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Community News

  • Donations of all blood types needed

    Those who donate blood or platelets with the American Red Cross this September by can get get a free haircut coupon from Sport Clips Haircuts. Blood and platelet donors of all blood types, especially type O negative and O positive, are urgently needed to replenish the blood supply following a critical summer blood shortage.

  • Aquarium seeks teen ocean stewards

    A new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher focuses on high school students who want to take action to protect the environment.

    Ocean stewards will focus on conservation and stewardship to better understand climate science and reduce the impacts of climate change.

    Fourteen young people will be selected to participate in monthly meetings, explore outdoors and engage in stewardship activities to conserve coastal habitats. The teens will learn about climate change and then plan and implement a project in the community.

  • BCLC offers beginner PC skills classes

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council at 282 Ocean Highway E. in Supply will offer an adult beginner personal computer skills class beginning Monday, Sept. 11. Classes will be every Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon for four consecutive weeks. Class size will be limited to five students per class.

    This hands-on course will include PC Basics/Windows, Internet, Basic Word and Basic Excel.

    To register for this free class, call 754-7323.

  • Library to host free grief program

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a no-cost grief program, Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief, on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 through Oct. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Leland Library, 487 Village Road in Leland. Pre-registration is required by calling 796-8056.

    Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness, support and counseling to families and education to the community. For more information, go to lcfh.org.

  • Sunset River Marketplace September events

    The following events are planned for this month at Sunset River Marketplace:

    Paint & Party on Wednesday, Sept. 13, Marsh Scene; Tuesday, Sept.19, Sea Turtle; Tuesday, Oct. 3, Sunflowers; Wednesday, Oct 11, Tobacco Barn. We supply paints, canvases, aprons, snacks and everything you need, except your beverage of choice.

    Exploring Collage with instructor Babs Ludwick on Monday, Sept. 18. The class will focus on color, harmony, design and composition. You’ll work with torn paper, along with bits and pieces of life. No experience is necessary.

  • Health Fair events offered in Ash

    The Roosevelt & Ruth Educational and Recreational Foundation will host a series of community health events to encourage healthy living and wellness beginning Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the church fellowship hall at 5213 Little Prong Road in Ash.

  • American Red Cross seeks blood donations

    As the American Red Cross responds to wildfires and historic hurricanes, eligible donors are reminded that giving blood during National Preparedness Month in September is one way to help ensure the Red Cross is prepared to respond to patient emergencies across the country every day.

  • CIS of Brunswick County helps students in need with supply drive

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are still collecting much-needed school supplies for students in need around the county. CIS is continuing to host its annual Back to School Supply Drive during August. Supplies are being collected at all CIS thrift shop locations in Brunswick County and the CIS main office in Southport.

    There are four CIS Thrift Shops located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport and Sunset Beach that serve as school supply drop-off points.

  • Carolina Soul Festival planned for Sept. 9

    The Carolina Soul Festival, presented by Community Movement Alliance, is a community-oriented health, wellness, music and art festival set in the heart of the South Brunswick Islands area. The second annual event will feature interactive vendors, a kid’s zone, a ninja warrior obstacle course for adults, yoga, tai chi classes and more.

    It will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Calabash at 9480 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) between Movement Works’ studio and the South Brunswick Island Center.

  • Leland Founders’ Day to take place Sept. 9

    Leland’s Founders’ Day celebration will be Sept. 9 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Leland Municipal Complex.

    The event will feature live music with Johnny White & The Elite Band and Justin Cody Fox, fireworks, carnival food trucks, arts and crafts.

    There will be no parking on site, but park and ride shuttles will be available at North Brunswick High School. Bring canned/non-perishable food for food drive benefitting local food bank.

    Email recreation@townofleland.com with any questions/concerns.