BIG TOYS, CULTURE AND PEACE

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There are lots of fun things to do this weekend in Brunswick County, NC – from the Rice Festival in Belville, NC to the Purple Feet Festival in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The Rice Festival is a two day festival, held in the Riverwalk that celebrates the heritage of rice growing in the area. The Purple Feet Festival is held at the Silver Coast Winery and includes grape stomping and a Lucy look-alike contest. On Saturday, you will find fun for the whole family at Big Toy Day at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in the Town of Oak Island, NC. Your kids and grandkids can earn their wings and be introduced to the fun of flying with free small aircraft flights at this event.

The Brunswick County Intercultural Festival will be held at Brunswick Community College in Supply, NC on Saturday with their fare of food, dance, arts, drumming, storytelling and more. A special addition this year will be held at the Odell Williamson Auditorium on Sunday evening at 7 PM with the presentation of the African Children’s Choir in a free concert.

I would like to personally invite everyone to come out on Sunday afternoon to the celebration of International Peace Day on the Fort Johnston lawn in Southport, NC. With all the turmoil in the nation and in the world, it is important that we take every opportunity we can to send peace out into the universe. Please join me.

International Peace Day 2016

MUSIC IN MARCH

Music is in the air all over Brunswick County, NC. If you pay attention you can hear birds singing. They sing the sunrise into the sky, continue their concert throughout the day, and sing the sun to sleep at night. The breeze sings its own song – rustling through the leaves of the trees and setting off wind chimes. The ocean is constantly singing and yet sings a different song each day. Sometimes it is soft and gentle and sometimes it roars. If you like organized music, March is a great month to indulge yourself. The U. S. Navy Concert Band will be presenting a free concert at the Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium ( http://leland.insiderinfo.us/arts/museum-hall-organization/brunswick-community-college-odell-williamson-auditorium/profile/)

in Bolivia, NC on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 PM. The concert band has been performing public, family friendly concerts for 90 years. The concert will feature marches, patriotic works and orchestral selections.

Our very own Sea Notes Choral Society (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/arts/music/sea-notes-choral-society/profile/)

will present their Spring Concert on March 27, 28 and 29 in the NC Baptist Assembly Auditorium in Caswell Beach, NC. This concert will be a fun event for those of us who recall the songs of the 60s as these songs will be featured in this free concert. The March 27 performance will take place at 7:30 PM while the March 28 and March 29 performances will happen at 3 PM. With three chances to make it to this event, how can you lose?

On March 13, 14 and 15, the Stagestruck Players of Brunswick Little Theater (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/arts/theater/brunswick-little-theatre/profile/)

will present Godspell Jr. at their theater in Southport, NC. The Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 PM and the Sunday performance will be at 3 PM.