TUE., APRIL 16

Big Kid event: 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. April 16-18 at Fit for Fun Center, 302 S. 10th St., Wilmington. For ages 6-9. Cost: $5 per child (included with general admission). Younger children are welcome to play as usual, as well as ages 10 and over as parent helpers. 910-341-4630.

Book discussion: Author Wiley Cash discusses the 1901 book “The Marrow of Tradition,” written by the first black professional writer in the nation Charles W. Chesnutt. 6:30 p.m. at the Bellamy Mansion Museum, 503 Market St., Wilmington. “The Marrow of Tradition” is a fictionalized account of the 1898 Wilmington massacre and coup, an important and little-known moment in the history of this city. Free, $5 suggested donation. Details: Carolyn Gonzalez, 910-251-3700, ext. 306.

"They Shall Not Grow Old" at Cinematique: 7 p.m. April 16-17 and a 4 p.m. matinee on April 17 at Thalian Hall Main Stage, 310 Chestnut St. Rated "R." A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war. $8.56 (taxes and fees included). Details: http://www.thalianhall.org/ or 910-632-2285.

WED., APRIL 17

Poplar Grove Farmers Market: Opening day. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Fresh produce, landscaping and bedding plants, herbs, salves, oils, homemade cookies, desserts, handmade soaps, jewelry, accessories, etc.

Movie Screening/Crafts event: 1-4 p.m. at the New Hanover County Public Library- Northeast branch, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington. The film show will be "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindalwald. Registration required. 910-798-6371.

Art Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Wilmington International Airport, 1740 Airport Blvd. Free admission. The Transplanted Artist, creatives who have relocated from places near and far. 910-341-4125.

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