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Special Events in Wilmington, NC This Weekend

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In and around the Landfall, NC area there’s always interesting and entertaining events for everyone and this weekend is no exception.

HO Model Train EngineWhether you’re 5 or 95, or somewhere in between, the personal satisfaction of building and operating a realistic miniature railway layout can be rewarding and fun for a lifetime.  If you’re a model railroad enthusiast, the 13th Annual Cape Fear Model Railroad Show & Sale is taking place at the American Legion Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Road on Saturday (1/30) from 10AM to 5PM and on Sunday (1/31) from 10AM to 4PM.  This show features model railroad dealers as well as various scale modular layouts along with free clinics, door prizes and raffles.  This is a great way to upgrade your own setup or to introduce someone young (or not) to the wonderful world of model railroading.  Tickets are $5 adult and $3 children (5 and under free).  For more information call 910.270.2696 or 910.371.9595.

 docutimeOn Saturday, January 30 from 10AM through5:15PM WHQR 91.3fm Public Radio, UNCW Fiilm Studies Dept., and the International Documentary Association (IDA)  present the 8th annual DocuTime.  DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the Wilmington, NC big screen and this year is no exception.  You can enjoy a full day of award winning, enlightening documentaries from around the world.  General Admission is $6, Students & seniors are $5 and an all-day pass is $20.  Tickets can be had at Sharky’s Box Office (in UNCW’s Fisher Student Center) or on-line at and are also available the day of the festival.  Seating IS limited so best to grab your tickets as soon as you can.  Call 910.256.0253 or 910.343.1640 or log onto for more information and get ready to lose yourself in the reality of the world around us!

Landfall Realty Presents Boston Qualifier Marathon

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The inaugural Quintiles Marathon at Wrightsville Beach presented by LANDFALL REALTY will take place on Sunday, March 21st. The race will begin at Wrightsville Beach  and lead runners down the scenic coastal route to nearby Landfall.  After 2 laps and over 12 miles through the exquisite community of Landfall, the Full 26.2 mile Marathon will will finish at The Village at Mayfaire where the Half Marathon runners will be waiting.  This race will bring in many competitive runners from all over who want to qualify for the prestigious Boston Marathon AND less competitve runners who want to simply experience all of the Cape Fear’s major attractions including Landfall.  Registration for Full and Half Marathon participation is available only on line at, and entry fees will be increasing after January 31st.  Landfall Realty is proud to sponser this exciting event and hope you will consider joining us as an athlete or spectator.

Wilmington, NC Let’s The Sun Shine In at City Stage

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Broadway Revival Poster 2009

Broadway Revival Poster 2009

The rock musical Hair (original book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni with music by Galt McDermot) is currently playing weekends (through January 31) at City Stage at Level 5 in downtown Wilmington, NC.  This version is written by Michael Butler and directed by William Day with musical direction by Chaiki Ito and is based on the Broadway Hit of the 1960s which ran for 1,750 performances.  In addition to performances around the world and a feature film adaptation released in 1979 , many of the song titles from Hair have been mega hits.  A Broadway revival opened in 2009 to strong reviews and earned an award for best revival of a musical.  Now those of us in the Landfall, NC area have the chance to either relive our youth or be part of today’s “hipster” scene!  As James Rado, one of he original Hair writers and lyricists  said in 2008, “It was a show about now when we did it.  Now it’s a show about then, but it’s still about now.” 

 All shows start at 8PM unless otherwise specified and tickets are $22, $20, and $15.  Students and seniors take $2 off.  If you’d like to see this terrifically exuberant and wickedly fun theaater that showcases some of the areas most talented folks, please call 910.342.0272 for reservations!

New Fairhaven Listing Labeled a “Landfall Best Value”

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1445 South Moorings Drive

Beautiful, brick villa located in the Fairhaven community of Landfall now available.  With over $80,000 in upgrades, this courtyard home has all you could want and then some…mahogany built-in cabinets & coffered ceiling, stacked stone fireplace, natural gas heating, Wolf gas cooktop, floored walk-in attic space, and speakers throughout.  Located on the Nicklaus golf course, the exterior features fenced-in back yard, Koi pond, waterfalls, courtyard entrance with fountain, and outdoor gas grill. Three or four bedrooms, 3.5 baths of luxury and ready to live in.  For more information on this home click on the photo above or contact Landfall Realty at 800-227-8208.

Always Something New at Wilmington, NC’s Cape Fear Museum

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Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, NC

The museum, located in the heart of the historic district, is the oldest in North Carolina, and through interpretive displays, connects the history dots from local prehistoric archeological finds to the Civil War to the present.  In addition to the ongoing exhibits, ones that are running currently include the following:

CONSERVATION MATTERS  – Explore the art and science of artifact conservation. Discover what it is, who does it, and why it matters to museums. A selection of beautifully conserved furniture and other objects from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on display.  Running through September 6, 2010.
GOING TO THE MOVIES – Experience the history of a century of movie-going in the Lower Cape Fear region. Explore where people went to the movies. Discover how the theater experience has changed over the years. Watch some of the first films local residents may have seen. Running through September 6, 2010.
CAPE FEAR TREASURES : DRINK – Glimpse a selection of drinking vessels, as you explore treasures from Cape Fear Museum’s permanent collection. From 18th-century bottles to fancy teapots to modern-day souvenir mugs, discover objects that help tell the stories of liquid consumption through time.  Runs through March 31, 2010.

The museum also has lots going on for the younger folks so you probably want to check out their website and calendar for opportunities to keep the kids entertained and interested!  Call 910.798.4350 for more information.  Cape Fear Museum is located at 814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 and you can log onto their website at for details on these and many other exhibits and programs.  The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5.  Have fun!