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What's Happening: November 7-9th

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If you still need to get started on your holiday shopping, you might enjoy the Artisans 9th Annual Holiday Boutique in Southport. You can browse booths full of artwork, pottery, jewelry, linens and much more. The holiday boutique is Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Southport Community Center. Admission is free. After years of planning, Wilmington will finally hold the 1898 Monument and Memorial Park dedication. The ceremony is at 10:00 a.m. at Third and Davis streets, the site of the park. November 10, 2008 marks the 110th anniversary of the 1898 racial violence. If you are due for a health check-up, a community health fair will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. You can get blood pressure and cholesterol checks, eye exams, fitness instruction and more. The fair runs from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The MLK Community Center is at 401 South Eighth Street in Wilmington. Also Saturday, join others for wine tales at Grapefull Sisters Vineyard. You will receive a meal under the vineyard skies and hear tales of the coastal region. The evening begins with a wine tasting. The cost is $17 per person. Fans of clam chowder will want to chow down at Chowdafest. It takes place at Fat Tony's in downtown Wilmington. There will be music, food and fun. The $5 admission includes a cup of chowder. It runs from noon until sundown on the patio. Hope you are hungry Saturday; it is also Amigos Internacional's 10th Annual Festival Latino. This cross cultural celebration includes Latin dancing, food and plenty of fun for the kids. It is free and runs from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hugh MacRae Park. The Good Shepherd "Green" Party is this Saturday. It is a benefit auction and 25th anniversary celebration. It takes place at Watermark Marina and Yacht Club of Wilmington. There will be music, food, organic wines and a live auction. All items have a "green" theme. Tickets are $100 and are available at Good Shepherd Center on Martin Street. You can always find out what's happening by visiting our Community Calendar page.

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