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Senior site menus
Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
Monday, May 21
Chicken enchilada casserole, rice/beans, stewed tomatoes, fresh apple, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
Tuesday, May 22
Beef macaroni casserole, green beans, fresh orange, blueberry cobbler, Italian bread, beverage.
Wednesday, May 23
Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, carrots, pears, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
Thursday, May 24
Sausage with peppers/onions, pinto beans, fresh cooked cabbage, pineapple tidbits, hot dog bun/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
Friday, May 25
Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, peaches, whole-wheat bread/white 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.

Dinner May 25 to aid Tammy Grissett
Come out and support Tammy Grissett, a mother and grandmother battling cancer, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 at Hollis Fish Market, 6514 Ocean Highway West in Ocean Isle Beach.
Lunch plates are $7 and include your choice of barbecue or fish, beans and cole slaw. Purchase 10 or more plates and they will be delivered for free. Raffle tickets will also be available for prizes. Call 338-6315 for orders.

We the People to meet May 22 in Bolivia
The next general meeting of We the People of N.C. will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at GOP Headquarters, 971 Old Ocean Highway in Bolivia. The meeting is open to the public.
Chad Adams, host of “The Big Talker” morning radio show, will be the guest speaker and will discuss the Constitution and how it applies to daily lives.

Soil & Water Board to meet May 21
The Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation District Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 21, at the Brunswick Soil & Water Conservation DistrictOffice, Building M, Government Center in Bolivia.

Waterway art show is set for May 21-28
The Waterway Art Association will present its 21st annual art show and sale from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21-28 at the new Brunswick Community College Extension on U.S. 17 in Calabash.
More than 100 works of art will be judged by Kevin Beck, previously featured in Our State Magazine, International Artist (formerly known as Pastel Artist International), Carolina Mountain Living and other publications. His work has also appeared in corporate and personal collections throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
The varying media in oils, pastels, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media will be awarded prizes consisting of cash, merchandise and ribbons. There will be an artist reception and awards presentation from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the show location.
Visitors to the exhibit will be eligible to receive a mini-painting done by a local artist in a drawing at the end of each day. For more information, visit its website at www.waterwayart.org.

Ingram Planetarium marks 10 years
The transit of Venus, one of the rarest predictable astrological events, will occur on June 5. Since the next transit of Venus won’t occur until 2117, June 5 may be your only opportunity to witness this event.
The transit of Venus takes place when the planet Venus passes directly between the sun and the Earth. Venus becomes visible against the sun; it looks like a small black disc moving across the sun’s face, but don’t try looking at it directly. Staring at the sun can cause serious and often permanent eye damage. Observations of the transit of Venus have been used by astronomers to calculate the distance between the sun and the Earth. The transit of Venus was the first collaboration of a worldwide science community to investigate a natural phenomenon.
Ingram Planetarium celebrates the transit of Venus, and the planetarium’s own 10th anniversary, by presenting a special program at 5 p.m. June 5. Join Henry Steffens, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Vermont, as he discusses the historical significance of the transit of Venus. If the weather cooperates, you can safely watch Venus moving across the face of the sun by using the planetarium’s solar telescope.
Inside the planetarium, NASA’s live telecast of the transit of Venus will be showing on the ViewSpace screen in the Paul Dennis Science Hall. There will also be a simulation of the transit of Venus inside the planetarium’s SciDome Sky Theater. As an added treat, Mark Jankowski, the planetarium’s director, plans to have a birthday cake on hand to celebrate the planetarium’s 10th anniversary.
Steffens retired after teaching the history of science and European cultural history for 33 years. His teaching specialties were the physical sciences and astronomy, and European society and culture from 1870-1940. He has authored and co-authored several books.
Visit Ingram Planetarium at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach. Admission is free for planetarium members. Non-member admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, $4 for children ages 3-4, and free for ages 2 and younger. Call 575-0033 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org for more information.