harrelson Center events


  • Be the light youth event

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 from 6 - 8 PM  (DOORS OPEN AT 5:30) at PINE VALLEY  UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 3788 SHIPYARD BLVD


    All youth 6th- 12th grade are invited to join other local youth for a vision casting night on how you can help A Bike for Every Child provide 1200+ bicycles (new and used) and bicycle helmets to local kids in December. Great fellowship, food, live band and time of worship. Event is hosted by Harrelson Center Help Hub Member Churches. Email Meade if you have any questions about the event. 


  • CAPE FEAR HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION HOMEFEST AT COMPASS POINTE

    Saturday & Sunday, October 28-29  |  11 - 4 PM


    This year the Wilmington Home Builders Association will be holding Home Fest in Compass Pointe and The Jo Ann Carter Harrelson Center has been selected to be the 2017 Homefest Community Focus Beneficiary partner!  HomeFest is Southeastern NC’s largest single-site, new-home showcase! This exciting two-day event at beautiful Compass Pointe in Leland has FREE Admission, home tours, street fair, 4-Mile Trail Race, kid’s Zone, and more! Click here for more details on Homefest! 


    ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE HOMEFEST RAFFLE GO TO THE HC:

    CUSTOM DESIGNED KID'S PLAYHOUSE

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A RAFFLE TICKET & SEE PLAYHOUSE!

    VALUE: $1,500. RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $10 EACH OR 3 FOR $25.



  • 6th annual thankful hearts luncheon

    NOVEMBER 16th 11:30 AM AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ACTIVITIES CENTER

    PRESENTED BY SOUTH STATE BANK

    CATERED BY MIDDLE OF THE ISLAND

    DESSERT BY NOTHING BUNDT CAKES


    CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR THANKFUL HEARTS EVENT PAGE


    TO ATTEND OR SPONSOR A TABLE: Contact Lindsay at 910.343.8212.

  • TourS of the Center

    FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH    11:00 AM - 12:00 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 information and directions click here.


    REMAINING 2017 TOUR DATES: NOV 7 AND DEC 5

partner events

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

  • Operation pretty things 2nd annual gala

    OCTOBER 6 - Coastline Convention Center

    This spectacular black tie event will include a cocktail hour, deliciously catered dishes, live music, silent and live auctions, and a special presentation! The primary goal of this occasion is to raise enough funds to continue to pursue OPT's mission...to love and empower victims of domestic violence. OPT is invaluable resource for domestic violence shelters, and they hope to continue to further their mission and serve women caught in the cycle of abuse. Click here for details and tickets. 

  • 7th annual catholic charities gala

    October 21, 2017 at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. Tickets and sponsorship packages available. Click here for details. 

  • Habitat for humanity turkey trot

    Thanksgiving Morning - Click here to register

    Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner guilt-free and walk or run the 5K or one mile course along the beautiful Wrightsville Beach Loop! This race is fun for the whole family with a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. You can run or walk either race distance. For more information about the Turkey Trot or to become an event sponsor in 2017, contact Lynne at lynne@capefearhabitat.org or 910-762-4744 ext. 102. 

  • OPTEA PARTIES

    The most recent addition to Operation Pretty Things: The OPTea Parties! This day and age, we are all so busy. We recognize how difficult it can be to make it to our events due to work, family and other obligations. So we are bringing the events to you! In the comfort of your home, and with your friends and family, we make gifts, share stories, and have an opportunity to see and be OPT in action. NOW BOOKING for the Summer!

    Contact Missy at operationprettythings@gmail.com