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Today's Features

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, Oct. 15
    Spaghetti/Italian meat sauce, blended vegetables, peaches, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Tuesday, Oct. 16
    Herb-roasted pork chop/gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, steamed cabbage, fresh apple, dinner roll, milk.
    Wednesday, Oct. 17
    Baked potato/cheese and chili sauce, green beans, fresh banana, whole-wheat bread, milk.
    Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Sunset River Marketplace, an art gallery in Calabash, will present an opportunity for collectors and art lovers to acquire art pieces by Wilmington artist Ann McCray.
    Ann McCray’s Studio Cleanout will take place at the gallery from Monday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Nov. 17, and will include a large selection of recent and earlier works by the artist.

  • Extra virgin olive oil is one of the few oils that we consume that doesn’t go through some type of chemical processing. Fresh- pressed olive oil can be eaten immediately, retaining its natural flavors, vitamins and minerals.
    Like a fine wine, each variety of olive oil must be evaluated through tasting and its acidity measured before bottling.

  • Thursday, Oct. 11
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Miller Gore reunion

  • An old-timey flavor will predominate Tuesday at Universal Healthcare of Brunswick in Bolivia.

    The healthcare facility at 1070 Old Ocean Highway is presenting “Let’s Go Back in Time” at the Oct. 16 event, with old-fashioned cars and tractors, corn-shucking and music by The Upstairs Gang.

    The event will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Towing a huge American flag, skydiver Jamie R. Lynn jumped from a plane high above Oak Island on Saturday.

    He followed another jumper, John Weldon, retired Army Sgt. First Class, Fayetteville.

    Lynn said his favorite events are any time he can put his training and skills to work honoring the nation’s veterans and soldiers, such as this recent jump on Saturday, Sept. 29, for The Warrior Ride during a Oak Island Community Sun and Fun bicycle event.

  • Saint Peter Needlers from Saint Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southport recently donated 10 large lap quilts they had knitted and crocheted for patients at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
    In 2007, the Needlers (Liz Villadsen, Irene Hennessey and Lois Beddard) began knitting and crocheting squares to make lap robes or lapghans for organizations that help others.

  • If you have always wanted to learn how to can but you’re not sure where to start, this is the class for you. Come learn from your local Cooperative Extension agent how to safely preserve food from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the New Hanover County Cooperative Extension, 6206 Oleander Drive in Wilmington.
    Learn canning basics and get some hands-on experience with the boiling water bath procedure. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited.

  • Seniors to meet Oct. 8
    Holden Beach Senior Citizens will meet at the Lockwood Folly Community Building on Stanbury Road at 6 p.m. Oct. 8. Bring food to complement the cookout.
    There will be prizes for bingo. For the meeting, be sure to bring cans for personal use, labels and points for Shallotte Middle School, stamps for missionaries overseas and coupons for veterans.
    Remember to bring non-perishable foods for a local food bank. Reservations will be taken for the trip to Templewood in Fayetteville on Oct. 19. Cost is $15 per person and includes a meal.