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Today's Features

  • These past couple of weeks I’ve had the opportunity to speak for the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less class sponsored by the Brunswick County office of the N.C. Cooperative Extension. This is a series of classes held at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center at Brunswick Community College. The goal of these classes is just what the name suggests—to learn how you can eat smart, move more and weigh less.

  • Church to sing April 7
    Oak Grove Baptist Church will have a special singing service at 6 p.m., April 7, at the church on Holden Beach Road.
    The Joyful Sound from Loris, S.C., will be singing. Everyone is invited. For information call Richard Hewett at 754-6492.

  • Years ago, by way of the Homestead Act of 1862, white Americans established themselves as landowners, sadly at the price of denying the Native Americans who were already occupying the territory.
    The movement began with a misconception. The free land was truly not totally free, either in terms of finances or morality. There would be enough to make this venture a material success for pioneering families. Bounty was the promise—and the expectation. Neither one was a reality.

  • Families to play giant Chutes & Ladders game
    Giant fun is headed to Brunswick County. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, parents and kids will be coming together at Kids Day in the Park for a life-sized Chutes & Ladders game to spread the word that giving our kids a good start is not a game.
    MomsRising, The First 2,000 Days Campaign, and Smart Start of Brunswick County are hosting the game to remind our community and leaders that investing in kids means investing in N.C.’s future.

  • Stuffed grape leaves are a common Greek dish, usually served as an appetizer before a main course.
    Also called dolmathes (dol-MAH-thes), they are filled largely with minced lamb, a bit of rice and touches of crushed mint, fennel or parsley leaves, dill, garlic, pine nuts or currants.
    They are served hot, sometimes with a chicken broth and lemon-based sauce called avgolemono, or cold with just a touch of olive oil.

  • Thursday, April 4
    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.
    MahJong, 10 a.m., Boiling Spring Lakes Community Center, free. For more information, call 845-3693.
    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.

  • 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.

    By Maria Gontaruk

  • SHALLOTTE—It’s time to show off your classic car and help raise money for cancer research.

    All classic-car enthusiasts are invited to participate in the second annual Cruising for a Cure car show fundraiser in Shallotte on Saturday, April 6. The car show has something for everyone and is a family event filled with fun activities all day.

    The car show begins at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Planet Fun in Shallotte. Cars may be registered in advance or at the start of the event. Cars must be from 1987 or earlier.

  • SOUTHPORT—The Sea Notes Choral Society is fine-tuning its upcoming spring concert, “We Got Rhythm!”

    Brunswick County’s largest, 35-year-old choral group will present performances at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College. A reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the auditorium lobby precedes Saturday’s concert.

    One unique thing about Sea Notes’ concerts is admission is free, but seating is reserved.

  • The Boiling Spring Lakes Garden Club will be hosting a garden tour, “From Butterflies to Bogs,” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6.
    All proceeds will benefit the planned BSL children’s playground. Tickets are available at the BSL Community Center and Southport Chamber of Commerce, or call 845-0608.
    The garden tour will include garden clubs’ gardens, as well as private gardens. Included will be the garden club’s award-winning butterfly garden and its newest addition, the bog garden.