JOLLY MON, SONGWRITING & PIRATES

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Fishing and pirates and songs, oh my! And the fun begins at 6 PM today, Thursday, June 14, in Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC with the first event of the Southport Songwriter Festival. At this event you can enjoy the music of Louisa Branscomb and Friends of Distinction with Jeanette and Johnny Williams until 8 PM.

Registrations for the Jolly Mon King Classic fishing tournament also begin this evening in Ocean Isle Beach, NC . The tournament runs through Sunday and offers a Junior Jolly Mon as well.

Tomorrow evening (Friday, June 15) check out the scenes in the free movie, Safe Haven, and see if you can match them to your surroundings. Yes, the movie will be shown outdoors on the Garrison Lawn in Southport, NC beginning at 8:45 PM. Bring your own chairs or a blanket to sit on and some snacks – and enjoy.

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Bald Head Island, NC will be the place where the action is this weekend and the action will begin on Friday. What action? Why, the Pirate Invasion, of course. Aargh! Don’t miss out on the adventure – food, fun and games – activities, music and magic. (If you have a choice, always choose magic in your life)

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APRIL FOOL!

No fooling! Saturday is April 1st and some fun things are going on in Southport, NC for kids and adults alike. Take your kids, grandkids, and that kid inside yourself to Franklin Square Park for Kids Day. This event, sponsored by Associated Artists of Southport and Brunswick County Smart Start begins at 11 AM. You will find lots of fun activities, interactive storytelling, and hot dogs and drinks for sale by the Trolly Stop.

Saturday is also Civil War Trust Park Day and the NC Maritime Museum at Southport is reaching out to those who would like to help them out beginning at 9 AM. As a volunteer, you will be cleaning up the grounds, planting flowers, working on special services projects, painting, and planting herbs and vegetables. If you have yard tools, please bring them with you. As a reward, you will receive a free Park Day tee shirt and a hot dog lunch. Please call 457-0003 to pre-register.

The Sea Notes Choral Society will be presenting their spring concert on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s concert, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, will begin at 3 PM both days at the BCC Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia, NC. Choose your day and spend the afternoon with music by this excellent local group. You’ll be glad you did.

FOR ADULTS ONLY…..

Now that I have your attention….. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while are bound to know that I have nothing against kids. In fact, our website has a Kidstuff section with all kinds of events, attractions and amusements geared especially to kids. You will find art related activities; outdoors activities; fun learning activities (but don’t tell the kids); fishing activities; summer camps and the best places to find ice cream and smoothies.

Kids are fun and it’s great to spend time with them, however, sometimes we need some time for ourselves. Not only time alone, but time to enjoy our adult friends and do adult things. Things like going to an adult movie; having a quiet dinner out; going to a concert; going to a play; going out dancing and having drinks in an adults only atmosphere. There are many places in Brunswick County, NC where we can do those things and that’s a good thing. Making special plans is a good thing as well. Hire a sitter, if necessary, make your reservations and head on out to a couple of upcoming events. The first two do require purchase of tickets in advance, so get on the ball. You’ll be glad you did.

This Saturday you can enjoy Las Vegas Night in Supply, NC, while supporting a good cause:

On Friday, February 5, you can have fun Mardi Gras style in the Town of Oak Island:

For a later night out, check out Slainte (open until 2 AM) in Southport, NC: