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Today's Features

  • The Coastal Shag Club has announced its 2011 board members. They are Gary Sellers, president; Pat Boyd, vice resident; Joan Wurtz, treasurer; Pam Bruno, secretary; Mike Rogers, sergeant at arms; and board members Marc Meyer, Walt Luniewski, Claire Cozzi, Susan Eason and Sandy Keck.

    For more information on the Coastal Shag Club visit www.coastalshagclub.org.

  • The Carolina Shores Garden Club will have its annual scholarship luncheon and card party from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at Ocean Gardens Buffet in N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    This year’s theme is “Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue.” There will be an extended buffet as well as a gift table.

    Tickets are $17 each with all proceeds going to scholarships for West Brunswick High School students. For tickets, call Elaine Southard at 575-0536.

  • Poetry Revisited is a newly organized monthly group for those who write, read and listen to poetry. The intention of this group is to afford poets and would-be poets an opportunity to read their work to others, as well as to enable those with a less-than-positive impression of poetry to experience the reading and hearing of poems from a different angle. 

    An introductory gathering is planned at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte from 3-4:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the library meeting room.

  • The Holden Beach Beautification Club will meet at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the Holden Beach Chapel. The speaker will be Sara Over of the Brunswick County Nature Conservancy. Hostesses for the event will be Lindy Collison, Ann Landis, Bennis Hall, Jane Decker and Carol Burnside.

  • The Southwest Brunswick Newcomers Club (SWBNC) will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Feb. 10, in the fellowship hall of the Shallotte Presbyterian Church in Shallotte. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for new members to join and to sign up for scheduled recurring activities and special planned events.

    The featured guest speaker will be Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis, whose district includes Brunswick County. She will discuss the North Carolina judiciary system as well as local initiatives she has instituted within the legal system. 

  • The North Strand Sail and Power Squadron of Little River, S.C., hosted its annual Change of Watch dinner meeting recently at The Surf Golf and Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

  • Bonaparte Church plans free lunch

    Bonaparte Baptist Church, 9031 Shady Forest Drive in Calabash, is offering a free lunch at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Bring your valentine and join in for fellowship.

    Church plans gospel jubilee

    Trinity Baptist Church, 883 Holden Beach Road in Shallotte, will host a Brunswick gospel jubilee at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, featuring gospel singers from near and far singing for Jesus. For more details, call Bill Hill at 209-4927.

    Church to have music on Feb. 6

  • It began as a cyberspace affirmation. I received an e-mail indicating a desire to make contact and a request for me to review some writing. All this emanated from the sender’s reading my Beacon columns. Without doubt, I was pleased and honored. The date to meet was arranged. Little did I know that I was going to be gifted with a wonderful surprise.

  • Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.

    Monday, Feb. 7

    Fried chicken filet/gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple juice, banana pudding, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.

    Tuesday, Feb. 8

    Sliced roast beef au jus, brown rice, vegetable blend, orange juice, Jell-O, white bread/margarine, beverage.

    Wednesday, Feb. 9

    Stuffed cabbage roll, field peas, peaches, brownie, whole-wheat bread/margarine, beverage.

    Thursday, Feb. 10

  • Brunswick County 4-H needs help identifying adults who want to spend a few hours each month with youth learning about robotics in a 4-H club setting in the Southport/Oak Island area. The current club leaders are unable to continue serving, but there is still a lot of interest among members to carry on the club.

    Robotics provides hands-on experiences in designing, programming and building robots using Lego MindStorms Robotics kits and RoboLab software. The club won second place in robot design at the Robotics Kickoff competition this year.