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Event Calendar Listings For June 25th, 2014

Pleasure Island Calendar of Events for 2014

• 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 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.

Pleasure Island Parrot Heads 3rd Annual “Christmas In July”

The Pleasure Island Parrot Heads is kicking off their third annual “Christmas In July” for the children in the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital, located at the New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington.
The Parrot Heads will be bringing gifts to the boys and girls on July 26 who otherwise should be enjoying their summer on vacation. In addition to personal gifts for the children, the hospital always needs items in the playroom for all the children hospitalized to enjoy.  
Toys, games, coloring books, crayons, markers, arts & craft supplies, X-Box 360 games, plush toys, rattles and other items for newborns are always needed.
You can help by putting your pocket change in the donation jar located on the counter in the following Pleasure Island locations: Big Apple Bakery, Domino’s Pizza, Island Hots, Ocean Beach Store, Subway, Zaak Grill, Squigley’s Ice Cream Gift Shop, WINGS Beach Stores (both locations), Frank’s Pizza, Primrose Cottage, Carolina Beach Convenience Store (Cape Fear Blvd), Kure Beach Diner, FROYOZ  frozen yogurt shop, Blue Reef Beach Store, and American Legion Post 139.

Boardwalk Blast Weekly Events

Last week kicked off the Season for Pleasure Island and the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative along with the Chamber and Town kept residents and tourist alike busy with a slew of great events to enjoy all Summer long! Tuesdays come out to the Boardwalk for Family Night! Enjoy games, prizes, surprise characters, raffles, bouncy house and so much more!
Lynne and Wave Works Entertainment will be o hand most weeks heading up new games and dancing! July 1st, 22nd, August 5th and 26th No Sleeves Magic will be out to perform. Voted "Best Party Entertainer," 6 years in a row by the Wilmington Parent Magazine, No Sleeves Magic is dedicated to delivering professional and one-of-a-kind family entertainment. Wednesdays join your Family and Friends at the Gazebo Stage in Carolina Beach at the Historic Boardwalk (Cape Fear Blvd. & Canal Drive) at 6:30 pm to play CASH BINGO under the setting sun on beautiful Pleasure Island.  Thursdays from 6:30 until 9:30 enjoy Fireworks by the Sea and Gazebo Entertainment! This Thursday Mighty McFly will be playing their incendiary Energy Music, June 5th Machine Gun, June 12th Chris Bellamy Band, June 19th Eastbound, June 28th L Shape Lit, July 3rd Massive Grass and Southern Trouble, July 10th Beachbilly Brothers, July 17th Dubtown Cosmonauts, July 24th Jack Jack 180, July 31st Mark Roberts Band, August 7th 40 East, August 14th Drew Smith Band and August 21st Lynne and the Wave. Live music and fireworks are help every Thursday with the exception of Friday August 29th for Labor Day weekend. For updated on any of these great events find the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative on Facebook or visit cbdowntowninitiative.com.

CB Arts & Activities Committee host, Performing Arts Night, with talent
at the Boardwalk Gazebo

Friday, July 4th, 7:30 - 9:30 PM join us for a "Concert of Freedom" with Mark Pergerson and PJM. The Band PJM  was formed in 2005  . Mark Pergerson  formed the Band from a ministry that was birthed in 2001 , Praise Jesus Ministries . PJM has helped many Non Profits and other ministries reach out to the Homeless and People in Need. The ministries purpose was to reach out to the Helpless , Hopeless and the Hurting . PJM has played all around the East Coast in Wilmington NC, Carolina Beach NC, Morehead City NC , Buffalo NY, NYC , Boone NC , West Virginia , Kentucky, Raleigh and surrounding area . The Band has a Very Contemporary Gospel sound being that PJM is very diverse , Very soulful R & B sound . PJM does a mix of Christian and Crossover Mainstream songs as I can only Imagine, Heaven, I believe I can Fly , Etc.  PJM consists of Mark Pergerson , (Lead Vocalist ), Kenneth Leonard( Vocalist) , Vance Watkins(Vocalist), Gary Gilley ( rhythm Guitar), Tim Faircloth(Lead Guitar), Steve Brown(Bass), Bruce Sanders(Drums), Lester McMinis(Percussion)
Sunday, July 6th, 7:00 PM, St. Paul's Methodist Church, Contemporary Christian Concert, Simple Truth with Shawn Blackwelder. Saturday, August 2nd, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, 34 Steps will perform.  34 Steps has been performing together for ten years. They are a five-piece local band who play mainstream rock, electric and acoustic jams from major artists – a broad spectrum from Heart, John Mellencamp, Beatles, Matchbox 20, Bad Company, Goo Goo Dolls, Grace Potter, Fleetwood Mac to the Eagles and beyond. They have played anything from backyard parties to weddings and local fundraisers. They love to play whenever people get together to celebrate and have a good time. Rock on!
There is more to come this summer as we confirm other performers. Make sure you check your Island Gazette each week and mark your calendars.

This Week on Pleasure Island 6/23-6/29

Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment.  There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan on joining us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on June 26th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring L Shape Lot..  So what can you expect at a live L Shape Lot performance? Expect to hear music ranging from solid originals to classic country, to traditional bluegrass, to unique blends of all genres. Expect to dance even if you aren’t good at it. Expect knowledge of and respect for multiple musical genres and a passion for weaving them together. Expect to see four gentlemen with the utmost dedication to professionalism and showmanship having the time of their lives and doing their best to make sure that their audience does the same.
And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting).  Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks.
The following night, we will be presenting our second of the FREE Summer Concert Series at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area with the great blues artists – Polar Bear Blues Band..Delivering their own brand of rhythm and blues, this four piece band remains a regional favorite after almost 30 years. Tasteful, yet powerful, the band still approaches every gig with the same gusto they did in the early years. The band’s name is credited to Stuart “Polar Bear” Shaw, guitarist, who has kept the band together through the years. Three of the four original members are still on board, and you will recognize the groove that only years of being together can bring. In Carolina Beach, don’t forget about Family Night every Tuesday at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk from 6:30-8:30, followed by Cash BINGO at the Gazebo Stage from 7:00-9:00 on Wednesday evenings. Let’s not forget, the very popular Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market held every Saturday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Carolina Beach Lake.
At Kure Beach’s new Oceanfront Park, they have a becvy of activity starting with Turtle Talks every Monday from 7:00-8:00 pm, followed by Tuesday’s Open Air Market from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. On Wednesday, bring the young ones to Story Time By The Sea from 10:00-11:30 am.
To close out the week, this Sunday, June 29th, Boogie in the Park present BLP at the Ocean Front Park from 5:00-8:00 pm.
BLP has the perfect blend of entertainment and musicianship to get an audience moving and keep them moving: a song list crowded with favorites from contemporary dance music by Lady Gaga to classics from the disco era and 20 years of classic & modern rock, the best musicians the coast has to offer all in a band fronted by a beautiful and talented singer who nails it every night.   The band starts the fun and keeps it going til the last song!
And finally, the movie at the Carolina Beach Lake will be the hilarious Monsters U from Disney Studios The showing will be at 8:45 pm at the Carolina Beach Lake at the corner of South Lake Park Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue.  
Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer-and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley", a natural-born Scarer. The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
  All movies are weather-dependent, so be sure to call ahead (910-458-8434), if the weather seems threatening to make sure the show will go on.
These films are free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions are available at reasonable prices. This is a true summer time treat for adults and kids alike. Please contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce if you have questions and don't forget to check out our exciting Pleasure Island Calendar of Events.
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. .

Don’t Miss the Carolina Beach Farmers Market now in Full Swing

As you plan activities for this weekend be sure to include spending some time wandering through the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Now in its fifth year, this “island-style” market is held every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is located around the lake in Carolina Beach. 
Free parking is provided.  On the summer holiday weekends, in addition to the regular farmer’s market vendors the lake livens up with an additional influx of artists and crafters of all types. 
Come early to enjoy a leisurely morning strolling through the market as you listen to live music provided by Bruce Butcher. 
The produce is just beginning to come in and will be here in full force by early June; there are a wonderful variety of tasty items from local bakers to enjoy with your fresh roasted coffee; everything you need for your pets; wines from several vintners; popped on the spot kettle korn; handmade soaps, deodorants and skin care items; and arts and crafts of many mediums await you.  There is a lot to see and do so slip on your flip-flops, don’t forget the sunscreen and come spend some time with your friends and neighbors.
For more information please visit the market’s facebook page (Carolina Beach Farmers Market), website (carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com) or email Janet Knott at carolinabeachfarmers This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Step Up For Soldiers Annual
4th Of July Party
 
Step Up For Soldiers will conduct it's annual 4th of July party on Friday July 4th at the historic USO-Hanna building at the corner of 2nd and Orange streets in downtown Wilmington. The celebration of our nations birthday will begin at 4:00 PM and run until 8:00 PM giving everyone time to get a spot on the river to watch the fireworks at 9:00 PM. Free food and drinks along with patriotic performances throughout the evening.  
 
American Sewing Guild's Fashionistas group meets July 7th

The American Sewing Guild’s Fashionistas group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 7 at Coastal  Sewing and Appliance, 894 South Kerr Ave., Wilmington. Members are encouraged to make a sportswear item to exercise in or to wear to the beach or for other occasions. Visitors are welcome. For more information, go to ASG Cape Fear.

Cell Block 2” and “Port City Shakedown” to Perform at Boardwalk Saturday, July 26th

On July 26, 2014 the Carolina Beach Boardwalk will feature the music of Wilmington area music acts “Cell Block 2” and “Port City Shakedown”, proudly represented by GrayScale Entertainment. Both projects are popular in the coastal Carolinas and feature a wide variety of crowd-pleasing material, ranging from classic rock and blues to Motown and modern pop.
These three entities (GrayScale Entertainment/the two bands) have one feature in common: veteran guitarist and GrayScale co-owner Mark Lynch, who has played and taught guitar/bass professionally for over 35 years.
He and his wife Debra (his partner in GrayScale) moved to Wilmington a little over 4 years ago, knowing virtually no one in the area, but have since been able to establish a number of succesful projects- and keep Lynch one of the area's busiest musicians.
GrayScale Entertainment is a full-service music agency serving the Wilmington and surrounding areas such as Topsail Beach and Southport. Debra Lynch is the PR expert, and also handles a lot of the videography and social media promotion.
They've kept a lot of area musicians and venue owners happy for a few years now. Mark is an unusually quiet and reserved man for someone in the entertainment business, and does not go out of his way to draw attention- but it happens anyway, simply because he plays so skillfully and passionately. With almost 40 years of serious experience and study of the guitar, he gets noticed in spite of his “shoegaze” demeanor. Says Lynch, “I guess these days the guitar-and my wife- do most of the talking for me”. Beginning in the late 1970's, Lynch has played in scores of music projects around the Southeast. Probably none you ever heard of, but they all enjoyed great success in their allotted time and place. Western NC based bands “Phenix”, “Aviator”, “Stampede”, and others played A-list clubs and opened for national recording artists such as “Rare Earth”, “Night Ranger”, “Frank Marino/Mahogany Rush”, and Raleigh-based “Nantucket”. But perhaps his most significant contribution was as a guitar teacher- to now country super-star Eric Church. “We went to the same Baptist church, our dads were both deacons, and I ended up showing Eric his first guitar chords so he could play some Randy Travis songs. Obviously, he took it from there, and turned out to be a great songwriter, but it's cool to hear him on the radio and know that I showed him his first three chords! Since moving to Wilmington, Mark has played in duos with area musicians Mike O'Donnell, Brent Stimmel, Susan Savia, Dylan Linehan, Eduardo Somech, and most recently Matt Korzelius (his partner in Cell Block 2)..
He's played solo guitar for weddings, art galleries and local restaurants including a 2-year stint at Saltworks II and repeat shows at The George, The Pilot House, and The Harp. Full bands have included “Zion” and “Dangers of Stereo”. “Cell Block 2” features Lynch on guitar and bass with vocalist Korzelius for some impressive two-man versions of classic rock/blues/jazz.
This duo, in turn, will be joined by Tim Meyer/drums, Daniel Pesavento/bass, Harley Blasingame/keys, and Tarsha Murphy/vocals to become the 6-piece party band “Port City Shakedown”. The show starts at 5 pm.

Help Center Announces 9th Annual Chinese Auction July 26th

On July 26, 2014 the Carolina Beach Boardwalk will feature the music of Wilmington area music acts “Cell Block 2” and “Port City Shakedown”, proudly represented by GrayScale Entertainment. Both projects are popular in the coastal Carolinas and feature a wide variety of crowd-pleasing material, ranging from classic rock and blues to Motown and modern pop.  These three entities (GrayScale Entertainment/the two bands) have one feature in common: veteran guitarist and GrayScale co-owner Mark Lynch, who has played and taught guitar/bass professionally for over 35 years. He and his wife Debra (his partner in GrayScale) moved to Wilmington a little over 4 years ago, knowing virtually no one in the area, but have since been able to establish a number of succesful projects- and keep Lynch one of the area's busiest musicians.
GrayScale Entertainment is a full-service music agency serving the Wilmington and surrounding areas such as Topsail Beach and Southport. Debra Lynch is the PR expert, and also handles a lot of the videography and social media promotion. They've kept a lot of area musicians and venue owners happy for a few years now. Mark is an unusually quiet and reserved man for someone in the entertainment business, and does not go out of his way to draw attention- but it happens anyway, simply because he plays so skillfully and passionately. With almost 40 years of serious experience and study of the guitar, he gets noticed in spite of his “shoegaze” demeanor. Says Lynch, “I guess these days the guitar-and my wife- do most of the talking for me”.
Beginning in the late 1970's, Lynch has played in scores of music projects around the Southeast. Probably none you ever heard of, but they all enjoyed great success in their allotted time and place. Western NC based bands “Phenix”, “Aviator”, “Stampede”, and others played A-list clubs and opened for national recording artists such as “Rare Earth”, “Night Ranger”, “Frank Marino/Mahogany Rush”, and Raleigh-based “Nantucket”. But perhaps his most significant contribution was as a guitar teacher- to now country super-star Eric Church. “We went to the same Baptist church, our dads were both deacons, and I ended up showing Eric his first guitar chords so he could play some Randy Travis songs. Obviously, he took it from there, and turned out to be a great songwriter, but it's cool to hear him on the radio and know that I showed him his first three chords! Since moving to Wilmington, Mark has played in duos with area musicians Mike O'Donnell, Brent Stimmel, Susan Savia, Dylan Linehan, Eduardo Somech, and most recently Matt Korzelius (his partner in Cell Block 2)..
He's played solo guitar for weddings, art galleries and local restaurants including a 2-year stint at Saltworks II and repeat shows at The George, The Pilot House, and The Harp. Full bands have included “Zion” and “Dangers of Stereo”. “Cell Block 2” features Lynch on guitar and bass with vocalist Korzelius for some impressive two-man versions of classic rock/blues/jazz.
This duo, in turn, will be joined by Tim Meyer/drums, Daniel Pesavento/bass, Harley Blasingame/keys, and Tarsha Murphy/vocals to become the 6-piece party band “Port City Shakedown”. The show starts at 5 pm.

Cameron Art Museum Expands Its Connections Program to Provide Services to People with Disabilities

Wilmington, NC—Cameron Art Museum is expanding their Connections Program, which formerly served primarily individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, to include people with disabilities who might benefit from additional accommodations at the museum.
The Connections Program now invites people with disabilities to schedule their visit to the museum, on Mondays between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Because the museum is closed to the general public on Mondays, the Connections Program can provide an environment that is especially calm and supportive for individuals who may be challenged by noise and crowds. Connections visitors also benefit from specially trained tour guides as a part of their museum experience. There is no charge for the Connections Program, but it is important to schedule the visit at least two weeks in advance by calling Georgia Mastroieni at 910-395-5999 ex. 1019 or emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . When scheduling a Connections group or individual visit, please let us know additional accommodation needs. Please note that the museum staff are not able to offer 1:1 support and caregivers and companions will be expected to support individuals as needed. People with disabilities are welcome to visit the CAM anytime as members of the general public at the usual admission charges.  The museum is fully accessible for wheelchairs and there are a limited number of both motorized and regular wheelchairs available for our visitors to borrow.

Announcing the 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival Sept. 19 & 20

Come celebrate sports, health, wellness and the arts with Carolina Beach! The Carolina Beach 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival features fun for the entire family.  Friday evening the 19th the two day event kicks off with an opening ceremony and introduction of all competing teams.  A free live concert by local favorites “Machine Gun” starts at 5:30PM – food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the main event area and staging and seating will be setup in the main stage area.             (Parking lot behind the Sea Witch Café). Saturday, the 10th is Race Day starting at 9am! Teams will be competing for trophies with awards for: The Finals Race Winner, 1st place teams in each category, the slowest team, the most spirited team and the team with the best costumes. You can join in on the fun by forming a Team of friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers or customers and raising the donation for entering a team.  Each team will need 21 members – 20 paddlers and one drummer to keep the pace and must raise $1000 in donations to enter the event or have a corporate sponsor make the donation. Individuals who want to participate but cannot get a full team together can also enter by raising $50 and registering for the event.  
Saturday also includes a festival of vendors around the Marina who will be displaying their artwork, jewelry, sports related products and food items for sale.  The Festival starts at 9AM. Saturday after the finals in the afternoon (4-5PM) the winners will be announced and trophies will be awarded for the top times at the main stage.
PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT BENEFIT: “STEP UP FOR SOLDIERS”
This year’s event will benefit:  “Step Up For Soldiers” and support “The Kramer House” project.  Step Up for Soldiers is proud of this project they refer to as a “Soldier Build.” Upon receiving a plot of land in the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington, NC, the thought of building a transitional home for veterans, along with their families, who are attending local universities, emerged.  By completing this house we, as a community, are assisting Veterans in their new journey of life. Insuring that our veterans are able to remain with their families, we are doing more than just building a house. We are building a stronger family, and thus a stronger community.  Help us support our veterans by donating to this event.

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 Clay Band  and Delbert McClinton, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for Robert Clay 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 Clay 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. .  

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.

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society Up Coming Meetings

Monday August 18, 2014 Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Mike Giles, from the North Carolina Coastal Federation will talk to us about the natural history of our most prescious resource.
Monday September 15, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Norm Melton, will talk about his personal experiences while “Growing Up on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.”
Monday October 20, 2014: MembershipMeeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Local historian and author, Elaine Henson, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the “Cape Fear Beaches.”
Monday November 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. LeRae Umfleet, of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will return to us with her program on “Women in World War One.”
Monday December 15, 2014: Holiday Potluck 6:30-9:00 pm.
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.) Visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4. For more information call: 910-458-0502.
From the Friends of Fort Fisher - Looking for Descendents! The Friends of Fort Fisher are gathering contact information for any decendents of soldiers involved in the building of Fort Fisher or any of the other forts in the Cape Fear area. They would also like to find decendents of men who fought in the battles for Fort Fisher, Fort Holmes, Fort Caswell, Fort Johnston, and Fort Anderson, as well as blockade runner captains, crew and pilots, basically anyone who was involved in the Wilmington Campaign. Visit their website at: www.friendsoffortfisher.com for links to projects and events including the 150th Battle reenactment and the descendents reunion in January 2015. Contact John Golden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.