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What's Happening Aug. 6-8

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It's summer time and hot outside, so why not enjoy some fun outdoors? This weekend you can let the kids enjoy getting muddy or a pirate adventure or maybe just a little relaxing movie on the lawn.

It's time for kids to get messy. Friday and Saturday is Mud Day at the Wilmington Children's Museum. Kids can swim in pools of mud or make mud paintings. Make sure the kids wear a swim suit or old clothes, and bring a towel. It's from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is $8.

Are you ready for a pirate invasion? The Old Baldy lighthouse will celebrate National Lighthouse Day with a pirate invasion all weekend long. It begins at 1:30 Friday afternoon with a pirate camp, pirate school and a family treasure hunt. A pirate flotilla invades at 5 p.m. Saturday there will be all-day festivities. The cost Saturday is $7 for adults and $5 for children 3 to 12. Sunday, pirates and pancakes start at 10:30 a.m. at the Bald Head Island Club. $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages 4-12. Call (910) 457-7481 for more info. Pre-registration is required.

Get your rod and reel ready, the Wild King Classic Fishing Tournament is this weekend. Registration is from 2-9 p.m. Friday at Wild Wing Cafe on Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington. It's $240 to register. You can cast your line either Saturday or Sunday, but not before 7 a.m. All the fishing fun is at Wrightsville Beach. There will be cash prizes.

This weekend you can come out and join the Coast Guard City Celebration. You can tour the Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle and Diligence for free. America's Tall Ship will be docked at the State Port. There will be buses at Legion Stadium transporting people to the port. You can get tickets at the city's recreation office on Willard Street through Friday. A limited number will be available at the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Saturday.

Saturday, you can learn about Civil War artillery at Fort Fisher. Reenactors will also fire the 12-pound cannon at 11:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Tours are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. As a special treat, kids will be able to watch an artillery drill to experience the life of a Civil War soldier. It's free.

This weekend the movies go to the kids. The Pleasure Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series continues. It's at Carolina Beach Lake Park. The next showing is Sunday at 8:45 p.m. The movie is "Twilight-New Moon." It's free.

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