Calendar

All county-sponsored meetings and events will abide by social distancing guidelines, with many activities occurring virtually. The county’s Public Libraries, Cape Fear Museum, Arboretum, Airlie Gardens, and parks are open with COVID-19 safety measures and some occupancy restrictions in place.

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Jun
30
Wed
Facebook Summer Story with Ms. Jorey
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am

Join us on FACEBOOK each Wednesday morning at 10 AM for the best of Jorey’s Stories to get you in the mood for summer fun!

June 2: I Hear a Pickle
Join Ms. Jorey for a virtual storytime and explore the 5 senses as she reads “I Hear a Pickle/Oigo Un Pepinillo” by Rachel Isadora. This week Ms. Jorey will be joined by a guest reader, Mr. Chris to offer a bilingual reading experience.

Acompaña a la señorita Jorey en un cuento virtual donde exploraremos los 5 sentidos de nuestro cuerpo con “Oigo un Pepinillo” por Rachel Isadora. Esta semana la señorita Jorey será acompañada por un invitado especial, Chris Montero! Juntos ofreceran una divertida lectura bilingüe en Español y en Ingles.

June 9: World Ocean Day 

June 16: Spectacular Sports (Bilingual)
“Pele, The King of Soccer / Pele, El Rey de Futbol” by Monica Brown Goal!!! Let’s learn about Pele, the King of Soccer, and how he helped Brazil win their first World Cup! Join Ms. Jorey and Mr. Chris for a bilingual reading, and watch Mr. Chris show off some of his own soccer skills.

June 23: Maybe Something Beautiful
Meet some of the educators with DREAMS as they work on a mural and discuss why public art can make a big difference for a community. We will be reading “Maybe Something Beautiful” by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell.

June 30: Marvelous Metals 
Marvelous metals are all around us and we use them in so many ways. Join Ms. Jorey and Mr. Manny as they read “Black Panther” by Frank Berrios to discuss and compare the power of fictional metals, like vibranium, and non-fictional metals.

Jul
4
Sun
NHC Residents FREE Day- Airlie Gardens
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission for New Hanover County residents, NHC employees, NHC teachers & students with valid ID.  Regular admission applies to all other guests.  Last admission at 4:30pm, we ask all guests exit by 5pm.

  • Cities of New Hanover County Include-
    • Wilmington
    • Carolina Beach
    • Wrightsville Beach
    • Kure Beach
    • Castle Hayne
  • Forms of valid ID accepted-
    • License
    • Piece of Mail
    • Deed/Rental agreement
    • Student ID- UNCW, Miller Motte, CFCC
Residents’ Free Day
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County residents are admitted free to the Museum the first Sunday of every month.

Jul
5
Mon
County Offices Closed
Jul 5 all-day

All New Hanover County offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

Jul
8
Thu
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 9:00am and 4:30pm. The sale is located at the New Hanover County Government Center. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm
Jul
12
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm
Jul
14
Wed
Bird Hike
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Fly over to Airlie

Enjoy birding at the gardens an hour early the second Wednesday of every month, co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird & Garden!  Enjoy a stroll around the grounds without the crowds. Recognized on the North Carolina Birding Trail as a Coastal Region site, Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County. Over 200-bird species have been observed in the garden, attesting to Airlie’s honor of being named a part of the North Carolina Birding Trail. To see what has been spotted, check out Airlie’s HotSpot on eBird.com, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database.

Jul
21
Wed
Trash Mob- Volunteer Opportunity
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you tired of trash?  Then join the Trash Mob!  We meet at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month at rotating locations around New Hanover County.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can volunteer as an individual or group.  Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for details and location.

Jul
27
Tue
Special Board Meeting
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm
Jul
29
Thu
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm
Aug
1
Sun
NHC Residents FREE Day- Airlie Gardens
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission for New Hanover County residents, NHC employees, NHC teachers & students with valid ID.  Regular admission applies to all other guests.  Last admission at 4:30pm, we ask all guests exit by 5pm.

  • Cities of New Hanover County Include-
    • Wilmington
    • Carolina Beach
    • Wrightsville Beach
    • Kure Beach
    • Castle Hayne
  • Forms of valid ID accepted-
    • License
    • Piece of Mail
    • Deed/Rental agreement
    • Student ID- UNCW, Miller Motte, CFCC
Residents’ Free Day
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County residents are admitted free to the Museum the first Sunday of every month.

Aug
2
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm
Aug
10
Tue
4-H Advisory Committee Meeting
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

4-H Advisory Committee meeting will be held in the Educational Building located at the New Hanover County Extension and Arboretum.

Aug
11
Wed
Bird Hike
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Fly over to Airlie

Enjoy birding at the gardens an hour early the second Wednesday of every month, co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird & Garden!  Enjoy a stroll around the grounds without the crowds. Recognized on the North Carolina Birding Trail as a Coastal Region site, Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County. Over 200-bird species have been observed in the garden, attesting to Airlie’s honor of being named a part of the North Carolina Birding Trail. To see what has been spotted, check out Airlie’s HotSpot on eBird.com, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database.

Aug
12
Thu
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 9:00am and 4:30pm. The sale is located at the New Hanover County Government Center. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Aug
17
Tue
Special Board Meeting
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
18
Wed
Trash Mob- Volunteer Opportunity
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you tired of trash?  Then join the Trash Mob!  We meet at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month at rotating locations around New Hanover County.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can volunteer as an individual or group.  Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for details and location.

Aug
19
Thu
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm
Aug
23
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am
Sep
2
Thu
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
5
Sun
NHC Residents FREE Day- Airlie Gardens
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission for New Hanover County residents, NHC employees, NHC teachers & students with valid ID.  Regular admission applies to all other guests.  Last admission at 4:30pm, we ask all guests exit by 5pm.

  • Cities of New Hanover County Include-
    • Wilmington
    • Carolina Beach
    • Wrightsville Beach
    • Kure Beach
    • Castle Hayne
  • Forms of valid ID accepted-
    • License
    • Piece of Mail
    • Deed/Rental agreement
    • Student ID- UNCW, Miller Motte, CFCC
Residents’ Free Day
Sep 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County residents are admitted free to the Museum the first Sunday of every month.

Sep
6
Mon
County Offices Closed
Sep 6 all-day

All New Hanover County offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

Sep
7
Tue
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Sep 7 @ 4:00 pm
4-H Advisory Committee Meeting
Sep 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

4-H Advisory Committee meeting will be held in the Educational Building located at the New Hanover County Extension and Arboretum.

Sep
8
Wed
Bird Hike
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Fly over to Airlie

Enjoy birding at the gardens an hour early the second Wednesday of every month, co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird & Garden!  Enjoy a stroll around the grounds without the crowds. Recognized on the North Carolina Birding Trail as a Coastal Region site, Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County. Over 200-bird species have been observed in the garden, attesting to Airlie’s honor of being named a part of the North Carolina Birding Trail. To see what has been spotted, check out Airlie’s HotSpot on eBird.com, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database.

Sep
9
Thu
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 9:00am and 4:30pm. The sale is located at the New Hanover County Government Center. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Sep
11
Sat
Trash Mob- Volunteer Opportunity
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Do you want to help keep New Hanover County beautiful? Then join the New Hanover County Parks Conservancy Trash Mob for our quarterly Adopt-a-Highway litter clean-ups on Harris Road by Smith Creek Park. Clean-ups are scheduled for the 2nd Saturday of January, March, June and September from 9-11am.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can participate as an individual or group.  We will provide all the necessary supplies- bags, gloves, safety vests and pickers. Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for more information or to sign up.

2021 Dates
January 9
March 13
June 12
September 11

Meeting Location
Parkwood Park
4827 Canetuck Road
Wilmington, NC  28411
Driving Directions

Safety Information
NHC Litter Clean-up Rules & Guidelines
Adopt-a-Highway Safety Video

Sep
14
Tue
Regular Board Meeting
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sep
15
Wed
Trash Mob- Volunteer Opportunity
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you tired of trash?  Then join the Trash Mob!  We meet at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month at rotating locations around New Hanover County.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can volunteer as an individual or group.  Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for details and location.

Sep
16
Thu
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm
Sep
20
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am
Sep
30
Thu
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm
Oct
3
Sun
NHC Residents FREE Day- Airlie Gardens
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Free admission for New Hanover County residents, NHC employees, NHC teachers & students with valid ID.  Regular admission applies to all other guests.  Last admission at 4:30pm, we ask all guests exit by 5pm.

  • Cities of New Hanover County Include-
    • Wilmington
    • Carolina Beach
    • Wrightsville Beach
    • Kure Beach
    • Castle Hayne
  • Forms of valid ID accepted-
    • License
    • Piece of Mail
    • Deed/Rental agreement
    • Student ID- UNCW, Miller Motte, CFCC
Residents’ Free Day
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

New Hanover County residents are admitted free to the Museum the first Sunday of every month.

Residency Deadline
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
4
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Oct 4 @ 4:00 pm
Oct
8
Fri
Voter Registration Deadline
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oct
12
Tue
Special Board Meeting
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Oct
13
Wed
Bird Hike
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Fly over to Airlie

Enjoy birding at the gardens an hour early the second Wednesday of every month, co-hosted with our partner Wild Bird & Garden!  Enjoy a stroll around the grounds without the crowds. Recognized on the North Carolina Birding Trail as a Coastal Region site, Airlie offers some of the best birding in New Hanover County. Over 200-bird species have been observed in the garden, attesting to Airlie’s honor of being named a part of the North Carolina Birding Trail. To see what has been spotted, check out Airlie’s HotSpot on eBird.com, a free, easy-to-use, citizen science observation database.

Oct
14
Thu
Monthly Rain Barrel Sale
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
60 and 80 gallon rain barrels are available for purchase and pick up on the 2nd Thursday of each month between 9:00am and 4:30pm. The sale is located at the New Hanover County Government Center. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted. The barrels are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Made in North Carolina Rain Barrels
60 gallon barrel – Special Price of $90.00 (Normal Retail Price $119.95)
80 gallon barrel – Special Price of $110.00 (Normal Retail Price $139.95)
Unable to attend the sale in person? Call (910) 798-7130 or email soilwater@nhcgov.com to schedule an appointment for purchase and pick up on a date the works for you!
Board of Commissioners Agenda Review
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm
Absentee One-Stop Early Voting
Oct 14 @ 7:39 pm – 8:39 pm
Oct
15
Fri
Absentee One-Stop Early Voting
Oct 15 @ 7:39 pm – 8:39 pm
Oct
16
Sat
Absentee One-Stop Early Voting
Oct 16 @ 7:39 pm – 8:39 pm
Oct
17
Sun
Absentee One-Stop Early Voting
Oct 17 @ 7:39 pm – 8:39 pm
Oct
18
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am
Absentee One-Stop Early Voting
Oct 18 @ 7:39 pm – 8:39 pm
Oct
19
Tue
Special Board Meeting
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Absentee One-Stop Early Voting
Oct 19 @ 7:39 pm – 8:39 pm
Oct
20
Wed
Trash Mob- Volunteer Opportunity
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you tired of trash?  Then join the Trash Mob!  We meet at 10am on the third Wednesday of each month at rotating locations around New Hanover County.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and can volunteer as an individual or group.  Contact Jodi Rich by email or (910) 798-7629 for details and location.

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