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Whats Happening: June 11-14


Lace up your shoes for some late night basketball. The City of Wilmington is inviting teens to the MLK Center for some midnight basketball every Friday until July 24th. The MLK Center is on 8th Street. It begins at 9:00 p.m. and ends at 1:00 a.m. The program is for children fourteen to eighteen. You can pre-register at 910-341-7803.

It is a love triangle with a sci-fi twist. “Am I Here Yet?” is a play about a man who can time travel. When he falls in love with his best friend’s girl, he goes back in time to win her hand first. It is at Thalian Hall’s studio theater this week and next week. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are twelve dollars.

On the Thalian Hall main stage, Rent is continuing it’s run for the next two weeks. Tickets range between 18 and 24 dollars. The show runs Thursday’s through Saturday’s at 8:00 p.m., Sunday’s at 3:00 p.m.

This weekend, it is the first ever North Carolina Beach Wrestling Championships and it is happening at Carolina Beach. If you want a shot, you can register Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Blackhorn Bar and Kitchen, or Saturday between 11:00 a.m. and noon at the competition. The entry fee ranges from 10 to 20 dollars. Wrestling will be held at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.

Saturday, there will be an event that celebrates the end of slavery in America. The Juneteenth Festival begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Junior Center and Robert Strange Park in Wilmington.

If your young one wants to try their hand, or foot, at skateboarding, a clinic for beginners is this weekend. It is happening at Greenfield Grind Skate Park (302 Willard Street) for children seven to twelve years old. It is 15 dollars per child. It runs from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

The Riverfront Farmers Market continues this weekend, with amended hours. On Saturday, the market opens at 9:00 a.m., instead of 8:00 a.m. The market resumes its normal hours next week.

We are in hurricane season, so it is best to be prepared now. Brunswick County wants to help by offering a hurricane forum on Sunday. Local, state and federal officials will be there, including Chief Meteorologist Chris Phillips. It is from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Odell Williamson Auditorium. Everyone is invited to attend.

A history lesson is happening in Columbus County this weekend. Dr. Chris Fonvielle is speaking about his most recent book, Louis Froelich: Arms-maker to the Confederacy. It begins at 2:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Forestry Museum in Whiteville.

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

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videoWith the school year coming to a close, you may be looking for something for you and your family to do. There are plenty of options this weekend, from festivals and plays to beach wrestling and midnight basketball.

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