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  • Community briefs

    Families to play giant Chutes & Ladders game
    Giant fun is headed to Brunswick County. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, parents and kids will be coming together at Kids Day in the Park for a life-sized Chutes & Ladders game to spread the word that giving our kids a good start is not a game.
    MomsRising, The First 2,000 Days Campaign, and Smart Start of Brunswick County are hosting the game to remind our community and leaders that investing in kids means investing in N.C.’s future.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, April 4
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • John Coltrane, revolutionary jazz musician

    This North Carolinian of Note profile was produced by students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing class in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The profiles were distributed by the North Carolina Press Foundation. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.

    By Maria Gontaruk

  • Garden tour set for April 6

    The Boiling Spring Lakes Garden Club will be hosting a garden tour, “From Butterflies to Bogs,” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6.
    All proceeds will benefit the planned BSL children’s playground. Tickets are available at the BSL Community Center and Southport Chamber of Commerce, or call 845-0608.
    The garden tour will include garden clubs’ gardens, as well as private gardens. Included will be the garden club’s award-winning butterfly garden and its newest addition, the bog garden.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, March 28
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Community briefs

    Class on living with osteoporosis
    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.

  • Museum’s horseshoe crab sheds its shell

    If you were visiting the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Friday, March 1, you witnessed a special treat when one of the horseshoe crabs in the museum’s touch tank started to molt.
    Like many animals with hard shells, a horseshoe crab must shed its shell (or molt) in order to grow larger. A horseshoe crab goes through 16-17 molts during its lifetime. With each molt, it increases in size by about 25-30 percent.

  • Blooming for a Cause gala set for April 13

    The GFWC of Holden Beach will host its fifth annual Blooming for a Cause Charity Gala from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Sea Trail Convention Center.
    A silent auction, fashion show and luncheon will benefit Hope Harbor Home, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and abuse, and Providence Home, the only emergency youth shelter in Brunswick County.

  • Community briefs

    New books at Hickmans Crossroads Library
    The following new books are now available at Hickmans Crossroads Library:
    “Hit Me” by Lawrence Block. With a new wife and a baby on the way, Keller, a.k.a. Nicholas Edwards, is done killing people for money until a phone call from Dot draws him back into the old game.

  • Contest benefits art gallery

    Those with a sharp eye for public gardens will have a chance to win one of three photographic prizes at Franklin Square Gallery on April 5 during the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Southport.
    Visitors will be asked to make a donation and then guess where the photo was taken in Southport.
    One of the prizes is a book of photos from Orton Plantation; another is a collage of eight photos of azaleas taken at a public location in Southport; and the third is a collage of photos taken at Orton Plantation.