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Kure Beach Community Center for May 2012

Kure Beach Community Center Garden Lecture Series May 5th

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a. m., Kure Beach Community Center will host the third in an ongoing series of educational lectures by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Speakers Bureau Programs. Speakers from the Extension's Master Gardeners program will address a variety of plant-related topics and information to participants, which can help average homeowners manage their landscapes. The Center's third presentation is "Gardening with Native Plants in the Cape Fear Region." This presentation addresses the question: "A myriad of different plants grow well in this area of the country, so why prefer natives over imports?" It describes the benefits of using native plant varieties and basics of creating a native habitat in your own yard that many species of birds and butterflies will be drawn to. Also included is an illustrated gallery of native species of trees, shrubs, vines and perennials for the gardener's consideration when going native.
The lectures are presented by using PowerPoint slides with many colorful pictures and provide an entertaining topic overview with enough technical detail to be helpful, yet not overwhelming. The Kure Beach Community Center is located at 118 North 3rd Avenue in Kure Beach. For additional information, call the Center's Message Line at 910-450-8944 and calls will be returned. A $5.00 donation would be appreciated to help defray costs.
The Public is welcome.

Beach Protection Committee Looking for Volunteers to Plant Sea Oats May 5th at 1PM

The Beach Protection Committee is looking for extra volunteers to help the committee plant Sea Oats on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 1:00pm. Everyone will meet at 1800 Sand Dollar Court (across the street from the Ocean Dunes Recreation Center), and then we’ll begin planting the oats on the new dunes located at the south end of Kure Beach near Ocean Dunes. There are 5,000 sea oats that need to be planted and fertilized, so the more volunteers we can get the faster it will go. Please bring a shovel or small scoop and dress appropriately for work and comfort. Thank you for helping us to protect our beach.

Kure Beach Parks & Recreation Yoga Classes Begin May 9th

Parks & Recreation has announced that Vinyasa Yoga Flow classes will be held at the Kure Beach Community Center. The 10-week session will take place from May 9 through July 25. The class instructor Jennifer Fenton, RYT, is Yoga Alliance Certified. The session costs $65 per person, and classes will be held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 pm. No class will be held on May 16 or July 4. To pre-register, contact Jennifer at 910-471-4868, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also, fill out a Parks & Recreation registration form and bring it along with your payment of $65 to the first class. Checks should be made payable to Town of Kure Beach. You will also need to bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle to each class.

Tennis Events on June 2nd & 3rd

• Kids Tennis Carnival - On June 2nd from 10:30am- 12:30pm Parks & Recreation Tennis will have a FREE tennis carnival for kids aged 6-10 years old; perfect for the beginning tennis player! It will be held during the Kure Beach Summer SportsFest at the Joe Eakes Park tennis courts, located at 7th & K Avenues in Kure Beach. To register, go to If you need more information, contact Billie Fitzsimons at 910.200.4101, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• Men’s 8.0 Combo Tournament - On June 2nd & 3rd, beginning at 12:30 pm, Set-Up Events will hold a men’s 8.0 combo tournament during the Kure Beach Summer SportsFest. The event will be held at the Joe Eakes Park tennis courts. Registration is $25/player. Please sign up as an individual and note your partner’s name. Both partners MUST register. Register at Online registration closes on May 30th at 12:30 pm. USTA membership is NOT required. Matches will be best 2 out of 3 sets with 10-pt tie breaker in lieu of 3rd set. 1st round losers feed into consolidation draw. Draw will be posted by 5pm on May 31st. All ITF rules and regulations apply. If you need more information, contact Billie Fitzsimons at 910.200.4101, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Kure Beach Parks & Rec Classes

Information about Parks & Recreation classes can be found on the town’s website at Access the Parks & Recreation webpage under TOWN VENUES. Below, is basic information on classes:
• CHILDREN’S DANCE CLASSES (ages 7 to 14) – Wednesdays from 4-5pm for Classic Ballet and from 5-6pm for Jazz Dance at the Kure Beach Community Center. Cost is $40 per month. Call the instructor at 512-6607 for more information and to register.
• WATERCOLOR CLASSES BEGIN MARCH 14 - Ken Withrow, awarding winning artist and Kure Beach resident, is offering watercolor classes at the Kure Beach Community xCenter beginning Wednesday, March 14. Beginner class is held from 9:30-11:30 am and Intermediate class is held from 12:30-2:30 pm.
The 4-week sessions cost $30 per person. Register and pay at the first class. A list of supplies needed for these classes is available on this website under “Town Venues>Parks & Rec>Watercolor Class,” or you can obtain the list at Town Hall.
• OPERATIONS MEDICINE DROP “TAKE BACK” EVENT ON MARCH 24 - Prescription poisoning is on the rise in North Carolina. Operation Medicine Drop's "Take Back" event helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters. Please bring any prescription or over-the-counter medicines that you are no longer using or that have expired to the Kure Beach Police Department on Saturday, March 24 between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm. For questions visit or call Lt. Everhart at the KBPD, 910-458-7586.
• TENNIS LESSONS – Youth and Adult tennis lessons are held on Mondays & Tuesdays for 5-week sessions. Town Hall is no longer accepting pre-registrations. You must access to see lesson start dates and times and to register online. Payment is due at the first lesson. For questions not answered on the website, call the instructor at 200-4101. Kure Beach Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meets at Kure Beach Town Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. Meetings are open to the public and all interested persons are encouraged to attend.

Kure Beach Community Center 2012 Dance and Event Schedules

Weekly Activities:
EXERCISE: Tuesday from 9-10 AM October-May
Fee is $1.00 per person. No registration-Just show up!
LINE DANCE: Thursday from 10-11 AM September-May
Fee is $1.00 per person. No registration-Just show up!
AIKIDO: Tuesday and Thursday. Children 6-7 PM and
Adults 7-9 PM. Fee involved. Call (910)343-3413 for more information.
Monthly Dances:
Social Dances with Tony and Diane
3rd Saturday of the month, September-October and January-April
7:30-10 PM   $8.00 pp or $15/couple
Also, a Fall Dance each September, TBA
The Kure Beach Community Center Committee meets every month on the second Tuesday at 10:00 AM, (excluding Nov & Dec). All Residents of Kure Beach are welcome to attend. We would love to have your input! Also, the Community Center is available to rent for your special event. Call 458-8944 and leave a message. Someone will return your call promptly.