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Today's Features

  • Traditionally in the northern hemisphere, the week of prayer is celebrated Jan. 18-25 and is sandwiched between the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul. It also encompasses a time of remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Day of Prayer for the Unborn. According to the World Council of Churches, “At least once a year, Christians are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples that ‘they may be one so that the world may believe.’ “

  • There is no humdrum in life. Can you, do you, believe it?

    There is no same ol’, same ol’, even if we try to make it so.

    These are not the words mouthed by a deranged individual person. They are not the rantings of a Pollyanna person living in denial or avoidance of reality.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents three special “V-Day” performances of the award-winning play “The Vagina Monologues.”

    Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at the BLT theater at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    “The Vagina Monologues” gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls. With creativity and determination, V-activists worldwide work to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery.

  • In 1967, a little-known vocal group called the 5th Dimension recorded the song “Up, Up and Away,” catapulting them to instant stardom.

    Countless magazine covers, world tours and several Grammys later, The 5th Dimension is recognized as one of the most prolific soul and R&B groups in musical history.

    They’re also still going strong and touring, including a show stop at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College, 50 College Road in Bolivia.

  • Get acquainted with local businesses all in one place at the Brunsco Has It Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Shallotte Middle School, 225 Village Road in Shallotte.

    Admission is free. The first 200 entrants will receive a Shop Small bag containing coupons and other goodies (one per family).

    The expo is described by chamber member engagement director Robyn Beliveau as a great event for local residents who are looking for personal, home and professional services.

  • Silver Coast Winery at 6680 Barbeque Road is raising its many glasses to the Chinese New Year with a celebration 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

    The cost is $5 person, which includes appetizers, giveaways and discounts. 

    Seating is limited to 40 people.

    Reservations are required by calling 287-2800.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre’s first season of Open Mic Poetry Reading was so successful another season begins Friday, Feb. 1.

    All are invited to bring their original poetry to read to other poets and poetry lovers.  Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. The readings begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 1B, the first building behind the main building at 8068 River Road in Southport.

    The session will end when all the poets have had a turn. Those who prefer to come and listen are welcome.

  • The Brunswick Community College Foundation serves up its third annual Bella Italia fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at 101 Stone Chimney Place in Supply.

    Highlights include interactive tastings of fine wines and delicious Italian food prepared by Angelo’s Bistro.

    As the event gets under way, guests will be greeted at the door with a glass of bubbly and ushered into the main ballroom for a culinary experience unlike any outside the cobbled streets of Palermo itself.

  • ATMC is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Connections and Smart Connections Grant Programs. This year, $35,000 in Community Connections grant funds will be awarded to nonprofits serving Brunswick County and $35,000 in Smart Connections funds will be given to educators in Brunswick County and areas of Columbus County served by ATMC.