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Community News

  • Wooden boats afloat in Southport

    Wooden boats of all makes and sizes will be on display at the Old Yacht Basin in Southport during the third annual Southport Wooden Boat Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Admission is free.
    Visitors can meet and talk with the wooden boat makers and owners and vote for their favorite entrant for the People’s Choice Award. The nauti-kids events return and all little sailors can build their own boats and test their sea-worthiness. Face painting, tattoos, knot-tying skills return and, new this year, the Turtle Man, will keep them busy.

  • Learn about the secret life of plankton

    Plankton are the primary food source for almost all fish larvae, as well as a critical source of food for large aquatic animals such as fish and whales. Plankton plays a crucial role in maintaining the ocean’s complicated ecosystem.
    Plankton consists of any organisms that live in the water and are incapable of swimming against the current. Plankton range in size from microscopic organisms to larger organisms, such as jellyfish. Plankton are not limited to salt water; they are also found in fresh water ponds and lakes.

  • Calabash gallery plans group show

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will host Anything Goes, a multi-artist show presented by Art Matters, a studio art group that meets to paint and critique their work on Thursday afternoons at the gallery.
    The show opens Oct. 5 and runs through Nov. 3. A public reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 27
    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.
    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

    Friends of the Library to meet Sept. 25
    The Southport and Oak Island Friends of the Library annual meeting will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Southport Community Building, 223 East Bay St. in Southport. Guest speaker will be Wilmington Star News writer and author Ben Steelman.
    Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
    Steelman is a co-author of “Wilmington on Film,” which chronicles more than 25 years of TV and film production in the Cape Fear region. He will focus on productions in Brunswick County.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, Sept. 20
    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.
    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.

  • ‘Dorothy meets Alice’ this November

    What would it be like if Dorothy of “The Wizard of Oz” and Alice of “Alice in Wonderland” were to meet? What would they think of each other? Would they be friends? How would the characters in their books react to each other?
    Stagestruck Players, the youth division or Brunswick Little Players, will shed some light on the possibility as to how these pairings might work in their upcoming production of “Dorothy Meets Alice.”

  • West beats East Bladen in tennis

    The West Brunswick High School girls’ tennis team beat East Bladen 8-1 on Sept. 11.
    In singles, Penny Watts (WB) beat Carolina Sarmiento 6-0, 6-0. Rachel Norton (WB) beat Samantha Bratt 6-0, 6-0. Sarah Harman (WB) beat Gabrielle Monroe 6-0, 6-0. Anna James (WB) beat Sha’Lite Campbell 6-1, 6-1. Ashley Carter (WB) beat Shamek Brooks 6-1, 6-2. Hayley Grimes (WB) beat Kristi McDowell 6-0, 6-0.

  • Gallery to showcase student art

    When John Kerr retired to Southport after many years of teaching and school administration in Connecticut, he thought he’d try his hand at painting.
    “I always had a strong feeling I could do that, if I only had the time to try.”
    He signed up for Rusty Hughes oil painting class at he Franklin Square Gallery, then the watercolor class, then figure-drawing, and now spends four days a week at his easel.

  • Rock ’n’ roll show gets encore

    Staff Report

    SOUTHPORT—The AMUZU Theatre is bringing “Rock n’ Roll Here to Stay,” back for three more weekends.
    The show sold out and people were turned away at the door, so AMUZU owners decided to keep the show going.
    It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sept. 22, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23.