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Area Events Listings For March 19th, 2014

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014

• 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 6 - 4th Annual Holland Hustle (910-458-4313)
• April 12 - 18th Annual Chowder Cook-Off (458-8434)
• May 16 - 16th Annual Disabled 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)
• May 20 – Aug - Tuesday Family Night at Carolina Beach Boardwalk
• May 20 – Aug - Wednesday Night Bingo at Carolina Beach Boardwalk
• 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)
• Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282)
• Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979
• 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)
• October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434)
• 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 or E-Mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Your Calendar for the 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off April 12th

Plans are now underway for the Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off. The event will be held at the Carolina Beach Lake on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. In addition to serving up the area's best chowder, this daylong event includes live music and the Kidz Zone.
Gates open at 11:30am and the Band will conclude at 5:00 pm. During the Chowder Cook-Off, enjoy live music and chowder-tasting (and voting) between 11:30am and 4:00pm, but make sure to arrive early while the chowder is abundant. Contestants will be judged for “People’s Choice” “Judges Choice” “Best Decorated” and “Most Enthusiastic.” For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival: Interactive Fine Arts and Crafts Festival Call for Artists May 17

Carolina Beach, NC – Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time for festivals.  This year’s Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is scheduled for May 17th from 10am to 5pm on Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach.  
We are seeking fine art and fine craft artists for vendor booths, and performing artists and culinary artists who will demonstrate their talents.
The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts and one of the few “interactive” festivals in the region.  In each of the three themed areas – Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, and Performing Arts, there are ongoing demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family.  The artists bring the public into their creative processes.
This year’s “Main Event” is Mosaic Art.  Several artists will be making their mosaic artwork while festivalgoers can add to the community piece that will be later shown in galleries around the region.
Murray Middle School Jazz band headlines the Performing Arts, and other performances include Stray Local Band, and Cape Fear Dance Theatre.  
Culinary Arts host demonstrations that include pizza toss by Uncle Vinny’s Restaurant.
Last year’s main event artwork of 10’ silk batik banners that were created by Kristin Gibson and September Krueger will be sold during the event.  These banners have been show in several galleries and are stunning. The festival is a collaborative event with the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee and newly formed Island Arts and Culture Alliance.  The objective of the festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of the arts by enabling the public to get involved with the creative processes.
For more information contact Christine Higgins at 610.909.7643, chris@artfullivinggroup.com

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2014 FREE Sunday Night Summer Movies at the Lake

The weather is getting warmer, the plans are being made…The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina Beach, proudly announce this years selection for the FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake.  As always, we have selected Family-friendly movies for the enjoyment of all of our residents and tourists alike.  Our FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment.
We kick off the season with Disney’s FROZEN (PG-2013) on May 25th, followed by TOM & JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG-2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG-2013).  On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the highly acclaimed Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS (PG13 – 2013) exploring the making of Mary Poppins!  On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014).  Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th.  For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd.  For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th.  This year’s Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best Picture Acadamy Award  winner WEST SIDE STORY.  We closeout the season on  Labor Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney’s soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013).
We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price!  You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well.  Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right  Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.    

American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29th

The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29, 2014, at the American Legion Post 129 pavilion building on Carolina Beach. The address is 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina Beach (behind the Food Lion). Hours for the craft show will be 10 to 4.
Come on out and get an early start on your Easter, Mother's Day, or springtime shopping with a wide variety of items from local crafters/artisans. For directions or questions call 910-458-9155.

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.

21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival to be held on October 11th & 12th

The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the Fall.  And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 11th & 12th.  This years’ Festival brings something new and unique to the twenty-year history of this great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS.  That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year!
 
First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday night, October 11th.  With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Closing out the Festival on Sunday, October 12th, will be the first-ever repeat headliner – the incomparable DELBERT McCLINTON, with three Grammy awards to his credit. In support of the outstanding talent offered up by ROBERT CRAY BAND  and DELBERT McCLINTON, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for ROBERT CRAY BAND will be SHEMEKIA COPELAND – the NEW “Queen of the Blues” (City of Chicago honor) and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee AND Opening for DELBERT McCLINTON will be the ever-popular DAMON FOWLER – With a hybrid blend of roots rock, blues and sacred steel, Damon has become one of the hottest young players on the Blues scene.
In Addition to these four, there will be ten other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two-day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area.
The Food selection, as always, will be outstanding as well.  The amazing FREE Kidzone will be back with magicians, face painting, educational exhibits and inflatables and much more!  You can also get a little shopping in at the many and varied vendors as well as having a glass of wine or a bottle of beer.
Tickets are just $50.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $60.00 for Saturday (ROBERT CRAY BAND plays Saturday night) and $25.00 for Sunday (DELBERT McCLINTON is the Sunday closer).  

Kids 12 and under are free.  We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a Pleasure Island style weekend.  See you there!
 
For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Tickets for the Island of Lights Fashion Show available Now

If you plan on attending the upcoming Fashion Show, please purchase your tickets early.  The number will be limited to around 100 and we don’t want anyone to miss out on this spring event.  The annual show presents fashions for the new spring and summer seasons and is the major fundraiser for the Island of Lights organization.  
This Pleasure Island group is responsible for these Holiday Events on the Island: Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration. This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road.
Fashions featured will be from touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop.
Lunch will be catered by Middle of the Island, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction, Raffle and a Spring Hat Contest. This year’s Show is dedicated to Mary Lee Farlow, a long time member of the Island of Lights who recently passed away.  Mary Lee always worked with the Models at the Fashion Show, and will be greatly missed.
Tickets for the event will be on sale at the following businesses in Carolina Beach: Unique Boutique, CB Surf shop, and touché. The price is a $25 donation with all proceeds supporting the Island of Lights group.The ticket deadline for purchase is March 31st.  Don’t forget to wear your Spring Hat!
For information call Linda Cheshire at 910-617-5945.
Visit www.islandoflights.org

Donations sought for April 12 Island Women Yard Sale

The annual Island Women Yard Sale will be held Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bowman’s, 911 N. Lake Park Blvd. Donations for the sale may be taken to the Riparian storage facility, 202 Dow Road, from 9 a.m.-noon on March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5. Volunteers will accept clean linens, household appliances, furniture, rugs, curtains, pillows, books, dishes, glassware, pots & pans, VCR tapes, DVDs, CDs, tools, garden equipment, etc. Clothing and electronics (e.g., TVs, phones, computers, speakers, monitors, etc.) will not be accepted. Proceeds from the Island Women Yard Sale are used for community projects.

Carolina Beach Weight Watchers Club Starting on Monday’s

Getting ready for summer and trying to find that perfect bathing suit? Or, just simply trying to lose weight, well you have come to the right place.  Welcoming to Carolina Beach is our very own Weight Watchers Club.  Starting every Monday at 12:00 noon, the Weight Watchers Club will be holding meetings at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church.
Weight Watchers new program helps you lose weight that some think could be impossible to lose, but with the help of the consultants and the leaders, they will guide you into a new body and a new you.

3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction

The doctors and staff of Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort (AAHPCR) are hosting the 3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction benefiting Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) for New Hanover County’s homeless animals in medical need. The lively event will be held on Friday, March 21st, 7:00pm at the Terraces on Sir Tyler Drive across from Wilmington’s Mayfaire Town Center. Local television celebrity, Frances Weller will emcee the festivities. For a $40 per person donation, guests will enjoy culinary contributions from favorite local restaurants like Szechuan 132 and Terrazzo’s, live musical entertainment by Mezza Voce, all while bidding on great items from Torri/Bell, Seagrass Salon and Day Spa, Orbita, Silver Coast Winery and many more.
To sponsor or donate tax-deductible auction items, corporate or personal gifts, or time as a volunteer, please contact Heather Blount at 910.256.2624, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit AAHPCR located at 1808 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington.
ABOUT CARE - Atlantic Animal Hospital formed the entirely volunteer based 501(c)(3) Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) to provide the resources to treat injured or ill homeless and rescued animals until they are well enough to be placed up for adoption. While there are many excellent non-profit groups in our community that rescue and re-home dogs and cats, they lack the funds and facilities to treat rescued animals with serious illness or injuries.
An inordinate number of animals are euthanized every year, not only because there are not enough people willing or able to adopt a rescue animal, but also due to the lack of medical care available to homeless animals. CARE’s immediate goal is to expand services to help more animals in need. This estimated $2 million endeavor includes future plans to build the first and only veterinarian run, no-kill animal shelter in Eastern North Carolina.

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

Wrapped in Hope – A Cancer Survivors Ball March 28th

Women of Hope is pleased to announce the Inaugural Wrapped in Hope – A Cancer Survivors Ball on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Terraces on Sir Tyler in Wilmington, NC at 6:30 pm. This coastal cocktail attire… dressy, but not formal event is for cancer survivors and guests who would love to enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing. There will be door prizes for cancer survivors donated from the local community. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by DJ Joey Warren. A dinner buffet served by Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant. It is sure to be a wonderful evening for all who attend.
Event sponsors for the evening Terraces on Sir Tyler, Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant, A Beautiful Event by Wendy Wright, Pepsi and White Ink Creative Designs.
For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit www.womenofhopenc.org.
Women of Hope, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the female cancer patient, survivor and their families.
They provide support programs and services to female cancer patients, caregivers and their families. Additionally, personal services, educational opportunities, and financial assistance are offered.

2nd Annual Benefit Dog Wash April 27th In Memory of Bobby Burrell

Join in on the four-legged fun at Seaside Petsitting’s 2nd Annual Dog Wash. The event will be held Sunday, April 27th from 11am until 3pm at 1204 North Lake Park Boulevard in the parking lot of Wilkins and Wilkins General Contracting. The event is in Memory of Bobby Burrell and his love for animals, 100% of the day’s proceeds will benefit sheltered friend and Cape fear parrot sanctuary. Admission is free but a $10 donation would be appreciated for your pup to get washed. There will also be food, raffles, vendors, silent auction, exotic parrot display, and MORE!

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 14

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 blueocean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Summer Shorts Return to Cape Fear Museum

Wilmington, N.C. - Cape Fear Museum’s Summer Shorts are the perfect 60-minute learning adventures for children ages 5-12.  Packed with hands-on activities and investigations, Summer Shorts are a good option for day care centers, year-round schools, home-school groups and summer camps that are looking for fun and exciting programming opportunities.
• Summer Shorts are for groups of 10 or more children and their adult chaperones.  
• All programs include a take-home creation.
• Summer Shorts are now available as outreach…we can come to you! Additional mileage fees may apply to outreach.
This year’s themes are:
 Summer Constellations *NEW
Enter the Museum’s Starlab planetarium to examine the summer stars and constellations.
 Cape Fear Indians - Investigate the earliest inhabitants of our region through artifact analysis, games, and more.
 Magnet Mania *NEW - Manipulate magnets and conduct fun experiments to learn about the science of magnetism.
 Toy Science *NEW - Play with a variety of folk toys and discover the science behind what makes them so much fun.
 DINO-mite - Journey back in time to when dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures ruled the land and seas.
 Eco Adventures - Go on an ecosystem adventure and meet the plants and animals that live in the Lower Cape Fear.
 Summer Shorts are offered Mondays – Fridays, from June 16 until August 15. Program fees are $6 per child prior to June 30, 2014; $7 per child beginning July 1.
 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 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and  museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society: Up Coming Meetings

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 Town Hall)