harrelson Center events


  • SPRING MEET & GREET

    MARCH 22ND from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

    The community is invited to meet our new partners, staff and space, and see first hand all of the wonderful things happening at the Center! As you enjoy the beautiful spring weather and cookies in our courtyard, there will be opportunities to talk to each partner and learn what they do, take a tour of the Center to see the new 4th floor space and check out the old jail space still to be renovated. We look forward to seeing you here!

  • 5th annual DAY IN THE COUNTRY

    APRIL 19TH  |  GENTEEL PLANTATION

    Save the date for our 5th Annual Day in the Country April 19th! More details and  sponsorship information will be posted soon! 

  • work on wilmington

    APRIL 28TH  |  HARRELSON CENTER

    Join us and hundreds of Wilmington volunteers on April 28th to get hands-on in places needed most! Volunteers will help with hands-on project work for 4 hours, 8a-12p with a celebration of our volunteer efforts & community impact immediately follows from 12p-2p.(Stay tuned for celebration details!) .


    No specific skills are required to volunteer and all ages are welcome.(Children must be accompanied by an adult.) All you need is a willingness to help and an interest in improving our community! 


    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER (specify Harrelson Center to help on our campus!)

  • 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: 

    FEB 6, MARCH 6, APRIL 3, MAY 1, 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!

  • PHOENIX HOMETOWN HIRES LIFE SKILLS GRADUATION

    Phoenix Hometown Hires invites you to their Winter 2018 Life Skills Graduation on Thursday, January 25 at First Presbyterian Church. They will honor 11 graduates who have dedicated 9 months working towards personal goals, financial literacy and career advancement. Come celebrate with us as we showcase their successes! Reception to follow. RSVP to ashanti@phoenixhometownhires.org.

  • COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS HEALTHY START BREAKFAST

    The 2018 Healthy Start Breakfast  is Thursday, February 22nd  at 7:15 a.m.  at Port City Community Church. Please join Communities in Schools for a light breakfast and 45 minute program, during which you will learn how we are “all in for kids” to ensure our students succeed in school and in life. Donations are not required, but appreciated. RSVP to louise@ciscapefear.org or call 910-343-1901.

  • CAPE FEAR HABITAT UPSCALE RESALE

    MAY 4TH & 5TH  |    theArtWorks

    The UpScale ReSale & Design Challenge is in its fourth year, and is Wilmington’s most creative interior design competition. This 2-day fundraising event brings together local design firms who are challenged to utilze ReStore resources to upcycle, recycle, and repurpose donated items into beautiful vignettes. All items are then made available for resale to benefit Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity! Details and Tickets Here

  • 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