through respect, understanding and individual, one community at a time.
Promoting peace

P.O. Box 1865
Wilmington, NC 28402
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February 19 (Monday)
Chinese New Year
Join Sister City members and friends as we usher in the Chinese New Year according to the lunar calendar. The Chinese New Year dinner will be hosted by Szechuan 132 on S. College Rd. (University Square) beginning promptly at 7:00 PM. Reservations required by February 16 by email - [email protected].

March 25 (Monday)
SCAW Annual Meeting & Presentation of Billy Fiske Memorial
Join us for the unveiling of the Billy Fiske Memorial Photograph at City Hall. and learn about how this young man became a national hero in the US and the UK.  Kevin Billings, President of the Billy Fiske Foundation in Washington, will be our guest speaker. The board of directors invites the membership to join us for this special evening on March 25 at 6:00 PM in City Council Chambers for a celebration of last year's accomplishments and to meet and mingle with the  leadership of the organization plus the many volunteers/supporters who are behind all the impactful events Sister Cities offers each year. Board elections will be held as well as a vote on amendments to the SCAW by-laws. 
Link to live presentation of Billy Fiske Memorial 

April 6-7 (Saturday & Sunday) 
Azalea Festival
You will want to be sure to stop by the Multicultural Stage at the Street Fair following the Azalea Festival Parade. Sister Cities will be participating this year with a booth so be sure to stop by and say hello. 

East Asian-Australian Flyway  
For bird enthusiasts this is a great time to visit Dandong when the mouth of the Yalu River wetlands, an important habitat for migratory birds, is flush with birds. As many as 240 species, including endangered ones such as the Black-faced Spoonbill can be observed.

June (TBA) Virtual Cooking Class
Food bridges nationalities, cultures and generations Join Sister Cities for a virtual cooking class in your own kitchen. We will prepare a traditional Caribbean dish.  Recipes will be sent to registered participants ahead of the program. 
July 31 - August 6  
Crop Over Bridgetown
Crop Over BRIDGETOWN is a unique experience that follows a tradition starting in the 1780s to mark the end of sugar cutting season. It is a unique experience featuring music, masquerade, history and culture. For a schedule of daily events visit

August 1-3
Costa Maya Festival
Belize’s largest international event is held on AMBERGRIS CAYE – the International Costa Maya Festival is truly a multicultural extravaganza - two full days of music, food, and pageantry. You might want to add a couple of extra days to explore the recent discoveries at the Mayan ceremonial center in the Cayo District on the mainland to complete the experience. 

Sept (TBA)
Doncaster & Wilmington Twin Towns Rail History
Join us for a sneak preview of the special exhibit featuring the rail history of Doncaster & Wilmington. The project will examine how the rail industry shaped the development of each city. More details will be available in June. .

Oct 19 (Saturday) UNCW iFest will be held at the Burney Center on campus from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Annual Celebration of world cultures featuring music and dance, food, art, and informational booths representing more than 25 countries. Free event for the general public. Sister Cities will have a booth so be sure to stop by and say hello to our volunteers and pick up some treats..  

Nov 20-24 (Wed - Sun)
Cucalorus 30 rocks Wilmington once again. Check for festival schedules and updates. Please do not contact Cucalorus about any special sister cities events during the festival. 

Dec (TBA)
Join us for a delegation to Barbados to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Details on dates, itineraries and how to reserve a spot will be announced in the spring. 

Gong Xi Fa Cai 
Gong Hei Fat Choi
Happy New Year

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