Taking art “off the wall” just for fun is what Marta McCallum and Sheryl Sutherland call painting on pillows.
Sutherland, a member of Associated Artists of Southport, and her friend McCallum have had “paintings dancing around in our heads” for the past 30 years. Now that their children are raised and they have more time, they are painting with watercolors, acrylics, oils and sometimes pastels.
On Aug. 27, 2011, Hurricane Irena blew into North Carolina. A few days later, Museum of Coastal Carolina volunteer coordinator Judy Sobota was walking along Ocean Isle Beach, curious to see what treasures Irene might have left. She spotted what she initially thought was a large rock. Upon closer inspection, she realized the rock was actually a large Florida horse conch that had been stranded on the beach.
For those who like beach music, Legends of Beach is a musical experience you will not want to miss. That’s because some of the group’s members are, in large part, responsible for the sound and appeal beach music has today throughout the world. It’s all about having a good time and remembering the good old days, as well as the recent days at the beach.
“Myrtle Beach Days: A Visual and Literary Celebration of the Grand Strand” opens at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash on Sept. 1 and runs through Oct. 3.
The show will include photography by famed Myrtle Beach, S.C., historian Jack Thompson and paintings by Gwen Dumas (oil), Steve Jameson (acrylic), and Babs Ludwick (watercolor).
Fans of any age are invited to take a “trip down memory lane” with Milton Bullock, a former member of “The Platters” and Mary Tate, “Bubbling Brown Sugar,” when they return for the second time on Nov. 10 to perform at Little River United Methodist Church.
Doors will open at
6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Foundation looking for charity recipients
The Brunswick Sheriff’s Charitable Foundation Inc. has begun accepting applications from charitable and nonprofit organizations in Brunswick County to be the recipient of a donation from the proceeds of the second annual foundation’s charity ball.
Last year, the foundation had its first charity ball and donated $10,300 to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
Donations will vary from year to year based on the success of the charity ball. The next ball is scheduled for late February 2013.
Thursday, Aug. 30
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.
The renowned Raleigh Ringers will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Seaside United Methodist Church on N.C. 904 in Sunset Beach.
Tickets are $15 and available through the church office or online at www.seasideumc.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.
This internationally acclaimed, Raleigh-based handbell choir, formed in 1990, has toured 44 states in concert and has also appeared in France. The group has more than 300 percussion and bell types, including seven octaves of handbells.
The Ocean Isle Beach sand sculpture contest will take place from 11 a.m.-
1: 30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, on the beach in front of the Community Center at 44 East 1st St. at the Monroe St. beach access on Ocean Isle Beach. Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 2.
Family division rules
1. Construction of sculptures must be confined to the contestant’s flagged area.
2. Create anything you would like out of sand, keeping it appropriate for all ages.
New books available at Hickmans Crossroads Library
The new books at Hickmans Crossroads Library are:
“The Inn at Rose Harbor” by Debbie Macomber. Jo Marie Rose opens the Rose Harbor Inn bed and breakfast in Cedar Cove to start a new life, but the inn and its first guests bring surprises into Jo’s life.