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  • Every Super Bowl weekend, soup aficionados can count on the SOUPer Bowl.

    The GFWC-South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club’s annual event to help feed the hungry in the local community heats up again from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at Shallotte Presbyterian Church at 5070 M.H. Rourk Drive in Shallotte.

    For a $20 ticket for this annual Empty Bowls Projects, you get a choice of hot soup with bread and dessert, along with a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl handcrafted by a local potter.

  • February is a sweet time for children and parents and adult role models alike to celebrate their special relationships.

    Holden Beach Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance

    Holden Beach Parks & Recreation is having its third Father-Daughter, Mother-Son Dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Holden Beach Town Hall Public Assembly at 110 Rothschild St. in Holden Beach.

  • By John Nelson

    I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles.

                                                    — Cole Porter

     

  • The Coastal Harmonizers are once again taking reservations to “serenade your sweetheart” for Valentine’s Day live and in person in and around Brunswick County.

    The cost is $40 per serenade and personal call, which includes two songs, a rose and a card for your loved one.

    To arrange this at a location of customer’s choosing, call Jerry Dellinger at (910) 754-5102.

  •    Meets: 6 p.m. fourth Mondays of the month at Planet Fun, 349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte

    Go to gfwcsbi.org or email drtammy@atmc.net

    Self-improvement through citizenship and community service are the main objectives of the South Brunswick Islands Woman’s Club.

    Organized in 1988 and chartered in 1989, membership of the Shallotte-based club has grown from 16 charter members to more than 50 in 2017.

  • It’s a sure bet every January.

    For the past dozen years, the Shallotte Rotary Club has been on a roll with its annual fundraiser, scheduled this year from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at a new location — Planet Fun at 349 Whiteville Road in Shallotte.

    With its festive array of food and Vegas-style games, this year’s 12th annual gambler’s delight once again promises to be a sell-out with games including black jack, craps, roulette, Texas hold ‘em and horse races.

  •   “We live in an approval-addicted society.”

     

    By Linda Arnold

               

    Do you worry too much about what other people think? 

    Before you make a decision, do you run multiple scenarios through your head — to gauge how others will react?

    Is your happiness dependent on others liking and approving of you?

  • By John Nelson
    Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, 
Take him and cut him out in little stars, 
And he will make the face of heaven so fine 
That all the world will be in love with night 
And pay no worship to the garish sun.

                            Romeo & Juliet Act 3, Scene 2

     

  • Chicago tribute band Beginnings appropriately kicks off and continues the ongoing BCCOWA concert series for 2017 on the main stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday night, Jan. 26.

    In the fall of 2002 Beginnings was born out of the love and respect for the music of one of the greatest American rock bands of all time — Chicago.

  •  Nothing says “Welcome Home!” like the waggle of a dog’s tail. Tail wagging is synonymous with friendliness and love, contentment and delight. But is this long-standing association myth or fact? Leave it to sour scientists to spoil everyone’s happy hindquarters. Research suggests there’s more than smiles when your pup parades its rump. Here are five fast facts to help you better understand why dogs wag their tails and what those wiggles are trying to tell you.

     

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    By Linda Arnold

     

    I need to get organized. I need to exercise more. Why can’t I stick with my goals?

    If you find similar thoughts swirling in your head, you’re not alone. Whatever the category is, the feedback loop is the same. You know certain things are good for you, yet you resist them.

    Here we are in the middle of January — the time for most New Year’s resolution breakdowns. 

     

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    By John Nelson

    Our first botany field trip of the new semester! The other day my class and I trooped out to beautiful Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, not too far from downtown Edmund, S.C. Here’s one the permanent residents of the area.        

  • The Kiwanis Club of Southport/Oak Island will present a special performance by jazz guitarist Frank Vignola on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at St. James Community Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

    Vignola has performed here before. His virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops and guitar legend Les Paul. His dynamic genre-spanning music has brought him to 14 countries on three continents.

  • It’s a painting party to aid animals, and you’re invited.

    Volunteers are staging another Painting Party “FUNdraiser” to help homeless animals at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21.

    The event will take place at Next Generation Canvas and Cocktails, 30 Shamrock Drive, Sunset Beach. Tickets are $35, with a portion of proceeds going to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services.

    Highlights include door prizes and a silent auction, along with an evening of entertaining art instruction.

  • Meeting times: 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., 795 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) in Supply, four miles northeast of Shallotte. Contact: John Hall at 393-0044 or john.hallpmp@gmail.com. Club website: http://1592761.toastmastersclubs.org.

    Anyone who has ever wanted to conquer the fear of public speaking may find just what they are looking for in the Brunswick County Toastmasters Club.

  • They’re grown men with a lifelong passion for model trains.

    Now that many of them have retired to Brunswick County, they’ve teamed up to share their hobby with fellow aficionados through their membership in the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last October.

  • Bluegrass pros Kathy Davis and Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one-of-a-kind musical experience they’ll showcase at a free hour-long concert from 7:30 to 8:30 Friday night, Jan. 13, at Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., 3620 Express Drive in Shallotte.

    Admission is free. Donations of canned for BSRI are also being welcomed and accepted in lieu of the price of admission.

  •  By Linda Arnold

     

    Pop quiz: How often do you catch yourself saying these seven words:

    1.     Should

    2.     Hate

    3.     But

    4.     Try

    5.     Broke/poor

    6.     Yes (always)

    7.     Never

  •  By John Nelson