Our Activities
Enrich Lives

CFEP has enrichment program offerings in four areas: friends, volunteer, life-skills, and work. 

Our current programs are described below.


This program category provides social opportunities and the chance to build friendships in typical environments within the community. These activities provide stimulation to the participants and the opportunity to bond with others around shared interests.

Drum Circle

When: Wednesdays 3:45pm to 4:45pm.
Location: First Baptist Activities Center
1939 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC
Contact:  Barbara McDonald, email
Fee: Free
Description: This is a free event and drums are provided.  Contact us if you have questions. 

Social at Satellite

When: Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm, beginning November 3rd
Location: Satellite Bar & Lounge
120 Greenfield Street #6123, Wilmington, NC
(Outside in the back)
Contact: Jackson McDonald, text him at (910) 231-8705
Fee: Free
Description: Individuals with and without disabilities will be offered a weekly social event for an extra chance to laugh, socialize, build relationships and even dance? No sign-up required. Contact us if you have questions.

*Weather permitting (when heat index is between 40 and 90 degrees.)

**Check Facebook for cancellation updates.


The volunteer category provides programs that include opportunities for adults with disabilities to volunteer their time while working on important skills that can be generalized to other areas!  The volunteer opportunities also give these individuals experience that can be used on resumes or possible future jobs.

Compost & Gardening

When: Wednesdays, 10am to 12pm.

Location: Russell’s Reach
8120 Sidbury Rd, Wilmington, NC

Contact: Please contact Betsy McCormick, at 910-619-3422, if you are interested.

Fee: Free

Description: Volunteer opportunity to participate in making compost for use in gardening program. Activities include the collection of composting material at various sources around Wilmington, moving horse manure (base material) into composting bins, shredding paper composting material, adding composting materials to base, turning, watering and screening compost at various stages to make high grade compost material.


This program category provides opportunities to develop life skills that foster independence within the home and community.

Folk Friends Painting

For Adults with Disabilities

First Baptist Church, Downtown
411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Barbara McDonald at for class availability

Fee: No fee required.

An adapted painting class utilizing recycled materials to create beautiful works of art, while building meaningful relationship. The purpose of the class is to re-use and repurpose materials to create unique and/or personalized pieces of folk art using a variety of paints and finishes. Participants are involved in collecting, painting, and potentially selling such items. Proceeds from sales are used solely to support CFEP.


Adapted Water Aerobics

When: Wednesday 10:30am, (**Appointment Required)
Location: YWCA
2815 College Rd, Wilmington, NC
Contact: Rachel Luyben at 910-352-5761
Fee: $5.00 per person
Description: Participants are actively instructed in the use of flotation devices for relaxation and movement activities inspired by lively music!


Our work category is dedicated to providing work opportunities to adults with disabilities. CFEP currently sponsors two individuals in this area. Check out these talented individuals and their creations below!

Ellen’s Bone Apetit

When: N/A
Location: N/A
Description: CFEP also sponsors a dog biscuit making business housed in a local veterinary office and sold within the community. Biscuits are artisan and handmade by individuals with disabilities.
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