Sneads Ferry North Carolina: 03/01/2008 - 04/01/2008

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Creative Calendar by CreativeWilmington.com March 27 - March 30, 2008

Looking for something fun to do around the area? Check out the upcoming events on the Creative Calendar!

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Creative Calendar March 27 - March 30, 2008

THURSDAY MARCH 27, 2008
ROBERT DELFORD BROWN
6:00PM
"ROBERT DELFORD BROWN: Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics"

Open Mic Night at Old Books
6:30PM
WANTED: Singers, musicians, actors, opera divas, ballerinas, poets, writers,

Treasure Island
7:00PM
Along with young Jim Hawkins, the audience sails abroad the HMS Hispanola

National Lampoon's Vacation
7:00PM
This is the blockbuster comedy that introduced America to the hilarious antics

Fire and Drum Jam and Mike Blair
8:00PM
Bring your drums and acoustic instruments and join the jam as the fire spinners

Four Dogs and a Bone
8:00PM
The Red Barn Studio Theatre proudly presents John Patrick Shanley's dark comedy

Trojan Women 2.1
8:00PM
Cruelty, suffering, duty, honor, nobility and romance...the many faces of war.

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FRIDAY MARCH 28, 2008
Basic Earring or Stringing
11:00AM
Learn to make earrings & pendants, using several different techniques.

Color Harmonies
11:00AM
Color Harmonies featuring the works of Raleigh artist Kristen Dill and Charleston

Treasure Island
7:00PM
Along with young Jim Hawkins, the audience sails abroad the HMS Hispanola

The Kite Runner
7:00PM
After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan

Debbie Does Dallas
8:00PM
The most infamous adult film of all time provides the basis for this hilarious musical

Mike Blair LIVE
8:00PM
The second night in Mike's big week of gigs will be at The Connection Internet Cafe.

Trojan Women 2.1
8:00PM
Cruelty, suffering, duty, honor, nobility and romance...the many faces of war.

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SATURDAY MARCH 29, 2008
Craft Fair at Marston Pavilion
9:00AM
This event is open to the public! Saturday, March 29th from 9 - 5 and Sunday

Learn to Play Guitar
9:00AM
If you have always wanted to learn to play the guitar, this class is for you.

Change the world
9:30AM
Volunteers learn carpentry, metal working, and just what Appropriate Technology means

Meet the Oboe
11:00AM
Oboist Petrea Warneck for their free family concert series, "Meet the Instrument"

Bellydance Showcase
8:30PM
Come enjoy Middle Eastern dance, food, and music. This is always a great night

Sexy Saturday's @ Club Vida
9:00PM
For the Spring we turn out the Hottest Saturday Nights DJ Flaco Spins

WHO'S BAD @ SOAPBOX
9:00PM
In glitzy jackets and glittering gloves, Who's Bad, The Michael Jackson Tribute Band

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SUNDAY MARCH 30, 2008
THEATRE DISCUSSION
1:00PM
Jacki Booth, director, stage manager, and founding member of Guerilla Theatre

Treasure Island
3:00PM
Along with young Jim Hawkins, the audience sails abroad the HMS Hispanola

School of Common Sense
3:00PM
Have you ever heard about the Fort Fisher Hermit? Maybe you were lucky enough

Tea Party with Poet Earl Braggs
3:30PM
Earl Braggs teaches creative writing, poetry, African-American literature

Four Dogs and a Bone
3:00PM
The Red Barn Studio Theatre proudly presents John Patrick Shanley's dark comedy

Creative Writing Night at Old Books
6:00PM
We open our doors to all students and faculty from UNCW to read their own written work

Tamara Matthews
7:30PM
Back by popular demand, vocal star Tamara Matthews joins CMW's founding members

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Grand Opening of Sneads Ferry's Premier Dance Studio: Studio J

Please join us for the grand opening of Studio J, Sneads Ferry’s premiere dance studio on Sunday March 30th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm located directly behind the Curves Building off of Highway 210. Studio J offers a variety of dance classes and styles and specializing in Tap, Jazz and Stylized Ballet. We offer Zumba, Clogging, Modern, Hip Hop, Line Dance and Latin Ball room styles also. Whether you are just looking for a fun way to get or stay in shape or you are looking for a serious physical, mental and artistic workout, you don’t have to look any further. Studio J has something for all ages!

Studio J’s Artistic Director, Janet Beam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance from The University of North Carolina At Greensboro. She has an extensive background in dance performance ranging from soloist in the Charlotte Regional Ballet and Central Piedmont’s Dance ensemble, “Dance Central”. She has performed in more than 20 classical repertoires and also numerous original choreographies directed by Gay Porter of Regional Ballet Theatre and also Katharyn Horne of the Metropolitan Opera House/American Ballet Theatre of New York. For more on Janet Beam’s dance resume you can visit the website at http://www.mystudioj.com/ and also learn about other instructors joining the Studio J staff. You may also register for upcoming classes via the website. Studio J encourages each individual interested in attending classes to register now in order to get an accurate assessment of classes to be held and their designated time slot.

Studio J was designed and created by Craig L. Beam, Janet’s husband who will be the studio’s guest piano accompanist for designated ballet classes in the future. Again, don’t forget to register now for upcoming classes and drop by our studio anytime to view our “dream in progress” and keep the date of Sunday March 30th open for our Grand Opening and Open House for Studio J. Look forward to seeing you there.

Craig L. & Janet W. Beam
Studio J

Friday, March 14, 2008

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to Present Two Prestigious Awards at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s Statewide Conference

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to Present Two Prestigious Awards at Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s Statewide Conference

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper will join over 400 child advocates and leaders from across the state to recognize the personal achievement of two exemplary North Carolinians. The prestigious Donna Stone and Blue Ribbon Parent Awards will be presented on Tuesday March 18 at 12:30pm in the Twin City Quarter Conference Center of Winston-Salem, NC. Attorney General Cooper decided to personally recognize the award recipients because in his words:

“All children deserve a safe and caring place to grow and learn. We’re grateful for caring people who work to stop child abuse and help children across our state.”

The Donna Stone Award recipient, Mr. Cleveland Hunt, was nominated by the adoption unit of Nash County Department of Social Services for his exemplary initiative in raising awareness of the “Safe Surrender” of newborns. Mr. Hunt, a paramedic in Nash County, turned a personal encounter with two abandoned newborns into an independent enterprise to raise awareness of Safe Surrender locations. Mr. Hunt started by raising awareness as well as raising over $1,800 to design and print signs. These signs clearly indicate Nash county fire and rescue stations as locations where young mothers can safely surrender their infants without fear of prosecution. Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina gives the Donna J. Stone Memorial Award to an individual or group with a demonstrated commitment to child abuse prevention in memory of the significant contribution of Donna J. Stone, who founded the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse in 1972.

The Blue Ribbon Parent Award recognizes the initiative of a parent and community leader. Ms. Beth Taylor is the first recipient of Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina’s Blue Ribbon Parent Award. Ms. Taylor began her engagement with prevention efforts in the “Families and Schools Together” program at Old Fort Family Resource Center. Over the past eight years, Ms. Taylor’s involvement encouraged community activities from the donation of more than 400 blankets for needy families to establishing the “Circle of Parents” program at Old Fort Family Center. The Blue Ribbon Parent Award recognizes parent leaders whose involvement in local programs expands awareness, services, and support to others in their community.

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is a statewide, citizen-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect in all its forms. With a network of over 350 agencies and professionals across the state, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina turns information into action by promoting effective community-based prevention programs, public awareness activities, educational initiatives, and training programs. Founded in 1979, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is a state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. For additional information, please call 1-800-CHILDREN or visit www.preventchildabusenc.org.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Chimney Swift Tower, New to Sneads Ferry

When Jim Fulcher asked his wife, Virginia, what she wanted for Christmas last year, she said a Chimney Swift Tower. The requested gift was not the type of thing a woman can wear on her finger or dangle from her earlobes and definitely not easily shown to friends at lunch, but she had read in the Jacksonville Daily News that Chimney Swift habitat was declining in our area due to the capping of chimneys, loss of tree cavities and new construction methods. Virginia has always been impressed with the benefits Chimney Swifts, who are insectivores, offer our environment and mulled over the information contained in a Letter to the Editor long enough to feel compelled to do something about it. Jim and Virginia share a waterway enjoyed by an array of wildlife. For many years, the nature loving couple has continued to supplement wild birds’ diets and provide condos or gourds for Purple Martins when nesting time rolls around each spring. After going on the Internet and downloading schematics for a tower and an acceptable materials list from www.chimneyswifts.org, Jim recruited another builder to help him construct the tower. “It took a few weeks or more to complete the twelve-foot tower, due to waiting out wet weather conditions and allotting time for the concrete to thoroughly set up,” Jim told me when he called. Although I hoped when putting out the word that chimney swifts were in need of alternate habitat to encourage them to return to our area, many months ago, I had no idea anyone had taken the “verbal” yellow flag and thrown it down. Jim invited me to Sneads Ferry to take a look at the tower he built for Virginia (and the Chimney Swifts, of course). My husband and I jumped in the car that day and within twenty five minutes I was absolutely thrilled to be standing next to a swift tower I had only dreamed someone would care enough to ask about, let alone build on their own. Jim sounded confident and proud when he said he “reinforced everything to ensure it will withstand hurricane force winds.” He dug a foundation platform so deep; he needed twenty bags of cement to fill it. Angled, iron girders (wider than the schematic called for) were set in place to form an extremely sturdy base. Finished this past week, the twelve-foot tall swift tower, which Chimney Swifts like better than the eight-foot according to something Jim read, stands in waiting along Swan Point off Stump Sound in Sneads Ferry. So “yes, Virginia, we can honestly say there is a Santa Claus, well . . . a Santa’s helper, also known as your husband,” who made this special and most unique Christmas present, a Chimney Swift Tower, happen. Virginia can’t wait for the first migratory Chimney Swift couple to show up from South America’s Amazon Basin and check out their new digs. Although, the tower is large enough to house quite a number of roosting pairs of swifts, Virginia says she will be thrilled to see just one couple this year. Most stories have a moral–this one has a few, but the one I like most is: The little things we do can make a very big and positive difference. When your words mean so much to someone else, they become powerful. You may or may not find out what effect or influence they've had, but just keep doing your part to make the world a better place and know others, like Jim and Virginia, will to.















Article by: Linda Bergman,
Wildlife Rehabilitator
who volunteers at the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Newport
lbergman@ec.rr.com
346-8345

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Creative Calendar by CreativeWilmington.com March 6 - March 9, 2008

Creative Calendar by CreativeWilmington.com
March 6 - March 9, 2008



THURSDAY MARCH 6, 2008
Open Mic Night at Old Books
6:30PM
WANTED: Singers, musicians, actors, opera divas, ballerinas, poets, writers,

Beginning Beach Music Dance
7:00PM
Learn Beginning Beach Music Dance before the Summer Concert Series heats up.

Soul Retrieval & Journeying
7:00PM
Experiential lecture/class on traveling to non-ordinary/shamanic reality healing

Debbie Does Dallas
8:00PM
The most infamous adult film of all time provides the basis for this hilarious musical

Chatham County Line
8:00PM
Chatham County Line, the NC quartet who fuse old-time, gather-'round-the-microphone

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8:30PM
Every Thursday Night at 8:30 by Wilmington's Premier Salsa Instructors

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9:00PM
Encore Magazine's best sketch comedy troupe three years running

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FRIDAY MARCH 7, 2008
Empty Bowls 2008
11:00AM
Join in on the international project to fight hunger!

Chi Gong at laughing hearts yoga
12:00PM
This series is designed for the novice as well as practitioners of T'ai Chi, yoga

Eckhart Tolle Reading Group
2:00PM
Pomegranate Books is pairing up with Oprah's online book club!

Winter Jazz: L.J. Johnson Quartet
6:00PM
Bring friends and food for an evening of jazz at Cape Fear Museum.

Family Book Night
7:00PM
Family Book Night @ Barnes and Noble Mayfaire Town Center

Justin David
8:00PM
Meet the young songwriter / guitarist / mandolinist / fiddler / singer who's

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8:00PM
The legendary MUDDY WATERS once said, "The Blues had a baby and they named

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SATURDAY MARCH 8, 2008
Breakfast with the Fishes
8:00AM
Get a sneak peek of the Aquarium before it opens for the day. Coffee, juice

Hidden Battleship
9:00AM
Up, Down, and All Around! See the Battleship like you never have before!

Camellia Air Layering Lecture
10:00AM
Come join members of the Tidewater Camellia Club to learn about air layering

Story-YELLER! Storytime
10:00AM
Fun for kids of all ages Saturday Mornings Old Books on Front St. 22 N. Front St.

Debbie Does Dallas
8:00PM
The most infamous adult film of all time provides the basis for this hilarious musical

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9:00PM
For the Spring we turn out the Hottest Saturday Nights DJ Flaco Spins

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SUNDAY MARCH 9, 2008

Family yoga
10:00AM
Family fun is brought to the mat through partner poses and music in a safe

Easter Themed Pics for your Pet
11:00AM
Professional photographer Dick Parrott will be at Dog Gone Crazy-20 Market St

Behind the Scenes Tour
1:00PM
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Aquarium?

Salt Marsh Exploration
3:00PM
Hike the salt marsh trail and view first hand the activities of marsh-dwelling animals

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6:00PM
At Teen Vida, Wilmington's Hottest DJ's play all of your favorite music.

Debbie Does Dallas
8:00PM
The most infamous adult film of all time provides the basis for this hilarious musical

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Monday, March 03, 2008

Lo-Re-Lei's Pub Is Now On MySpace

Keeping up with the trend of entertainment on the web, Lo-Re-Lei's Pub in Sneads Ferry now has a web address on MySpace.com. Their new site is http://www.myspace.com/sneadsferrylorelei which contains pictures of patrons having fun as well as information about regular weekly events.

As this is just getting started, there is surely to be lots more detail coming. Drop by their new MySpace account to say Hello. Better yet, drop by the pub itself to see what all the hoopla is about for yourself!

And tell them you read it on the Sneads Ferry News Blog!!!

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