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Whats Happening: May 1-3


Sports lovers, you can check out some of our own world-class athletes at a new exhibit at the Cape Fear Museum. From Harlem Globetrotters to Wimbledon champs, a score of artifacts and memorabilia will be on display. The exhibit opens on Friday.

In this economy, some people can not afford dental care. But this weekend, you can attend a dental clinic at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church for free. This clinic is Friday and Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You have to meet certain income requirements. The church is located on South College Road in Wilmington. Patients will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Saturday, get some exercise while enjoying the great outdoors. It is the 20th Annual River to Sea bike Ride. Meet at 8:30 in downtown Wilmington on Front Street between Market and Princess streets. The 20-mile ride begins at 9:00. The route takes you to Wrightsville Beach Park and back.

The 2009 Covenant Moravian Church Arts and Crafts Show is Saturday. The church is located on South College Road in Wilmington. Stop by any time between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to check out paintings, jewelry, pottery and much more. Admission is free.

It is a day for your four-legged friends to have fun. The 8th Annual Paw Jam is Saturday at Battleship Park. It runs from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A five dollar admission for adults, pets are free. Proceeds benefit area animal rescues and shelters.

Can’t make it to the Kentucky Derby? You have a couple of options.

Thalian Hall is holding a Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Party to benefit Lower Cape Fear Historical Society. Complete with mint juleps and derby hats, it begins at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are fifty dollars.

Starting a little earlier in the day is a Mint Julep Jubilee at Poplar Grove Plantation. This Kentucky Derby celebration runs from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Sixty dollar tickets include beer, wine, mint juleps and a buffet.

You can always find out what’s happening by going to our Community Calendar page.

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videoGrab your zaniest hat; it is Kentucky Derby parties galore this weekend. Plus, your dog can do some horsing around on Saturday.

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