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Calling all flounder fishermen – the Sudan Daredevils Shallotte Point Flounder Tournament will begin on Friday, June 8 in Shallotte, NC. There will be two days of fishing and a fish fry open to the public all day on Saturday.

Once again the Experimental Aircraft Association offers a day of flying and fun at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, NC. The flying will begin on Friday, June 8 and the plane will be a B-17 Aluminum Overcast bomber from WWII. Saturday’s fun will begin with a $5.00 Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 AM until 11 AM. Be sure to bring your own chair and you dancing shoes to enjoy the Brunswick Big Band beginning at 3 PM. From 10 AM until 1 PM there will be flight tours (for a fee). From 2 PM until 5 PM you can take part in aground tour of the plane for $10 for individuals, $20 for an family and free of charge for military members and veterans.

The Saturday night adult program on Friday at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport in Southport, NC offers a Sizzling, Sassy Shrimp class for a fee of $12.50 for members and $25.00 for non-members. The students will also create shrimp dip and a shrimp boil.

If you have been thinking of taking an art class – you can take one for free on Friday, June 8. The Oak Island Art Guild meets monthly at 9 AM at the Oak Island Recreation Center and offers an art workshop after each meeting. This month the workshop will be led by Richard Staat who will teach brush techniques for watercolor.

Don’t forget Thursdays in the Park at Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC, where this Thursday, June 7, from 6 PM until 8 PM you can enjoy music by the NC Blues Kings. Bring a blanket or a chair and maybe even a picnic.

More music can be found on Friday at Middleton Park in Oak Island, NC. Beginning at 6:30 PM you can enjoy the music of Carolina Line Bluegrass band.

BB King

The arctic cold that is gripping the nation has arrived in Brunswick County, NC and most of us are hunkering down trying to stay warm. Only the bravest of souls are bundling up and walking on the windswept winter beaches. We are lucky, however, to have available to us a number of indoor entertainment venues to enjoy. One such venue is the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. This Saturday evening we can throw on our warm clothes and brave the short drive to Bolivia to enjoy the music of the King of the Blues, BB King.

At age 88, BB King is as thrilling to watch and listen to as he has ever been as he plays his guitar, Lucille, and sings the blues as only he can. Music is his life – has been from the time he played on street corners for dimes as a child. Now with more than 50 albums and induction¬†into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 he is still going strong. Don’t let the cold weather keep you from the opportunity to see BB in person – you will be glad you did. Get yourself on over to the Odell Williamson Auditorium on Saturday, January 11, at 8 PM and warm up with BB King and the blues.