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Community News

  • Students produce, act in ‘Looking Back at the Past’

    On Sunday, July 1, the trio of summer art camps sponsored by the Brunswick Arts Council and funded by ATMC ended with a two-act play written and directed by Sue MacCallum and performed by the KamKam Theater Company.
    MacCallum volunteered to teach the summer art drama camp and used the campers as the actors and stagehands. The KamKam Theater Company was born and after three days of preparation, a play, “Looking Back at the Past,” was presented to parents and friends on July 1 in an auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

  • Artist to have pine needle basketry workshop in Calabash July 20

    Artist Melanie Walter will conduct a Pine Needle Basketry workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash. During the four-hour session, students will learn how to create pine needle basket focusing on how to start, coil and shape the basket.
    Walter will also discuss how to find long-leaf pine needles, prepare them for use and how to seal the finished basket. One small project will be completed during the class.

  • New abstract art on display at Sunset River Marketplace

    On the heels of a highly successful art workshop with Sterling Edwards, Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash has announced a showing of Edwards’ newest abstract pieces at the gallery. It includes two on paper under glass and several large acrylic paintings on canvas.
    The abstracts by Edwards will be available at the gallery through Sept. 30.

  • Women can learn how to buy and fix cars at free workshops

    “To buy a car or fix a car?”
    That is the dilemma faced by many otherwise educated, bright and competent women.
    Harry can teach you how to do both.
    If you are thinking about, need to, want to or just want an evening of fun then, ladies, you have got to meet him.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 23
    Meatballs with Italian sauce, spaghetti noodles, tossed lettuce/carrot salad, green beans, whole wheat bread, low-fat salad dressing, unfrosted lemon cake, milk.
    Tuesday, July 24
    Pork chops, corn, cabbage and carrots, rice, dinner roll, milk.
    Wednesday, July 25
    Hot dogs (2) with bun, baked beans, greens, mustard, fresh orange, milk.
    Thursday, July 26

  • The completion of two summer art camps

    By Leon Applegate
    Special to the Beacon
    Have you ever watched a real expert do a job with such expertise and style that it makes you feel good just being there? Well, I had that experience when I saw Sue Hunady teach during a final rewards ceremony for a group of middle school students that had just completed three days of hard work and fun at a summer fine art camp.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, July 19
    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.

  • Program features book about Titanic experience, survival

    Albert Caldwell was 26 years old when he, his wife and their 10-month-old son boarded the Titanic.
    The Caldwells were on their way back to the United States after serving as missionaries in Siam (now Thailand). How they came to be aboard the Titanic, how they survived the sinking and how the ordeal affected the rest of their lives is a story told by Julie Hedgepeth Williams in her newest book, “A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.”

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 16
    Meatloaf, peas and carrots, au gratin potatoes, biscuit, milk.
    Tuesday, July 17
    Barbecue chicken, parsley rice, cabbage, pineapple, corn bread, milk.
    Wednesday, July 18
    Creamy stroganoff with noodles, greens with onions, corn and red peppers, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Thursday, July 19
    Baked potato with cheese and coney/chili sauce, broccoli, biscuit, milk.

  • Project Linus donates blankets to kids

    A local chapter of Project Linus started when a group of women from Calabash and Little River, S.C., joined together for one common cause—to make comfort blankets for children in Horry County, S.C..
    Since its beginning in 2006, the Heather Lakes Division of Project Linus has made 1,910 blankets and is striving to reach 2,000 by the end of 2012.