BOATING, CAR SHOW AND SOAR

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Saturday is coming and there are also several interesting and fun activities coming where you can spend your day if you so choose. With all the water surrounding us there is bound to be boating of all kinds – from sailing to motor boating to fishing boating and more. What we hope for is that everyone in charge of these boats practices safe boating. If you have a boat or are anticipating getting one, you can do your part by taking the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course. The course will take place on Saturday at the Brunswick County EMS Headquarters, 40 Naber Drive in Shallotte, NC from 8 AM until 4 PM. The course applies to powerboats, sailboats, paddle craft and PWcs – in essence, all recreational watercraft. Registration is required by contacting Dawn Smith at:  BoatingSafely@ ec.rr.com. The fee can be paid online with PayPal or at the door with cash or check. Information can be found at: http://www.Flotilla10-05.org.

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From 2 PM until 7 PM you can enjoy the music of Lockwoood and food from the Little Chef Food Truck at Check Six Brewing Company, in Southport, NC. What’s more, the proceeds from this event will benefit the Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue.

If classic cars, music and cruise-ins are your thing, you won’t want to miss Leland Under the Lights at the Villages at Brunswick Forest in Leland, NC, also on Saturday from 3PM until 8 PM.

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KIDS’ ART, KAYAKING & FURR PARTY

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If you are looking for a free fun time for your kids on Saturday, I suggest that you head on out to Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC. From 11 AM until 2 PM you and the kids can enjoy the activities provided by volunteers from the Associated Artists of Southport at their Kids’ Art Day. Food trucks will be available for lunch, or you can pop on down to the Trolly Stop for a fun kids lunch.

If kayaking is your love, you will likely enjoy the Ride the Tide event, which will be held on Saturday as well – in Oak Island, NC. This event will begin at the Oak Island Recreation Center at 11:30 AM and is co-sponsored by the Adventure Kayak Company. A race, a costume contest and a poker run will be included in the event. There is a fee. You are welcome to volunteer to help out with the event.

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Saturday’s Party Furr the Paws will be held from 6 PM until 9 PM in Southport, NC at the St. James Community Building. This event will include music, dancing, a costume contest, a raffle and more. All this fun will benefit SOAR (Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue) so plan a night out for a good cause. The cats and dogs at the rescue will thank you for it.

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MUSIC, BOOKS AND CARS

A couple of fun musical events will be happening today, Friday, July 28, 2017 – one in Southport, NC and the other in Bald Head Island, NC. The popular, local Mike’s Garage Band will be playing at the Rescues United Furr Jam from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM at the Woodlands Park Amphitheater in St. James for a good cause. There is a cash fee of $10 for this event and money raised will benefit Southport-Oak Island Animal Rescue, Paws Place Dog Rescue, and the Brunswick County Sheriffs Animal Protective Service medical fund. You can still purchase the required $10 wristbands at Paws Place and SOAR during business hours. You are invited to bring your own picnic and beverages or to purchase food from vendors who will be available at the concert.

The Bald Head Island Friends of Music concert for July will be presented this evening at the Village Chapel. This free concert, which features the Watermark Ensemble, will begin at 7:30 PM and is open to the public.

Did you know that the Friends of the Library/Southport and Oak Island holds a used book sale every month from 9 AM until noon? This month the sale will be on Saturday, July 29 and, as always, it will be held at Southport Realty, 727 N. Howe St. in Southport, NC. “Foodie Fiction” is the theme this month. All books that include food, cooking or ingredients in their titles will sell for half price. You can also drop off any used books you wish to donate.

Two events that include music will be held on Wednesday, August 2 (yes, it’s almost here!). At 2 PM in Franklin Square Park, in Southport, NC, you can enjoy the concert you missed due to cancellation during the July 4 celebration. This free concert by the Second Marine Aircraft wing Band is not to be missed.

On Wednesday evening, from 6 PM until 9 PM, the Wheels by the Sea car club will hold their Show and Shine Cruise. The event, which will include a DJ, will be held at 5130 Southport-Supply Rd., SE, Southport, NC. Cars, trucks and motorcycles are invited to take part. Contact numbers: 301-514-5393 and 410-507-7899.

GREASE AND DOGS

…is the word. Can be seen. Can be heard…..in Southport, NC! Starting today – Friday, March 10 – the Stagestruck Players will present this all time favorite musical at Brunswick Little Theatre. Not to worry if you can’t make it today – here is the line-up of shows:

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM – March 10, 11, 17 and 18

Sundays at 3 PM – March 12 and 19

Advance tickets can be purchased online at the Brunswick Little Theatre website, at Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport, NC, or at Sugar Confections in Shallotte, NC.

Come on out for some great entertainment and to support your local actors in a fun adventure.

On Saturday, March 11, you can take your dogs (on leash) and your kids for a fun day of Bark in the Park at Leland Municipal Park in Leland, NC. Bring some dog food to donate to Leland Animal rescue, as well, and you can earn free raffle tickets. This is an opportunity for a great outing for the whole family – including the doggie members.