Area Events Listings For September 28th, 2016

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Pleasure Island Calendar of Events for 2016

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

23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Oct 8 & 9
Jonny Lang & Samantha Fish

Kure Beach, NC – The 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival will take place at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area on October 8th and 9th this year.  As expected, the Festival organizers again are bringing two internationally renowned artists on both Saturday and Sunday.
Headlining on Saturday will be the phenominal 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.  Opening for the incredible Johnny Lang will be Kara Grainger (from Sydney, Australia) returning for an encore performance,  offering tasteful blues and slide guitar combined with soulful vocals who will leave you wanting more. On Sunday, we will be having a potential EPIC occasion – we are bringing Pleasure Island the dynamic Samantha Fish out of Kansas City with her staggering vocal emotions and aching guitar riffs.  Influenced by her musical heroes, such as Tom Petty, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Sheryl Crow, Samantha brings her amazing blend of Americana Root Music “which has little trouble vocalizing her sadness, anger and pain – and doing so in a bewitchingly seraphic timbre” (Guitar Girl Magazine).  Opening for Ms. Fish will be Luxuriant Sedans, the brand new band from the fertile musical stomping grounds of the North Carolina Piedment…once you’ve gone Luxuriant, there is no turning back.  We have 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 over the two-day 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 www.pleasureislandnc.org, download the Pleasure Island APP or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
This event is expected to sell-out quickly, so purchase your two-day tickets ahead of time (save $35 per ticket).  Tickets are just $50.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $60.00 for Saturday (JONNY LANG play Saturday night) and $25.00 for Sunday (SAMANTHA FISH is the Sunday closer).  Kids 12 and under are free.  
Tickets may be purchased online at Eventbrite (Go to ww.pleasureislandnc.org/events-details.php?id=201) with a small convenience fee or Cash/Check at the Pleasure Island Chamber office at 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach.  Tickets are also available at the following locations: True Value Island Tackle & Hardware-Carolina Beach, The Silver Dollar-Carolina Beach, Olde Salty’s-Carolina Beach, Bank of America-Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach Furniture, Southern Sign Company-Monkey Junction, Gravity Records-Wilmington
For more information call (910) 458-8434, visit www.pleasureislandnc.org, download the Pleasure Island APP or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
MUSIC SCHEDULE
Blues Stage - Saturday, October 8th: 12:30 – 1:50 - Urban Hill; 2:10 - 3:30 Gate City Divas;  3:50 - 5:10 David Gerald; 5:40 - 7:00 Kara Grainger    ; 8:00 Jonny Lang.
Blues Stage - Sunday, October 9th - 12:30 – 1:50    Snake Malone & The Black Cat Bone, 2:10 – 3:30 Luxuriant Sedans, 4:00 – 5:20 Samatha Fish                
Jazz Stage – Saturday, October 8th - 1:00 – 2:20 Nelson & the Rock-a-fellas; 2:40 – 4:00    Lynne & The Wave 4:30 – 5:50    Nina Repeta    
Jazz Stage – Sunday, October 9th - 1:00 – 2:20 Benny Hill Trio; 2:40 – 4:00    Nita B & Her Soiree; 4:30 – 5:50 The Hawaiian Shirts and Friends

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
To Have its Final Market

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 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.Pleasure IslandnNC.org.

Christmas Card & Ornament Signing this Sunday at Michaels

The Island of Lights will host their 2016 Christmas Card and Ornament Signing Reception this Sunday, October 2, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at Michael’s Restaurant located at 1206 N Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. This is one of the Island of Lights only fundraisers and the community is urged to come show their support. Meet this year’s featured artist, Theresa “Charlie” McGhee, get your card signed and purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win the original framed art!
The Island of Lights provides our area with family friendly events. Starting with the lighting of the lake celebration the day after Thanksgiving and finishing with a New Year's celebration, the towns of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach come alive during the Holiday Season! The Island of Lights volunteers organize all of the events. For more information, or to learn how you can help, visit www.pleasureislandoflights.com.

Island Women to Host Flip Flop Ball Nov 4th

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 www. islandwomen.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 granny4221 @gmail.com.

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..

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: AZA.org

Federal Point Historic Preservation Soceity New and Events

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’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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