Local Events Listings For May 6th, 2020

Local Events Listings For May 6th, 2020

By / Local Events / Wednesday, 06 May 2020 17:55

Pleasure Island Chamber
Calendar of Events for 2020

(Events in italicized are subject to change)
• March 21 - Island Men Mac and
Cheese Cook-Off at Good Hops (POStPONED)
• March 28 - Island of Lights Fashion Show
• April 12 - Easter Service Sunday
• April 18, 19 - 26th Annual Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival (POStPONED)
• April 19 - Tinted Turtle Trot 5k & 1 Mile- Mike Chappell Park
• April 25 - Kure Beach Street Festival
• April 24, 25 - Star Party at Carolina Beach State Park
• May 2 - 2nd Annual Surf Dog Experience
• May 2 - Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival
• May 3- Oct 4 - Boogie in the Park Concert Series at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park 1st & 3rd Sundays
• May 8 - 22nd Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament
• May 9 - Beach Wrestling Nationals
• May 15, 16, 17 - Jeep Jam in Fort Fisher
• May 16 - Crawl for Paws
• May 16, 17 - 27th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic
• May 16th- Oct 3 - Carolina Beach Farmers
Market every Saturday
• May 20- Aug 26 - Wednesday Night Bingo
at Carolina Beach Boardwalk
• May 22- Sept 4 - Weekly Fireworks/ Boardwalk Blast Music at the Beach Every Thursday Night
• May 24- Sept 6 - FREE Movies at the
Carolina Beach Lake Every Sunday
• June 6 - 35th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival
• June 6 - Carolina Beach Double Sprint Triathlon
• June 8 – Aug 24    Turtle Talk at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park every Monday 7-8PM
• June 9- Aug 25 - Kure Beach Market every Tuesday
• June 9- Aug 11 - Tuesday Family Night
at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk
• June 10- Aug 12 - Story Time by the Sea at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park every Wednesday
• June 11- Aug 13 - Up and Active! At Kure Beach Ocean Front Park every Thursday
• June 12- Aug 28 - FREE Summer Concerts at Fort Fisher 2nd & 4th Fridays (910-458-8434)
• July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks
• July 10- 12 - East Coast Got Em On King
Mackerel Fishing Tournament
• July 14 - Swim CB 2020
• Aug 15 - Kure Beach Annual
Community Center BBQ Fundraiser
• Aug 16 - Life Rolls On
• Aug 22 - Whomporama Body Surfing Contest
• Sept 12 - 2nd Annual Rock the Beach Featuring Bluffett
• Sept 18, 19 - 7th Annual Dragon Boat Regatta
• Sept 26 - Pleasure Island Day of Hope Pig Pickin’
• Oct 2 - Kure Beach Farewell Summer Jazz Funeral
• Oct 10 - 3rd Annual Beach, BACON, & Beer Festival at Carolina Beach Lake
• Nov 7 - 3rd Annual Casino Night at the Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach
• Nov 21 & 28 - Kure Beach Holiday Market
• Nov 27 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake
• Nov 28, 4, 11, 18 - 12th Annual Christmas
by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk)
• Dec 3 - Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Membership Meeting and Dinner
• Dec 4 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade
• Dec 5 - Island of Lights Flotilla
• Dec 11, 12, 13 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show
• Dec 12 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes
• Dec 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown & Fireworks Held in Kure Beach

On Saturday, June 20th

Presenting American Music Award Winner and Multi-Platinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA:  Original Village People Cowboy.  Randy Jones has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.  “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco era.  The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” 
On Saturday, June 20th, be ready for some spectacular entertainment and back-up dancers for Mr. Jones at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach that will take you back in time to the disco days. The “Disco Night” featuring a Disco Fashion contest and Group Photo, along with a silent auction and 50/50 raffle.  Come dressed to impress in your Disco clothes/Impersonation of a singer from that time/Village People attire.  Bring any Village People memorabilia for autographs and meet the original Cowboy. Beaches and Boots, Zumba Belles and other entertainment will be on hand.  The night will finish with the Mango Band.  All the excitement begins at 7:00 pm and is a family friendly environment. All proceds Go to V.O.C.A.L. (Volunteer Older Citizens Action League) which is earmarked to feed the homebound elderly.  If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss this event!  If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy because he’s not your ordinary cowboy!
V.O.C.A.L. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event.  We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate and we are registered a 501(c)3 corporation.  Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive sponsor recognition.  With your assistance, V.O.C.A.L. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients.  When you sit with your family to eat, remember you will be helping meet the needs of the elderly shut-ins to have a warm meal as well!  For more information, you may contact 910-458-5962 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. Jones looks forward to this event each year.  He was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach!  He resides in New York but wants to help do his part to help out the homebound elderly!  All donations support meals in New Hanover County.

Current City of Wilmington Facility Closures

Our primary concern is the health and welfare of our citizens. Due to concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all recreation programs, classes, tennis clinics and events offered by the City of Wilmington have been cancelled thru March 30. In addition, per Governor Cooper's directiveany events with 100 or more people are cancelled or postponed.
Facility Closures
• The Fit For Fun Center and City's Boxing & Fitness Center are closed until March 30. Note: this time period could be extended.
Other Operational Changes
• All passive parks and open athletic fields will remain open. No more than 100 people may be in a park or athletic facility at a given time.
• The Municipal Golf Course and Inland Green Golf Course will stay open under modified operations:
• Minimum tee times in 16 minute intervals for the Municipal Golf Course & 10 minutes for Inland Greens Golf Course.
• No carts may be used
• No more than ten people in the pro-shop at one time
• Althea Gibson Tennis Complex will stay open under modified operations:
• No organized play. Open play only.
• No more than ten people in the pro shop at one time.
Please note, the situation is evolving and additional cancellations could take place. We appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. Future city updates and operational changes will be posted on:
• City Website (includes operational changes & cancellations)
If you have specific questions about a City Facility or program, here are some reference phone numbers.
• Athletics - 341.0057 or 343.3682
• Althea Gibson Tennis Complex -341.4631
• Boxing & Fitness Center - 341.7872
• Fit For Fun - 341.4630
• Halyburton Park - 341.0075
• Maides Park - 341.0096
• Inland Greens Golf Course -765.7459
• MLK Center - 341.0053 or 341.0056
• Municipal Golf Course - 791.0558
• Parks & Recreation office - 341.7855
Questions? Please call 341.7855 or email

Attention Local Artists

The Island of Lights Committee is searching for an artist for the 2020 Christmas Card and Ornament. If you are interested in submitting artwork, please send your name and email address to islandoflightscb@gmail .com to receive further information.

North Carolina Shell Club’s 44th Annual Shell Show to be held on May 22nd-24th

FAMILY FUN! If you’ve ever spent time on the beach picking up shells and marveled at these incredible creations of nature, you will want to come to the North Carolina Shell Club’s 44th annual Shell Show. Held this year at the Coastline Conference & Convention Center in Wilmington on May 22-24, you will be impressed to see some of the most wondrous works of art and architecture found in nature. You will be amazed by this huge display of shells. Perfect for children and adults, casual collectors on the beach, as well as the most experienced malacologists and naturalists.    It truly is a FAMILY event! 44th North Carolina Shell Show May 22-24, 2020 Coastline Conference & Event Center 501 Nutt St., Wilmington, NC. This is a popular event in Wilmington that the North Carolina Shell Club has hosted for 43 years in the Wilmington area. Admission fees are: adults $5, seniors $3, children FREE. Times: Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun. 9-3

Walk of Fame Ceremony March 21 Postponed

The Walk of Fame Committee invites the community to their ceremony at the Carolina Beach Lake Saturday, March 21st (Postponed), 2020 at 1:00pm. The committee will honor 3 new recipients who have made a tangible and lasting contribution to the Town of Carolina Beach through their outstanding leadership and service, advancing the economic and social development of Carolina Beach as a residential community and beach resort.  Each year more people will be chosen for this award by letters of nomination with their contributions to the town. The Citizen’s Recognition Walk of Fame Committee partners with the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society to review and approve nominations.

Island Men Mac & Cheese Festival Postponed

The Island Men celebrate the dish of all dishes, a culinary delight, the comfort food you dream about. That's right, the Mac & Cheese Festival is back for 2020 at Good Hops Brewing! Saturda, March 28th ((Postponed) from 1:00pm until 3:00pm, sample the culinary genius of local chefs: for only a $12 donation you get unlimited samples of delectable mac & cheese dishes across five categories: traditional, seafood, meat, vegetarian, and spicy! Kids under 10 are free Water, soda, and of course tasty Good Hops beer also available for purchase! Credit Cards are accepted, but cash strongly preferred in order to keep the lines moving! The Island Men is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 organization. Funds raised are donated back to various other local organizations and causes that benefit the overall Pleasure Island community.

Island of Light Fashion Show Postponed

The Island of Lights Fashion Show scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been postponed. If you purchased a ticket for this event, please return the ticket to the store for a refund. You MUST have the ticket with you to receive a refund.
We feel it is better for everyone involved to err on the side of caution at this time. It is our hope to reschedule the Fashion Show later this year.
The Island of Lights’ members volunteer their time to organize the many great events throughout the holidays to make Pleasure Island a special destination during the winter months.  Please come join the fun at our meeting held the first Tuesday of every month in the Carolina Beach Library.

26th Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Postponed

We were hoping for a different outcome, however; out of an abundance of caution we must postpone our upcoming 2020 26th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 2020.
This was not an easy decision, but in the long run, it is the prudent and correct decision.
We know this announcement will be debated on both sides of the issue, however NC Governor Cooper made it very clear yesterday in his News Conference - Please cancel or postpone all gatherings of 100 people or more for the foreseeable future.
The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce has been closely monitoring the decisions to cancel/postpone other local and state festivals and events; realizing that there are many factors unique to each events’ decision to cancel/postpone. Our decision was made at the direction of State and local officials. We have been in constant communication with our local emergency management team for weeks and as of today, we have decided it is in the best interest of our community to cancel the 2020 26th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 18th, 2020.
We love our Island community & surrounding areas and all its many visitors, so we’d like to take this moment to encourage you in this trying time to think about those most at risk. Please follow the advice of the CDC officials regarding how to limit the spread of the virus, which includes proper handwashing, sanitizing environments, and staying isolated from others if feeling sick. Please consider how cancellations/postponements and closings might affect families and children most in need and please help wherever you can. Support local and small businesses when you can.
We are currently working with Delbert McClinton people, the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area as well as Soundwave Technical Services to re-schedule this event for the Fall of 2020.  The Pleasure Island Chamber and the SB&J Festival is a non-profit organization and relies solely on the generous sponsor donations and ticket sales. The Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival depends on over 200 volunteers, a Board of Directors of 16 and a full-time staff of 2. We are diligent in coordinating and revising all the components that were in motion. We have many people to contact; including sponsors, volunteers, and of course, our guests. Please know we will be in contact as soon as we can with more information. The latest information will be posted on our website www.PleasureIslandNC.org as it becomes available.
In the interim, please take all necessary measures to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, take care of your friends and neighbors, and together we will get through this unprecedented time.
Stay safe, wash your hands and make smart decisions in the days to come, Board of Directors and Staff of Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2020 FREE Sunday Night Summer Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake

Warmer weather is right around the corner and we, at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, are busy day dreaming of Summer Sunday Nights at the Lake. Every summer, in conjunction with the Town of Carolina Beach, family-friendly movies are shown on a large, inflatable screen at the Carolina Beach Lake. It is a fun take on an old fashioned drive-in movie theater that the kids are sure to enjoy. Weather permitting, the movies will play every Sunday after the sun has set at dusk (around 8:45 pm). This year will include 16 movies and begin showing on May 24th and run through September 6th.
We will be kicking off movie night May 24th with the sequel to a wildly popular flick, Frozen. Frozen II will be followed by Deep, a story about a playful octopus who finds himself in a bit of trouble. On June 7th, we will show the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians followed by The Secret Life of Pets 2 on June 14th. Next up, The Aeronauts. It is a brand new movie about a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone else. A Dog’s Journey, starring Dennis Quaid, will be shown on June 28th.
For Independence Day weekend, we’ll feature the Oscar nominated Best Picture movie Little Women. On July 12th,, catch up with Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep and more with Toy Story 4. The Oscar nominated film won for “Best Animated Feature Film”. You can catch all of the action of Robert Downey Jr. playing Dr Dolittle, who embarks on an adventure with his furry friends, on July 19th . On July 26th we’re kicking off Shark Week with the 1975 heart racing classic Jaws. Join us in rooting for Chief Brody, Hooper and Quinn as they try to save Amity Island from a great white. We’re excited to introduce the live action version of Aladdin on August 2nd, starring Will Smith as the Genie. Tom Hanks was nominated for an Oscar for his supporting role in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and will be shown on Sunday, August 9th. On August 16th, we’ll be bringing back another classic. The Wizard of Oz comes all the way from 1939 and features some of the most iconic cinematography and actors of that time. The sequel, Peter Rabbit 2, will be back for a little more mischief and adventure on August 23rd. For one of the final movies of the summer we’ll be showing Yesterday on August 30th.
This film is about a struggling singer/songwriter and world without The Beatles. For our final movie of 2020 will be shown on Sunday, September 6th. Catch Simba and his friends in the live action version of Disney’s The Lion King. Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right.

NHC Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit to host the US Police K-9 Association's National Patrol Dog Field Trials Sept. 20-25

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has been selected by the United States Police Canine Association to host the 2020 National Police Dog Trials on September 20th – 25th.  This event is held annually throughout the United States and will now be hosted in New Hanover County at Veterans Park, 835 Halyburton Memorial Parkway.  Over 100 K-9 teams from all over the United States will come to New Hanover County to participate in hopes of achieving a National Patrol Dog Certification and compete at being crowned the “Top Dog”.
The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) is largest and oldest police K-9 organization in the country. The USPCA National Police Dog Trial is an opportunity for police K-9 teams to certify their canines through national appointed judges and to obtain a national certification that helps confirm their canines’ abilities through six different events.  The events during this trial will in include Obedience, Agility, Evidence Recovery, Suspect Search and Criminal Apprehension with and without gunfire. Most events will be open to the public and will start each day at 8:00am.
There will also be a public “kid friendly” K-9 Demo held at a location to be determined soon. This demo will showcase the canines’ abilities in each event and will introduce each K-9 team and announce the “Top Dog” award. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is excited to host this event and show others what our county has to offer. This event is funded through fundraising, donations and business sponsorships. If you or your business is interested in helping, please contact the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office or email Sergeant Justin Stegall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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