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Today's Features

  • Ongoing through Sept. 18

    Jim Comer art exhibit, Sunset River Martketplace, Calabash. For hours and more information, visit www.sunsetrivermarketplace or call 575-5999.

    Sept. 2

    7-9 p.m., The Spare Change Band, Summerfest in the Garden, Rourk Gardens, Main Street, Shallotte. Free. Rain cancels. For more information, visit www.brunswickcountync.gov.

    Sept. 3

  • The following books are now available at Rourk Branch Library in Shallotte. Reviews are courtesy of Friends of the Library.

    NON-FICTION

    “Hollywood” by Larry McMurtry. McMurtry fans and Hollywood hopefuls alike will find much to cherish in these pages, as McMurtry illuminates life behind the scenes in America’s dream factory.

    FICTION

    “Burn” by Nevada Barr. A new and exciting Anna Pigeon novel.

  • Sunset River Marketplace’s Creative Exchange series continues in 2010 with Kathy Cody, owner of Calabash Garden Tea Room. Her presentation last year, “The Art of Tablescaping,” was so well received she is back by popular demand, organizers said.

    This year’s presentation will be from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Cost of the event is $5 and includes lunch. RSVPs are required due to limited seating.

  • Museum of Coastal Carolina Family Programs Fall and Holiday 2010 Fall Schedule: Sept. 10-Dec. 18, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Holiday Schedule open: Dec 21-23 and 28-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

    All day admission is $8 adults, $6 senior adults and students, $4 preschool, and age 2 and younger admitted free. Programs included with admission.

    Family Programs 

    Arrive and pay museum admission before the programs start. Late arrivals may not be admitted.

  • Wealth is an elusive reality. Typically, we think of folks with mega millions disclosed in a variety of homes, yachts, lavish vacations and lifestyles that defy description. We may also conjure images of Bill Gates or Warren Buffett and others of their ilk. More familiarly, the names of local philanthropists emerge, both with a smile and a tiny bit of envy or even rancor. 

  • Sea Trail Garden Club and Dillard’s of Coastal Grand Mall in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., will host its annual fashion show, charity auction and luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the Sea Trail Conference Center in Sunset Beach to benefit local charities.

    Doors open at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 for reserved seating only. Checks should be made payable to Sea Trail Garden Club and are due by Sept. 15. Mail checks to: Ellen Belford, 212 Crooked Gulley Circle, Sunset Beach, NC 28468.

    For more information, call Ellen at 579-2629 or Diane Robbins at 575-1810.

  • District attorney Rex Gore introduced Allison Brown to the South Brunswick Islands Rotarians at the club’s meeting Aug. 13.

    Brown is a rising sophomore at West Brunswick High School where she participates in honors classes and plans to take Advanced Placement Classes. She has been a member of the basketball, cross country and track teams while maintaining a 4.3 GPA.

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  • Justin Simmons, son of Cleveland and Sybil Simmons of Supply, and Elizabeth Mintz, daughter of Ray and Cheryl Mintz of Leland, were accepted to attend the 2010 North Carolina State University Poultry Science Summer Institute during the first week of August.

    The four-day, four-night annual conference is “designed to broaden high school students’ understanding of the educational disciplines, scholarship opportunities, careers and industries related to poultry science.”  

  • It is an excellent idea to invite many friends into your garden, especially the ugly ones like toads, assassins, wasps, stinkbugs, spiders and dragonflies. Each of these amazing friends in your garden helps keep your plants healthy and happy.