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Community News

  • Museum offers program about beach safety

    Every Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, families can learn beach safety tips that could save their lives.
    “Who Are You Swimming With?” addresses serious beach safety issues in a kid-friendly way. The goal of the program is to educate, not to scare.
    At a recent program, almost 70 people (adults and kids) listened as program leader Judy Sobota talked about what to do in various situations that any North Carolina beachgoer might face.

  • Calabash gallery to offer evening block print class

    Sunset River Marketplace art gallery will offer a one-night class on block printing with instructor Janette Montgomery from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 21.
    The event is part of the gallery’s Creative After Hours series designed to encourage non-artists to explore creativity in a fun and informal environment.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, June 25
    Roast turkey/gravy, stuffing, carrots, peaches, whole-wheat bread, beverage.
    Tuesday, June 26
    Chopped steak/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, stewed tomatoes, pears, whole-wheat bread/white bread, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 27
    Beans and franks, fresh cabbage, fruit cocktail, peach cobbler, hot dog roll/whole-wheat hot dog roll, beverage.

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 21
    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.

  • Summer reading fun hits local schools and libraries

    Staff report

    Local libraries and Brunswick County Schools have lined up programs to encourage reading all summer long.
    Brunswick County Schools will be open on a set schedule to allow students to check out and return books. Participating students can win prizes, including T-shirts, and help their schools win, too.
    A complete schedule of school media center openings can be found on the Brunswick County Schools home page at www.bcswan.net.

  • Kids’ summer movies now showing

    Staff Report

    It’s kids’ summer movie time again.
    Now that school is out, Coastal Cinema 10 at 5200 Bridgers Road in Shallotte has launched its seasonal kids’ summer movie series.
    Movie showings are at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 2.
    Admission for all ages is $1 per person.

  • Camera club honors ‘Entryways’ winners

    The Coastal Carolina Camera Club had a club social and print competition for images best depicting “Entryways” at its June 12 meeting. Awards were given in three divisions: novice, intermediate and advanced.

    First place in the novice division went to Gary Joseph for “Church Entryway.” Willis Whyte placed second with “Down but Not Out” and Fred Schwartz’s image “Entryway in Butchart” was third.

  • Community briefs

    Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, June 18
    Barbecue pork, baked beans, vegetable blend, cole slaw, fresh orange, hamburger roll/whole-wheat bun, beverage.
    Tuesday, June 19
    Chicken and dumplings, lima beans, fresh apple, apple cobbler, dinner roll, beverage.
    Wednesday, June 20

  • Calendar

    Thursday, June 14
    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.

  • Fort Fisher to offer a new visualizing history program

    On June 9, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host the first of three second Saturday programs open to the public this summer season. Model Military: Visualizing History in Scale will spotlight the use of models and miniatures in creating history in a scale format. Local artisans and hobbyists with Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers will display their creations and discuss model research and hobby tips.