Area Events Calendar for September 21st, 2016

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Calendar of Events for 2016

• May 28–Oct 1 - Carolina Beach Farmers
Market every Saturday (910-458-2977)
• 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

Local Artist Robert S. Knowles selected as Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Contest Winner

(Pictured Above): Robert S. Knowles, 2016 Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Poster Winner with Pleasure Island Chamber President Gail McCloskey, Meaghan Wright & Greg Reynolds

This year’s Artist for the 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival is local artist Robert S. Knowles from Wilmington, North Carolina with his fantasifull underwater study of shipwrecks, musicians and fishes.
When you talk to Robert about his inspiration, he says “I wanted to have fun this year and explore different elements of playing music under the water.”  Therefore, we have the electric eel shocking the guitar-player along with the fanciful sea monster eyeing the same musician.  The more you study the artwork, the more hidden gems you will find which is a trademark of Robert’s creative work.  As you can see, Robert has again created a unique expression of the colorful deep to share with all of the Festival-goers this year.
This year we had twelve entries, which made for a difficult decision for the judges.  All of the entries were very colorful, fanciful and energetic.  The uniqueness and the implied actionand activity set this year’s selection apart from the others.  This is Robert’s fourth win, he won top honors for last year’s Mermaid-themed entry, the 2008 Seafood Blues & Jazz poster, which we commonly call “The Edgar and Johnny Winter Poster” as well as the 2013 poster imagining Buddy Guy’s youth on the bayou.
We are proud to have Robert (once again) represent the 23rd year of this great Festival.  Robert will be attending the Festival where he will be signing posters, discussing his inspiration for this piece in the Arts and Wine Garden.  Posters and T-shirts will be on sale soon at the Chamber offices and will be available at the Festival as long as supplies last. Again, Congratulations Robert!!
For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته..

Pleasure Island Parrot Head’s 20th Annual Beach Sweep Oct 1

Pleasure Island Parrot Head’s 20th Annual Beach Sweep Saturday, October 1 at 9am Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo to clean our beach. Everyone is welcome to join us! PIPH Party with a Purpose: Everyone is welcome to join us. Friday, September 30 at 7 pm join us for our Meet and Greet at Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill, 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach entertainment by The Mango Band. Saturday October 1 At 7pm join our PIPH Party Fundraiser at Lazy Pirate with the return of Scearce & Ketner Band.

Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market Continues Through October 1st

The Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market will continue every Saturday through October 1st from 8:00am until 1:00pm along the Carolina Beach Lake. Shop an amazing selection of fresh baked goods, local wineries, along with local growers, artisans and crafters.
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. For updates follow the Carolina Beach Farmers Market on Facebook!

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.

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 

Museum Revamps Reconstruction Gallery

WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum is pleased to announce that its Reconstruction gallery, which examines life after the Civil War, has been revamped to create a more accurate and inclusive account of life in the region. The time period after 1865, known to historians as Reconstruction, was marked by great changes.  Most notably, it was a time when newly-freed African Americans gained social, political and economic rights.  It was also marred by the rise of a white supremacy movement that caused one of the most significant events in Wilmington’s history – the race-based violence the city experienced in November of 1898. The new installation replaces a display that dated from the early 1990s. Since that time, new work has shed light on the events of 1898. The hundredth anniversary of the events of 1898 brought renewed interest to the subject and attempts to fix its place in the state's history. In 2000, the North Carolina General Assembly set up a Race Riot Commission to examine the history and significance of the events in Wilmington. That commission’s report, published in 2006, formed the basis for a film produced by the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh for their Story of North Carolina exhibition. This video is the centerpiece of the renovated Reconstruction gallery. “We work collaboratively with the Museum of History on many projects,” notes Museum Director Sheryl Mays. “It is through their generosity that we are able to provide this new interpretative experience for our visitors.”  Museum Historian Jan Davidson said of the gallery redesign, “We believe our new interpretation will help visitors understand how the events of 1898 were a turning point in the state’s history as North Carolina began to pass wide-ranging segregation laws.” Additional historical information, artifacts and images have been added to enhance visitor’s understanding of the time period.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is a department of New Hanover County located at 814 Market Street. The Museum is open Monday -Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. General admission is free to all museum members. For non-members, general admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.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.

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 عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته. or Ann Kirby at 910-452-4221, email عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته..

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..

Sept/Oct 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
• AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Sunday, October 9 at 2 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: $28 for ages 13 and older, $26 for ages 10-12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.  
• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Saturday, September 24 at 1:15 p.m.; Sundays, October 2, 16 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and Saturday, October 22 at 11:15 a.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 - Thursdays, September 22 at 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, September 27 at 2 p.m.; and Thursdays, October 6, 20 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.
OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION
• CANOEING THE SALT MARSH - Saturday, September 24 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 - TSaturdays, September 24 at 9 a.m. and Saturday, October 1 at 9 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

Federal Point Historic Society: 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.

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

• 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 info call: 910-458-0502.

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