Local Events Calendar for August 24th, 2016

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Calendar of Events for 2016

• May 28–Oct 1 - Carolina Beach Farmers
Market every Saturday (910-458-2977)
• June 14–Aug 23 - Tuesday Family Night
 at Carolina Beach Boardwalk
• May 25–Aug 31 - Wednesday Night Bingo
at Carolina Beach Boardwalk
• May 27-Sept 2 - Fireworks every Thursday Night
on the Beach (910-458-8434)
• May 27-Sept 2 - Weekly Boardwalk Music
Every Thursday (910-458-8434)
• May 29-Sept 4 - Free Movies at the Carolina Beach
Lake every Sunday (910-458-8434)
• June 10-Aug 26 - FREE Summer Concerts
2nd and 4th Fridays (910-458-8434)
• June 14–Aug 30 - Kure Beach Market (910-458-8216)
• August 27 - Carolina Street Arts Festival from 10 am to 5 pm on Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach. (610.909.7643)
• September 10 - 4th Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282)
• September 16-17 - 4th Annual Carolina Beach Dragon
Boat Regatta and Festival (910-599-2879)
• September 24 - 4th Annual Pleasure Island Day of Hope
“Toes in the Sand” Walk (910-458-9453)
• October 8 & 9 - 23rd Annual Seafood, Blues
and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434)
• October 15 - 8th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-7233)
• October 16 - Carolina Beach Marathon and
 Half Marathon (919-889-3438)
• October 21,22,23 - 10th Annual Pleasure Island
Surf Fishing Challenge (910-452-6378)
• October 22 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters
Association BBQ (910-458-8434)
• November 25 - Island of Lights Light Up
Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507)
• Nov 25, 26/Dec 3,10,17 - 8th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-458-8434)
 • December 2 - Island of Lights Parade (910-458-5507)
• December  3 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211)
• December 9, 10, 11 - Kure Beach Fantasy
Christmas Show (910-619-2050)
• December 10 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5007)
• December 31 - New Year’s Eve
Countdown/Fireworks Kure Beach  
For more information or updates visit the
PI COC website at www.PleasureIslandNC.org

The Cut to Play Last Free Concert of Season Friday

This Friday the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce will host their last Free Summer Concert featuring “The Cut The event will be held along the scenic Cape Fear River at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach with live entertainment each from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. “The Cut” features Popular Rock played by J.V. Flanagan--Vocals, Guitar, Eric McHorney--Drums, Backup Vocals, Jeremy Robinson--Bass Guitar and Leif Ridgeway--Lead Guitar.
This outside event is weather permitting, Visit the Pleasure Island Chamber online at www.pleasureislandnc.org for a fill calendar of events.

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2016 FREE  Sunday Night Movies at the Lake

The weather is getting warmer, the plans are being made. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina Beach, proudly announce this years selection for the FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake.  
As always, we have selected Family-friendly movies for the enjoyment of all of our residents and tourists alike.  Our FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. We kicked off the season with Stuart, Kevin & Bob known as the MINIONS (PG-2015) on May 29th. The following are the Movies left this season:  Cloudy with A Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG 2013) on August 14th.  For our thirteenth selection of the season, we offer The Penguins of Madagascar (PG 2014) on August 21 with all of those lovable penguins voiced by the likes of John Malkovich and Ken Jeong.  This year’s Classic Night on August 28 will feature the 1962’s hilarious misadventure of a tourist family Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation.  We closeout the season on Labor Day Weekend (September 4) with The Peanuts Movie (PG 2015) highlighting the misadventures of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and Linus. We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price!  You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well.  Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right  Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.    

Get Your 2016 Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival Tickets Today

CAROLINA BEACH, NC - Tickets of the 23rdf Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival are on sale at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, Island Tackle & Hardware, Olde Salty's, Gravity Records, Southern Sign Company, The Silver Dollar, Carolina Beach Furniture, and Bank of America in Carolina Beach. Festuring two-headliners with Jonny Lang performing Saturday and Samantha Fish on Sunday October 8th and 9th the Two-Day Advanced tickets are $50.00. Follow the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival on Facebook for exciting updates about the band lineup, seafood vendors, and more! Now entering its 23rd  year, let the music performed by nationally recognized Blues and Jazz performers, coastal cuisine, natural beauty and salt air transport you into another dimension…and into a world where your cares and stresses are left behind. It’s a world where the weather is warmer, the people are friendlier, the food is tastier, and the music is "blue-sier". A weekend of non-stop musical talent, the Pleasure Island Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival features live jazz and blues performances on two stages. The music can’t be beat and the locally prepared seafood is simply the best in the region. This two-day festival takes place along the scenic Cape Fear River at the Fort Fisher Military Recreational Area in Kure beach.
Enjoy browsing at the Arts & Wine Garden, shopping for crafts, listening to music, and fine wine tasting. Children will stay entertained for hours as they enjoy magicians, face painting, educational exhibits, inflatables and much more in the Kidz Zone.

Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market Starting Runs til October 1st

May 28th the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market will be back in business. Shop a huge selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods and natural soaps while listening to live music at the Carolina Beach Lake! The Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market was established to provide a location for local growers, producers, artisans and crafters to sell their goods directly to the consumers, to encourage and promote the use of locally grown and produced products and to enhance the quality of life in Carolina Beach. “Located on the shores of the lake, the market is open Saturdays, 8:00am – 1:00pm. In addition, a selection of artists and crafters have their handmade items available each week on a rotating basis.
On the three holiday weekends join us for a combination of farmer’s market and art show with over 90 vendors participating, bringing you a huge selection of unique artisan made items. And we are pet friendly! Spend some time at our “island style” market and help to support local farmers and the local economy while ensuring you’re purchasing the safest and freshest foods available.” For updates follow them on facebook or visit http://carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com/

You haven’t missed it!
Vintage Bathing Suits: 1900-1990

Due to popular demand we’ve extended our popular swim suit exhibit until September 30th.
The exhibit is open on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm during June, July, August and September at the Federal Point History Center located at 1121-A N. Lake Park Blvd., just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall. The oldest suits are from the 1900-1920s and look more like dresses than bathing suits.  All three are fine worsted wool and were worn with stockings and bathing shoes.  
Five suits are one piece tank suits of wool knit worn during the 1920s-30s.  One of those has the initials of the bath house that rented it stamped across the front much like those from our pavilion and bath houses at Carolina Beach.  And, one is a child’s suit in bright red that someone added elastic to the straps for another season of wear.  
Two ladies’ suits are Jantzens with their distinctive swim girl logo, one of those has a zipper down the back.  Two men’s suits are bathing briefs made of wool knit from the 1930s-40s both with belts.  One has the Jantzen swim girl on the buckle and the other has a “Surfing Waikiki” patch.  
There is an emerald green ladies’ suit in silk taffeta with a flared skirt over cotton bloomers.  There is a yellow woven rayon two piece with a bra like top and trunks from the waist and a green woven cotton two piece with a halter top.  
Wool, cotton and rayon gave way to synthetic fabrics from the 1950s on.  Several more one piece ladies’ suits are made from polyester blends most with a modesty panel to cover the crotch and some with zippers and boning.  There is a man’s cotton boxer suit and a ladies’ suit with a matching detachable skirt made from synthetic stretchy fabric.  
The most modern suit is a 1980s-90s one made from linen and features embroidery and is fully lined.
 For more information call 910-458-0502 or email at عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته. and please visit our Face Book page at Federal Point History Center and like us.

Family Night, Movies, Music & More

Wednesday mornings through August 31st start off magical in Kure Beach for “Story Time by the Sea” from 10:00am until 11:30am. Princess and her fairytale friends from Fairytales and Dreams by the Sea gather in Kure Beach's Ocean Front Park for stories, crafts and games. Tonight and every Wednesdays through August 31st come play cash bingo at the Boardwalk from 6:30pm until 9:00pm! At the Carolina Beach State Park ranger’s host “Turtle Talks” every Wednesday at 7:00pm through August 31st at the State Park’s Visitors Center. This Thursday come back to the Boardwalk for Fireworks by the Sea and Music at the Gazebo featuring “Lynne and the Wave” Music starts at 6:30pm followed by the fireworks at 9:00pm. Fireworks and music run every Thursday through August 25th with the exception of Sunday, July 3rd for Independence Day and Friday, September 2nd for Labor Day Weekend.
For something fresh head to the Carolina Beach Lake for their weekly Farmers Market. Held each week from 8:00am until 1:00pm through October 1st shop a selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods, natural soaps, artisans and crafters! This
Sunday’s FREE Outdoor movie will be the Cloudy with a MR HOBBS TAKES A VACATION (1962). Movie goers can purchase cotton candy, popcorn, candy, soft drinks and much more.  You can also bring your own food and beverages.  Movies start at dusk and run until September 4th.  Monday the town of Kure Beach along with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project will host a “Turtle Talk” from 7:00pm until 8:00pm in Kure Beach’s Oceanfront Park. This event continues Mondays June 13th - August 29th (excluding July 4th). Kure Beach has officially kicked-off their weekly Market. Shop for locally grown produce and hand crafted goods through August 30th from 8:00am until 1:00pm at the Oceanfront Park. Family Night at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk returns Tuesday featuring face painting games and a visit from Elmo! Held every Tuesday from 6:30pm until 8:30pm through August 23rd come out and enjoy Bounce house, kids activities, entertainment, raffles and more! For more information on any of these events visit http://pleasureislandnc.org or follow the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce on Facebook!

Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is Rescheduled for Saturday, August 27th

Carolina Beach, NC – The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is an all-day event to be held August 27th from 10 am to 5 pm, on Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach. This interactive festival celebrates the arts from visual, performing, and culinary arts with over 70 artists from around the region!
Shop fine arts and craft, participate in the community art project, and join in on a hoop or drum circle! Enjoy performances all day including The Broccoli Brothers Circus at noon. Learn to line dance or shag too. The festival is the flag ship event for the Island Arts and Culture Alliance (IACA), a non-profit, community-based organization. IACA’s mission is to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the island community, in order to enhance the quality of life in our area.
The artist-vendors are juried selected to bring high quality fine art and fine craft arts for the festival. Festival-goers will find beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces in sculpture, glasswork, functional and decorative pottery, handcrafted jewelry and stunning paintings in bold acrylics, vivid oils and delicate watercolors. Jan Feury is this year’s guest artist who will guide people through the community art project to create a multi-media painting. Participants will learn techniques while contributing to the group artwork.
The Festival is in the heart of the Carolina Beach business district with access to the renown boardwalk, great restaurants and shopping. For more information about the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, contact Christine Higgins 610.909.7643 or email Chris@ArtfulLiving Group.com

Pleasure Island Parrot Heads Upcoming Events

• Pleasure Island Parrot Heads - September Meeting & Social: Please join PIPH at Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill, 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach  Saturday, September 10 for our PIPH monthly meeting at 5pm, then dinner and social starting at 6 pm.  Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot Band to be playing.  We hope to make a lot of phun memories.  Everyone is welcome to join us.
 Pleasure Island Parrot Head  20th Annual Beach Sweep Saturday, October 1 at 9 am Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo to clean our beach.  Everyone is welcome to join us. PIPH Party with a Purpose: Friday, September 30 at 7 pm join us for our  at Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill, 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach entertainment by The Mango Band. Saturday October 1 at 7 pm join our PIPH Party at Lazy Pirate with the return of Scearce & Ketner Band.  Everyone is welcome to join us.

Carolina Beach - Citizen’s Recognition Program, Walk of Fame Nominations Open

The Citizen’s Recognition Program is now accepting nominations for a monument on the Walk of Fame.  Nominees must have made a tangible and lasting contribution to the Town of Carolina Beach through their outstanding leadership and service.  Nominations should demonstrate how the nominee has been influential in advancing the economic and social development of Carolina Beach as a residential community and beach resort. Financial donations are greatly appreciated as the Project is responsible for the cost of each monument.
Deadline for this year’s nominations is September 30, 2016. Submit nominations in letter form, to Darlene Bright, FPHPS, P.O. Box 623, Carolina Beach, North Carolina 28428 or by e-mail to عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.
For more information about the committee call Darlene Bright. 910-458-8684 or Rebecca at 910-458-0502.

Great BBQ and Fun Music at the Kure Beach Community Center

KURE BEACH, NC - Wednesday mornings through August 31st start off magical in Kure Beach for “Story Time by the Sea” from 10:00am until 11:30am. Princess and her fairytale friends from Fairytales and Dreams by the Sea gather in Kure Beach's Ocean Front Park for stories, crafts and games. Tonight and every Wednesdays through August 31st come play cash bingo at the Boardwalk from 6:30pm until 9:00pm!
At the Carolina Beach State Park ranger’s host “Turtle Talks” every Wednesday at 7:00pm through August 31st at the State Park’s Visitors Center. This Thursday come back to the Boardwalk for Fireworks by the Sea and Music at the Gazebo featuring “Lynne and the Wave” Music starts at 6:30pm followed by the fireworks at 9:00pm. Fireworks and music run every Thursday through August 25th with the exception of Sunday, July 3rd for Independence Day and Friday, September 2nd for Labor Day Weekend.
For something fresh head to the Carolina Beach Lake for their weekly Farmers Market. Held each week from 8:00am until 1:00pm through October 1st shop a selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods, natural soaps, artisans and crafters! This
Sunday’s FREE Outdoor movie will be the Cloudy with a MR HOBBS TAKES A VACATION (1962). Movie goers can purchase cotton candy, popcorn, candy, soft drinks and much more.  You can also bring your own food and beverages.  Movies start at dusk and run until September 4th.
Monday the town of Kure Beach along with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project will host a “Turtle Talk” from 7:00pm until 8:00pm in Kure Beach’s Oceanfront Park. This event continues Mondays June 13th - August 29th (excluding July 4th). Kure Beach has officially kicked-off their weekly Market. Shop for locally grown produce and hand crafted goods through August 30th from 8:00am until 1:00pm at the Oceanfront Park. Family Night at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk returns Tuesday featuring face painting games and a visit from Elmo! Held every Tuesday from 6:30pm until 8:30pm through August 23rd come out and enjoy Bounce house, kids activities, entertainment, raffles and more! For more information on any of these events visit http://pleasureislandnc.org or follow the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce on Facebook!

Ft. Fisher State Historic Site to extend hours to include Sundays Afternoons

KURE BEACH, NC¬—Beginning May 24 through September 4 (Memorial Day through Labor Day), 2016, Fort Fisher State Historic Site will extend its Tuesday through Saturday operating hours to include Sunday afternoons from 12 noon to 5 pm. The site will remain closed on Mondays and on major holidays.
To mark the debut of its extended 2017 summer schedule, Fort Fisher will host a special presentation honoring Memorial Day and the US military. At 2 pm on Sunday, May 29, assistant site manager John Moseley will discuss the fort’s little known role during World War II. The free program is open to the public and will be held in the visitor center.
While dozens of books have been written detailing Fort Fisher’s Civil War experience, much less is known of its role during World War II. The US Army’s association with Fort Fisher in 1941 literally changed the face of the fort and Battery Buchannan forever. Among other things, the presentation will examine the life of World War II soldiers, equipment used during the conflict, and the key role women played both at the fort and during World War II.
All Fort Fisher programming is made possible by support from the Friends of Fort Fisher and its sustaining members Troy and Lori Barbour, Mike McCarley, Tammy and Jack Moore, Brian and Deedra Nunnally, Jim and Catherine Taylor, Patrick O. McCullough, Forrest Goodman, Jr., Wilson Grab, and Ivarlee E. & Thomas E. Mulligan. Fort Fisher, the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy, once protected the port of Wilmington and the vital blockade running trade on the Cape Fear River. After two massive naval bombardments the fort fell to a Union assault on January 15, 1865. With the capture of Fort Fisher, Wilmington’s port – “the Lifeline of the Confederacy” – was closed to foreign trade. Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S, Kure Beach, N.C. 28449.   Fort Fisher State Historic Site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR), the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
 NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C.  Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov

Pleasure Island Foundation for A Sustainable Community Announce Golf Cart Raffle Fundraiser

On behalf of the Pleasure Island Foundation for a Sustainable Community, it gives us great pleasure to announce our newest fund raising initiative.  We are going to raffle a fully “Tricked Out” 2013  Club Car “Precedent” Street Ready, Four-Seat Golf Car. This fundraising iniative was officially announced on Saturday, April 9th during the 20th Annual Chowder Cook-Off.  The net proceeds will assist in our efforts to ‘give back’ to our community through a number of other Non-profits and great causes on Pleasure Island.  We encourage everyone to purchase a chance to win this outstanding vehicle and as a 501c3, all donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. The retail value for the Golf Car is $8,000.00.  There will only be 1,000 tickets printed and sold.  Tickets will be $20 each or 3/$50. The contest period officially began on April 9, 2016 at the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off and ticket sales will continue through Sunday, October 9, 2016, and it will be our intention to announce the winner from the stage at the Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival.  You do not have to be present to win.
The Golf Car was built by Golf Cars of Central Carolina in association with Body Work by Register’s Auto Collisiion Services.  The following equipment and upgrades are included. Standard Equipment, Upgrades Seatbelt, “Flip Flop” Custom Paint Job, Fold Down Windshield, Upgraded Designer Wheels, Headlights, Extended Roof, Turn Signals , Custom Front Seat Covers, Brake Light, Front Brush Guard, Battery Status Indicator, Rhino Mat Floor Covers, USB Port/DC Power, Carriage Under Lighting, Horn, Cup Holders, Back-Up Warning Beep, Built-In Coole, Flip Rear Seat, Blue Tooth Speakers.  Tickets may be purchased at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce located in the Carolina Beach Town Hall or by contacting us at 910-458-8434 or www.PleasureIslandnNC.org 

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society monthly meeting is on Monday, August 15

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, August 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.  
Join author and historian Jack E. Fryar. Jr. as he details the second half of the war in the South, especially as it occurred North Carolina and the Cape Fear. With the fall of Charleston in 1780, the Revolutionary War returned to the Carolinas with a vengeance. While the most famous battles of America’s war for independence were fought in the North, the decisive battles were fought in the South, at places like Camden, Ninety-Six, Cowpens, King’s Mountain, and Guilford Courthouse. When Gen. Charles Lord Cornwallis began his Southern Campaign to return the Carolinas to the Crown’s control, Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina played a pivotal role in his plans.
 Jack E. Fryar, Jr. is the author or editor of twenty-two books of Cape Fear and North Carolina history. He holds masters degrees in History and Teaching, and is the owner of Dram Tree Books, a small press specializing in books about the four centuries of great history in the Carolinas. Jack is about to launch Carolina Chronicles Magazine, a new digital history publication that will focus on the history of both North and South Carolina. A lifelong resident of the Cape Fear region, Jack lives in Wilmington with his wife, Cherie.

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society’s Events Calendar Summer/Fall 2016

• Monday, August 15, 2016:  7:30-9:00 pm. Program: Jack Fryar; After a 3 year hiatus  to finish 3 degrees at UNCW, historian Jack Fryar returns with the conclusion of the “American Revolution In the South.” This great storyteller always manages to engage us  in the events and personalities  of the past.
Monday, September 19, 2016: 7:30-9:00 pm.  Program: Jim McKee, Site Manager of Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson will present Archaeological Finds at Brunswick  Town Wharf. Learn what recent artifacts archaeologists have unearthed along the river. Hear details about efforts by Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson to save our colonial history from flowing out into the Cape Fear. Jim will bring items to show and share a bit of history as well.
Monday October 18, 2016: 7:30-9:00 pm. Program: Weatherman Steve Pfaff, returns to join several of our members in Remembering Hurricane Hazel, a landmark in the lifetime of everyone who grew up on the beach in the 40’s and 50’s.
Monday  November 21, 2016:  7:30-9:00. Program: Travis Gilbert will talk on the Ladies Memorial Association, who just after the Civil War made it their mission to inter or re-inter the bodies of Confederate soldiers and to raise monuments in their honor.
Monday December 12, 2016: 6:30–8:30 pm. Holiday Covered Dish: The perfect time to bring  friends and prospective members.
All programs are FREE and OPEN to the Public. They are held at the Federal Point History Center,  1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall.) Or visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4. For more information call: 910-458-0502.

August 2016 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A PROGRAM, please call (910) 772-0542 or visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher . For all programs, ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, except for camps. ALL programs require preregistration and fees.
BEHIND THE SCENES
• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Fridays, August 19, 26 at 3:00 p.m., Saturdays, August 20, 27 at 1:30 p.m. , Sundays, August 21, 28 at 1:30 p.m., Mondays, August   22, 29 at 3:00 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
• Extended BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Tuesdays, August 23, 30 at 2 p.m., Thursdays, August 18, 25 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant.
FOR CHILDREN/PARENTS
• FINS AND FAMILY TOUR - Mondays, August  22, 29 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, August 26 at 2 p.m. -  A short and sweet tour behind the scenes for the young and curious. This 30-minute exploration packs in gallons of hidden fun and learning specifically for families with children 3 to 7 years old. Staff shares fin-tastic animal facts and assists in creating a fishy craft to take home. Then follow the hidden passages to the top of the Aquarium’s largest habitat for views of sharks, rays, a green sea turtle and much more. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION
• CANOEING THE SALT MARSH - Saturdays, August 20, 27 at 9 a.m. - A three-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Activities may include crabbing, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults. Fee: $25 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
• SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, August 23, 30 at 8 a.m. - This three-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion and surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $15 per participant. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
About the Aquarium - The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Kure Beach, a short drive south from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Taxes not included. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children and N.C. Aquarium Society members. The Aquarium is one of three state aquariums in North Carolina administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR). General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is one of only 230 accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. In addition, the Aquarium is an AZA partner in SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction. More on AZA: www.AZA.org

The Pleasure Island Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for Oct. 22

The Pleasure Island Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for October 22, 2016.  Age divisions and required competition include Wee Miss (1-2 yrs) competing in tropical wear and party dress.  Tiny Miss (3-4 yrs) and Mini Miss (5-6 yrs) competing in interview, tropical wear and party dress.  Little Miss (7-9 yrs) will compete in interview, talent and dress.  Junior Miss (10-12 yrs), Teen Miss (13-15 yrs) and Miss (16-22 yrs) will compete in interview, talent and evening gown.  Each contestant receives trophies and gifts.  Proceeds benefit the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce/Special Events, the Federal Point Help Center and the NHC Senior Resource Special Needs account. For more information and application, please contact Diane Berry-Klutz at 910-458-5962, email عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

Shining Star Pageant a No Glitz Pageant coming up October 22nd

The Shining Star Pageant is scheduled for October 22, 2016 in combination with the Pleasure Island Scholarship Pageant.  You must be a previous title holder of any pageant to compete.  This is an open pageant so you will be able to enter other pageants while holding the title.  We are bringing awareness to bullying.  Age divisions and required competition include Mini Miss (5-6 yrs) and Little Miss (7-9 yrs) will compete in Sunday dress.  Junior Miss (10-12 yrs), Teen Miss (13-15 yrs) and Miss (16-19 yrs) will compete in evening gown.  Interview and Talent are not required.  You must write an essay (100 words or less) about bullying.  Each contestant will receive trophy.  Proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. and the NHC Senior Resource Special Needs account. For more information and application, please contact Diane Berry-Klutz at 910-458-5962, email blueocean5678@ yahoo.com or Ann Kirby at 910-452-4221, email عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

September Walking Tour - Oakdale Cemetery

WILMINGTON, NC - September Historical Walking Tour of Oakdale Cemetery, 520 N 15th Street, Wilmington, NC,  will be given on Saturday, September 17, 2016, by local historian and genealogist, Michael Whaley.  Mr. Whaley will lead you on a historical tour of North Carolina’s oldest rural cemetery.  
The tour is from 10:00 am until noon.  $10 for non-members.  Free for members.  Tour is cancelled in the event of inclement weather.

Island of Lights Hosted Spring Fashion Show

Recently the Island of Lights held their Spring Fashion Show benefit at the American Legion Post 129 in Carolina Beach. Fashions by touché and the Unique Boutique were featured with guests enjoying a lunch and silent auction. Proceeds from this event support the Island of Lights events. All events are family friendly and all are free with exception of the fashion show and tour of homes fundraisers. Saturday November 25th will kick-off their line of festive events with the lighting of the lake celebration. December 2nd is the Christmas Parade, the 3rd is the Flotilla and Tour of Homes the 10th. Finish 2016 with their Annual New Year's celebration to be held in Kure Beach. The Island of Lights volunteers organize all of the events. For more information follow them on Facebook or visit www.pleasureislandoflights.com 

Cameron Art Museum News: UnBound Narrative
August 13, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Cameron Art Museum presents UnBound Narrative, an exhibition featuring nine contemporary artists from across the globe (United States, Canada, England and Cuba) who utilize the book as medium and inspiration to create their visual narrative. This exhibition will be on view from August 13, 2016 through January 15, 2017.
The book, like art, represents our desire to document, communicate, and understand the depths of human existence. Increasingly, contemporary artists have been exploring the function, structure, and content of the book to create new relationships and interpretations - altering our conception of what the book can be. The forty diverse artworks in the exhibition (including 100 pages from three different versions of Tom Phillips’ groundbreaking project A Humument) show how varied the medium can be.
The exhibition features work by James Allen (Portland, OR), Doug Beube (New York, NY), Andrew Hayes (Penland, NC), Guy Laramée (Montreal, Canada), Math Monahan (Boston, MA), Tom Phillips (London, England), Susan Porteous (Bend, OR), Diana Fonseca Quiñones (Havana, Cuba) and Tim Rollins and K.O.S (New York, NY).
UnBound Narrative is organized by Holly Tripman Fitzgerald, Chief Curator and Bob Unchester, Curator of Exhibitions.
CAM will offer an array of exhibition-related programming, including our monthly Kids @ CAM, youth classes, adult workshops, engaging lectures and gallery talks.
Lenders: James Allen (Courtesy of the artist and Laura Russo Gallery), Doug Beube (Courtesy of the artist and JHB Gallery, New York), Andrew Hayes (Courtesy of the artist), Guy Laramée (Courtesy of the artist and JHB Gallery, New York), Math Monahan (Courtesy of the artist), Tom Phillips (Courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery, London/New York), Susan Porteous (Courtesy of the artist), Diana Fonseca Quiñones (Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York), Diana Fonseca Quiñones (Private Collection, New York), Tim Rollins and K.O.S (Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong)
Member Opening Reception
Friday August 12 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
CAM Members & Guests: $10 per admission
Be among the first to experience this exhibition while enjoying light refreshments, cash bar and live music by Madafo and Roger Davis.

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