Area Events Calendar for October 12th, 2016

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Calendar of Events for 2016

• 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  
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2016 Island of Lights Annual Christmas Card & Ornament

The 2016 Island of Lights annual Christmas card and Ornament are now available in stores. You may purchase them at the touche’, Carolina Beach Furniture, The Checkered Church, Jeanne’s Jewels, Isle of Décor and More, Tip Top Framing, The Trading Post, Island Tackle and in Wilmington Art Works at Charlie McGee’s studio. The cards are $10.00 for a pack of 12 and the ornament is $15.00, cash or checks accepted. This year’s Island of Lights Annual Christmas Card & Ornament Artist is Charlie McGee. The original artwork will be raffled off at the Island of Light’s New Years Eve Celebration. For more info on the Island of Lights or any of their events, visit

8th Annual Salty Paws Festival October 15th

Grab your furry companion and come join dozens of regional animal rescue groups such as Saving Animals During Disasters, Friends of Felines, The Ruffian Foundation Feral Cat Sanctuary, All 4 Cats, New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue, New Hanover County Animal Services, and many more at the 8th Annual Salty Paws Festival, held at the Carolina Beach Lake on Saturday, October 15th. Last year’s festival was spectacular! Help us celebrate the thousands of cats and dogs, puppies and kittens you helped us save!! Because of you, groups such as Saving Animals During Disasters who rescues animals displaced by floods, fires and other natural and man-made calamities. Friends of Felines is a TNVR program that humanely traps, spays/neuters, vaccinates and returns hundreds of feral cats and kittens to loving caregivers in New Hanover County. When return to their home colony is impossible, The Ruffian Foundation Feral Cat Sanctuary steps in to provide food, medical care, and a safe fur-ever home for many of these feral cats! All 4 Cats is a local adoption group who works with the community to find caring furr-ever homes for beautiful, loving cats and kittens. The New Hanover County Rabbit Rescue provides shelter and adoption of abandoned or orphaned pet rabbits and works closely with New Hanover County Animal Services to save,and protect these furry little bundles of joy.  We cannot do it without your support!! Every penny you donate at the rescue booths goes for the benefit of animals in the area. YOU are their hope!
Enjoy dozens of exciting vendors, amazing arts, crafts, fabulous food and drink with music provided by “Junkyard Mama and Roots United”. Pet Adoptions will be available, $30 Lifetime Micro-Chipping, the Pawparazzi Photoshoot, and a large Silent Auction including adult bicycles, children’s bicycles, kitchen stools, grills, beach carts, bistro table and chairs, beach chairs, beach cooler, animal beds, rabbit hutch, beach pictures, mirrors, gift baskets and so much more!
A special event will be held at 12:00 noon to honor the officers, rescue personnel, and the service dog recently involved in rescuing a little girl that was kidnapped from her front yard in the Wilmington area. Deputy Sean Dixon, his K-9 partner, Bane and Lieutenant James Croom were members of the team who located the child based on a tip provided by Crystal McGirt, a local bus driver. Come celebrate this joyous event with us! This story would not have had a happy ending without the courage and dedication of the officers, human and animal alike.
In addition, this year, the Salty Paws Festival will be joined by Step Up for Soldiers, an all–volunteer group that provides assistance to disabled veterans and moral support for soldiers on deployment. Please show your support for our men and women in the service of a grateful nation by supporting this worthy cause while enjoying the dazzling location at Carolina Beach Lake.
The Salty Paws Festival will feature a “Pet Costume Contest” with a $250 First Place Prize starting at 1:00 PM! The Festival will be October 15, 2016 at the Carolina Beach Lake, Lake Park Boulevard. Doors open at 11:00 AM. There is a $7 admission fee with children under 10 admitted Free! To donate for the raffle, to become a vendor, or for information please contact Jeannie Mintz at 910-458-7233

Come Light Up the Lake Nov. 25 : Annual Light Up The Lake Ceremony At the Carolina Beach Lake

The Lighting at the Lake Ceremony officially begins the month long Island of Lights Festival in Carolina and Kure Beaches. The Lake is located at the intersection of Atlanta Ave and Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach, NC. There is parking in the lot at the lake, a lot across the street from the lake and on Lake Park Blvd where indicated. The event is always the night after Thanksgiving and the opening ceremony is at 7 PM. The brief opening ceremony, prior to the actual lighting, will feature the President of the Island of Lights Committee, Pleasure Island elected officials, and musical entertainment. Local Cub Scouts provide the Honor Guard and display the flag for the singing of the National Anthem. Families can walk the one-mile around the lake to view all of the beautiful lighted displays. Santa will visit the celebration and free refreshments will be served prior to Light Up.
That’s not it for the Island of Lights Committee! Mark your calendars for the Island of Lights Christmas Parade December 2nd, the Island of Lights Flotilla December 3rd, the Island of Lights Tour of Homes December 10th and the Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Celebration to be held December 31st in Kure Beach’s Oceanfront Park and Pavilion by the Pier! For more information on our events please visit our website at www.islandof or follow them on Facebook!

Christmas by the Sea at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk to Kick-Off Nov. 25th

The Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative is happy to announce the 8th Annual Christmas by the Sea 2016. The event will kick-off Friday, November 25th at approximately 7:30pm at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and will include the official “Lighting of the Boardwalk” a visit from Santa, hot chocolate and ornament crafts for the kids!
Christmas by the Sea continues each Saturday through December 16th from 6:30 until 8:30pm. Guests can enjoy festively lit coves, weekly visits from Mr. & Mrs, Claus, free hot chocolate and crafts!  The Boardwalk area will be decorated and lit up each and every night during the holiday season starting with the lighting ceremony.
Christmas by the Sea is a winter event series at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk sponsored by the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative and the Town of Carolina Beach. The Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative Group is a group of volunteer citizens and businesses from Carolina Beach that have joined forces to enrich the activities, entertainment and landscape of Carolina Beach.

Island Women to Host Flip Flop Ball Nov 4

The Island Women cordially invite you to their “Flip Flop Ball” Friday November 4th. The event will be held at the Marriott Courtyard Carolina Beach from 8:00pm until 11:00pm. Enjoy a music with DK Mike Worley, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle, lite desserts, snacks and a cash bar with all proceeds will benefit the Help Center of Federal Point. Guests are asked to dress “Beachy Chic,” tickets are on sale at Cut-N-Up Salon and Jeanne’s Jewels both in Carolina Beach.
The Help Center of Federal Point has been assisting those in need since 1986, they provide food donations, clothing and rides just to name a few. Since their inception over 45,000 people have used their assistance! Island Women is a community action organization of women interested in improving the amenities that Pleasure Island has to offer.  As a diverse group of localwomen with many talents and resources at hand, our objective is to improve the quality of life on Pleasure Island for our residents. Fore more information follow the Island Women on facebook or visit

The 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues, & Jazz Festival moved to April

Kure Beach, NC - The 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival originally scheduled for October 8th and 9th has been re-scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach, NC. due to the  approaching Hurricane Matthew and the current State of Emergency.  We will welcome the fabulous Jonny Lang finally to our stage at 9:00 pm.  We are working on the remainder of the line-up and it looks like we will be able to have a similar line-up.
 Headlining on the rescheduled Festival will be the phenomenal Jonny Lang who released his first album Lie To Me at the age of 16, some 19 years ago. Jonny Lang is an American blues, gospel, and rock singer, songwriter, guitarist and recording artist.  He has five albums that charted in the top 50 of the Billboard 200 chart and is a Grammy Award winner for Turn Around in 2007.  Jonny is currently touring in support of his new album Fight For My Soul.  
 We also have confirmed a special treat this year - The Gate City Divas or What happens when eight female singer-songwriters get together and combine their talents?  Be there on Saturday and plan to be amazed.  Melva Houston is one of the eight and has not graced our stage since the 2nd Annual Festival in 1992 - Welcome Home Divas, Welcome Home.
 In addition, there will be many other blues and jazz groups on two stages during the Festival.  For families, the amazing FREE Kidzone will be back with magicians, face-painting, educational exhibits, inflatables, laser tag and much more.  Shop at the many and varied vendors and (adults) can have a little wine or a beer as well.  No coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a weekend of music and seafood on the coast.  For more information call (910) 458-8434, visit, download the Pleasure Island APP or email عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته. For more information call (910) 458-8434, visit download the Pleasure Island APP or email عنوان البريد الإلكتروني هذا محمي من روبوتات السبام. يجب عليك تفعيل الجافاسكربت لرؤيته.

World War II Experience to be highlighted Oct. 15th at Ft. Fisher

KURE BEACH—Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host the program ‘Fort Fisher’s World War II Experience’ on Saturday, October 15 from 9 am to 4 pm. Join the staff of Fort Fisher as we reflect on and commemorate the important, but lesser-known history of the fort as an antiaircraft training base during World War II, where a large number of American servicemen and women lived and trained during the 1940s. At the program, military and civilian re-enactors will set up displays on the old Fort Fisher airstrip and portray what life was like for a World War II soldier at the base and on the home front.
The program will also include free presentations by three distinguished historians who will enlighten the public about Fort Fisher, Camp Davis, Wilmington, and southeastern NC’s role in World War II. Speakers include Wilbur Jones, Cliff Tyndall, and Krystal Lee. The historians will speak at 10 am, 12 noon, and 2 pm, respectively. The program is free, open to the public, and intended for all ages. Program components are subject to change. 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, Brian and Deedra Nunnally, Jim and Catherine Taylor, Forrest Goodman, Jr., and Wilson Grab, as well as New Hanover County, the town of Carolina Beach, and the town of Kure Beach. During the Civil War, 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

YWCA World Week Without Violence October 17th-21st

Wilmington, NC, October 17th-21st – The YWCA gears up for our annual Week Without Violence campaign – a mission to end violence against women and girls. The YWCA’s Week Without Violence is a wake-up call addressed to the world leaders. It demands that the safety of women and girls worldwide must be put at the heart of the international agenda.  Week Without Violence aims to raise awareness to the stark reality of violence against women and girls and mobilize policy-makers to achieve sustainable change.  
According to NC Health New, There were 108 domestic violence-related homicides in 2013, according to a report from the North Carolina Department of Justice.  Around two people died per week from domestic violence in 2013. “Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. It has a great impact on the immediate and long-term physical and mental health of those affected. Sexual violence has a profound impact on women and girls”, says Community Outreach Manager, Kelly Williams.

Every year in October, YWCA’S around the world organize a week- long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a world free of violence. This year’s theme is gender-based violence and the YWCA Lower Cape Fear has teamed up with a strong team of over 10 agencies to bring awareness to this pressing issue and focus on raising awareness, promoting attitude change and enabling individuals and organizations to begin positive actions towards ending violence in their communities. Some agencies include: NHC Sherriff’s Department, The Domestic Violence Shelter, Rape Crisis, Carousel Center, the WPD, the Cape Fear Museum, and NHC Public Library.
Week Without Violence opens with two events hosted by the Domestic Violence Shelter: October 13th & 17th for the Domestic Violence, Take Back the Night, Thursday, Oct 13th- 7:00pm at the Princess St. Courthouse, and the Silent Witnesses Event, Monday the 17th at 12:30 located in the Courthouse courtyard. UNCW, the Library, and the Cape Fear Museum will host events on campus and film screenings throughout the rest of the week. The signature YWCA event is the Potluck for Peace and panel discussion led by local legislation, law enforcement, and advocacy agencies, October 20th, at 6pm at the YW Bridge Center located next to the Government Center, at 41 Government Center Drive. At 5:30pm, local agencies such as Planned Parenthood, DSS, Coastal Horizons, and WPD will set up informational tables for the pre-show expo.

Guests for the potluck are encouraged to bring a hearty dish and prepare to engage in a mature discussion on how to recognize abuse, how to prevent it, and what can our local government and community due to make lasting changes. RSVP deadline is Oct 17th.

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@ or Ann Kirby at 910-452-4221, email granny4221

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.

Oct/Nov 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 . For all programs, ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, except for camps. ALL programs require preregistration and fees.
• AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 13 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 16 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. and Saturday, October 22 at 11:15 a.m.; Saturdays, November 5, 12, 19 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Saturday, November 26 at 1:15 p.m.; Sundays, November 6, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.; Sunday, November 13 at 11:15 a.m.; Friday, November 11 at 1:15 p.m. -Special Rate of $7.00 per participant; Friday, November 25 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 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 - Thursdays, October 6, 20 at 2 p.m.; Thursdays, November 3, 17 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, November 8 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.
• SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, November 12, 19, 26 at 9 a.m. - It’s feeding time, and you’re invited to watch. Visit the top of our largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, during an expanded tour behind the scenes. Get a birds-eye view of this 235,000 gallon tank as sharks, stingrays, moray eels and other fish swim below. Aquarists feed the animals during the tour, offering a unique opportunity for close-up viewing. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION
• AQUACAMP – AQUATIC CRITTERS - Tuesday, November 8 at 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM - Children are invited to participate in a special day at the aquarium. Campers will learn about animals that live in our watery environments including all kinds of animals from alligators to wood ducks. Games, crafts, live animal presentations and more are all part of this exciting program. Come and join the fun! Snacks are provided. Kids will need to bring a bag lunch. Fee: $40.00 per participant. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
 • AQUACAMP – INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES - Friday, November 11 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  - Of the million or more animal species in the world, more than 98% are invertebrates. During this session campers will be introduced to a few of these including clams, snails, crabs, sea urchins, and sea stars.  Live animal presentations and more are all part of this exciting program. Come and join the fun! Snacks are provided. Kids will need to bring a bag lunch. Ages 5-12.   Fee: $40 per participant. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
AquaCamp Transportation! This year we are offering limited transportation from the Monkey Junction area to and from Aquacamps! We can accommodate only 13 children per day.  A fee and pre-registration is 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: 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.
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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, October 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM - The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall.   This month our program will be “Remembering Hazel.” Steve Pfaff of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration returns to give the overview and how Hazel rates in the history of North Carolina hurricanes. In addition we have Byron Moore and Charlie (Tommy) Greene, both long time members of our  Society, on board to talk about their personal experiences during and after Hazel.
• 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.

Museum Hosting Building with Biology Program October 29th

WILMINGTON, N.C. –  Can engineered mosquitoes reduce the spread of malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus?
Should we mess with biology? Join a lively discussion with local scientists and the community about the consequences of biology technology. Can it be applied?
Should it?  
“Should We Engineer the Mosquito?” on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Waterline Brewing Co. (721 Surry Street, Wilmington) provides a special opportunity for scientists and the public to interact directly and learn from each other. Discuss related ethical and societal issues, consider the viewpoints of others, and form a plan about whether and how to release the mosquitoes using the information you learn, your background knowledge, and your values. Be part of a nationwide conversation and share your thoughts and ideas on this most important issue.
Scientists and experts include:
 • Dr. Stuart Borrett, systems ecologist and UNC Wilmington associate professor
• Dr. Francie Coblentz, Cape Fear Community College biology instructor
• Bill Culpepper, retired microbiologist
• Dr. Arthur Frampton, associate professor UNC Wilmington
• Marie Hemmen, New Hanover County Vector Control
• Dr. Darin Penneys, assistant professor UNC Wilmington
• Dr. Ryan Rhodes, assistant professor, UNC Wilmington department of biology and marine biology
This free Building with Biology event is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs designed to encourage conversations between the public and scientists. Building with Biology is funded by the National Science Foundation and led by the Museum of Science, Boston. Events are taking place at over 150 museums and institutions throughout the country from June to September, 2016.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is a department of New Hanover County located at 814 Market Street. The Museum is open Tuesday -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 info:


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