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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston is presenting the first ever Red Shoe Walk- Walk A Mile In Our Shoes!

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston is presenting the first ever Red Shoe Walk- Walk A Mile In Our Shoes!

Have you seen the Big Red Shoes around town? Would you like to own a pair just like the ones Darius Rucker wore? CHARLESTON, SC July 17, 2014 – Well here is your chance! The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston is presenting the first ever Red Shoe walk, this October, in Hampton Park. It is sure to be an action packed event that you will not soon forget! Each night we have 27 families of critically ill children, who have traveled to Charleston for treatment, calling our House a ‘home away from home’.  Our home offers these families comfortable beds, hot meals and a caring staff, all just steps from the hospital. It is through your support, that we […]

“Turn 3 Theater presented by Raceway Ford & Chevrolet” to take place on July 18, 2014

“Turn 3 Theater presented by Raceway Ford & Chevrolet” to take place on July 18, 2014

Free movie night featuring “Cars” rescheduled from June 27; new amenity added to Friday’s event at Darlington Raceway   DARLINGTON, SC July 17, 2014 – Turn 3 Theater Presented by Raceway Ford & Chevrolet, a free movie event, is scheduled for this Friday, July 18, at Darlington Raceway. The movie was rescheduled from its original date on June 27 due to inclement weather. This time around, the weather is expected to be picture perfect.  The movie will start at dusk in the track’s famed hospitality village.   “Unfortunately, we had to reschedule this event due to inclement weather in June, but we’re thrilled to offer another free event at the track. Turn 3 Theater is all about bringing out the […]

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 – How have people communicated over distances over time? Cape Fear Museum’s collection includes thousands of artifacts related to both manual and digital methods of communication. View 32 objects that represent the changes in how in southeastern North Carolina have kept in touch. View a selection of these artifacts ranging from pens, typewriters and letters to telephones, radios and computers. See how communication technology has evolved over the last two centuries. Among the communication artifacts on display are: A manual typewriter used in the Wilmington district office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about 1885 A telegram to Leopold Bluethenthal about his son’s status as missing in action, 1918 A PC convertible IBM laptop […]

Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

Swashbuckling Fun – Pirate Makes Appearance During Museum Program

PIRATE MAKES APPEARANCE DURING MUSEUM PROGRAM Calling all buccaneers ages 5 to 8! Meet a pirate and challenge him to a sword fight. Listen to tales of infamous seafarers, such as Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Anne Bonney, and make a seaworthy craft during the program Pirates, Ahoy! at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh on Saturday, July 26, from10 a.m. to noon. This seafaring, swashbuckling fun is$10 per child and $8 for N.C. Museum of History Associates members. Registration is required; call 919-807-7992 to reserve a spot. An adult must accompany the child. Kids can participate in solo sword “fights” with pirate re-enactor Wes Caudill. In these duels, they will use swords they make from foam pool toys that […]

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival at NC Museum of History

Celebrate Lebanese Culture at August Festival RALEIGH, NC July 16, 2014 – From belly dancing to baklava, the event Cedars in the Pines on the Plaza will be a celebration of Lebanese culture. This free festival takes place on Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. With food, music, dance and activities for all ages, the event will overflow onto Bicentennial Plaza in front of the museum. The festival is co-sponsored by the Triangle Lebanese Association and the Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at N.C. State University. Parking is free on weekends. Watch traditional Lebanese dances performed by the Triangle Lebanese Association’s nationally recognized Dabke group. Dive into delicious authentic […]

UNCG’s Summer Music Camp celebrates 32nd Season with Record Enrollment

UNCG’s Summer Music Camp celebrates 32nd Season with Record Enrollment

GREENSBORO, NC July 16, 2014 – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s 32nd Annual Summer Music Camp program at UNCG is hosting a record crowd of young musicians, retaining the title of largest university music camp in the nation. Enrollment for 2014 is the largest in the history of the UNCG Summer Music Camp, with approximately 1,830 students in attendance. Since the camp began in 1983, some 54,000 student musicians have attended. “We have had a record demand for enrollment this year and it seems to grow every year,” said Dr. John R. Locke, founder and director of the music camp. The 2014 camp has drawn students from 15 states, from as far away as California, Vermont and Iowa, […]

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans   WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 - Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, […]

“Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” Set for Saturday, July 19

“Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It” Set for Saturday, July 19

Fans that donate Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus items for postgame demolition receive $1 tickets CHARLESTON, SC July 15, 2014 – “Disco Demolition Night” at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979 remains one of the most well-known promotions in sports history. The original promotion was organized by current Charleston RiverDogs President Mike Veeck, but 35 years and one week later, this classic promotion will feature a 21st Century spin arranged by the RiverDogs. On Saturday, July 19, the Charleston RiverDogs will host “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It,” a modern sequel featuring the destruction of Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus music and paraphernalia. The RiverDogs will play the Augusta GreenJackets at 6:05 pm at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, and […]

Eastern NC Arts Councils seek applications for Regional Artist Project Grants

Eastern NC Arts Councils seek applications for Regional Artist Project Grants

Artists in 29 counties are eligible for the regional awards JACKSONVILLE, NC July 15, 2014 — The Council for the Arts is seeking applications for the 2014–2015 Regional Artist Project Grants. The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. There will be free grant-writing workshops for the RAP Grants at the following locations:   Dare County Arts Council, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo, NC, on Thursday, July 24th at 5:30PM.Call 252-473-5558 for more information.   Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, located at 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC, on Tuesday, July 29th at 5:30PM. Please go to http://www.pittcountyarts.org/grants or call 252-551-6947 for more information.   Arts Council of Wayne County, located at 102 N. John St., […]

Wilmington Symphony to Hold Auditions for Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings

Wilmington Symphony to Hold Auditions for Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings

WILMINGTON, NC July 15, 2014 – The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings will hold auditions for new and returning members on Thursday evenings, August 28th and September 4th, at the UNCW Cultural Arts Building.  Appointment times are assigned upon application.  Applications and required music are available at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org, or by calling the symphony office at 910-791-9262. Dana Spillane has two daughters who have participated in the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra.  She says of their experience, “The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra has provided an immeasurable experience for my daughters. The opportunity to play with dedicated and high caliber musicians has increased their talent to a new level. Getting to know students from different backgrounds throughout the area makes them […]