United Way of Onslow County invites the community to our annual “Vine & Dine: A Taste of the Town Event.” Jacksonville, NC April 7, 2016 - Enhancing our 7th annual signature wine tasting and silent auction fundraiser, Vine & Dine is a gourmet tasting event that features local restaurants and beverage purveyors, including North Carolina wineries and microbreweries. The event doesn’t stop at fine wine, craft beer, and delectable food– attendees will also enjoy music throughout the evening, exciting socialization, and bidding in a first-class silent auction. Vine & Dine is a fun night of sophistication and celebration, and an opportunity for our sponsors, restaurants, wineries, and microbreweries to shine. The event will be Friday, April 29th from 6:00-9:00PM at Courtyard by Marriott (5046 Henderson Drive). Tickets are available online at uwonslow.org, or by calling 910-347-2646, for $50/ individual ticket or $80/couple. Corporate sponsorships are still available and silent auction donations are still being accepted. This year’s Presenting Sponsorship proudly provided by Onslow Memorial Hospital! For more information call United Way at 910-347-2646 or visit www.uwonslow.org.
###About United Way of Onslow County: United Way of Onslow County is a locally based non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening lives, helping people, and improving conditions throughout our county. We convene and collaborate with partners from across the community - nonprofits, government, business, and volunteers - to create opportunities for a better life for Onslow County's most vulnerable residents. We support 30 local programs, projects, and initiatives that help more than 25,000 or our neighbors in need, while building solutions that prevent problems from happening in the first place.
WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 30, 2015 – St. Paul’s Episcopal is pleased to present the WindSync wind quintet in concert on Friday, January 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Paul’s located at 16 N 16th Street, Wilmington. This is the second of five concerts in the 2015-16 Music at St. Paul’s Guest Artist Series. Tickets are $15. To order your tickets today, call 910-762-4578 or visit www.spechurch.com/music. Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is a fresh and energetic wind quintet internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. A winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh International Competition, this dynamic ensemble focuses on building a connection with audiences through adventurous programming and charismatic stage presence. Critics and audiences alike rave about programs that expand the wind quintet repertoire with newly commissioned works written for WindSync as well as a wide array of original arrangements of classical masterworks. These five virtuoso players perform exclusively from memory and specialize in creative concerts that inspire and entertain audiences of all ages. REVIEWS: “…revolutionary chamber musicians…” ~ The Houston Chronicle “innovating…unconventional and exciting …” ~ KUHA-FM, Houston Public Radio “Savvy, smarts & sass…” ~ artsandculture.com “…extraordinary ability to connect with students, educators, administrators and parents in a powerful and meaningful way” ~ Young Audiences of Houston FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Ronnie Wise, Music Director of St Paul’s Episcopal Church 910-762-4578, email@example.com
CHAMBER ANNOUNCES "BEST CUISINE" AWARDS FOR TASTE OF THE SEASON HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC November 30, 2015 - The 26th annual Taste of the Season, presented by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce on Friday, December 20th at the Country Club of Hilton Head, was well represented as over 27 chamber member area restaurants vied for the honors of "best cuisine." The People's Choice votes for "best cuisine" have been tallied and the winners of this year's Taste of the Season announced. People's Choice for "best cuisine" was Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana for Executive Chef Chris Johnson's "Veal Agnolotti with Butter Sage Sauce." Runner-up went to Red Fish for Executive Chef Sean Bescos' "Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Wild Mushroom & Piedmontese Ox Tail Ragout." Best Decor was awarded to ELA's Blu Water Grille.
HATTERAS, NC Nov. 30, 2015 - Join The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum for “Holiday at the Museum” on Saturday, December 5 from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Children and adults alike will marvel at Winter Wonderland train display by master model builder Charlie Klein. There will be a children’s holiday craft table and letters to Santa (almost certainly to receive a reply from Santa). Live entertainment will be provided by local choral groups, individual performances by local musicians as well as professional musical entertainment throughout the day. Refreshments will include a variety of hot soups, ham biscuits, holiday cookies and punch. There will be multi-themed fully decorated holiday trees, and shoppers will continue to receive an additional 5 percent off purchases when they bring a donation for the food bank. “This is our 5th annual Holiday at the Museum and is quickly becoming a holiday tradition,” stated Melanie Schwarzer, Administrative Director of the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. “The Museum's celebration of the Hatteras Island community and its resilience was begun to boost everyone's spirit after the devastation of Hurricane Irene” she said. The event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Drive, Hatteras, NC 27943. For more information, call 252.986.2995. For more information, call the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum at 252-986-2995 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located at 59200 Museum Dr., Hatteras, NC 27943. The museum is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from October through March. and until 5 p.m. mid-October through March. Free admission with donations appreciated.About the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of thousands of shipwrecks that sank off North Carolina’s coast. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s coastal culture and maritime history, which includes these shipwrecks, this repository of history. The vessels are the centerpiece of rich relationships to piracy, war, (Revolutionary, Civil and World Wars I and II), lifesaving, commerce and coastal living. The Museum is filled with related artifacts, which include remnants of the earliest known shipwreck found in North Carolina waters, dating to 1650, objects from the USS Monitor, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, and the USS Huron. The North Carolina Maritime Museum system is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state’s natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state’s history, conserving the state’s natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development. NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette’s Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.
SOUTHPORT, NC Nov. 30, 2015 - “Oh what fun it is to ride” (or watch) the annual Light Up the Night Christmas Parade in downtown Southport! Congressman David Rouzer will be the parade marshal this year in one of Southport’s most treasured traditions, sponsored by the Southport Fire Department. Starting at 6:30 on December 11, fire engines, classic cars, floats, bands, all decorated in Christmas lights will make their enchanted trek up Howe St. from the waterfront to the fire station where children will be treated by Santa himself. There will be a raffle for 3 children’s bicycles and a car seat, donated by the Southport Police Department. Date/Time: December 11, 6:30pm The public is invited to line both sides of Howe St. and enjoy this one of a kind parade, destined to be a holiday tradition. You don’t want to miss this festive community event! It’s not too late to sign up if you want to participate in the parade. Just go to the www.cityofsouthport.com website and click on the parade application link under events. It’s free! For more information, please contact: Joni Schinske Southport Tourism Department 910-477-1484
CAROLINA BEACH, NC Nov. 26, 2015 – A free oyster roast is planned to benefit Step Up for Soldiers, a local organization whose mission is to aid disabled veterans and their families. The event will take place 2pm to 5pm, Sunday, December 13, at Gibby’s Dock and Dine in Carolina Beach. The Mailbox Store, 6400 Carolina Beach Road, is sponsoring the event. While the roast is free, donations will be requested at the door. There will also be silent auction items and raffles. Sponsorships are available for anyone wishing to participate. Further information is available from The Mailbox Store, 910-399-8550.
Presented by Onslow Caregivers, Inc. “Helping patients of Onslow Home Health and Hospice” 2015 Festival of Trees Green Flyer (PDF) JACKSONVILLE, NC Nov. 9, 2015 - The Onslow Caregiver’s are looking for tree sponsors, silent auction items, country store items, sweets for the sweet shop and volunteers! Businesses, schools, civic groups, churches, families and individuals can sponsor or decorate trees. The Tree Festival is a Holiday tradition helping our neighbors in need and now building a community Hospice House is a new part of our mission. This community event is for everyone to help celebrate the spirit of Christmas! Thank you for your help!
Saturday, November 21, 10am-7pm
Sunday, November 22, 11am-6pm
Monday, November 23, 8am-2pm (Children’s Day)
American Legion Building (Fairgrounds) 146 Broadhurst Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Admission is $2.00 DonationFor more information call 910-324-1650 or firstname.lastname@example.org Submitted by Jean Cole, Coordinator “Festival of Trees” Weekend Entertainment Director/Producer: TvStage Productions/Chris and Shelby Parr Sound and Lighting Equipment: Castle Productions/ Larry Salesfsky Special Thank You: Donna Pittman & Volunteers with Stage Set up & Tear-Down Saturday, November 21, 2015
|10:00||Opening Ceremony||Jean Cole/Pastor Larry Haggard|
|10:15||Barbershop||New River Barbershop Chorus|
|11:30||Line Dancing||Forever Young/Linda Decker|
|12:00||Goldie Oldies Soloist||Larry Kokocha|
|12:30||Elvis is in the Building||Jay Barnes|
|1:00||Rural RFD TV stars||Earl & John Jones|
|1:30||Multi-genre Soloist||Michael Daughety|
|2:00||Recording Artist||Veronica Whaley Garcia|
|2:30||"Soul" Music||Tommy Snowdon|
|3:00||Excellent Pianist||Tammy Zegelien Strickland|
|3:30||Pop and Show Tunes||Kri s Burritt|
|4:00||Music in Action Dance Team||Diana's Dance Studio|
|4:30||Miss Onslow County||Allison Bennett|
|5:00||Dynamic Duo- Blue Grass||Ollie and Ivy Morton|
|5:30||Homegrown sounds||Back Porch Gut Bucket Band|
|6:00-6:30||Larry Salefsky||DJ Holiday Music|
|11:00||Larry Salefsky||DJ Holiday Music|
|12:00||Gospel and Christmas Soloist||Tracey Whaley|
|12:30||Smooth and easy listening||April Lanvermeier Sinkhorn|
|1:00||Whatever!!!!||Chris and Shelby Parr|
|1:30||Motown ...gotta' love it||The Conductors|
|2:30||Andrews Sisters Style||Shelby Taylor Trio|
|3:00||Award winningguitarist||Alex Bryan|
|3:30||So smooth||Eldridge "Sandy" Sandridge|
|4:00||Patsy Cline / Loretta Lynn||Pauline Smith|
|4:30||Elvis! Elvis! Elvis!||Jay Barnes|
|Senior Citizens and Children's Day||Larry Salefsky, DJ Holiday Music 8:30-1|
2015 “Festival of Trees” Sponsorship InformationPresented by Onslow Caregivers, Inc.…Caring for our Neighbors We invite you to invest your caring sponsorship to help us with our 13th Annual “Festival of Trees”. Your business, civic group, church, school, agency or individuals may help by donating support funds, food for the festival volunteers, sponsoring a tree, donating items for the Silent Auction, donating food items to be sold in Sweet Shop and items for the Gift Shop, Country Store or signing up as a Volunteer to help at the festival. We appreciate all donations and any type of help because the Festival is completely supported by our grassroots community involvement. In 2014 we began the immense process of accomplishing our additional vision to build a much needed Hospice House in Onslow County. For additional information on the planning of our community Hospice House check us out at www.hospiceonslownc.org.The Festival of Trees is a family-centered event, establishing an annual Christmas tradition in Onslow County with 4,000-5,000 attendees. This winter wonderland will feature: 65 creatively decorated Christmas trees, holiday displays showcasing community spirit, Special Military Displays, entertainment directed by TV & Stage Productions, Silent Auction, beautiful display of handmade quilts by the Pine Needle Quilt Guild, homemade breads, jams and honey, Santa for the child in all of us, great children activities, a Gift Shoppe/Country Store/Sweet Shoppe for all your Christmas giving, Mini Tree Contest, Crafts by Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafts Guild and kid-priced shopping in the Gingerbread House.The mission of Onslow Caregivers, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is to assure that patients in home health care and hospice programs in Jacksonville/Onslow County do not suffer additionally because they cannot obtain needed services. We provide support or materials such as food, medicine, transportation, shelter and additional medical special needs. Our volunteer organization helps with many of these unmet needs for these patients. As the home health workers care for their patients, they observe these significant needs. The unmet needs are provided by funds raised at the annual “Festival of Trees”. The 2015 festival will be held at the American Legion Building, Jacksonville, NC on Nov. 21 from 10am-8pm, Nov. 22 from 11am-6pm, and Nov. 23 from 8:30am-2pm is Children’s Day. Admission is a $2 donation. Join us in making this the best year ever! Thank you for caring for our neighbors. For more information on “Festival of Trees” at Festival of Trees 2015, Jacksonville, NC on Facebook and please call 910-324-1650 or email@example.com.
Festival Items RequestThe Onslow Caregivers, Inc. presents the 13th Annual Festival of Trees! We are a non-profit 501 (3) (C) charity helping our neighbors, patients of Onslow Home Health and Hospice with financial donations for medical services, medicine, food and everyday life needs. In 2014 we began the immense process of accomplishing our community’s vision to build a hospice house in Onslow County. The festival will be held at the American Legion Building, Jacksonville, NC on Nov. 21 from 10am-8pm, Nov. 22 from 11am-6pm, and Nov. 23 from 8:30am-2pm is Children’s Day. Admission is a $2 donation.The Festival of Trees is a family-centered event, establishing an annual Christmas tradition in Onslow County. This winter wonderland will feature: creatively decorated Christmas trees, holiday displays showcasing community spirit, a special Military Display, entertainment directed by TV & Stage Productions, Silent Auction, beautiful display of Handmade quilts by the Pine Needle Quilt Guild, homemade breads, jams and honey, Santa for the child in all of us, great children activities presented by New Beginnings Childcare and Partnership for Children, a Gift Shoppe/Sweet Shoppe for all your Christmas giving, door prizes, crafts by Coastal Carolina Artists & Crafts Guild and kid-priced shopping in the Gingerbread House and the Jacksonville/Onslow Council for the Arts presentation of the “Wee Little Trees” Contest.Your business, civic group, church, school, agency or individuals may help by donating sponsorship funds for the festival, food for the festival volunteers (there are about 100 per day), sponsoring a tree, donating items for the Silent Auction, Gift Shop or General Store, donating food items to be sold in Sweet Shop and signing up as a Volunteer. We appreciate any donations and help because the Festival is completely supported by our grassroots community involvement. Onslow Caregivers, Inc. continues to work on future plans of a Hospice House for Onslow County with our community’s giving and caring spirit for our neighbors.For more information call 910-324-1650. Come on out and enjoy a holiday tradition to help our neighbors in need.
Onslow Caregivers, Inc. - Helping Our NeighborsThe mission of Onslow Caregivers, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is to assure that patients in home health care and hospice programs in Jacksonville/Onslow County do not suffer additionally because they cannot obtain needed services, support or materials such as food, medicine, transportation, shelter and additional medical special needs. We are a volunteer organization that helps with any of these unmet needs for these patients. As the home health workers care for their patients, they observe these significant needs. The unmet needs are provided by funds raised at the “Festival of Trees”, an annual event since 2002. This last year we began the immense process of accomplishing our additional vision to build a Hospice House in Onslow County. In this upcoming 2015 “Festival of Trees” we will continue to feature how the community can help in our vision to provide a much needed Hospice House in our community. Jean Cole, Coordinator of “Festival of Trees” Onslow Caregivers, Inc. & Onslow Hospice House Board Member
Saturday, December 19 & Sunday, December 20 at 3pm Premiers at the New Cape-Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center With the Debut Performance of Wilmington’s First Professional Ballet Company With Master of Ceremonies WWAY News Anchor Daniel Seamans Wilmington, NC Oct. 30, 2015 – Celebrate the Magic of the Season as the Wilmington Ballet Company brings to life the beloved classic ballet, The Nutcracker – Voted Encore Magazine’s Number 1 Best Theatrical Production in Wilmington for 2014! Tickets are on sale now for the Wilmington area’s grandest Nutcracker, which will performed at the new Cape-Fear Community College Humanities & Fine Arts Center! This will be Wilmington Ballet Company’s most spectacular Nutcracker ever with the debut performance of their new Professional Core Company, a historic achievement for the Wilmington area. Grandeur and opulence are the watchwords for this full-length production, complete with a whopping 250 performers in the cast and over 600+ ornate costumes and professional artisan crafted sets. A rousing live-action battle scene between toy soldiers and the Mouse King’s army will make you gasp. A magical Mother Ginger character with a two-story dress and dancers scuttling from under her skirts will make you giggle. The 20-foot Chinese dragon and giant Russian nesting dolls are just a taste from the Land of Sweets to make you smile. Keaton Thomas, a Marine Corps Prior Active Duty Captain, returns as the beloved heroic Nutcracker; and Wilmington actor, Robin Dale Robertson will be portraying the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer – his 5th Nutcracker as Drosselmeyer! The role of Clara will be danced by Sydney Jones, a tenth grade student at Laney High School and student at the Wilmington School of Ballet. Stacey Slichter, North Atlanta Dance Theater as Sugar Plum Fairy; and Adam Schiffer, Carolina Ballet as the Cavalier. Over a dozen spectacular guest dancers from the North Atlanta Ballet Theater, Carolina Ballet, and the Wilmington Ballet Company’s own new Professional Core Company dazzle, as do the many local youth dancers. Including performers from Wilmington School of Ballet & Dance, Babs McDance, Techniques in Motion School of Dance, Techmoja Dance and Theater Company, Southside Dance Center, Pleasure Island Dance Company, Gymnastics Unlimited, Kathy Snow Productions, and the Eugene Ashley High School NJROTC Sword Team and Color Guard. Sponsored by WWAY, Wilmington Parent, Landfall Foundation, Wilmington Arts Council (NC Arts Council Grassroots Grant), Cumulus Broadcasting, and Cape Fear Formal Wear.