history with images and stories of Thalian Hall’s past. Copies of his book will be available for purchase. Rivenbark will sign books and answer questions after his lecture. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 910-798-6305 or visit www.nhclibrary.org

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