Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

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Looking for the perfect homemade love gift this Valentine’s Day? This month’s recipe is a new spin on a classic dessert. The rich red velvet cookie with cream cheese, marshmallow frosting is guaranteed to lift an eyebrow or two. Enjoy!


  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • One 1-ounce bottle red food coloring
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk


  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • One 16-ounce jar marshmallow fluff


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. MAKE THE CAKES: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with both sugars until light and fluffy, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg, vanilla extract and food coloring; mix well to combine.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour with the cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to combine. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix to combine. Add the buttermilk and mix until a smooth batter forms. Scrape the bowl well to make sure the ingredients are fully combined.
  5. Using an ice-cream scoop or two spoons, scoop ¼ cup mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving at least an inch between each mound.
  6. Bake until the cakes begin to brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool completely.
  7. MAKE THE FILLING: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whip attachment, whip the cream cheese with the butter and marshmallow fluff to combine.
  8. ASSEMBLE THE PIES: Turn half the cakes upside down, spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of filling onto the center and top with another cake. Press gently to spread the filling to the edge of the cake. Repeat with the remaining cakes. Serve immediately. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Traditional Luxury in Switzerland and Two Stunning Resort-Style Homes Both in Texas

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Very representative and stately villa featuring a provincial style located in Bellinzona. Lovely garden, very quiet, sunny and central. Very luxurious building, easy access and indoor swimming pool. A unique combination of tradition and luxury!

BUILT IN: 1984

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Located in prime Colleyville on 2.1 acres. Two separate gated entries with incredible landscaping, koi pond with running river, and deep water well for pond and yard watering. Six beds, 6.1 baths and five-car.

Spacious foyer immediately displays the backyard beauty of this home. First floor includes kitchen with luxury brand appliances, master suite, two separate offices, dog shower, tornado shelter, and gym. Second floor includes game room, and climate controlled attic perfect for media room.

This indoor-outdoor dream home includes covered patio, outdoor fireplace, two outdoor TVs, heater, hidden electric screens, negative edge pool, hot tub, dog run, outdoor tennis court, and basketball goal. Located in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD.

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: 2 Fireplace(s), security system, attached oversized side garage, central air, central gas heating

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: bay windows, built-in wine cooler, decorative lighting, multiple staircases, paneling, smart home system, sound system

AMENITIES INCLUDE: heated pool, attached spa

BUILT IN: 2012


LOT ACRES: 2.123

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Stunning resort-style home is a dream inside and out. On entry, the stunning pool sets the tone. Open floor plan.

Gorgeous kitchen with two islands, bar, wine room, formal dining. First floor master has spa bath, dual water closets and enormous closet. Grand media room has full wet bar, coffered ceiling, opens to vast treetop terrace. Elevator capable.

Four-plus-car garage, gym, smart home system and many more luxuries. Flexible floor plan makes this home perfect for a family, or people born to entertain.

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: central vacuum, elevator shaft, island kitchen, spa/hot tub, wet bar, heated gunite pool

BUILT IN: 2015


LOT DIMENSIONS: 20475 Square Feet

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February 2018 Area Events

2/1-3: 38th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival – Wilmington Hilton Riverside

2/1-4,8-11, 15-18:  Who Am I This Time (& Other Conundrums of Love) – Cape Fear Playhouse

2/1:  UNCW Early Music Consort – Kenan Auditorium

2/2:  Birdland All Stars featuring Tommy Igoe – Thalian Hall

2/2, 9, 16, 23, 24: Little Explorers – Cape Fear Museum

2/2-4: Wine & Chocolate Festival – Coastline Conference and Event Center

2/2-3: Divine Divas Benefit Concert & Silent Auction – Hannah Block Historic USO Building

2/3: Brunsco Has It Business Expo – Sea Trail Resort in Sunset Beach

2/3: UNCW Day of Rhythm Concert – Beckwith Recital Hall

2/3: Sports City Presents: Corn Hole Classic – Brooklyn Arts Center

2/3: Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Presents: Polovtsian Dances – CFCC Wilson Center

2/3, 10, 17, 24: A Taste of Downtown Wilmington with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours – 5-6 restaurants and bars

2/4: Talk: Hugh Morton’s Rise to His Photographic Peak  – Cape Fear Museum

2/6: Art Garfunkel – CFCC Wilson Center

2/8: Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Presents: Daphnis and Chloe – CFCC Wilson Center

2/8-11: East Coast Shag Classic – Holiday Inn Resort

2/8: Jazz at the CAM with Jo Gore – Cameron Art Museum

2/8: Martin-Loparits Duo (piano) – Kenan Auditorium

2/8: Mardi Gras Art Auction Fundraiser – SeaWitch

2/9-18: Thalian Association presents: Oliver! – Thalian Hall

2/10: Sweethearts Dance – Shallotte Moose Lodge

2/10:  UNCW String Day Recital – Beckwith Recital Hall

2/10: Laugh Your Sox Off – CFCC Wilson Center

2/10: Big and Small Family Ball – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington

2/10:  Hearts A Poppin’ Swing Dance – Hannah Block Historic USO Building

2/11: Heart & Soul Dinner Dance in Support of the Wilmington Boys Choir – St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish Hall

2/11: Discovery Lab: Engineering Challenge – Cape Fear Museum

2/12: UNCW Jazz Ensemble I – Kenan Auditorium

2/13: Paws-Ability Mardi Gras – Jink’s Creek Waterfront Grille, Ocean Isle Beach

2/13: Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories – CFCC Wilson Center

2/14: Cape Fear Stage presents: La Bouche – CFCC Wilson Center

2/15-18 & 22-25: UNCW Department of Theatre presents: Dr. Faustus –

2/15: UNCW Community Music Academy Kenan Auditorium

2/15: An Evening of Valentines with Emile Pandolfi With Dana Russell – Thalian Hall

2/15: North Carolina Birding Trail Hike – Halyburton Park

2/15-19: Buyer and Cellar – Thalian Hall Cube Theater

2/16: Lunar New Year – Ingram Planetarium, Sunset Beach

2/17, 18: Art for All 2018 – Brooklyn Arts Center

2/17: Kure Beach 14th Annual Polar Plunge & 5K – Kure Beach Boardwalk

2/17: Run Oak Island Full & Half Marathon – 4602 E. Dolphin Dr.

2/17: Lego Mindstorm Robots – Cape Fear Museum

2/19: Barry David Salwen, piano / April Evans, soprano Beckwith Recital Hall

2/20-21:  Cape Fear Stage present: Cabaret – CFCC Wilson Center

2/20-21: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – CFCC Wilson Center

2/22: UNCW Symphonic Band Concert – Kenan Auditorium

2/23: Fourth Friday Gallery Walk – Downtown Wilmington

2/24:  68th Annual Camellia Show & Sale – New Hanover County Arboretum

2/24: The Best of Wilmington 2018 Encore Awards – Brooklyn Arts Center

2/25: Cape Fear Stage present: The Temptations and The Four Tops – CFCC Wilson Center

2/25: Chamber Music Wilmington presents Acronym – Beckwith Recital Hall

2/28: An Evening with The Celtic Tenors – CFCC Wilson Center

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

You don’t have to be Julia Child or a Master of French cooking to make this winter favorite. Just plug in your slow cooker and heat up the iron skillet to create this month’s wonderful beef stew. Our take on this classic dish raises the bar from a simple stew to an art form. Enjoy!


  • 5 slices bacon, finely chopped
  • 3 lbs. boneless beef chuck, cut to 1 inch cubes
  • 1 cup red cooking wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
  • 5 Medium Carrots, sliced
  • 1 pound baby potatoes (I used tri color)
  • 8 ounce fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  1. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker. Salt and pepper the beef and add to the skillet and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer beef to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the brown bits on the side. Allow it to simmer and reduce and slowly add chicken broth, and tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Slowly whisk in the flour. Add the sauce to the slow cooker.
  3. Add garlic, thyme, carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and cook on low until beef is tender for 8-10 hours or high for 6-8. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with mashed potatoes if desired.

January 2018 Area Events

12/30 – 1/21: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Thalian Hall

1/1: Sunset Beach Day 1 Run – 5K & Polar Plunge – 1st and E. Main Sunset Beach

1/1:  Wrightsville Beach Polar Plunge – The Oceanic, Wrightsville Beach

1/2-27:  UNCW Men & Women’s  Basketball – Trask Coliseum

1/7:  Winter Bridal Expo – Wilmington Convention Center

1/12-14: Art & the Bloom – Blockade-runner Wrightsville Beach

1/12-13:  Jon Rineman Comedy – Dead Crow Comedy Room

1/13: An Evening with Bill Engvall – CFCC Wilson Center

1/14: NC Symphony: Pictures at an Exhibition – CFCC Wilson Center

1/14: In Conversation: ‘Created by Light’ – Cameron Art Museum

1/20: 9th Annual Cold Stroke Classic – Wrightsville Beach

1/19-20:  Ryan O’Flanagan Comedy – Dead Crow Comedy Room

1/19-28: A Year with Frog and Toad – Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center

1/21:  Shakespeare Brunch: Twelfth Night – TheartreNOW

1/22: Fundraiser: Wine Around Italy – Museum of Coastal Carolina Ingram Planetarium

1/23: Wilmington’s 2nd Annual Fashion Show – Brooklyn Arts Center

1/26: The Port City Ping Pong throw Down – Brooklyn Arts Center

1/26-27:  Langston Kerman Comedy – Dead Crow Comedy Room

1/27:  Amazing Grace – CFCC Wilson Center

1/27:  James Gregory: “The Funniest Man in America!” – Thalian Hall

1/28: Precious Metals Area’s finest artisans – Brooklyn Arts Center

1/28: Beethoven 15K and 5K – Brunswick Forest

Elegant Georgian on Live Oak Parkway, Unique Design in Bulgaria and Sumptuous Décor in the French Quarter

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on We often spotlight outstanding listings around the world and become enamored with the many features, outdoor spaces, and interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This month the properties listed showcase stunning architecture and exceptional interior and exterior design in exceptional locations! We hope you enjoy learning more about these three extraordinary homes.

Elegant yet comfortable, sophisticated yet casual. This completely renovated painted Georgian is perfectly sited on a private one acre parcel in the heart of mid-town Wilmington. One of Wilmington’s most admired residential masterpieces, this home has been meticulously updated and lovingly maintained. From the gracious deep circular drive, one can feel the history of an era when quality and attention to detail mattered most. Step inside the hand carved front entry and be welcomed by the gracious curved stairway with a matching elliptical balcony above. Generous formal rooms include a dining room with a hand-painted mural and a large living room with a magnificent wood burning fireplace.

LOT ACRES: 0.9900

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First-class property with stunning architecture and exceptional interior design. The architecture of the house is markedly modern, memorable, stylish – a home that will retain its value forever. The property is furnished by architect Alexandrina Nenkova with the high-class furniture, technical equipment, complete sound system and finishing.

The house is constructed on three levels and is fully facing south towards the mountain, providing breathtaking views of the Vitosha Mountain and all day sunny courtyard.



LOT DIMENSIONS: 1,967 sq m

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Rare chance to own the finest property in French Quarter. Grand 3 story Mansion with sumptuous formal entertaining rooms, gourmet kitchen, 2 wine rooms. Ornate plaster and marble details, millwork throughout. French doors throughout 1st floor open to grounds. 2 master suites up with marble baths and room-sized closets. Widow’s Walk with sweeping views. Immense walled courtyard with pool and two story attached guest house with sauna. 15 car gated parking including a Two car garage. Too many amenities to list.

BUILT IN: 2017


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December 2017 Area Events


11/20-12/31: Cape Fear Festival of Trees – North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

12/1: Island of Lights Christmas Parade – Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach

12/1-22: Enchanted Airlie – Airlie Gardens

12/1-3: The Holiday Flea at BAC – Brooklyn Arts Center

12/1-16: Star of Wonder, Star of Night – Poplar Grove Plantation

12/1-17: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) – Cape Fear Playhouse

12/1,2: Ballet for Young Audiences/ The Nutcracker – Thalian Hall

12/1, 2, 3, 9, 10: Christmas Toy & Train Show – Grissettown Longwood Fire & Rescue, Ocean Isle Beach

12/2: Battleship Alive! – USS North Carolina Battleship

12/2-3: Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour – Latimer House

12/2,3: A Carolina Nutcracker – CFCC / The Wilson Center

12/2: Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla – Snow’s Cut to Carolina Beach Boat Basin

12/2-1/7: Art of Illumination: Lanterns at CAM – Cameron Art Museum

12/2, 9, 16, 17, 23: Train & Light Spectacular – Wilmington Railroad Museum

12/2, 9, 16: Christmas by the Sea – Carolina Beach Boardwalk

12/2: The Shallotte Christmas Parade – Main Street and HWY 130

12/3: Wilmington Holiday Parade – Front & Water St. Downtown Wilmington

12/8-10, 15-17: A Christmas Story: The Musical – Thalian Hall

12/8-9: Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll – Downtown Wilmington

12/8: Greenfield Tree Lighting and Holiday Movie – Greenfield Lake Park at the Hugh Morton Amphitheater & Rotary Garden

12/9: 5K Jingle Bell Run – Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

12/9: Island of Lights Tour of Homes – Carolina & Kure Beach

12/9: A Christmas Stroll Through the Past – Bellamy Mansion, Burgwin-Wright House & St. James Episcopal Church

12/9: A Charlie Brown Christmas – CFCC / The Wilson Center

12/9-10: Poplar Grove Arts & Crafts Festival – Poplar Grove Plantation

12/10: CAM Floating Lantern Ceremony – Cameron Art Museum

12/14: Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas – Thalian Hall

12/14-17: Ebenezer: A Christmas Carol – Kenan Auditorium, UNCW

12/16-17: Santa by the Sea – North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

12/16: Southport Ugly Sweater 5K – Waterfront Park, Southport

12/17, 28, 30: UNCW Men’s Basketball vs. Greensboro College – Trask Coliseum

12/20: The North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops – CFCC / The Wilson Center

12/22: Choral Concert: Christmas at St. Paul’s – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

12/31: New Year’s Eve Gala – Thalian Hall

12/31: Children’s Museum New Year’s Noon – The Children’s Museum of Wilmington

12/31: Island of Lights 2017 New Year Celebration – Carolina Beach Boardwalk

12/31: New Year’s Eve Winner Party Boat Cruise – Royal Winner Princess II in Carolina Beach

12/31: New Year’s Eve 2017 Bacchanalia – TheatreNOW / Downtown Wilmington

12/31: Midnight in Paris – Le Catalan Café / Downtown Wilmington

1/1: Sunset Beach Day 1 Run – 5K & Polar Plunge – 1st and E. Main Sunset Beach

Local Tuscan Style Estate, Contemporary Houston Home, and an Amazing Renaissance Villa in Verona Italy

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on We often spotlight outstanding listings around the world and become enamored with the many features, outdoor spaces, and interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This month the properties listed showcase spectacular details and decor in exceptional locations! We hope you enjoy learning more about these three extraordinary homes.

Luxury, elegance and privacy abound the moment you step inside this exquisite waterfront home. Captured from every area of this extraordinary residence, the sweeping water views of the ICW, Figure 8, Wrightsville Beach and the Atlantic are indescribable. Create memorable meals in your gourmet Kitchen with natural gas cooktop paired with fine wine from your 400+ bottle wine cellar while guests gather near the wet bar.

Guest Wing includes four spacious bedrooms and four baths. Living spaces spill out onto multiple porches with a refreshing saltwater pool as the centerpiece of outdoor living. Take a boat ride from a rare Landfall boat slip, then slide into the hot tub for a relaxing end to your day.

Additional features: catwalk with observation area, elevator, Lutron lighting system, three-car climate controlled garage, generator and geothermal HVAC.


LOT ACRES: 1.2700

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Providing privacy and tranquility, this extraordinary estate is set in picturesque valley amidst AOC vineyards and olive tree groves, in the Valpantena area. Far only 10 minutes driving from the city centre of Verona (only 6 kilometres) away, while the Villafranca “Valerio Catullo” airport can be reached within a 20 minutes drive.

One of the most important renaissance villa of the Veneto region: The Ca’ Vendri villa was commissioned by the Giusti family in the 16th centure to the renowned architect Michele Sanmicheli. A cypress avenue leads to this exceptional residence and its numerous buildings situated on the south-west of the wing and offering a total of approximately 1300 sqm of living space.

Noteworthy amenities include a spacious, heated indoor swimming pool and two elevators as well as a flourishing park of more than fourhectares featuring statues, fountains, a small lake and a nymphaeum hiding a Gentilitiaò chapel dedicated to saint Nicholas of Tolentino. Architectural features include a façade and a magnificent fresco created by Paolo Farinati, a renowned 16th century artist. Meticulously restored to highest standards, this extraordinary residence comprises approximately 2400 sqm of living space divided into three floors.

The ground floor features a spacious heated indoor swimming pool located in an impressive hall with vaulted ceilings as well as numerous dressing rooms, bathrooms, atriums and kitchens. The first floor comprises the impressive entrance hall and 7-meter-high wood beamed ceilings. The second floor offers eight bedrooms, four bathrooms and staff rooms.

BUILT IN: 1500

DESIGNED BY: Michele Sanmicheli



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Contemporary home offering clean architectural lines and great modern open spaces. Located in Upper Kirby District, this stunner boasts many custom (as well as commercial-grade) features including: chef’s kitchen, enclosed mahogany wine room, floating glass staircase/railings and much more. Large expanses of windows open to an extensive pool area with plenty of resort-style entertaining space. Third level terrace showcases cityscape views of Downtown skyline. Sophisticated home for living and entertaining.

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: 3 Fireplace(s), Attached Garage, Central Electric, Zoned

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: Alarm System – Owned, High Ceiling, Island Kitchen, Refrigerator Included, Spa/Hot Tub


EXTERIOR: Back Yard Fenced, Covered Patio/Deck, Fully Fenced, Outdoor Kitchen, Patio/Deck, Rooftop Deck, Spa/Hot Tub, Sprinkler System

LOT DIMENSIONS: 8,338 Square Feet

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Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookies

Make your next holiday event even sweeter by adding this amazing Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cookie to your baking list!

Recipe Courtesy of

Ingredients for the Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 3/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Ganache:

  • 16 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup crushed candy cane pieces


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together flour, baking soda, sea salt, and cocoa. Set aside. Cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Add in vanilla and mix until combined.

Gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks or chips. Scoop the dough into rounded tablespoons and place on prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until cookies are set with a soft center.  Cool completely.

To make the ganache, first add the chocolate to a large bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat just until it bubbles around the edges. Remove the cream from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Let the mixture stand for 30-45 seconds, then stir until the chocolate melts and a smooth ganache comes together, about 1-2 minutes.

Lay out wax paper. Dip the cookies, halfway, into the warm ganache. Place the dipped cookies on paper.  Sprinkle with candy cane pieces. Let cookies sit until ganache hardens, about 2 hours. Enjoy!

November 2017 Area Events

10/27-11/5: Cape Fear Fair & Expo – Wilmington International Airport
11/1: Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/3-5: Coastal Carolina Clay Guild Annual Holiday Show & Sale – Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center
11/3-5: NC Surf to Sound Challenge – Blockade Runner
11/3-5: Fall Festival and Corn Maze – Hubb’s Farm, Clinton
11/3-5: Maze Craze – Galloway Farm, Hallsboro
11/3-5: Arts by the Shore – Oak Island Recreation Center
11/4: Island Women Flip Flop Ball – Marriott Courtyard Carolina Beach
11/4: Cape Fear Kite Festival – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
11/4: Cape Fear Stage presents: The Wizard of Oz – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/4: Flat Bottom Girls Flounder Tournament – Dockside Marina
11/4: Polish Festival – St. Stanislaus Church
11/4: The Payne Sisters – Thalian Hall
11/4: Listen Up Brunswick County Concert – Odell Williamson Auditorium
11/4: FUNDRAISER: Wilmington Fur Ball – MasquerAID – Union Station/Cape Fear Community College
11/4: UNCW Chamber Singers – Kenan Chapel
11/5-12/15: Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation – Cape Fear Museum of History & Science
11/5: Bumper Jacksons (blend roots jazz, country swing and street blues) – Thalian Hall
11/6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29: Ocean Isle Beach Walking Group – Community Center
11/7: Ocean Isle Beach Pot Luck Dinners 6:00pm –  Community Center (Everyone is welcome!)
11/8-12: Cucalorus Festival – Jengo Playhouse, Thalian Hall, CFCC, Bourgie Nights, etc.
11/9: North Carolina Symphony presents: The Music of Star Wars – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/10: Port City Ribfest – Carolina Beach Boardwalk
11/11: Wilmington’s 1st Veterans Day Parade – CFCC down Front Street to the USO
11/11: The Good Shepherd Center presents: Flavor of North Carolina: Fall Harvest Fest – Blockade Runner Beach Resort
11/11: The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra presents: New World Symphony – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/11: The 25th Annual UNCW International Festival  – Burney Center
11/11: Festival Latino – Ogden Park
11/12: Cape Fear Stage presents Gobsmacked! – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/17-18: Sisters At Art: Holiday Art Show & Sale – Hannah Block Bldg. Downtown Wilmington
11/17: Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman – C.G.P. & Dawg Tour – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/18: Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk – Thalian Hall
11/18: Art for the Masses – UNCW Burney Center & Warwick Center
11/18 & 25: Kure Beach Holiday Market – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park
11/18: Tidewater Camellia Club Fall Show & Sale – New Hanover County Arboretum
11/19: Wilmington Conservatory of Fine Arts presents The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/20: Cape Fear Festival of Trees – North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
11/21: Cape Fear Stage presents Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis – CFCC / The Wilson Center
11/21: Ocean Isle Beach Pot Luck Dinners 6:00pm –  Community Center (Everyone is welcome!)
11/22: Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker – UNCW Kenan Auditorium
11/23: Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot – The Loop at Wrightsville Beach
11/23: Calabash Turkey Trot – Calabash City Park
11/24: Battleship Ho Ho Ho – Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
11/24: Downtown Holiday Tree Lighting – Downtown Wilmington
11/24: Island of Lights: Lighting at the Lake – Carolina Beach Lake Park
11/24 & 25: NC Holiday Flotilla at Wrightville Beach – Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach Town Park & Intracoastal Waterway/Banks Channel
11/24 – 12/22: Enchanted Airlie – Airlie Gardens
11/24: Beer & Brats Festival – Museum of Coastal Carolina
11/25: Ocean Isle Beach – 2017 Super Saturday – mainland side of the bridge

  • 9:00am Meet and Greet
  • 2pm Christmas Parade
  • 4:30pm Tree Lighting at OIB Fire Department
  • 5pm Santa Visit at OIB Fire Department

11/25: 14th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla – Along the ICWW from Inlet View Bar to Sharky’s Restaurant
11/26: SkyQuest: Undiscovered Worlds — The Search Beyond Our Sun – Cape Fear Museum
11/30: Ballet For Young Audiences: Sleeping Beauty – Thalian Hall
11/30: Greenfield Tree Lighting – Hugh Morton Amphitheater @ Greenfield Lake & Rotary Garden