Nonprofit Social Calendar- April 2014 through September 2014

BY Hunter Houtzer


18th Annual Landfall Foundation Gala

March 29                                   

Country Club of Landfall

The Landfall Foundation will host its 18th annual gala this spring featuring a James Bond theme set to music from the familiar Bond films. The evening will feature a sophisticated dinner entertainment and select live auction for sponsors guests and friends of the foundation beginning at 6 p.m. For more information visit or email [email protected]


13th Annual Cape Fear Habitat for Humanitys Golden Hammer Pledge Breakfast

April 1

Hilton Riverside downtown Wilmington

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity will host its annual Golden Hammer Pledge Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. showcasing the organizations involvement in the community and testimonials from participants in the program. To save a seat or host a table call Kitty Yerkes at 910-762-4744 ext. 102 email [email protected] or visit


Make a Wish Presents Wine Women and Shoes

April 3

The Burney Center University of North Carolina Wilmington

To benefit the Eastern North Carolina Make a Wish Foundation come enjoy an evening of style at the Wine Women and Shoes fashion show. Shoes food and fun will be featured. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $85 per person or purchase the Girlfriends Package of five tickets for $300. For more information contact Janis Netherland at 910-399-1375 email [email protected] or visit


22nd Annual Domestic Violence Shelter Silent Auction and Fashion Show

April 4 

Hilton Wilmington Riverside

For 28 years Domestic Violence Shelter and Services Inc. has enabled victims
and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing shelter and support public awareness and prevention programs. The luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. and dinner served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person for lunch and $55 per person for dinner. For more information call 910-343-9969 ext. 17 or visit


March of Dimes March for Babies

April 5

Hugh MacRae Park

Join the March of Dimes in walking for stronger healthier babies. The foundations mission supports every babys healthy start in life by eliminating birth defects preventing premature births and decreasing infant mortality rates. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk kicks off at 10 a.m. followed by food and childrens activities. For more information call Gretchen Jones at 910-338-3007 email [email protected] or visit


11th Annual Good Shepherd Golf Tournament and Games Day

April 7

Country Club of Landfall Nicklaus Course

The Good Shepherd golf tournament has raised more than $750 000 for Good Shepherd Center programs. The event will include a silent auction raffle and dinner. Sign-in for preregistered golfers and sponsors will be begin at 10:30 a.m. and a shotgun start will open the event at noon. For more information contact Logan White at 910-763-4424 ext. 113 or visit


YWCA Annual Stand Against Racism Movement

April 25

YWCA of Wilmington

Stand Against Racism is a nationwide movement with the goal of bringing people together across communities to raise awareness that racism still exists. The public is invited to celebrate diversity and encouraged to contribute to conversations about race within our community. Participants will line up on South College Road in front of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear building between noon and 1 p.m. For more information call Susan Fennell at 910-799-6820 or visit


Cape Fear Habitat for Humanitys Upscale Resale and Designer Challenge Reveal                

April 25-26

Schwartz Center Cape Fear Community College

Join the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanitys inaugural Upscale Resale and Designer Challenge Reveal where 20 local designers will compete for judges honors. Work will be showcased at the pre-party Friday April 25 6-9 p.m. All furnishings will be sold following the competition benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Pre-party tickets are $30 per person. General admission tickets for Saturdays Challenge Reveal 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. are $5. Contact Rachel LaCoe for more information at 910-762-4744 ext.113 or visit


22nd Annual New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament

April 25-26

Country Club of Landfall Dye Course

The Coastal Classic has raised more than $2.4 million for New Hanover Regional Medical Center to purchase equipment fund programs and provide important services for its patients. Game play begins at 9 a.m. Friday morning. Guests will enjoy the Celebrity Pairings Party and silent auction Friday at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday at the conclusion of golf and following the awards ceremony the Wrap Up Party will be held at the Landfall Park Hampton Inn & Suites. For more information call 910-815-5002 or visit


The Carousel Center for Abused Childrens Making Legends Local Gala

April 26

Thalian Hall

The theme of this years 11th annual gala is Broadway!  The event will be directed by Mike Thompson with a red carpet reception held in Thalians ballroom at 6 p.m. with the main stage show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the show only and $85 for the reception and show. For more information visit or call Amy Feath at 910-254-9898.


The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament and Inductee Banquet

May 3-4

Cape Fear National Golf Course

The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will be held at the Cape Fear National Golf Course at Brunswick Forest on Saturday May 3. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. On Sunday May 4 the Hall of Fame inductee banquet will be held at the University of North Carolina Wilmingtons Burney Center. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by the dinner and induction ceremony. For more information call 910-795-1224 visit or email [email protected]


29th YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

May 9

Wilmington Convention Center

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear will hold its annual Women of Achievement Awards in partnership with WILMA Magazine. This event has raised key support for the YWCAs programs and services which promote racial justice and gender equality for women and their families in Southeastern North Carolina.  Registration and networking will begin at 5 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m. For more information call 910-799-6820 ext.104 or visit


10th Annual Cape Fear Community College Foundation Gift of Education Luncheon

May 15

Schwartz Center CFCC

CFCCs biggest fundraiser of the year will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. After a guest speaker donations will be made and announced at the end of the program. All proceeds benefit scholarships for students in need. For more information visit or call 910-362-7207.


11th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hope Gala

May 17

Wilmington Convention Center

This years gala is themed Bowties and Bluegrass. The evenings festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. Guests will enjoy an open bar dinner raffle items and live music as well as silent and live auctions. For more information call the JDRF at 910-509-9899 or email [email protected]


Wilmington Symphony 17th annual Golf Classic

June 9

Eagle Point Golf Club

Join the Wilmington Symphony for its 17th annual Golf Tournament benefiting the symphony and its youth education programs. Participants will play on the exclusive 18-hole course designed by Tom Fazio and ranked No. 48 by Golf Digest magazine. Breakfast and registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to enter visit


Kids Making It Hippie Ball

June 20

Brooklyn Arts Center

You dont have to be a hippie just dress like one to join the flashback evening that begins at 6 p.m. with 60s 70s and 80s music by the Steady Eddies. Proceeds benefit the group that mentors at-risk youth with woodworking programs. For more information email [email protected]  or call (910) 763-6001. 


Wrightsville Beach Museums Lumina Daze

August 24

Blockade Runner Beach Resort

This evening of fun benefits the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History and includes thematic presentations relating to Wrightsville Beach history as well as music from The Imitations and other beach-style artists. There will also be a live auction in addition to the annual silent auction. Items up for grabs include a wide assortment of fine art services and specialties from local businesses. Appropriate for families the event begins at 5 p.m. For more information visit or call 910-256-2569.


Last Chance to Wear White Pants Gala

August 29

Coastline Conference and Event Center

Plans are underway for the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundations annual gala. Tickets are $100 and the event begins at 7 p.m. For more information visit 


March of Dimes 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run

August 30

TrySports Event Field at Mayfaire Town Center

All proceeds benefit the regional chapter of the March of Dimes. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and races start at 8 a.m. For more information visit


Epicurean Evening to Benefit the Methodist Home for Children

September 4

Wilmington Convention Center

This annual black-tie gala is known for delicious food from local epicureans. Guests will vote for the Peoples Choice Awards and bid on a selection of auction items and packages in silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Methodist Home for Children a nonprofit organization that ensures the safety of children. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit or contact Regina R. Hawse at 910-471-6088.


Spelling Bee for Literacy

September 18

Pine Valley United Methodist Church

A fun-filled tradition Cape Fear Literacy Councils Spelling Bee for Literacy pits three-person adult spelling teams against each other to win the coveted Bee Trophy and bragging rights. Sponsors and team members include businesses professionals and civic groups throughout the Cape Fear region. Local celebrity emcees encourage good-natured competition and keep the laughs coming. Proceeds benefit CFLCs adult literacy programs. Event starts at 7 p.m. For more information visit or call 910-251-0911.


DREAMS Presents

September 27

Hilton Wilmington Riverside

The DREAMS Center for Arts Education a nationally recognized award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to providing youth in need with high-quality free-of-charge programming in the creative visual and performing arts. Beginning at 6 p.m. the evening  will entertain guests with student-mentor performances. Includes food and wine an auction and more. Call 910-772-1501 or email [email protected] for details.