harrelson Center events


  • 7th annual thankful hearts luncheon

    Thursday, November 15th Doors open at 11:00 am  |  FBC Activities Center

    Our annual Thankful Hearts Luncheon provides significant funding to operate our centralized humanitarian services campus of nonprofit organizations that bring hope, opportunity, and empowerment to our community.  We gather together the week before Thanksgiving for a heartwarming and delicious Middle of the Island lunch to welcome the spirit of the season.



  • TourS of the Center

    FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH  |   11 AM - 12 PM


    Tours are offered on the first Tuesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. We gather in the main lobby on the 2nd Floor of the center. The tour lasts about 45 minutes, and afterwards many visitors like to walk to their favorite downtown Wilmington restaurant for lunch. Touring the Center is a great way to learn about what we do, meet our partners, check out the old jail, and find out more about volunteer opportunities! Call 910-343-8212 or email Lindsay to RSVP. For parking info and directions click here.


    2018 TOUR DATES: 

    JUNE 5, JULY 3, AUG 7, SEPT 4,  OCT 2, NOV 6, DEC 4

partner events

Our partners do so much for our community! Please support them at one of their upcoming events!

  • Be the adult

    Barn Dance Barbecue, November 3, 2018

    Be the Adult's Inaugural fundraiser, the Barn Dance Barbecue, will be held on November 3rd, 2018 at beautiful Marker 137 overlooking Masonboro Island. This will be a casual, yet festive night of friends coming together to hear music by Folkstone Stringband, enjoy square dancing and feast on delicious barbecue. The fundraiser will allow Be the Adult to publish more books for practicing parenting skills to give to parents, nonprofits, and schools for free in New Hanover County. Please consider sponsoring or attending! 

    Questions: Contact Nancy Kotz, Executive Director. 

  • Cape fear habitat for humanity

    Turkey Trot - November 22, 2018

    The Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot will be raising money for Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Come dressed in your finest Turkey attire and support a great cause while having fun! Sign Up Now!

  • Communities in schools

    Be The Light, October 21, 2018


    Join Help Hub Church Youth as they help prepare snack packs and help with yard work and landscaping for the WIRE program. Cookout and games hosted at Saint Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. See flyer for more details.


    World Series Fundraiser, October 23, 2018

    Come out and play ball to support Communities In Schools! Join our Board of Young Professionals and watch the first game of the World Series. The Wilmington Sharks will host a Wiffle Ball Tournament, while the game will on the big screen inside! See flyer for details.


    Blue & White Bash, November 9, 2018

    We're gearing up for our 3rd Annual Blue & White Bash and hope you will join us! The event is Friday, 11/9/18 at Bluewater Waterfront Grill beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 each, or two for $90, and include heavy Hors D'oeuvres, select beer and wine, a DJ and silent auction! Purchase tickets here.

  • journey to heal ministries

    Lunch & Learn - October 16, 2018

    Without a doubt #MeToo has been a global catalyst for change, inspiring survivors to speak out about their stories and seek help. It has also opened up needed conversations across the country concerning the impact of sexual violence on victims, their families, and society as a whole. We want to continue the conversation here in Wilmington to inform, educate, and offer hope for healing. Join us for lunch on October 16th from 11:45 to 1:15, where we will share insight concerning the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in our community, what we are doing as an organization to offer hope and healing, and how you can help. Cost is $10, and includes a boxed lunch from Jason's Deli. Register here to save your seat!


    Hope Restored Women's Conference - October 26-28, 2018

    join us for the 3rd annual Hope Restored Women's Conference - Made to Thrive, being held at the beautiful Shell Island Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC, October 26th-28th 2018. Join me and several others for this special weekend and be inspired by stories of hope and healing, encouraging times of worship, and quiet rest and reflection. Find out more.