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Community News

  • Assistance is available for local farmers and fishermen

    The USDA recently announced that U.S. shrimp producers in the Gulf and South Atlantic states were certified as eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for farmers and fishermen program benefits. 

  • Community briefs

    Arts council plans exhibition

    Brunswick Arts Council will host its 10th annual art exhibition and sale Sept. 20-Oct. 1 at Sunset River Marketplace Gallery in Calabash. 

    Entry fee is $25/$30 to display two works.

    Artists 18 and older who are residents of Brunswick County or who are members of the supporting art organizations Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild, Waterway Art Association or Brunswick Arts Council are eligible to participate. 

  • Arts and entertainment events

    Ongoing through Sept. 18

    Jim Comer art exhibit, Sunset River Martketplace, Calabash. For hours and more information, visit www.sunsetrivermarketplace or call 575-5999.

    Sept. 2

    7-9 p.m., The Spare Change Band, Summerfest in the Garden, Rourk Gardens, Main Street, Shallotte. Free. Rain cancels. For more information, visit www.brunswickcountync.gov.

    Sept. 3

  • New books available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

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

    NON-FICTION

    “Hollywood” by Larry McMurtry. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.

    FICTION

    “Burn” by Nevada Barr. A new and exciting Anna Pigeon novel.

  • Tablescaping program returns to Creative Exchange series

    Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues in 2010 with Kathy Cody, owner of Calabash Garden Tea Room. Her presentation last year, “The Art of Tablescaping,” was so well received she is back by popular demand, organizers said.

    This year’s presentation will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Cost of the event is $5 and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.

  • Museum of Coastal Carolina, planetarium set fall programs, hours

    Museum of Coastal Carolina Family Programs Fall and Holiday 2010 Fall Schedule: Sept. 10-Dec. 18, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Holiday Schedule open: Dec 21-23 and 28-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

    All day admission is $8 adults, $6 senior adults and students, $4 preschool, and age 2 and younger admitted free. Programs included with admission.

    Family Programs 

    Arrive and pay museum admission before the programs start. Late arrivals may not be admitted.

  • Community briefs

    Silver Coast to feature paintings

    Silver Coast Winery and Art Gallery will feature “Paintings From the Vineyard,” original watercolors by North Carolina native Amy Hautman, from Sept. 17-Nov. 15.

    The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17. Come and meet the artist and see the brushwork on Hautman’s colorful paintings depicting, grapevines, flowers and landscapes.

  • New books are available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte

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

    NON-FICTION

    “Quick & Easy Meals” by the American Heart Association. More than 200 healthy recipes plus time-saving tips for shopping, planning and eating well.

    “Heart-broken Open” by Kristine Carlson. This wise little book offers a timeless message of inspiration and courage for anyone who has experienced loss or hardship of any kind.

  • Brunswick Community College’s Small Business Center plans seminars

     Brunswick Community College’s Small Business Center has announced the following seminars:

  • Civil War round table meetings will begin Sept. 7

     Sept. 7 begins the upcoming series of monthly Civil War round table meetings at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash St. in Southport, across from the Southport Post Office.

    Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and programs begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

    This year’s meetings will feature an impressive lineup of prominent Civil War historians, authors, college professors and Civil War re-enactors presenting and discussing a variety of subjects relating to this important period in our country’s history.