Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, presents “Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures” from Kenneth Grahame’s literary classic “The Wind in the Willows” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26 and March 4-5 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 6 at the Virginia Williamson Events Center at Odell Williamson Auditorium, on the campus of Brunswick Community College.
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will present the first event of its 2011 Coffee with the Author series on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Becky Shuford of Wilmington, author of “Smidgens, Bits and Pieces of a Southern Family’s Life,” will be sharing family stories, anecdotes, and other charming Southern slices of life all from her own family’s piece of the pie. Her presentation at Sunset River Marketplace will feature a sweetheart dinner theme for Valentines’ Day.
Did you know that Mars has 23 months in its year? Ingram Planetarium has NASA’s self-guided, independent make-and-take activities in the Paul Dennis Science Hall to mark the Year of the Solar System: “New Worlds, New Discoveries.”
“These events will unfold over the next 23 months, the length of a year on the Red Planet,” explained NASA columnist Dr. James Green. “History will remember the period October 2010 through August 2012 as a golden age of planetary exploration.”
Brunswick Little Theatre will conduct open auditions for John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, at Playhouse 211, 4320-100 Southport-Supply Road (N.C. 211), across from BEMC between Supply and Southport.
Show dates will be April 1-3 and 8-10.
The cast consists of three females (one African American) and one male, ages 30-50’ish. Actors may request sides prior to auditions by contacting Pete McLintock at 540-7383.
Learn how to lose weight, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, improve immune system and eat to fuel your body on a Total Food Makeover program at New Beginnings Church on Jan. 22. There will be weekly accountability meetings to keep you on track every Monday night for three months.
There will be a blood drive from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Cooperative Extension building. Donors are strongly urged to schedule an appointment by calling 253-2016. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments will be taken first.
“Gift to a nonprofit this holiday season” is the message being sent by Cynthia Tart, CIS executive director, to the community.
According to a Harris Interactive Study conducted on gift giving, 84 percent of people prefer to receive a gift that benefits someone else instead of a traditional present. Consider making donations in the names of friends and family members in lieu of purchasing presents this holiday season.