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Craft fair is Dec. 3
Women of the Moose of the Shallotte Moose Lodge, 253 Holden Beach Road, are sponsoring a craft fair, featuring a soup and cookie walk, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Proceeds will benefit Community Services of Brunswick County.
Many types of soups and cookies will be available for sale to eat in or take out. Table rental is $15/table with one item being donated from each merchant to go toward a Women of the Moose raffle. For table reservations, call Eileen Childers at 755-6994.
Civil War Round Table to meet
The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the post office. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.
The topic of the meeting will be “Gen. E. Porter Alexander: Rebel Gunner Extraordinaire.” The featured guest speaker will be Col. Black Jack Travis, author, historian, popular lecturer, professional Civil War re-enactor and a lifetime charter member of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table.
Travis has authored two books, the latest of which is “Rebel Gunner, Gen. E. Porter Alexander;” completed extensive research on the army of Northern Virginia and its artillery branch and has received the prestigious George MacDonald Award from the National Civil War Artillery Association.
E. Porter Alexander was an engineer, an officer in the U.S. Army, a Confederate general during the Civil War, and later a railroad executive, planter and author.
Alexander is best known as the officer in charge of the massive artillery bombardment preceding Pickett’s Charge on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, conducting a massive two-hour bombardment, perhaps the largest in the war, using between 150 and 170 guns. He is also noted for his early use of signal flags and observation balloon intelligence in combat, and was well regarded for his postwar memoirs and analyses of the Civil War.
Visitors are encouraged to join the club’s more than 300 members. Annual dues are $25 for individuals and couples, and $10 for students.
As a nonprofit organization, most of the dues collected go toward inviting the most renowned and knowledgeable historians covering a variety of subjects relating to the Civil War period to educate and entertain our near-capacity audiences every month.
For more information, contact president Wally Rueckel at 253-7382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elks Ladies have holiday fair
The Calabash Elks Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual holiday fair from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Elks Lodge, 937 Carter Drive in Calabash.
In addition to vendors selling handcrafted items, there will be a cookie walk with homemade cookies and a soup kitchen with popular homemade soups for eat-in or take-out. Coffee and homemade breads will also be available.
All proceeds will benefit Ronald McDonald House in Raleigh and other charities. For more information, call Floss Smith at 575-7630 or Deb O’Brien at 575-7633.