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Senior site menus
Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
Monday, Oct. 22
Country pattie (beef and chicken), oven-stripped potatoes, okra and tomatoes, biscuit/margarine, milk.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Two hot dogs on buns, baked beans, carrot coleslaw, sugar cookie, milk.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Turkey tetrazzini, green peas, Mandarin oranges, dinner roll, milk.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Sloppy Joe on bun, green beans, garden salad/dressing, oatmeal cookie, milk.
Friday, Oct. 26
Asian fried-rice casserole, glazed carrots, hot cinnamon apples, cornbread, milk.
The seven sites and their hours are as follows:
Shallotte Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-
Leland Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-
Southport Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-
Oak Island Senior Site, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Calabash Senior Site, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Boiling Spring Lakes Senior Site, Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Supply Senior Site, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
All sites serve lunch at noon. Contributions are entirely voluntarily; however, no one is turned away for failure to contribute. Menus are subject to change.
Leland sponsors events
Westgate Nature Park is under construction
Westgate Nature Park, 1260 West Gate Drive (between Walmart and the Arbors in the Westgate area), should be completed this fall. The park will consist of a 0.3-mile paved walking/biking path, elevated boardwalk and outdoor classroom over the woody wetlands environment, nature-themed playground, a picnic area and event lawn. It is the first phase of a larger plan to provide nearly five miles of multi-use trails on the south side of U.S. 17. Stay tuned for updates as construction progresses.
Upcoming programs and events
Trunk or Treat
Take your kids trick or treating in a safe, fun environment. Businesses and community organizations are being asked to decorate their trunks and pass out goodies. There will be prizes for the most impressive displays.
Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at Northwest District Park, 1937 Andrew Jackson Highway. 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.
Nov. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at Leland Fire and Rescue, 1004 Village Road. Fee is $20. This includes the course book and certification card. To register, call (910) 332-4823. Class space is limited, so call now to reserve a spot.
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. Please bring water, an exercise mat and a towel.
Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. through Nov. 28 at Leland Recreation Building, 102 Town Hall Drive. Pre-registration is required. Fee is $95 for 8-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.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1:45-2:30 p.m. at Leland Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Drive. Pre-registration required. This event is free. Call (910) 332-4823 to register or for more information.
Hooks and Needles PM
The Hooks and Needles group is going after dark. All levels are invited to attend from beginner to advanced. Just bring a current project or materials to start a new one.
Third Thursday of each month from 6-9 p.m. at Leland Classroom Annex, 102 Town Hall Drive. This is a free event. Contact Darla Rhind at (910) 371-5563.
Ongoing recreation programs include: Leland’s Little Learners, Garden Club, scrapbooking, line dancing, Hooks and Needles, Expressive Art and Leland Hometown Opry (Sam Miller Jam).
Other community events
Lions Club Golf Ball Drop
The North Brunswick Lions Club will drop 1,000 golf balls from a helicopter at 2:30 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 20, at 109 Division Drive in Leland. Those with balls landing within the circle are winners. Golf balls are available for $15 each, three for $30 or seven for $50. See a Lions Club member or visit lionsnorthbrunsnc.org for an entry form.
Dash at Dusk for a good cause
Waves4 K.I.D.S., a local nonprofit that provides financial support and services that meet the needs of children associated with Foster Care and Child Protective Services in Brunswick County, will conduct a 1-mile fun run/walk beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 4Ever24Fit, 477 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 115. Come out and help light up the Waterford Shopping Center. Visit http://www.waves4kids.org/ to register.
Book sale in Southport Oct. 20
The Friends of the Library Southport/Oak Island will have a book sale from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Southport Realty, 727 North Howe St. in Southport, next to Taylor’s Restaurant.
Most books will be $1 or less. All proceeds support the Southport and Oak Island libraries. Donate books for resale.
Program offers volunteer training
Brunswick County Streetreach (BCSTR) is an interfaith winter night sheltering program.
BCSTR members will offer a volunteer training session from noon until
1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
The training will be in the gym at New Life Christian Fellowship, 2162 Stone Chimney Road, Supply. Light refreshments will be served.
The training is open to anyone who would like to learn about the program or volunteer at the church host sites this winter.
BCSTR advocates and addresses hunger and homeless issues in Brunswick County. Members work directly with the homeless and numerous other agencies across the tri-county area.
Since January 2012 it has provided services for 118 homeless individuals in Brunswick County. The winter night program will run Nov. 1- March1, however, the vision is for the program to expand year-round.
For more information or to get involved, call the Rev. Donna Phelps at 842-2711.
To learn more about BCSTR, visit www.bcstreetreach.org.
Spooky Night at the Museum set for Oct. 25
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is hosting Spooky Night at the Museum from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Member and non-member admission is $5. Kids age 2 and younger are admitted free. The museum will be closed during the day and will open at 5:30 p.m.
Children and adults are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes (no adults in masks, please). Children will be able to trick or treat at booths provided by local businesses. Children should bring their own trick or treat bags. Special entertainment will be The Balloon Man. He makes special characters and animals out of balloons that kids can take home with them.
Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be one scary room that young children will only be allowed to enter with parental permission.
Come trick or treat and see what freakish things are happening at the museum at 21 East Second St. on Ocean Isle Beach. For more information, call 579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.
Fall events set at Ingram Planetarium
Ingram Planetarium has some great programs planned for this fall. The planetarium’s state-of-the-art Sky Theater shows educational and entertaining programs every Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Afternoon Sky Theater programs begin promptly on the hour: Dynamic Earth at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; Tales of the Maya Skies at 2 p.m.; and Seven Wonders (until Nov. 17) and Holiday Laser Music Show (beginning Nov. 23) at 4 p.m.
Late afternoon laser shows in the Sky Theater project dazzling laser images onto the theater’s domed ceiling, accompanied by pulsing rock music. Laser music shows include:
Oct. 19-20: Laser Mania at 5 p.m. and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” at 6 p.m.
Oct. 27: Laser Fright Light at 5 and 6 p.m.
Nov. 10: Laser Spirit at 5 p.m. (free admission for veterans).
Nov. 16-17: Laser Magic at 5 p.m. and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” at 6 p.m. “The Wall” is not recommended for young children.
Dec. 14-15: Led Zeppelin at 5 p.m. and Beatles at 6 p.m.
Evening programs begin at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13: Picnic on Mars: What to Bring; Nov. 17: Old Fashioned Star Party; Dec. 14: Last Man to Stand on the Moon; and Dec. 21: End of the World Party.
Visit Ingram Planetarium at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach. Admission is free for planetarium members. Non-member per-show admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger. For more information, call 575-0033 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.
Fall events scheduled at the museum
Have you ever hand-fed a horseshoe crab? You can if you come to the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 11 a.m. on Fridays. That is when museum volunteers feed the live animals in the Touch Tank. They would be happy to show how it’s done and let you try it yourself.
Join Dr. Jack Hall at
6 p.m. Nov. 6 when he discusses “The Stories That Fossils Tell: Forgotten Monsters and Environments of N.C,’s Past.” Hall is chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at UNCW.
Ed Ovsenik will present his trilogy of programs about Brunswick County’s Green Swamp. The Nov. 10 program focuses on geology and geography; the Dec. 8 program focuses on plants and animals; and the Dec. 29 program focuses on indigenous people. All three programs begin at 11 a.m.
On Dec. 22, Allison Smith is back with her popular Megabites program. Learn all about sharks, dig for shark teeth in the museum’s fossil pit and then identify which species of shark your shark teeth came from.
Visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 21 East Second St. on Ocean Isle Beach. Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger. For more information, call 579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.
Veterans health fair set for Oct. 24
The Brunswick County Veterans Service Office invites all veterans to attend the Veterans Health Fair at Sandpiper Bay Subdivision Amenities Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 710 Sandpiper Bay Drive in Sunset Beach.
Veterans will be able to enroll in VA healthcare, obtain information and discuss health issues with VA medical personnel, and talk with their county veterans service officer. Be sure to bring your DD-214 military discharges, along with income and net worth information for 2011, to enroll in VA healthcare.
For more information, contact the Brunswick County Veterans Service Office at 253-2233.
War of 1812 history marked with events
The Lower Cape Fear in the War of 1812 will be noted with a commemoration, symposium and living history on Oct. 18-20 in Southport.
Known as our country’s “Second War for Independence,” the War of 1812 was a pivotal moment in the history of the United States.
The commemoration at 3 p.m. Oct. 18 will include the re-dedication of the 1812 marker at Fort Johnston with the Daughters of the War of 1812.
In addition, living history demonstrations will take place throughout the day on the grounds of historic Fort Johnston. Historical interpreters will represent War of 1812 American soldiers and sailors, British soldiers, civilians and perform musket demonstrations, camp life, children’s games, camp crafts and more. All living history demonstrations on the Fort Johnston garrison lawn are free to the public.
The dedication of a new highway marker at Deep Water Point in Southport (near the Bald Head Island Ferry terminal) will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 and the Mystery Dinner Theater at the Community Building in Southport with the Friends of the Maritime Museum will be from
6-8 p.m. that night.
From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, state and local scholars will present information about North Carolina’s lower Cape Fear region in the War of 1812. The content is relevant to academics, historians, archaeologists, re-enactors, genealogists and the general public.
The five seminars are Fort Johnston in the War of 1812; North Carolina Gunboats; Home Front/Uniforms & Clothing; Captain Johnston Blakely; N.C. Soldiers in the War of 1812. All seminars will take place at the Southport Community Building. Cost for the symposium is $10 and pre-registration is encouraged.
Wigs for Cancer benefit dinner is Oct. 18
The second annual Bold and Beautiful Wigs for Cancer benefit, featuring a buffet dinner, silent auction and door prizes, will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Night Fever in Magnolia Plaza in Little River, S.C.
This event is sponsored by Marlisa’s Wig Studio, 4275 Sea Mountain Highway in Little River, S.C.
For tickets or more information, call Marlisa Dillon at (843) 424-1638 or Tammy Hayes at (843) 340-2343.
Artists reception set for Oct. 20
Jewelry By Wendy–Beach House Fine Arts Gallery, 10152 Beach Drive in Calabash, will feature three new artists at a reception open to the public from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Featured artists are Dori Roberts, Alex Wowk and Tara Santini.
A watercolorist, Roberts trained in commercial art and fashion illustration in New York City and taught high school art classes for many years. After retirement, she devoted her time to painting her landscapes, florals and portraits. Roberts has exhibited in galleries throughout Hudson Valley, New York, Vermont and North Carolina.
Wowk, a retired IBM graphic artist, enjoys painting in his free time. His striking rendition of the Old Sunset Swing Bridge, titled “Sunset Morning,” is on display at the gallery along with his latest, a loggerhead turtle called “Soaring.” He is a member of the Waterway Art Association.
Santini is a printmaker, educator and art activist. She is a visual artist with experience in all printmaking techniques and design that includes two and three-dimensional forms. She has taught visual arts to both adults and children and holds art degrees from Marywood University and Vermont University of Visual Arts in Montpelier, Vt. She has also exhibited at galleries in New Mexico, Costa Rico, and most of the northeastern states.
For more information about the event, visit www.jewelrybywendy.com or call 575- 0024.