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Sept. 29 dinner benefits charity fund
The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Rosary Council 9039 in Shallotte will serve a comfort food dinner to benefit the council’s charity fund from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Saint Brendan the Navigator Roman Catholic Church, 5101 Ocean Highway W. in Shallotte.
The menu will consist of Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, green peas, a green salad, fresh baked bread, carrot cake and iced tea, hot tea or coffee. Cost is $13 per person. Dine in or take-out available.

Java book club will meet Sept. 15
The Jumpin’ Java Book Club will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Jumpin’ Java Coffee Shop on Main Street in Shallotte. They will discuss “The Ecology of a Cracker Childhood” by Janisse Ray.

We the People of N.C. to meet Sept. 18
The next general meeting of We the People of N.C. will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at St. James Community Center, 4136 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) in St James. This meeting, open to the public, will be a celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. Pocket editions of the document will be distributed at the meeting.
Richard Powell of We the People of N.C. will lead a discussion on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

NAACP event is Sept. 15
The Brunswick County NAACP branch will host its annual Freedom Fund banquet beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the South Brunswick Island Center in Carolina Shores. This is a black tie optional affair.
The event will feature a silent auction, reception and a dinner program followed by music and entertainment.
Tickets are $40 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets or more information, call Adell Bernard at 762-5811 or Jerry Jackson at 386-9765.

Wine society to meet Sept. 23
The Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society will host its next wine tasting event for area wine lovers and their guests beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in Ocean Isle Beach.
The theme for this meeting will be “Exploring Unique Wine Varietals.” This tasting will feature seven premium wines made from unique grape varietals such as Mencia and Txakolina.
August’s meeting, which featured eight boxed wines from California, Argentina and New Zealand, were well received, according to Stanley Barwikowski, chapter chair.
“The August tastings demonstrated what many wine snoots feared most, that quality wines can be purchased in a box,” Barwikowski. said “Attendees did note, however, that the quality of the red wines was superior to those of the white wines. This event was again attended by a large group with 40 members and guests in attendance. The chapter is also planning tastings featuring Spanish wines and budget-based French wines at future meetings. Everyone is welcome to attend chapter meetings.”
The cost of the tasting will be $10 for AWS members. The guest tasting fee is $15, of which $5 will be refunded if the guest joins the American Wine Society. This event will be limited to 40 members and guests. All guests are urged to bring their favorite wine glass for this event. Prior to the tasting, the chapter will have a brief meet-and-greet social with wine and cheese being served.
Those planning to attend this event are asked to RSVP by Sept. 19 via email to OceanIsleAWS@gmail.com. For more information on the American Wine Society or Ocean Isle Beach Chapter, visit www.americanwinesociety.org. On Facebook, visit Ocean Isle Beach Chapter AWS.