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All county-sponsored group activities and events at Cape Fear Museum, our Public Libraries, Arboretum, Airlie Gardens and Parks and Gardens will be suspended through April. All facilities are still open to visitors, but no county-initiated group activities will take place at these attractions.
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May
28
Thu
Reproductive Life Planning Education Class
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

What is this program about?

This educational program was created with the intent of reducing the number of infants born addicted to illicit substances, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. During this course, participants will learn about this disorder, how to prevent it and leave with a better understanding of their family planning options.

Who can attend?

Any individuals interested in learning more about NAS and family planning.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Classes are at 10am and 2pm on the last Thursday of every month at the New Hanover County Department of Social Services.

 

Reproductive Life Planning Education Class
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

What is this program about?

This educational program was created with the intent of reducing the number of infants born addicted to illicit substances, a condition called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. During this course, participants will learn about this disorder, how to prevent it and leave with a better understanding of their family planning options.

Who can attend?

Any individuals interested in learning more about NAS and family planning.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Classes are at 10am and 2pm on the last Thursday of every month at the New Hanover County Department of Social Services.
May
29
Fri
Virtual Little Explorers with Ms. Pepper
May 29 @ 10:00 am

Join us each Friday morning on FACEBOOK at 10 AM for a virtual Little Explorers program with Ms. Pepper. Music, song and dance, games and more! 

May 1: May Day Play
Celebrate May Day! Crown yourself the King or Queen of May, examine the parts of a flower and discover the legend of the May Day basket. Play a virtual game of Ring Around the Rosie with Ms. Pepper.

May 7: Old and New
Cape Fear Museum has a lot of old things in it. They are called artifacts. We have some new things too. Do you have any old things at your house? How old are they? What is the newest thing you have?

May 14: Beautiful Birds
Explore these wonderful winged creatures. Examine bird anatomy and discover how they are the same and different from other animals. Play a fun flying game with Ms. Pepper.

May 21: Big and Small
Hear a funny story about an inchworm who grew and grew and then shrank again!  Play “If I Was Bigger/If I Was Smaller” with Ms. Pepper. Match small baby animals with their bigger parents.

May 27: Creative Chemistry
Step into the exciting world of chemistry!  See experiments to test the power of acids and bases that you can do in your own kitchen. Explore mixtures and solutions with safe household substances.  Discover how to make bouncy blubber and slime.

May
31
Sun
To The Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA Exhibit Closes
May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Last chance to see our temporary exhibit, To the Moon: Snoopy Soars with NASA.

Jun
1
Mon
Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm
Jun
4
Thu
Volunteer Opportunity- Airlie Gardens
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

cropped and resizedLooking for an outdoor volunteer position? Airlie’s grounds volunteers gather on Thursday mornings at 9:00am in the Garden Services Center of Airlie Gardens. Volunteers are led out in to the garden to perform a variety of gardening tasks including planting, weeding, mulching, vine-pulling, and dead-heading of plants, and are appropriately nicknamed the “Dirty Dozen.” An Airlie staff groundskeeper always accompanies the volunteers.

New volunteers are encouraged to come on Thursday mornings with garden gloves and a kneepad, also a spade or soil knife if readily available to you. Airlie provides all other tools. From week to week there are about 6-12 volunteers that gather, and there is always room for more! Airlie can also arrange other dates and times for those who may not be available on Thursdays. Most grounds volunteering is done during the week only (M-F). Volunteering in the garden is a great way to learn more about southern agriculture and meet new people! To fill out a volunteer application, click here.

Jun
7
Sun
NHC Residents FREE Day- Airlie Gardens
Jun 7 @ 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
Jun 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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