Learn the history of the lighthouses, river pilots and the waters of the Lower Cape Fear in the annual Fall Into History event from
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. The program includes presentations, lunch and a tour of Southport’s waterfront.
“Discover a history of people who have been here since the earliest beginnings, while enjoying lunch and great lectures,” said Lori Duppstadt, museum educator.
SUNSET BEACH—It’s almost country fair time at Seaside United Methodist Church.
The annual two-day fair at the church at 1300 Seaside Road (N.C. 904) is scheduled for
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
Highlights at this year’s country fair sale include baked goods, crafts, plants, Japanese pearl bracelets, jewelry, books, yard-sale items, clothes and appliances. There will be free children’s events and live and silent auctions.
WILMINGTON—Cinematique of Wilmington, a series of independent, classic, foreign and notable films co-sponsored by WHQR 91.3 FM Public Radio and Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, has added six films to its fall slate. Admission is $8. Films are shown at 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays in Thalian Hall’s historic main theater.
Come join in on a journey to enhance cultural and ethnic education and harmony through the arts, music, dress, customs, books, landscape and food.
The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is a free event. It will be 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the grounds of the Brunswick Community College, in front of Odell Williamson Auditorium off of U.S. 17.
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.