CULTURES, SUNFISH & WOODEN BOATS

September will be going out with a bang this weekend with lots of fun things to do. Don’t miss out. The fun will begin on Friday evening with the first performance presented through the auspices of the Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. Beginning at 7 PM, the African American Dance Ensemble will perform at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College in Bolivia, NC. On Saturday, from 10 AM until 4 PM you can enjoy the festival on the grounds of the auditorium with dancing, cultural events, food and more. Take the kids for a fun and informative day.

If you enjoy fishing, you might want to check out the Bay Creek Classic beginning with the captain’s meeting on Friday at 4 PM. Lines in the water from 7 AM until 4:30 PM on Saturday and the proceeds go for a good cause.

Saturday also offers the Around Oak Island Sunfish Race. Open to all experienced sunfish sailors, this 27+ mile race starts in the Yacht Basin in Southport, NC.

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Photo courtesy Keith Green

Begun eight years ago, the Southport Wooden Boat Show has grown exponentially over the years. At this year’s event you will enjoy all the activities you enjoyed in previous shows as well as new activities, including more maritime activities. There will be a designated handicapped parking area as well as a shuttle bus to take you to the event site in the Old yacht Basin. This is a family friendly event with fun for everyone.

SEPTEMBER, TOO

Most of the tourists visit Brunswick County, NC during the summer months. They spend their time enjoying the beaches, shopping, eating at our excellent restaurants and participating in scheduled events. The residents, however, know how to have fun, too. Even though the summer officially ends with Labor Day, there are events every weekend from which to choose. Last week I suggested three options: Big Toy Day, the Around Oak Island Sunfish Race, and the Brunswick County Intercultural Festival. Here are three more to add to your calendar: 

September 6, 2014 – The Brunswick Family Assistance 10K, 5K & 1-mile Fun Run and 10K walk at Sea Trail Resort and Convention Center (http://oceanislebeach.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/september/5-star-race-productions-llc/profile/)

Determined runners at the start in one of our races at Beautiful Brunswick Forest

September 27, 2014 – The Southport Wooden Boat Show (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/september/southport-wooden-boat-show/profile/)

September 28, 2014 – The First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & 5K in Brunswick Forest (http://leland.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/october/5-star-race-productions-llc/profile/)

2012 Finisher Medals