February Events

FEB1
Who’s Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
Fri 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
WilmyWoodie at Flying Machine
Fri 6 PM · Flying Machine Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
UNCW Homecoming 2019
Feb 1 – Feb 3 · UNCW · Wilmington, NC
Tinted Turtle Trot 30 Day Freak Out
Fri 5:30 PM · Good Hops Brewing LLC · Carolina Beach, NC
Give Kids A Smile
Fri 8 AM · Coastal Pediatric Dentistry · Bolivia, NC
Parents Nights Out
Fri 5:30 PM · The Gathering – Surf City · Surf City, NC
Touch Tank Feeding
Fri 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB2
Massive Grass at Waterline Brewing Company
Sat 7 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Pre Super Bowl Party at Mac’s Speedshop
Sat 7 PM · Mac’s Speed Shop, Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Mekki Leeper at Dead Crow Comedy
Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

FEB3 – SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!
Super Bowl Potluck Party
Sun 6 PM · Island Beverage · Carolina Beach, NC
Shuckin’ Shack Football Party
Sun 4 PM · Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – Surf City NC, Leland, Wilmington
Party and Mac N Cheese Cook-off
Sun 5 PM · The Coat Of Arms Lounge · Wilmington, NC
Super Bowl Party
Sun 5:30 PM · High Tide Lounge · Carolina Beach, NC
Big Game Party – Free Pig Pickin!
Sun 6 PM · Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility · Wilmington, NC
SUPER BOWL PARTY
Feb 3 – Feb 4 · Chubby Buddha Sports & Tiki Bar · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB4
Finding Neverland
Mon 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Spanish for Tots
Mon 10:30 AM · Learning Express Toys Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC

FEB5
Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery
Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Trivia & Taco Tuesday!
Tue 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
2019 Chinese New Year Celebration
Tue 1 PM · Silver Coast Winery · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB6
ILm Local Makers & Growers Farmer Market at Waterline Brewing Co
Wed 5 PMWaterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Sonic Sea (documentary screening)
Wed 6 PMWatermans Brewing · Wilmington, NC

FEB7
After School Art Class!!! NEW!
Thu 4:30 PM · Pescado Y Amor · Oak Island, NC
Cane Hill at The Calico Room | Wilmington, NC
Thu 6 PM · The Calico Room · Wilmington, NC

FEB8
Valentine’s Dance Party
Fri 7 PM · Carolina Elite, Inc. · Hampstead, NC
Cirque Éloize: Saloon
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

FEB9
Liquidation Auction at The Cottage Market
Sat 10 AM · The Cottage Market · Wilmington, NC
Casino Night
Sat 6 PM · American Legion Post 167 · Hampstead, NC
We Love Our Customers Day
Sat 1 PM · Sandy Toes Boutique · Surf City, NC
Valentines Pupcake Pawty!
Sat 10 AM · Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop · Wilmington, NC
Wrigtsville Beach Valentine Run
Sat 8 AM · The Loop at Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Daddy Daughter Dance
Sat 2 PM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC

FEB10
Rocky Dale Davis & Neal Reddy Live!
Sun 7 PM · Bourgie Nights · Wilmington, NC
Josh Lewis LIVE @Salty Turtle Beer Co
Sun 4 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC
Stern Munsters Launch Party – Wilmington
Sun 12 PM · Bill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC

FEB11
Couponing Class
Mon 10 AM · Martin Luther King Center · Wilmington, NC
Hoppy Valentine’s Day Happy Hour!
Mon 5:30 PMWilmington Boys Choir · Wilmington, NC

FEB12
Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery
Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC
UNCW CMS Planet Ocean Seminar
Tue 6:30 PM · UNCW Center for Marine Science · Wilmington, NC
NC Symphony-Mozart’s Symphony no. 40|
Tue 8 PM · Robert E. Lee Auditorium · Southern Pines, NC
FEB13
Album Release Party!!
Wed 6:30 PM · Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo!
Wed 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
Juggling With Gravy
Wed 9 PM · The Juggling Gypsy Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens Monthly Bird Walk
Wed 8 AM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

FEB14
Valentine’s Show W/J.F. Harris
Thu 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Happy Colored Marbles
Thu 10 PM · The Whiskey · Wilmington, NC
Valentine’s Day Show – Samuel Hatch at The SoundHouse
Thu 7 PM · The SoundHouse · Shallotte, NC

FEB15
The Funky Knuckles in Wrightsville Beach, NC at Jimmy’s
Fri 9 PM · Jimmy’s at Red Dogs · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Machinegun Earl / Slomo Dingo / The Explainers
Fri 8 PM · Reggies 42nd Street Tavern · Wilmington, NC
Band on Fire!
Fri 8 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC

FEB16
An Evening with Sarah McLachlan
Sat 7 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Summer Camp Fair 2019
Sat 10 AM · Mayfaire Town Center · Wilmington, NC
Fourth Annual Oyster Roast
Sat 4 PM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC
Valentines Goat Yoga
Sat 1 PM · Tidal Creek Co-op · Wilmington, NC
MarineMax Demo Day
Sat 10 AM · MarineMax Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Casino Night
Sat 6 PM · Ocean’s Edge Restaurant & Event Center · North Topsail Beach, NC
Run Oak Island 2019
Sat 6:30 AM · Coastal Race Productions · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB17
Art for All 9
Sun 12 PMBrooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews · Wilmington, NC
ILm Local Makers Pop-Up Market Tidal Creek Owner Appreciation
Sun 11 AMTidal Creek Co-op · Wilmington, NC

FEB18
The Odd Couple
Mon 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Storytime
Mon 10:30 AMWilmington Railroad Museum · Wilmington, NC

FEB19
Rock of Ages – 10th Anniversary Tour
Tue 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Bill’s Front Porch Winter Pinball League – Every Tuesday 6-9pm
Tue 5:30 PMBill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC

FEB20
CareerFest 2019
Wed 1 PM · UNCW Career Center · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo!
Wed 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC

FEB21
WWAY Health Fair
Thu 10 AM · Independence Mall · Wilmington, NC

FEB22
Caterina Jarboro Memorial Concert: Joshua Conyers, bartione
Fri 7:30 PM · Beckwith Recital Hall · Wilmington, NC
Fourth Friday Gallery Nights
Fri 6 PM · Downtown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Mac & Juice Quartet
Fri 10 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Glow Party
Fri 6:30 PM · The Little Gym of Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
FEB23
Perryn Miller BBQ Fundraiser
Sat 11 AM · Hampstead Annex Building · Hampstead, NC
Double Comedy Show
Sat 6 PM · New York Corner Pub at Castle Bay · Hampstead, NC
Anna Drezen
Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Try Curling!
Sat 3:50 PM · The Wilmington Ice House · Wilmington, NC
PetSmart Adoption Day
Sat 12 PM · PetSmart · Wilmington, NC
Polar Plunge 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Sat 11 AM · Kure Beach Boardwalk – Kure Beach, NC

FEB24
The 243rd Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge
Sun 10 AMMoores Creek National Battlefield · Currie, NC
The Odd Couple
Sun 3 PMThalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Bill Kerr Music
Sun 11:30 AMThe Felix Cafe Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

FEB25
Couponing Class
Mon 10 AMMartin Luther King Center · Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens Art Exhibit 2019
Mon 9 AMAirlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

FEB27
Hamlet
Wed 7:30 PMWilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Karaoke
Wed 7 PMEdward Teach Brewing · Wilmington, NC

FEB28
ZACH DEPUTY
Thu 8 PMThe Calico Room · Wilmington, NC
Pop In & Paint
Thu 12 PMWine & Design · Leland, NC
Always, Patsy Cline
Thu 7:30 PMOpera House Theatre Company · Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Walk Kick Off Party
Thu 6 PMBluewater Waterfront Grill · Wrightsville Beach, NC


Luxury Portfolio: Lake Norman, Lithia and Nassau

North Carolina Luxury Spotlight: Exquisite Lake Norman Waterfront

Exquisite waterfront residence in The Point situated on one of the best lots in The Village with over 350 feet of shoreline along the beautiful waters of Lake Norman. With panoramic 180-degree lake views, this home impresses with its richly appointed, light-filled spaces that create a sophisticated feel so sought-after for today’s luxury lifestyle.

This pristine property is approached by a circular paver motor court. State-of-the-art audio-video, lighting and climate controls. Resort living at its finest perfect for entertaining with expansive travertine patios, glistening pool, and spa, summer kitchen and a luxurious four-season pool pavilion complete with fireplace and air conditioning. Three guest bedrooms with en-suite baths up and one at lake level with a view that will make your guests want to stay.

Whole House Generator, nothing has been overlooked, every inch of this spectacular home brings luxury to life.  See it!

Exclusive Elegant Lithia Estate in Florida

Exclusive Hammock Oaks Reserve! Where timeless elegance meets country estate style living! Spectacular views off multiple balconies looking over your five-acre estate! Custom all brick southern antebellum mansion that boasts of six bedrooms, six half bathrooms, eight-car garage with den/office/loft/movie theater along with three upstairs balconies over-looking this grand estate! This gorgeous home has 9293 square feet of living area and has a total of 16,500 under roof! Your new home features: temperature controlled wine cellar, four fireplaces, custom baseboards and crown molding in every room, hardwood floors through-out most of home, rod-iron decorative hand railing on all staircases, long-lasting slate tile roof, custom outdoor kitchen with massive under roof area for entertaining, lagoon style salt water pool with led light technology, fire pit paver area in backyard, State of the art movie theater with kitchen/bar area, arched portico connects both main homes to guests/nanny quarters, home has complete total automation controls for lighting/surround sound/video surveillance, in-wall pest defense system, two bedrooms upstairs share large Jack/Jill bathroom, three bedrooms upstairs have private entrance to their own balconies and several secondary bedrooms in this home have private bathrooms!  This home is truly “one-of-a-kind” where elegance/extravagance/exclusivity meets estate/equestrian style living at its finest!  See it!

Kiva Casa

There are many luxury homes in the Bahamas but none that are as well built, impeccably maintained and carefully thought out as Kiva Casa located on Lot 31 in Ocean Club Estates. The house has a perfectly flowing floor plan and sweeping ocean and golf course views of the fairways and lakes. The home is set back far enough from the ocean to not be affected by the harsh beachfront environment while close enough to enjoy the views of the ever-changing turquoise Bahamian seas. Immediately upon entering the home, you will be struck by the detailed craftsmanship in the home with hand painted murals, custom millwork at almost every turn, elevator access to all floors including the basement and German hurricane impact rated windows and doors. The second floor consists entirely of the master suite with a sitting room, large balcony, bathroom with self-standing bathtub and frameless glass shower, both with ocean views, and his and her expansive walk-in closets with built-in shelving and organizers. The ground floor consists of three bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, an open plan great room with pool deck access, formal living room, and dining room, study, laundry room and powder room with pool deck access. The 50-foot long heated lap pool has built-in seating, a water feature fountain and oversized infinity edge hot tub jacuzzi which creates a perfect sanctuary to relax and enjoy outdoor living. Additionally, there is a self-sufficient two-bedroom guest cottage with full kitchen, bathroom and laundry room situated over a two-car plus golf cart garage. The home is constructed of reinforced concrete with insulation in every wall, ceiling and the underside of the roof which is topped with hurricane rated thermal Entegra Spanish tiles, all of which keep the annual operational cost very low.  See it!

 


Greek Yogurt Waffles

Ingredients
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt (I used 0% fat)
1 tablespoon sugar or maple syrup
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
Preheat your waffle maker. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, greek yogurt, and sugar (or maple syrup).

Add flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until all ingredients are combined. (Most of the lumps should be gone but it doesn’t need to be perfectly smooth).

Grease the waffle maker and cook waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve with butter, syrup, fresh berries, whipped cream, or powdered sugar as desired.

Download the recipe for Greek yogurt waffles


January 2019 Events

JAN1
2019 Wrightsville Plunge!
Tue 10:30 AM · Crystal Pier at the Oceanic – Between Public Access #’s 36 & 37 · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Mad Hatter Golf Tournament
Tue 10:19 AM · Pine Valley Country Club · Wilmington, NC
New Years Day Lunch
Tue 1 PM · Silver Coast Winery · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

JAN2
ILm Local Makers & Growers Farmer Market at Waterline Brewing Co
Wed 5 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Die Hard- Flashback Cinema Holiday Classics
Wed 12:40 PM · The Pointe at Barclay · Wilmington, NC

JAN3
Mamma Mia!
Thu 7:30 PM · Opera House Theatre Company · Wilmington, NC

JAN4
Black Mantis at Reggies
Fri 9 PM · Reggies 42nd Street Tavern · Wilmington, NC
Night Tour of the Burgwin-Wright House
Fri 9 PM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC
Live Music Friday’s
Fri 10 AM · River Bluffs · Castle Hayne, NC

JAN5
Battleship NC Investigation
Sat 5 PM · Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
Brunswick Nature Park Workday
Sat 8:30 AM · Brunswick Nature Park · Winnabow, NC
Ramy Youssef at Dead Crow Comedy
Sat 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Auditions for Into The Woods
Sat 10 AM · Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center · Wilmington, NC

JAN8
Trivia & Taco Tuesday!
Tue 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
Music Bingo at The Brewer’s Kettle
Tue 8 PM · The Brewer’s Kettle Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

JAN11
Rojo Perez at Dead Crow Comedy
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC

JAN12
Moe’s 3rd Birthday Bash!
Sat 3 PM · Moe’s Original BBQ Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Striking Copper LIVE at the SeaWitch
Sat 8 PM · SeaWitch Cafe’ & Tiki Bar · Carolina Beach, NC
Oh How We Suffered – The Second Battle of Fort Fisher 154th
Sat 10 AM · Fort Fisher State Historic Site · Kure Beach, NC

JAN13
Wilmington Symphony 6th Annual Beethoven Race
Sun 9 AM · Brunswick Forest · Leland, NC

JAN14
Masters of Illusion – LIVE!
Mon 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

JAN16
Wine Down Wednesday & Karaoke
Wed 8 PM · Ibiza Nightclub Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

JAN18
Kickoff MLK Weekend!
Fri 5 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Julia Sweeney: Older And Wider
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Karaoke Night
Fri 7 PM · River Bluffs · Castle Hayne, NC

JAN19
Comedian Rondell Sheridan
Sat 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Red Cross Blood Drive
Sat 9 AM · Wrightsboro United Methodist Church · Wilmington, NC
Run Holden Beach
Sat 9 AM · 118 Jordan Blvd · Holden Beach, NC
Ocean Isle Beach Run for Food
Sat 9 AM · Ocean Isle Beach Bridge · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

JAN20
Brunch, Lunch, Beer, Your Choice
Sun 12:30 PM · Flying Machine Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC,

JAN22
Lucky Joe’s Open Mic Night Sponsored by Broomtail Craft Brewery
Tue 7:30 PM · Broomtail Craft Brewery · Wilmington, NC

JAN23
UNCW Presents Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait
Wed 7:30 PM · UNCW Presents · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo at Bill’s Front Porch Pub & Brewery (Wilmington, NC)
Wed 7 PM · Bill’s Front Porch · Wilmington, NC

JAN24
Wilmington, NC – Corey Hunt Acoustic
Thu 6 PM · Flytrap Brewing · Wilmington, NC

JAN25
Patti LaBelle in Concert!
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Port City Ping Pong Throw Down
Fri 4:30 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews · Wilmington, NC

JAN26
Wilmington Coffee Crawl
Sat 10 AM · Gravity Records · Wilmington, NC
Christmas Tree Recycling & Dune Restoration Project
Sat 11 AM · Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar · Carolina Beach, NC
Pet Exhibit – Grand Opening!
Sat 9 AM · The Children’s Museum of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Sport City Corn Hole Classic
Sat 4 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews · Wilmington, NC

JAN27
Chili Bowl Open
Sun 9 AM · Cape Fear National · Leland, NC
A Night at the Aquarium
Sun 5 PM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC

JAN28
Regional Experiences by artist Janet Sessoms
Mon 10 AM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC

JAN29
ACE Presents: Teal Tuesday After Dark
Tue 6 PM · The Hub · Wilmington, NC

JAN30
Brick Landing & ART Catering Open House
Wed 5 PM · Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

JAN31
Brother Oliver at Wrightsville Beach Brewery
Thu 6 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC


Luxury Portfolio | Local Spotlight, Portugal and St. Maarten

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA

A Landfall Georgian masterpiece, this all brick executive home sits high on a wooded knoll overlooking Quadrant Circle pond. Completely updated this open floor plan features large rooms, exquisite moldings including raised panel den off of the first-floor master. Updates throughout the home including stainless and granite kitchen and granite counters in all baths.

Anchored by centuries old, moss-draped live oaks, this hilltop residence offers a long private circular driveway, three-car garage, and heated gunite pool. Upstairs are four bedrooms, with additional quarters and back stairs. Quality built-ins, storage galore, completely updated in sought after the first phase of Landfall.

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 QUINTA DO LAGO, PORTUGAL

A wonderful Villa built to the highest specifications in one the of the most sought-after areas in Quinta do Lago. The architectural and design details are exquisite and identify the level of quality and standards in the property. With five bedrooms, all with fitted wardrobes or walk-in cupboards and ensuite bathrooms, the floors are laid with beautiful natural wood floors with marquetry work.

Through automatic entrance gates, the large entrance doors lead to an open plan living room, with fireplace, various sitting areas, reading areas, and a formal dining area. Taking the wrought iron staircase or the lift to the first floor, the master suite is spacious with its own TV area, master bathroom with walk-in shower, walk-in wardrobes and private terraces. Also at this level, there is a very private wood paneling wall library and study.

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TERRES BASSES, ST. MAARTEN

Plum Beach Estate – The most prestigious water and beachfront location of 7.5 Acres of lush tropical and manicured gardens with water views where ever you look. Featuring a 3 bedroom suite gatehouse, a 2 bedroom suite beach cottage for guest and a large 3 bedroom suite main house with large roofed in terraces poolside. Simply a Leading Estate of the Caribbean.

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30-Minute Creamy Cheese & Broccoli Soup

Ingredients
1 (10-ounce) package thawed chopped broccoli
2 chicken stock cubes
3 cups water
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/8 tsp thyme
4 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup milk* (optional)

Instructions
Melt butter over medium heat in an 8-quart stockpot. Add the celery, onion, thyme, salt, and pepper. Saute till onion is tender – about 5 minutes.

Add the stock cubes, broccoli, and 3 cups of water. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes.

Mix cornstarch and water. Stir in the cornstarch and when bubbles begin to rise to the surface, slowly add the heavy cream, blending well. Stirring constantly, add the shredded cheese and stir until melted. If the consistency is too thick for your taste, you can thin with milk or water.

Serve immediately and garnish with cheese and croutons.

Download the recipe! 30 Min-Creamy Cheese and Broccoli soup


Apple Mint Dog Christmas Treats

 

Ingredients:

1½ cups whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup oat bran
2 tablespoons dry milk
1 ½ teaspoons dry baking yeast
2 tablespoons chopped spearmint leaves
1/2 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons green or red powdered food coloring or spinach powder (to get the color desired)
7/8 cup water

 

Directions:
Knead the dough and let rest in a dough oven or on the counter. Roll out to 1/4 inch when ready
Using a mini bone cookie cutter, cut the dough into mini dog bone shapes.
Bake at 250 degrees F for about an hour. Check to make sure that they don’t get too brown.
Turn off the oven and let the mini dog bones dry completely in the oven—This works best overnight.

These Christmas dog treats will keep for several months, at room temperature, in a cookie jar, so you can make them well ahead of the holidays.

Apple Mint Christmas Dog Cookies


December – Holiday Events

DEC1
2018 Christmas Flotilla – Saturday, December 1st
Sat 6 PM · Carolina Beach Boat Basin · Carolina Beach, North Carolina
NC Christmas Festival & Parade
Sat 4 PM · Town of Leland Parks and Recreation · Leland, NC
4th Annual Holiday Craft Market
Sat 9 AM · Oak Island Parks and Recreation · Oak Island, NC
Topsail Beach Christmas Parade 
Sat 11 AM ·  Topsail Beach, NC
Christmas Train Show and Santa Claus
Dec 1 – Dec 2 · Grissettown-Longwood Fire Rescue · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Christmas By the Sea Parade
Sat 2 PM · Oak Island, NC
Enchanted Arlie
1st & 7th-22nd · Arlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

DEC2
Wilmington Christmas Parade
Sun 2:30 PM · Downtown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Toys for Tots Motorcycle Ride
Sun 9 AM · Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson · Wilmington, NC
Miracle On 34th Street- Flashback Cinema Holiday Classics
Sun 2 PM · The Pointe at Barclay · Wilmington, NC
Christmas Piano Recital
Sun 6 PM · Bre’s Keys Piano Studio · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

DEC 7
Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show
Dec 7 – Dec 9 · Kure Beach Ocean Front Park · Kure Beach, NC
Christmas in NYC
Dec 7 – Dec 9 · Cape Fear Limo & Coach Lines · Wilmington, NC

DEC 8
Christmas Stroll through the Past
Sat 4:30 PM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC
Annual Lighted Christmas Parade
Sat 5:30 PM · Downtown Burgaw, NC
Southport Winter Craft Festival
Sat 9 AM · Franklin Square Park · Southport, NC
2018 Gingerbread Festival
Sat 11 AM · Crystal Coast Civic Center · Morehead City, NC

DEC 9
Cape Fear Festival of Trees
Sun 9 AM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC
A (Little) 18th Century Christmas
Sun 3 PM · Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site · Winnabow, NC

DEC 14
Cape Fear Festival of Trees
Fri 9 AM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC
Christmas on the Farm
Fri 6 PM · Hubb’s Farm NC · Clinton, NC
OKI Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest
Fri 7 AM · Oak Island Parks and Recreation · Oak Island, NC

DEC 15
Polar Express Day
Sat 9 AM · The Children’s Museum of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
10th Annual Christmas Cabaret – Hark the Herald Angels Swing
Sat 5:30 PM · Opera House Theatre Company · Wilmington, NC

DEC 16
Pet Photos with Santa at Independence Mall
Sun 6 PM · Independence Mall · Wilmington, NC
Christmas Vacation- Flashback Cinema Holiday Classics
Sun 2 PM · The Pointe at Barclay · Wilmington, NC
Bolivia Christmas Parade
Sat 11 AM · Bolivia, NC · Bolivia, NC

DEC 21
2018 Christmas In The Country
Fri 5:30 PM · Old Homestead Farm · Rocky Point, NC

DEC 23
It’s A Wonderful Life- Flashback Cinema Holiday Classics
Sun 2 PM · The Pointe at Barclay · Wilmington, NC
Ocean Side Candle Light Service
Sun 5:30 PM · Kure Beach Ocean Front Park · Kure Beach, NC

DEC 31
New Year’s Eve Gala
7 PM · Thallian Hall · 310 Chestnut St. Wilmington, NC
Midnight In Paris: A New Year’s Eve Celebration
5:30 PM Le Catalan, 224 S Water Street, Wilmington, NC


Luxury Spotlight: Mount Pleasant, Auckland and Elia Mykonos

MAGNIFICENT ESTATE IN MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA

This magnificent estate in the prestigious golf community of Dunes West is waiting for its new owner. This one of a kind property is beautifully situated on a 1.18-acre lot overlooking a three-acre lake. It is surrounded by the 13th tee box and the 14th hole of the Arthur Hills designed golf course. The views of the picturesque pond and the golf course are breathtaking. The long palm tree lined driveway features its own coded private security gates and leads to a grand front entrance handcrafted from Tennessee Flagstone. Once through the custom solid mahogany double doors, the dramatic 26′ foyer boasts remarkable European style architectural detail. Just off of the foyer lies the mahogany-paneled gentleman’s billiard room and bar, which is fully equipped with built-in, unmatched entertainment amenities to include home theater surround sound integration and three flat screens including an 80″ theater TV. The 10′ mahogany bar is fully equipped with a sink, dishwasher, beverage center, ice maker hook up, and surfaced with exotic Vernier Granite. Of the four bedrooms, two are complete with massive California Closets, en-suite, and three have access to outdoor living spaces. The office/study could be utilized as a 5th bedroom. This property has unmatched outdoor resort quality amenities including one of the largest private residential swimming pools in Mount Pleasant. The 12 person raised and jetted infinity hot tub spills into the heated and cooled 20′ X 40′ pool. The four 6′ high volume waterfalls and shooting fountains add to the Mediterranean feel of this travertine-clad oasis. Entertainment is all around with an outdoor flat screen television, 10 outdoor speakers, expansive seating, and propane hookup for the grill. Four decks of outdoor living space all feature gorgeous views. A fire pit for those chilly nights conveys. The huge commercial grade gourmet kitchen features custom handcrafted cabinets that were built on-site. The large counter surfaces are covered with Luxullianite Tiger Granite. The island is covered with white quartz. The living room off of the kitchen has 14′ tray ceilings with LED lighting, fireplace, wet bar with wine cooler and beverage center, plenty of natural light and doors leading to a deck with views of the golf course. This home was built of an elevation that permitted a large basement with expansive storage, truly a rarity in the Low country. Additional features include a 2000 gallon underground propane tank, whole home audio, central vac and hardwood flooring throughout. The landscaping is impeccable and has landscape lighting and lawn irrigation. All kitchen appliances and TVs convey.

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND SINGLE LEVEL MASONRY PROPERTY

This magnificent single level masonry property is brilliantly constructed, perfectly located within the exclusive and highly desirable Coatesville lifestyle community. Set on a hectare (2.5 acres) of fully landscaped and manicured garden, with plenty of flat lawn for entertaining or endless family activities. The scale of this home both inside and out is simply impressive! Enjoy the surrounding vista, while soaking in the resort style heated concrete in-ground swimming pool. No expense has been spared in doing up this house:- solid Kwila doors, South Island schist, beautiful stone, Kwila flooring, open fireplaces, huge Macrocarpa columns showcasing the high quality and luxurious comfort. Generous living areas are both open plan and separate, with four to choose from, and flow seamlessly to undercover outdoor entertaining areas. The gourmet kitchen is fitted with top appliances, plenty of storage and a large butler’s pantry. The master suite is exquisite with a large master bedroom section, astounding walk-in wardrobe, and a stunning grand bathroom. Adjacent is a good size bedroom that can serve as an office. A separate wing at the other end of the house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a large lounge/home theatre. It can even be separated into a granny flat or separate space for visiting friends to have their own privacy. All bathrooms are beautifully tiled in German stone, air conditioning throughout, zoned AV system, massive laundry, and triple car garage. There is ample space for a pony for the kids and all those sporting activities. Perfectly built for the most enviable lifestyle – this luxurious, exclusive and magnificent residence is the ultimate retreat sanctuary OR entertainment dream house. This property must be viewed in person to appreciate the quality and features. The property is in the high decile school zone of Coatesville school, Albany Senior High School and Albany Senior High School. Also close to Kristin School and Pinehurst School (famous private schools). Approx 10 minutes’ drive to Albany Shopping Centre and 20-minutes’ drive to the Auckland’s CBD (off-peak)…

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LUXURY VILLA IN ELIA MYKONOS, GREECE

A luxury villa 220 M2, part of a new residential complex located in the southern part of Mykonos, above Elia Beach. The villa features a private swimming pool and offers amazing sea views. The picturesque village of Ano Mera with its unique monastery is located 1.5 km away, where you can find – apart from taverns, patisseries etc. – a large Super Market, a bakery, a kiosk and a pharmacy for your supplies. The shops are usually open from morning until late evening.

The villa is fully equipped – furnished and has a private garden, with uninterrupted sea view. It consists of four spacious bedrooms, a maid’s room and storage. Two of the four bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom and two built-in double beds and bedside tables, TV and several storage areas. The other two bedrooms are served by a shared bathroom. The guest room has its own bathroom and kitchenette. All bedrooms are equipped to the last detail. The ground floor has a large dining table for eight people, a spacious living room with fireplace, WC and a separate kitchen, fully equipped with electrical devices SMEG and a table for four people. The villa is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped garden of 1.200 M2 and very large terraces of 200 M2 which are shaded by wooden pergolas and consist of a living room for eight people, two separate dining areas of six and 10 people each, as well as a fully-equipped bar and barbeque. It is a very comfortable villa ideal for families or groups of friends and can accommodate nine people, plus two people of staff. The house has Wi-Fi, satellite TV, air condition in all rooms, and a covered private parking for four cars.

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November Events 2018

NOV1
Christmas in the Country – Hamburg
Thu 10 AM · Premier Promotions of WNY Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Tower of Terror Halloween
Thu 8 PM · The Swamp Park · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Live at the Park
Thu 6:30 PM · Leland Municipal Park · Leland, NC
Sip + Paint | Monogram Pumpkin
Thu 6:30 PM · Wine & Design · Wilmington, NC
Harvest Dinner at the Bellamy Mansion
Thu 6 PM · The Bellamy Mansion Museum · Wilmington, NC

NOV2
Sadie Robertson Live Original Tour – Wilmington, NC
Fri 7 PM · Port City Community Church · Wilmington, NC
Art in the Arboretum Show & Sale
Fri 10 AM · New Hanover County Arboretum · Wilmington, NC
Bass Planet: Halloween
Fri 9 PM · The Calico Room · Wilmington, NC
First Friday at the Village
Fri 5 PM · Olde Southport Village Shoppes · Southport, NC
PTO Belville Fall Festival
Fri 5 PM · Belville Elementary School · Leland, NC

NOV3
Cape Fear Kite Festival
Sat 10 AM · Fort Fisher State Recreation Area · Kure Beach, NC
Full Contact Racing
Sat 3 PM · Haw Hill Raceway · Winnabow, NC
4th Annual Nest County Fair
Sat 12 PM · Hugh MacRae Park · Wilmington, NC
Lollipopalooza – A kids concert event
Sat 12 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Southport Wooden Boat Show
Sat 10 AM · Old Yacht Basin, Southport · Southport, NC

NOV4
Red Beans and Bluegrass
Sun 3 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Trio Karénine
Sun 7:30 PM · Beckwith Recital Hall at UNCW · Wilmington, NC
2018 Wilmington Area Walk
Sun 12:30 PM · Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation · Wrightsville Beach, NC
2018 WWAY Wilmington Wedding Expo at Ironclad Brewery
Sun 11 AM · Ironclad Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Holiday Open House
Sun 10 AM · Kendall’s Hallmark & Alayna’s Boutique · Wilmington, NC
Brother Oliver at Salty Turtle Beer Company
Sun 5:30 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC

NOV5
Adult Crafternoons
Mon 2:30 PM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC
Monday Margarita Tasting!
Mon 5 PM · Zocalo Street Food & Tequila · Wilmington, NC

NOV6
Voting Day!
Get Out & Vote
Tue 8 AM · Wilmington, North Carolina · Wilmington, NC
Movies on the Patio – Dirty Dancing & Footloose
Tue 8 PM · Liberty Tavern · Wilmington, NC
Wine Dinner to benefit Cape Fear River Watch
Tue 6 PM · Dram + Morsel · Wilmington, NC

NOV7
Improv Wednesdays
Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Dance-A-Lorus
Wed 7 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Snake & Turtle Feeding!
Wed 4 PM · Halyburton Park · Wilmington, NC

NOV8
Dog’s Night Out + Networking Social at The Sour Barn
Thu 5:30 PM · The Sour Barn · Wilmington, NC
LM Restaurants presents Hurricane Florence Relief Fundraiser
Thu 4 PM · Bluewater Waterfront Grill · Wrightsville Beach, NC

NOV9
Winter and Holiday Sale
Nov 9 – Nov 11 · Pass It On Cape Fear · Wilmington, NC
The King and I
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Lemetrius at Tails Piano Bar
Fri 9 PM · Tails Piano Bar · Wilmington, NC
John Toppings At Shuckin’ Shack – Leland
Fri 6 PM · Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – Leland NC · Leland, NC
CPB playing Brick Landing Plantation November 9th 6-9!
Fri 6 PM · Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club and Restaurant · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

NOV10
2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade
Sat 11 AM · Historic Downtown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Mysteries and Science of the Green Swamp
Sat 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Taylor’s Blueberry Farms 1st Fall Festival!
Sat 11 AM · Taylor’s Blueberry Farm Inc · Leland, NC

NOV11
Steep Canyon Rangers – Greenfield Lake Amp
Sun 5 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC
Family Matinee: Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings
Sun 4 PM · UNCW Kenan Auditorium · Wilmington, NC

NOV12
No School – Veteran’s Day Holiday
Fall Adult Soccer League
Mon 6 PM · Meg & Go Indoor Sports Complex · Wilmington, NC

NOV13

 

NOV14
Free Wilmington Elite Rockstar Connect Networking Event-November
Wed 6 PM · The Joyce · Leland, NC
Flo Downtown event
Wed 6 PM · Hotel Ballast · Wilmington, NC
Holiday Wreath Making Class – November 14
Wed 6 PM · Belle Vue Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Airlie Gardens Monthly Bird Walk
Wed 8 AM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC

NOV15
Ugly Sweater Toys for Tots Party with Sayer McShane
Thu 6 PM · HopLite IRISH PUB and Restaurant · Carolina Beach, NC
Velvet Caravan
Thu 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Triple P Positive Parenting Classes
Thu 5:30 PM · The Children’s Museum of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Thanksgiving Dinner
Thu 6 PM · Hawthorne at the Station · Wilmington, NC

NOV16
Over Flo Book Sale
Fri 12 PM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Music Festival Gala
Fri 7:30 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
BCES PTA Fall Festival
Fri 4 PM · Bradley Creek Elementary School PTA · Wilmington, NC
Down Home Country Christmas Show
Fri 5 PM · Duplin Winery · Rose Hill, NC Theater · 274 people

NOV17
Riverfest
Nov 17 – Nov 18 · Historic Downtown Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Fall Harvest Festival
Sat 9 AM · Old River Farms · Burgaw, NC
2018 Kure Beach Holiday Market
Sat 9 AM · Kure Beach Ocean Front Park · Kure Beach, NC
Christmas At Twilight- Wallace Christmas Parade
Sat 3 PM · Christmas At Twilight · Wallace, NC
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Sat 2 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Pet CPR and First Aid Certification class
Sat 9:30 AM · Einstein’s Canine College · Wilmington, NC
Hidden Battleship
Sat 12 PM · USS NC Battleship · Wilmington, NC

NOV18
Personalized Sleigh Bench Workshop
Sun 5:30 PM · Hammer & Stain · Southern Pines, NC

NOV19
Cape Fear Festival of Trees
Mon 9 AM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC
History of Kure Beach by Brenda Coffey
Mon 7:30 PM · Federal Point History Center · Carolina Beach, NC
Winter Coat Drive
Mon 10 AM · Lighthouse · Rocky Point, NC

NOV20
Highland Echoes Swansboro
Tue 7 PM · TBD · Swansboro, NC
Christmas Under the Sea
Tue 6:30 PM · Pescado Y Amor · Oak Island, NC

NOV21
No School – Thanksgiving Break
Wed 8:30 AM · Calvary Christian School – Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
Improv Wednesdays
Wed 8 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Artisan Holiday Market at Mayfaire sponsored by Going Local
Wed 10 AM
Trivia with Andre
Wed 7 PM · Joe’s Oasis · Wilmington, NC
Beer and Bingo
Wed 7 PM · The Second Row · Surf City, NC

NOV22
Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot
Thu 7 AM
Thanksgiving Day Feast
Thu 11 AM · Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

NOV23
Beer and Brats Featuring Opportunity Rocks
Fri 5 PM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

NOV23
OIB HOLIDAY MARKET
Fri 10 AM Ocean Isle Beach, NC · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
4th Friday Art Gallery Walk
Fri 6 PM · Downtown Wilmington, NC
Battleship HO HO HO
Fri 10 AM · USS NC Battleship · Wilmington, NC

NOV24
15th Annual Ocean Isle Beach Flotilla
Sat 5:30 PM · Ocean Isle Beach, NC · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
6th Annual Kure Beach Holiday Market
Sat 9 AM · Kure Beach Market · Kure Beach, NC
Cape Fear Festival of Trees
Sat 9 AM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC

NOV25
Reggae Sunday with Foundation Stone
Sun 3 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Cape Fear Festival of Trees
Sun 9 AM · NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher · Kure Beach, NC

NOV26
2nd Annual Gingerbread Beachhouse Contest
Mon 8:52 AM · Oak Island Parks and Recreation · Oak Island, NC
Michelada Monday
Mon 12 PM · Check Six Brewing Company · Southport, NC
Forever Fit Senior Group Fitness
Mon 11 AM · Anytime Fitness Fulton Station · Wilmington, NC

NOV27
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Tue 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Super Awesome Tuesday Night Trivia
Tue 7 PM · The Sour Barn · Wilmington, NC
New Hanover County Breakfast at the Kids’ Table – New Date!
Tue 7:30 AM · Wilmington, NC Convention Center · Wilmington, NC
Dancing at King Neptune!
Nov 27 – Nov 28 · King Neptune Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC

NOV28
Wine Down Wednesday
Wed 5 PM · Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Benny Hill Smooth Jazz – Sweet n Savory Cafe
Wed 7 PM · Sweet n Savory Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Music Bingo at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Wilmington, NC)
Wed 7 PM · Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC

NOV29
Open Mic Comedy
Thu 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights 2018
Thu 6 PM · Lu Mil Vineyard · Elizabethtown, NC
Budding Scientist Discovery with Mom & Dad
Thu 11 AM · Museum of Coastal Carolina · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

NOV30
Group Crystal Healing in Salt Sanctuary
Fri 6:30 PM · Spiritquest · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The Holiday Flea at BAC
Fri 4 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews · Wilmington, NC
Christmas in NYC
Nov 30 – Dec 2 · Cape Fear Limo & Coach Lines · Wilmington, NC
Concerts on College: Amy Grant Christmas Favorites
Fri 6:30 PM · Welcome to Wesley – Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC