You might ask, what do poetry and gambling have in common?  A person who writes poetry would likely be able to tell you. She/he might speak of the contained excitement of the participants; the slap of cards on the table; the tinkle of the ball rolling around the roulette wheel; the sound of dice tumbling on the craps table. After all, poetry can be written about anything. It is often quite political and has meaning beyond the actual words used. If you write poetry, like poetry, read poetry, or listen to poetry, have I got news for you. Brunswick Little Theatre, in Southport, NC, will be hosting an open mic poetry reading tonight, January 26, beginning at 7 PM. Everyone is invited to read your own poetry or that of someone you admire, or to listen and enjoy the poetry of others. The event is free and cookies will be served. Donating a little to defray the cost of the cookies would be appreciated. Please attend, as attendance will determine whether or not the theatre will hold more readings in the future.

The gambling begins tomorrow evening, January 27, at 6 PM. Las Vegas Night, sponsored by the Shallotte Rotary Club, is a fun yearly event and raises funds for good causes. If you enjoy gambling and the casino atmosphere, then take yourself out to Shallotte, NC, to participate.


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Who needs to endure the trials of traveling to Nevada? Who needs to endure the long lines at the airport, the embarrassment of having your belongings and even your self vetted, the uncomfortable seats on the plane, or, alternatively, the long car ride? None of that is necessary. You can brighten up your winter doldrums right here in Brunswick County, NC. Put on your fancy duds (not required – but fun) and prepare yourself for a fun night of games of chance. Where? When? I’m talking about Las Vegas Night – this year held at Planet Fun in Shallotte, NC. Saturday night, starting at 6 PM, you can take your chances with Roulette, Black Jack, Craps and more. You can enjoy scrumptious food and cocktails. You might even win a prize. Best of all, you will be supporting local charities.

For those of you who have never been to Planet Fun and Starz Grille, you will discover a whole new world of entertainment and good food for the whole family. If you can’t make Las Vegas Night, why not check out Planet Fun on your next family outing or stop at Starz Grille for your next meal.

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