FOOD TRUCK FUN, 4TH KICKOFF & HOT MIKADO

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Start your weekend tomorrow evening (Thursday, June 21) with the weekly Southport Summer Concert in Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC. Soul on the Beach will entertain you from 6 PM until 8 PM.

Hot Mikado will be showing tomorrow evening, as well, at Brunswick Little Theatre in Southport, NC beginning at 7:30 PM. If you can’t make it then you will have more chances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM and on Sunday afternoon at 3 PM. The scene is set in a Japanese Garden with music from the 1940s and the story includes love, a beheading and someone being buried alive. But don’t worry, the ending is happy.

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On Saturday, June 22, you might want to check out the first Food Truck Rodeo and Jam in Oak Island, NC at Middleton Park. It will run from 11 AM until 8 PM so you could enjoy lunch as well as dinner in the park if you choose. You will find homemade ice cream, too. There will also be music throughout the day with four bands scheduled to play. Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department is hoping you will want to make a donation of $5 at this event so they may raise funds for an amphitheater, a modern playground and a splash pad pay area.

On Sunday, June 24, there will be more music available for your entertainment and to kick off the July 4th Celebration. The 208th Army Band will perform on the Fort Johnston Lawn beginning at 3 PM. Bring your chairs, bring your blankets, bring your snacks and enjoy jazz, rock, marches, and a brass quintet.

Christine Martinez (l) as Yum Yum with other Ladies of Japan

GREASE AND DOGS

…is the word. Can be seen. Can be heard…..in Southport, NC! Starting today – Friday, March 10 – the Stagestruck Players will present this all time favorite musical at Brunswick Little Theatre. Not to worry if you can’t make it today – here is the line-up of shows:

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM – March 10, 11, 17 and 18

Sundays at 3 PM – March 12 and 19

Advance tickets can be purchased online at the Brunswick Little Theatre website, at Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport, NC, or at Sugar Confections in Shallotte, NC.

Come on out for some great entertainment and to support your local actors in a fun adventure.

On Saturday, March 11, you can take your dogs (on leash) and your kids for a fun day of Bark in the Park at Leland Municipal Park in Leland, NC. Bring some dog food to donate to Leland Animal rescue, as well, and you can earn free raffle tickets. This is an opportunity for a great outing for the whole family – including the doggie members.

CHRISTMAS HAPPENINGS

December is zipping by at lightning speed and most of us are busy decorating, making and purchasing gifts, wrapping gifts, planning menus, baking cookies, trying to figure out how we will fit everyone at the table, sending greetings, making travel plans, and on and on. It can be fun if we don’t allow it to become stressful – and it gets us in the mood of the season. Don’t let all this busyness stop you from enjoying yourself – from taking time to participate in the many events that celebrate the season. Brunswick County, NC offers so many events that you can pick and choose which ones to enjoy. Many of these events are free and those that are not often benefit less fortunate children and families so, please, give generously. Here are a few coming up this weekend:

On Saturday, 12/13, the Southport Winterfest Christmas Tour of Homes (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/december/southport-winterfest-christmas-tour-of-homes/profile/) allows you a peek into seven lovely homes in Southport where you can get decorating ideas for your own home. The proceeds benefit student scholarships.

On 12/12, 13 & 14, Brunswick Little Theatre (http://southport.insiderinfo.us/arts/theater/brunswick-little-theatre/profile/) presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ in their theater on River Road in Southport, NC.

On the afternoon of Sunday, 12/14, you can experience An 18th Century Christmas (http://leland.insiderinfo.us/annual-events/december/an-18th-century-christmas/profile/) at Brunswick Town/ Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow, NC, which ends with a candlelit service in the ruins of St. Phillips Anglican Church.