Area Events Calendar for August 31st, 2016

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Calendar of Events for 2016

• May 28–Oct 1 - Carolina Beach Farmers
Market every Saturday (910-458-2977)
• 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 Peanuts Movie” at the Lake this Sunday

The last Summer Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake will feature “The Peanuts Movie” this Sunday at the Carolina Beach Lake. Movie goers can purchase cotton candy, popcorn, candy, soft drinks and much more while enjoying a FREE Outdoor movie on a 'gigantic' screen! Movie starts at dusk and is weather permitting.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved "Peanuts" gang make their big-screen debut, like they've never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.
Special thanks to the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce for putting together events like this that keep people of all ages entertained! Make sure you follow the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce on Facebook or visit www.pleasureislandnc.org 

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!

Legion Fish Fry this Friday

This Friday, September 2nd from 11:00aom until 7:00pm the American Legion Post 129 will host their Monthly Benefit Fish Fry. For only $8 per plate guest can enjoy a huge portion of Whiting fillet or NC Farm raised catfish nuggets, hush puppies, cole slaw, potato salad, iced tea or coffee while the Ladies Auxiliary will sell delectable desserts! All local veterans are strongly encouraged to join the American Legion Post 129 and become a part of their great group.  The organization, the people, and the facility are all valuable assets to the community. The members of the American Legion Post 129 in Carolina Beach are all interesting individuals with unique experiences who share a common love of patriotism, community service, and helping others like themselves who have fought for the United States of America.  Americans have known the American Legion nationally for almost a century.  Not only does the American Legion provide much needed services for those who have served in the military, they also promote and help out with many community organizations.  The local post at 1500 Bridge Barrier Rd in Carolina Beach claims over 300 members.  These members are people you know and interact with everyday.  For more information on the American Legion please give them a call at (910) 458-4253 or follow the  “American Legion Fish Fry Post 129” on Facebook for reminders and updates.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.
814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370

September 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, September 18 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 - Sundays, September 4, 11 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Sunday, September 18 at 11:15 a.m., Monday, September 5 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 24 at 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, September 8, 22 at 2 p.m. and Tuesdays, September 13, 27 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
• CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TIME - Thursday, September 8 at 11 a.m. – Back to Schooling Fish. Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program. For ages 3-5. Fee: $14 per child. Parents pay admission only.  PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.
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.
• SALT MARSH EXPLORATION - Saturday, September 17 at 11 a.m. Hike the salt marsh trail and view first-hand the activities of marsh-dwelling animals and the variety of plants found in this rich environment.  Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy.  For ages 7 and older.  Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
• SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - TSaturdays, September 17, 24 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

CB Inlet Association Meeting 9/6

The Carolina Beach Inlet Association will hold their monthly meeting September 6 at 6:30pm at the American Legion located at 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina beach. On the agenda either Mayor Dan Wilcox or a member of Town Council will be attending. New Hanover County Protection Coordinator, Layton Bedsole will be sharing updates. Fast Freddie Holland will be cooking something yummy to be served at 6:00pm before the meeting. For more information visit https://carolinabeachinletassociation.org/, or call 1-800-900-3109.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please visit our Face Book page at Federal Point History Center and like us.

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.

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