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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

selph_book_cover_lowres 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.     author_selph

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.  

Stars at Sunset Program on December 2 at Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium Manager Will Snyder will present “Stars at Sunset”  at 7 pm on December 2. This monthly series showcases the stars, constellations, and other celestial events that will be visible in the night sky above the Carolinas each month. In addition to taking you on a live tour of the sky, Snyder will also explore various topics ranging from the earliest history of astronomy to the latest advancements in the field. sasdec2 December evenings welcome some of the most famous characters in astronomy, including Orion the Hunter, Taurus the Bull, and Gemini the Twins. Each night, Orion is climbing higher in the east carrying three bright stars across his middle that mark his shining belt. During these cool evenings, our mighty hunter is locked in a timeless battle with the charging bull, Taurus. This popular zodiac constellation carries the famous “Seven Sisters” along his back each winter. A closer look at this open cluster unveils only six stars…where is the seventh sister? Join us for “Stars at Sunset” to find out! A free StarWatch telescope observation session will follow “Stars at Sunset” at 8pm. Trained staff will be available to assist you in operating a variety of our telescopes and to help you find your way in the sky. Outdoor observing is weather permitting, so please call Ingram Planetarium at 910-575-0033 on the day of the event to ensure StarWatch will take place. Scheduling note: this presentation will replace “Laser Holidays” at 7:00 pm on December 2, only. “Stars at Sunset” will not be offered in January; however, the series will return in February 2017. 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, like us at Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium to stay up-to-date on upcoming events.

Holiday Show Schedule at Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium’s holiday show schedule will begin on November 25th and will continue through the end of the year. We will be closed on December 24th to allow our staff and volunteers to celebrate the holidays with their families. Doors open at 11:30am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Additional open days include December 26, 27, and 28. Show trailers and complete playlists for laser art and music shows are available at www.MuseumPlanetarium.org. The full December schedule of events is listed below: sol_poster Immersive Sky Theater Shows All Immersive Theater presentations are accompanied by a live star show. 12:00   Season of Light – NEW Explore the origins of winter’s most endearing holiday customs as we discover winter constellations and consider the “Star of Bethlehem.” 1:00     Earth, Moon & Sun – NEW This year’s new family program is sure to be a hit with all ages! Discover                                       the important relationship between our Earth, Moon, and Sun. 2:00     Undiscovered Worlds The hunt is on to discover planets orbiting around distant stars.                                                       Could life exist on one of these far-off worlds? 3:00     Seven Wonders – Half-priced admission Experience the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, then travel                                                    through the cosmos to discover seven wonders of the night sky! 4:00     The Sky Tonight! – LIVE Find out “what’s up” tonight! Explore the planets, constellations, and                                               other celestial events visible in the Carolina night sky. 6:00     Season of Light – NEW Explore the origins of winter’s most endearing holiday customs as we discover winter constellations and consider the “Star of Bethlehem.” 7:00     Laser Holidays Get into the holiday spirit and sing-a-long to your favorite hits of the Season as you enjoy dazzling laser artwork! Public funding for “Earth, Moon & Sun” was provided by the Town of Sunset Beach through its Accommodation Taxes. 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.

Author Jane Dill to speak at Sunset River Marketplace Nov. 10

Author Jane Dill will speak and sign books at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 10 – 11 a.m. as part of the art gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series.author_jane_dill Dill’s novel, “Flora’s Wreath,” is the story of four women with a love of botany who embark on the controversial path of helping people end their lives with dignity.  The events, though set in Victorian times, explore issues still relevant today. “Flora’s Wreath,” which is Dill’s first novel, has earned positive reviews, both for her treatment of the subject matter and for her lyrical prose.   Dill grew up in  New Jersey, where she earned degrees in psychology and medical arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University. After moving to San Juan Island in Washington, she developed an interest in native plants and became a Master Gardener, often writing newspaper and magazine articles on the subject. It was there that she also completed “Flora’s Wreath.” Today, Dill resides in Asheville, NC, and in addition to writing, is also a weaver and singer.   The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free to the public.  However, due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.   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 NC’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, SC.   Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www. sunsetrivermarketplace.com. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.

November Events at the Museum of Coastal Carolina

free-worried-turkey-clipart-1-page-of-public-domain-clip-art This November, the Museum of Coastal Carolina is open from 10:00 to 3:00 on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The museum will be closed on Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day); and open on Fri. Nov. 25 and Sat. Nov. 26. The full November lineup of shows is listed below: Family Programs All Family Programs are held on Saturdays at 11:00 AM Nov. 5 – Wreath Making Traditions with Mandee Williams (Pre-registration and $2 supply fee required) Nov. 19 – Hunting and Survival Skills of Native Americans with Alex Tempsick Nov. 26 – Recycled Art Contest (Drop-off Nov. 10 – Nov. 18) Sand Bar Lecture Series Saturday, Nov 15 - 6:00 PM (Doors open at 5 PM) – Archaeology at Colonial Brunswick with Jim McKee Special Events Nov. 11 – 2:00 PM – Honor Flight Movie Nov. 25 – 5:00 – 8:00 PM – Beer and Brats Fundraiser with James “Elvis” Haas The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Regular non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Annual museum family memberships are available for $80. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.museumplanetarium.org.

Wreath Making Traditions at the Museum of Coastal Carolina

shell-wreath-2 Mandee Williams, owner and designer of Bloomers Floral Design, Inc. comes to share her expertise about holiday decorating Saturday, Nov 5 at 11 am. This demonstration and hands on program is open to both children and adults. Get a jump on your holiday preparations by joining this fun class!  Adult seating for wreath makers is limited to 15, but the lecture has no capacity limit. Call the Museum to reserve your spot. Williams will demonstrate the basic steps for making a holiday wreath and go over some wreath traditions from the past. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own special wreath with her direction. Children 12 and under will be given an artificial  wreath to work on as well as shells, ribbons and accessories but they must be accompanied by an adult to assist with assembly and hot glue gun usage. Adults with seat reservations need to bring wire cutters and a bare wreath (any size and of their choice of material-grapevine, evergreen, silk, etc.). Participants should also bring along embellishment items to assemble a custom designed holiday decoration. Some materials will be provided such as shells, holiday décor, and ribbon - if you need ideas or have specific color preferences for ribbons and accessories, be sure to stop in to see Mandee at her shop to pick up your supplies ahead of time. Examples of materials for wreath decorating include: silk leaves, holly berries, pine cones, silk or dried flowers, ornaments, greenery, etc. Bloomers Floral Design is located on Rt. 179 in Ocean Isle and Mandee can be reached at 910-575-4000. 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.  

CAROLINA CALEDONIAN FEST Announced for LU MIL VINEYARD

The first Carolina Caledonian Fest  is set for October 28, 29 & 30. 2016. The one-of-a-kind Scottish festival celebrates the 350 Scots who stepped off a ship in Brunswick Town, NC and trekked northwest along the Cape Fear River to found Bladen County and eventually establish the first & largest Scottish settlement in America. This settlement became the Argyll Colony in the Cross Creek area of what is now Fayetteville.

It’s not just customary games and farcical portrayal of Highland culture. It’s a reunion 275 years in the making.

For more information, please call or email Karla Ward at karla@lumilvineyard.comor 843-424-6094 or Allen McDavid at amcdavid@triad.rr.com or 336-707-9188. Please visit the festival website at www.caledonianfest.com.

Lu Mil Vineyard is located at 438 Suggs-Taylor Road, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.