Events Archive

Events

TAI CHI for Health

evening-tai-chiThis class will get you started in practicing Tai Chi, a good way to reduce stress, improve balance and your overall health.  Continuing students and beginners welcome.  Instructor Katherine Yakimovich is Tai Chi for Health & Tai Chi Arthritis Foundation certified.  Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that will stay on your feet (no flip-flops, no-back shoes). Mondays:  January 5 – February 23; 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Tuition:  $35.00, for 8 week class.  You may join this continuing class at any time, contact us at bjryan@poplargrove.org.
January 5 - February 23

Black History Month at Poplar Grove

Laundry Hanging & Hog Killing Time, Smoke House, 1934 During the month of February, school groups and private tours are available for those interested in discovering more about the history of the Foy household slaves, including their various roles and more interestingly where their skills and talents intersected with Gullah Geechee traditions.  Advanced booking required.  Contact Felicia Greene at 910.686.9518 x106.
February 2 - February 28

Basic Pine Needle Basket Making

Basic Pine NeedleStudents will learn how to make a basic pine needle basket starting with a wood disc center. Focus will be on how to start the basket, wrapping the first row, coil out 4 rows then form the sides. Students should be able to finish one project then be able to start the second finishing it at home. Tuition: $60.00, includes all materials needed to make the basket. Due at least 2 days prior to the class, late registrations will be accepted, space permitting.
February 11

2nd Annual FEAST DOWN EAST Farm Dinner & Benefit

feast-down-east-logoFeast Down East  in support of local farms and fisheries is holding a farm-to-table benefit. Poplar Grove Plantation is pleased to open up the  grounds for the event on March 21, 2015, 6 - 10 PM. Online ticket sales and more information at www.feastdowneast.org.
March 21

Herb Fair and Plant & Garden Sale

Poplar TulipSpring shopping at its best!  The grounds at Poplar Grove will be full of vendors selling annuals, perennials, shrubs, native plants, vegetable starts, herbs, container gardens and other types of plant material.  Plus 2 days of programs and activities on gardening, nature and related topics by local experts.  Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors; children 12 & under free. Admission includes attending your choice of programs.
March 28 - March 29

Farmers Market Opening Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 2015 market season opens on Wednesday, April 1.  Market hours are from 8:00AM to 1:00PM, and operates every Wednesday through November 18, 2015. The last market will be held on Tuesday, November 24th of Thanksgiving week.
April 1

Kentucky Derby Party

churchhill downs2nd Annual Kentucky Derby fundraising event in support of our Animal Sanctuary and to raise awareness for the Cape Fear Equine Rescue League. On Saturday, May 2, 2015, join us from 4-8 PM for a thoroughbred good-time!
May 2

Basket Class – Casserole Carrier

Casserole CarrierA basket you’re sure to enjoy using and will be proud to say “yes, I made it!”, when you carry your casserole to the next pot-luck.  A start and stop woven bottom makes it sturdy as you weave around 2 handles.   The liner is included in the kit.   Approximate finished size: 10“ wide x 16“ long x 4“ tall.  Tuesday, June 9, 2015; 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Tuition:  $50.00 per student/basket, includes all materials, tools and supplies needed, ready to make the basket.  Due at least one week prior to the class, late registrations will be accepted, space permitting.
June 9

Summer Camp 2015

summer camp_poplar grove_380Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, snack included.  This is a drop-in camp, and you can register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class, snack provided. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister. Contact Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
June 23 - July 16

Turtlerrific – Summer Camp

turtleWe’ll discuss the life cycle of turtles, make a paper turtle to take home, and walk to the bridge to feed the pond turtles. Tuesday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
June 23

Farmers’ Market Family Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFamily friendly activities and exhibits from 10:00AM - 1:00PM. Visit community organizations and services booths, wagon rides, barnyard tours, and more!
June 24

Peanut Planting – Summer Camp

peanut plantingPaint your own clay pot.  While it is drying, help plant peanuts in the Poplar Grove garden.  Then plant a peanut in your pot to take home. Thursday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
June 25

Hoop Dance

Hoop Dance, close upHoop fitness is the fun, unique way to ‘dance’ your way thru a low impact killer workout that you’ll actually enjoy!  Plus, you’ll be burning tons of calories too, up to 600 an hour to be exact!  Beginner Sessions: Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2-4PM & Saturday, July 11, 10:00AM – 12:00PM. Fee: $70.00, (per person, per workshop), includes a beautiful, sturdy, well-balanced handmade beginner hoop (a $40.00 value) as well as handouts for you to take home with tips, tricks, the best online tutorials, hoop groups and continuing support.  Workshops are for ages 15 years & up.
June 28 - July 11

Let’s Take a Walk in the Woods – Summer Camp

walk in the woodsSpend the morning discovering the plant life, animals and insects who inhabit the different layers of our local forest.  Our guided walk will take you into the Nature Preserve for a morning of discovery. Tuesday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
June 30

Explosives 4th of July – Summer Camp

fireworksWe’ll start off with some science explosive science experiments, make decorative firecrackers to take home, then create thank you cards for our deployed military. Thursday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class, snack provided. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
July 2

Frogtastic – Summer Camp

frogs and toadsWe’ll discuss the life cycle, diet and predators of our frogs and toads.  Then make a paper frog craft, and walk to the bridge to look for frogs in their natural habitat. Tuesday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
July 7

Nature’s Mysteries: Tracks & Signs – Summer Camp

deer tracksWe’ll talk about the creatures who inhabit our woods, what level of the forest they live in, what they eat, etc. and then look at their tracks.  We’ll walk into the Nature Preserve to find evidence of local wildlife. Thursday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
July 9

Basket Class – New England Tote

New England ToteThis roomy tote basket pattern is an old standard, it has such an appealing design and is very functional for carrying your "everyday stuff." Start and stop weaving incorporates a canvas strap creating 2 handles, different design options will be discussed and dyed reed color may vary. Approximate finished size: 5” wide x 12” long x 9 “ tall.  Tuesday, July 14, 2015; 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Tuition:  $50.00 per student/basket, includes all materials, tools and supplies needed, ready to make the basket.  FULL!
July 14

Weaving Wonders – Summer Camp

HolliMiner_LoomLearn to weave using several different materials, such as paper and reed. Tuesday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
July 14

Farm Animal Fun – Summer Camp

1560438_1476661485942026_4128859799149364185_nIt’s a work day full of fun!  Help us feed and brush our barnyard crew, learn about their life cycle and personalities, and help straighten their rooms (clean the stalls!) Thursday, 9:00AM until 12:00PM; snack included.  This is a drop-in camp. Register your child day-to-day, week-to-week, or pick and choose based upon your child’s interest.  You can also register the day before, if spaces are available. Cost: $15 per child, per class. Age: rising 1st through 5th grades. Limited to 15 students; must preregister by contacting Felicia Greene at 910-686-9518 x 103 or email felicia@poplargrove.org
July 16

Wine & Design at Poplar Grove

on wheels_events6:30 - 8:30PM. Enjoy the beauty of this historical site while painting a beautiful landscape. Grab a friend, a bottle of wine, and paint away! 25% of all proceeds will be donated to Poplar Grove Foundation, Inc. Tickets: $45.00. Event will be outdoors, weather dependent (back up space in the barn or the Manor House). Must register by July 22, 2015. Please call 910-599-6026 to confirm reservation, or visit Wine & Design to register online & for more information.
July 23

Basket Class – Large Hearth

HearthA very sturdy basket great for holding magazines or newspapers, kindling for the fireplace or filling with pine cones and other decorative items; you won’t have any problem finding a use for this attractive classic style. Woven around a heavy oak ‘D’ handle using ¾” flat reed, learn how to decrease the sides of a basket with start & stop weaving, a filled in bottom completes the basket. Approximate finished size: 12” wide x 18” long x 18” tall.  Tuesday, August 11, 2015; 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Tuition:  $50.00 per student/basket, includes all materials, tools and supplies needed, ready to make the basket.  Due at least one week prior to the class, late registrations will be accepted, space permitting.
August 11

Brunch of Cool Cars

The Greater Porters Neck Area Foundation is holding its 2nd annual “Brunch of Cool Cars” to be held at Porters Neck Country Club on August 22, 2015, from 10AM -2PM. Porters Neck Country Club will be lining the fairways with some of the most beautiful, unusual and cared for cars to view!   Their Mission this year is to raise money to help support the Animal Sanctuary of Poplar Grove, which serves to protect the quality of life and well-being of abused, neglected or unwanted equines and other farm animals. 
August 22

Basket Class – Hilltop Market

Hilltop MarketA variation of a rounded market basket that is functional and unique. Woven on a wood base to add strength, stakes are inserted in the Nantucket style, dyed reed creates a woven ‘ribbon’ effect around the basket, and inserts of dyed reed will be available to add design elements to the basket which is finished with an inserted oak handle. Approximate finished size: 10” x 18” oval x 8” tall without the handle. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Tuition:  $50.00 per student/basket, includes all materials, tools and supplies needed, ready to make the basket.  Due at least one week prior to the class, late registrations will be accepted, space permitting.
September 8

Seaglass Salvage Pop-up Market

upcycle_seaglass salvage marketOn Thursday, October 1, from 2-7 pm, Seaglass Salvage Market will be onsite for a pop-up market of furniture that needs saving, or architectural objects that could be re-purposed such as doors, windows and shutters.  Come visit them in the Agricultural Building.  Free parking.  South side entrance for more direct access.
October 1

Haint Blue Ghost Tours

masquerading adults35th Year Anniversary celebrating Unity in Diversity with 4 Fridays in October of stylized HAINT BLUE Ghost Tours in the Gullah Geechee & Southern Gothic traditions beginning October 9, 2015.  Tours of the Manor House on the hour @ 7pm, 8pm, & 9pm.  Kick-off event is the Haint Blue All Hallows Masquerade on Saturday, October 24, 2015, featuring the Phantom Playboys. Tickets on sale September 24, 2015.
October 9

Basket Class – Twilly Shaker Basket

Twilly ShakerA beautifully constructed basket featuring a slightly cat-head shaped bottom woven in a herring bone design; sides are a continuous weave twill pattern using flat oval reed.  A hand-carved oak handle complete the look of this attractive basket.  Approximate finished size:  14″ x 18″ oval x 11″ tall without the handle and 20″ tall including the handle. Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Tuition:  $50.00 per student/basket, includes all materials, tools and supplies needed, ready to make the basket.  Due at least one week prior to the class, late registrations will be accepted, space permitting. This class requires that you have some prior basket making experience.
October 13

Haint Blue All Hallows Masquerade

peacock mask 3Supporting our mission of conservation, education and preservation, Poplar Grove is hosting an All Hallows Masquerade Party in the Manor House courtyards. We are opening up the parlors and showing off the double piazzas in Haint Blue style.  This 21+ event features the Phantom Playboys, oyster bar, costume contest, an open bar, and some funk & fun. Come in costume if you dare. The undertaking begins at 7 pm and ends promptly one minute after the stroke of midnight.  Tickets go on sale September 24, 2015.
October 24

Christmas Festival

christmas-santa-graphicsfairy010Join us for a candlelight tour through the Manor House and twilight evenings in the pines under the stars.  Advanced Tickets Required.
December 3 - December 12