Five visible planets are viewable at different times from early evening to early morning this month. In the early evening, three of the five naked eye planets are ready for your viewing pleasure. Two more naked eye planets appear in the wee hours of the morning.
Naked eye, if you are unfamiliar with the term, means you do not need any magnifying aids to see the planet. Here is the where and when of the visibility of the planets in the month of May.
The month of May is National Drug Treatment Court Month. In its honor, the Brunswick County Drug Treatment Court is hosting a basketball game.
The DTC team will challenge the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office in the second annual Celebrate Sobriety basketball game at 5:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatic Center at Brunswick Community College.
Enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment at this free event. Concessions and prizes will also be available. Any contributions are tax deductible and will benefit treatment programs.
Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues with Line Dancing with Calabash Flash and Babs from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.
Cost of the event is $5 per person and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.
Presented by Flash and Babs Ludwick, the workshop will demonstrate three popular line dances—the Cupid Shuffle, OD Glide and the Tush Push.
Franklin Square Gallery in Southport is calling for artists for its summer regional show, a juried exhibition June 21-July 17.
Fee is $30 for two pieces of art. Entry forms are due by June 4 and work must be submitted for judging between 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 18.
Two nationally known artists, both now working in North Carolina, will jury the show. The 2D judge is Vae Hamilton, known for her collages. The 3D judge is Dina Wilde-Ramsing, whose pottery is in collections throughout the state.
Carolinas Coastal Health PC (CCH), a family practice office in Leland, has announced the availability of its Medically Supervised Weight Management Program, the first of its kind in the Leland area.
Carolinas Coastal Health PC is a private practice family medicine group, in Leland at 1003 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 1-C, for the care of patients of all ages.
The Brunswick County Nature Park was recently opened to the public with picnic shelters, parking areas and a new canoe/kayak access, a new recreational site for those who enjoy the outdoors and the solitude of nature.
The Coastal Land Trust is planning to carry out some timber management at the park to open up the overgrown pine stands to create a pleasant visitor experience and to enhance habitat for wildlife.
The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“Every Day In Tuscany” by Frances Mayes. With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole, the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day, and a selection of favorite recipes, this is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.
“Deliver Us From Evil” by David Baldacci. A surprising, heart-stopping and timely thriller.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina will collaborate with Brunswick County tourism partners, Brunswick Town and Orton Plantation Gardens, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, as part of the museum’s lecture series and field trip.
Brunswick Town docent Jim McKee will talk about the role that Brunswick Town played during colonial times. The museum at Brunswick Town has a large collection of artifacts that represent the lifestyle of its inhabitants.