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Senior site menus
Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
Monday, April 9
Asian chicken with vegetables, stir fry rice, fresh apple, grape juice, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
Tuesday, April 10
Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas with snaps, peaches, brownies, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
Wednesday, April 11
Beef tips/mushrooms/noodles, carrots, applesauce, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
Thursday, April 12
Pork roast/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, turnip greens, pineapple tidbits, dinner roll/whole-wheat bread, beverage.
Friday, April 13
Fried chicken filet/gravy, brown rice, green beans, fresh apple, orange juice, cake with icing, whole grain bread, beverage.
The seven sites and their hours are as follows:
Shallotte Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Leland Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Southport Senior Center, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.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.

Gore Center offers osteoporosis class
Anyone who knows someone who has broken a bone due to osteoporosis understands the pain and potential disability caused by this disease. Characterized by fragile bones, osteoporosis is a major public health problem. Nearly half of all women and a quarter of all men older than 50, will break a bone because of osteoporosis.
While these statistics can be frightening, learning more about osteoporosis and how to prevent and treat the disease can lead to improved quality of life for those at risk of or living with osteoporosis.
The Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College, in conjunction with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, is sponsoring a two-part educational series on Living with Osteoporosis. These classes will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 25, in the Fitness & Aquatics Center Media Room on the campus of BCC in Supply.
The April 18 seminar will include an overview of osteoporosis risk factors, prevention tips, nutrition tips, diagnosing, supplements and related pharmaceuticals. Speakers will be Cheryle Jones Syracuse from the N.C. Cooperative Extension and Kim Thrasher, a licensed pharmacist, clinical associate professor at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and a N.C. Osteoporosis Foundation board member.
The April 25 seminar will focus on exercises that can help prevent osteoporosis and exercises that can help build bone and increase balance, as well as movements and exercises that people with osteoporosis should avoid. There will also be a discussion on fall prevention, both inside and outside the home, and on a variety of surfaces including the pool deck. The speaker for this class will be Stacey Reardon, aquatics coordinator at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center at BCC.
The Living with Osteoporosis series is free of charge, open to the community, and will include a bone healthy snack. Space is limited, so call 846-2348 to reserve a space today. These classes are a repeat of the popular classes conducted earlier this year. Those on the waiting list from those classes will be given first priority for seating in this series.
This program is funded through a grant from the North Carolina Osteoporosis Foundation.

Easter egg hunt is April 6
Join the staff at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center for the fourth annual Aquatic Center Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages 12 and younger can join in for games, eggs, prizes and fun beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, April 6. The Easter egg hunt is free for members of the Fitness & Aquatics Center and $3 per child for non-members. Visit www.bccfitness.com or call 846-2348 for details.
Calabash Elks seek donations for yard sale
Trash or treasure donations are wanted for the Calabash Elks yard sale on June 9. Donations of furniture, electronics, nick-nacks etc. are needed. Please, no clothes. For pickup, call Austin at 575-5838 or George at 754-5878.

Brunswick Stew Cook-off set for April 21
Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce’s award-winning annual Brunswick Stew Cook-off will be April 21 at Planet Fun/Starz Grille in Shallotte. This event is for the entire family and will feature a Brunswick Stew Cook-off, a kids’ area, live music, local crafters, food vendors and more.
The Brunswick Stew Cook-off was recently awarded the Rising Star award from the N.C. Association of Events & Festivals.
Arts and crafts vendors are needed. Entry fee is $100 and includes a 10-by-10-foot space. Craft must be related to cooking (i.e. aprons, cookbooks, utensils, pre-packaged food, cooking dishes made from pottery, etc.). If interested in becoming an arts and crafts vendor, call 754-6644.
If interested in participating in the cook-off, download an application at www.brunswickcountychamberevents.com and click on the Brunswick Stew Cook-off tab or stop by the Brunswick County Chamber office at 4948 Main St. in Shallotte and pick up an application today.

Poetry Revisted will meet April 15
Due to the Easter holiday, Poetry Revisited, a monthly group for those who write, read, and listen to poetry, will meet from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in the activity room at Arbor Landing in Ocean Isle Beach (on N.C. 179 between Ocean Isle Beach and Shallotte). This is a change from the regular meeting day (second Sunday).
Poetry Revisited meets regularly on the second Sunday afternoon of each month, unless otherwise noted. Typically, each session will have several scheduled readers plus an opportunity for others to read their work as time permits. This group is open to anyone who appreciates writing or listening to original poetry.
For more information, contact Katherine Moore at 754-3587 or email katmoore@att.net.