Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will once again sponsor a drive-through drug and medication collection event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24.
Operation Medicine Cabinet is intended to give residents in and around the Brunswick County area an opportunity to safely dispose of out-of-date or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications.
In addition, Dosher will collect pet medications and used hypodermic needles as well, according to Dosher Hospital Community Relations Director Kirk Singer.
The Rape Crisis Center of Brunswick County provides 24/7 crisis response for victims of sexual assault in the community and volunteers play an important role in making sure those services can be offered.
Volunteer training is being offered from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. Lunch will be provided. If interested in attending, contact Deanna Stoker at 754-7949 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oak Island Beach Quilters 17th annual quilters challenge is now on display at the Franklin Square Gallery in Southport.
There are 19 pieces in this year’s show. Visitors are asked to vote for their favorite quilt. At the end of the show, one quilter will receive the People’s Choice award. Visit the exhibit now through Aug. 21 and cast your vote.
In 1956, archaeologist Stan South conducted the first archaeological investigations at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site and established his credentials as a pioneer in the field.
His newly published book, “Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick,” is now available from the Historical Publications Section of the Office of Archives and History in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncculture.com).
The Brunswick County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, NC-170 will celebrate its first full year of operations in August.
During this period the new squadron’s all volunteer membership has grown to 22 senior members and nine cadets, many of whom have participated in training for search and rescue operations, first aid, CPR, urban direction finding, airborne scanning, cadet orientation flights and pilot qualification exercises.
Brunswick County resident Frank Williams, president of Pioneer Strategies Inc., facilitated a public relations workshop recently at the N.C. Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ inaugural conference in Raleigh.
Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash will host Wilmington musician Jim Quick as he presents “Inside the Song: the Making of Music” at its monthly Creative Exchange event from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11.
There is a $5 fee and, due to limited seating, reservations are required.
The Democratic Party will kick off the last 100 days to the November election with a free old-fashioned family style picnic and political rally between 3-6 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at Brunswick County Democratic Party Headquarters, 1420 Old Ocean Highway across from Brunswick Community College.
All citizens are invited to attend regardless of party affiliation. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and sodas. Eric Hunn and the Ambassadors of Dixieland will provide music.