ECLIPSE, THEATRE AND DOGS

The word ‘eclipse’ is on everyone’s lips and we do have the chance of a lifetime to see a nearly total one right here in Brunswick County, NC. There are many sites in the area from which you will be able to do your viewing, but can you imagine what an added thrill it would be to view it from the top of the Oak Island Lighthouse in Oak Island, NC? Of course, you will need to be able to climb 131 steps and that leaves this writer out. Because this event is a fund raiser for the lighthouse, there will be a fee of $50 per participant (limited to 10). In addition to the fantastic viewing, each participant will receive eclipse safety glasses as well as a hat and T-shirt with the logo: ‘I Climbed.’ Preregistration is required by sending an email with your name, your phone number and the number of participants to: oakislandlighthouse@gmail.com. Please direct all questions to Alice Coe: 910-894-0148.

Please remember to protect your eyesight by wearing the eclipse viewing glasses for this spectacular event and note: WELDING GLASSES WILL NOT PROTECT YOUR EYES.

For a fun event this weekend, check out Brunswick Little Theatre‘s production of Love, Loss and What I Wore. You can choose to attend Friday or Saturday at 7:30 PM, or on Sunday at 3 PM. You will likely see some familiar faces in this production. Tickets can be purchased at Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport, NC; at Sugar Confections in Shallotte, NC; or online at: brunswicklittletheatre.com.

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Check out Check Six Brewing Company in Southport, NC on Saturday, August 12, for a day of fun at the Dog Day Afternoon fundraiser for Paws Place Dog Rescue. There will be food, music, a dog beach costume contest and more.

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TOE TAPPIN’ TIME

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Throughout the season, Brunswick County, NC fills the air with music. You will find music emanating from the stage in Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC. You can enjoy the music of the Brunswick Concert Band and Brunswick Big Band or the  Sea Notes Choral Society at the Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Supply, NC – or – at the Town of St. James Community Center. You can attend music shows at the Amuzu Theater or musical productions at Brunswick Little Theater, both in Southport, NC. You can find music at restaurants most any night of the week. But during the off season, it all stops – or does it?

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Music never stops in Brunswick County, NC., folks. There is a core of really good local musicians who perform on weekends at a number of local restaurants and night spots. There are restaurants that provide karaoke as well. Some of the places in Southport, NC where you might find live music on the weekends include: Fishy Fishy CafeYacht Basin Eatery, Tiki Tavern, Check Six Brewing Company, Dead End Saloon and Slainte. In Oak Island, NC, check out the Moose Lodge and The Lazy Turtle.

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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.