First at Four

  A show for fans of British humor makes its stage debut in Wilmington

Fans of Monty Python will enjoy a show that makes its Wilmington debut on stage this week.

  Easter egg hunt for adults only

  CFCC will celebrate Earth Day with Earth Fest

  First Act: Play written by NC siblings David and Amy Sedaris on stage in Wilmington

  Star Party will take you to the moon and beyond

  First at Four recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad

  Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov to become first female Rabbi installed in the Temple of Israel’s 147 year history

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  Get inspiration to live a healthier life

  Get a REAL ID while enjoying the Azalea Festival Street Fair

  Get rid of your old electronics in a safe way

  The North Carolina Azalea Festival includes something for art lovers

  The perm returns but with a new name as the 80s make a comeback

  First Act: ‘The Last Five Years’ follows a couple falling in and out of love

  Service dog by Azalea Belle’s side marks a festival first

Nearly 140 young women serve as ambassadors during the Azalea Garden Tour. This is the first class to have a Belle with a service dog.

  Fandome Faire brings together those who geek out over comics and movies

The Cape Fear Fandom Faire celebrates comics, books, movies, cosplay and fanart.

  Classic cars will fill Battleship Park for the 19th Annual Car and Truck Show

Hurricane Florence forced the Port City Mopars Car Club to cancel the event last year. Now, it is back on and the weather is expected to be excellent for the event on Saturday, March 30.

  StriperFest reels in the community to support the Cape Fear River

An event this weekend helps to protect the Cape Fear River’s ecosystem.

  Jazz up your weekend with a music festival at UNCW

  First Act: ‘The Revolutionists’ follows the stories of four women during the French Revolution

  Cheers! It’s Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

  Pizza Putt event benefits Children’s Museum of Wilmington

  Group ‘committed to a full recovery’ for Pender Co. people affected by hurricane

  Celebrate the art of dance at upcoming festival

  Get ideas for your home and garden at the Coastal Living Show

The Wilmington Woman’s Club is sponsoring the 40th annual Coastal Living Show on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center.

  Scouts show off skills at weekend event

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts will show off some of what they’ve learned at an event this weekend.

  Familiar face to Tar Heels fans will show off his skills when Harlem Globetrotters visit Wilmington

Orlando “El Gato” Melendez appeared in Final Fours in 1998 and 2000 with UNC Chapel Hill.

  Police and firefighters face off on the ice for annual fundraiser

The annual Guns and Hoses Charity Ice Hockey Game is scheduled for March 31 at the Wilmington Ice House.

  Put on your favorite pink outfit for the Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon

The event supports NHRMC Foundation’s efforts to provide free mammograms and diagnostic services to underserved women

  Win a luxury handbag or get a great deal on a designer purse at Power of the Purse event

Win a luxury handbag or score a great deal on a designer purse at an event that helps make sure teenagers have access to the healthcare they need.

  Help children in our community by volunteering with Guardian ad Litem

Guardian ad Litem (GAL) hopes to recruit volunteers at an upcoming open house.

  Sample beer and wine at weekend festival

Wind down from the work week with an afternoon of craft beer and wine this weekend.

  Tour North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse

An island bounces back after Hurricane Florence, invites visitors to take tours

  Support artists in our state at the Made in NC craft fair

Head to the Brooklyn Arts Center for an event that shows off crafts made in North Carolina.

  Fractured fairy tale ‘Into the Woods’ on stage in Wilmington

The show, performed March 1-10 at the 2nd Street Stage at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, features some of the most beloved fairy tale characters.

  ‘Always...Patsy Cline’ tells the story of the singer’s unexpected friendship with a fan

The show is on stage at Thalian Hall through March 10, starring Annie Tracy

  Strike a blow to hunger at the bowling alley

Bowling for Backpacks benefits the Good Shepherd Center.

  Men encouraged to show off their ‘dad bods’ at weekend event

Parents Wally and Louise Simpson organized the DadBod Strut to benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research and treatment. It's a debilitating and deadly disease that they know all too well.

  Film festival celebrates women’s stories

Less than 10 percent of all films are made by women. This film festival celebrates and encourages women to reach their artistic cinematic visions.

Irish humor paired with Irish dishes for TheatreNOW show

A dark comedy about a small Irish town that finds itself in the Hollywood spotlight lands on stage in Wilmington.

  An artist created one sculpture a day for a year

A colorful collection of more than 400 sculptures is on display.

  Preventing diabetes and childhood obesity with education, free screenings

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina works to educate the community on diabetes and healthy eating habits with new programs and free events for the whole family.

  Divine Divas take the stage for special two-night concert that benefits She Rocks, TACT

The singers perform music made famous by “Divas” from the entertainment industry.

  Talented children sing Motown’s greatest hits at upcoming performance

This weekend, Kathy Snow Productions will perform its Motown Cabaret at Snipes Academy Auditorium.

  Wilmington Wine & Beer Walk invites you to explore and sip your way through downtown

Sip and sample your way through downtown Wilmington.

  Take the plunge and support the Special Olympics

Most avoid a dip in the ocean in February. However, dozens will dive in the water at Kure Beach on Sat., Feb. 23 to support the New Hanover County Special Olympics.

  Swing dance with your sweetheart this weekend

Join the Cape Fear Swing Dance Society and dance the night away.

  Start thinking about summer...camps, that is

Get the scoop on the summer camps that will keep your child's body and mind active this summer.

  Cape Fear Chordsman will sing for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day

The Cape Fear Chordsmen will deliver a romantic musical message to your Valentine.

  Dance the night away at adult prom

Throwback to your high school days at Once Upon a Prom.

  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Thalian Association Community Theatre will open the third show of its 2018-19 Season on Friday, Feb. 8.

  The Little Black Dress is not just a fashion statement

Members of the Junior League of Wilmington are wearing the same outfit every day this week in hopes of making a statement.

  UNCW Seabelles join talented a cappella groups from around NC at Acapalooza performance

It's one of the most anticipated musical events at UNCW; Acapalooza is later this month.

  Don’t get hooked: Protect yourself from misleading financial aid offers

The College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) and the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) have teamed up to launch a new initiative to protect families against misleading financial aid offers.

Inaugural Brunswick expungement project to offer non-violent offenders a second chance

District Attorney Jon David on Wednesday announced that his office will offer those convicted of non-violent crimes a chance to clean up their record.

  Grab your tartan and celebrate your Scottish heritage

Millions of Americans claim to have Scottish roots and you can celebrate your Scottish heritage at an event this weekend.

  North Carolina Jazz Fest will include special tribute to late musician

The 39th Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival planned to open with Wilmington’s Grenoldo Frazier playing the first set. Now, the festival will open with a tribute to the late pianist.

  Students bring the drama and tragedy of star-crossed lovers ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to stage

Topsail High School students bring the drama of the Montaguea and Capulet families to stage in 'Romeo and Juliet.'

  Beatles fans ‘Come Together’ for JDRF

A concert that celebrates the music of 'The White Album' will raise money to help fight juvenile diabetes.

  Deadline approaches to apply for specialty plates that show love for one NC beach town

You can be one of the first to have a Wrightsville Beach specialty license plate.

  First at Four recipe: Red bean tacos with sweet peppers, red onion and pineapple

Here's a new twist on tacos for your next taco Tuesday.

  Late educator’s work continues with scholarship in her honor

Port City Rip the Runway raises money for the Lillie Ann Heggins Scholarship.

  Perk up with weekend coffee crawl

Sip your way through the Wilmington Coffee Crawl.

  Wish Upon a Chef raises money to help make dreams come true for children

Wish Upon a Chef brings together chefs from some of the best restaurants around and raises money for the Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina Foundation.

  ‘Stuart Little’ comes to life with cast of children

The adventures of a little mouse born into a human family. 'Stuart Little' comes to life on stage.

  The Ability Garden celebrates the capabilities of those in our community

Take home a plant and support a group that celebrates the capabilities of those with special needs in our community.

  First Act: Show follows story of technology-challenged senior and her virtual assistant

It's the story of a technology-challenged senior and her robot assistant.

  Downtown Wilmington surges post-Hurricane Florence

Downtown Wilmington is seeing a mini-renaissance in the new year, post-Hurricane Florence.

  Calendar featuring famous bulldog raises money to help animals in need

Reuben the Bulldog graces a 2019 calendar.

  Remember and reflect at floating lantern ceremony

If your New Year’s resolution calls for more self care, an event at Cameron Art Museum can help.

  Fifth grade student wows with his singing voice in ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

Jose Chirinos makes his starring debut as Amahl in Opera Wilmington’s production of 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

  Swing dance to save animals

A new group is saving the lives of animals one step at a time.

  NHRMC’s Employee of the Year honored for work to get patients to quit smoking

Tony Bollhorst, COPD Navigator for Respiratory Care, is the NHRMC 2018 Employee of the Year. Hear about his work with patients today on WECT News First at Four.

  My, my: ‘Mamma Mia!’ will have audience dancing, singing along at Thalian Hall

You’ve sang along to all the songs and watched the hit movie, now, you can take it all in on stage.

  Plunge for a purpose: Communities In Schools invites you to dive in

Kick off 2019 with the Annual Wrightsville Beach Plunge.

  Ring in the New Year at a speakeasy with craft cocktails, food and entertainment

The event has a Prohibition era flair with craft cocktails, decor and a show and meal inspired by the roaring 20′s.

  Prevent underage drinking on New Year’s Eve night

As you toast to the New Year, make sure your children aren’t doing to same.

  Church makes sure no one goes hungry on Christmas Eve

The Pine Valley Family Christmas Dinner feeds more than 4,000 people each year.

  What’s the story with the straw goat that suddenly become the fire department mascot?

“Billy the Christmas Goat” has become the mascot for the Wilmington Fire Department ahead of holiday season.

  Historian’s decade-long work to get Wilmington recognized as “American World War II City” nears completion

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that directs the Department of Interior to designate one city per year as a nationally recognized “American World War II City.”

  Children’s play raises money to protect waterways

Luv2Act is partnering with Cape Fear River Watch and a portion of ticket sales will be donated to protecting waterways.

  Help make sure 220 children have gifts to open on Christmas morning

The children are in the Big Buddy program, Hurricane Florence evacuees and in foster care.