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Cape Fear Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum

Cape Fear Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum Benefiting Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and the Museum Features Opening Party in the Pines and a Teddy Bear Picnic Brunch during the Festival Nov. 22 - Dec. 8, 2013

Wilmington, NC—Cape Fear Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum, now a two-week festival, runs from Nov. 22 to Dec. 8. This year Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and Cameron Art Museum proudly present the celebrated Cape Fear Festival of Trees. Travel to the museum and meander through the forest of more than 30 beautifully decorated trees on display, enjoy musical and theatrical performances scheduled throughout the 16-day festival, and treat yourself to seasonal fare and holiday goodies in CAM Café.  A festival favorite, the 15-foot Memory Tree, covered by a giant flock of Memory Doves, awaits inscription in tribute to a precious loved one or cherished event. In addition to the Party in the Pines opening, with music by Grenoldo Frazier and Benny Hill on Nov. 22, a special Teddy Bear Picnic Brunch with Santa on Nov. 30 is sure to delight children during this family time of celebration. CAM Café will continue with regular lunch service until 3 p.m. and reopen at 5 p.m. serving special festival suppers until 8 p.m. The festival will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Cape Fear Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum admission, ages 13 and older are $12, ages 5-12 are $6, and ages 4 and younger are admitted for free. Gallery admission is included in festival ticket price. The festival benefits nonprofits, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter and Cameron Art Museum. Online ticket sales: www.capefearfestivaloftrees.org or call the CAM to learn more, 910-395-5999.
• Opening Celebration Party in the Pines - 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 - Don your work attire or favorite holiday cocktail dress and join us for the Cape Fear Festival of Trees’ official grand opening event, Party in the Pines, on Friday, Nov. 22. Music performed by Grenoldo Frazier and Benny Hill, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and delicious holiday desserts are yours to enjoy among the magnificently decorated holiday trees and lights. Guests will have a chance to meet their favorite characters from the Wilmington School of Ballet’s “The Nutcracker.” Party in the Pines admission until Nov. 15 is $35, after Nov. 15 is $45. These tickets can be purchased online or at the CAM.
• Teddy Bear Picnic Brunch with Santa - 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30 - Stay in your pajamas, grab teddy, and join the Cameron Art Museum and characters from Wilmington School of Ballet on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 30, for a special breakfast and storytime with the jolly man himself, Santa Claus! No teddy bear? No problem! Visit the Cameron Art Museum gift shop to purchase a special new friend. These tickets can be purchased online or at the CAM. Tickets for the Teddy Bear Picnic Brunch with Santa are: 3-12 years old, $10; 13 and older, $15.
• Tree sponsors and decorators - All proceeds from tree sponsorships go directly to Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. Cape Fear Festival of Trees 2013 sponsors include: Bangz Hair Salon and Spa, BB&T, Bob King Buick-GMC Inc., Cape Fear Garden Club, Compass Pointe, Cruisers Car Wash, D&H Marketing Group, Family and Friends of William “Paco” Strickland, George Harriss Enterprises Inc., IronGate Partners, Jamie Cowgill, Edward Jones, Johnson Drug & Home Medical, JWB Insurance Group, Hometown Wilmington Media, Keller’s Inc., Landfall Realty, Linda Brown, Medical Center Pharmacy, Moms of First Baptist Preschool Pre-K Class, Monteith Construction Corp, RuckerJohns– A Restaurant & More. For more information about sponsorships, visit http://capefearfestivaloftrees.org/sponsors.html.
Tree decorators for the festival currently include: American Heritage Girls, Atlanta’s Art, Cameron Art Museum Contemporaries, Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, Crescent Moon, Elizabeth Hester, The Fisherman’s Wife, Harbor Island Garden Club, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter staff and volunteers, Verzaal’s Florist (and tent decorator) and The Wedding Dress Shoppe.
• Event and media sponsors - Cape Fear Festival of Trees would not be possible without our generous event and media sponsors. Event sponsors for the festival are Home Depot with Katherine McKenzie for sponsorship of Party in the Pines. The media sponsors are: Encore, Fairway Outdoor, Focus on the Coast, Fox Wilmington, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Hometown Wilmington Media, Livin’ Out Loud and RSVP Direct. To partner with Cape Fear Festival of Trees visit http://capefearfestivaloftrees.org/sponsors.html.
• Performance schedule - In keeping with tradition, performances will be take place throughout the Cape Fear Festival of Trees. This year the 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chorus will perform at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. This extensive line-up continues to grow. As additional performers are scheduled they will be listed on the festival website at: capefearfestivaloftrees.org/.
• 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22: Party in the Pines opening with music by Grenoldo Frazier and Benny Hill
• 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23: Luis Paschoa
• 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov 23: Port City Tubas
• 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov 24: Thalian Association Children's Theater
• 10:30 a.m. weekdays: Children’s Storytime
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1: Julie Rehder and Carole Green, harpists
• 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1: Pine Valley United Methodist Handbell Choir
• 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1: St. Paul's Instrumental Ensemble
• 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3: Melanie Walter, pine needle demonstration
• 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3: Theatre Now cast, “A Christmas Carol” excerpt
• 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4: 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chorus
• 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4: David Key, Therapeutic Sound Artist
• 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5: Thaddeus Ferguson
• 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5: Melanie Walter, pine needle demonstration
• 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5: Theatre Now cast, “A Christmas Carol” excerpt
• 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6: Murray Middle School Orchestra
• TBD, Friday, Dec. 6: Ashley High School Orchestra
• 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6: Harmony Bells
• 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7: Sweet Adelines
• 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8: Church of the Servant Choir
Tickets - Tickets may be purchased online at http://capefearfestivaloftrees.org/. Prior to and during the Cape Fear Festival of Trees an on-site box office will be set up at Cameron Art Museum. Festival admission for 13 and older is $12; 5-12 years old, $6; and 4 and younger are admitted for free. Gallery admission is included in the festival ticket price. Group tickets are available for $8 per person for groups of 20 or more. One individual must purchase tickets for the entire group.
Pre- festival and event on-site box office at CAM - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22
On-Site, festival and event box office at CAM - 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 22-Dec. 8
• Event hours - Hours for the Cape Fear Festival of Trees at Cameron Art Museum kick off with the opening from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. The festival will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28.
Tickets and updates are available at: http://capefearfestivaloftrees.org/.
The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children's programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi. The Cameron Art Museum also features its café, CAM Café. Cameron Art Museum is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. CAM Café is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 5-9 p.m. Thursday for dinner. For more information about the museum, please visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.
Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter is a nonprofit agency that provides healthcare and comfort to people with life-limiting illnesses; support and counseling to families; and education to the community in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties. It is supported by the nonprofit Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation. For more information about hospice, visit www.lcfh.org or facebook.com/lcfhospice.