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Community News

  • LCFH Sunshine Camp offers healing for grieving children

    Children who are coping with the death of a loved one are invited to Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s Sunshine Camp 2017. Three Sunshine Camp sessions will be offered at the nonprofit hospice’s Wilmington campus at 1414 Physicians Drive.

    All camps are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Week one is June 26-June 30 for rising second- and third-graders. Week two is July 10-14 for rising fourth- and fifth-graders. Week three is July 24-28 for rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

  • Moose Lodge to host health screenings

    Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.

    The Shallotte Moose Lodge 710 at 253 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte will host this community event July 24.

    Screenings can check for the level of plaque buildup in arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis; and kidney and thyroid function, and more.

  • Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show

    Sunset Vision calls on artists to showcase the beauty of Sunset Beach in its Sunset Beach Nature & Wildlife Art Show, June 22-24, in the DeSoto Classic Car Showroom.

    Art can be viewed Thursday, June 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. during the opening reception Friday, June 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails to host Make & Take event June 21

    Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails will host a Make & Take from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at 30 Shamrock Drive SW in Sunset Beach.

    Participants can make their own products using essential oils: Lavender Milk Bath, Sugar Scrub, Lip Balm and Body Spray. Cost is $25 and includes all supplies, plus there will be some oily sweet treats and a giveaway.

    Sign up now at nextgenerationcanvasandcocktails.com, call Megan at (843) 333-5244 or email Stiltners324@gmail.com.

  • Novant Health volunteers to host fundraiser

    Collective Goods, previously known as Books Are Fun, will be at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center on Thursday, June 22, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, June 23, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    They specialize in children’s storybooks, cookbooks, general interest books, New York Times best sellers, stationary, scrapbooking, early learning projects, educational products and top-selling tech items. Enter through the main entrance of the hospital. Collective Goods accepts cash and all major credit cards.

  • BCLC volunteer and tutor workshops

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council (BCLC) is seeking volunteers to work with adult students one-on-one who desire to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, GED preparation or basic computer skills.

    On Wednesday, June 21, there will be an Orientation Workshop from noon to 2 p.m. and an Adult Basic Literacy Tutor Workshop from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is a $20 fee for tutor materials. All volunteers must attend an orientation workshop. All workshops are at the BCLC office at 282 Ocean Highway E. (U.S. 17) in Supply.

  • Free classes for pregnant teens

    Professional medical volunteers of Samara’s Village will offer a series of classes beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, designed to prepare pregnant teen moms for their baby’s arrival.

    The six-class program will be conducted at the Education and Counseling Center of Samara’s Village, 1450 Fifty Lakes Drive, Unit F, in Boiling Spring Lakes.

  • Silver Coast Winery announces events

    Pelican Bookstore’s 2017 author tour takes place at Silver Coast Winery.

    Meet author Lisa Wingate from 5 to 7 p.m. June 9 and author Mary Alice Monroe from 5 to 7 p.m. June 23. Admission is $7.50 per person. Call Pelican Bookstore at 579-8770 for more information.

    There will be line dancing in the barrel room from 2:30 to 5 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 and 28.

    Painting Without Borders is every Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. in the Barrel Room. For more information, call Ellen Pagliaro at 755-6070.

  • Brunswick County Literacy Council receives $10K Dollar General grant

    Brunswick County Literacy Council is the recipient of a $10,000 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant announced by the foundation May 11 and will use the funds to support the council’s ongoing adult literacy programs.

    The award is one of more than $7.5 million in Dollar General grants to nearly 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations nationwide.

    “This grant will help the council continue to address our county’s most pressing literacy needs,” Dot Hoerr, BCLC executive director, said in a news release.

  • Foundation awards grant to Good Shepherd Center

    The Catherine Kennedy Home Foundation Inc. awarded Good Shepherd Center $14,000 during its meeting March 29. The funds will be used to continue to fund emergency food, shelter and housing placement for homeless seniors from Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.