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Today's Features

  • The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce hosts JumpStart, a speed networking program done the chamber way, at 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at Planet Fun/Starz Grille in Shallotte.
    Speed networking programs are showing up all around the world. These events tend to be a fun, exciting and effective way to make a lot of initial connections in a very different environment from the standard business networking meetings.

  • Stagestruck Players, the youth division of Brunswick Little Theatre, will present the musical “Fabulous Fable Factory,” by Thomas Tierny, with music by Joseph Robinette and directed by Stagestruck Players founder Debbie Skillman.
    Sponsored in part by a community grant from ATMC, the musical will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 20 at Playhouse 211, 4320 Southport-Supply Road SE (N.C. 211), across from BEMC.

  • The next meeting for NARFE Intracoastal will be at noon, Oct. 4, at the Calabash Elks Lodge, 937 Carter St. in Calabash. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. All federal retirees are urged to attend to find out what is happening to your retirement benefits.
     

  • The Navy Seabee Veterans of America have established a new Seabee Island in Brunswick County: Island X 5 Cape Fear.
    If you are an active Navy Seabee or have ever served with a Seabee Battalion and would like to join this new Island, the next meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the VFW Hall on Village Road in Leland, about two miles west of U.S. 17 on the left.
    For more information, contact William Sraver Jr. at bsraver@atmc.net or Dennis Ruocco at gulfport67@gmail.com.
     

  • America’s Boating Course is a day-and-a-half class that meets the North and South Carolina certification requirements and teaches basic boat handling, how to be prepared and prevent problems and how to deal with the unexpected when it arises.

  • The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport, 204 E. Moore St., is part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. This state agency has the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Fall events include:

  • Ingram Planetarium presents laser music shows in its spectacular high-definition Sky Theater. These popular and entertaining shows feature colorful laser images displayed on the theater’s dome ceiling and are accompanied by loud music in a surround-sound environment. If you have never been to a laser music show, this is your opportunity to try one out. If you have been to one, then you will want to come back for an encore performance.

  • CALABASH—It’s a corner nook, just waiting for browsers to come and discover delights that await within.

    One of them is All About the Carolinas, a shop tucked away inside the Low Country Stores complex where browsers can find an array of items made in the Carolinas.

    Shop owner Sally Pennington says she’s trying to feature items made exclusively in North or South Carolina.

    “I thought it would be a real challenge to find things, but no,” says Pennington, tending to gift baskets behind the counter of her boutique.

  • Church plans fundraiser
    New Life Baptist Church, 5420 Ocean Hwy. E. in Winnabow, will have a barbecue chicken/pork chop fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.
    Barbecue chicken and pork chops plates will include green beans or baked beans, potato salad, roll and dessert.
    Spaghetti dinner set for Sept. 24
    Calabash Presbyterian Church will have its fifth annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the fellowship hall.

  • Life is an exercise in learning if it is anything at all. Certainly, Hubby Dear and I have had ample opportunity to experience it, especially during the past two years or more. Food arrived when we least expected and most needed it. Company came to visit and lift our spirits. Cards galore, including birthday greetings and well wishes both comic and otherwise, were lovingly read and placed within sight and smiling review.