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.
Thursday, Aug. 23
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.
AARP Southport Chapter, 11:30 a.m., Surfer’s Restaurant, Southport.
Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will host the 2012 N.C. Wildlife Art Society exhibition from Nov. 21, 2012-Jan. 5, 2013.
The show, “Wild North Carolina through the Artist’s Eyes,” consists of approximately 40 pieces of art by members of the juried art association. This is the first time the North Carolina group has exhibited at Sunset River Marketplace.
n Intricate circular webs are a sign
of the arachnid
If you have noticed huge, intricate spider webs lately, you are probably looking at the handiwork of a golden silk spider, also referred to as a banana spider.
These spiders are known for weaving large, complex, circular webs, also referred to as orbs. Webs are usually attached to trees and low shrubs. Golden silk spiders can be found in the warmer regions of the world. In the U.S., they range from Texas to North Carolina.
“North Carolina and coastal flora are perfect together and that’s why we’ve chosen that as this year’s photo contest theme,” a Sunset at Sunset committee representative said recently.
“The Carolina coastlines are resplendent with unique and attractive plants and flowers and we know that our local photographers will capture their beauty,” added contest chairperson Judi Ballweg.
Learn the right techniques for handling, preparing, serving and storing foods safely during the ServSafe Food Safety for Restaurant Managers class offered in three sessions Sept. 5, 12 and 19 at the training center in the Cooperative Extension building (Bldg. N) at the government center in Bolivia. The classroom sessions will are from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Students who successfully complete the class and the exam will receive a certificate from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, often seen prominently displayed in restaurants.
The works of Nora Mackin of Pawleys Island and Betty Morrell of Myrtle Beach, S.C., are being featured at Jewelry by Wendy-Beach House Fine Arts in Calabash. Makin, a member of the Seacoast Artist Guild, works with watercolor, oil and acrylics. Morrell paints with watercolor and oil.
Health department issues food grades
Environmental health specialists with the Brunswick County Health Department inspected and graded local restaurants and other food establishments during the week of July 27-Aug. 2.
Grades are based on a perfect score of 100, with points taken away for infractions of state health standards. A score of 90 or better represents an A; 80-89, B; 70-79, C. Establishments with a score below C would not be allowed to operate. Establishments on the list with their grades are: