Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
New Hanover County Arboretum
The Cape Fear Bonsai Society will host a bonsai demonstration with Arthur Joura, curator of the N.C. State Arboretum Bonsai Collection in Asheville. Joura will style and pot an azalea and rock landscape, to be raffled at the end. For details, call Mary Recupero at 910-794-3135.
Donít shuck it up
Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 20 from noon - 6 p.m.
Hugh MacRae Park
ďThe World Is Your Oyster, Donít Shuck It UpĒ is this yearís Earth Day Festival theme. The event will feature more than 60 environmental exhibits, an educational Kidís Eco Zone, live local music, and refreshments from local vendors. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance to the music
Summer Music Series: Heart and Soul
Sunday, April 21 from 4 - 8 p.m.
The Summer Music Series at Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach will feature the local band Heart and Soul. The band plays classic rock and beach music for listening and dancing pleasure. Contact Bethany Potanin at 910-256-8500.
Planet race for planet Earth
Fifth Annual 5k Race for the Planet
Sunday, April 21 at 7:30 a.m.
N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher
$25 - $30
Race for the Planet begins and ends at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, featuring views of ocean, maritime forest and the historic Fort Fisher Civil War site. Participants receive free admission to the aquarium on race day and more. Register at www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher