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What's Happening: July 9 - 11

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If you would like to help the fight against cancer this is your chance. The Women of Hope is holding the women's cancer exhibition. The exhibit is honoring women whose lives have been affected by cancer. There will also be a raffle. It's at Independence Mall from now through Sunday. It's from 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m., except Sunday, those hours are from noon until 8 pm. It's free.

Ahoy mateys! If you're looking for some swashbuckling fun to do with the little ones Fit for Fun is the place. They will be having a pirate water party Friday and it's from 10 a.m. until noon.
It's only for children 5 and under and make sure they bring a towel and bathing suit. It's $5

Starting Saturday you can attend the life on Fort Fisher's waterways to learn all about life on and under water at Fort Fisher. There will be a small arms demonstration, and volunteers from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will be on hand with marine artifacts. It's going on all day.

Saturday you can weave your way through time. Fort Anderson is hosting demonstrations of different centuries of spinning and weaving. It's from 9 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

Saturday, it's time to stop and admire the golden oldies. The Classy-Chassis Car Show and Country Flea Market is Saturday at Poplar Grove Plantation from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m.

The Battleship North Carolina is hosting the Battleship Art Fest. Work by local artists will be on sale. It's Saturday from 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m. It's free.

The Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating 50 years of service Saturday. There will be food and drinks, and they will reveal their new fire truck. It's from 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m.

If you enjoy mixed martial arts, you can come out this weekend for the first ever Fight for Your Life event. This event is in honor of Brian Cardeiro, who has stage four cancer. It's Saturday at the Schwartz Center from noon -- 5 p.m. Tickets are $25. You can purchase them at the ROX Nightclub or online. www.xtremefightpromotions.net

The Hop 'N Grapes Beer and Wine Festival is happening Saturday. There will be beer and wine tasting, food and live music. It's at Henry's on Independence Boulevard from 5 -- 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Catch a flick on the big screen while sitting on the green. The Pleasure Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series continues. It's at the Carolina Beach Lake Park. Their next showing is Sunday at 8:45 p.m. The movie is The Blind Side. It's free

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