Area wineries are offering plenty of things to do this weekend. And if you are a history buff, there are a couple of things going on you should check out. A gala that will benefit homeless families with children is being held Friday night at the Country Club of Landfall. The Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network offers emergency and transitional services for families. Humor columnist, Celia Rivenbark, will entertain the audience. Tickets are $75 per person. You can get them by calling 910-795-1736. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday morning fly on over to Halyburton Park for the Fall Nature Festival. A Birds of Prey presentation featuring differing owls starts at 1 p.m. A live reptile exhibit starts at 11 a.m. Those programs are $4 per person. The festival will also feature nature exhibitors, hayrides and much more. It ends at 4 p.m. Big things are happening at local wineries this weekend. Duplin Winery is holding a Down Home Country Christmas dinner theater. There will be music, comedy and fun. Tickets are $44 in advance. It starts at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m. If Saturday’s show sells out, there are more dates available through December. Down Highway 17 at Silver Coast Winery, there is a celebration of all things Italian. There will be food, wine, music and games. If you are good at bocce, there will be a tournament. The winery is located in Ocean Isle Beach. The charge is $5. It lasts from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Saturday, instead of reading about history at the New Hanover County Public Library, you can see it unfold. A family of Revolutionary War re-enactors will make a living history presentation about family life during the American Revolution. It begins at 2:00 p.m. at the library downtown. The program is free. If you can not get enough of history, head over to Moores Creek for a candlelight tour. The guided tour will take you through the battlefield, while you learn about the events that led to the battle. Tours are free, but reservations are required. Call 910 283-5591. The tours run from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. You can always find out what's happening by going to our Community Calendar page.
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