Local Events Calendar

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MARCH 2017 EVENTS

March 14, Second Tuesday Talk, Southport Historical Society, 10:30 am, the Harper Library – free
March 21, NC Maritime Museum 3rd Tuesday Evening Program, 7 pm, Southport Community Building – free
March 23, Southport Historical Society General Membership meeting with Speaker, 6:30 pm, Community Building. Open to the public.
March 23, Face to Face – Billy Joel & Elton John Tribute Show on the Main Stage at the Odell Williamson Auditorium, Thursday March 23rd at 7pm.
March 25, The Kennedys, Folk Duo offer a variety of unique sounds, cool harmonies, traditional with a hint of alternative folk. Don’t miss this musical act, Friday March 25th at 7pm. Tickets are $20. For more information, go to: http://www.kennedysmusic.com/

 

Southport Senior Center
Due to the popular demand, we will have a second Silk Scarf dying and silk Scarf Painting classes in March. Sign Up sheets will be available soon!
Diane Sloan will also be offering another portrait class starting March 6th! This 6 week class is $50.00 and you can sign up for it at our front desk.

April Events

April 1 & 2 – The Sea Notes Choral Society presents its 2017 Spring Concert, “Everything’s Coming up Roses” at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia. Directed by Robert Marks and accompanied by Jane Boberg at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1and at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2.
April 4 – Lower Cape Fear Hospice will offer a no cost six-week grief program, Living with Grief: Growth and Education for Adults Coping with Grief. It will be Tuesdays, April 4 -May 9 from 11 am- 1 pm, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane SE in Bolivia. Pre-registration is required, call 796-7991.

North Carolina’s involvement in the Civil War discussed
at the next Round Table meeting
Wayne E. Motts is the Chief Executive Officer of The National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest museums in the country dedicated to telling the complete story of the war from the viewpoint of both sides. North Carolina played a major role in the war, and that will be explained by Wayne as guest speaker for the Tuesday, April 4th meeting of the Brunswick Civil War Round Table. His presentation is entitled, “North Carolina Artifacts at the National Civil War Museum,” a topic that is guaranteed to be of interest to anyone residing in our great state.
The Tuesday, April 4th meeting will be held at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach. Everyone is invited. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30PM; the program begins at 7:00PM. The guest admission fee is $10, and can be applied toward the $25 annual membership dues.
For more information about the Round Table or the upcoming meeting, contact president Mike Powell at (910) 278-3545, or email to mpowell6@ec.rr.com. The organization’s website is Brunswickcivilwarroundtable.com. You are also invited to visit their Facebook page for interesting Round Table developments and announcements.

Oak Island Recreation Department Offers Kayak Fishing School
Register NOW – space is limited.
Kayak fishermen who are looking to improve their fishing and kayaking skills should consider
attending the Kayak Fishing School presented by the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department on
May 6, 2017. The day will begin with classroom activities and conclude with a kayak demo on the water.
Captain Jerry Dilsaver, of the Hobie Kayaks Fishing Team, will be the featured speaker.
The school will begin with an overview of fishing safety specifically geared to kayak fishing. Next
up will be a session on rigging kayaks for fishing and then comes the tips on tackle, techniques, tactics
and more to catch your favorite fish. The inshore fishing session will concentrate on speckled trout, red
drum, flounder, and black drum. There will also be an introduction into launching through the surf to
catch Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, bull red drum and more in the nearshore ocean waters. Once at
the water, there will also be a hands-on session on throwing cast nets to catch live baits. The sessions
will be informal with questions welcomed.
The on-water session will be an opportunity for participants to try out a variety of kayaks, with
different rigging. It will also be a continuation of rigging and safety, with cast net instruction too.
The day should prove to be entertaining as well as informative as Captain Dilsaver is a
Southport-Oak Island native and intertwines fishing tales and coastal humor into his presentation.
There will be boatloads of useful knowledge too. Captain Dilsaver has been fishing from his kayak for 10
years and already had a reputation as one of the most productive fishermen on the Cape Fear Coast,
with tournament titles to prove it.
Most importantly for aspiring anglers, Captain Dilsaver enjoys helping aspiring fishermen
improve their fishing knowledge and skills.
Aspiring kayak fishermen should make plans to attend this event. Captain Dilsaver will share
tips, techniques, and tactics with the participants. This will be the seventh Oak Island Kayak Fishing
School and they tend to fill in advance. The Oak Island Recreation Department promises it will be
entertaining and chock full of tips on how to make kayak fishing more productive, more fun, easier and
safer.
The 2017 Oak Island Kayak Fishing School will be held Saturday, May 6, at Dutchman Creek Park,
4750 Fish Factory Road, Oak Island, NC. The day will begin sharply at 9:00 A.M. and should conclude by
4:00 P.M. In addition to the sessions, each participant will receive a goodie bag with samples and there
will be door prize drawings. A sandwich lunch is included.
Registration for the school is $45 in advance or $55 at the door – if seats are still available.
Space is limited and it is wise to register as early as possible.
For more information contact the Oak Island Recreation Department at 910-278-5518 or Capt.
Dilsaver at 910-279-6760. Information is also available on-line at http://oakisland.recdesk.com and
www.captjerry.com.
First Tuesday of Every Month- Coffee and Conservation
9am-10:30am FREE with Pre-Registration
Join us the first Tuesday of every month while we enjoy a cup of coffee and chat about various
conservation topics! Topics will change monthly; with April’s topic “Coastal Bird Walk” with owner of Bird & Garden, Jill Peleuses. All programs are free with preregistration required.

APRIL 8 Easter Egg Hunt
Ages 6-13 at 10 am, Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461.
Immediately following, for ages 5 and under, Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn, 203 East Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461.
A thousand plastic eggs filled with goodies will be scattered at both locations to the delight of the participating children. Event is free. Sponsored by the City of Southport Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information, http://cityofsouthport.com

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Spring Lake Park, Boiling Spring Lakes

ADDRESS: 200 Pine Rd. , Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 28461
PHONE: (910) 363-0025
Join the eggstravaganza at Spring Lake Park from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 for fun, games, and an Easter Egg Hunt.

April 10th, Phillip A. Cook Memorial Golf Tournament, Oak Island Golf Club. For more information please contact Island Way Restaurant, 1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, Phone: 910-278-7770, Email: islandway@live.com.

April 14-15 Spring Festival, Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
Please come out and welcome spring in style at the Southport Spring Festival, a tradition for more than 25 years. Running from 10 am until 5 pm on Friday and 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday, this festival features a wide variety of activities such as musical entertainment, handmade arts and crafts, children’s activities, azaleas and other plants for sale, and food vendors. There will also be a 5k Run/Walk. The Festival is sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc. and the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club. For more information, http://www.downtownsouthport.org/

Dog Easter Egg Hunt
April 15th
11:30 am
Oak Island Parks and Recreation Departments 1st annual dog Easter Egg hunt.
Bill Smith Park Dog Park
4446 Fish Factory Rd Southport

Southport Oak Island Kiwanis 5k Run and Walk
April 15th 08:00 am
The 5k course winds through downtown Southport starting and ending at the Waterfront Park. Pre-registration is $25 and race day is $30.
Southport Oak Island Kiwanis 5k Run and Walk
Waterfront Park
102 East Bay Street Southport

EAA Chapter 939 Presents Pancake Breakfast
April 15th
08:30 am – 11:00 am
EAA Chapter 939 Presents a Pancake Breakfast – on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport. Pancakes, sausage, coffee & juice from 8:30am-11am. Cost: $5.00 per person
Cape Fear Regional Jetport, 4019 Long Beach Road, SE Oak Island

EAA Chapter 939 Presents Wings and Wheels
April 15th
09:00 am – 01:00 pm
EAA Chapter 939 Presents Wings & Wheels on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport (KSUT). Wings: Aircraft static displays, classic & antique parking area, aircraft judging and Awards presented at 1pm. Wheels: Open to all cars.. Cape Fear Regional Jetport 4019 Long Beach Road, SE Oak Island

Old Baldy Birthday Party and Keeper’s Easter Egg Hunt
April 15th
02:00 pm – 04:00 pm
Old Baldy Birthday Party & Keeper’s Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Old Baldy- Saturday, April 15th from 2pm-4pm. Flag Dedication, USCG Fly Over, Free Event & Climbs, Ceremony & Cake. Public Welcome. Featuring: Bald Head Island Choir & The Howard
101 Lighthouse Wynd Bald Head Island

NC Beer Month Celebration Party
Apr 15, 2017, Noon – Midnight
Check Six Brewing Company
5130 Southport Supply Rd , Southport
PHONE: (910) 477-9280
Celebrating two years since they opened the popular brewery/taproom, Check Six Brewing Company will have an outdoor Beer Garden, live music, food, gold fish racing, corn hole competitions with prizes, and many other special events. They will also be launching the new lager, “Broken Prop Pilsener.”

April 20th, 2017- Fort Fisher Natural History Tour
8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. $5 per person
OKI Parks and Recreation will be exploring Fort Fisher this spring! Join North Carolina Wildlife Resources
Commission and Fort Fisher staff on an interpretive natural and history tour of Ft. Fisher. Please bring a
brown bag lunch. Limited to 12 participants, so sign up early!

April 21st, 2017- Earth Day Festival
10:00a.m.-2:00p.m. FREE ADMISSION
Go Green this Earth Day with the Brunswick County Earth Day Event at Middleton Park on Oak Island. This free event will teach young and old how to protect and take care of our planet. Numerous area
conservation groups will be on site. There will be hands-on exhibits, displays, food, and much more!
School groups are invited and encouraged to attend.
Some of the educational opportunities are:
-build a butterfly garden -learn about sea turtles
-get up close with live sea birds -learn about recycling
-tour the redesigned Nature Center and learn about native wildlife, trees, and plants

Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser
April 22nd
12:00 pm – 02:30 pm
Oak Island Beach Preservation Society Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser on April 22, 2017, noon – 2:30pm at Island Way Restaurant, 1407 E. Beach Dr., Oak Island.
April 28 Southport Arbor Day, 11 am, Yacht Basin. Free Ice Cream Social to follow

April 29 NatureFest, 7 am – 3 pm, Trinity Methodist Church, 209 E. Nash Street, Southport, NC 28461 and Franklin Square Park, N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461
Celebrate nature’s best on April 29, 2017 at Southport NatureFest. The day-long event will be held in several locations throughout the town, including; Trinity Methodist Church, Franklin Square Park, Southport Riverwalk and the downtown area, as well as, kayaking, an excursion to the Green Swamp Preserve and birding boat tours. Pre-registration is required for some of the events. Otherwise, plan on spending the day in Southport and enjoy natures best! In the event of rain in the afternoon, events will be held at the Southport gym on Atlantic Ave. Come to one event, or come to all! Most events are free. For more information, www.facebook.com/southportnaturefest/ Information and registration phone (910-290-6802)

NatureFest Schedule of Events
April 29th
7:00 am Bird Walk in downtown Southport
Start at Wild Bird and Garden Store 105 E. Brown St. pre-registration required (910-457-9453)
8:15 am Doors open at Trinity United Methodist Church Murrow Hall, 209 E. Nash St. Muffins— coffee, and pastries available for purchase, Individuals pre-registered for trips pay for trips and receive tickets
8:45 am Greetings and announcements
9:00 am – 11:45 am Nature Presentations
· Coastal Birds of the Cape Fear— Lindsay Addison, NC Audubon biologist
· Southeastern Coastal Plain Ecosystems— Dr. Roger Shew, UNCW
· Shouldn’t You be on the Water? — Brian “Fish” Stevens, Certified kayak instructor and tour guide
9:00 am -12:00 pm Southport Garden Club plant sale
12:00 to 1:00 pm Participants have lunch in local restaurants Pre- registrations required for trips. Call 910-290-6802
1:00 pm Bus trip to Green Swamp with Roger Shew as tour guide departs from Atlantic Ave. (2.5-3 hours)
1:00 pm Birding boat tours sponsored by Southport Boat Rentals. 6 passenger boats depart from Yacht Basin with Lindsay Addison and Jill Peluses providing bird identification and information. (45 min-1 hr.)
1:15 pm Sea Biscuit Wildlife Shelter tour departs from Atlantic Ave. (1.5 hour)
2:00 pm Possible additional birding boat tour based on demand (45 min.)
1:30 pm Kayaking with Adventure Kayak Company (910-454-0607) for information and registration

April 29th & 30th, 2017- W.A.I.T. (Women Anglers In Training)
$49.00 Option One(Instruction and Pier Fishing) OR $139.00 Option Two (Instruction & Fishing Trip)
Join other women for a stress free learning environment that will focus on various techniques and aspect of fishing. Whether you are a beginning fisherman, or have the basics down pat, you will benefit from WAIT. WAIT will help you to become a more experienced angler in just one weekend! Even if you’ve never fished before, WAIT offers training and real hands-on experience to learn how to fish, and a chance to go fishing on the water! For the Intermediate/ Advanced anglers, we now offer more advanced classes geared to their instructional level.
Registration will take place through Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department at:
www.oakislandpiertournament.com/WAIT.html Or 910-2 78-5518/278-4747 Or At Oak Island Recreation
Center.

Pescado Y Amor
Registration open NOW!
Summer 2017 Art Camps at Pescado Y Amor Paint Studio!
Winner of 2017 Maggie Award for Best Summer Kids Programs!
Get ready for another summer of colorful art camps at the CUTEST art studio EVER!
Each camp is different and each camp is different from last year and the years before!
Kids camp we will be doing such things as Painting on Canvas, making t-shirts and doing other super fun crafts and playing games! Each Camp will be themed. But we will have plenty of free paint time.
Teen Camp we will be focusing on more intense projects such as mosaic windows.
Adult Camps we will be focusing on one project per camp such as large canvas painting.
We provide all supplies, snacks and a morning full of fun, laughter and creativity!
Kids, Teens and Adult summer camps! visit our website www.pescadoyamor.com
Sign up now for Summer art camps and classes today

Entries open! Ride The Tide: Kayak Float and Race – Register now!
To be held May 13, 2017 – May 13, 2017
Davis Canal, Oak Island
3003 East Oak Island Dr , Oak Island, NC 28465
PHONE: (910) 278-5518
Join Oak Island Parks & Recreation and The Adventure Kayak Company at the 6th annual “Ride The Tide” on the Davis Canal. It will be a 5.2-mile float and race from the Recreation Center to Blue Water Point Marina. Enjoy the calm and scenic river, whether you float or paddle, gliding along with the flow of the tide. Early entry fee is $20 and the first 75 people to sign up will get a T-shirt from the event.

Greenlands Farms
Open Fridays and Saturdays 8:30am – 5:30pm
668 Midway Rd SE, Bolivia 910-253-7934
www.greenlandfarms.org
April 1 – Milking and Cheeses Making Demo
April 8 – Happy Hooves Petting Farm
April 22 – Art Gala Fundraiser
April 29 – Cooking Class & Wine
** reservations needed**
Chamber of Commerce Events:
4/4 Afternoon Business Connections- 11:45am-1pm @ Chamber
4/4 Cash Mob – 4pm Meet @ Corner of N. Howe & E. Nash Streets, Southport
4/10 NC 4th of July Festival Committee- 5:30pm @ Chamber
4/11 Afternoon Business Connections- 11:45am-1pm @ Chamber
4/14 Chamber Closed for Good Friday
4/18 Afternoon Business Connections- NO MEETING
4/20 Business Networking After Hours – 5:30pm-7pm @ Laugh & Breathe Yoga
4/21 Oak Island Lighthouse Run Registration & Welcome Party- 4:30pm-8:30pm @ Cape Fear Yacht Club
4/22 Oak Island Lighthouse Run – @ Middleton Park Soccer Field
4/25 Afternoon Business Connections- 11:45am-1pm @ Chamber
4/25 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 9am @ The Office Coffee & Wine Bar in BSL
4/27 Evening Business Connections – 5:30pm – 6:45pm @ Chamber
4/28 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 11am @ Abbington Oak Apartments
4/28 Out of the Box Luncheon – 12:30pm @ Chamber

MUSIC:

Fishy Fishy – Music
April 2017 Music
6:30-10:30 pm Fridays and Saturdays
Saturday, April 1st: The Awkward Silents
Friday, April 7th: Rev
Saturday, April 8th: Kim & Travis
Friday, April 14th: Hank & Les
Saturday, April 15th: The Dennis Walton Band
Easter Sunday, April 16th: Monica Jane 1:00-5:00pm
Friday, April 21st: Wes Sayer & David Fair
Saturday, April 22nd: The Other Guys
Friday, April 28th: Two Of A Kind
Saturday, April 29th: Uncle Hairy

Yacht Basin Eatery
Saturday 4/1 Crank Case & the Oilers 8:00
Thursday 4/6 Open Mic 6:00
Friday 4/7 Dos Eddies 7:00
Saturday 4/8 Groove Pirates 8:00
Thursday 4/13 Open Mic 6:00
Friday 4/14 Toney Rocks 7:00
Saturday 4/15 Dennis Walton Band 8:00
Thursday 4/20 Open Mic 6:00
Friday 4/21 Jonathan Carroll Band 7:00
Saturday 4/22 Christine Martinez Band 8:00
Thursday 4/27 Open Mic 6:00
Friday 4/28 Coco O’Connor Duo 7:00
Saturday 4/29 Trifecta 8:00
Sunday 4/30 Dale Kinner 5:00

Silver Coast Winery
Southport Tasting & Taproom
910.777.5151
Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Daily
Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Tuesday & Wednesday til 9pm, Friday ’til 8pm, Sunday 1 – 6pm

BCC Odell Williams Auditorium
Sea Notes Choral Society Spring Concert
April 1st and 2nd at 3:00 pm
The Sea Notes Choral Society presents its 2017 Spring Concert, “Everything’s Coming up Roses” at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College in Bolivia on Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. And on Sunday, April 2, BCC Odell Williamson Auditorium.

James Keelaghan Concert
Apr 9, 2017 – Apr 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Williamson Event Center, Bolivia
150 College Rd. NE , Bolivia, NC 28422
PHONE: 1-860-485-3354, (910) 755-7416
James Keelaghan will perform a Listen Up Brunswick County concert. This concert series presents original music in a variety of genres including folk, R & B, Bluegrass, Country and Blues.
Ports of Call
Ports of Call is pleased to present some of the finest local music and entertainment in Southport. Our frequent musical entertainment is selected to complement your fine dining experience. Check our Facebook page for announcement and scheduling of performances.
Here is some information about our current and upcoming performers:
Lisa Rankin is our current lead musician through the Winter and Spring. She performs currently every Wednesday at Dinner, and alternate Sunday with ‘Jazzy Brunches’.
Jake Beamer, performing this summer with classical singer, Kathryn Alphin
Jay Killman is a skilled improvisational guitarist, and will be from performing late May through the summer.

Check Six Brewery
Wednesday Nights at 7pm
Karaoke Night with Don Jewell
Come on in with your friends to Karaoke Night! Be brave and sing, or sit back with a pint and enjoy the show!

Dead End Saloon
Tatum/Hayden Review Unplugged hosts Open Mic Every Monday @ 6:00
April 1st – Southport Johnny & The Bizness @ 7:30

American Fish
April 29th – Seneca Guns – 7pm-10pm
April 30th – Carolina Line Blue Gras Band – 4pm – 7pm

The Tiki Tavern
Open Mic Nights – Tuesdays 7pm
ON GOING EVENTS:

Southport Waterfront Market 2017
Every Wednesday (except of July 5th)
Opening May 3 – September 6
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ft. Johnston Museum – Garrison Lawn
203 East Bay Street
Southport
www.DowntownSouthport.org
910-279-4616
Shop over 65 vendors for fresh produce, baked goods, flowers and hand crafted arts and crafts. Sponsored by Downtown Southport, Inc.
Enjoy live music and cool breezes off the Cape Fear River. Stay in town and enjoy dining and shopping in our historic City.

Southport Cleanup
Come join your Southport neighbors in regular cleanups of the town on the first Saturday of each month, from 9am – noon. Any and all contributions of your specific talents are welcome, be they weeding, planting, pruning, digging, or all of the above. No need to bring anything but your energy and good intentions — all tools and supplies are provided by the City of Southport. Upcoming cleanup days are scheduled Saturday, April 1, and Saturday, May 6 — meet at the Nash Street fire and rescue substation across from the post office. Spring flowers are on the agenda both days! Please call 612.202.8541 for more information and to get on the Southport Beautification Committee’s email notification list.

Get your nomination in now: The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for the Small Business Person of the Year Award from January 15th to April 30th.

Oak Island VFW Bingo
Every Monday and Wednesday
06:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Oak Island VFW holds Bingo open to the public on Monday & Wednesdays. Cash prizes. Fee charged. 103 SE 50th Street Oak Island

Sale at the Trail
Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
08:00 am – 01:00 pm
Sale at the Trail, 2nd Saturday of every month from 8am-12pm @ Ocean Trail Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Ocean Trail Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, 630 Fodale Avenue Southport

Afternoon Business Connections
Every Tuesday
11:45 am – 01:00 pm
Business Connections will establish and increase business referrals between members in a professional, concise and structured setting that will promote growth in our business community.
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 4433 Long Beach Road, SE Southport

Gallery Walk
First Friday of each month, from 5pm-7pm, join other art enthusiasts to explore the art scene in Southport. Enjoy wine and nibbles at your leisure, participating galleries include: Franklin Square Gallery, Lantanas Gallery and Gifts, Ricky Evans Gallery and Silver Coast Gallery & Winery.

Business Networking After Hours – April Meeting
April 20
05:30 pm – 07:00 pm
April Business Networking After Hours, an event for Chamber members and potential Chamber members. A relaxed atmosphere where business men and women can meet, network and do business after hours. Laugh & Breathe Yoga & Southport Pilates 420 N. Howe Street (Upstairs) Southport

Coffee with the Girls – April Meeting
April 18
08:00 am – 09:00 am
This network of women meet every month discuss not only women related business issues but share helpful information and tips. Chamber members only. Meets 8:00am the Third Tuesday of each month at various locations. Coffee with the Girls – April, Hampton Inn Southport 5181 Southport Supply Road Southport.

Out of the Box Luncheon
April 28th
12:30 pm – 01:30 pm
Opportunities for the members of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss topics and issues important to the business community in a group setting. Topic: Churches and Religious Groups Embrace Social Media, Out of the Box Luncheon – April Meeting
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
4433 Long Beach Road, SE Southport

Southport Oak Island Cash Mob – April
April 4th
04:00 pm – N/A
Join the Cash Mob! Meet at the Corner of N. Howe & E. Nash Streets on Tuesday, April 4th at 4pm. The only rule is the Cash Mob participants agree to spend $20.00 at the retailer. The Mob will not know what shop we are mobbing until we walk in Southport Oak Island Cash Mob April
It’s a Secret, bring a Friend and Meet at: Corner of E. Moore Streets and S. Davis Streets Southport
BHI – Birding
Bald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. (910) 338-0911. Cost: $18 per person for BHI Conservancy Members, $20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members

Reptile Roundup
April 4, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join BHI Conservancy staff members in our Fleming Environmental Center to get up close and personal with our classroom reptiles. Learn about the unique adaptations that help our island reptiles survive! Participants will be able to touch live reptiles, turtle shells, snake sheds, and much more! Following the presentation, participants will also be able assist with feeding the reptiles. This program is great for all ages! $5 per person Call (910) 338-0911 to reserve your spot!

Cosmos & Cocoa
April 8, 2017 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Bald Head Island Conservancy
700 Federal Rd, Bald Head Island, NC 28461
View constellations and planets from BHI. Learn how to use sky charts and new technology to enhance your stargazing experience. Minimal light pollution provides for a breathtaking show! Cocoa and marshmallows will be provided! $15 per person for non-members, $10 per person for BHI Conservancy members.

NC Maritime Museum at Southport
Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program
Date: 2/21/2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: free
Location: Southport Community Building
223 E. Bay St.
Southport, North Carolina 28461

Grape and Ale
NEW…FREE BREW TASTING AND TTO DEMO EVERY THURSDAY 6-7pm
We are bringing back the brews but without the brats. Thursdays, from 6 to 7 p.m. and David is bringing back his Demos. We will offer a 10% discount on all brews every Thursday (wine and brew club members 25%). In addition, Taste The Olive will be offering a 15% discount for all who attend. Take advantage of these deals and join us every Thursday evening for fun and fellowship! www.thegrapeandale.com

Taste the Olive – FREE DEMO
We’ve all missed seeing David around The Grape & Ale, but he will be back every Thursday for the next few weeks with some great demos and lectures. For all who attend the class, a 15% discount will be extended on all oils and vinaigrettes.

Uncorked by the Sea Wine Shop & Gallery hosts wine tastings on most Thursdays from 5-7pm. You’ll also find coastal themed art and decorative accessories for the home. Located in historic Southport in the 600 block of N. Howe Street. www.uncorkedbythesea.com

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  1. Coming June 15-18th 2017 is the Southport Songwriter Festival. More info & schedule: http://www.screendooralliance.com/2017-schedule

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