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Leland upcoming programs and events
Trunk or Treat
Want to take your kids trick or treating in a safe, fun environment? Then Leland’s Trunk or Treat event is for you. Businesses and community organizations have been asked to decorate their trunks and pass out goodies. There will be prizes for the most impressive displays.
Northwest District Park (Andrew Jackson Highway) from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Set-up is from 3-4 p.m. This is a free event.
CPR certification class
Leland Parks and Recreation have partnered with Leland Fire and Rescue to provide the public with CPR certification classes. This class will cover CPR training along with first aid.
Leland Fire and Rescue, 1004 Village Road, from
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 26. Fee is $20 and includes the course book and certification card. To register, contact Leland Fire and Rescue at (910) 371-2727. Class space is limited. Call now to reserve your spot.
How to cut your grocery bill in half
Does buying groceries for your family become a financial burden each month? Would you just like to save some money? If so, come learn how to cut your grocery bill by 50 percent or more. In this workshop, learn the basics of couponing, where to find coupons, rules of saving in the grocery store, coupon organization, grocery store policies, stockpiling, budgeting and the use of online databases to assist with couponing. Each participant will receive a coupon guidebook and $30 worth of coupons to get started.
Leland Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Drive, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Fee is $12. Contact Leland Parks and Recreation to register at (910) 332-4823. Class space is limited. Call now to reserve your spot at your preferred date.
Extreme cross training
Rev up your metabolism with a challenging full-body workout combining cardio bursts, athletic drills and strength training exercises. Designed for exercisers who already have a core strength in place and are ready to take their fitness to the next level. Bring water, an exercise mat and a towel.
Leland Recreation Building, 102 Town Hall Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1-
Nov. 28. Pre-registration is required. Fee is $95 for the eight-week program. Contact Amy Ryan at (910) 332-4823 to register or for more information.
Arthritis exercise group
Volunteer teacher Edna Roy leads the group through a series of chair-aided group exercises designed to help the joints and muscles of people struggling with arthritis or other joint and muscle issues. This low-impact group is great for seniors.
Leland Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Drive, from 1:45-2:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting Oct. 1. Pre-registration required. This is a free event. Call (910) 332-4823 to register or for more information.
Hooks and Needles PM
The Hooks and Needles knitting/crochet group is going after dark. Can’t make it to the Friday Hooks and Needles group? Then this is the group for you. All levels are invited to attend from beginner to advanced. Just bring your current project or materials to start a new one.
Leland Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Drive, from 6-9 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month beginning Sept. 20. This is a free event. Contact Darla Rhind at (910) 371-5563.
Leland’s Little Learners
This free program for children ages 3-5 seeks to stimulate the minds of Leland’s children through story time, arts and crafts/activities and time outside on the playground. During the program, parents or guardians must remain with their children. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.
Leland Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Drive, at 9 a.m. every Tuesday. This is a free event. Contact Amy Ryan at (910) 332-4823 for registration or more information.
Leland Garden Club
Like to play in the dirt? Love to see the fruits of your hard work come into full bloom? Then the Leland Garden Club is for you. This is an opportunity for all of Leland’s gardeners to come together to learn more and work on a variety of beautification projects.
Leland Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Drive, at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. September’s guest speaker will be from the Brunswick County Master Gardeners. This is a free event. Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at (910) 332-4823 for more information.
Other ongoing recreation programs include scrapbooking, line dancing, Expressive Art and Leland Hometown Opry (Sam Miller Jam).
Other community events
Shred It: Riegelwood Federal Credit Union, (2065 Andrew Jackson Highway, will host a free community shred from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Here’s your chance to get rid of all those papers cluttering up your house.
Register to Vote: Riegelwood Federal Credit Union will host an open house voter registration from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, for Brunswick County residents. Make changes to your address or party affiliation during the event.
Columbiettes go to annual convention
The Columbiettes of Our Lady of the Rosary Auxiliary 9039 attended the Supreme Council Columbiettes’ 54th annual convention in Cary from
Aug. 17-19. Auxiliaries from 13 states and Canada were represented at the convention.
North Carolina acted as host and members of Our Lady of the Rosary Columbiettes, Anne Sullivan, Marlene Korn and Violet Murphy, served as co-chairs. This year marked the first time the convention took place in North Carolina. Our Lady of the Rosary Auxiliary was honored with special recognition for winning the Mary J. Mangan Achievement Award three years in a row.
The Columbiettes were founded in 1939 as an auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus and work with the Knights to meet the needs of church and community. Membership is open to all Catholic women 17 years of age and older.
Our Lady of the Rosary Auxiliary meets at Saint Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church in Shallotte at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Call president Ginny Grant at (910) 287-1870 for membership information.
‘Any Wednesday’ continues at St. James
What does a retired V.P. of human resources, a retired IRS executive, a real estate sales executive and a worker at CVS have in common? They are all actors in the hit production “Any Wednesday,” which opened last Friday and will continue through Sept. 30 at Playhouse 211, 4320-1 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) in St. James.
Friday and Saturday performances, Sept. 28-29, begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday, Sept. 30, performance begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at www.playhouse211.com.
“Any Wednesday,” written by Muriel Resnik, is a comedy set in a garden apartment in New York City in the ’60s. It had a long run on Broadway starring Sandy Dennis, Don Porter, Gene Hackman and Rosemary Murphy and was later made into a movie.
Deanna Albers stars as Ellen Gordon, mistress to New York executive John Cleves, played by Joe Malinowski.
Richard D’Anjolell plays Cass Henderson, a young business associate, and Martha Koletar is the executive’s wife. The young business associate is sent to use the executive’s company suite, which is being used by the mistress who gets together with the executive every Wednesday. Complications arise when the executive’s wife shows up with plans to redecorate the apartment.
Pete McLintock, a local actor and director who recently performed in the “Wizard of Oz” and “Sylvia,” directs “Any Wednesday.” He is a retired U.S. Army Chief Medical NCO.
Those working in stage management, including sound and technical, are Wanda Adkins, Fred Blackmon, Gillian Carney, Lisa Henderson, Byron Hepler, Chuck Jackson and Ellie (Paul) Pittinger. This production crew, headed by stage manager Gillian Carney, is a group of multi- talented people who are prominent Thespians, writers, sound and light technicians and contribute their talents to the performing arts throughout Brunswick and New Hanover counties.
Although this is community theatre, the cast has achieved quite a repertoire of acting experience.
Deanna Albers has played in “Chicago,” “Noises Off,” “Children of Eden,” “Little Women,” “Clue,” “Love, Sex & IRS,” “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and as Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls.” She acts, sings, dances and plays the piano and trumpet.
Richard D’Anjolell’s interest in acting began at age 6. He is a graduate of the Weist Barron Acting School and has appeared in numerous commercials, music videos and in film. He was a stand-in on the movie, “Safe Haven.”
He is a singer, songwriter and was featured on the main stage in Southport’s most recent Fourth of July Festival. His last full-length album received international radio and music Internet airplay to the point of charting in most countries. He also directed the play, “Sylvia.”
Martha Koletar began acting in children’s theatre and continued acting in community theatre productions. She has performed as a member of the Winding River Players troupe for the past seven years in a variety of plays from drama to comedy. She performed in “Love Letters” at Playhouse 211, as well as in numerous skits and stage events performed throughout Brunswick and New Hanover counties. She has won numerous first-place literary awards for her writings in competition at the Brunswick County Senior Games. She is also a painter.
Joe Malinowski performed in “Love Letters” at Playhouse 211 and in various roles as a member of the Winding River Players. After retiring from the federal government, he and his wife Kathy relocated to Winding River Plantation after living in northern Virginia for the past 30 years. He is an actor, singer, writer, musician and artist. He is also an avid golfer and ultra-marathon runner, who most recently ran a 100-mile race from Key Largo to Key West, Fla. So far, he has run 81 marathons and 30 50-mile ultra-marathons.
Playhouse 211, owned by Piet and Linda Sundman, is located at 4320 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211) Suite 100 in St. James. Their mission is to build on Brunswick County’s love and thirst for the arts and to produce the most entertaining and relevant plays and other performing arts possible. Their productions cover the gamut from comedy and drama to faith based and the controversial. In addition to plays, plans are to show foreign films, host music groups, chamber music, musicals and dances.
New books at Rourk Branch Library
The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“The Time Keeper” by Mitch Albon. A compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours, Father Time.
“Carry The One” by Carol Anshaw. Here’s passion and addiction, guilt and damage, all the beautiful mess of family life.
“The Crown” by Nancy Bilyeau. An aristocratic young nun must find a legendary crown to save her father and preserve the Catholic faith from Cromwell’s ruthless terror.
“Low Pressure” by Sandra Brown. A riveting new novel about a woman’s obsessive quest to discover the truth behind her sister’s brutal murder, no matter what the cost.
“Winter Of The World” by Ken Follett. Book two of the Century trilogy picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families enter a time of enormous social, political and economic turmoil.
“The Bridesmaid” by Beverly Lewis. Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. Eben Troyer hopes to change that.
“The First Warm Evening of the Year” by Jamie M. Saul. A tale of love lost and found, the rekindling of a passion for life that two people discover with each other and the complex dynamics of family and friendship.
“Undefeated” by Bill Sloan. Based on the exclusive interviews with more than 30 survivors, this novel tells the courageous story of the outnumbered American soldiers and airmen who stood against Japanese forces in the Philippines at the beginning of World War II and continued to resist through three harrowing years as POWs.
“Severe Clear” by Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington is called to Bel-Air to oversee an exclusive event that will gather top echelons. The grand occasion has also attracted a dangerous criminal group with sinister plans.
WBHS Class of 2002 to have reunion Oct. 6
The West Brunswick High School Class of 2002 will host its 10-year reunion from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Lion’s Paw clubhouse, 351 Ocean Ridge Parkway (Ocean Ridge Plantation) in Ocean Isle Beach.
This event will feature a catered dinner, a deejay, memory displays, an event photographer and special guests. Tickets are $35 at the door.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grad Night set for Nov. 1 at WBHS
West Brunswick High School will host its Grad Night from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the school cafeteria. Check out Herff-Jones graduation supplies, get prom information, school counselor information concerning scholarships and find out about yearbook ads.