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Immersive Light and Music Shows at Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium is proud to host new laser light and music shows beginning in March 2017! Fully immerse yourself in the music of your favorite artists as their songs come alive in a 360 degree environment of light and sound.

The installation of modernized equipment to start 2017 has ushered in a new generation of laser shows at Ingram Planetarium. Join this sensory experience unlike any other as mesmerizing laser artwork is now accompanied by 3D atmospheric effects and 360 degree lighting. Let go as the light seemingly dances around you to enjoy music from the most popular and influential bands in history through our area’s best sound system. Whether you want to sit back and relax or rock out to the hits of yesteryear, these fully immersive shows are not to be missed!

Laser shows will be offered on select Saturday evenings throughout the spring at 7:00pm. For a complete schedule, please visit www.museumplanetarium.org or call us at 910-575-0033. The March lineup of shows is featured below:

March 4          The Beatles – Take a trip down memory lane with The Fab Four and enjoy favorites such as Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Yesterday, Here Comes the Sun, and more. Sing-a-long to these classic songs as you are transported back to a lost time and re-experience the evolution of this musical phenomenon.

March 11        Classic Rock Night – Prepare to rock! Join us to see some of your favorite rock hits come to life with immersive light and laser effects! This musical concert highlights many of classic rock’s favorite bands, featuring AC/DC, Queen, Aerosmith, Journey, and many others!

March 18        Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon – Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most engaging and mind-bending light concerts of all time! Featuring the entire groundbreaking album including songs like Breathe, Money, and Any Colour You Like.

March 25        Pink Floyd’s The Wall – Coupled with spectacular laser art and immersive effects, Pink Floyd’s classic 1979 epic about personal struggle takes on a unique look, weaving its story in one of the most popular laser shows ever produced! Visitors will become lost and spellbound as their senses join this timeless journey. Featuring songs from the album such as Comfortably Numb, Young Lust, and Another Brick in the Wall. Not recommended for young children.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member, per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Right Whale Program at the Museum of Coastal Carolina

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will have a program  March 4 at 11 am featuring the endangered right whale.

Right whales are the rarest of all large whales. There are several species, but all are identified by enormous heads, which can measure up to one-third of their total body length.

Right whales are endangered and have enjoyed complete international protection since 1949. Several thousand southern right whales are believed to survive, and they have shown some encouraging population growth since their protection. However, scientists believe that there are fewer than 500 Atlantic right whales along the eastern coastline.

Allison Smith, a volunteer at the museum and owner of OIB Ghost Walk, will be presenting this program.

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. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Wild Boar Invasion!

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will have a program titled Wild Boar Invasion February 25 at 11 am.

The program will be presented by the museum’s education coordinator, Maria Knapik. She will reveal how these animals are an invasive species. Wild boars can eat almost anything, reproduce rapidly, and can live almost anywhere. They have been reported in at least 45 states and their populations now exist as far north as Michigan, North Dakota, and Oregon.  These animals compete for food and space with native wildlife species, especially game animals such as deer and turkey. In the Southeastern US, competition for food is highest during late summer and fall when muscadines, persimmons, and acorns are available. They also are significant predators of eggs and newly hatched young of sea turtles, small mammals, frogs, crabs, mussels, and snakes.

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. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

 

Love is in the Stars at Ingram Planetarium

“Love is in the Stars” will take place on Saturday, February 11 at 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm inside Ingram Planetarium.

Gazing upon the night sky has long been a source of romance. However, nothing ruins a romantic evening quite like the cold temperatures and cloudy nights that February weather often throws our way. Instead, you will be guaranteed a clear view of the celestial sights that twinkle overhead during “Love is in the Stars” as Ingram Planetarium Manager Will Snyder leads  a guided tour of the many stories of love, loss, and lust that fill our evening sky.

Bring your special someone to explore a variety of the sky’s most beautiful sights and discover the ancient love stories that are immortalized in the stars above – including the heroic rescue of the maiden Andromeda by the warrior Perseus and the daring escape of Aphrodite and Eros, the Greek gods of beauty and love. These sights, and many others, await this Valentine’s Day weekend!

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member, per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like  Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Meet A Piebald Deer

A piebald deer will be on display in the Green Swamp Diorama February 4, 2017 at 11:00 am. Learn more about this unusual, native animal.

Guests will also be introduced to the variety of animals found in our own back yard. A piebald animal is one that has irregular patterns of light and dark. Animals with piebald patterns may include horses, dogs, birds, cats, pigs, cattle, snakes, squirrels, and deer. The piebald condition is caused by a recessive genetic trait. This piebald deer is estimated to be between two and three years old and has had at least one fawn. White-tailed deer mate in November; females produce one to three fawns six months later.

White-tailed deer live in wooded areas throughout the United States except for the Southwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. Overpopulation, habitat destruction, hunting, and predators are problems for this gentle animal. White-tailed deer are herbivores. When deer and humans live in close proximity, deer may begin munching on garden and yard plants.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for Museum members. Non-member admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults (13-61), $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

North Carolina State Reptile

The eastern box turtle, scientifically named Terrapene Carolina Carolina,  is known for having patterned yellow, orange, or red streaks. These turtles are also known for their strong homing instincts and their direction. If you rescue one crossing a road, take it to the side in the direction is was going. It knows where it wants to go! Visit the Museum of Coastal Carolina  January 21 at 11 AM for this exciting program!

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. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

American Civil War Corps Commander at Museum of Coastal Carolina on January 17

The Sand Bar Lecture Series continues at the Museum of Coastal Carolina featuring the American Civil War Corps Commander Tuesday, January 17 at 6 PM.

Join presenter Douglas Elliott for an evening of enlightenment on life in the early 1860’s and accept a promotion to the level of Corp Commander in the American Civil War. Our view of the world today is through 2017 eyes but he will step you back into the 1860’s and change your view and perspective. He’ll explore how he got the job, what is needed to know, responsibilities, and the effects of your actions.  When done you will have a perspective on the military, political, and social impacts of decisions. Together the group will discuss how this new found knowledge was applied at the battle of Gettysburg and look forward to today to see how much has changed.

Elliott notes, “I look forward to our time together and promise a night of learning, lots of interactive discussion, and time for questions.”

Elliott’s background includes portraying an American Civil War reenactor for 18 years, a lifelong military history student, a member of the 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Living History Organization, and he has delivered 200+ lectures to students of all ages on the Civil War. He can be seen on the Documentary “Regiment” as a historical commentator.

Admission to the museum is free for museum and dual museum/planetarium members. Non-member all-day admission (including NC sales tax) 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, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Calabash NC gallery to feature works by wood carver Jim Comer and clay artist Brian Evans

Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, NC,  presents Elements of Nature from Saturday, Jan. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 25. The exhibition features the wildlife woodcarvings of Ocean Isle Beach artist Jim Comer along with clay vessels and art pottery by Wilmington artist Brian Evans. An opening reception is set for Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2 – 5 p.m. The public is invited.

Jim Comer, Green Heron, wood

Jim Comer began carving and painting birds and ducks as a hobby over 42 years ago, originally working in basswood on New York’s Long Island. These days, living in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, he prefers tupelo (black gum) wood because of its highly desirable working characteristics for stability and finely detailed surfaces.

Brian Evans, vessel, clay

As a young student, Wilmington, NC clay artist Brian Evans studied under Hiroshi Sueyoshi and Don Johns. He has since developed his own following, receiving many honors and awards, including a regional artist grant for New Hanover County. He says, “I make pottery because I find the tactile experience of artistic expression in clay exciting. The feeling of the clay in my hands and the rhythm of the potter’s wheel can be quite therapeutic… My pottery mainly consists of vessel forms, which I enjoy because they are an intimate part of the daily ritual in people’s lives.

 

Gallery owner Ginny Lassiter says, “This is a wonderful way to start the new year. Both Jim and Brian exemplify creativity and excellence. I’m excited to showcase their work in this special show.”

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, art glass, fabric art, pottery, sculpture, turned and carved wood and artisan-created jewelry. There are two onsite kilns and four wheels used by students in the ongoing pottery classes offered by the gallery. A custom framing department is available. There are realistic and abstract art classes as well as workshops by nationally and regionally known artists. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW (Hwy. 179), Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s page on Facebook

Coffee With the Authors Dec. 8 at Sunset River Marketplace

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Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, NC continues its ongoing literary series, Coffee With the Authors, with Eleanor Selph on Thursday, Dec. 8 from 10 to 11 a.m.  Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served. The event is free, however seating is limited so reservations are required.

 

Selph is the author of “Hamburger & Milkshake: Amazing Journey of a Southern Belle.” The writer says, “I was inspired to share my incredible life’s story (including miracle) with the public. From the time of my birth until present day, I have experienced incidents along life’s journey, which I believe will enable and encourage my fellow man to take more seriously their own journeys through life and take nothing for granted.”

 

The author is the owner of Selph Computing. She says that through her business she assists others in improving their work experience and encouraging them to see the brighter side of their daily existence, and to understand that this life is just a small moment in time.

 

To reserve a spot, call the gallery at 910.575.5999 or sign up online by visiting the gallery’s Coffee With the Authors blog at sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both Brunswick County in North Carolina and nearby Horry County, SC

 

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the gallery or visit the website. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.

 

 

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American Civil War Corps Commander at Museum of Coastal Carolina on December 6

officerzouve-me-002The Sand Bar Lecture Series continues at the Museum of Coastal Carolina Tuesday, December 6 at 6 PM, featuring the American Civil War Corps Commander.

Join presenter Douglas Elliott for an evening of enlightenment on life in the early 1860’s and accept a promotion to the level of Corp Commander in the American Civil War.

Our view of the world today is through 2016 eyes, but he will step you back into the 1860’s and change your view and perspective. He’ll explore how he got the job, what is needed to know, responsibilities, and the effects of your actions.  When done you will have a perspective on the military, political, and social impacts of your decisions. Together the group will discuss how this new found knowledge was applied at the battle of Gettysburg and look forward to today to see how much has changed.

Elliott notes, “I look forward to our time together and promise a night of learning, lots of interactive discussion, and time for your questions.”

Elliott’s background includes portraying an American Civil War re-enactor for 18 years, a lifelong military history student, a member of the 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Living History Organization and has delivered 200+ lectures to students of all ages on the Civil War. He can be seen on the documentary “Regiment” as a Historical Commentator, a nationally syndicated award winning story of the 140th NYVI.

Admission to the museum is free for museum and dual museum/planetarium members. Non-member all-day admission (including NC sales tax) 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, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.