What's Happening: March 5-7
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If you've never been inside Screen Gems Studios, you have plenty of chances to this weekend.
Marcy Cuevas tells us What's Happening.

It's not a triathlon; it's a biathlon, the first ever at Wrightsville Beach. Instead of swimming, participants will be paddleboarding. It starts at the Blockade-Runner at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Cost is $35.

Saturday, clean out your closet and receive some new clothes. Bring a few pieces from your closet to swap with someone else. It starts at 7 p.m. at Paralellogram in downtown Wilmington.
A $10 donation is suggested.

Lights...cameras...literacy! The Cape Fear Literacy Council is holding its silver anniversary gala Saturday night at Screen Gems Studios. It starts at 6:30 p.m. The event features a buffet, drinks, music, dancing, and an auction. Tickets are $100 each, or $175 for two.

If you like unique and scary animals, head to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher this weekend. A scales and tails event is Saturday and Sunday. You can touch and learn about amphibians and reptiles. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children and teens, and free for kids under six.

Be a tourist in your own hometown Sunday. Several New Hanover County attractions will open their doors for free to local residents. Hours vary per attraction. You can find out which attractions are free by logging on to www.capefearcoast.com/hometown.

You can truly get a taste of Southport Sunday. Chefs from downtown Southport restaurants and two home cooks will provide dishes for you to sample. It takes place at the Southport Community building. Hours are from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Want so see some One Tree Hill actors shooting hoops in person? Don't miss the Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show Sunday night at Topsail High School. Former major leaguer Trot Nixon will also be playing. The game starts at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children.

It's a feast fit for the stars. Members of the Cucalorus Film Festival is holding an evening at the Oscars Sunday night. Watch the Academy Awards live at Screen Gems Studios while eating a buffet from Port Land Grille. Tickets are $100. It starts at 7:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets online. www.cucalorus.org/donations.asp

And that's what's happening.

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