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  • Upcoming Memorial Day services will pay tribute to veterans and soldiers both past and present.

    The Calabash Memorial Day program, co-sponsored by the Calabash Fire Department and American Legion Post 503, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the new Calabash Community Park at Persimmon Road and Traders Lane. Sheriff John Ingram will be featured speaker.

  • LITTLE RIVER, S.C.—Get ready for crabs, crafters and crooners.

    The 32nd Annual Blue Crab Festival is set for this weekend just south of the border in Little River, S.C.

    Scheduled 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the award-winning festival traditionally showcases all-day entertainment and an array of food and arts-and-crafts booths lining the Little River waterfront the weekend after Mother’s Day.

    Other events at the “biker-friendly festival” include a children’s area and activities.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre is presenting an outdoor rendition of “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation,” a revue of British Invasion music from the 1960s.

    Times for the free performances are 8 p.m. May 17-19 and May 24-26 in Franklin Square Park, 130 E. West St. in downtown Southport.

    The program will include such favorites as Petula Clark’s version of “Downtown,” Dusty Springfield’s “Son of a Preacher Man,” The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” and The Moody Blues’ “Nights in White Satin.”

  • The South Brunswick Interchurch Council’s 10th annual spring concert will take place 3-5 p.m. Sunday, May 19, at Calabash Presbyterian Church at 8820 Old Georgetown Road between the coastal towns of Calabash and Sunset Beach.

    Church choirs, church groups and area talent will perform. Refreshments will be served.

    A love offering will be taken, and attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the South Brunswick Interchurch Council food pantry.

    For more information, call (910) 579-4684.

  • Members of the St. James Service Club are selling tickets for their Tiptoe Through The Tables event set for 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the St. James Community Center.

    This will be an open-house event (come and go as you please) that is open to the public. Participants have an opportunity to view 20 beautifully decorated, themed table settings, enjoy delicious homemade refreshments and bid on assorted raffle baskets

    This year’s event will be honoring mothers. Proceeds will go to benefit many Brunswick County charities.

  • Members of the St. James Service Club are selling tickets for their Tiptoe Through The Tables event set for 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the St. James Community Center.

    This will be an open-house event (come and go as you please) that is open to the public. Participants have an opportunity to view 20 beautifully decorated, themed table settings, enjoy delicious homemade refreshments and bid on assorted raffle baskets

    This year’s event will be honoring mothers. Proceeds will go to benefit many Brunswick County charities.

  • The Brunswick County Master Gardener Volunteer Association is having its second annual spring plant sale May 9-11 at the Brunswick County Government Center in Bolivia.

    Hundreds of colorful plants have been planted, and more shrubbery and trees will be brought in from local nurseries for this sale.

    Many plants will be suitable for Mother’s Day gifting. Wrapping and bows will also be available for a nominal fee.

    Sale hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

  • Not sure what to do for Mother’s Day?

    Local businesses are helping us to remember not to forget mom on her special day this coming Sunday, May 12.

    Assorted Mother’s Day offerings are available.

    Massage At The Beach at 7246 Beach Drive in Ocean Isle Beach is offering Mother’s Day gift certificates. For details, call massage therapist Judi Westcott at (910) 579-6004 or visit online at www.judiwestcottmassage.com.

  • Little River Band is scheduled to perform at the eighth annual Mayfest on Main festival this Saturday, May 11, in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The festival is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Main Street, between Hillside Drive and Ocean Boulevard. Highlights include live musical acts, street entertainers, arts-crafts and food vendors, a community stage and a children’s area.

  • The Old Bridge Preservation Society is celebrating spring with its first Strawberry and Wine Fest.

    The event is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 4, at Silver Coast Winery, 6680 Barbeque Road in the Grissettown area.

    The public is invited to bring a lawn chair and have fun in the sun while supporting the fundraiser.

  • It’s all about the animals at the Spring Festival of Fur scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Sunset Beach.

    The event takes place in Village Park on Queen Anne Street near Fibber McGee’s and Thistle and Ivy.

    There will be vendors, food, a silent auction, a police K-9 demonstration at 2 p.m., an adoption fair, and a Jimmy Buffett tribute from 1-3 p.m.

    Calabash veterinarian Ernie Ward will serve as master of ceremonies.

  • The Coastal Garden Club Flower Show is celebrating spring with a judged flower show this week.

    The Coastal Garden Club Flower Show, “On Broadway,” is 1-5 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the fellowship hall at Shallotte Presbyterian Church, 5070 Main St. in Shallotte.

    This event is a standard flower show, indicating it conforms to standards set by National Garden Clubs. Featured will be displays of horticultural specimens prepared especially for the show.

    The club hosts a flower show every odd calendar year.

  • Ever want to be part of the fire department family, but don’t care to run into burning buildings?

    The Calabash Fire Department is looking for a few good men and women to become members of its new auxiliary.

    The auxiliary will be an independent organization, providing direct support to firefighters as they strive toward their goal of zero property loss and zero lives lost.

    Members will help the department with fire safety and fire-prevention education, fundraising and special events.

  • Delicious wines and socializing put the fun in fundraiser at Wine Fest this Saturday night in Ocean Isle Beach.

    The Ocean Isle Beach Museum Foundation event takes place 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 27 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Proceeds benefit the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach.

    This year’s Wine Fest features wines from a local distributor, says museum marketing coordinator Susan Silk.

  • Get ready to bopple in Holden Beach.

    The beach town’s annual bopple race, when numbered apples are released into the Intracoastal Waterway to determine cash winners, will be part of this year’s Days at the Docks festivities Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28.

    Sponsored by the Greater Holden Beach Merchants Association, this year’s annual festival to kick off the spring season starts at 9 a.m. both days at the festival site under the Holden Beach bridge.

  • Does your pet need a rabies shot?

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services is sponsoring rabies clinics at seven veterinary clinics and the animal shelter this Saturday, April 20.

    The cost is $6 per dog or cat. No appointments are necessary. Per North Carolina law, all dogs and cats ages 4 months or older are required to be vaccinated against rabies, or owners face a $100 fine.

  • Bicyclists of all ages and abilities will be at the first Pedal the Beach to benefit a local food pantry.

    The inaugural event to help raise funds for the South Brunswick Interchurch Food Pantry and emergency aid programs starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Ocean Isle Beach Town Hall, 3 W. Third St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

    Short rides of 5 and 10 miles cost $20. Long rides of 30 and 60 miles cost $35. Children ages 16 and younger can participate for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • “Broadway’s Next H!t Musical” is the next hit musical coming to the stage of Odell Williamson Auditorium in Supply.

    Show times for the touring version of this award-winning comedy are 7:30 p.m. this Friday, April 19, on the Brunswick Community College stage and at 8 p.m. Saturday at Thalian Hall in Wilmington.

    The show originating from New York is unique for its improvisation that makes each performance different.

  • This North Carolinian of Note profile was produced by students in Dean Emeritus Richard Cole’s feature writing class in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The profiles were distributed by the North Carolina Press Foundation. For reprint information, contact sandynie@email.unc.edu.