Category Archives: Scotts Hill

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Poplar Grove’s Farmer’s Market

The Poplar Grove’s Farmers market opened today and is open weekly until December 15th.  The market is open from 8am to 1pm on Wednesdays only.  Poplar Grove’s Farmers Market offers absolutely fresh fruits, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey and more.  The market also features homemade baked goods, pickled okra, jams and peanuts plus, handcrafted one of a kind gifts such as jewelry, scented candles and wooden toys.  This is a purely local farmers market and everything is North Carolina grown, made and produced.  Poplar Grove Plantation is located at 10200 US Hwy 17 North.  To learn more about the Poplar Grove Farmers Market or Wilmington real estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Christmas Open House at Poplar Grove

Dressed in its holiday finest, the plantation’s annual Christmas Open House is a charming gateway to old fashioned holiday spirit.  Take a self guided tour, shop for handmade gifts & enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the manor house. Children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  As Poplar Grove’s way of saying thank you and Merry Christmas to the community, admission to the manor house is free during the Open House.  The Open House will take place on Sunday at noon.  To learn more about Poplar Grove or Wilmington real estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Poplar Grove Halloween Festival

The Poplar Grove Halloween Festival will take place Friday, Oct. 23rd through Sunday, Oct. 25th.  There will be a haunted barn, haunted hayride, rides, games, food, prizes, fortune tellers, non-scary hayrides and activities.  There will also be a costume contest on Saturday, October 24th.  Poplar Grove Plantation is located on Hwy. 17N near Scotts Hill.  To learn more about the Poplar Grove Halloween Festival or Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

Wilmington Weekend Events

Wow, there are a ton of great events going on this weekend! Enjoy one or a few of these great events:

  • RIVERFRONT FARMER’S MARKET, Saturday, 8am-12:30pm.  There are only a few weeks left to enjoy the farmer’s market on Water Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
  • WINTER WONDERLAND @ MAYFAIRE, through December 24th at Mayfaire Town Center.  Winter Wonderland continues at Mayfaire Town Center with a one-of-a-kind outdoor Winter Wonderland with realistic nightly snow, holiday music, drummers, Santa, carolers, snow fairies and more.  Free!
  • ENCHANTED AIRLIE, Thursday through Sunday at Airlie Gardens.  Festive lights, live music and the largest display of model trains in the Southeast.  Stroll through this whimsically lighted display at your own pace.  Advanced tickets are required!  I am looking forward to this next weekend!
  • VISIT SANTA!, Thursday through Sunday until 8:30 in Hilton Park.  Bring your camera!
  • LIGHTING OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST LIVING CHRISTMAS TREE, Thursday at 6pm in Hilton Park.  Holiday entertainment plus Santa, this is free!
  • LAUGHING FOR LIFE, COMEDY BY THE BEACH, Thursday, 8pm at Thalian Hall.  A benefit comedy show that has joined forces with Steve Haydu’s St. Patricks Day Lotide Run.  The fund raises money for local families negatively impacted by cancer.
  • HOLIDAY LIGHTING OF THE BATTLESHIP, Friday through January 6th at the Battleship North Carolina.  Enjoy nightly from dusk until 11pm.
  • WINTER JAZZ, Friday, 6pm at the New Hanover Government Center.  Bring your chair, blanket and picnic (no glass bottles).  Enjoy music by Jim Felds Quartet with Sarah Parker.  Tickets are $8.00.
  • ISLAND OF LIGHTS PARADE, Friday, 7:30pm at Carolina Beach.  The Christmas parade furnishes night time electric displays, featuring floats, bands, queens, clowns, horses, Santa and more.  Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy the fun!  Parking is free!
  • A TUNA CHRISTMAS, Friday, 8pm at Thalian Hall.  This is the popular holiday sequel to Greater Tuna which has been a nationwide sellout since its premier in 1991.
  • SANTALAND DIARIES, Friday through Sunday, 8pm at City Stage.  The show is about an out of work slacker that decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch.
  • ISLAND OF LIGHTS HOLIDAY FLOTILLA, Saturday, 6pm at Carolina Beach.  The parade of boats will cruise from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach boat basin and back.
  • PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND, Saturday & Sunday at the Battleship North Carolina.  Activities include Battleship Alive Interpreters aboard ship and Azalea Coast Radio Club will provide HAM radio operators the opportunity to contact the ship.
  • OLD WILMINGTON BY CANDLELIGHT, Saturday & Sunday at 4pm.  Call 762-0492 for more details.  Tour of the finest private homes, churches and historic sites in the downtown Wilmington area.
  • A MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS SHOW, Saturday, 7pm, at Fat Tony’s Italian Pub.  The 17-piece Wilmington Big Band plays to benefit Toys for Tots.  $8.00 per person or $4.0 if you bring a new toy donation.  Fat Tony’s is located at 131 N. Front Street.
  • POPLAR GROVE’S CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE, Sunday at 12:00pm.  Take a tour, shop for handmade gifts and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the manor house.  Admission will be free!  Poplar Grove is located on US Hwy 17 North at Scotts Hill.
  • 6TH ANNUAL WILMINGTON HOLIDAY PARADE, Sunday, 5:10pm in Historic Downtown Wilmington.  The parade begins at N. Front and Walnut at 5:10pm.

To learn more about any of these events or Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at www.livingbythecoast.com.

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Hampstead Towne Center

Coming soon to Hampstead will be a new shopping center which will be a part of the growing development along Highway 17 in Pender County.  Lowes Foods, a trendy restaurant and a salon are a few of the stores slated to be built.  The Hampstead Towne Center is scheduled to open next summer.  Hampstead is located about fifteen minutes north of Wilmington, NC.  To learn more about the Hampstead Towne Center or Hampstead Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395.

Wilmington NC Real Estate, The Ice House

If you have just moved to the Wilmington area and are used to winter sports and colder weather then you may want to check out The Ice House.  The Ice House is an ice skating rink in Ogden that will entertain any age group.  There is open skating as well as a variety of other activities such as hockey, ice skating lessons, figure skating and birthday parties.  The Ice House is located just off of Market Street by Ogden Park making it accessible to everyone!  To learn more about The Ice House or Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395. 

Wilmington Weekend Events

There are plenty of concerts, shows and holiday activities going on this weekend.  If you have spare time take some time to look at Wilmington Real Estate.

  • EMANUEL AX, PIANO SOLOIST, Thursday.  The recital will take place at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.
  • SECOND CITY’S DYSFUNCTIONAL HOLIDAY REVUE, Friday at 8pm.  The show will take pace at Thalian Hall in Historic Downtown Wilmington. 
  • 12TH ANNUAL CAPE FEAR HOLIDAY MEN’S CHORUS, Friday at 8pm.  This holiday concert will take place at Roland Grise Middle School.
  • ISLAND OF LIGHTS PARADE, Friday at 7:30pm.  The Christmas parade furnishes exceptional night time electric displays, featuring floats, bands, queens, clowns, horses, Santa Claus and much more.  Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy the fun time.  The parade will take place at Carolina Beach.
  • ISLAND OF LIGHTS HOLIDAY FLOTILLA, Saturday at 6pm. Fishing boats and pleasure crafts electrically decorated with thousands of lights present a spectacular display on the Intracoastal Waterway.  The parade of boats will cruise from Snows Cut to Carolina Beach Boat basin and back. 
  • CANDY COTTAGES AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM, Saturday.  Build a fantasy cottage for your holiday decorations.  The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is located at 116 Orange Street in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
  • 2ND ANNUAL WILMINGTON FUR BALL, Saturday.  Enjoy dancing to the music of 360 Degrees, hors d’oeuvres, auctions and more at this black tie, red carpet, fund raising gala.  The Ball will be held at Thalian Hall in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
  • MORAVIAN CANDLE TEA, Saturday from 10-2pm.  The Covenant Moravian Church on College Road will host this festival. 
  • BATTLESHIP ALIVE, Saturday from 8-5pm.  See what life was like aboard the Battleship North Carolina. 
  • HOLIDAY CONCERT, TCHAIKOVSKY’S NUTCRACKER, Saturday & Sunday at 8pm.  Wilmington Symphony Orchestra with Wilmington School of Ballet and Wilmington Ballet Company. the concert will be held at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium.
  • 25TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES, continues through December 2nd at the Coast Line Convention Center.  Hours Monday-Friday are 9am-9pm, Saturday & Sunday from 10:30-6:30pm. 
  • THE POLAR EXPRESS COMES TO THE MUSEUM, Saturday at 5:30 & Sunday at 1:30 or 3:30pm.  The program will be held at the Wilmington Railroad Museum in Historic Downtown Wilmington.
  • OLD WILMINGTON BY CANDLELIGHT, Saturday & Sunday in Historic Downtown Wilmington.  The tour will feature sites within the historic district.  Paths to the sites will be marked with luminaries and lamplighters will stroll the streets with light and information. 
  • SANTALAND DIARIES, Friday through Sunday at the City Stage at 21 N. Front Street.  The show continues through this weekend. 
  • CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT POPLAR GROVE, Sunday from 12-5pm. Locally made crafts, ornaments, food and other fine gifts can be found at the festival.
  • PET PHOTO NIGHT WITH SANTA, Sunday from 6:30-8:30pm.  Have your pet take a photo with Santa at Independence Mall.

To learn more about any of these Wilmington Weekend Events or Wilmington Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395.