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Area Events Listings for February 5th, 2014

Pleasure Island Calendar of Events for 2013

• February 22 - 2014 Special Olympics Polar Plunge (341-5876)
• March 15 - 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo-Tide Run (910-368-9523)
• March 28-29 - Suncoast Cruiser “Back to the Beach” Car Show (910-707-0060)
• April 5 - Island Of Lights Fashion Show (910-617-5945)
• April 12 - 18th Annual Chowder Cook-Off (458-8434)
• April 26 - 7th Annual Kure Beach Annual Street Festival (910-458-8216)
• May 9 - 16th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament (910-368-7077)
• May 17-18 - 21st Annual Seaside Soccer Classic (910-392-0306)
• May 11 – Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122)
• June – August - Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910-458-8434)
• June – August - Weekly Fireworks on the Beach Every Thursday (910-458-8434)
• June – August - Free Summer Concerts 2nd & 4th Fridays (910-458-8434)
• June – August - Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910-458-8434)
• June 7 - 29th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434)
• June 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-458-8216)
• July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434)
• July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em‘ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374)
• August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962)
• September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910-352-0603)
• October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434)
• October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603)
• October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266)
• November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507)
• Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666)
• December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507)
• December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211)
• December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459)
• December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506)
• December 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach

For Chamber information please visit our website at  www.pleasureislandnc.org call us at 910-458-8434 or E-Mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

10th Annual Polar Plunge and 5K Run-N-Plunge to be held Feb 22nd

The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is coming back to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Saturday, February 22nd. The 5K Run-N-Plunge has returned with a later start time of 2:00pm, the certified course is open to all ages and skill levels. At 11am gates will open for the regular event where attendees will enjoy live music, a silent auction, costume contest and more! Plungers will start to line up at 3pm and start taking the plunge shortly afterwards. Proceeds for the event benefit New Hanover County’s Special Olympics Team. Their mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Their goal is for all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. The benefits of participation in Special Olympics for people with intellectual disabilities include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, a more positive self-image, friendships, and increased family support.  Special Olympics athletes carry these benefits with them into their daily lives at home, in the classroom, on the job, and in the community.  Families who participate become stronger as they learn a greater appreciation of their athlete's talents. Special Olympics believes that competition among those of equal abilities is the best way to test its athletes' skills, measure their progress and inspire them to grow.  Special Olympics believes that its program of sports training and competition helps our athletes become physically fit and grow mentally, socially, and spiritually.  Special Olympics believes that consistent training is required to develop sports skills.  The Spirit of Special Olympics-skill, courage, sharing and joy transcends boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, race or religion. For more information or to register for the 10th Annual Polar Plunge and 5K Run-N-Plunge visit plungenhc.com or call (910)341-7253.

10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run

The 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run is back again in Carolina Beach on March 15, 2014. Early race registration is currently open through March 1 for the 5K and 10K at www.lotiderun.org/. The cost to register early is $30 for the 5K/10K or $25 with a military or student ID. After March 1, the cost to register increases to $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register, so don’t hesitate, because this year's design will be a must have! A popular registration option is creating or joining a team, special awards are given for team spirit, size and fastest time. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to recipients selected by the volunteer board of directors to assist local cancer victims in financial need. On March 19, 2005, the first St. Patrick’s Lo-Tide Run was a wonderful success. Unfortunately, Steve lost his battle with cancer in May 2005, but this event lives on his name continuing to provide aid and financial support to area residents battling cancer. The recipients are New Hanover County residents diagnosed with cancer and are without medical insurance or in financial need. All donations are tax deductible. More than $53,000 was distributed directly to sixteen recipients from the proceeds of last year’s race. The impact in their lives of getting much needed financial help from their community is worth running for.
The 10th annual race would not be possible without the continued support of our amazing sponsors, the growing number of participants, and our loyal volunteers.

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society Up Coming Meetings

• Monday, February 17, 2014 Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Lori Sanderlin,  Curator of Education for NC Maritime Museum at Southport, whose academic interest is the history of women in the Cape Fear area, will talk about Death and Dying: Customs and Culture During the Civil War.
• Monday, March 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm.  Richard Neal, owner of the Frying Pan Light Tower will share some video clips and images of the facility over the years as well as during the current restoration.
 Monday April 21, 2014:  Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm Civil War historian, Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher:1861-1864. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Chris.
 Monday May 19, 2014:  Membership Meeting. 7:30-900 pm.  Daniel Norris, publisher and author, will talk about his new book on the iconic Boardwalk establishment, Britt’s.  Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel.
Monday June 17, 2014: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm  Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring  friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014 Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle  2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested.  Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  Call 910-458-0502 to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center,  1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach)

4th Annual Holland Hustle to be held Sunday, April 6th

Organizers of the Annual Holland Hustle ask you mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6th’s event.
The race will include a 5K run/walk event and 1.2 mile fun run with race proceeds benefiting Carolina Beach Elementary School Music, Technology and Physical Education programs in memory of CBES teachers Vickie Holland and Paula Holland. Together, the two dedicated sixty years to the school. In addition, a portion will go to help the Physical Education department.
For more updates on the Holland Hustle keep your eyes peeled to the Gazette!

Back to the Beach Classic Car Parade & Car Show March 28th for the Parade & Show 29th

The Sun Coast Cruisers are headed “Back to the Beach” for there Annual Car Show, Cruise-In and Parade.  Festivities will kick-off this Friday, March 28th with a Classic Car Parade beginning at the Carolina Beach Food Lion. The parade will start at 6:30pm and end at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Are in Kure Beach.
On Saturday March 29th the main event will take place.  Starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Center the Car Show will showcase all of the beautiful cars and give the owners a chance to win prizes.  Prizes will be given out to the top vehicles; dash plaques will be given out to 1st 150 and specialty awards will also be given.  In addition to all of the prizes given out to those who are in the car show there will also be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, Live music by the “Coco Loco Band” and door prizes available to everyone in attendance.  If you would like to find out more about the Sun Coast Cruisers Club and the Back to the Beach 2014 Car Show please visit them on the web at suncoastcruisers.com, facebook or give them a call at (910) 707-0060.

Cameron Art Museum News: February 2014 Calender

• MUSEUM HOURS - Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday Open Late 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. CAM Café hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday evening dinner, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Holiday closing for Museum and CAM Café: Dec. 24 & 25 and Jan. 1. NOTE: Cameron Art Museum online domain and email accounts will now be .org, so cameronartmuseum.org is the website address and all email will follow this same domain of .org beginning January 1, 2014. This reflects our ongoing non-profit designation.
• MUSEUM SCHOOL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS OPEN REGISTRATION NOW: www.cameronart museum.com/museumschool. Sign up for 6 week classes and/or 1 to 2-Day workshops in drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, art history, copper repousse and artistic journal keeping. Beginners are always welcome to sign up! For more information contact Keith Butler at 910.395.5999 ext. 1008.
• PUBLIC PROGRAMS:
- GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers - Sunday Dec. 29, 2013
- NEW! 1:30 pm Instruction for beginners and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Songbooks provided, beginners welcome! Free and open to the public, donations appreciated
- Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall - Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music. This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of an 1844 songbook called The Sacred Harp. Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe.  The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at fasola.org and this singing at http://bit.ly/WilmNCSacredHarp. Held in collaboration with WHQR.
 - JAZZ @ THE CAM Series - A concert series by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society (www.capefearjazzsociety.org) September 2013 – April 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
- 1st Thursday of each month - CAM, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall Individual: CAM/CFJS Members: $8.00 Non-members: $12.00 Students: $5.00 with valid ID The fourth season of the popular seven concert series offers a mixture of new and familiar musicians performing a range of jazz genres for your listening pleasure.  Purchase seats on CAM’s website: www.cameronartmuseum.org, by phone or at the door.
*Special 2nd Thursday date
MIDDAY RETREAT! HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Meet again beginning Wed., Jan. 8! Yoga and T’ai Chi at the Cameron Art Museum. Yoga: Thursday-Midday, noon to 1:00 pm, Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 pm.  T’ai Chi: Wednesday-Midday, noon to 1:00 pm - Join in a soothing retreat sure to charge you up while you relax in a beautiful, comfortable setting. These sessions are ongoing and are open to beginner and experienced participants. cameronartmuseum.org/healthyliving
 CAM CAFÉ - Come sample CAM Café’s new fall lunch menu of fresh and seasonal delights 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, Thursday Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sunday Brunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Stop by and enjoy drinks, appetizers, or a great meal. Every Thursday evening Chef Jessica Cabo creates specialty dishes with organic ingredients from NC farms. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Visit http://camcafe.org to see the new lunch offerings.
EXHIBITIONS at the CAM: Diane Landry: The Cadence of All Things On View thru January 12, 2014. Diane Landry (Canadian, b. 1958) is one of Canada's foremost installation artists: her work is exhibited throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. The artist employs everyday objects, sound, light and shadow in her evocative constructions. Her inspiration is the rhythms of the world. From Earth’s orbit around the sun providing cycle of seasons, to the planet’s rotation, creating the periodicity of day and night, to the very beat of the human heart, with systolic and diastolic movements of blood, existence is about the cadences of all things. Cadence includes work created 1992- 2013. CAM-organized with exhibition catalogue.
Art Among Friends: Four Collections of American Art - Nov. 23 thru Feb. 16, 2014. The exhibition features paintings and drawings from four private collections in North Carolina showing the evolution during 1880s-1940s of painting in America. This lush exhibition includes work by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Milton Avery and other prominent American Impressionists and Urban Realists. Curated by Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum in Charlotte and organized by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum.
Cameron Art Museum Galleries Open on Thursday Evenings. Open late Thursday Evenings until 9:00 pm .CAM Members: NO COST | Non-Members: $8 | Students w/id $5, Seniors and Active Military | Children 2-12 $3. Join friends or bring the family and enjoy viewing current exhibitions in the Hughes Wing and Brown Wing each week.
 
ABOUT THE CAMERON ART MUSEUM:
 
Cameron Art Museum is located at the corner of South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, NC.  Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am –9:00 pm, Museum admission is:

Museum members no cost
$8 Non-members
$5 Students with valid student identification card, active military (with ID) and Seniors (65+)
$3 Children age 2 -12
 
For updated information on programs, exhibitions, classes and events, visit www.cameronartmuseum.org   or call 910.395.5999.

Cameron Art Museum Presents the 9th Annual Civil War Living History Weekend “Forks Road…The Fall of Wilmington” Sat., Feb. 8 and Sun. Feb. 9 starting at 10 a.m.

Wilmington, NC— For the 9th consecutive year Cameron Art Museum presents the Annual Civil War Living History Weekend which commemorates the 149th anniversary of Battle of Forks Road in the lead up to the 150th anniversary to war’s end. This year’s theme “Forks Road…The Fall of Wilmington” highlights this significant Battle which is re-enacted both days by uniformed Union, U. S. Colored Troop and Confederate re-enactors of the skirmish. The weekend’s activities also include an opening ceremony on Saturday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. with Mayor Bill Saffo, Dr. Malcolm Beech U.S.C.T. reenactor, and Dr. Chris Fonvielle, American Civil War scholar. Kids and family programming is on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Dr. Chris Fonvielle is scheduled to give a 1:00 p.m. powerpoint presentation on the Battle of Forks Road in the museum reception hall and a battle site tour on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Additionally featured at the museum's historic site are two-days of historic-themed sutlers, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, U.S.C.T unit roles, music and food vendors. The event takes place Saturday, February 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with galleries open until 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., though the museum remains open until 5:00 p.m. The general events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise. For updated information and schedule visit the Battle of Forks Road dedicated site: www.battleofforksroad.org
History of the U.S.C.T.
When President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation effective January 1, 1863 it was a turning point for the war and the fight for freedom by authorizing the engagement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. And on May 22, 1863, the Bureau of Colored Troops was established under General Order No. 143 to coordinate and organize regiments from all parts of the country. This coordination effectively impacted the war through 39 major engagements and more than 400 lesser ones fought by the United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) in support of the Union Army. Twenty-five African American soldiers received the Medal of Honor in addition to their white officers. One such event was the Battle of Forks Road which led to the fall of Wilmington and was fought by 1600 U.S.C.T. alongside other Union soldiers.
CONCERT DURING THE CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND: The Huckleberry Brothers, traditional and popular mid-19th century music
The Huckleberry Brothers will also be in concert on Saturday, February 8 from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. as part of Cameron Art Museum’s 9th Annual Civil War Living History Weekend: Forks Road…The Fall of Wilmington (www.battleofforksroad.org). Headquartered in the rural coastal plains of eastern North Carolina, the Huckleberry Brothers band was formed to explore their interest in traditional and popular music of mid-19th century America after meeting as American Civil War reenactors. The group’s name Huckleberry Brothers was chosen because “We wanted something that would not be distinct to either North or South, nor militaristic sounding…Huckleberries are both blue and gray on the outside…” The music is composed of songs, ballads, and fiddle tunes from the 1700’s through 1865 performed on authentically reproduced instruments done in the design and materials of the mid-1800s. They include 5-string banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, tin whistle, harmonicas, bones and tambourine. The Huckleberry Brothers can be seen performing at reenactments, living history presentations, period dances, and other events. Seating is limited, purchase on CAM’s website www.cameronartmuseum .org or on www.battleofforksroad.org, by phone 910.395.5999 or at the door beginning Tues. Jan. 28, 2014. For more information about the Huckleberry Brothers visit: www.huckleberrybrothers.com. The cost is CAM members and students: $8.00, public: $12.00, CAM, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children's programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident master artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi. The Cameron Art Museum also features its café, CAM Café. Cameron Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday. CAM Café is open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 5 - 9 p.m. Thursday for dinner. For more information about the museum, please visit www.cameronartmuseum.org.

9th ANNUAL 'HANDS-ON' SALTWATER FISHING SCHOOL February 8th

Fisherman's Post will be hosting its 9th annual full-day "Hands On" Saltwater Fishing School on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Coastline Convention Center in downtown Wilmington.
This year's Saltwater Fishing School is staffed by more than 15 local captains who will share their experience and insights on inshore, nearshore, offshore, and blue water fishing.
In addition to the full day of learning and interacting with our captains (we teach rigs, you make rigs, you keep rigs), the $90 admission price includes a Fish School t-shirt, breakfast, snacks, drinks, a BBQ/chicken lunch, rigging materials, a goodie bag, and a chance to win a $3000 Costa Rican fishing trip (or Argentinian duck hunt)..
Call (910) 452-6378 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information (or to order tickets), or go online to www.Fisherman Post.com for a complete list of topics, sessions, captains, registration information, a short video, and more.

3rd Annual East Coast Shag Classic benefits Women of Hope

Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, N.C. The 3rd annual East Coast Shag Classic kicks off at the Holiday Inn Resort on Wrightsville Beach Thursday, January 30, 2014. The East Coast Shag Classic is a three-day, lively “Shagging for Hope” Weekend getaway celebrating East Coast beach culture through the music that inspired the carolina shag, the official popular dance of the state of North Carolina.
The Shagging for Hope getaway includes some of the finest beach bands and DJs along the east coast. It includes the Craig Woolard Band, Jim Quick & Coastline Band, Joey Warren, “Little Mr. Beach”, The Band of Oz, Ken & Sandy Jones and the Big Kahuna. The weekend will include Breakfast each morning, Five Star Dinner on Saturday, Survivors Reception, Silent Auction as well as shag and line dances lessons by Ken & Sandy Jones. By night, the bands will be pumping out the Carolina beach sound for all to enjoy whether listening or shagging to the beat! New this year to the weekend package is a Survivor’s Reception on Saturday, February 1, 2014. All ECSC guests and ECSC sponsors are invited to honor cancer survivors as well as recognize the 2014 sponsors. This will also be an opportunity for the guests to learn more about Women of Hope and how they serve female cancer survivors and their caregivers through support programs, education, awareness and financial assistance. The “Shagging at the Beach Weekend Getaway” package for two includes two-nights lodging at the Holiday Inn Resort overlooking your choice of the harbor or Atlantic Ocean, a full breakfast bar each morning, a five star dinner on Saturday night, admission to the greatest beach bands in the Carolinas, admission to the inaugural Survivors Reception, shag and line dance lessons! Two and Three night packages are available now! An excellent gift for Valentines! Limited event tickets for nightly band concerts will be available beginning January 1, 2014. To purchase tickets visit eastcoastshagclassic.com.
For weekend package information, visit www.eastcoastshagclassic.com. To purchase weekend getaway packages contact the Holiday Inn Resort at 1-877-330-5050 - Group Code “ECSC”. Book before Thursday, January 9, 2014. After then, reservations will be made if space is available.
The East Coast Shag Classic is a charity event benefiting Women of Hope. For event information, visit www.eastcoastshagclassic.com.
Event Chair: Penny Millis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 910-297-7688
Women of Hope - Women of Hope is a multi-ribbon cancer organization focused on women and women's cancers. Women of Hope is a 501(c)(3) non-profit for women and their families battling cancer that provides direct support, health awareness education, sponsoring treatment support groups, caregiver support groups, mentoring and outreach. Visit www.womenofhopenc.org for more information.

Cape Fear Museum News: Purse Swap Event February 12
814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370
www.capefearmuseum.com or Find Them on Facebook



WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Remember that red leather bag you couldn’t live without two years ago, but used only a few times? It may not work for you anymore, but it might be love at first sight for another gal!
Celebrate the opening of Cape Fear Museum’s newest exhibit Collection Selections: Handbags at a Purse Swap event on Wednesday, February 12 from 7-10 PM. Visitors are encouraged to bring in new or gently used purses (up to three) to trade for a “new” handbag! Wine, beer, chocolate, appetizers, and cupcakes from One Belle Bakery will be served. We’ll conduct a fun survey about each guest’s “pursenality” to win prizes.
 The Purse Swap is $15 for members; $17 non-members. Reservations are strongly encouraged. RSVP by February 7 to Cindy at 910-798-4372 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Collection Selections: Handbags features a selection of the more than 100 handbags in the Museum’s artifact collection. Featured bags include shoulder bags, wristlets, clutches and coin purses from the 19th and 20th centuries and made from a variety of materials ranging from silk and leather to metal and beads.
 Some giveaways to the first 50 women include:
•    Bobbi Brown and Chanel product samples from Belk at Independence Mall
•    Mary Kay product samples from sales director Tyler Zwan Quadrio
Some Purse Swap door prizes include:
•    Haircut and style from TZQ Hair at Colour Bar
•    Surf lesson from Tony Silvagni Surf School
•    Folk art piece from Candy Pegram
•    Handmade purse from Sarah Garguilo
•    4 Clinique sample bags from Belk at Independence Mall
•    Handmade earrings from Coastal Creations
•    Clay decoration from Crescent Moon
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3 and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.
Photo:  Beaded purse, about 1900, Gift of Ernest H. Whitaker, Jr.

Kiwanis Club 3rd Annual Spring Summer Rummage Sale

The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington is conducting a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 25, 2014 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, 2759 Vance Street in Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public.  Shop for tools, toys, clothes, fishing gear, electronics, sporting goods, small appliances, and much more.  Participants can purchase items or sell their own by renting a space for $15.00.
Those wishing to donate items for the club to sell can drop them off on Saturday, March 15 in the parking lots at Lowes Foods at Monkey Junction or BB&T at Hanover Center on Oleander Dr. from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
For information call Jamie at 352-7334 or go to www.wilmingtonkiwanis.org

Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society Meeting February 8th

The Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society will meet on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10 am in the New Hanover County Arboretum Rose Garden; the Arboretum is located at 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington.  The program will be the led by national award winning rosarians demonstrating key pruning techniques that produce stronger plants and healthier blooms, and tips on how to prune different rose varieties.  The public is invited to attend this informative meeting, but remember this is an outdoor event, so please dress accordingly.  For more information, please call WCF Rose Society Member Carol Noble at 259-5845 or visit the WCFRS website @http://wcfrs.blogspot.com.

2014 Cape Fear Heart Ball- A Key To Your Heart February 8th

The American Heart Association’s, Cape Fear Heart Ball will be held Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Wilmington Convention Center from 6 p.m. to midnight.  The gala is one of the city’s premier black-tie events attracting the region’s most recognized corporate, business, healthcare, civic and social leaders. It’s an evening celebrating the generosity of individuals from our community who have contributed to the success of our year-round campaign. Chaired by Sandy Spiers of Sun Trust Band and vice-chair Frank Potter of Bangz Hair Salon and Spa, the event aims to raise the bar of the $150,000 raised in 2013 by exceeding last years’ attendance to 450 participants.  WECT’s Frances Weller, a dedicated ambassador the American Heart Association, will emcee the event. Guests will enjoy dancing to the music of JackJack 180 following a gourmet dinner and luxurious items of the silent auction. During the cocktail reception, attendees will be able to socialize with friends while bidding on hundreds of unique live auction items. Cardiovascular disease continues to be the No. 1 killer in the world. The event celebrates the organization’s mission to build healthier lives through research and education. Research funded by the American Heart Association results in new technology advances for pacemakers, innovative surgical techniques and drug discoveries that extend life as well as educational programs such as hands free CPR.  Reserving your table today is a critical part of this mission to build healthier lives free of the devastating consequences of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Together, with you as the key, we won’t just inspire change, we’ll unlock it. 
For more information to sponsor, purchase tickets or donate an auction item for the 2014 Cape Fear Heart Ball, please contact the Ashley Miller at the American Heart Association at (910) 538-9270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June

Presenting American Music Award Winner and Multi-Platinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA:  Original Village People Cowboy.  “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco era.  The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.”  He has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.  Randy Jones looks forward to this event each year being that he was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach so he is donating his time and talent to help out the homebound elderly!  We are having a two-day event this year which will include a Disco Night at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach where there will be a “Disco Night Meet and Greet” with a silent auction.  Come dressed to impress in your disco attire. There will be prizes all night!  Our sponsors will be recognized during this event beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday evening.
On Saturday, June 14, we board the Royal Winner Princess in Carolina Beach at 6:15 returning at 9:30 pm to Carolina Beach.  Expect spectacular entertainment, back-up dancers for Mr. Jones, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing, along with a 50/50 raffle.  Tickets are $40.00.  Cruise is 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.  Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD!  TICKET IS REQUIRED TO BOARD THE BOAT.  Cash or Checks Only!  Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593, Wilmington, NC  28401.   If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat!  If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event.  We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level).  With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients.  For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ bellsouth.net or 910-458-5962 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .