EASTER WEEK

Spring has sprung! The Bradford Pear Trees have burst into their blooming glory. Daffodils are up. The Forsythia is budding out. The days are warmer and Easter is almost here – yes, it’s early this year. And the events that usually take place around Easter time are early, too. On Bald Head Island, NC the BHI Conservancy’s Easter Turtle Trot family fun run and 5K race will take place on Saturday, March 26, with registration beginning at 8:30 AM. This race will begin a full day of events on the island. Then from 10 AM until 5 Pm you can check out the BHI Artisans Show & Sale at the Association. The BHI Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 3 PM until 5 PM at the Common at Cape Fear Station.

In Southport, NC, you won’t want to miss the Southport Spring Festival & Azalea Sale held in the lovely Franklin Square Park on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, from 10 AM until 5 PM.

Spring also signifies the opening of some of our favorite restaurants that have been closed for the winter and we definitely welcome them back. We also welcome the visitors that Easter seems to awaken to the fact of our beautiful area. Because many schools are closed for spring break during Easter week, visitors with families tend to start arriving around that time. Here are a few ideas for some fun things to do with your children during Easter week (besides going to the beach!).

Have fun at a park – you will find many from which to choose.

Take a tour in a golf cart, on a bicycle or in the air.

Visit the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Coastal Carolina and the Ingram Planetarium.

And don’t forget the ice cream!

 

KIDS, DOGS & BOATS

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Today, March 21, 2015, is a perfect day to go to the dogs. Dogs have become so much a part of our lives that to many they are like children and some people even have granddogs. There are dog salons for grooming, cutting and polishing nails, and dressing up with a pretty scarf. But don’t forget to attend to your dog’s health. You can participate in a free rabies clinic today by taking your best friend to Bark at the Park in Leland, NC where all kinds of dog services are available and your dog can visit with other dogs there. The proceeds will benefit dogs who are not as lucky as yours – those who live in animal shelters. (http://leland.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/march/a-bark-in-the-park/profile/)

To many folks in the Southport, NC area, their boats are almost like family. You can see almost any kind of boat you can think of passing through the waters there. There are shrimp boats, a dying breed, and sailboats, jon boats, fishing boats, ferries, kayaks, even container ships. Tomorrow, March 22, 2015, you can see nearly all of these kinds of boats gathered together for the annual Blessing of the Fleet — and what better day than on a Sunday.
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It is difficult to realize that March is nearly over and Easter will soon be upon us. There are many traditions connected with Easter from fancy hats to special foods, from religious observances to social activities. One activity for children that has survived for many generations is the Easter Egg Hunt. On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the children of the Southport, NC area can participate in this tradition once again in historic Franklin Square Park in downtown Southport. Take your kids and grandkids for a fun time provided by the City of Southport, NC.
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