Events Archive


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
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
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

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 2015 market season opens on Wednesday, April 1.  Market hours are from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, 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 thorough bred good-time!
May 2

Farmers’ Market Family Day

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFamily friendly activities and exhibits from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Visit community organizations and services booths, wagon rides, family 5K, and more!
June 24

Halloween Festival

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October 16 - October 25

5K Zombie Fun Run/Walk

zombierunThink 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.    
October 17

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