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P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014
• May 16th- 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 14 - 2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival. More info call 610-909-7643
• 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
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 bringing the new wacky science experiment gone wrong adventure - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG – 2014). 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.
16th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Tournament May 16th
The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club in conjunction with the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and many generous sponsors and donors annually hosts a great day of pier fishing for many disabled persons. Being disabled may prevent most of these people from enjoying, on a regular basis, one of the greatest activities our area has to offer. So it’s exciting to see so many people have such a good time. There is no entry fee and participants are provided breakfast, a snack, soft drinks and water, and lunch.
To begin the day, as contestants arrive, each is given a Britt’s Donut and a McDonald’s biscuit or a piece of fruit for breakfast. Soft drinks and water are also available. Then when they’re ready to fish, everyone is provided a rod and reel and all the bait they need to try and catch the winning fish.
From registration on up to a hot dog and chips lunch, contestants are assisted in every way by an “army” of volunteers from the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and people from the community. The Town of Kure Beach provides Police Officers and workers to assist in clean-up. There will be trophies for the three largest fish caught as well as door prizes of rod and reel combo’s, gift cards, and Tee shirts.
Alan Votta of Alan Votta Construction has built and donated a fabulous Tiki Bar. Raffle tickets are on sale for the Tiki Bar to help raise funds for the tournament. Jim Dial will also be cooking a pig for a BBQ fundraiser on May 10th. You can get your BBQ and see the Tiki Bar displayed beside Bud & Joes in Kure Beach.
Got-Em-On Live Bait Club wants to thank all of the generous sponsors and donors for the tournament. It is not too late to participate as a sponsor or volunteer and we would love to have you! mDonations are welcome and can be mailed to: Got Em On Live Bait Club (CFDSFT) P.O. Box 1837, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Please make check payable to the Got-Em-Om Live Bait Club.
Free Rose Garden Tour May 10th 10AM to 4PM
The Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society, an affiliate of the American Rose Society, proudly announces their Annual Rose Garden tour.
Tour eight truly exceptional home rose gardens in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. A rare opportunity to visit private gardens and speak with their owners. Learn how easy it is to grow exceptional roses in our region. A Pre-Mother’s Day Special Event! Free and Open to the Public! Visit: www.wcfrs. blogspot.com or our Facebook page for garden locations.
2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival Interactive Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Call for Artists
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Museum Exhibits Artist’s Wartime Work May 15th
Cape Fear Museum Opens World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective
Wilmington, N.C. – In time for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing and the Normandy campaign, beginning May 15, Cape Fear Museum will be exhibiting one of the region’s most powerful collections of World War II artifacts. In the 1970s, local artist Henry Jay MacMillan (1908-1991) donated more than 70 sketches, watercolors and gouaches to the Museum. The images depict events in Europe during World War II.
By the time war broke out, MacMillan was a formally trained, professional artist. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in Europe with the 62nd Engineer Topographic Company. While overseas, Private MacMillan painted detailed images of local landscapes, towns, and bridges. MacMillan brought his paintings home after he left the armed services. He donated the collection to his city’s history museum in the 1970s and were last exhibited in 1994.
Museum curator Barbara Rowe said, “We're delighted to have the chance to introduce a new generation of visitors to Henry MacMillan's wonderful paintings. They are an individual’s perspective of the largest conflict of the 20th century, and they give visitors an up-close view of what one soldier saw as the U.S. and its Allies fought to recapture Europe from the Nazis.” Beginning in May, Museum visitors will be able to view a selection of MacMillan’s images depicting Normandy, France.
In November, the paintings will be changed to a selection of watercolors MacMillan painted in Germany. Through the exhibition’s run, visitors will be able to write postcards to current military servicemembers and their families. World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective will be on view through April 25, 2015. Cape Fear Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Labor Day through Memorial Day. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors, students and military with valid 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. The Museum is located at 814 Market Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.
814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370
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 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.)
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.
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!