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  • Stagestruck Players to present ‘Mr. Toad’s Mad Adventures’

    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.

  • New fiction books available at Rourk Library in Shallotte

    The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    FICTION

    “Palace of Justice” by Susanne Alleyn. In this Aristide Ravel mystery, the author brings her sharpest voice and most keenly crafted mystery yet to this newest installment featuring Ravel.

    The Dinosaur Hunter” by Homer Hickman. A fascinating thriller that pays tribute to the American West.

  • Community briefs

    Coffee with Authors event set

    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.

  • Community briefs

    Environmental Festival May 14

    Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring its inaugural Crawl Environmental Festival on Saturday, May 14, at Middleton Park on Oak Island.

    This environmental festival will feature live entertainment, informative speakers on sea turtles, sea birds and marine rescue, along with kids games and rides, arts and crafts and food.

  • Events planned at Museum of Coastal Carolina

    Preschoolers and their favorite adult can help feed the touch tank animals at the Museum of Coastal Carolina at 11 a.m. Friday mornings through May 27.

    Help a docent feed sea stars, hermit crabs, whelks, and other tidal animals. Independent make-and-take crafts are available in the museum galleries based on Susanne Tate’s books.

    January independent activities are about sharks and the books and crafts change each month.

  • Upcoming events at Ingram Planetarium

    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.”

  • Community briefs

    BLT to have ‘Doubt’ auditions

    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.

  • Community briefs

    Foodmaker class begins Jan. 22

    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.

    Contact Family First Chiropractic at familyfirstchiro@atmc.net.

    NBHS class plans reunion

  • Community briefs

    Blood drive set for Dec. 16

    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. 

  • Consider donations to nonprofits this holiday season

     “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.