Events Archive

Events

1st Annual FEAST DOWN EAST Farm Dinner & Benefit

Feast Down East  in support of local farms and fisheries is holding a farm-to-table benefit to raise money for a refrigerated truck. Poplar Grove Plantation is pleased to open up the  grounds and Manor House for the event on March 22, 2014, 6 - 10 PM. Music by L SHAPE LOT. Online ticket sales and more information at www.feastdowneast.org. Sponsored by UNCW.
March 22

2014 Herb Fair and Plant & Garden Sale

Poplar TulipThe 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. Admission is free; however, donations are accepted to help support our own grounds and gardens. The Manor House will be open for self-guided tour for a $7.00 reduced ticket price.
March 29 - March 30

Farmers Market Opening

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 2014 market season opens on Wednesday, April 9.  Market hours are from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
April 9

Rosenwald School Movement and African American Education in the South

cwcr_avatarJoin us at 6:30 PM for an evening discussion of the Rosenwald School Movement, established in 1917,  and African American education in the early twentieth century with Dr. Glen Harris of UNC- Wilmington. Claudia Stack of Under the Kudzu will highlight those remaining school houses in Pender County requiring preservation and restoration. To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of "From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove," visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
April 24

Kentucky Derby Party

churchhill downs1st Annual Kentucky Derby fundraising event in support of our school programs and to raise awareness for the Southeast Coast Region Equine Rescue League. On Saturday, May 3, 2014, join us from 3-7 PM for a thorough bred good-time!
May 3

West African Culture in the Atlantic World

cwcr_avatarJoin us at 6:30 PM for an evening discussion of the West African culture with Dr. Nana Amponsah of UNC- Wilmington. Dr. Amponsah specializes in African history, specifically women's reproductive rights and resistance movements in the "kitchens and backyards of ordinary women going about their daily activities." To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of "From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove," visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
May 22

African American Social Dance

DeFrantzBWJoin us at 6:30 PM for an evening discussion and performance of African American Social Dance with Dr. Tommy DeFrantz of Duke University. Dr. DeFrantz will demonstrate how African Americans use their bodies to perform various identities: gender, regional location, sexual identities, race and class, among others. "In African aesthetics we talk about the percussive attack. It has to have a snap or a pop to it," says DeFrantz, snapping his fingers. "We need to understand the pulse. So a strut, or a swagger, will have a beat to it. The rhythm is crucial -- so we can ride it, hang behind it, get in front of it or go around it." Duke Today To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of "From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove," visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
June 5

Williamsburg Door Basket Class

Williamsburg-Door_colorWeave a flat pocket around an oak handle; add a reed bow to make a large door or wall basket. 10 AM - 2 PM for ages 18+.  Registration and payment required prior to the class. Tuition: $45 dollars, includes all materials & supplies.
June 10

Sweet Grass Basket Class

sweet grass bakset candy dishWednesday June 11, 2014; 2 sessions:  9 AM - 1 PM & 3 PM - 7 PM.  You may register for one or both sessions and make one basket per session. Barbara McCormick teaches several classes along the east coast and has her work displayed in several publications including “Row Upon Row: Seagrass Baskets of the Lowcountry," a documentary “Grass Roots: The Enduring Art of the Lowcountry Basket,” as well as the Kaminsky House (Georgetown, South Carolina) and the McKissick Museum (Columbia, South Carolina).  Age group: 16 years & up. Tuition: $60.00, includes all materials to make one basket. You may choose which basket to make in either session.  
June 11

Farmers’ Market Family Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFamily friendly activities and exhibits from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
June 18

Exhibit Unveiling – From Civil War to Civil Rights

cwcr_avatarJoin us at 6:30PM for the long-expected unveiling of Poplar Grove's new permanent exhibit, From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove. Our Juneteenth celebration will include the exhibit commemoration, entertainment, and reception. To find out more about this event and more leading up to the unveiling of the exhibit, visit our Exhibits and Lecture Series page.
June 19

Hilltop Apple Basket Class

Approximate finished size:  40" Circumference, 12" Diameter, 6 1/2" tall without handle, 13" tall with handle.  Woven double bottom for strength, start and stop weaving around the sides, finished with a hand-carved oak handle. Tuesday, July 8, 2014: 10 AM - 2 PM Age group:  18 years & up Tuition:  $45.00, includes all materials and supplies.  Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
July 8

Classy-Chassis Sock Hop

jukeboxCalling all Daddy-o's, Cool Cats, Sweater Girls, Hipsters, Easy Riders, Poodle Skirts, and Hot-Rodders!  On Friday, July 11th, from 6 - 10 PM, Poplar Grove is having a Sock Hop.  Tickets will be available at the door.  Special Guest, Tommy Gunn, from 99.9 FM.  Cruise on in for some rockin' good times.
July 11

Classy Chassis Car Show 2014

295534-tom-huston-entrepreneurOpen Show – Bringing all Cars, Trucks & Bikes Together!  Saturday, July 12, 2014.  Registration is at 8 a.m.  Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
July 12 - July 13

Basic Pine Needle Basket Making Class

Pine Needle BottomMelanie Walter will teach students how to make a pine needle basket, focusing on how to start, coil and shape the wall of the piece.  One small project will be completed, and another will be started during this workshop.  Daytime Session: 10:00 AM-2 PM. Ages: 8 years & Up!
July 30

Egg Basket Class

Approximate finished size:   27" Circumference, 8" Diameter, 8" tall with handle.  Woven with reed, dyed and natural seagrass, using oak hoops. Tuesday, August 12, 2014; 10 AM - 2 PM Age group:  18 years & up Tuition:  $45.00, includes all materials and supplies.  Registration and payment is required prior to the class. Click here for registration:  Egg Basket
August 12

Seeking Freedoms: Rural & Urban Slave Life in Southeastern North Carolina

This is a two-part lecture series hosted with the Bellamy Mansion Museum. Join us at 6:30 PM in the Manor House parlors at Poplar Grove Plantation on Thursday, August 28th, for a lively discussion on the intersection of rural and urban slaves with UNCW Professor Chris Fonvielle and Dr. John Haley.  The following Thursday, September 4th, join us at the Bellamy Mansion Museum a continued discussion.
August 28 - September 4

Grooves in the Grove 2014

P1010055Due to overwhelming public response, Grooves in the Grove will start its 2nd season on Sunday, September 7, 2014.  Bring your friends, your attitude, your coolers, blankets and chairs.  Admission is free!
September 7 - October 26

Grooves in the Grove

South of K Grooves in the Grove starts Sunday, September 7th from 5-7 PM. Starting off the 2nd season is South of K. Bring your family, friends, coolers, chairs and blankets for some great music this fall!
September 7

Halloween is Coming Basket Class

Halloween is ComingThis class will  introduce you to the techniques of twining, switching to flat reed and doing a continual weave.  A simple braided border finishes your Halloween door or wall basket. Daytime Session:  10:00AM-2:00PM. Ages: 18 years & Up.
September 9

Grooves in the Grove

Masonboro Sound This Sunday, Masonboro Sound will be playing, so bring your family, friends, coolers, chairs and blankets for music in the Grove. 5-7 PM.
September 14

Negative Painting with Watercolors

Negtive Painting, Dog WoodIn negative painting the images are created by painting the spaces around and between simple, distinctive shapes.  You’ll find it is a very creative way to paint and can be fun and relaxing, come learn in this 4 week class with Barbara West!  http://www.barbcovilwestwaterclorist.com/. The first 3 classes will each have a different subject, provided by the teacher, the last class will be student’s choice of subject. Tuesdays, September 16 – October 7; 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. Age group:  18 years & up. Tuition:  $80.00, 4 weeks
September 16 - October 7

Grooves in the Grove

Massive Grass Rockin' bluegrass this Sunday from 5 - 7 PM with Massive Grass, so bring your family, friends, coolers, chairs, and blankets!
September 21

Broom Making Class

Whisk BroomsCarole Morse is an artisan broom maker and basket weaver residing in northeast Georgia, and also teaching at John C. Campbell Folk  School.  Daytime Session:  10:00AM-2:00PM.  Ages 18 years & Up. Tuition includes all materials.
September 24

Grooves in the Grove

steph stewart Join us from 5 - 7 PM to hear Steph Stewart and the Boyfriends this Sunday. Bring your family, friends, coolers, chairs and blankets to hear this Chapel Hill-based band.
September 28

Pine Needle & Walnut Slice Trivet

Pine Needle & Walnut Slice TrivetStitch pine needles around a black walnut slice center, add a row of walnut slices for a decorative and functional all-natural trivet or coaster. Evening session:  Tuesday September 30, 2014; 5:30 – 9:30 PM. Age group:  8 years & up. Tuition:  $60.00 includes all materials, bring scissors for cutting thread and an old towel.  Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
September 30

Grooves in the Grove

4_DougIrvingTrio Doug Irving Quartet is playing in the Grove this Sunday from 5 - 7 PM, so bring your family, friends, coolers, chairs and blankets!
October 5

Grooves in the Grove

MacandJuice Quartet This Sunday, Mac & Juice will be playing from 5 - 7 PM, so join us in the Grove with your family, friends, coolers, blankets and chairs!
October 12

Signs of the Season

Signs-of-the-Season-231x300Woven around a D handle with start & stop weaving of flat reed plus using some round reed with a weave & chase technique that is pleasing to the eye.  Decorate your basket with a fall decor and later change over to a Christmas season embellishment.  Approximate finished size:  8″ x 8″ x  20″ tall with handle. Tuesday, October 14, 2014; 10 AM – 2 PM. Age group:  18 years & up. Tuition:  $45.00, includes all materials and supplies.  Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
October 14

Halloween Festival 2014

If you didn't catch the haunted Manor House in 2013, then here's your chance!Scary PGP House
October 17 - October 19

5K Zombie Fun Run/Walk

Think you can survive a Zombie Apocalypse?  Test your skills at Poplar Grove Plantation's  5K Zombie Fun Run/Walk thru the Nature Preserve trails. The run will begin at 6:00 pm in the parking lot near the Poplar Grove Cultural Arts Barn.  The course covers the scenic views around the Mill Pond and Pine Thicket trails, and will be crawling with Zombies clambering to take your 3 health flags.  Runners who make it to the finish line with at least 1 flag are awarded tickets to our Halloween Festival.  Awards for the top 3 finishers in each category, and Overall Male and Female. Participants who do not want to be chased will not be issued health flags. The race is limited to the first 300 registered participants.  Entry fee includes a tee shirt in sizes and quantities while they last, with first priority given to pre-registered entrants.  Lucky entrants will find free tickets to our Halloween Festival waiting inside their Race Packetzombierun, so plan to stay for a Haunted Wagon Ride or tour through our Haunted Manor House. Pre-registration fee $25 through October 4.  Registration after October 4 and the day of the race is $30.  Download your registration form here, register at active.com or by calling 910-686-9518 ext. 103.
October 18

Grooves in the Grove

Possum Creek Bluegrass Band Come out and hear Possum Creek Bluegrass Band this Sunday from 5 - 7 PM. Family, friends, coolers, chairs and blankets are welcome! There will also be some spooktacular fun in the Grove as well ...
October 19

Halloween Festival 2014

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October 24 - October 26

Grooves in the Grove

The Wooden Steel Band The Wooden Steel Band finishes out the season from 5 - 7 PM, so bring your family, friends, coolers, chairs and blankets as the sun sets and the ghosts come out. This is also the last weekend of the Halloween Festival, so plan to come early or stay late!
October 26

Basic Pine Needle Basket Making

Pine Needle frontStudents will learn how to make a pine needle basket, focusing on how to start, coil and shape the wall of the piece. One small project will be completed, and another will be started during this workshop.  Students will then be able to finish the second piece at home on their own.  Also learn how to locate long leaf pine needles, prepare them for use, and how to seal the finished pine needle basket.  This is a basic class, no previous experience required. Evening session:  Tuesday November 18, 2014; 5:30 – 9:30 PM. Age group:  8 years & up. Tuition:  $60.00, includes all materials, bring scissors for cutting thread and an old towel.   Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
November 18

Basic Pine Needle Basket Making

Pine Needle BottomStudents will learn how to make a pine needle basket, focusing on how to start, coil and shape the wall of the piece. One small project will be completed, and another will be started during this workshop.  Students will then be able to finish the second piece at home on their own.  Also learn how to locate long leaf pine needles, prepare them for use, and how to seal the finished pine needle basket.  This is a basic class, no previous experience required. Daytime session:  Wednesday November 19, 2014; 10 AM – 2 PM. Age group:  8 years & up. Tuition:  $60.00, includes all materials, bring scissors for cutting thread and an old towel.  Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
November 19

Pine Needle – Snow Flakes

GE DIGITAL CAMERAMake pine needle snowflakes in various colors, designs and sizes!  Learn how to design them and wrap binder to form lovely pieces for the tree or as gifts.  Make many more on your own with the tool you will take with you.   This is a basic class, no previous experience required. Evening session:  Tuesday December 2, 2014; 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Age group:  8 years & up. Tuition:  $30.00, includes all materials, bring scissors for cutting thread and an old towel.  Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
December 2

Pine Needles – Snow Flakes

GE DIGITAL CAMERAMake pine needle snowflakes in various colors, designs and sizes!  Learn how to design them and wrap binder to form lovely pieces for the tree or as gifts.  Make many more on your own with the tool you will take with you.   This is a basic class, no previous experience required. Daytime session:  Wednesday December 3, 2014; 10 AM – 12 Noon. Age group:  8 years & up. Tuition:  $30.00, includes all materials, bring scissors for cutting thread and an old towel.  Registration and payment is required prior to the class.
December 3

Trails for Tails

Help support our Animal Sanctuary!  Cow Pie Bingo, Trails for Tails 5K, educational vendors, photo ops, USERL-Southeast Region.  Keep checking our website for more information. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
December 6

Christmas Open House & Arts and Crafts Gift Show

christmas-santa-graphicsfairy010Join us for our annual Christmas Open House  in December. The public is invited to walk through the decorated 1850 Manor House with a suggested $3 donation, visit our Gift Shop and tour the grounds. The Christmas Arts and Crafts + Gift Show will feature vendors selling handmade and other specialty gift items, baked goods and local foods.
December 7