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Stage II Productions Presents: Pirates of Penzance
Gilbert & Sullivan's acclaimed musical comedy. Sometimes ludicrous, often times ridiculous but always hilarious farce, is a family friendly tale of sentimental Pirates, beautiful young maidens, naive young lovers, blundering policemen and an eccentric Major General, all morrally bound to honor and duty. Shows begin at 8pm Thursday - Saturday. Matinees on Saturday & Sunday begin at 3pm. www.stageiiproductions.com
Amuzu Theatre Downtown Southport
Contact: Briton Campbell
910/540-2801 or 910/363-4274
Admission/Fees: $17 per person in advance or $20 at the door.
Tickets on sale now at Stage II Office, 807 N. Howe Street & Ricky Evans Gallery.
May 1 - 29, 2009 - 8:30 PM
Fabulous Fantail Film Festival - Fridays Only
Fridays. Enjoy movies on the fantail of the ship just like her WWII crew. Fresh popcorn & sodas are on sale for $1 each.
Battleship North Carolina Highway 17/74/76/421 Intersection Wilmington, NC
910/251-5797 ext. 2049
Admission/Fees: $1.00 per person. Only available at the door.
May 1 - 2, 2009 - 6:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Relay For Life of Brunswick County
Each year, across the nation, one event brings together entire communities to take part in the fight against cancer. That event is the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®. It's a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives. Won't you join us this year and be a part of Relay?
West Brunswick High School Shallotte, NC
Contact: Linda Dunmire
Benefit American Cancer Society
May 1, 2009 - 9:00 AM
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony -Down East Rent A John
Ribbon Cutting @ Chamber's Welcome Center 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport, NC
Event of Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
May 1, 2009 - 5:00 PM
Small Business Person of the Year -Nominations Due
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce feels that it is most fitting to celebrate the contributions that small businesses make to our economy. Small businesses represent 98% of the businesses in Brunswick County, create three of every four new jobs, and generate a majority of American innovations. Take the time to nominate an individual or partners (a team) who is a member of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce you feel deserve to hold the title of Small Business Person of the Year. We are also taking nominations for businesses who display outstanding Customer Service.
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 4841 Long Beach Road, Se Southport, NC 28461
Nominations will be presented to the Small Business & Technology Development Center for local area award selection. SBTDC of University of North Carolina Wilmington provides management counseling and education services to small and mid-sized businesses in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, Onslow, Bladen and Columbus counties.
May 2, 2009 - 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Back to the 50's to Get to the Future Fundraiser
The museum is celebrating the 1950's theme since it is Ocean Isle Beach's 50th anniversary. Rare 1950's photographs from the area, food, drinks, 50's music of The Bopper and listen to strolling musician Steve Calfee, and dance throughout the evening. Dress in 50's attire if you wish. Funds raised will go toward the purchas of Ingram Planetarium's new SciDome HD digital projection and laser lights systems with 5.1 surround sound.
Museum of Coastal Carolina Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Contact: Elizabeth Campbell
Admission/Fees: $75 per person. Limited to 275 tickets.
May 2, 2009 - 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Blooming for a Cause
Exclusive fashions and accessories. Luncheon. Cash Bar. Silent Auction. General Federation of Woman's Clubs of Holden Beach Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser. Proceeds benefit local charities to include: Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Brunswick County, Hope Harbor & others. Garden Hats Optional.
101 Stone Chimney Place Supply, NC
Contact: Beverly Petro
Admission/Fees: $40 per person
May 2, 2009 - 9:00 AM
Southport-Oak Island Area Golf Classic
Shotgun Start. 4-person Captain's Choice. Numerous door prizes & prizes for closest to the pin. Cash Prizes - Two Flights- 1st Place-$400; 2nd Place-$200; 3rd Place-$160 The entry fee includes cart, green fee, special gift, breakfast biscuit, coffee, hospitality cart and lunch. R.A. Jeffreys Distributing of Wilmington, proud distributors of Budweiser, Bud Light, Natural Light and Michelob Ultra, will provide beverages.
Oak Island Golf Club Caswell Beach, NC
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport, NC 28461
Admission/Fees: $70 per person
Proceeds benefit Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. First Saturday in May.
May 2 - 3, 2009
Women Anglers In Training Weekend (WAIT)
Annual fishing program called WAIT! Program is for beginner and advanced angler women only and promises to put participants at ease and develop their potential as anglers. Stress free environment where women can ask questions and try their hand at a variety of angling activities. Two-day experience will introduce surf fishing, pier fishing, bottom fishing, tying lures, trolling with live bait, king fishing, flounder fishing, net casting and more. Event concludes with a daylong fishing trip on Sunday either on the pier or by boat. Two-days of fishing instruction, numerous samples, door prizes, lunch both days.
Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department
Admission/Fees: Starting at $49
May 3, 2009 - 3:00 PM
Spring Concert Brunswick Concert & Big Bands
Hatch Auditorium @ N.C. Baptist Assembly, Fort Caswell
Contact: Frank Mahoney
Admission/Fees: Free - Donations Accepted
May 9, 2009 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Plants, crafts related to outdoor activities and more.
Franklin Square Park E. West Street, Southport
Contact: Patt Carney
May 9, 2009 - 9:30 AM
Ride the Tide Kayak Float & Race
The Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department & The Adventure Company are sponsoring the 1st Annual Ride the Tide Kayak float and race on the Davis Canal. 4.9 mile race from the Recreation Center to Blue Water Maina on Outward Tide. Kayak Rentals are available.
Contact: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department
Admission/Fees: $10 per person. First 100 recieve t-shirt
Celebrating 10 year of the incorporation of Oak Island.
May 9, 2009 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
US Coast Guard Station -Oak Island Safety Day
Coast Guard Station Oak Islnad will be hosting its fourth annual multi agency & military EXPO aka safety day. Numerous services including the NC State Troopers, local Sheriff offices, local fire department, surrounding Coast Guard Stateions, recruiting services, S.W.A.T, The Bomb Squad, Command Centers, possible Military aircraft demonstations, and many more. There is no admission charges and fun for everyone. The local food bank will also be present accepting can good donations. Goal is 3,000 pounds of can goods.
US Coast Guard Station -Oak Island 300A Caswell Beach Road Caswell Beach, NC
Featured Artists Carla Edstrom & Ann Lees. Gallery Walk - Friday evening June 5th
Franklin Square Gallery 130 E. West Street, Southport, NC 28461
May 11, 2009 - 8:00 AM
WAVES 4 K.I.D.S. Ladies Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament to benefit the special needs of foster children in Brunswick County. Scotch foursome open to women golfers of all skill level. Fee includes golf & buffet lunch.
Meadowland Golf Course Calabash, NC
Contact: Cheryl Francis
Admission/Fees: $55 per person
May 12 - 16, 2009
A festival to promote nature-based tourism and celebrate the unique ecology of the lower Cape Fear River area through guided field trips by vans, busses, ferries and boats. There will also be classes and presentations covering topics of birding, nature writing, photography, native plants and invasive species. www.ibisfest.org
Contact: Sally Buchanan
Admission/Fees: Fees and reservation requirements vary
Presented by The Cape Fear Audubon Society and The City of Southport.
May 12, 2009 - 7:00 PM
NC Maritime Museum @ Southport Program
Presenter: James Parnell. Topic: Shore Birds
Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay Street, Southport
Entertainment, vendors, train rides, activities for children and more.
Security Savings Bank Parking Lot Highway 87, Boiling Spring Lakes
May 16, 2009 - 10:15 AM
March of Dimes March for Babies
Registration -9:30am. Walk-10:15am. March for Babies is the March of Dimes' premier fundraising event. More than 200 walkers, representing 40+ local businesses with a goal of raising over $50,000.
Contact: March of Dimes
251-E South Kerr Ave. Wilmington, NC 28403
May 17, 2009 - 12:30 PM
Family Fun Day
Food. Games. Auction. 50/50 Drawing. Event of: Southport Christian School. 50/50 tickets available in advance at Art Skipper Realty. $20 each. 1,000 tickets available with a possible $10,000 prize.
Oak Island Moose Lodge Long Beach Road, Southport
Contact: Kim Skipper-Anderson
Admission/Fees: Admission Free. Fee for Food & Games
May 17, 2009
Oak Island Garden Tour & Plant Sale
Garden Tour 1pm-5pm - 10 beautiful gardens on Oak Island. Plant Sale -12noon -4pm. Plant Sale and Ticket sales the day of the Tour will be available at Oak Island Recreation Center, 3003 E. Oak Island Drive.
Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC
Contact: Jane Henerson- Garden Tour Info -910/278-7752
Amanda Hall- Plant Sale Info-910/278-9386
Admission/Fees: $6.00 per person advance, $8 day of tour
Presale Tickets available @ the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 4841 Long Beach Road, Southport; Blue Crab Blue, Backyard Wild, Curb Appeal, The Yaupon Tree, Seaside with Coffee, Southport Visitor Center and Oak Island Recreation Center.
May 22 - 24, 2009 - 8:00 PM
Brunswick Little Theater presents: BEEHIVE
The 60's Musical. Director: Densie Greene.
Franklin Square Park Southport, NC
Contact: Thom Clemmons
Co-Sponsored by Brunswick Little Theatre & City of Southport Department of Tourism
May 23, 2009 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7th Annual Memorial Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Annual Merchants Sidewalk Sale. Food. Music. Fun.
Olde Southport Village 1102 N. Howe Street Southport, NC
May 23, 2009 - 12:00 PM
Auditions - The Nutcracker Under the Sea
The newly formed Brunswick Ballet Company and Brunswick Little Theatre announce auditions. Auditions will be broken down into segments to accommodate various groups. Ages 5-7 will audition from 12noon-12:30pm; Ages 8-12 from 12:30pm-1pm; Ages 13-18 from 1pm-1:45pm; Boys of all ages from 1:45pm-2:15pm; Adult men and women, dancers and actors from 2:15pm-2:45pm.
On My Toes Dance Studio 4672 Long Beach Road, Southport, NC 28461
Contact: Jennifer Hofmann & Haley Blasi
910/523-2310 or 864/316-2732
May 23, 2009 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising Yard Sale
Cape Fear Yacht Club Fish Factory Road South Harbour Marina
Contact: Linda Schrum
May 24, 2009 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Southport Power Squadron Boat Poker Run
Proceeds benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Contact: Kelly Griffith
$75 for Poker Run Only $100 total for 5/24 Poker Run & 5/30 & 5/31 Regatta
May 25, 2009 - 5:45 PM
44th Annual Memorial Day Observance
Remember those who gave their lives in service and honor veterans at our traditional Memorial Day Observance featuring a military guest speaker, an all-service Color Guard, a 21-gun salute by a Marine Corps Honor Guard, military band, Taps, and a memorial wreath cast onto the waters. Program held on the Fantail of the Battleship.
Battleship North Carolina Highway 17/74/76/421 Wilmington, NC
910/251-5797 ext. 2050
May 25, 2009 - 2:00 PM
Memorial Day Commemoration
Followed by Apple Pie & Ice Cream Social
Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
Co-Sponsored by Southport Junior Women's Club & City of Southport Department of Tourism
May 27 - November 25, 2009 - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Waterfront Market - Every Wednesday
Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn Bay Street, Southport, NC
Contact: Peggy McDonald
Event of Downtown Southport Inc.
May 28 - 30, 2009
Bald Head Island Annual Fishing Rodeo
Bald Head Island Marina
P.O. Box 3069 Bald Head Island, NC 28461
Admission/Fees: Call for Fees
May 28, 2009 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mystery Dinner Theater & Auction
Details to come shortly.
Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay Street, Southport
Contact: Southport - Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
4841 Long Beach Road, Southport, NC 28461
Admission/Fees: $50 per person, $75 per couple.
Event of Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
May 29 - 31, 2009
Leukemia Cup Regatta
This special weekend will include a sailing regatta, gala and auction, cook out, and launch party. Sponsorship and participation opportunities are available. Land Events are open to all - not just for sailors! All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Cape Fear Yacht Club @ South Harbour Marina
Contact: Diane Salyer
Cape Fear Yacht Club
Admission/Fees: Call for More Information & Tickets
Event of Cape Fear Yacht Club Friday: 7pm - Launch Party - Saturday - 10am-Leukemia Cup Regatta 6pm-Gala & Auction- Sunday - 10am - Leukemia Cup Regatta 2pm - Awards Ceremony & Cook Out Weekend Pass $35 per person
May 30, 2009 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Big Toy Day
Presented by Communities in Schools of Brunswick County. Come play with the vehicles usually found in a child's toy box! Meet the people who operate the bulldozers, drive the tractor trailers, and control the fire ladders. Check out Coast Guard, Police and Utility vehicles. Kids 8-17 can join the Young Eagles Program for a free airplane ride. Free helicopter rides for the family. Refreshments Available.
Brunswick County Airport Long Beach Road, Oak Island
Admission/Fees: $5 per person. Under 5 years old Free
May 31 - September 6, 2009 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Summer concert and entertainment series. Sunday's through Labor Day Weekend.
Keziah Park Corner of Lord & Moore Streets Southport, NC 28461
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