The first day of Fall has arrived in Brunswick County, NC with a beautiful cool morning and, I believe, most of us are looking forward to cooler days ahead. It’s Friday, the weekend is almost here, and fun events begin this afternoon with the Spaghetti Plate Fundraiser hosted by the Southport Fire Department Auxiliary. Plates including spaghetti with meat sauce, bread, salad and dessert will be available for $8 from 11 AM until 1 PM. You can pick up your delicious lunch at the Southport Fire Headquarters at 1011 N. Howe St. or call 910-457-7915 to order and have it delivered to Southport, Oak Island, Boiling Spring Lakes, St. James or Bolivia, NC.

Beginning at 5:30 PM today, the Oak Island Moose Lodge offers their Oktoberfest with dinner and music by The Harbour Towne Fest Band. Tickets are $14. Contact http://www.oakislandmoose.com or call 910-457-547 for more information.

Beginning at 10 AM and continuing through 4 PM on Saturday, the NC Maritime Museum at Southport will fill the Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn with all things pirate. Check out their free event:  Scurvy Dogs & Scoundrels: Pirates of the Lower Cape Fear.

On Saturday afternoon at 3 PM there will be another Oktoberfest in Southport, NC. This one will be held at Check Six Brewing Company where they will offer all kinds of German fare and will introduce their Oktoberfest Bier.

Also on Saturday, you can attend the Family Fun and Safety Festival in Boiling Spring Lakes, NC. The event runs from 1 PM until 3 PM at the city hall, 9 East Boiling Spring Road. There, you can enjoy the exhibits, games for children and prizes. Parking will be available at the First Baptist Church.

If classic cars are your passion, you might want to check out the Carolina Shores Craft and Car Show on Saturday from 9 AM until 2 PM. The event will be held at the South Brunswick Islands Center at 9400 Ocean Highway West in Carolina Shores, NC. Craft vendors will display their wares inside the building while the classic cars, Mustangs and Corvettes can be viewed outside.

On Sunday, you can put on your running shoes and run for your benefit and that of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center’s Brunswick County facility. The 5 Star Race Production’s Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine 15K & Joyce Irish Pub 5K will be held in Brunswick Forest in Leland, NC. You can celebrate afterwards with the post-race Oktoberfest party.

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