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LAETHAN

FAMILY FAVORITES 2020 I CHILDCARE LISTINGS

SUMMER FUN - SIDEWALK CHALK I THINGS TO DO


Seeing

Patients Again

Specializing in dentistry for

infants, children, adolescents

and children with special needs.

Now offering

a loyalty membership plan

109 Mendenhall Drive

Suite A

Wilmington, NC 28411

910.686.1869

306 Dolphin Drive

Suite 2

Jacksonville, NC

910.333.0343

GrowingGrins.com

JUMP INTO SUMMER WITH CGA!

SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP!

GO THE

EXTRA MILE

for your children

www.carolinagymnasticsacademy.com

3529 Carolina Beach Road • 910-796-1896

Dr. Raaj Amin

27417 Andrew Jackson Hwy E, Delco, NC 28436

www.sandpiperpediatrics.com 910-207-0777


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JULY 2020

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EDITOR’S NOTE

MOCHA

FREEZE

A handcrafted drink made with

Ghirardelli chocolate, cream and

fresh espresso shots. Blended and

topped with homemade whip cream.

Happy Independence Day!

Most of us have been wisely, in a

self-imposed exile while we wait to

see how this pandemic situation plays out. It

has required a lot of self sacrifice, self control

and an unselfish approach to our fellow

man. Most parents I know have accepted

this and adapted. They have made the most

of the situation and have created a normal

as possible environment for their family.

Surely, these are trying times for many reasons

but we maintain a feeling of optimism

that things will improve and get better. They

must.

With restrictions easing, we are seeing

more businesses reopen, albeit with the

proper protocols, and we have accordingly

adjusted to accommodate them.

JUNE 15 - 19, JULY 13 - 17,

AND AUG 10 - 14

M O N D A Y - F R I D A Y

1 : 30PM - 3 : 00PM | AGES 6 - 13

$ 150 per participant

For detailed info or to register, visit

wilmingtonrockgym.com

or call 910-319-7209

Our annual Family Favorites Readers

Choice results are featured this month. This

year we recognized the finalists in the voting

along with the top vote getters so you

know all who were in our readers’ minds

and thought of so highly.

Our local cultural resources continue to offer

virtual programs to enlighten, enrich and

entertain families, as you’ll see in our Things

To Do section. We also think it’s a lot of fun

for children to grab some colored chalk and

take to the sidewalk or the driveway; our article

on this fun summer activity offers some

ideas to enhance their enjoyment.

Have a great summer, stay safe and healthy.

Keith Jaworski

Editor-in-chief

www.wilmingtonparent.com

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FAMILY FAVORITE 2020 WINNERS

Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

ART CLASSES

Hot Mess Studios - WINNER

AR Workshop - FINALIST

Leland Cultural Arts Center - FINALIST

DANCE LESSONS

Techniques in Motion - WINNER

Dance Express - FINALIST

SOCCER PROGRAM

Lil Hammers - WINNER

PISA - FINALIST

YMCA - FINALIST

SURFING LESSONS

Indo Jax - WINNER

Tony Silvagni - FINALIST

Wrightsville Beach Surf Camp - FINALIST

SWIM LESSONS

YMCA - WINNER

UNCW - FINALIST

YWCA - FINALIST

fine pastries, cakes, breads & more...

GYMNASTICS

The Little Gym - WINNER

The Little Gym of Wilmington

132 Racine Drive, Unit 1

Wilmington, NC 28403

919-799-3771

tlgwilmingtonnc@thelittlegym.com

www.tlgwilmingtonc.com

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank

you for standing by us and voting us as the Best

Little Kids Party Venue & Best Gymnastics! We’re

so grateful to be back doing what we love after

one of the most trying times in America! We pride

ourselves in being sanitary, educational, and “Seriously

Fun” places you can bring your child in the

Wilmington community. We thank you so much for

the love and support of our family-owned business

Carolina Gymnastics - FINALIST

Gymnastics Unlimited - FINALIST

MARTIAL ARTS

Dynamic Martial Arts - WINNER

Invictus Martial Arts - FINALIST

MUSIC LESSONS

Gloria Carr Piano - WINNER

Carr Music

carrmusicILM@gmail.com

fb.me/Carrmusicilm

It’s an honor to have Carr Music recognized because

more than anything we want to make the pursuit

of music, specifically piano, a personal and

meaningful one for each student. This award is

so special because it shows we are accomplishing

that. Thank you, thank you amazing families!

Port City Conservatory of Music - FINALIST

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Nir Family YMCA - WINNER

Mustard Seed - FINALIST

CHARTER SCHOOL

Island Montessori - WINNER

CFCI - WINNER

Roger Bacon - WINNER

Coastal Preparatory - WINNER

Coastal Preparatory Academy

1135 Pandion Drive Wilmington NC 28443

910-839-0012

sgilles@coastalprep.org

www.coastalprep.org

Coastal Preparatory Academy is a K-8 tuition-free

public charter school open to all residents of

North Carolina. Coastal Prep is a neat place to learn!

We have a classical curriculum, flexible seating,

authentic learning opportunities, and we offer a

curriculum that is aligned to North Carolina state

standards. At Coastal Prep we believe in wholechild

learning and we value citizenship, teamwork,

service-oriented actions, and scholarship. We are

Navigators and we would be glad to tell you more

and have you stop by for a tour!

DAY CAMP

No Sleeves Magic - WINNER

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Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

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CHILDRENS’ HAIRCUTS

Manta’s Cuts - WINNER

Tad’s Barber Shop - FINALIST

DROP-IN CHILDCARE

Giggles - WINNER

INTERSESSION PROGRAM/CAMP

Carolina Gymnastics - WINNER

Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

CHILDCARE CENTER

Child Development Center - WINNER

Child Development Center, Inc.

3802 Princess Place Drive,

Wilmington, NC 28405

910-343-4245

cdc@bizec.rr.com

http://www.cdcwilmington.org/

Child Development Center, Inc. (CDC) is a private,

non-profit developmental day center designed to

meet the needs of young children with

special needs. We provide general education, NC

Pre-K programming, special education,

and therapeutic services to meet the unique needs

of our learners. With licensed teachers in every

classroom, we provide high-quality services to all

students in our 5 star Center.

Happy Kids Development Center - FINALIST

Kiddie Academy - FINALIST

Giggles Drop-In Childcare

6781 Parker Farm Rd Suite 110,

Wilmington, NC 28405

910-799-3700

info@gigglesdaycareinc.com

www.gigglesdaycareinc.com/

Thank you Wilmington for Voting us the

Best Drop-In Childcare! We fill two very important

needs for families. We offer drop in childcare

services, after school care and summer camps that

are safe and fun for your child to be creative,

socialize and simply have a great time. As a bonus,

we provide parents with free time for leisure activities.

It is a win/win combination. We absolutely love

children of all ages! See you soon!

Island Time - FINALIST

Kinderstop - FINALIST

Carolina Gymnastics

3529 Carolina Beach Road

Wilmington, NC 28412

910-796-1896

contact@carolinagymnasticsacademy.com

www.carolinagymnasticsacademy.com

We offer the best gymnastics instruction for

preschoolers to teenagers!

PRESCHOOL

Wilmington Preschool of the Arts - WINNER

Tot Spot - FINALIST

Parents Community Preschool - FINALIST

PRIVATE SCHOOL

Cape Fear Academy - WINNER

Wilmington Christian Academy - FINALIST

SLEEP-AWAY CAMP

YMCA Camp Seafarer - WINNER

OFFERING SPEECH AND OCCUPATIONAL

EVALUATIONS AND THERAPY

TELE-THERAPY AVAILABLE

FREE SCREENINGS

910-343-8988

therapyworksofwilmington.com

VOTED #1

IN WILMINGTON FOR THE

3rd CONSECUTIVE YEAR!

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TUTORING

Stephanie Bell - WINNER

Stephanie Bell Tutoring

RestoreMathTutoring@gmail.com

Specializing in math support for elementary levels

through Algebra and Geometry,

including NC Math 1 and Math 2.

Thank you to the Wilmington and Leland

communities for your dedication to building strong

foundations for your learners and

supporting small businesses!

Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry

SKIP TYSON, D.D.S. • STEPHANIE HEANEY, D.D.S. • KATIE PAYNE, D.D.S

Now offering Friday appointments

with the arrival of our new pediatric dentist, Dr. Katie!

Welcome Dr. Katie!

FAMILY ATTRACTION

Jungle Rapids - WINNER

NC Aquarium Fort Fisher - FINALIST

Bounce - FINALIST

FARM

Mike’s Farm - WINNER

Lewis’ - FINALIST

FITNESS CENTER

Wilmington Lady Fitness - WINNER

ATP Fitness - FINALIST

ATP Fitness

311 Judges Rd Unit 11E

Wilmington, NC 28404

910-264-0264

atpfitness.nc@gmail.com

www.atpfitnessnc.com

ATP Fitness is a veteran-owned boutique gym

that offers personal training, small group fitness

classes, massage therapy, and more. We pride

ourselves on having some of the most

knowledgable trainers in town. The atmosphere is

friendly and family-oriented. Everyone gets to

know each other, so it feels like your hanging out

with your friends instead of just going to the gym.

We consider all of our members our FITFAM.

Planet Fitness - FINALIST

KAYAK - SUP BOARD RENTAL

Wrightsville Beach SUP - WINNER

LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre - WINNER

Wilson Center - FINALIST

MOM’S NIGHT OUT

The Little Dipper - WINNER

www.wilmingtonparent.com

Thank you to everyone who

voted us as Wilmington's Favorite

Pediatric Dentist!

2606 Iron Gate Dr. Suite 200,Wilmington, NC

791-7380 • www.catchasmile.net

CALL US

ABOUT OUR

SPECIAL CAMP

AND CLASS

RATES!

The Little Gym of Wilmington • 132 Racine Drive, Unit 1 Wilmington, NC 28403

www.tlgwilmingtonnc.com • 910-799-3771

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Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS


Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

PARK

Hugh MacRae - WINNER

PHOTOGRAPHER

Kathleen O’Sullivan - WINNER

Jennifer Knotts - FINALIST

Seagle Photography - FINALIST

SALON/SPA

1051 Salon & Spa - WINNER

I am - FINALIST

I Am Salon and Day Spa

5315-C S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412

910-395-1335

Info@iamsalonanddayspa.com

Iamsalonanddayspa.com

We want to give a huge thank you to everyone

that voted I Am Salon and Day Spa as Wilmington’s

Best Salon & Spa in Wilmington. We at I AM are a

full service AVEDA salon and spa that offers,

hair, skin, massage, lash extensions and

permanent makeup.

YOGA STUDIO

Terra Sol Sanctuary - WINNER

Wilmington Yoga Center - FINALIST

BAKERY - CONFECTIONARY

Apple Annie’s - WINNER

Apple Annie’s Bake Shop

837 S Kerr Avenue, Wilmington NC 28403

marketing@appleanniesbakeshop.com

910-799-9023

www.appleanniesbakeshop.com

Wilmington’s premiere bakery for over 34 years,

open daily, offering the finest cakes, pastries, breads

and more.

One Belle Bakery - FINALIST

Love Lydia - FINALIST

BREW PUB/MICROBREWERY/BOTTLE SHOP

Wrightsville Beach Brewery - WINNER

The Harp - FINALIST

BREAKFAST - BRUNCH RESTAURANT

Sawmill - WINNER

Savor Southern Kitchen - FINALIST

Famous Toastery - FINALIST

COFFEE SHOP

Port City Java - WINNER

Bitty and Beau’s - FINALIST

Starbucks - FINALIST

DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

Kabuki Korean Cafe & Sushi Bar - WINNER

Indochine - FINALIST

Osteria Cicchetti - FINALIST

FAMILY RESTAURANT

Texas Roadhouse - WINNER

Your Pie - FINALIST

Rucker Johns - FINALIST

FOOD DELIVERY

Jimmy Johns - WINNER

Cape Fear Delivery - FINALIST

ICE CREAM/FROZEN YOGURT

Boombalatti’s - WINNER

Fuzzy Peach - FINALIST

Brusters - FINALIST

Kilwins - FINALIST

KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

Islands - WINNER

Your Pie - WINNER

Your Pie

4403 Oleander Dr Unit H

910-769-5767j

omalley@yourpie.com

www.Yourpie.com

Our Your Pie Team are so grateful and honored to be

chosen for Family Favorite Pizza destination,

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant & Best Family

Restaurant. Thank you all so much for voting for us!

At Your Pie, Customer service and experience is our

goal with every menu item we serve. We specialize

in Pizza, Paninis and Chopped Salads, built your

way, one price regardless of toppings, for $7.99. We

also offer Craft Beer, Wine, and Gelato. Kids meals

include a drink and gelato for only $5.49. We have

weekly specials including kids eat free on Mondays.

For more details see our ad. Thanks you so much

from the bottom of our collective hearts.

ORGANIC FOOD STORE

Tidal Creek Coop - WINNER

Trader Joe’s - FINALIST

Whole Foods - FINALIST

SANDWICH/SUB SHOP

South College Deli - WINNER

Sub Stop - FINALIST

Jersey Mike’s - FINALIST

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Cape Fear Seafood Company - WINNER

Something Fishy - FINALIST

Fish Bites - FINALIST

Catch - FINALIST

PIZZA

Your Pie - WINNER

Your Pie

4403 Oleander Dr Unit H

910-769-5767j

omalley@yourpie.com

www.Yourpie.com

Our Your Pie Team are so grateful and honored to be

chosen for Family Favorite Pizza destination,

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant & Best Family

Restaurant. Thank you all so much for voting for us!

At Your Pie, Customer service and experience is our

goal with every menu item we serve. We specialize

in Pizza, Paninis and Chopped Salads, built your

way, one price regardless of toppings, for $7.99. We

also offer Craft Beer, Wine, and Gelato. Kids meals

include a drink and gelato for only $5.49. We have

weekly specials including kids eat free on Mondays.

For more details see our ad. Thanks you so much

from the bottom of our collective hearts.

Slice of Life - FINALIST

Pizzettas - FINALIST

Brooklyn - FINALIST

Mellow Mushroom - FINALIST

BIRTHDAY CAKE

Apple Annie’s - WINNER

Apple Annie’s Bake Shop

837 S Kerr Avenue, Wilmington NC 28403

marketing@appleanniesbakeshop.com

910-799-9023

www.appleanniesbakeshop.com

Wilmington’s premiere bakery for over 34 years,

open daily, offering the finest cakes, pastries,

breads and more.

Imaginary Cakes 7 - FINALIST

One Belle Bakery 5 - FINALIST

WINE STORE

Red Bank - WINNER

Fermental - FINALIST

PET BOARDING/SPA

Carolina Beach Animal Hospital - WINNER

Meadowsweet - FINALIST

PET SHOP

Petsmart - WINNER

Pets Supply Plus - FINALIST

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K-8 Tuition-Free Public Charter School

Voted #1 Charter School

in Wilmington!

NOW ENROLLING

FOR FALL 2020

EXCEPTIONAL REMOTE

LEARNING OPTIONS

CUTTING-EDGE

SANITATION

TECHNIQUES

Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

6TH-8TH

GRADE SPORTS

SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 17TH

SCHEDULE A TOUR TODAY!

CALL OR TEXT (704) 324-3721

Located near New Hanover Regional Medical

Center off of Scotts Hill Medical Drive & Hwy 17

coastalprep.charter.school

BRAND NEW MIDDLE

SCHOOL & GYM

OPENING FALL 2020

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VETERINARIAN

Porters Neck Vet - WINNER

Paws and Claws - FINALIST

College Road Animal Hospital - FINALIST

Myrtle Grove Vet - FINALIST

FAMILY LAW

Russell Family Law - WINNER

COUNSELING

Evolution Wellness - WINNER

Anchor Psychological - FINALIST

WOMENS’ HEALTH PRACTICE

Glen Meade - WINNER

Port City Escape

813 S 16th St, Wilmington, NC 28401

(910) 251-7005

kris@portycityescape.com

We are a locally owned business with four escape

rooms, portables with Port City Escape, and Brews

& Clues Port city Escape. We have original props,

room designs, and puzzles. Our mission is to

provide customers with a hand-crafted, fully immersive

escape experience. Birthday Celebrations,

School Groups, Sports Teams, Date Night, Fundraising.

Thank you for voting us as a Family favorite!

ORTHODONTIST

Browning - WINNER

Wilmington Kids Dentist (Lewis) - FINALIST

Wilmington Kids Dentist

5023 Market St. Wilmington, NC 28405

910-442-3443

wkd@just4grinsdentistry.com

www.wilmingtonkidsdentist.com

Wilmington Kids Dentist opened in August 2019

with the mission of providing all children quality

dental care in a fun and upbeat environment,

regardless of family income. Dr. Amy Lewis and

team are proud to be finalists for Wilmington’s

Best Pediatric Dentist, and want to thank

Wilmington Parent readers for your votes!

PEDIATRICS PRACTICE

Hanover Pediatrics - WINNER

Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

Glen Meade Center for Women’s Health

1809 Glen Meade Rd. Wilmington NC 28403

510 Carolina Bay Dr. Suite 100, Wilmington NC

28403

1333 S. Dickinson Dr. Suite 230, Leland NC 28403

910-763-9833

https://www.nhrmc.org/physician-group/locations/

glen-meade-center-for-womens-health

Glen Meade Center for Women’s Health has been

providing Women’s care in Wilmington and the

surrounding areas for over 50 years. In addition to

providing routine Obstetric and Gynecological care

we specialize in Urogynecology, Hormone

Replacement Therapy as well as infertility.

WHA - FINALIST

PARTY VENUE - LITTLE KIDS

The Little Gym - WINNER

Browning Orthodontics

604 Junction Creek Drive, Wilmington, NC 28412

910-793-2520

www.BrowningOrthodontics.com

info@BrowningOrthodontics.com

Orthodontic treatment is much more than straight

teeth. Our philosophy at Browning Orthodontics

is about life lessons, knowing each patient and

challenging them to do their best. Our mission is

to make you feel welcome, have fun and leave with

something to smile about. Our motto is that we

want to be the best part of your day. Life...Live It!!!

Browning Orthodontics thanks all of our patients

for their favorable vote!

Richardson - FINALIST

Camppbell & Covington - FINALIST

Hanover Pediatrics

1904 Tradd Court – Wilmington, 28401

910-769-4994

hanoverped@hanoverpediatrics.com

hanoverpediatrics.com

Thank you so much to all our loyal families and

friends. We appreciate all of you and consider it

an honor to care for your children through the years.

We are now accepting new patients. Learn about

us at hanoverpediatrics.com or call us at

910-769-4994 for an appointment.

The Little Gym of Wilmington

132 Racine Drive, Unit 1 Wilmington, NC 28403

919-799-3771

tlgwilmingtonnc@thelittlegym.com

www.tlgwilmingtonc.com

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you

for standing by us and voting us as the Best Little

Kids Party Venue & Best Gymnastics!

We’re so grateful to be back doing what we love after

one of the most trying times in America!

We pride ourselves in being sanitary, educational,

and “Seriously Fun” places you can bring your child

in the Wilmington community.

We thank you so much for the love and support of

our family-owned business

Bounce - FINALIST

Jungle Rapids - FINALIST

PEDIATRIC DENTIST

Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry

(Tyson/Heaney) - WINNER

Wilmington Pediatric Dentistry

Skip Tyson, DDS, Stephanie Heaney,

DDS, Katie Payne DDS

2606 Iron Gate Drive, Suite 200

Wilmington, NC 28412

910-791-7380

info@catchasmile.net

www.catchasmile.net

For over 22 years, our mission has been to provide

dentistry for infants, children and teens in a warm,

caring and most of all, FUN environment for our

patients and their families. Thank you for choosing

us as your Family Favorite for over 13 consecutive

years! We love our patients and our goal is for them

to love coming to the dentist for a lifetime!

Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington

715 Medical Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401

910-763-2476

www.carolinapedswilm.com

Thank you to all our patients who thought

about us during this time and voted.

We appreciated YOU!!!!

BIKE SHOP

Two Wheeler Dealer - WINNER

SPORTING GOODS

Dick’s - WINNER

Academy Sports - FINALIST

SURF SHOP

CB Surf Shop - WINNER

Aussie Island - FINALIST

TOY STORE

Learning Express - WINNER

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Glen Meade Center for Women’s Health has been providing care for

adolescent girls and women of all ages in Wilmington and the surrounding areas for over 50 years.

In addition to providing routine Obstetric and Gynecological care, we specialize in Urogynecology,

Hormone Replacement Therapy, Infertility and Surgical Procedures. Our providers are skilled in

these areas and are dedicated to providing excellent care so that women can live life to the fullest.

For convenience, we offer on-site ultrasound,childbirth classes and group

pre and post-natal meetings. Call us today to schedule.

Thank you for voting us Best Women’s Practice, and we look forward to seeing you.

Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

1809 Glen Meade Rd. Wilmington NC 28403 • 510 Carolina Bay Dr. Suite 100, Wilmington NC 28403

1333 S. Dickinson Dr. Suite 230, Leland NC 28403

910-763-9833

www.nhrmc.org/physician-group/locations/glen-meade-center-for-womens-health

https://www.facebook.com/GlenMeadeOBGYN

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Thank You

Wilmington Parents!

KIDS EAT FREE

MONDAYS!

BUILD YOUR OWN

PIZZA, CHOPPED SALAD OR, PANINI

UNLIMITED TOPPINGS $7.99

AND NOW BUILD YOUR OWNPASTA $9.99

4403 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC

(910) 769-5767

www.yourpie.com/stores/wilmington

Family Favorite 2020 WINNERS

SPEECH THERAPY

Therapy Works - WINNER

Therapy Works

Speech and Occupational Evaluation

and Treatment

4114 Shipyard Blvd

Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone 910 343 8988

Fax 910 343 4144

Therapyworksofwilmington.com

Our family focused practice is composed of a team

of energetic and talented therapists with multiple

specializations in their field of practice. Together

we are committed to the best rehabilitation and

education of our patients and their families.

Conveniently located at 5023 Market Street

wilmingtonkidsdentist.com | 910.442.3443

GIFT SHOP

Blue Moon - WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS

2020 WINNERS

BABY/CHILDRENS BOUTIQUE

Dragonflies - WINNER

PARTY ENTERTAINER

No Sleeves Magic - WINNER

Port City Princess Parties - FINALIST

Mr. Scooter - FINALIST

BOUNCE HOUSES

Funtime Inflatables - WINNER

Fowlers Funflatables - FINALIST

Blue Moon Gift Shops

203 Racine Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

910-799-5793

shop@bluemoongiftshops.com

bluemoongiftshops.com

“Since opening in 1999, Blue Moon Gift Shops has

become a Wilmington shopping destination. Locals

and tourists love to wander through our aisles of

local treasures. Over 100 artisans, retailers and entrepreneurs

fill over 8,500 sqft of Blue Moon. Thank

you for voting us Best Gift Shops again this year!”

Dragonflies - FINALIST

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CHILDCARE LISTING GUIDE

Coming in August...

BACK TO

SCHOOL GUIDE

Childcare Network

Convenient locations at

Lennon Drive, New Centre Drive,

Leland, and 41st Street

866-521-5437

www.childcarenetwork.com

Ages 6-weeks to 12-years

Structured curriculum for all ages ,

Young Achievers afterschool, nutritious

meals and snacks. We are open, come

in for a tour.

The Children’s Schoolhouse

Montessori School

SINCE 1985

910-7991531

www.childrensschoolhouse.org

612 South College Rd.

Wilmington, NC 28403

(across from UNCW)

Preschool Children’s House and NC

State Recognized Transitional Pre

Kindergarten. Enrolling students ages

3-5 for our 2,3 and 5 day programs.

Academically Strong education. Find us

on Facebook!!

Gym & Learn Preschool Program

Carolina Gymnastics Academy

3529 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington,

NC 28412

910-796-1896

www.carolinagymnasticsacademy.com/

preschool/gym-learn/

Now taking registration for 2020-2021!

Kids just want to have fun! Preschoolers

LOVE to play & learn…..in fact,

playing IS the way they learn best!

And preschoolers want to learn…..

EVERYTHING! Your child will make

friends, and come home happy and

tired – every day! Ages 3-5, 9am-1pm.

www.carolinagymnasticsacademy.com/

preschool/gym-learn/

The August 2020 issue of Wilmington Parent will feature our

Annual Back To School Guide. For those that are ready to start

their back-to-school plans, this is the issue that will put you on the

path to a great school year! The Back-to-School issue features

afterschool, enrichment and extracurricular activities as well as

school calendars and open house dates.

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Things To Do: Social Distancing

Cape Fear Museum

www.facebook.com/

capefearmuseum

Cape Fear Museum offers virtual

programs with their Museum

at Home series including:

FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS

Facebook Story with Ms. Jorey

Join the Museum on Facebook Live each Wednesday morning at

10am for an active story reading with Ms. Jorey. If you missed the

live broadcast, you can view the video at the video section on the

Facebook page.

Virtual Little Explorers with Ms. Pepper

Join CFM each Friday morning on Facebook at 10am for a virtual

Little Explorers program with Ms. Pepper. Music, song and dance,

games and more!

CAPE FEAR MUSEUM ONLINE

www.capefearmuseum.com/programs/

CFM offers online programs for families, adults, teachers and

students to explore specific topics through hands-on investigations

and immersive experiences on-site.

Highlighting History Video Series with Dr. Jan Davidson

Dr. Jan Davidson, CFM historian, brings the Museum to you in

her Highlighting History video series. Dr. Jan showcases moments

in the Cape Fear Stories exhibit that explores the region’s rich and

complex history. Like the exhibit, our video series begins with Native

American history and ends with a view of the 20th century.

Create An Exhibit At Home

Videos on the CFM website (click on Museum From Home, then

Create…). Whether you’re a parent who wants to display your

kid’s latest masterpiece, or a collector looking to exhibit your

passions, the videos offer a few tips to get you started on creating

your own displays.

Space and Astronomy

Want to learn more about space exploration and astronomy?

Check out videos, activities, stories and games to begin your journey

today. Videos are courtesy of NASA.

Dr. Darcie’s Demonstrations

The Museum’s resident scientist is bringing the exciting world of

science into your homes. Watch Dr. Darcie as she performs science

demonstrations with items you can find around the house,

and learn the fascinating science behind them.

VIRTUAL LEARNING ONLINE

Weather Wonders - Explore the wonders of the weather with

links provided on the museum website

Dynamic Dinosaurs - Love dinosaurs? We’ve got a few cool

activities for you to try at home!

5 Senses of Vision - Explore the 5 senses of vision, hearing,

smell, taste and touch with everal sensory activities that can be

done at home.

Other online learning programs include Engineering, Space &

Astronomy and Bugs!

The link to Virtual Learning Online programs:

www.capefearmuseum.com/programs/

Childrens’

Museum of

Wilmington

at Home

www.playwilmington.org/

cmow-at-home

Go to playwilmington.org, click

on the link CMoW AT HOME!

The Childrens’ Museum offers

fun, daily things for to do with your family at home. Much like

the Museum’s daily programs when open, the following activities

and projects can be found on their website:

- Adventure in Arts

- Creativity To Go Bags

- S.T.E.A.M. Explorations

- Kids Cooking Club

- Toddler Time

- Nature Navigators

There are also links to brain teasers, storytimes,

and stay active games.

The Childrens’ Museum of Wilmington Facebook page

www.facebook.com/childrensmuseumwilmington/

Interactive activities including recipes, yoga tips

and live storytimes.

Cameron

Art

Museum

Kids @ CAM –

At Home Family

projects

https://www.facebook.com/Kids-at-CAM-644821798983263/

Cameron Art Museum publishes art lesson plans, The Kids @ CAM

– At Home Family projects, (for ages 5-12) on its website twice a

week. Lesson plans are published on Mondays and Wednesdays

and focus on an individual artist each time. Monday’s plans focus

on artists represented in CAM’s collection, while Wednesday’s

plans focus on a famous artist. Each plan includes an artist biography,

supply list, step-by-step project instructions, and a sample of

the artist’s work. Merely click to download the latest family project.

ART EXPLORERS ON FACEBOOK LIVE

www.facebook.com/pg/CameronArtMuseum

Enjoy stories and make art with your little ones from the comfort of

your own homes! Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am, join us for

story time, followed by an art activity using simple materials found

around the house. Art Explorers is geared towards infants, toddler

and preschoolers, but big brothers and sisters are welcome to join

and create art with us! Don’t worry if you miss an episode, all are

available at the videos link on the FB page.

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3 DAY CHILDREN'S

CONSIGNMENT EVENT

Held at the Elks Lodge (5102 Oleander Dr.)

July 29th - August 1st

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Things To Do: Social Distancing

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Farmers Markets

Things To Do: Social Distancing

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market

Mondays, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, June 1 -

September 28, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds, adjacent

to Town Hall with no metered parking

in the Farmers’ Market field. Seafood, meats

and produce can be found as well as bakery

items, salsa, honey and crafts. Upon entering

the market, shop in a counter clockwise

direction and follow the 6 foot social

distancing guidelines. Masks and gloves are

optional for vendors and customers, but are

encouraged. Shoppers should not handle the

products, as the vendors will be happy to

assist you.

Kure Beach

Tuesdays, 8am – 1pm, thru August 25, 2020

Ocean Front Park 105 Atlantic Ave., Kure Beach

Open air market located beach front in Kure

Beach offering local fruits and vegetables as

well as locally made artisan crafts. The layout

has been reconfigured to spread vendors

further apart and visitors requested to follow

a one-way traffic pattern through the event

and maintain social distance. Vendors will

be discouraged from offering samples, and

shoppers will be asked to limit the touching

of vendor products.

10th Annual YachtVenture

Fundraiser for The

Children’s Museum

of Wilmington

The Children’s Museum of Wilmington will hold its signature fundraising

event of the year, YachtVenture at Bradley Creek Marina on

Saturday, October 24th, from 6 to 9 p.m The 10th annual celebration

welcomes supporters from all over the greater Wilmington area for

a fun night by the water while supporting the children of southeastern

North Carolina. Guests are invited to tour and lounge on some

of the area’s finest yachts, wine and dine, and enjoy great company.

Exclusive items will be sold in a silent auction and one lucky winner

will win a highly sought after raffle package. Early bird tickets

go on sale June 19th. Tickets are $150 per person. Early bird tickets

are now on sale: Two tickets for $225 until July 31st and two tickets

for $250 starting August 1st. Raffle tickets are $100 each.

All proceeds support CMoW’s mission to provide a welcoming and

engaging environment that promotes educational art, science, and

literacy-focused learning for all children and their families. To learn

more and purchase tickets, visit www.YachtVenture.org. until

Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays 8am – 1pm, Poplar Grove Plantation

Market offerings include fresh produce,

landscaping, bedding plants and herb, scented

salves and oils, homemade cookies and desserts,

and artisanal handmade soaps, cutting

boards, and jewelry, as well as accessories for

home, hearth and garden. Covid19 safety protocols

will be in place for vendors and public. The

grounds, manor house, public restrooms and

stables will be closed to the public until further

notice.

Wilmington Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8am-1pm Wrightsville Beach Brewery

The Wilmington Farmers Market is a producer

only market, which means vendors only sell

what they produce. The market is traditionally

held at Tidal Creek, but has been temporarily

relocated while a housing project is under

construction near the public area. The market

is walk up format located in the beer garden.

Patrons are requested to wear masks and

maintain social distance from other shoppers.

Vendors’ offerings typically include produce,

meats, poultry, seafood, herbs, flowers, honey

and organic products.

Riverfront Farmers’ Market, Downtown

Saturdays, 9am-1pm, Waterline Brewing Com-

pany, 721 Surry St, Wilmington, NC 28401

Held at the Waterline Brewery parking lot,

the Riverfront Farmers’ Market is also now a

pedestrian market, but the public is asked to

wear a mask/face covering when shopping and

encouraged to maintain 6 feet of space between

themselves and others especially when standing

in line. Vendors include local growers, producers,

artisans and crafters.

Carolina Beach Farmers Market

Saturdays, 8am – 1pm, thru Sept. 26, 2020

Located on the shores of the lake at S. Lake Park

Blvd and Atlanta Ave, Carolina Beach

Local produce, plants, pet food, seafood, crafts

and live music. fresh and local fruits and

vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked

goods and natural soaps. Social distancing setup

and protocols with wearing masks, limited

touch of goods are in place for visitors safety.

Visit Facebook page for vendor information.

Brunswick County

Brunswick Riverwalk Marketplace

580 River Rd SE, Belville,: Friday: 11am-6pm,

Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am – 4pm yearround;

910-371-2456,

www.facebook.com/riverwalkatbelville.

Weekend open air market, with fresh seafood

and produce. located on the Cape Fear River,

Nature Trail nearby.

National Days - June

7/1 – National Postal Worker Day

7/3 - National Eat Your Beans Day

7/4 – Independence Day

7/6 - National Fried Chicken Day

7/7 - National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

7/11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day

7/12 - National Eat Your Jello Day

7/13 - National French Fry Day

7/15 - National Pet Fire Safety Day

7/19 - National Ice Cream Day

7/21 - National Junk Food Day

7/22 - National Hot Dog Day

7/25 - National Wind and Cheese Day

7/26 - National Aunts and Uncles Day

7/27 – National Creme Brulee Day

7/29 - National Chicken Wing Day

7/30 - National Chili Dog Day

7/31 - National Mutt Day

July 2020 is also National Blueberry Month,

National Anti-Boredom Month,

National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream

Month and National Picnic Month

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BIRTHDAY PHOTOS

Neeka B. 7/22• 13yo

Victor L. 6/23 • 4yo

Vienna S.

Leilani 6/25 • 4yo

Grayson G. • 8yo

Alejandra C. 7/31• 11yo

DOES YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD

HAVE A BIRTHDAY IN AUGUST

Honor them by having their photo published in

Wilmington Parent. Here's how: e-mail image

(size not to exceed 1mb) to

birthday@wilmingtonparent.com. Deadline for

publication: 7/12. We have a limited number of

spots, so if you sent your child’s picture and do

not see it this issue,

please check back next month!

Summer Fun – Sidewalk Chalk

Kids of all ages can enjoy using sidewalk chalk whether it is in their driveway or actually on a sidewalk near home. Here are some ideas for

making the most of a bucket of sidewalk chalk.

• Play Tic Tac Toe- Draw the grid with chalk and then use natural items such as rocks or pinecones to represent the Xs and Os.

• Target Practice- Draw a bull’s eye with several circles around it and designate point values for each circle. Use rocks or bean bags to try to

hit the target.

• Mathematical Hopscotch- Put a spin on the traditional hopscotch game by having kids practice math facts as they hop from square

to square.

• Create a Constellation- Use rocks and sidewalk chalk to create new constellations and develop a story about how the new constellation came

to be in the sky.

• Practice Letters or Words- With younger children write random letters on the sidewalk. Then, call out one letter at a time and see how

quickly your child can run, hop or skip to that letter. For older kids, write sight words and play the same game.

• Draw a Twin- Have your child lay down and trace the outline of their body in chalk. Then, have them add details to create a mirror

image of themselves.

• Create a Scene- Draw a habitat such as a jungle or the desert including plant and animal life. Have the kids help color the habitat and then

make up a story about what happens when you visit.

• Just Draw- Simply exploring their own artistic wishes makes most kids happy!

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