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.
On Jan. 29, Shallotte Rotary Club will have its sixth Las Vegas Night at 101 Stone Chimney Road from 6-10 p.m.
Eight years ago, the Shallotte Rotary Club spun off from its sister club, the South Brunswick Island Rotary Club, which is a breakfast club. Having a lunch club that met centrally in Shallotte gained a lot of attention, and today the nearly 30 members of the Shallotte club are one of the strongest clubs in District 7730.
This year’s Island Home Tour will be followed by the Island Good Time party at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 4.
From 2-5 p.m., walk through the homes of Linda and Joe Grooms, Robert and Rosemary Pulliam, Ron and Debbie Sinclair, the Lewallen Family, Ricky and Debbie Gilchrist and the Ward Family. Each of the homes has unique features. After the tour, enjoy a party with drinks and heavy hors d’ouevres.
The Farm at Brunswick’s annual holiday craft fair will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Farm’s community center, off the entrance to the Farm on U.S. 17. There will be signage out to guide attendees.
Artists and crafters who live at the Farm will display and sell wares. The fair will feature offerings such as oil and watercolor paintings, photos, sewing items, jewelry, decorative wreaths for the holidays, purses, candles and handmade walking sticks.
Free refreshments will be available for all visitors.
The Brunswick Arts Council (BAC) has announced the recipients of the 2010-2011 Grassroots Art Grant, made available through a Grassroots Grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
BAC will award almost $13,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations for support of their work involving art programs in the community. The funds will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the recipient organizations. All projects will benefit citizens of Brunswick County.
The Brunswick Civil War Round Table will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport post office. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Lisa Milligan, manger of the Leland Public Library, addressed the fall meeting of the Friends of the Leland Library (FOLL) on Nov. 4, presenting the current status of the library construction project and plans for the library during a planned closure period and the re-opening of the library in 2011.
Attended by about 30 members and guests of the FOLL, the meetings allowed Milligan to also mention she is appreciative of the support and concern patrons of the library have shown, once it was known there would be a temporary closure.