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Today is May 1, 2016 - Wilmington, NC 28403  

Nearby communities: University Of Nc / Wilm

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Sunday, May 1st, 2016

  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of ‘Night Mother. Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers”, spirits from Mary’s past who guide her through her new life, dramatizing The Secret Garden’s compelling tale of forgiveness and renewal.
    Thursday-Saturday evening shows at 7pm
    Saturday morning and Sunday shows at 3pm
    Hannah Block USO/Community Arts Center
    120 South 2nd Street Wilmington NC 28401
    Susan Habas 919.341.7860
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First held in 1915, this week promotes kindness and humane care towards animals. For more information visit

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:29PM, EDT.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, derby, dogs, fundraiser, charity
    - paws4people’s Derby 4 Dogs is a Garden Party Charity Event presented by Patricia Collie, First Vice President/Financial Advisor of Morgan Stanley. This event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and viewing of The Kentucky Derby. Prizes awarded for best hat & bowtie.

    If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit:
    Porters Neck Country Club
    Beth Bridger 803.727.5627
  • | 5:00pm - 8:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, bluegrass, music, kentucky derby, horse racing, benefit
    - Kentucky Derby Party!
    Saturday, May 7, 2016 | Coastline Convention Center, 501 Nutt St, Wilmington

    Break out your big hats and seersucker suits and join us for the most exciting two minutes in sports! Dress to the nines as we spend the other 178 minutes enjoying wonderful hors d'oeuvres by Bon Appetit, and bluegrass music by Massive Grass. Also, we will hold the drawing for the 2016 Audi Raffle, and launch our 2016-17 concert season. There is something for everyone at this event! Proceeds benefit the Wilmington Symphony and its youth education programs. Tickets are $45 per person and available at or 910-791-9262.
    Coastline Convention Center
    501 Nutt Street Wilmington NC 28401
    Wilmington Symphony Orchestra 910.791.9262
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - First Quarter Moon Phase
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing construction of a waterway that would make it possible for ships to reach the Great Lakes.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, dogs, running, 5k, charity
    paws4people is hosting its 8th Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk at Empie Park, Sunday April 17 at 3 p.m. Prizes awarded to top runners and dog/runner teams in each age category! Race Day will also feature Trolly Stop Hotdogs, raffle prizes, and dog giveaways.
    paws4people is a local non-profit that places highly trained Assistance Dogs with children and veteran clients at NO COST! Come out to support a life changing cause!
If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit
    Empie Park
    Beth Bridger 803.727.5627

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.

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Saturday, May 21st, 2016

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