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Elks to award service March 16
Shallotte Elks 2854 in Shallotte will honor those who provided outstanding service to the town of Shallotte and Brunswick County at its annual awards dinner at 5:30 p.m. March 16.
The dinner is open to the public and will take place at The Woodman of The World on Commerce Street in Shallotte. There is an $8 donation for adults and $4 for children younger than 10.
Honored for outstanding service will be Sgt. David Billings, Shallotte Police Dept.; Deputy Chief Rick Savage, Shallotte Fire Dept.; and Richard J. Burns, Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services relief operations supervisor. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. For more information or tickets, call Bob Janovic at 755-5898.

Pendred speaks to camera club
The March 13 meeting of the Coastal Carolina Camera Club featured a presentation by Anne Pendred, chair of the club’s judging committee, on the aspects of analyzing images in a photography competition. She explained the point system and how it is applied in judging photographs.
This program was designed to improve photographer’s skills and to provide insight in choosing which photographs to place in competition. An award-winning photographer, Pendred has judged many photography competitions, as well as instructing others in acquiring this expertise.
The club meets monthly every second Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St. in Shallotte. Membership is open to photographers of all skill levels using both film and digital cameras. Meetings consist of informative programs on photographic techniques and software usage, member photo presentations and critiques, guest speakers and more. Guests are always welcome. Visit its website at www.coastalcarolinacameraclub.org or call 287-6311 for more information.

Democrats to have fundraiser April 2
There will be a special fun/fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 2 at Democrat Headquarters in Bolivia, across from Brunswick Community College. Enjoy light refreshments, finger foods and even free facials.
Mary Kay consultants Erica Smith and Cindy Davis will be on hand. Bring your friends. All proceeds benefit the Democratic Party general fund. Call 842-6017 or email ouida@atmc.net for reservations.

Wine dinner set for March 25
The Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society will host its first wine dinner for area wine lovers and their guests at 5:30 p.m. March 25 at Chianti South Italian Restaurant, 2109 U.S. 17 North in Little River, S.C. T
he wine dinner will include four premium wines paired with assorted hors d’oeuvres, a seafood entree, a veal entree and a dessert.
The cost of the wine dinner is $90 per person and includes all taxes and gratuities. A $25 deposit will be required Prior to the wine dinner, the chapter will have a brief meeting.
February’s meeting featuring wines from Brushy Mountain, a Yadkin Valley winery in Elkin, was well received by all members and guests in attendance, organizers said.
“The Yadkin Valley winery is a boutique winery that is steeped in local history,” said Stanley Barwikowski, chapter chair. “The winery has garnered national attention from the ‘Jay Leno Show’ and the Washington Post.” The chapter is also planning wine tasting events that will feature wines from Portugal and the PGA Tour in future meetings and will again participate in this year’s American Wine Society National Tasting Project on pinot noir.
Everyone is welcome. All those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by March 20 via email to OceanIsleAWS@gmail.com.