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24th Orange Street ArtsFest

We here at Mushpa + Mensa are excited to be in Wilmington’s 24th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest with so many other talented artisans!

Wilmington’s largest downtown arts festival returns with works of more than 80 artists from North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Participants will exhibit oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, and paper creations. The Orange Street Arts Fest is both relaxing and exhilarating with live entertainment, old-fashioned fair food, and a wine and beer tent. With its laid back attitude and historic Downtown Wilmington setting, the Orange Street ArtsFest has been described as “A Jewel of a Show” so don’t miss out! 

  • Time:  Sat:10:00 AM-6:00 PM | Sun:10:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Price:  Free for Humans

St. Nicholas Greek Festival

Hello Wilmington!!! Ready for another Greek Festival?  We are!!! Mushpa + Mensa is always ready for delicious Greek food, beer and wine, uplifting Greek music, talented Greek dancers, amazing vendors, fascinating church tours and so much more.  😀 Mushpa + Mensa will see you there May 17th & 18th 11am – 10pm and May 19th 11am – 6pm

One Time Admission For Entire Weekend $3

Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.  This year St. Nicholas Greek Festival are partnering with Good Shepherd Center and Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.

No Pets Please.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival

Hello Wilmington!!! Ready for another Greek Festival?  We are!!! Mushpa + Mensa is always ready for delicious Greek food, beer and wine, uplifting Greek music, talented Greek dancers, amazing vendors, fascinating church tours and so much more.  😀 Mushpa + Mensa will see you there May 17th & 18th 11am – 10pm and May 19th 11am – 6pm

One Time Admission For Entire Weekend $3

Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.  This year St. Nicholas Greek Festival are partnering with Good Shepherd Center and Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.

No Pets Please.

St. Nicholas Greek Festival

Hello Wilmington!!! Ready for another Greek Festival?  We are!!! Mushpa + Mensa is always ready for delicious Greek food, beer and wine, uplifting Greek music, talented Greek dancers, amazing vendors, fascinating church tours and so much more.  😀 Mushpa + Mensa will see you there May 17th & 18th 11am – 10pm and May 19th 11am – 6pm

One Time Admission For Entire Weekend $3

Proceeds from the festival benefit the church and local charities.  This year St. Nicholas Greek Festival are partnering with Good Shepherd Center and Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to them.

No Pets Please.

2018 Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference

At the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference October 12-14, workshops will include subjects related to healing historical trauma and racial reconciliation.

Now in its 14th year, the event is moving to Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center in Hendersonville, NC.

Why include a focus on racial equity at an herbal conference? Southeast Wise Women Director Corinna Wood explains that the conference focuses on women’s health from a perspective of empowerment and self-love, which includes overcoming internalized oppression. “For women of color, day-to-day experiences of systemic racism, micro-aggressions, and internalized oppression add up to huge health-risk factors. Therefore, we consider the dynamics of racism an important aspect of women’s health to address, individually and collectively.”

One highlight of the weekend will come on Saturday, Oct. 13, when Racial Equity Institute director Deena Hayes-Greene and Monica Walker will present “Racial Atonement & Reconciliation,” a healing journey designed to function as “a process to make people whole again.”

As the organizers describe, “Issues and discussions about slavery and racism still often remain taboo in the American psyche. We have so divorced ourselves from the pain of remembering, that selective amnesia became second nature. What is our way out? It is back through. Born out of a dire need to address the residual effects of Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder, this is a story that places the history of this nation in its truest perspective and offers an opportunity for all of us to understand the nature of the oppression inflicted upon generations of Africans in America.”

Saturday’s special program will be followed by a late-night concert, “The Women United Will Never Be Defeated,” with nationally renowned African drummer Ubaka Hill.

On Sunday morning, Oct. 14, Deena Hayes-Greene will lead an intensive program, “Racial Equity: A Groundwater Approach,” using stories and research data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature and is so normalized as to be almost invisible. As Hayes-Greene says, “It is hard to address a problem that we cannot see clearly or understand well. Yet, as a cross-system problem, we are all connected to these issues.” Participants will gain an understanding of the nature of structural racism, and how diagnosis determines treatment.

The weekend lineup of more than 50 classes on subjects related to herbs and women’s health includes the popular returning class “Herbs, Slavery, and the South,” with Angelique Sobande Greer. And “In Transcending Historical Trauma and Grief,” led by Patty Grant-Edgemon, participants learn how historical events continue to impact the lives of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation. “Acknowledging these traumas affects each person individually and the courage it will take to move beyond the trauma into forgiveness,” says Grant.

Asheville native Jacquelyn Hallum will also present “Know Better, Be Better,” based on Maya Angelou’s famous line, “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” Hallum says, “Let us reflect on our journey through our multi-ethnic society and look at micro-aggressions and implicit biases that impact people based on ‘isms’ while functioning on the premise that we are doing our best.”

For details on the 2018 herbal conference, visit the Southeast Wise Women website at www.sewisewomen.com.

 

2nd Annual Port City Pride Block Party

Port City Pride is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Port City Pride Block Party on Saturday, September 1st, 2018 from Noon – 10:00pm on Castle Street in Wilmington, NC! Port City Block Party will be a free public event with entertainment, food trucks, vendors, and an atmosphere of celebration for the entire community! Come and join in for a great community gathering!

FloydFest 18~Wild

Welcome to FloydFest 18~Wild! We love you, and we can’t wait to see you again.

Their mission is to be the best music festival experience of their time; to sell a limited quantity of tickets to the highest-quality event experience, bar none, celebrating music, art and life in an intimate, visually stunning environment.

Mushpa + Mensa loves it! See you there

Wild Goose Festival

SPIRIT | JUSTICE | MUSIC | ART

The Wild Goose Festival is an art, music, and story-driven transformational experience grounded in faith-inspired social justice.

 
We all live by stories, whether we realize it or not…our personal stories of things we’ve done, or that were done to us, corners we turned, chances we took, mistakes we made.

We also live by the stories that permeate our culture, framing stories like big glass windows – we see the world through them, but sometimes barely even know they are there.

At Wild Goose, we’ve always been about making space for courageous, imaginative, and participative social justice work, unleashed creative expression, disruptive spiritual practice, as well as astonishing and inspiring music and art.

WHERE IS THE WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL?
The festival will be held in Hot Springs, NC. Hot Springs, near Asheville, is nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina and along the banks of the beautiful French Broad River. It serves as an intersection along the historic Appalachian Trail and is part of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

Located across the road from the Hot Springs Resort & Spa is the Hot Springs Campground, where Wild Goose Festival will be held in 2016. The site features ample sites for tent camping, as well as  full RV hookups. On site comfort stations feature showers and clean bathrooms. Numerous rental cabins/cottages are also available in the town, many within walking distance of the campground.
Come be brave and beautiful with Mushpa + Mensa.