It’s time to pull out the iron grate and roast oysters over the fire pit. That means it’s time to recycle those shells, as well.
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Oyster Shell Recycling Program provides 126 drop-off centers for shellfish lovers to chuck their shucks, including new recycling sites opening Oct. 26 in Clinton. More than 70 restaurants in various counties participate in this program. Recycling oyster shells helps reduce waste flow into landfills and benefits the environment.
Are you looking for fun family activities for this weekend? Check out the Ghost Lore and Legend Walk at the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Fright Light laser music show at Ingram Planetarium on Saturday, Oct. 30.
Silver Coast Winery will host an art competition for the creation of its newest wine label.
The next addition to the winery’s extensive collection will be an oak-aged port wine hand-crafted in true Mediterranean style.
Following in the footsteps of its five-time Double Gold-winning Touriga (Cape Fear Blood Wine), Dana Keeler, winemaker at Silver Coast, said, “This port will exemplify and harness the distinct character of this unusual varietal.”
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free volunteer run tax assistance and preparation service, is looking for volunteers in Brunswick County for tax counseling and electronic filing of returns.
Tax-Aide helps low and moderate income taxpayers at six sites in the county, including Leland, Boiling Spring Lakes, Southport, Oak Island, Shallotte and Calabash. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not have to be a member of AARP to volunteer.
Some of these names you would recognize (Venus Flytrap, Ginseng), others are more obscure and slightly mystical (Queen of the prairie, small whorled pogonia), but they are all native to North Carolina and they are rare.
These plants and more, totaling 412 endangered, threatened and special concern species, belong to all of the citizens of North Carolina, but are protected by only a small staff at the Department of Agriculture.
Shallotte Rotary Club’s second annual Coastal Hounds Walk the Town dog walk is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Shallotte Middle School.
All of the registration fees will go to Carolina Canines for Veterans, a program that provides service dogs to wounded warriors. As of May 2010, Carolina Canines, located in Wilmington, has placed 10 service dogs to Wounded Warriors at no charge to the veteran.
The length of the walk is 1.25 miles for the Bassett hound track and 2 miles for the top hound track.