What's Happening April 30 - May 2
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- This weekend you can run and walk for a cause, learn a little more about our 16th president or taste the fruits of a Columbus County festival.

It's strawberry time. That's right the North Carolina Strawberry Festival is back. The festival is in Chadbourn, the "Strawberry Capital of the World." It runs through Saturday. There will be a parade, pageant queens, live entertainment, bands, clowns, hot air balloons and. of course, strawberries.

Fashion takes center stage in Wilmington. The Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Annual Fashion Show and Silent Auction Fundraiser is Friday at the Hilton. There are two shows. One is at 11 a.m. The next is at 6 p.m. Tickets for the lunch are $40. Tickets for the dinner are $50. WWAY's Marcy Cuevas will be one of the fashion models.

If you want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln, here's your chance. The Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America exhibit is at UNCW's Randall Library. The exhibit is free and will be at the library through May 20.

Lace up those sneakers and get ready to run. Saturday you can take steps to cure cystic fibrosis by participating in the Great Strides 5k Run. The action starts at 8 a.m. at Mayfaire Town Center TrySports Field.

The town of Holden Beach is hosting a bike ride to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. There will be family activities and rides during and after the bike ride. The event begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Holden Beach Pavilion. You can register online at www.ncfamilybeach.com. Registration is $35.

Listen up all you comic book lovers. Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. It's at Fanboy Comics at 419 S. College Road in Wilmington. You can enjoy a free breakfast from Chick-Fil-A at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m. door prizes will be awarded. At 11 a.m. choose from more than a dozen free comics. At 12:30 p.m. you can enjoy a superhero lunch at Krazy Pizza with your favorite characters. There will be games and prizes

The Bellamy Mansion is having its first Race for History. It's a 5k run and mile walk around historic downtown. The goal is to help raise operational funds and reintroduce the historic site. The race begins at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Bellamy Mansion. Registration starts at 7 a.m. It's $25 on race day. refreshments will be served.

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