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Ghosts at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Oct. 17

Ghost Walk will be at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Oct. 17 at 6:00 pm to present “Ghosts of Brunswick County.” Presenters Will and Allison Smith note that “Brunswick County has 500 years of recorded history. With history comes great ghost stories.” You will learn about locally-sighted apparitions of German sailors, ladies of the manor, and Spanish Conquistadors in this family-friendly program. They will also discuss some spooky local haunts.

Will Smith is a retired USAF Lt. Col. and is currently a professor at BCC. He majored in history during his undergraduate work at The Citadel. He and his wife, Allison, own and operate a seasonal ghost walk business in Ocean Isle Beach. They recently published a book titled The Dead Don’t Like to be Forgotten: Tales from the South Brunswick Islands. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to embrace your inner ghoul. If you’re in need of some spooktacular holiday inspiration, this presentation will get you into the spirit of Halloween faster than you can say BOO!

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  The museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 3. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission, which includes admission to the OIB Ghosts program on Oct. 17, is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.

The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler

West Brunswick student, Russ Gore, will  present “The Impact of Pesticides on the Atlantic Sand Fiddler”  Oct. 14, 2017 at 11:00 am as a part of his high school senior project. Russ designed a field study on the effects of commonly used pesticides on Atlantic Sand Fiddlers. Because sand fiddlers are arthropods like many pests, his experimental results show a detrimental effect of the test group. Knowing fiddlers are a crucial component of the marsh ecosystem, Russ wishes to make a community outreach on safe pesticide practices with his slogan “Control, Comply, & Customize.”

Russ is president of the National Honor Society, captain of the football team, and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. At West Brunswick, Russ states math and science are two of his favorite classes and hopes to pursue a career in those areas of study.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC.  The museum is open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 to 4. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission, which includes admission to the OIB Ghosts program on Oct. 25, is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016, visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MuseumCoastalCarolina.

South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale Returns to Myrtle Beach

 

Calling all bargain-hunters…  South Carolina’s Largest Garage Sale returns to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, in the Exhibit Hall.  Admission to the big sale is free; parking at the Convention Center is $5 per car, per day.  All vendor spaces are filled.  For information, contact Rita Harrell at 843-918-1240 or rharrell@cityofmyrtlebeach.com.

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival

October 6-7, 2017

Burroughs & Chapin Pavilion Place

http://www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/

The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation and the City of Myrtle Beach cohost the Second Annual Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival on Friday and Saturday, October 6-7.  The festival is free to attend, and various seafood vendors will be on hand to help celebrate the event.  

Look for kid-friendly activities, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment, contests, an exotic car show and more! 

This year’s event also includes a volleyball tournament!  For details, visit www.volleyamerica.com/VA-Beach-Volleyball-Event.aspx?EventID=3462.  Questions?  Call 843-918-1055 or visit www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/.

Friday, October 6

·    6:00 p.m. – Jim Quick & Coastline Band Performance

·    Time TBA – Hush Puppy Contest (NEW)

Saturday, October 7

·    11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Exotic Car Show (NEW)

·    11:00 a.m. – The Embers Performance​, featuring Craig Woolard

·    1:30 p.m. – The Catalinas Performance

·    2:00 p.m. – Oyster Shucking Contest (NEW)

·    5:00 p.m. – Fantastic Shakers​ Performance

Meet Author Diane Chamberlain at Pawleys Plantation

Author Diane Chamberlain will speak at Pawleys Plantation October 6, 2017, as part of the Moveable Feast program.  Her recent book is The Stolen Marriage.

 

The series of  literary luncheons features exciting authors at area restaurants. Most events are Fridays 11 am – 1 pm.  Each is $30 with a $5 rebate when the featured book is purchased at the Moveable Feast. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or visit ClassAtPawleys.com.

New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 24 novels, including Necessary Lies, The Silent Sister, The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and The Keeper of the Light Trilogy, Diane Chamberlain likes to write complex stories about relationships between men and women, parents and children, brothers and sisters, and friends.

In her newest psychological thriller, she steps back to 1944, Hickory, North Carolina. Tess DeMello has just ended her engagement to the love of her life when she is forced into a strange and loveless marriage to an enigmatic man. With no way out and growing racial tensions in a small rural town, can Tess untangle her husband’s mysterious past before her life is put in any more danger?

Author Paul Grimshaw to speak at Sunset River Marketplace

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC will feature Syracuse, NY native Paul Grimshaw at its Coffee With the Authors event on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. Grimshaw is a fulltime freelance journalist, living in his adopted state, South Carolina, since 1997. As a participant in more than a dozen Civil War reenactments, Grimshaw was moved by the job these living historians do, taking the participant and spectator to a place of suspended disbelief. In his debut novel, Travelers of the Gray Dawn, he goes one step further, to ask the “What if” questions.

A unique combination of genres, Travelers of the Gray Dawn, published in 2013, mixes thriller, alternate history and science fact and fiction with a healthy dose of cautionary tale and love story. Reflecting the spirit of storytellers such as Rod Serling and Michael Crichton, the fast-paced novel is filled with likable characters and intriguing “what-ifs” about a modern world without the benefit of a United States of America. The themes and storyline come together to entertain and urge readers to consider their own understanding of how events of the past shaped our present day (for better or worse) and why we are who we are and of America’s place in the evolution of the world we know.

 

Voyagers of the Gray Dawn: Finding Henry is the 2015 follow-up to Travelers of the Gray Dawn. The story unfolds in Princeton, NJ as Henry Rollins, a prodigious young PhD physics professor and assistant to Albert Einstein, is caught up in the tumultuous exploits of World War II U.S. Naval top-secret experimentation. As Einstein’s miscalculations and a stowaway Nazi spy interfere, the young doctor is hurled headlong into a world he’s only heard rumor of; a parallel universe where the Confederate States of America is the governing body over a good deal of the former Unites States of America. Back home, Rollins’ equally young and brilliant wife Margaret, is desperate to reunite with her missing husband, and may just have a clue where he is. Filled with historical facts and alternate history imaginings, Rollins’ epic travels, hinted at in the first book, are explored in detail this time.

 

The Sunset River Marketplace event is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

 

Fall lecture series Features author Arleen Mercorella

Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC, resumes its schedule of Coffee With the Authors events with a presentation by Arleen Mercorella on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Mercorella’s book, titled A Matter of Survival, the Story of Frances, is the poignant story of her own mother’s challenging life and descent into Alzheimer’s disease.

 

From the time Frances was born, the odds were stacked against her. She was born to Italian immigrants in 1917; her father resented her for being a girl, and her mother resented her for being born at all.

And when a rift in the family left the girl and her mother alone and penniless, things managed to get even worse: she wound up in an orphanage, lonely and scared.

 

But the same girl who spent her formative years facing feelings of abandonment and isolation managed to grow into a woman full of positivity and gratitude, overcoming astounding obstacles and never showing a hint of bitterness. Mercorella handles her tale with particular grace.

 

The event is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot or sign up online.

 

CORE.SOUNDERS film presentation at Museum of Coastal Carolina

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will present a documentary film  August 29 at 6 pm: CORE.SOUNDERS – Living from the Sea.

The recipient of a Midsouth Emmy Award nomination for Best Cultural Documentary, this one-hour film by filmmaker Neal Hutcheson and the NC Language and Life Project documents the endangered culture, heritage, and traditional livelihood of the Core Sound communities. Core Sound is located in Eastern Carteret County, NC in an area that has been described as one of the nation’s greatest cultural assets.

Emmy Award-winning producer and director Neal Hutcheson spent 15 years documenting American cultures. His films have been featured on PBS and the Documentary Channel, and he has contributed to films shown on The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, A&E and Sundance. He has produced six broadcast documentaries for the NC Language and Life Project (NCLLP). The NCLLP was established at NC State University in 1993 to focus on research, graduate and undergraduate education, and outreach programs related to language and culture in the American South.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. A 7-day vacation pass is $75 for two adults and up to four children. Free admission for active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest, must include military ID cardholder. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Get Acquainted with The Green Swamp

The Green Swamp consists of a 17,214-acre geographic area located in Brunswick County. Managed by The Nature Conservancy, this unique tract of land is pretty much all that is left of the thousands of acres of longleaf pine savannas that once covered southeastern North Carolina.

Learn more about this vast wetland on August 22 at 6 pm at the Museum of Coastal Carolina.

Edward Ovsenik, a former educator for the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation, will present “The Green Swamp” providing a more in-depth view of the true state of the swamp. Many of the current inhabitants of the Green Swamp are descended from an interesting mixture of outcasts including escaped slaves, French refugees fleeing Haiti during and after the Slave Rebellion of 1804, pirates on the run from the authorities, and Native Americans from the Waccamaw, Cherokee, and Lumbee tribes.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. A 7-day vacation pass is just $75 for two adults and up to four children. Free admission for active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest, must include military ID cardholder. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Meet Author Tony Bartelme

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 AM-1 PM. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books at 2 PM for those unable to participate in the feast. Each is $30 with a $5 rebate when the featured book is purchased at the Moveable Feast. For reservations, call 843.235.9600 or visit ClassAtPawleys.com

Aug. 25 ~ Tony Bartelme (A Surgeon in the Village) at Pawleys Plantation

American journalist, author, and senior projects reporter for The Post and Courier, Bartelme has been a finalist for three Pulitzer Prizes. His new book tells the uplifting true story of Dr. Dilan Ellegala’s quest to teach brain surgery in one of the poorest and most remote places on earth. In vivid detail, the book also exposes one of the world’s most neglected but serious public health problems – one that kills more people than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined. It’s a story about the power of teaching and love. “Lyrical, inspirational and altogether rewarding” – Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation.