local wildlife and sensitive coastline habitats in New Hanover County. Topics explained during the boat ride will include: salt marsh function, wetland plants, and strong emphasis on shorebird/water bird ecology and identification. Birding tours are best when scheduled at low tide. • Sunset Tour of WB, Thurs., 5pm: Sunset with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours departs from the Blockade Runner Dock. Routes vary with season, weather, and whim on the Basic Sunset Cruise but may include Masonboro Island, Bradley Creek, Money Island or some other combination. Water, marsh, Shamrock, sunset—it’s a simple combination but very satisfying. Also, from experience, this is the best time to sight dolphins in the bay. RSVP: 910-200-4002 or email@example.com. WB Scenic Tours, 275 Waynick Blvd.
HIKES AND BIRDING
First Fri. bird hikes, ages 5/up; free. We’ll search for migrants, residents, and point out year-round species too. These walks are for beginner birders and all are welcome. Halyburton, 4099. S. 17th St.
FREE RUNNING CLINICS
Every Monday and Thursday: Free Running Clinics for 6 weeks. Venue locations will be updated periodically on Noexcusestc.com and are designed for all levels. Clinics are limited to 25 runners to maintain that personal instruction level. Downtown Hills/Wade Park, Water St.
EARLY FLIGHT EXCURSION
Start your day on the water in search of wildlife and many of our feathered friends, while listening to interesting commentary about the rich history of this area. 2 hour cruise; full bar, serving coffee and the best Bloody Mary on the river. Photographers, birders, and nature buffs love the variety of wildlife and native plants that adorn the river banks. We may see osprey, alligators, sea turtles, and river otters, just to name a few. Bring your camera so you won’t forget the untouched beauty of this early morning adventure. Cruise through the Castle Hayne Aquifer and by the bluffs of the Rose Hill Plantation. $10-$20. ILM Water Tours, 212 S Water St.
FIRST FRIDAY BIRD HIKES
Join park staff for a leisurely bird-watching stroll around Halyburton Park the first Friday of each month. We’ll search for migrants and point out year-round bird species too. These walks are for beginner birders and all are welcome. Free. Ages: 5 and up. Halyburton Park, 4099 S 17th St. wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/ parks-recreation/halyburton-park
FULL MOON CRUISE
The movement of the tides and moon energizes and stirs the imagination.Your sharpened senses clear your thoughts as you glide along the gently lit waterfront on this Wilmington boat tour. Under the enchantment of the full moon and musical stylings of local musicians, have no fear as we cruise the Cape Fear River on this two-hour excursion. You only wish that all of your friends could be with you
to enjoy something so unique and special. A memory you will always cherish: A night under the stars on the famous and mystical Cape Fear River. Wilmington Water Tours, 212 S Water St.
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classes/seminars SEASIDE YOGA
Wed., 8am: Join a certified teacher in our seaside gardens for a relaxing morning yoga practice. Perfect for all levels of experience. One hour practice. We partner with Longwave Yoga to provide relaxing and memorable yoga experiences daily at the resort. Blockade Runner Beach Resort. 275 Waynick Blvd.
Join Longwave Yoga teachers on the 1st Saturday of each month as we come together as a community to support Plastic Ocean Project. Enjoy a 1-hour yoga class on the Whole Foods Market patio followed by a pint of kombucha, locally crafted by Panacea Brewing Co. Register day of at Whole Foods: $20 cash, BYOM (bring your own mat). Proceeds benefit Plastic Ocean Project, a local nonprofit with a mission to educate through field research, implement progressive outreach initiatives, and incubate solutions to address the global plastic pollution problem.
PLAYLIST SAMPLE R.E.M. - TALK ABOUT THE PASSION WIDESPREAD PANIC - FISHWATER DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - MERCY BUCKETS THE HIGHWOMEN - CROWDED TABLE LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL - SIMPLE LIFE
UPCOMING PENGUIN SHOWS LETTUCE
Thurs, 6pm: A playful, casual and very active class encouraging tween to explore their creativity. Dynamic postures presented in a simple step-by-step format. No experience is necessary, and this yoga class is offered to tweens only, ages 11-14. Wilmington Yoga, 5329 Oleander Drive, Ste. 200
FULL MOON BEACH YOGA
Surround yourself in nature in our full moon beach yoga class. Move and breathe to the sounds of mother ocean. Bathe in the light of the moon. Leave your mat at home. We recommend that you bring a beach towel. We will meet on the sand at Tennessee Avenue in Carolina Beach. All levels welcome. Preregister for this class; $16 drop-in or use your class pass. Salty Dog Yoga & Surf, 915 A North Lake Park Blvd. www.saltydogyogasurf. com
MEDITATE AND CHILL
Join Jesse Stockton, Rachael Kinsey, Alexis Abbate + Jenny Yarborough every Tuesday, 7:30-8:30pm, Terra Sol Sanctuary. We’ll guide you through a 20-30 minute meditation to help you take a deep breath. Relax. Let go. $10; no need to register in advance. 507 Castle St. www. terrasolsanctuary.com.
MINDFULNESS STRESS REDUCTION
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program provides a structured format for looking more deeply into oneself thereby supporting positive life changes. The essential outcome is to provide participants with simple tools to practice, incorporate and apply mindfulness in everyday
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G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE
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THE EVENING EXPERIMENT WITH ERIC MILLER, WEDNESDAYS 7-9PM THE FRIDAY NIGHT PANIC JAM FRIDAYS AT 8PM ACOUSTIC CAFE SATURDAYS FROM 7-9AM ETOWN SATURDAYS AT 9AM PUTUMAYO WORLD MUSIC HOUR SUNDAYS AT 8AM
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