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BCLC needs volunteers
The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) began a 15-week campaign to recruit 50 tutors beginning on International Literacy Day, Sept. 8, through Dec. 1.
In these difficult times, raising the literacy level is essential to helping residents of Brunswick County qualify for new jobs or maintain employment. The drive to recruit 50 tutors in 15 weeks addresses the need of adult and workplace literacy programs throughout Brunswick County. Please consider becoming a tutor.
BCLC is offering an ABL (Adult Basic Literacy) tutor workshop for anyone interested in becoming an ABL tutor volunteer from
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Literacy Council, 282 Ocean Highway East in Supply. There will be a 30-minute lunch break. Light snacks will be provided and there is a fee of $20 for this class.
There will be a volunteer orientation workshop for anyone interested in
becoming a volunteer from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 26, at the Literacy Council. Light snacks will be provided.
An ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) tutor workshop will be presented for anyone interested in becoming a tutor volunteer from
1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Literacy Council. Light snacks will be provided and there is a fee of $20 for this class.
For information and to pre-register for any of these classes, contact the Literacy Council at 754-7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CIS seeks donations
On Sept. 15, Communities in Schools Inc., will be in the Leland/Supply area picking up donations. It has opened a new specialty shop in Shallotte and needs to stock its floors and shelves with furniture, antiques, lamps, pottery, home decor and unique items.
A truck will be parked in the Brunswick Forest Lowes Foods parking lot from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for pickup. Call Kathy Woods at (910) 233-5595 with any questions.
Communities in Schools supports children and families through after-school programs in Brunswick County. It provides scholarships, family services, parenting education, tutoring, mentors and Teen and Peer Courts.
A tax receipt will be provided for all donations.
Instant piano class set
Brunswick Community College will offer a beginning class in chord piano, Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
In one session, students will learn all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style or any key. Students will be able to play piano by looking at guitar chord symbols instead of reading notes. They will also learn how to embellish songs using the secrets and magical shortcuts of professional piano players.
To register, call 755-7408.
Art opening at Silver Coast Winery
Silver Coast Winery Art Gallery will feature the work of artists Karen Gore, Ricky Evans, Michael Green and David McCune with an art opening from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 21. The show will continue through Dec. 15.
Gore has garnered 16 awards for her work during the past six years and has been commissioned by numerous patrons. In 2004, she was accepted into The Artist of Southeastern North Carolina.
“I always wanted to be an artist. My art is an expression of what I love about life.”
McCune’s mediums include metal sculpture, metal wall art, watercolors, photography, acrylic, jewelry and custom furniture. Kokopelli sculptures, beach subject art, suns of various sizes and abstract wall art will all be available.
Lighthouses and shore birds are among the many subjects he has chosen to illustrate his mastery of color and skill.
Evans is a self-taught artist whose name has become synonymous with lighthouses along the eastern coastline. His love of history and the sea has led him to produce his initial lighthouses of the North Carolina series, which were followed by South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia lighthouses. Florida lighthouses are a work in progress.
Green works in several medias, such as watercolor, woodcarving, airbrushing, acrylic and oil. At age 11, he was already selling his art. At age 15, he moved into a cannery, an artist guild known as the Monterey Academy of Fine Art.
It wasn’t long before he was offered a position as an instructor teaching classes of up to 20 people of all ages from basics to the finer points of oil painting.
Silver Coast Winery is a full winemaking facility housing an art gallery, gift shops and picnic grounds. Private parties, as well as corporate parties and weddings, are welcome.
Tours and tastings are available January and February from noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 6 p.m. on Fridays and March-December from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, visit www.silvercoastwinery.com or call 287-2800.