MEMORIAL DAY, ART SHOW & PARROT PARTY

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The Memorial Day Holiday is a good time to enjoy the freedoms afforded us by those who served our country in the armed forces – don’t forget to honor them. Southport, NC will hold two Memorial Day events on Monday, May 28. A parade will begin at 10:30 AM at the corner of 10th and Lord Streets. At 11 AM, at the end of the parade, there will be a memorial ceremony at the John N. Smith Cemetery on Leonard Street. At 2 PM the annual Days of Remembrance will be held at the Southport Community Center after which hot apple pie and ice cream will be served.

Bald Head Island, NC will hold their traditional Memorial Day service at the Old Baldy Lighthouse beginning at 11:30 AM and will include music by the Village Chapel Choir.

In Boiling Spring Lakes, NC you can attend a Memorial Day Service at VFW Post 10400, 3161 George II Highway, beginning at 11 AM.

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Today, May 24, you can experience the music of The Tams at the Brunswick County Free Concert in Leland Municipal Park, 102 Town Hall Drive, in Leland, NC beginning at 6:30 PM.

Tomorrow, Friday, May 25, beginning at 5 PM, the New York Times best selling author, Mary Alice Monroe, will be signing copies of her recent novel, Beach House Reunion, at the Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The story is set during the time of sea turtle nesting. This event is presented by the Pelican Book Store and cost is $7.50 which includes a free glass of wine.

On Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy the Smith Island Art League Memorial Day Show on Bald Head Island, NC. On Memorial Day you can beach it all day if you like, then head on out to Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC for Jimmy Buffet and beach music by Parrot Party at the Southport Summer Concert in Franklin Square Park.

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WEDDINGS


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In Southport, NC you can literally sail off into the sunset with your honey after a romantic sailboat wedding. Captain Carolyn Pryor of Sea/Side Ceremonies is an ordained minister who also captains her own sailboat. She can coordinate all the details for you as well. Or you can stage your wedding and your reception in the Southport Community Building, located at likely the loveliest spot in Southport, with gorgeous views of the Cape Fear River. You may prefer to hold your ceremony in an historic church or at one of the lovely and historic bed and breakfast inns scattered throughout Southport. Whatever choice you make, you will find everything you need to plan your wedding. Two excellent choices for catering are Coastal Catering and Events in Boiling Spring Lakes and Taylor Cuisine Cafe & Catering, Inc. on N. Howe Street. Both offer onsite and offsite catering as well as scrumptious food.

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Weddings on the beach are quite popular on Oak Island, NC and there is a local minister here who specializes in these. You will find caterers, photographers and a bakery for your wedding cake. Turtle Island Restaurant and Catering on E. Oak Island Drive will help you with planning your menu and will cater your event in their restaurant or at another location of your choice. Photographers Mike Boswell and Phyllis Allen both have their studios on Oak Island.  Why not tie the knot at your favorite vacation location? On Oak Island there are miles of beaches with numerous lovely locations for your wedding. Coastal Vacation Resorts Oak Island also has some stunning rental homes available for weddings. They will be happy to offer a group of rental houses for all your guests as well.

These are just a few of the companies that will be happy to assist you in making your special day everything you dream it will be. You can also find wedding cake bakers,  florists, music, rental equipment and more. Check out our site at http://www.insiderinfo.us.

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