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  • 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.

  • Easter was originally called Pascha after the Hebrew word for Passover, a Jewish festival that happens at this time of year.
    The date for Easter is determined by the lunar calendar. For most of us, the first Easter food to come to mind is probably colored hard-boiled eggs.
    It seems the practice of hiding eggs, and the Easter Bunny, came from the Germans. Popularized by a German children’s book published in the 1600s, a bunny laid colored eggs in the garden for children to find.

  • Thursday, March 28
    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.

  • Camp UMC sets yard, bake sale
    The ladies of Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte are clearing closets and cupboards in preparation for their annual spring yard and bake sale from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the church fellowship hall at 4807 Main St. in Shallotte.
    “We will be offering consignment-quality goods,” said Margaret Hardin, one of the organizers.
    The bake sale will feature cakes, pies and cookies, as well as homemade jams, jellies, pickles, granola and more.

  • Over the past six weeks, we have been led, step-by-step, into the desert time of Lent.
    We began with Ash Wednesday’s clarion call to repent, to change our mindset, to change our hearts, to turn and return to God. The transformation calls us to be prophetic people. It allows us to ask inappropriate questions, to ask for God’s help and know that God is here with us.

  • Class on living with osteoporosis
    Anyone who knows someone who has broken a bone due to osteoporosis understands the pain and potential disability caused by this disease. Characterized by fragile bones, osteoporosis is a major public health problem. Nearly half of all women, and a quarter of all men older than 50, will break a bone because of osteoporosis.