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.
Sneads Ferry, NC Oct. 30, 2015 - The New River community Church of God will be holding a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Gymnasium.http://www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: NewRiverCommunityCofG. New River community Church of God 117 Wheeler Creek Road Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 (910) 327-6624
INCLEMENT WEATHER EXPECTED FROM HURRICANE JOAQUIN MOVES BACK EVENT AT TICKETRETURN.COM FIELD MYRTLE BEACH, SC Oct. 2, 2015 – The First Annual Yoga Day, presented by Coastal Carolina National Bank and Tidelands Heath, hosted at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark has been moved to Thursday, October 8. Originally scheduled for Saturday, September 26, and pushed back once to Saturday, October 3, the event has been moved back due to concerns over participants’ safety with rain and high winds expected throughout the weekend from Hurricane Joaquin. With the change in date, times for the event have changed as well. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET with the Yoga class beginning at 6:00 p.m. For participants who have already completed the registration form, they do not need to fill out any additional paperwork. For more information, contact Pelicans Administrative Assistant Beth Freitas at (843) 918-6077 or visit the Yoga Day webpage at myccnb.com. About the Pelicans The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs and play their home games at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park has ranked in the top four in all of Minor League Baseball by Stadium Journey in each of the last four seasons. The same publication also placed the Pelicans in the Top 100 Stadium Experiences in all of sports in each of the last four years and the best in the Carolina League for four straight seasons as well. In May 2015, TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark won the 2015 TripAdvisor.com Certificate of Excellence award. The Pelicans are the defending Mills Cup Champions, winning the title in 2015 as well as 2000 and co-Mills Cup championship honors in the inaugural 1999 season. The Pelicans have made nine postseason appearances behind 11 half-season Southern Division championships, including the first half of the 2015 season, as well as five Southern Division titles, most recently in 2015. For more information on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, please contact Nathan Barnett by calling (843) 918-6080 or emailing NBarnett@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com or Mason Robinson at MRobinson@MyrtleBeachPelicans.com.
LOUISBURG, NC Oct. 1, 2015 — Rev. Luther Coppedge remembers smelling the gunpowder, but he never heard the shot that fired the bullet because he was sleeping. “We still have one of the dressers where they shot over my head while I was in the bed,” Coppedge says of the incident on Christmas Eve, 1967. Coppedge, an African-American minister, and his family were targeted for their efforts to send their son to an all-white high school in Franklin County in the mid-1960s. Their story, and those of 15 other people who had various roles in the court-ordered desegregation of Franklin County schools, will be featured during a free public forum at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19 in Benson Chapel on the Louisburg College campus. Members of the general public are invited to attend and offer their own recollections and experiences of the desegregation effort in Franklin County. The forum, sponsored by the college’s Tar River Center for History and Culture, is the culmination of a nearly-yearlong project, “An Oral History of School Desegregation in Franklin County, North Carolina.” The project coincides with the 50th anniversary of a 1965 lawsuit to integrate the county’s public schools. The Tar River Center for History and Culture Foundation received a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council to conduct interviews with people who were involved with the desegregation effort--parents, teachers, students and a school principal--and document those for the historical record. “We believe it is important to record and learn from the life experiences of older members of the community,” says Maury York, director of the Tar River Center for History and Culture. “The struggles faced, accommodations made, and accomplishments celebrated by people during this time can help guide our citizens in the future, as they improve our school system and build a stronger community that respects the dignity of all people.” Dr. Seth Kotch, a professional oral historian from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, worked with a local committee of interested citizens to plan the project. Kotch then trained a team of four interviewers--York, Louisburg College faculty members Will Hinton and Kelvin Spragley, and Charles M. Davis--who spent between 60 and 90 minutes with each interview subject, asking questions about their experience in the desegregation process. “We wanted to make sure that this project documented aspects of school desegregation that might not be in the public record,” York says. “Because of the lawsuit filed in 1965, what happened in Franklin County had a far-reaching impact. These oral history interviews add to our knowledge of a process that had a dramatic effect on the citizens of Franklin County and beyond.” For more information, contact York at (919) 497-3252 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. About Louisburg College Louisburg College, America’s premier private two-year college, is related by faith to The United Methodist Church. We are committed to offering a supportive community which nurtures young men and women intellectually, culturally, socially, physically and spiritually. As a two-year residential institution, Louisburg provides a bridge for students to make a successful transition from high school to senior colleges and universities.
BENSON, NC Oct. 1, 2015 - The Benson Chamber of Commerce will present its annual Classic Country Legends Show, October 16 and 17 at 7:30 PM. It will be held at the W. J. Barefoot Auditorium located at 303 East Church Street. Performing will be Scott Johnson, Sandy Milliard, Hayley Hall, and Jimmy Morgan accompanied by the Showcase Band. The show will feature classic songs from Patsy Cline, Sammi Smith, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Kenny and Dolly, Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash and June Carter, George and Tammy, Merle Haggard and many more!!! For tickets call, 919-894-3825.
CARY, NC Sept. 18, 2015 - The North Carolina Bar Association, in partnership with the ABA Journal of the American Bar Association, will present North Carolina's first-ever access to justice "Hackathon" on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25, at the Campbell Law School in downtown Raleigh. Hackcess to Justice (official hashtag #HackcessToJusticeNC) is an opportunity for local programmers, web developers and tech-savvy attorneys to use their legal, entrepreneurial and coding skills to help the legal aid community by creating a technology-enabled solution for challenges faced by North Carolinians who cannot afford a lawyer. Participation in this event is open to anyone of any skill level. Registration for teams or individuals is free and now open. The event is being held in conjunction with the ABA’s 2015 National Celebration of Pro Bono Week (Oct. 25-31). Throughout the two-day event, representatives from legal aid organizations throughout North Carolina and other lawyers and legal professionals will be on site to discuss the unique issues that they and their clients face and the types of solutions they seek. Contestants are also encouraged to come up with their own ideas to help legal aid lawyers better use their limited resources and more effectively serve their clients. The event begins on Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. with registration and a kickoff breakfast, followed by the keynote address and the presentation of pitches and rules. Jeff Ward, director of Duke Law School's Start-Up Ventures Clinic, will present the keynote address. After a lunch-and-learn session at noon, teams will work on their proposals from 1-5. On Oct. 25 contestants will return for breakfast at 9 a.m., and then go back to work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at which time their submissions are due. While the work is going on Sunday afternoon, an introductory seminar for members of the legal community, Coding for Lawyers, will take place from 2-3:30. Group presentations and judging of submissions will follow from 4:30 to 6, with announcement of winners and an awards reception at 6. First prize is $1,500, second prize is $1,000, and third prize is $500. Associate Justice Barbara Jackson of the N.C. Supreme Court will be the featured speaker at the awards program. Technology has taken a firm hold in the legal industry. Every day legal professionals use technology-enabled tools for discovery, litigation support, document assembly and information needs. But the promise of technology has been fleeting when it comes to the access to justice arena. In 2013, Legal Services Corp. produced a seminal report outlining five key ways that technology can expand access to justice, especially through computers and mobile devices. The five categories are: (1) document assembly for pro se litigants, (2) better identification of most-needed client services, (3) mobile technologies, (4) remote service delivery, and (5) expert systems and checklists. It is the hope of everyone involved with this event that Hackcess to Justice will help expand access to justice through any if not all of these areas identified by Legal Services Corp., the federal agency which funds and monitors free civil legal aid in the United States. Questions and comments may be directed via email to Jill Chanen, Director of Events at the ABA Journal email@example.com.
NORTH CAROLINA’S ERIC CHURCH TO HEADLINE BOTH NIGHTS SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 & SUNDAY OCTOBER 18 WALNUT CREEK AMPHITHEATRE RALEIGHThe festival features the eagerly awaited homecoming of North Carolina’s own Eric Church, set to headline both Saturday and Sunday. The multi-platinum crossover superstar – who has spent the past year on his epic “Outsiders World Tour” – was recently honored with a stunning five nominations for the 49th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, including his first ever nod in the prestigious “Entertainer of the Year” category. Additional performers and special concert events will be revealed in the coming weeks. The American Roots Music & Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh. The American Roots Music & Arts Festival features the best in today’s music with a stellar lineup that includes Modest Mouse, Sheryl Crow, The Roots, Willie Nelson, Warren Haynes, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Chris Stapleton, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Greensky Bluegrass. Two day tickets for the American Roots Music & Arts Festival start at $79* and are on sale now at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone 800-745-3000. For more information, please log on to http://americanrootsfest.com. In addition, a range of VIP and Super VIP Experiences are also available at http://americanrootsfest.com/vip. Fans who purchase any American Roots Music & Arts Festival ticket between Tuesday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 15 can enter for the chance to win a free “American Roots Legends” VIP Experience upgrade for two, worth $500 per ticket. For full contest details and the official sweepstakes entry form, please log on to http://americanrootsfest.com/vipupgrade. The American Roots Music & Arts Festival is inviting North Carolina based singer/songwriters to enter the “Play The Fest” for a chance to perform live at the Festival. Four local artists will be selected to perform two original songs each, based on judges’ review and fan voting. Complete details and entry information can be found at http://americanrootsfest.com/playthefest. The American Roots Music & Arts Festival will further honor Raleigh and the triangle area community by bringing music fans together with local food, beer, & crafts vendors at “The Taste of Raleigh Food & Brews Celebration,” scheduled to take place at the festival throughout the weekend. Furthermore, the American Roots Music & Arts Festival and Live Nation are thanking North Carolina area soldiers, veterans, and their families for their sacrifice by donating a block of free two-day festival tickets to veterans nonprofit, the Task Force Dagger Foundation. In addition, all men, women, and families of the US Armed Forces will receive a 15% discount on lawn tickets. Task Force Dagger Foundation representative, and Mrs. North Carolina, Cari Curtis will be at the American Roots Music & Arts Festival both days, greeting attendees, collecting donations, and raising awareness for the foundation. Members of the US Armed Forces and their families can receive their 15% discount on lawn tickets by using discount code GOUSA. For more information go to http://americanrootsfest.com/taskforcedagger. *plus service fees
The American Roots Music & Arts Festival:
Eric Church (2 Nights)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Trombone Shorty & Orleans AvenueFor festival details go to americanrootsfest.com. #amrootsfest To purchase tickets to go livenation.com. The American Roots Music & Arts Festival is presented by Live Nation and American Roots Festival, LLC (a subsidiary of Blackbird Production Partners, LLC). # # # About Blackbird Production Partners Blackbird Production Partners is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events & festivals, broadcast series & specials, and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics. American Roots Festival, LLC is a subsidiary, which exclusively focuses and dedicates its efforts and expertise on the American Roots Music & Arts Festival. Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials, and releases include, Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris, Lynryd Skynyrd: One More For The Fans, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music, and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of ”Statesboro Blues.” For more, please see http://blackbirdpresents.com. About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 4, 2015 - The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invites homeschool families to enjoy a day of educational programs and activities on Homeschool Day, Sept. 10. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. This year’s theme is “The Ocean and You.” The event features the Shark Survivor Program, in which students explore the challenges sharks face in the wild. Behind-the-scenes tours are discounted to $4 per person for homeschool families and are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Advance registration earlier in the day is required, tours are limited to 15 people and children must be at least five years old to participate. Aquarium admission and Homeschool Day activities, except the behind-the-scenes tours, are free for homeschool families – please bring your identification. The Aquarium’s annual Homeschool Day is a special event in addition to the one free admission per year allowed for homeschool families. The Aquarium is open to the public normal operating hours and will conduct daily programs as usual for other visitors on Sept. 10. ### The North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is five miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. The Aquarium is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $10.95 for ages 13-61; $9.95 for ages 62 and up and military; $8.95 for ages 3-12; no charge for ages 2 and under and North Carolina Aquarium Society members. For more information, see www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003.