- Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 20:26
- Written by Super User
P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014
- May 11 ‚Äì Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer' s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122)
- May 20 ‚Äì Aug - Tuesday Family Night at Carolina Beach Boardwalk
- May 20 ‚Äì Aug - Wednesday Night Bingo at Carolina Beach Boardwalk
- June ‚Äì August - Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910-458-8434)
- June ‚Äì August - Weekly Fireworks on the Beach Every Thursday (910-458-8434)
- June ‚Äì August - Free Summer Concerts 2nd & 4th Fridays (910-458-8434)
- June ‚Äì August - Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910-458-8434)
- June 7 - 29th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434)
- June 10 ‚Äì Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-458-8216)
- July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434)
- July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em' On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374)
- August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962)
- September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910-352-0603)
- Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282)
- Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979
- October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434)
- October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603)
- October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266)
- October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434)
- November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507)
- Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666)
- December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507)
- December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211)
- December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459)
- December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506)
- December 31 - Island of Lights New Year's Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach
For Chamber information please visit our website at
www.pleasureislandnc.org or E-Mail us at
A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 14
Kids Making It Hippie Ball
The Third Annual Hippie Ball will be held on Friday, June 20, at the Brooklyn Arts Center. There will be live music, food catered by Bon App√©tit, dance and costume prizes. This is a fundraiser for KIDS MAKING IT. Don't miss the Best Party of the Summer! Tickets $45.00. ONLINE WWW.KIDSMAKINGIT.ORG. or call 910 -763-6001 ext. 108
Kids Making It is a nationally recognized youth entrepreneurship program, teaching woodworking and vocational skills to at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood. Our goal is for KMI youth to stay out of trouble, stay in school, graduate and go on to the workforce or college, thereby maturing into successful adults.
Through the design/build process, KMI youth learn patience, pride, perseverance, confidence, teamwork and self-esteem, building character and learning the truth of actions and consequences. Learn more about us at: Kids Making It Woodworking Program
21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival to be held on October 11th & 12th
The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue ‚Äì Welcome to Pleasure Island in the Fall. And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 11th & 12th. This years‚Äô Festival brings something new and unique to the twenty-year history of this great Festival ‚Äì DOUBLE HEADLINERS.
That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday night, October 11th.
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered ‚Äúone of the greatest guitarists of his generation.‚Äù Closing out the Festival on Sunday, October 12th, will be the first-ever repeat headliner ‚Äì the incomparable Delbert McClinton, with three Grammy awards to his credit. In support of the outstanding talent offered up by Robert Clay Band and Delbert McClinton, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for Robert Clay Band will be SHEMEKIA COPELAND ‚Äì the NEW ‚ÄúQueen of the Blues‚Äù (City of Chicago honor) and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee AND Opening for DELBERT McCLINTON will be the ever-popular DAMON FOWLER ‚Äì With a hybrid blend of roots rock, blues and sacred steel, Damon has become one of the hottest young players on the Blues scene. In Addition to these four, there will be ten other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two-day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. The Food selection, as always, will be outstanding as well. The amazing FREE Kidzone will be back with magicians, face painting, educational exhibits and inflatables and much more! You can also get a little shopping in at the many and varied vendors as well as having a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Tickets are just $50.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $60.00 for Saturday (Robert Clay Band plays Saturday night) and $25.00 for Sunday (Delbert McClinton is the Sunday closer). Kids 12 and under are free. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a Pleasure Island style weekend. See you there!
Cape Fear Museum News: 5th Annual Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science on June 21st
814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 ‚Ä¢ (910) 798-4370
www.capefearmuseum.com or Find Them on Facebook
WILMINGTON, N.C. - On Saturday, June 21, the fifth annual Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.
This community service event, sponsored by Time Warner Cable's Connect a Million Minds and Duke Energy, is designed to heighten awareness, increase preparedness and encourage families to explore the science of weather. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Engage in fun, hands-on weather experiments with Cape Fear Museum educators throughout the Museum. Talk to meteorologists from Time Warner Cable News, WECT and WWAY‚Äîand deliver your own forecast in front of the green screen! National Weather Service will show off its five-foot-tall cyclone simulator.
Get your weather radio programmed. Discover local resources for severe weather preparedness, response and recovery. Train to be a National Weather Service Skywarn Storm Spotter.
Representatives from the local chapter of the American Red Cross, A.R.E.S Amateur Radio, New Hanover County Emergency Management, New Hanover County Public Library, Senior Resource Center, Sheriff's Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Catastrophe Readiness will be located throughout the Museum to discuss hurricane preparedness and offer tips on keeping your family safe during severe weather.
New for families in 2014!
Explore convection with a water-mixing experiment, blow objects away with an AirZooka, inflate a balloon with heat, make it rain, and crush a can with air pressure! Discover world weather on the Museum's Magic Planet and make weather tools you can use at home. Win great prizes!
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Day through Labor Day. Normal admission rates are $7 for adults; $6 for students, seniors and military with valid ID; $4 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under. Museum members are admitted free. New Hanover County residents' free day is the first Sunday of each month. The Museum is located at 814 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.
Cameron Art Museum Presents
Music in the Courtyard Series with Rick Tobey June 5th
814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 ‚Ä¢ (910) 798-4370
www.capefearmuseum.com or Find Them on Facebook
Wilmington, NC - Cameron Art Museum welcomes blues musician Rick Tobey (www.chickenheadblues.com) to its summer concert lineup. The soulful and heartfelt music is in his blood, says Tobey, "I was born in a south Louisiana chicken coop with a bottle neck on my little finger and a guitar in my hand. Been playin' dem Chickenhead Blues ever since I could crawl, from the Mississippi Delta to the North Carolina Piedmont, from the Cape Fear River Basin to the Smokey Mountains." CAM Members: $8.00, Non-members: $12.00, Students: $5.00 with valid ID
An accomplished and well-known performer Rick Tobey is the winner of the 2009 and 2012 Cape Fear Blues Society Solo Blues Challenges and the 2010 and 2013 Triangle Blues Society Solo Blues Challenges. His group the Chickenhead Blues Band won the 2007 Cape Fear Blues Society Blues Challenge. His cds include CHICKEN ROAD a top ten finalist in the International Blues Challenge 2010 best self-produced CD contest and CHICKENHEAD BLUES was declared to be, "one of the best sounding, well produced blues CDs ever recorded!" Purchase seats on CAM's website: www.cameronartmuseum.org, by phone or at the door. Music in the Courtyard is held outdoors weather permitting, indoors if not with no need to lug chairs or coolers, CAM Caf√© is open Thursday evenings to enjoy a range of beverages, appetizers, and/or a meal. Or just come to relax and experience the music. No outside food or beverages are allowed. The Cameron Art Museum presents six to eight changing exhibitions annually; ongoing family and children's programs; a unique program of tours for Alzheimer's patients, their caregivers and people with disabilities; The Museum School classes for adult and youth education; interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, literature, dance); Healthy Living Classes and ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the Clay Studio with resident artist Hiroshi Sueyoshi.
The Cameron Art Museum also features the CAM Caf√©. Cameron Art Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday. CAM Caf√© is open from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday for dinner.
For more information about the museum, please visit www.cameronartmuseum.org.
Summer Shorts Return to
Cape Fear Museum
Wilmington, N.C. - Cape Fear Museum's Summer Shorts are the perfect 60-minute learning adventures for children ages 5-12. Packed with hands-on activities and investigations, Summer Shorts are a good option for day care centers, year-round schools, home-school groups and summer camps that are looking for fun and exciting programming opportunities.
- Summer Shorts are for groups of 10 or more children and their adult chaperones.
- All programs include a take-home creation.
- Summer Shorts are now available as outreach‚Ä¶we can come to you! Additional mileage fees may apply to outreach.
This year's themes are:
Summer Constellations *NEW
Enter the Museum's Starlab planetarium to examine the summer stars and constellations.
Cape Fear Indians - Investigate the earliest inhabitants of our region through artifact analysis, games, and more.
Magnet Mania *NEW - Manipulate magnets and conduct fun experiments to learn about the science of magnetism.
Toy Science *NEW - Play with a variety of folk toys and discover the science behind what makes them so much fun.
DINO-mite - Journey back in time to when dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures ruled the land and seas.
Eco Adventures - Go on an ecosystem adventure and meet the plants and animals that live in the Lower Cape Fear.
Summer Shorts are offered Mondays ‚Äì Fridays, from June 16 until August 15. Program fees are $6 per child prior to June 30, 2014; $7 per child beginning July 1.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and museum members. New Hanover County residents‚Äô free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com
Don't Miss the Carolina Beach Farmers Market now in Full Swing
As you plan activities for this weekend be sure to include spending some time wandering through the Carolina Beach Farmer's Market. Now in its fifth year, this "island-style" market is held every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is located around the lake in Carolina Beach.
Free parking is provided. On the summer holiday weekends, in addition to the regular farmer's market vendors the lake livens up with an additional influx of artists and crafters of all types.
Come early to enjoy a leisurely morning strolling through the market as you listen to live music provided by Bruce Butcher.
The produce is just beginning to come in and will be here in full force by early June; there are a wonderful variety of tasty items from local bakers to enjoy with your fresh roasted coffee; everything you need for your pets; wines from several vintners; popped on the spot kettle korn; handmade soaps, deodorants and skin care items; and arts and crafts of many mediums await you. There is a lot to see and do so slip on your flip-flops, don't forget the sunscreen and come spend some time with your friends and neighbors.
This Week's Chamber FREE Sunday Night Summer Movie "Big Miracle"
This Sunday come out to the Carolina Beach Lake for the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce's FREE Movie with the true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG-2013). On June 22nd, we are bringing the new wacky science experiment gone wrong adventure - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG‚ 2014). On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years NUT JOB (PG 2014).
Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time ‚Äì FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney's SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALES 2: SAMMY'S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th.
This years Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best Picture Academy Award winner WEST SIDE STORY.
We closeout the season on Labor Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney's soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013). We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price! You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well. Directions:
Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.
CB Arts & Activities Committee host, Performing Arts Night, with talent
at the Boardwalk Gazebo
This Saturday, June 7, and Saturday, August 9, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Judah Moore, Judah is a native of Charlotte who is back to make some noise in Carolina beach.
His music is an eclectic combination of folk, pop, and R&B. He has a very unique and original sound that is simply captivating to audiences. His music is universal with messages that promote self worth and love. His soulful tone compliments his engaging lyrics to bring audiences a personal yet enjoyable experience.
He relays messages so beautifully thought his music that just hits straight to the core. Needless to say Judah is someone definitely worth a listen.
Saturday, June 14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: PMG Music recording artist Kamary Phillips is an American singer songwriter, born in Baltimore Maryland. He resides in Wilmington North Carolina and Hamburg Germany working as a musician and producer and was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as, "One of Rocks best kept secrets..." He calls his unique sound, COUNTRY SOUL--guitar driven and hook ridden, meaningful music.
Though virtually unknown in Wilmington, abroad Kamary Phillips has been fortunate to work with international heavy hitters including Joe Cocker, Aimee Mann, Lisa Stansfield, Al Jarreau, Lenny Kravitz and Carlos Santana. Kamary has been writing, performing and producing music for other successful artists, his various band projects and for himself since the early 90s and has written several top 40 Rock, Country and Dance songs released in several countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France and Sweden.
His USA successes include films and commercials such as, the "Mortal Combat" series, "Point Break", "Terminator", McDonalds, Pentax, Langnese Ice Cream, to name a few.
Over the years, Kamary Phillips has worked with major label players such as MCA, RCA, BMG, Sony, Universal and is currently with independent label, PMG MUSIC which he co-owns. PMG recently released an experimental Electro-Gospel CD and a Classical CD, both featuring Kamary's original compositions.
When asked about his dreams for the immediate future Kamary laughs and says, "Man, I'm tired of being infamously unknown! I'd really like to make it big in the States before I die. Then, I could stay here year round and really drive my Mama crazy!"
Kamary Phillips music is available globally via major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify and others. His home page is www.KamaryPhillips.com. ALSO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ARTISTRY IN JAZZ Saturday June 21 and Saturday July 19., 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
Gray Scale Entertainment, owners Debra and Mark Lynch have booked three bands, Cell Block 2, Groove Bucket from Western NC, and Port City Shake Down to play at the Boardwalk Gazebo, July 26, 2014, 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM.
20th Annual Youth Pier
Fishing Tournament June 7th
Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee would like to invite kids ages 5 - 15 to the 20th Annual Pier Fishing Tournament! Join us on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at the Kure Beach Pier. Registration is 6:00 am - 8:00 am. The fishing tournament is from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. The awards ceremony will follow the tournament. The entry fee is $2.00 plus a donation of at least two non-perishable canned food items. The first 100 kids without a fishing pole will receive a FREE rod and reel.
The first 100 kids will receive a FREE tournament t-shirt and FREE bait will be provided while it lasts. So bring the family to celebrate our 20th year of being "Hooked on Fishing"
If you have any questions regarding the Fishing Tournament, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.
3rd "Christmas In July"
The Pleasure Island Parrot Heads is kicking off their third annual "Christmas In July" for the children in the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital, located at the New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington.
The Parrot Heads will be bringing gifts to the boys and girls on July 26 who otherwise should be enjoying their summer on vacation. In addition to personal gifts for the children, the hospital always needs items in the playroom for all the children hospitalized to enjoy.
Toys, games, coloring books, crayons, markers, arts & craft supplies, X-Box 360 games, plush toys, rattles and other items for newborns are always needed.
You can help by putting your pocket change in the donation jar located on the counter in the following Pleasure Island locations: Big Apple Bakery, Domino's Pizza, Island Hots, Ocean Beach Store, Subway, Zaak Grill, Squigley's Ice Cream Gift Shop, WINGS Beach Stores (both locations), Frank's Pizza, Primrose Cottage, Carolina Beach Convenience Store (Cape Fear Blvd), Kure Beach Diner, FROYOZ frozen yogurt shop, Blue Reef Beach Store, and American Legion Post 139.
Boardwalk Blast Weekly Events
Last week kicked off the Season for Pleasure Island and the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative along with the Chamber and Town kept residents and tourist alike busy with a slew of great events to enjoy all Summer long! Tuesdays come out to the Boardwalk for Family Night! Enjoy games, prizes, surprise characters, raffles, bouncy house and so much more!
Lynne and Wave Works Entertainment will be o hand most weeks heading up new games and dancing! July 1st, 22nd, August 5th and 26th No Sleeves Magic will be out to perform. Voted "Best Party Entertainer," 6 years in a row by the Wilmington Parent Magazine, No Sleeves Magic is dedicated to delivering professional and one-of-a-kind family entertainment. Wednesdays join your Family and Friends at the Gazebo Stage in Carolina Beach at the Historic Boardwalk (Cape Fear Blvd. & Canal Drive) at 6:30 pm to play CASH BINGO under the setting sun on beautiful Pleasure Island. Thursdays from 6:30 until 9:30 enjoy Fireworks by the Sea and Gazebo Entertainment!
This Thursday Mighty McFly will be playing their incendiary Energy Music, June 5th Machine Gun, June 12th Chris Bellamy Band, June 19th Eastbound, June 28th L Shape Lit, July 3rd Massive Grass and Southern Trouble, July 10th Beachbilly Brothers, July 17th Dubtown Cosmonauts, July 24th Jack Jack 180, July 31st Mark Roberts Band, August 7th 40 East, August 14th Drew Smith Band and August 21st Lynne and the Wave.
Live music and fireworks are help every Thursday with the exception of Friday August 29th for Labor Day weekend. For updated on any of these great events find the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative on Facebook or visit cbdowntowninitiative.com.