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What's Happening: April 16-18

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A night of rock and roll hall of famers will fill the Coastline Convention Center Friday night. The live performances feature local celebrities. It's a benefit for the Carousel Center. Tickets are $50 for the show or $100 for the show and red carpet reception. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Friday is accessible recreation day at UNCW. Those with disabilities are invited to come out for a day of 20 sports and activities. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event is free.

It's a pollination plant sale Friday in Burgaw featuring plants that attract bees and butterflies. Hours: Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hope you're hungry. The 14th annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-off is Saturday at the lake in Carolina Beach. Sample chowder from various restaurants between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Admission is only $5.00 for adults, children 12 and under are free.

A familiar sight returns to downtown Wilmington Saturday. The riverfront farmers market reopens for the season. Hours are 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wilmington celebrates Earth day Saturday at Hugh Macrae Park. You can enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, plus learn a little more about planet Earth. Hours are 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. The event is free.

To help ease congestion and traffic, Wave Transit is offering a free shuttle to Earth day. It will pick up folks at the old cinema 6 on Oleander Drive and take them to the park. The trolley runs from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Get your fill of vintage cars, hot rods and motorcycles Saturday. it's the Rims on the River Car Show and concert. The show starts at 11 a.m. It is free. There is a $5 charge to enter vehicles.

You can probably find something for everyone at a giant yard, book and bake sale. it's Saturday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Hours are 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The second annual Rhythm and Brews is Saturday at the Reel Café in downtown Wilmington.
There will be live music and local and regional beer tastings. The fundraiser benefits Easter Seals UCP It starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35

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Chowder contest at Carolina Beach!

It's a great event! However...better leave home early to get to the lake, and be sure you've used the bathroom and have a full tank of'll be sitting in traffic awhile! It's a mess down there!

Bark For Life

Saturday is the American Cancer Society's Bark For Life walk at Veteran's Park behind Ashley High School. It is a dog walk that raises money for the American Cancer Society, fun for the whole family with vendors and a silent auction. Registration opens at 8:30 and the walk starts at 10am. Hope to see you there!


Why didnt you mention Work on Wilmington? Its a very good program that helps the community. Im guessing because its free?