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.
The U.S. Coast Guard Station–Oak Island is gearing up for its fifth annual Station Oak Island Safety Day and Expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 5. There is no admission, parking is free and close by.
There will be exhibits by Southport, Oak Island, Caswell Beach Police, fire and EMS departments plus N.C. Fish and Wildlife officers and Brunswick County Sheriff’s office and its new helicopter. U.S. Coast Guard LifeFlyte and Sable helicopters will also be on display.
The following new books are available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.
“Americans In Paris” by Charles Glass. Tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation unfold through the eyes of the American citizens who lived through it all.
“I Am Ozzy” by John Michael Osbourne. He was just a working-class kid from Aston who quit his job in the factory and went looking for a good time; the story of Ozzy Osbourne.
The Sea Trail Convention Center will be filled with big band sound at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2, when the Brunswick Big Band returns to the area for a free concert.
In addition to featured vocalist and Sunset Beach resident Linda Ladrick, the Brunswick Concert Band will also be on the afternoon’s program.
Brunswick Big Band has performed at Sunset at Sunset for the last two years and the Party in the Yard in the summer of 2009.
The Camp Invention program is coming to Brunswick County Schools this summer.
A week of daytime excitement, children are immersed in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), history and the arts.
The Camp Invention program helps cultivate the ideas critical to STEM by encouraging exploration and curiosity during everyday activities so children understand science is everywhere.
The Ninja Firefly Monkeys team from the James C. School in Brunswick County won first place competing against 28 counties in the middle school division at the March 23 Coastal Envirothon event at Weyhaeuser’s Cool Springs Environmental Center in Craven County.
The Destinasia team of the James C. School finished second in Area 6 in the high school division. Joene Helms was the advisor for both teams.
The five main curricula of study included soils, aquatic ecology, forestry, wildlife and current environmental issues.