Friday, April 29, 2016

May Events In and Around Wrightsville Beach

Ribbet the Exhibit-Encore! Airlie Gardens - Thursday, May 5th 9 am until 5 pm - Just in case you missed last year's whimsical garden display, here's your chance! Make plans to see these charming copper frog sculptures from the very talented artist, Andy Cobb. From a leaping ballerina to a serene yogi, these fantastical frogs delight kids of all ages. The natural beauty of Airlie Gardens is the perfect backdrop for this installation, which was one of the most well-attended exhibits Airlie has seen. Make plans now, because after their gig at Airlie, the frogs are visiting gardens up and down the eastern seaboard and points west as well! Details can be found here:

Plastic Ocean Project Cleanup and Vegan Potluck - Saturday, May 7th at 6 pm - Johnnie Mercer's Pier - Be a good citizen and meet some great people in the process! Please bring your own containers for trash pickup and gloves are always a good idea too. After the cleanup, gather round for a seaside vegan potluck picnic! Please bring your own reusable utensils, plates and bowls-the goal is always to avoid single-use plastics. Please visit the event Facebook page to learn more:

Summer Stock Auditions for Kids - Saturday May 7th, 12 noon - Get your aspiring thespians to the Fran Russ Studio, located at the WB Parks and Recreation complex-1 Bob Sawyer Drive. This summer's shows include: Legally Blonde Jr. (June 24-25) and Freckle Face Strawberry (July15-16). The Legally Blonde production seeks actors in the 11 to 18 age range and 7 to 14-year olds are encouraged to audition for Freckle Face Strawberry. Actors should wear comfortable shoes and clothing and have a song ready to sing a cappella. Further details available by calling 910-338-3378 or visiting

Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Resilient Design - Thursday May 12th, 6 pm - (admission $35) Bluewater Grill - Presented by the N.C. Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, this informative program will focus on the science of climate change and what design professionals can do to reduce and perhaps reverse its impact: "Coastal communities are some of the most vulnerable to the effects of emerging weather patterns and sea level rise." The Bluewater grill is located at 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville beach. Please learn more and get your tickets here:

Wrightsville Beach Farmer's Market - May 16th-running Mondays from 8 am until 1 pm - Sweetwater Lane - WB Municipal Complex - Finally-It's Back! Here's the place to get luscious produce, succulent seafood, farm fresh eggs and baked goods to create your own "farm to table' meals! Expect to find an assortment of other items from market vendors including dog treats, natural health and beauty products, fresh flowers and more! Running from now until September 26th. More information here:

Pier to Pier Swim - Saturday, May 21st-9 am - Crystal Pier - Grab your goggles and show your skills for this awesome event, which is now in its 3rd year. The swim is a distance of 1.7 miles and the course is form the south end at Crystal Pier to the north, finishing at Johnnie Mercer's pier. Register online and get all of the details regarding divisions and awards here: Swim proceeds to benefit UNC-W's swim and dive programs.

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