Grab your pup, family and friends and support a local non-profit.
Join Canines for Service on March 23rd from 9 am to Noon at Hugh Macrae Park for the 13th annual Walk & Dog Dash and maybe, you and your pooch could be big winners. The Walk & Dog Dash is a fun-filled event with a 1.5 mile walk/fun run, vendors, food, music, dog activities, professional photos and much more!
And, of course, the Dog contests are back! There will be dog contests that includes puppy pie eating contest, best costume, dog & owner look alike competition, best trick, and biggest/smallest dog awards.
Not only will you have tons of fun at this event with your pup but proceeds from the event will go to help rescue homeless animals in our community and train them to change the lives of Veterans and non-Veterans with disabilities. Your registration will include access to the vendors and contest, a 2019 Walk & Dog Dash T-Shirt, a bandanna for your pup and a BBQ lunch from Cooper’s BBQ Heaven. Registration costs only $25 for adults, $20 for students (13-22 years old), and it’s FREE for kids 12 and under. But most-importantly, your contribution will go to help others and save the life of a homeless pup.
What is Canines for Service?
Canines for Service (CFS) is a local organization dedicated to empowering people with disabilities an opportunity to achieve a greater independence as well as enhancing their quality of life and the quality of life for a once homeless furry friend.
CFS was established in December 1996 when CEO/ Founder Rick Hairston moved to Wilmington and he realized there were no service dog organizations in southeastern North Carolina. Hairston gained experience in raising and training service dogs with an internationally known service dog organization in St. Louis Missouri. His 25-plus years of experience in training service dogs helped him understand how a service dog can help give comfort to those with disabilities and their families.
“One of the greatest gifts is serving others,” says Rick Hairston, Founder, President & CEO. “I have committed by life to the service of people with disabilities to meet their needs with the highest quality service dog possible. As a person who uses a service dog myself, I understand the need for these incredible animals and the gift they are to the people we serve.”
Saturday is approaching quickly but there is still time to register. Get your furry friend out of the house to hang out around other pups, make new friends, enjoy a nice run and some fun activities! Your pup needs friends too, so let your pup have the opportunity to rub noses with other pooches and make some new friends during a doggy filled day!
It’s that time of the year again! The time when you can have a playful game with the office, with friends, with families, or just strangers. College basketball will consume most people’s lives for the new few weeks.
Sunday, March 17th is not only St. Patrick’s Day but it is Selection Sunday for the 2019 NCAA Tournament. March Madness Live will have the selection show from 6 to 7 PM ET and CBS will nationally broadcast it.
College basketball fans already got a taste from the NCAA men’s basketball Selection Committee of what the top four seeds in each may look like. During the third annual Bracket Preview Show they revealed Duke, Tennessee, Virginia and Gonzaga as the four projected No. 1 seeds.
Where to watch
Might as Well Bar & Grill
Might as Well Bar & Grill is the perfect place to enjoy the college basketball tournament with friends. It’s your local sports restaurant with a great atmosphere, friendly service, affordable prices!
Your local Tavern 14 is the perfect place for any basketball or sports fan. The staff is very welcoming with the great Wilmington southern hospitality, with good bar food and many TV’s. You can also enjoy billiards, darts, skeeball or other adult games.
“Live Like A Local” at Banks Channel and enjoy college basketball and enjoy trivia every Tuesday night! There are multiple flat screen TV’s perfect to watch the games on, great food options! It’s much more than just your typical restaurant!
Need a bracket? We have one for you! Download and print out this bracket! At the end of the tournament, send the bracket back to us on social media Twitter @JeffGordonSales, Instagram @JeffGordonChevrolet, Facebook @JeffGordonChevrolet using #ChevyMadness, whoever has the closest winning bracket will get a Jeff Gordon Chevrolet t-shirt and a Chevrolet Silverado Hoodie!
There are many things to do with your family, there are also causes that you can be part of during this fun holiday weekend.
Fun for all to celebrate the Irish Spirit in Downtown Wilmington, NC! Saturday, March 16th the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march on Front Street beginning at Red Cross Street, the parade will start at 11:00 AM looping through the streets of downtown Wilmington for 60-90 minutes. The parade will end at 2nd and Market Streets where the family-oriented festival will take over with food, music and festivities.
There is no admission charge for either of the events. There will be traditional Irish music, entertainment, dance performances, food, beverages and crafts available for sale. The festivities will happen either rain or shine so be sure to get decked out in GREEN and enjoy a full day of St. Patrick’s Day festivities!
Start your weekend off with a 5K or 10K which helps local cancer patients. The 15th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Day Lo Tide Run takes place at Carolina Beach Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, NC on Saturday, March 16th, registration begins at 7am, 10K begins at 8:00 AM, 5K starts at 8:30 AM, and the Awards Ceremony is at 9:30 AM at the Gazebo Stage, all times are subject to change. You can signup all the way until race day!
What is St. Patrick’s Day without a little running right? Compete in the 1st Annual Shamrocks & Shenanigans Virtual 4 miler event. Yes that says Virtual, celebrate your race with runners from all around the world. Make running fun, bring your friends together, have friends in another state or country? Have them join in as well! Run 4 miles any time from March 1st, 2019 until March 31st, 2019. You’ll get an official tvek race bib, official Shamrocks & Shenanigans 4 Miler Finisher medal which will include 4 leaf mile markers which will be added to your finishers medal. Get the whole family involved, get active, and have fun this St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day is a time for fun and to remember the Irish traditions. Party hard but be safe. If you do not want to go out there’s always alot of things that you can do for fun at home with your friends and family! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, don’t forget to wear GREEN! May the luck of the Irish be with you.
“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds. It’s your best friends who are supremely resilient, made under pressure and of astonishing value. They’re everlasting; they can cut glass if they need to.” – Gina Barreca
Cupid’s arrow isn’t just for couples, celebrate February 13th with your favorite Galentine! Galentine’s Day was made famous by fictional character “Leslie Knope” from the comedy NBC TV Show Parks and Recreation. Ladies deserve a day to celebrate one another. Not sure how to celebrate Galentine’s Day with your special bestie? Here are some ideas:
One of Leslie Knope’s favorite meals and in honor of Miss Knope and this awesome holiday waffles are a must because that’s Leslie’s favorite food! If you can’t make brunch happen mid-week, check out these places over the weekend.
The Basics the perfect place in Wilmington to enjoy, long-standing favorites, and fresh regional ingredients all in the basics of Southern comfort food. Not sure if it could be described better quoted from (The Basics, 2019) “The name is also the mission statement: this casual all-day spot takes staples of Southern comfort food – pimento cheese, fried okra, smoked chicken – and keeps it simple.” – New York Times
Rolled and Baked may be the most “Wilmington” place to grab a bite. Started by local husband and wife; Bill and Annie Ward along side prominent chef, Micah Edelstein and the rest of the the culinary team Rolled and Baked made a menu full of Southern favorites with a twist. Rolled and Baked is centered around their four core beliefs; People, Community, Environment and Real Food.
Are you looking for something small and quick or just a good place to grab a cup of coffee? Well Drift it perfect! The store has been designed to foster a social, friendly environment for every demographic, with fresh, holistic food and beverages.
Gifts are always a great way to show appreciation for your best gal pal, because who doesn’t love gifts right? Need some ideas? Check some out here! Do you have a friend that just loves her car so much? One of those friends who have a name for their car, takes awesome Instagram photos, and talks about her car all the time? Then these are the perfect gifts for her!
Get all of your girlfriends together, girls from the office and enjoy a nice night in with movies, cocktails and snacks, or go enjoy a night out. Check out some of these fun ideas!
Axes & Allies is Wilmington’s first urban axe-throwing bar! Go out for a few drinks and enjoy the thrill of throwing Axes, with a trained staff to walk you through the throwing and safety process. You can book the entire place for your special Galentine’s Day party or you can just book a lane for you and your gals.
Sip & Paint is a great way to get out with your ladies, you can even host your own Galentine’s Day Event! Get your ladies together get artsy, unwind and learn from the very talented artists at Sip & Paint all the while creating your very masterpiece in just under 3 hours! Remember to have a designated driver!
Battle House is fun an enjoyable way to get active while enjoying an intense fun game of lazer tag. Battle House is veteran owned and their mission is to provide a unique and fun form of sports. You can book a time for your own party or just take a small group of friends.
Show your gal that you care for her this Galentine’s Day! Celebrate your friendship and continue making more memories, remember to party like Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins this Galentine’s Day! “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler