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Arts & Entertainment calendar

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

Ongoing

Oak Island Art Guild exhibit, Oak Island Recreation Center, 3001 Oak Island Drive, 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Exhibit renewed every 60 days. For more information, call exhibit coordinator Miriam Pinkerton at 278-5562.

Ongoing

Art and craft classes at Cappuccino By The Sea, 3331 Holden Beach Road. Various days and times. For more information, call 842-3661.

Every first Friday through December

5-7 p.m., First Friday Gallery Walk, downtown Southport. Refreshments, entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides. Sponsored by Franklin Square Gallery, Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery and Fine Gifts and Cape Fear Coppershop. For more information, call 457-1129 or 457-0957.

Every Wednesday

Free paint-ins, Waterway Art Association, Calabash Firehouse. Two Wednesdays each month will have live models. For more information, call Marilyn at 575-7981 or visit www.waterway.org.

Sept. 20

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gardener’s Showcase sponsored by the Associated Artists of Southport and Southport Parks & Recreation Department, Franklin Square Park.

Sept. 20 through Feb. 15, 2009

Art opening for Deborah Cavanaugh, Silver Coast Winery. For more information, call 287-2800 or visit www.silvercoastwinery.com.

Ongoing through Sept. 27

Daring Divas nude art, Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive SW (N.C. 179) in Calabash For more information, call 575-5999 or visit at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com

Ongoing through Sept. 28

Robert Delford Brown, “Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics,” Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St., Wilmington. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition. For more information, call 395-5999 or visit www.cameronartmuseum.com.

Every Monday

6:30 p.m., Bridge, Mahjong, Scrabble, Shallotte Senior Center, Main Street. For details, call 842-5297.

Every Monday

12:30-4 p.m., Mahjong, sponsored by the Golden Girls Society, for women 50 and older. For locations and other details, call 575-3642.

Every Tuesday

6:30 p.m., Elks charity bingo, Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive, Calabash. Doors and kitchen open at 5:15 p.m. Separate smoking and non-smoking rooms. For more information, call 579-4600.

Every Tuesday

6:30 p.m., cards, Mahjong, various locations; sponsored by the Golden Girls Society, for women 50 and older. For locations and other details, call 575-3642.

Every Tuesday

6:45 p.m., seniors’ bridge game, Shallotte Senior Center, Main Street. Members and new arrivals welcome. Reservations: Ruth Shupe, 575-4962 or Melba Williams, 754-4681.

Every Thursday

10 a.m., Mahong, Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center. Instruction available. For more information, call 845-3693 or email bslcc@atmc.net for details.

Every Friday

12:30 p.m., Bingo, Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center. For more information, call 845-3693 or e-mail bslcc@atmc.net

Every Friday

10 a.m., Duplicate Bridge, Sunset Beach. Call 754-9169 for details.

Every Friday

7 p.m. Bingo, Shallotte Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road (half-mile east of Wal-Mart.) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For details, call 754-4921.

Ongoing

10 a.m., Mahjong, Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center. For more information, call 845-3693 or e-mail bslcc@atmc.net.

Every Monday

7-9 p.m., Southporters Square Dance Club, Virginia Williamson Elementary School. For details, call Tanya or Ric Aguilar at 383-0721 or visit www.southporters.org.

Every Wednesday

7 p.m., beginner line dancing, Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center. $3 per person. For more information, call 845-3693 or e-mail bslcc@atmc.net.

Every Thursday

5:30-6:30 p.m., beginner Shag dancing classes and 6:30-8:30 p.m. intermediate Shag dancing classes, on the beach at Oak Island. $10 per person with a professional instructor. For more information, call (843) 281-1102.

Every Friday

7-10 p.m., Shallotte Wheel and Dealers, western square dance club, Shallotte Middle School cafeteria. Call Tom and Susan Morgan at 842-9106 or Ilene Simmons at 754-4764.

Every third Saturday

7-11 p.m., Coastal Shag Club dance, Moose Lodge on N.C. 130, Shallotte. $5 for members; $8 for non-members. For more information, call 754-4024.

Sept. 26

6:30 p.m., Society of Brunswick Shaggers, line dance instruction begins. Dance begins at 7 p.m., Moose Lodge on Long Beach Road, Oak Island. DJ Bill Ruth. $2 for SOBS members and $5 for guests.

Sept. 26

6:30-10 p.m., USA Dance Grand Strand Chapter 6024 ballroom dance, Myrtle Beach Base Recreation Center, 800 Gabreski Lane, Myrtle Beach, S.C. $5 for members; $8 for non-members. For more information, call 575-2532 or (843) 238-1261 or visit www.USADanceGrandStrand.org.

Sept. 27

7:30 p.m., Cape Fear Contra Dancers Saturday night dance, Fifth Avenue Methodist Church, Wilmington. $8 per person. For more information, visit www.wilmingtoncontradance.info.

Ongoing

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre, House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., every Friday and Saturday. For more information visit www.hob.com or call (843) 272-3000.

Ongoing

8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, Le Grande Cirque, The Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Also 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 2 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, call (843) 448-9224 or visit www.palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com.

Ongoing

6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, “The Magical Spirit of Ireland,” The Palace Theatre, Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, call (843) 448-9224 or visit www.palacetheatremyrtlebeach.com.

Sept. 19

“Victorian Halloween Magic Lantern Show,” Thalian Hall, Wilmington. For more information, call 343-3664 or (800) 523-2820 or visit www.thalianhall.com.

Sept. 25-28

“The Graduate,” Thalian Hall Main Stage, Wilmington. For more information, call 251-1788 or visit www.thalian.org.

Sept. 26-28

Brunswick Little Theatre presents, “Willy Wonka Junior,” the event center in Odell Williamson Auditorium. For more information, call 524-4869 or visit www.brunswicklittletheatre.com.

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Senior Resources hot meal and fellowship, Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center. Reservations required. For more information, call 845-3693 or e-mail bslcc@atmc.net for details.

Every Thursday

6:30-8 p.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center. Family karaoke night. Children younger than 14 require supervision. For more information, call 845-3693 or e-mail bslcc@atmc.net.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday

11 p.m., wine tasting seminar, Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach. $15 per person. For more information, call 287-2800 or visit www.silvercoastwinery.com.

Every Thursday

9 p.m., Fireworks over the boardwalk, Carolina Beach, with special “Salute to Pleasure Island” by the Zambelli Brothers. Weekly program throughout the summer, weather permitting.

Sept. 19

7:30 p.m., National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Valor Memorial Gardens, sponsored by Rolling Thunder South Carolina. For more information, call Bill at (843) 685-1793.

Sept. 20

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 17th Annual Grand Strand Women’s Day featuring author Liz Curtis Higgs, Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church, 410 6th Avenue S, N Myrtle Beach, S.C. Tickets are $25 and include lunch. For more information, call (843) 249-2312 or visit www.odpc.org.

Sept. 20

12:30 p.m., Whiteville Aglow meeting, the Rev. Tony Buffkin, pastor of New Beginnings Ministry, speaker. Corrado’s Italian Restaurant Family Steakhouse, N.C. 701 Bypass, Whiteville. For more information, call 914-0390 or 640-1233.

Sept. 21

1:30-2:30 p.m., “Loving-Kindness Circle with Crystal Bowls,” meditation, Pomergranate Books, 4418 Park Ave., Wilmington. Donations go to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue And Rehabilitation Center (www.seaturtlehospital.org). For more information, call 297-6274.

Sept. 24

8:30 a.m., World War II Remembrance Group of Southeastern North Carolina, S.O.S. breakfast, New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 South College Road, Wilmington. For more information, call Jim Greentree at 392-3870 or John Nelson at 686-9960 or fjn39@bellsouth.net.

Sept. 28

4-7 p.m., “Gossip, Graves and Grapes,” Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington. Pre-registration required. $35 for non-members; $25 for members. Rain or shine. For more information, call 762-5682.

Ongoing temporary exhibit

Cape Fear seashells, Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. Explore seashells found along the shores of the Cape Fear coast. Exhibit is free with museum admission. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children younger than 3. For more information, call 798-4350 or visit www.capefearmuseum.com.

Ongoing

Battleship North Carolina, open every day from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend) and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day). At the junction of NC 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Ticket sales for the ship stop one hour before closing. For information, go to www.battleshipnc.com or call 251-5797.

Ongoing

Various days and times, activities at the Aquarium at Fort Fisher, including “Children’s Discovery Time,” “Behind the Scenes Tour,” “Breakfast with the Fishes,” “Surf Fishing Workshop,” “Daddy and Me,” “Salt Marsh Crabbing,” “Fort Fisher Hermit’s School of Common Sense,” “Dinner with the Fishes,” “Sand Painting,” “Mommy and Me,” “Aquarist Apprentice,” “Gyotaku,” “Shell Wreath Craft,” and more. For more information, call 458-8257 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.

Ongoing

“Ocean: Explore, Discover,” Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. Exhibit is free with museum admission. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children younger than 3. For more information, call 798-4350 or visit www.capefearmuseum.com.

Ongoing

Various days and times, family activities at Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children younger than 3. For more information, call 798-4350 or visit www.capefearmuseum.com.

Sept. 20

4-7 p.m., Tiaras and Treasures Gala to benefit the Children’s Museum of Wilmington. For more information, call 262.3325 or visit cof@playwilmington.org.

Sept. 27

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Battleship Alive, USS North Carolina Battleship, Wilmington. For information, go to www.battleshipnc.com or call 251-5797.

Every Friday

7-9:30 p.m., Bluegrass music, Shallotte Senior Center, Main Street.

Ongoing

The Carolina Opry has been in Myrtle Beach, S.C. for 23 years; newest lead vocalist R.C. Clemmons, new set with enhanced lighting and sound and a full brass section. The only show to win the Governor’s Cup, the only show to be named Most Outstanding Attraction, the only show to be voted The Best Show every year, the only show to be acclaimed by USA Today, New York Post and Southern Living. For more information, call (843) 913-4000 of visit www.TheCarolinaOpry.com online.

Ongoing

Good Vibrations. The best music of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, blended with rich multimedia screens, special effects, and elaborate costuming, all performed live by the award-winning cast of The Carolina Opry. Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, call (843) 913-4000 of visit www.TheCarolinaOpry.com online.

Ongoing

9 a.m.-2 p.m., gospel brunch w/live entertainment by Glory, House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., every Sunday. For more information visit www.hob.com or call (843) 272.3000.

Ongoing

10 p.m., BluesAPalooza Concert Series, House of Blues, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., every Saturday featuring local live music on the Gator Bar Stage.

Ongoing

7 p.m., Sea Notes Choral Society rehearsals for the summer season, St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4843 Southport-Supply Road. For more information, call 253-9393 or visit www.sea-notes.com.

Ongoing through Sept. 27

6 p.m., Fourth Annual Music on the Town Concert Series, Mayfaire, behind World Market. Free. Various bands throughout the summer.

Sept. 17

6:30 p.m., Orthodox Singers, Music at First, First Presbyterian Church, 125 South Third St., Wilmington. For more information, call 762-6688 or visit www.firstonthird.org.

Sept. 18

6-9 p.m., Make the Music Jazz Series, monthly art walk with jazz music hosted by Dock Street Communities. Free. St. James Square, Eight Avenue