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Cape Fear Museum Offers New Education Programming

Cape Fear Museum Offers New Education Programming

WILMINGTON, NC August 20, 2014 – Cape Fear Museum is expanding its education programming to offer more in-depth experiences for its visitors. Beginning in September, the Museum will host Family Science Saturday. These workshops are hands-on experiences that encourage families to experiment, discover, and explore together.  Each month features activities – including a take home project – focused on a different history and/or science topic. The 45-minute program is offered three times on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. in Williston Auditorium. The 10 a.m. workshop is targeted to families with preschool-age children. The 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. workshops are appropriate with families with children ages 5-14. The Exploration Station, located […]

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum: 2014 September Events

HATTERAS, NC August 19, 2014:   Salty Dawgs: History and the Hatteras Island Ecology Part 1 September 2, 2 p.m. Meet and experience a presentation by Dave Kelmer, a resident expert on historic Hatteras ecology and changes made to the environment by European settlers. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Maritime Movies, First Thursdays: Titanic at 100, Mystery Solved September 4, 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Feature films on underwater exploration and archaeology and maritime history and culture. Rated: G/PG. Film Room. Free admission. Email: maryellen.riddle@ncdcr.gov. 252-986-2995, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   The Civil War on Hatteras Island September 3, 10, […]

Contemporary Photographs from Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection Featured at the N.C. Museum of Art

Contemporary Photographs from Allen G. Thomas Jr. Collection Featured at the N.C. Museum of Art

North Carolina Museum of Art Presents Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection Photographs are part of promised gift to the NCMA in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler   RALEIGH, NC August 19, 2014 — Beginning September 13, 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents Private Eye: Allen G. Thomas Jr. Photography Collection. The exhibition features a selection of contemporary photographs from a promised gift to the NCMA by North Carolina native Allen G. Thomas Jr. in honor of Lawrence J. Wheeler’s 20th anniversary as director of the Museum. The works will officially enter the NCMA’s permanent collection pending a vote by the Board of Trustees on September 10, 2014. “I am honored and grateful to receive […]

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

This Week on Pleasure Island (Aug. 18-24, 2014)

CAROLINA BEACH, NC August 18, 2014 – As the summer approaches Labor Day, Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on August 14th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring a mix of contemporary music performed by LYNNE AND THE WAVE And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, the Town of Kure Beach in conjunction with the Pleasure Island Chamber […]

Macy’s Hosts Ninth Annual Shop for a Cause

Macy’s Hosts Ninth Annual Shop for a Cause

MACY’S HOSTS NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE” ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 AND CUSTOMERS SAVE STOREWIDE Macy’s offers customers a one-day 25 percent discount with a $5 donation to March of Dimes   RALEIGH, NC August 18, 2014 – Macy’s and the March of Dimes invites customers to participate in its ninth annual national Shop For A Cause charity event on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique, one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise more than $44 million for thousands of charities across the country. Macy’s has designated March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit organization in support of pregnancy and baby health, as its […]

Join Federation Advocate Mike Giles on a Rich Inlet Exploration

Join Federation Advocate Mike Giles on a Rich Inlet Exploration

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation along with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours Inc. will sponsor two boat trips with the federation’s Coastal Advocate Mike Giles and Capt. Joe Abbate to explore Rich Inlet and the Lea Island complex of shoals and sandbars north of Figure Eight Island. The first trip is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 and the other for Friday, Sept. 26. Both four-hour trips start at 8 a.m. The boat trips, part of the federation’s Coastal Adventures series, will explore diverse marine ecosystems, visit important birding areas and see first-hand the unspoiled Hutaff-Lea Island barrier island complex. Lunch will be provided aboard Abbate’s boat, Shamrock. “The trips will give people the chance to […]

Call for Artists – Seafood Blues and Jazz Poster Contest (Deadline 9-8-14)

Call for Artists – Seafood Blues and Jazz Poster Contest (Deadline 9-8-14)

CALL FOR ARTISTS 21st Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival Call For Artists (PDF form download ) KURE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – Time is growing short, but there is still time to submit your entry for your vision to convey B L U E S   & J A Z Z, in an outstanding artistic form. We hold a Poster Design Contest to allow the artist within to express the Seafood Blues & Jazz feel, the BUZZ, the modaz. Do you have an idea that you need to get down on paper?   Is there a creative doodle that just will not leave your mind? Take a few minutes and review the Entry Form and requirements, and sign […]

Carolina RailHawks Join The Chef’s Academy for a “Cook-Off with a Kick” to Benefit North Carolina Food Bank

Carolina RailHawks Join The Chef’s Academy for a “Cook-Off with a Kick” to Benefit North Carolina Food Bank

Aug. 28 community event to include team meet-and-greet, food tasting and beer sampling CARY, NC August 14, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks will be stepping off the pitch Thursday, August 28, to compete for bragging rights in a food challenge at The Chef”s Academy’s, Morrisville campus, 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is open to the public, with a $5 donation or the contribution of five non-perishable food items per person, with all collections going to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. “The Chef’s Academy has always enjoyed engaging our community in events to raise funds or collect canned goods for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina,” said Chef Jeffrey Bane, campus president and […]

PS Charities – Ten for 10 Raffle Tickets to support GySgt Jonathan Gifford MARSOC Memorial Scholarship Fund

PS Charities – Ten for 10 Raffle Tickets to support GySgt Jonathan Gifford MARSOC Memorial Scholarship Fund

ALEXANDRIA, VA August 13, 2014 – In conjunction with PS Charities’ 6th Annual North Carolina Golf Tournament, we are offering tickets for a great raffle with TEN (10) chances to win!  Our great prizes include: Remington 1911 with custom trigger job and Novak sights, (2) iPad Minis, (2) Ruth’s Chris Gift Cards, $250 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card, $500 Tiffany & Co. Gift Card, $500 American Express Gift Card, $500 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card, and 42” Flat Screen TV! Tickets are only 1 for $10 or 3 for $25 and the drawing will be held at the North Carolina Golf Tournament on September 29th.  Winner need not be present!  100% of the proceeds will benefit the GySgt Jonathan Gifford MARSOC Memorial Scholarship Fund. […]

Food Lion to Host “Thriller on the Griller” Local Events Starting Aug. 14 to Benefit Hope for the Warriors®

Food Lion to Host “Thriller on the Griller” Local Events Starting Aug. 14 to Benefit Hope for the Warriors®

SALISBURY, NC August 13, 2014: What:  Food Lion will host its “Thriller on the Griller” fundraising events at area beach stores Aug. 14 through Aug. 18 to benefit Hope For The Warriors®. The events will begin Thursday and continue through Saturday in Jacksonville, N.C. They will continue on Sunday in Sneads Ferry, N.C., and the final event will be held on Monday in Wallace, N.C. Who: For a small donation, customers can purchase lunch donated by vendors as well as bid on silent auction items. The stores will also have music and games. All proceeds will benefit Hope For The Warriors®. Where: Aug. 14 – 175 Freedom Way, Jacksonville, N.C. – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 – 861 Piney Green […]