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  • Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians, aka Harpeth Rising, playing original music as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe.

    Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize.

  • Come catch Greenlands Farm’s first class of 2017 and enjoy learning the craft of making a great cupcake from Heather, the farm’s master baker who has been craft baking since 1972.

    The Craft of Baking & Wine unfolds from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the family farm at 668 Midway Road in Bolivia.

  •  Itchy dogs pose one of the most frustrating clinical challenges for veterinarians and worrisome conditions for pet parents. Seasonal allergies, or atopic dermatitis, affect an estimated 10 percent of all dogs. While the exact cause is unknown, genetics are thought to play a major role in determining if your dog suffers from recurrent itching and scratching. A novel, non-pharmaceutical pruritus treatment has been approved in the U.S., promising to relieve itching in millions of dogs.

  •  By Linda Arnold

    In these times of uncertainty, you may find yourself doubting a lot of things.

    Let’s face it. In many cases, foundations have been rocked. If you find you’re more unsure lately, I’d say that’s a normal reaction. If that sense of wavering continues for too long, however, you may want to take stock.

  •  By John Nelson

    Quick, all you vexillologists: What do Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico, Norfolk Island and Turks and Caisos Island all have in common? This is too easy. They all nations whose flags prominently feature a plant. This week, we are focusing on the flag of Lebanon, which prominently features a tree, and more specifically, a cedar; and even more specifically, a “true” cedar.

  •  By John Nelson

    Quick, all you vexillologists: What do Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Mexico, Norfolk Island and Turks and Caisos Island all have in common? This is too easy. They all nations whose flags prominently feature a plant. This week, we are focusing on the flag of Lebanon, which prominently features a tree, and more specifically, a cedar; and even more specifically, a “true” cedar.

  • Silver Coast Winery is offering a delightful Wine & Chocolate Pairings celebrating Valentine's Day with your sweetie or Singles Awareness Day with your friends.  Reservations are currently being accepted at both locations, Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road, Ocean Isle Beach, on Sunday, Feb. 12, or Silver Coast Winery Tasting and Tap Room at 105 S. Howe St. in Southport on Saturday, Feb. 18.

    They are featuring six Silver Coast award-winning wines paired with six renowned See’s Candies, which were featured on Celebrity Apprentice.

  • Celebrate Brunswick County’s Black History at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. in Southport, with the following events scheduled Feb. 10-12. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

    Friday, Feb. 10

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Harriet Tubman-Underground Rail Road and Civil War Times.” Carolyn Evans is featured with the Battery “B” 2nd United States Colored Light Artillery Regiment re-enactors. Evans, portraying Harriet Tubman, is an accomplished actress, dancer, educator, storyteller, motivational speaker and author.

  •  Dogs may remember more than we thought, at least according to a recent Hungarian study. Comparative psychologist Claudia Fugazza used an umbrella and a corps of canines to determine if dogs could “see it, do it, remember it.” Fugazza’s research concluded dogs may remember our actions up an hour later, having significant implications on how we train and understand dogs.

     

  •  By Linda Arnold

     

    “Just this once.” “It won’t really matter. I can start next week.”

     

    Sound familiar? If so, you’re in good company — as part of a big group who think those little choices in life don’t count for much.

     

  • 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.