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Cape Fear Museum News: Calling All Mad Scientists

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WILMINGTON, N.C. – This fall Cape Fear Museum has Halloween down to a science, providing children and adults with an educational, fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. Science Spooktacular offers interactive activities and games for “mad scientists” of all ages on Saturday, October 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Uncover the scientific principles behind “spooky” and mysterious events through hands-on activities stations throughout the Museum, such as:
Wearing your lab coat and safety goggles (provided), venture into the Mad Lab where you’ll meet the mad scientist and create rings of fog and mini lava lamps. Make an exploding rocket and crunch on a cricket.
Create wind with the National Weather Service and use it to blow things around. Explore bodily functions such as the bones in your hands and the mucus in your nose. Dissect a cow’s eye and see how the human eye works. Join UNC Wilmington’s Center for Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (CESTEM) in the Little Shop of Physics to experiment with a magic pendulum, space phones and much more! Go Arithmetic or Treating with Cape Fear Community College Math Club. Make Oobleck dance and create a pet monster. Create frozen shadows, examine artifacts from our creepy collections or settle in with a not-so-spooky story with New Hanover County Public Library. Remember, it’s not spooky, it’s science! Admission is $3.00 for Museum members; $6.00 for non-members. Anyone who buys or renews a Museum membership that evening gets in free. Science Spooktacular is sponsored by Time Warner Cable’s Connect A Million Minds initiative. For more information about science activities in your town, visit connect Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a New Hanover County Dept. is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; September - May. General admission is $7 for adults.

Museum Welcomes New Staff Member Cindy Anzalotti

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is pleased to welcome Cindy Anzalotti as its development coordinator. A Massachusetts native, Anzalotti has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, grant writing, donor relationship management and annual fund management.
She attended Fulton Montgomery Community College and Eastern Connecticut State College. Anzalotti has held a variety of positions including, most recently, the society development director for the American Heart Association’s Triangle Heart Ball. At the Springfield Performing Arts Corporation, she served as the development director, general manager and president and CEO. In her tenure, Anzalotti reversed declining financial performance, reduced operating expenses, established a well-funded endowment and delivered high quality programming to the community.
 In her new role at Cape Fear Museum, Anzalotti will foster strong working relationships with businesses in the area; educate and inform the community on the vital importance of the Museum and its economic impact; strengthen the philanthropic support of the Museum and work collaboratively with other non-profits to achieve Museum goals.
 She is most excited about seeking resources to keep Cape Fear Museum current with technology and hands-on learning opportunities, to continue outreach programs that enhance the quality of education of hundreds of New Hanover School children each year, to fund traveling exhibits and to collect, preserve and interpret objects related to the history, science and cultures of the Lower Cape Fear Region.
 Anzalotti states “I’m enjoying being part of a team that makes a difference.  A museum educates, stimulates, entertains and is a valuable resource to any community. Cape Fear is a gem in the Lower Cape Fear region.”