harrelson Center events


    Thursday, September 27th at the Harrelson Center  |  4-6 PM

    Come enjoy fall in our beautiful courtyard with your neighbors, musical entertainment, and refreshments ! Explore the vast amount of resources at the Center and meet all of our nonprofit partners and participate in special tours of the active nonprofit space and old jail before it transforms into a Community Annex.

  • teeing off with the harrelson center & partners golf tournament

    Monday, October 8th (Columbus Day): 10 am Shotgun Start

    Support over 10 nonprofits in ONE DAY at our 2nd annual collaborative fundraiser and golf tournament. This FUN day of golf includes lunch, live music, awards, a hole in one car, & an exciting raffle. 

  • 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


    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!


    AUGUST 24 - 6:30 - 10 PM  | RIVERFRONT PARK


    The The Downtown Sundown Concert Series is a free, family friendly event. Wristband sales benefit Operation Pretty Things!  Concert details here.

  • Be the adult barnyard dance barbecue

    September 15, 2018 at Marker 137

    Be the Adult's Inaugural fundraiser, the Barn Dance Barbecue, will be held on September 15th, 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. 

  • OPT 3rd Annual one gala

    Friday, October 5th 2018   | 6pm - 10pm

    This spectacular black tie event will be held on Friday, October 5th 2018 at the Coastline Convention Center in Historic Downtown Wilmington. The primary goal of this occasion is to raise enough funds to continue to pursue their mission…to love and empower victims of domestic violence. Click here for details