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Area Events Listings for May 7th, 2014

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

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Carolina Beach Arts & Activities Performing Art Nights

The Town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee, Chair Elaine Stewart, Vice Chair/Secretary Dee Jenzano, members Mona Baker, Jessica Whitley, Barbara Fox, Sharon Carlson, with town liaisons Brenda Butler and Leann Pierce will be sponsoring Performing Arts Night. The performances will be at the board walk gazebo, Friday and Saturday nights. This year the Fridays will be the every other Friday given the Fort Fisher Concerts.
Mark your calendar for the following: Artistry in Jazz, with Jerry Tate, Big Band Music of the 30's and 40's will be playing THIS Friday, May 9th, 2014 from 7:30 PM - to 9:30 PM at the boardwalk gazebo. Artistry in Jazz is also scheduled to play Saturday, June 21, 2014 and Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
The CB A&A Committee is working with Debra and Mark Lynch, owners of Gray Scale Entertainment located right here in Wilmington, NC. Gray Scale entertainment has booked three bands to play at the boardwalk gazebo, July 26, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Cell Block 2, Groove Bucket from Western NC, and Port City Shake Down.
The Town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities happen to noticed many Friday and Saturday nights the boardwalk gazebo was void of activity when so many tourists were visiting the week-ends.  Friday and Saturday nights are perfect nights for entertainment so the town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities decided it was a gap they would help fill. The committee is so excited because with Gray Scale Entertainment's expertise and contacts we will be able to have a full schedule of good entertainment and a variety of entertainment. The best part of all is; this entertainment is FREE to the public.

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! Donations 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.

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,

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 Academy 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.   

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: or our Facebook page for garden locations.

Island Women’ is Seeking Literacy Volunteers for May 15th

Island Women is looking for volunteers who might be interested in working with the Cape Fear Literach Council on Pleasure Island. An informational program will be presented by Dick Robbins, Cape Fear Literacy Council, May 15, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Katie B. Hines Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. For additional information, call Mary Nolan, 518-281-6151.

Museum Exhibits Artist’s Wartime Work May 15th
Cape Fear Museum Opens World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370 or Find Them on Facebook

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:

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: