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Whats Happening: May 29-31

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You can see a unique visitor at the aquarium starting this weekend. And while you’re down at Fort Fisher, check out a new program featuring the cannons.

Meet Luna, a new resident at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The albino alligator exhibit opens Friday. Aquarium hours are 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The cost is eight dollars for adults, six dollars for ages six to seventeen. Children five and under are free.

Show your appreciation for our city, county and state leaders at the 6th Annual Elected Officials Appreciation BBQ hosted by the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. You can also meet Miss USA Kristen Dalton. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $25 per person. You have to register and the number is 910-762-2611 ext. 107.

Grab your gear, a weekend of fishing awaits at Wrightsville Beach. It is the Fisherman’s Post Spring Inshore Challenge. It begins Friday night with registration and a captain’s party at Wild Wing CafĂ© on Military Cutoff from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Fishing begins Saturday and culminates with an awards ceremony that night. The entry fee is $150 per boat.

You can also catch a shark – make that sharks. The Wilmington Sharks are hosting a campout for boy scouts Saturday at Buck Hardee Field. It begins after the Sharks home game. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. The game starts at 7:05. For eleven dollars boy scouts will receive a ticket, food and a scout patch.

Help raise money to fund kidney disease awareness with Wilmington’s first ever Kidney Walk. Registration begins 9:30 a.m. at Greenfield Lake Park. The goal is to raise ten thousand dollars.

Carolina Beach is swinging this summer. A new event to the Boardwalk Beach stage – The Boardwalk Blast: Battle of the Bands. It begins at 1:00 p.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

Ever wonder what the cannons at Fort Fisher sound like? Here is your chance to find out. A new program, Cannoneers: Load, Ready…Fire is Saturday at the fort. The cannon will be fired from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., but the fort is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

On Sunday, gather your little princesses. A fantasy princess tea party and ballet is happening at Thalian Hall. Make sure you dress up! The tea party and ballets take place at 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tickets for both are thirty dollars. The ballet only will cost you fifteen dollars.

Hop on your bikes and pedal for peanuts. The bike ride raises money for the Full Belly Project. It takes place at Blue Clay Bike Park. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The entry fee ranges between ten and thirty five dollars, depending on age and skill level.

Also this weekend, take advantage of a free health event in Whiteville. You can get your blood pressure, weight and blood sugar checked for free. If you have kids, they can also be fingerprinted. It runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Vineland Station Depot.

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

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videoYou can see a unique visitor at the aquarium starting this weekend. And while you’re down at Fort Fisher, check out a new program featuring the cannons.

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