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Country Club of Landfall November Events

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At the Country Club of Landfall there are always fun events taking place! These events are a great time to meet neighbors, try new things, and keep the kids entertained.

Happening this Tuesday night is an adult Wine and Design party. A ticket includes two glasses of wine, hors d’ouvres, and supplies. Enjoy some wine and paint a masterpiece to take home!

Wednesday enjoy Ukulele music with the Great Oaks Club. The Great Oaks Club is hosting Kent Knorr, the founder of the North Carolina Ukulele Academy, who will be sharing his story of the ukulele and entertaining the group with his songs. This event will be taking place at the Country Club of Landfall at 1:00pm.

Friday night is Family Bingo Night! Enjoy this event as a family or just drop off the kids. There will be pizza, prizes, and lots of bingo fun!  

Then, on Saturday night it’s Double Digits Game Night. Taking place in the Kid’s Clubhouse from 6:30pm-9pm there will lots of exciting games!

Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational

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Next weekend it’s the Annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational at the Country Club of Landfall! Now in its 16th year this non-profit event brings together celebrities, sponsors, and the public for a weekend of fun and golf. The golf tournament is held in honor of baseball great, Willie Stargell, who died of kidney disease in 2001.

The event starts Saturday morning on November 10th at 9:00am – 3:00pm with a celebrity golf practice round. Later that night, the Willie Stargell Dinner and Dance will take place at 6:00 in the Landfall Ballroom. The golf tournament begins Sunday morning at 8:00 with a light breakfast for the golfers, followed by a shotgun start at 9:00. The event wraps up with lunch and an award ceremony at 2:00pm.

Celebrities at this year’s event are Olympians, actors, retired coaches, and retired athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, and college athletes. A few celebrity attendees include, Gregory Lloyd, Trot Nixon, Arthur Cullbreath, John Bunting, and Kelly Edge.

The Willie Stargell Foundation’s mission is to provide funds to support kidney disease research and treatment for those suffering from the disease. In April of this year the Foundation awarded $165,000 in grants.

For more on the Willie Stargell Foundation visit their website http://www.williestargellfoundation.org.

18th Annual Landfall Tradition Golf Tournament

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It’s time for the 18th Annual Collegiate Golf Tournament, The Landfall Tradition! Eighteen women’s 

college teams, hosted by the UNCW Seahawks, will be competing for first place. Attending will be some of the best teams in the county, including Penn State, Notre Dame, Duke, Virginia, and Furman. Additionally, last years champion, Duke, will also be competing to defend their title.

The tournament takes place this weekend October 26-28th at the Dye Course at the Country Club of Landfall. For more information on this exciting event visit their website https://www.landfalltradition.com/.

 

GoFundMe for Country Club of Landfall Staff

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence the outpouring of support, fundraising, and volunteering in the Wilmington community has been truly remarkable. The members of the Country Club of Landfall have come together and through a GoFundMe have been raising money for the CCL staff members. The idea started with two board members who then reached out to fellow Landfall members to start a fundraising campaign, define the needs, and disperse the funds. The GoFundMe went live at 8:00pm and within the first 12 hours an astonishing $12,000 were raised.

Many CLL members felt the need to help, so the committee received full approval from the CCL Board and sprang into action to help the CLL staff. The members were so eager to help the staff because many have a close relationship and think of each other more like family. The CLL staff members are always attentive and go the extra mile, which does not go unnoticed.

To date $99,000 have been raised for the CCL staff. The first round of funds were dispersed yesterday. Not only has the GoFundMe effort been successful, but many members have spent time and money feeding staff throughout the club, most notably, the dedicated golf and maintenance staff. Over 50-75 meals were prepared a day and delivered to the Golf Maintenance Shed where all helpers enjoyed well deserved break and meal.

The generosity and involvement throughout this whole process has been outstanding. The success of the GoFundMe campaign highlights the willingness and enthusiasm to help others in the community. The GoFundMe has been a great way to bring the whole Landfall community together for a worthy cause.

Pippin at Thalian Hall

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The popular musical Pippin is being performed at Thalian Hall this weekend in Historic Downtown Wilmington. The Tony Award wining musical follows a young prince on his search for meaning and significance in the early Middle Ages. Composed by Stephen Schwartz, who also composed Wicked, Pippin is full of fantastic music. Showings are on Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm at Thalian Hall.

Founded in 1788 Thalian Hall is the oldest theatre company in North Carolina and one of the oldest still in existence in the United States. Built when Wilmington was the largest city in North Carolina, the theater has seen a lot of changes. During the Civil War it was constantly used as a place of amusement, later notable actors such as, Buffalo Bill Cody and Sir Henry Lauder performed there. Even though there have been repairs due to a small fire and renovations the theater has remained the mostly unchanged in an attempt to preserve the historical integrity of the building. Enjoy a show and experience the rich history of Thalian Hall!

For more information on the upcoming shows visit their website https://thalian.org/.

Pink Ribbon Golf Event

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This week the Pink Ribbon Golf Event is taking place at the Country Club of Landfall. Open to all CCL lady golf members and their guests, this event it limited to the first 100 players. The event starts at 12:30pm on September 12th at the Nicklaus Golf Course. In addition to the golf there will be door prizes and a raffle. Following the tournament there will be post golf gathering at 5:30pm in the Nicklaus Clubhouse Ballroom, which includes drinks by signature and hors d’oeuvres. This tournament is a wonderful event that brings women together and raises funds for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation Pink Ribbon Project.

Historic Downtown Wilmington Artisan Market

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Spend your Sunday browsing a variety of vendor tents at the Historic Downtown Artisan Market. Taking place every Sunday until the end of October this popup market is ideally located right along the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington. There is something for everyone with dozens of vendors including painters, illustrators, woodworkers, pottery, sculpture, handmade jewelry, photography, live music, and more! This is perfect place to find a one of a kind gift or unique art piece.

After visiting the Artisan Market, explore the rest of Downtown Wilmington, which boasts numerous critically acclaimed restaurants and many locally owned boutiques.

For more about the Artisan Market visit their website https://www.wilmingtondowntown.com/event/historic-downtown-marketplace2.

The Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic Surf Contest

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Come check out the best woman and girl surfers around at the Wrightsville Beach WahineClassic! The surf contest taking place next weekend showcases all levels of female surfers, including professional, amateur, beginner, experienced, and even a Stand Up Paddleboard division. The contest is one of the only all-female surf competitions on the East Coast, and Wrightsville Beach has been the proud host since 2013.

The “Wahine” takes place at the South End of Wrightsville Beach at Access 39. Events run Saturday and Sunday 8:00am until 3:30pm, with the finals taking place at 10:15 Sunday morning. For more about this exciting event visit their website, https://www.wahineclassic.com/.

Wrightsville Beach Museum Shrimperoo Fundraiser

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Come join the fun at the Wright Holman Shrimperoo fundraiser next Saturday for the Wrightsville Beach Museum! There will be delicious boiled shrimp plates, live music, a silent auction, and tours of renovations the museum is currently undergoing.

The fundraiser directly benefits the new site for the museum, which recently moved locations and is now located at 303 West Salisbury Street. Wrightsville Beach has a rich, full history, and the Wrightsville Beach Museum does an excellent job presenting and preserving the history. Guests visiting the museum will learn interested facts, such as the town was originally known as “The Banks” and then was named Ocean View Beach before becoming Wrightsville Beach in 1899, and that over 100 homes were destroyed on the north end of the island in a fire in 1934.

The Shrimperoo will be held at Causeway Cafe from 6-8pm. To buy tickets or for more on the Wrightsville Beach Museum visit their website www.wbmuseum.com.

This is a exciting event for a great cause!

Lumina Festival: Opera Wilmington Orchestra Concert

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This Saturday the Opera Wilmington’s Orchestra will be performing at Beckwith Recital Hall, located at UNCW. Led by UNCW’s Department of Music Professor, Dr. Joe Hickman, the orchestra will be playing multi-generation music. The music will include Peter and the Wolf, a classic fairy tale, which will be narrated by in addition to the music. Additionally, there will be dance music by Johann Strauss, Thunder and Lighting Polka, Radetsky March, and The Blue Danube Waltz.

This performance is part of the Lumina Festival of the Arts, which is taking place July 12-July 29. This festival involves numerous forms of art including opera, concert, dance/poetry/film, theatre, and children’s entertainment. For a full list of events taking place visit their website https://uncw.edu/arts/lumina/festival.html.