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Charleston Stage's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Opening August 29th at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

Acclaimed and Timeless Screwball Comedy Opens Charleston Stage's 37th Season at the Historic Dock Street Theatre

Don't Miss the Pulitzer Prize-winning, American Comedy Classic You Can't Take It With You, Running Aug. 29 - Sept. 21! CHARLESTON, SC July 31, 2014 - Grandpa hasn't paid his income taxes in ten years and when the IRS shows up to collect, they find Grandpa's grown-up granddaughter, Essie, doing pirouettes in the middle of the living room in her pink tutu, her husband Ed accompanying her on his Xylophone, Grandpa's son-in-law, Paul, down in the basement making fireworks and his daughter, Penny, painting a portrait of a man in a skimpy toga dressed as a roman discuss thrower. Add in a Russian Grand Duchess who has shown up for dinner and you have a typical day in the life of the eccentric Sycamore family. Into this screwball madness, his granddaughter Alice comes downstairs to discover that her stuffy future in-laws have shown up for dinner on the wrong night! When the fireworks go off in the basement, comic fireworks abound. You Cant Take It With You - Charleston Stage You Can't Take It With You is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, winning the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1937 (a rarity for a comedy.) It was soon made into a classic film starring Jimmy Steward and Jean and is currently being revived on Broadway with an all star cast lead by James Earl Jones. Generation after generation, this side-splitting screwball comedy has been delighting audiences around the world and remains one of the most produced American Plays. "We wanted to open our 37th season with something fun," noted Charleston Stage Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Julian Wiles, "and there are few shows more fun than You Can't Take It With You. We have a terrific cast featuring all seven members of Charleston Stage's Resident Professional Acting Company and led by acclaimed Charleston actor George Younts playing the grandfather. George is remembered for his many comic turns in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps. August 29th: "You Can't Take It With You." Presented by Charleston Stage at Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church Street; By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman; Directed by Julian Wiles. Alice's family is a little eccentric. Dad is making fireworks in the basement, Grandpa hasn't paid his income taxes in years, Mom is writing plays because a typewriter was delivered to her by mistake and Alice's 40-year-old sister has decided to become a ballerina. When Alice's Wall Street boyfriend and his straight-laced family arrive for dinner on the wrong night, the fireworks begin! One of the greatest of American stage comedies, You Can't Take It With You won the Pulitzer Prize in 1938 and has been delighting audiences ever since. August 29-30, September 3-6, 11-13 and 18-19 at 7:30 p.m., and August 31, September 7, 14 and 21 at 3 p.m. $34.50 - $53.50 for Adults, $32.50 - $51.50 for Seniors (60+) and $22.50 - $41.50 for Students (25 and under) and Active Military. Tickets available online 24/7 at www.charlestonstage.com. Tickets by phone available Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm (Also open Sa 1pm-5pm show weeks only) by calling (843) 577-7183. ### KAUFMAN AND HART Between them, the comic writing team of Kaufman and Hart created over 50 hit shows and were Broadway's reigning comic kings for more than 40 years. Together they wrote Once in a Lifetime, Merrily We Roll Along, You Can't Take It With You (Pulitzer Prize Winner), I'd Rather Be Right, The Man Who Came to Dinner and George Washington Slept Here. Kaufman, a former drama critic for The New York Times, wrote dozens more hits with such collaborators as the Gershwin brothers. Together they produced for Let' Em Eat Cake and Of Thee I Sing (the first musical to win a Pulitzer Prize). Kaufman adapted many of his hits into successful films. In every Broadway season from 1921 through 1958, there was a play written or directed by George Kaufman. In addition to Kaufman, Moss Hart's collaborators are a "who's who" of theatre greats. With them he created such musicals as Face the Music and As Thousands Cheer (both with Irving Berlin), I'd Rather Be Right (with Rodgers and Hart) and Lady in the Dark (with Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin). Other plays include Winged Victory, Light Up the Sky and The Climate of Eden. He wrote the screenplays for A Star is Born and Gentleman's Agreement. His best-selling Act One: An Autobiography, one of the most beloved books about a life in the theatre, was recently adapted into a play and presented to acclaim at Lincoln Center in New York. It will soon be seen on PBS's Live From Lincoln Center. Both Kaufman and Hart were acclaimed directors as well-Kaufman on such shows as The Coconuts and Animal Crackers for the Marx Brothers and John Steinbeck's acclaimed Of Mice and Men. Hart also directed the works of other leading dramatists, notably Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady and Camelot. CHARLESTON STAGE'S YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU FACT SHEET Theatre The Historic Dock Street Theatre (135 Church Street) Performances: August 29, 2014 Fr/Opening Night 7:30pm August 30, 2014 Sa 7:30pm August 31, 2014 Su 3:00pm September 3, 2014 Wd/Pay-What-You-Will 7:30pm September 4, 2014 Th 7:30pm September 5, 2014 Fr 7:30pm September 6, 2014 Sa 7:30pm September 7, 2014 Su 3:00pm September 11, 2014 Th 7:30pm September 12, 2014 Fr 7:30pm September 13, 2014 Sa 7:30pm September 14, 2014 Su 3:00pm September 18, 2014 Th 7:30pm September 19, 2014 Fr 7:30pm September 21, 2014 Su 3:00pm Prices: Adult: $34.50 - $53.50 Seniors (60+): $32.50 - $51.50 Students (25 and under) and Active Military: $22.50 - $41.50 Tickets Now On Sale: Order by Phone (843) 577-7183 Order online at www.charlestonstage.com Group Rates Available: Call Michelle Miller, Box Office Manager, at (843) 647-7363 Student Rush: College student tickets, with proof of valid ID, are $10.00 one hour before curtain (subject to availability) You Can't Take It With You Credits: By Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman Directed by Julian Wiles Music Directed by Sam Henderson Scenic Design by J. Kenneth Barnett III Lighting Design by Paul Hartmann Sound Design by DJ Edwards Properties by J. Kenneth Barnett III Costume Design by Barbara Young You Can't Take It With You Cast:
Character Actor
Grandpa "Martin" Vanderhof George Younts
Penelope "Penny" Vanderhof Sycamore Marybeth Clark
Paul Sycamore Chris O'Leary
Mr. DePinna Brian Porter
Alice Sycamore Jocelyn Lonquist*
Tony Kirby Corbin Williams*
Mr. Kirby Aaron Hancock
Mrs. Kirby Beth Curley
Essie Sycamore Carmichael Katie Bianchi*
Ed Carmichael Ryan Pixler
Mr. Boris Kolenkhov John Michael Chappell*
Gay Wellington Allie Reidy*
Rheba Brittani Minnieweather
Donald Jesse Siak*
Wilbur C. Henderson/G-Man Kent Reynolds*
Grand Duchess Terry Schildcrout
The Man Patrick Carlson
* A Member of Charleston Stage's 2013-2014 Professional Resident Acting Company
Professional Resident Actor Biographies (In Alphabetical Order)
Katie Bianchi (Essie Sycamore Carmichael)

Katie Bianchi (Essie Sycamore Carmichael)

Katie Bianchi (Essie Sycamore Carmichael) Katie, originally from Richmond, Virginia, recently graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre. Roles at JMU include: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Sooze in subUrbia and The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd. Regional credits include: Natalie in All Shook Up, Cindy Lou in The Marvelous Wonderettes, and she originated the role Dorothy Plunk in Rocket Boys the Musical. Katie will be also starring this season with Charleston Stage as Belle in A Christmas Carol and Brenda Strong in Catch Me If You Can.
John Michael Chappell (Mr. Boris Kolenkhov)

John Michael Chappell (Mr. Boris Kolenkhov)

John Michael Chappell (Mr. Boris Kolenkhov) John Michael, originally from Huntsville, AL, graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre. He recently performed Off-Broadway for Players Theatre in the West Village. Past roles include: Lord Farquaad in Shrek the Musical, Prince Charming in Cinderella, Jeffrey in Godspell, Genghis Khan Schmitz in Seussical, Gaston in Beauty & the Beast, Hannay in The 39 Steps and Thenardier in Les Miserables. John Micheal will also be starring this season with Charleston Stage as Inspector Hans Kemp in Young Frankenstein and Bob Crachit in A Christmas Carol.
Jocelyn Lonquist (Alice Sycamore)

Jocelyn Lonquist (Alice Sycamore)

 Jocelyn Lonquist (Alice Sycamore) Jocelyn, originally from Pensacola, FL, recently graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Regional credits include: Beth March in Little Women (Red Mountain Theatre Company), Cinderella in R&H's Cinderella, (The Prizery, VA), Joanne in Godspell, (The Prizery), Bride in The Wedding Singer (RMTC) and Cinderella at Story Land theme park in New Hampshire (RWS & Associates). Other credits include: Clara Johnson (The Light in the Piazza), Mrs. Nordstrom (A Little Night Music), Red Girl (Shout! The Mod Musical) and Susan Waverly (White Christmas). Jocelyn will also be starring this season with Charleston Stage as Mrs. Crachit/Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol and Inga in Young Frankenstein.
Allie Reidy (Gay Wellington)

Allie Reidy (Gay Wellington)

 Allie Reidy (Gay Wellington) Allie, originally from Park Ridge, Illinois, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre from Drake University. Regional credits include: Wendla in Spring Awakening (Stage West), Woman in Bill W. and Dr. Bob (Stage West) and Ensemble in Snow White (Chicago Folks Operetta). Other credits include: Antigone in The Burial at Thebes, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, Hunyak in Chicago, Sheila in A Chorus Line, Masha in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Lane in The Clean House, Rapunzel in Into the Woods and Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music. Allie will also be starring this season with Charleston Stage as Elizabeth Benning in Young Frankenstein and Caroline in A Christmas Carol.
Kent Reynolds (Wilbur C. Henderson/G-Man)

Kent Reynolds (Wilbur C. Henderson/G-Man)

Kent Reynolds (Wilbur C. Henderson/G-Man) Kent, originally from Kansas City, KS, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Drake University. Regional credits at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN, include: Smee in Peter Pan, Ralph in Reefer Madness, Patsy/Mayor in Spamalot and Peter VanDaan in Diary of Anne Frank. Other credits include: Frankie Epps/Young Soldier in Parade, CB in Dog Sees God and Baker in Into the Woods. Kent will also be starring this season with Charleston Stage as Fred in A Christmas Carol, Mr. Van Dann in The Diary of Anne Frank and Carl Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can.
Jesse Siak (Donald)

Jesse Siak (Donald)

Jesse Siak (Donald) Jesse, originally from Hendersonville, North Carolina, is a second year member of Charleston Stage's Professional Resident Acting Company and the TheatreWings Coordinator for Charleston Stage's TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program. Charleston Stage credits include: Joe in 9 to 5: The Musical, Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Eddie/Bundles/Howe in Annie, Wilbur in Charlotte's Web, Henry in Next To Normal, Peter in Pinkalicious the Musical and Frank Gilbreth in Gershwin at Folly. Flat Rock Playhouse credits include: Narrator in The Rocky Horror Show, Steve/Randy/Dave in Almost, Maine, Aviator in The Little Prince, Bellhop in Lend Me a Tenor and Jose in Man of La Mancha. Jesse will also be starring this season with Charleston Stage Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein and Benjamin Cohen in The Underpants.
Corbin Williams (Tony Kirby)

Corbin Williams (Tony Kirby)

Corbin Williams (Tony Kirby) Corbin, originally from Nashville, recently graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Rhodes college credits include: Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, JC in The Warriors, Orlando in As You Like It, Cinderella's Prince/The Wolf in Into the Woods (Ostrander Award) and Bobby in Urinetown. Regional credits include: Jimmy Harper in Reefer Madness, Sonny Malone in Xanadu, Henry (Gabe u/s) in Next to Normal, Grand Master Chad in Legally Blonde the Musical and named roles in Footloose, Les Misérables, Seussical and Grease. Corbin will also be starring this season with Charleston Stage as Dr. Victor von Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein and Frank Abagnale, Jr. in Catch Me If You Can.

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NCACPA Financial Fitness Course August 2, 2014 has been Cancelled

MORRISVILLE, NC July 31, 2014 - The Financial Fitness course scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 2, has been cancelled in an effort to review the delivery of the program and potentially coordinate it at pre-established functions. Hosting this program in conjunction with larger events will help to manage challenges with attendance and scheduling—obstacles which were encountered with the program planned for August 2. The Financial Fitness course is only one of many outreach efforts associated with NCACPA’s Financial Literacy initiative. These efforts span the state of NC and allow communities to request and interact with financial experts who provide presentations and support to groups seeking more information on personal finance resources. NCACPA - A Leadership Course in Financial Fitness-2 For more information on NCACPA’s Financial Literacy initiative, please visit www.ncacpa.org/financial-literacy

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The Literacy Council of Buncombe County announces its featured author for the 7th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction

Author James PattersonJames Patterson to keynote 2014 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction

September 5, 2014 | 6 p.m. Renaissance Asheville Hotel

ASHEVILLE, NC July 31, 2014 - The Authors for Literacy auction will include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and excursions in Asheville and beyond. The evening will also include a live auction opportunity to support the Literacy Council of Buncombe County’s programs. Click here to learn more about James Patterson’s national youth literacy initiative, readkiddoread.

Spend One-on-One Time with James Patterson!

Author James Patterson has made a donation of $500 to the Literacy Council of Buncombe County in preparation for his engagement as the keynote speaker for the organization’s Sept. 5 Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction. He challenges the WNC community to join him in supporting the critical work of the Literacy Council. The first 30 individuals to match his donation with a $500 gift to the Literacy Council will receive two tickets to the event, as well as two tickets to a private reception with Patterson, where he will answer donors’ questions, inscribe books, and take photos with guests. The private reception will include beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres and will take place in a reception area at the Renaissance with views of downtown Asheville and the mountains beyond. Mr. Patterson will spend one-on-one time taking pictures and answering questions with the 60 challenge gift ticket holders. These private reception guests may preview the silent auction before other event guests arrive, with the option of proxy bidding while they meet Mr. Patterson. The silent auction will include distinctive art and crafts, autographed and rare books, and priceless opportunities to enjoy excursions in Asheville and beyond. Following the cocktail hour, all event guests will enjoy a three-course dinner. James Patterson will then give the keynote presentation and autograph guests’ books. Tickets are going fast so call today to ensure a spot at the private reception with the world’s bestselling author.   Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Section at (919) 807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State. The Literacy Council of Buncombe County is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The amount of the contribution which is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess over the value of the goods or services provided by theLiteracy Council of Buncombe County. The tax-deductible portion of an Authors for Literacy ticket purchase is $40 per ticket.

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NC Aquarium hosts Pine Knoll Shores National Night Out Aug. 5

National Night Out at NC Aquarium Aug. 5 PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 31, 2014 - Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 5, 2014, with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the Town Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium stays open late and offers free admission for kids 12 and under, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

North Carolina Aquarium mascot Friendly Finley, McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky, the fire safety Dalmatian join forces for National Night Out. The family fun inside and outside the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is Aug. 5 from 5 -8 p.m. Kids 12 and under get into the Aquarium free after 5 p.m.

North Carolina Aquarium mascot Friendly Finley, McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky, the fire safety Dalmatian join forces for National Night Out. The family fun inside and outside the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is Aug. 5 from 5 -8 p.m. Kids 12 and under get into the Aquarium free after 5 p.m.

Find more free family fun outdoors in the Aquarium’s upper parking lot, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Enjoy pizza and sodas at no charge. Watch kids jump for joy in bouncy houses. Get into harmony with jazz tunes by Naked Knees. Meet the Aquarium’s shark mascot, Friendly Finley, and shake paws with safety celebrities, McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky, the fire department Dalmatian. Speaking of dogs, the K-9 demo team from U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is among the public safety organizations providing displays and activities outdoors. Also look for the Carteret County Sheriff’s Dept. Crime Scene Unit, Carteret County Special Response Team, the U.S. Coast Guard, N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, and the police departments from Pine Knoll Shores, Emerald Isle and Indian Beach. The Wounded Warriors Association will be on hand. A national crime prevention movement, National Night Out is celebrating its 31th anniversary of promoting neighborhood unity and a strong police-community partnership. The Town of Pine Knoll Shores police department organized the local celebration. The Aquarium volunteered to be the host site. For more information, contact Pine Knoll Shores police department 252 – 247 – 2474. ### 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; open until 8 p.m. on Aug. 5 for National Night Out. 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.

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North Carolina Museum of Art Presents "Line, Touch, Trace"

Exhibition highlights North Carolina artists who create hand-drawn works in a variety of graphic mediums   RALEIGH, NC July 31, 2014 —Beginning Saturday, August 30, 2014, the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) presents Line, Touch, Trace, an exhibition of 30 hand-drawn works. Organized by Greenhill in Greensboro, N.C., the exhibition highlights 13 North Carolina artists who use graphite, ballpoint pen, conté crayon, ink, or charcoal to explore drawing in its relationship to thought processes.

Isaac Payne, Billboard, 2013, charcoal, ink, conté crayon, transparent gesso, and oil paint on combined papers, 58 x 82 1/2 in., Courtesy of the artist, © 2013 Isaac Payne

Isaac Payne, Billboard, 2013, charcoal, ink, conté crayon, transparent gesso, and oil paint on combined papers, 58 x 82 1/2 in., Courtesy of the artist, © 2013 Isaac Payne

  In Line, Touch, Trace, artists may work with line to precisely render contours or as calligraphy on the drawing’s surface; apply touch to build tonal values or erase edges; and use traced marks to suggest elements of an imagined topography. The artists use these techniques in works to communicate mental states, project invented worlds, or portray moments of contemplation.   “We are thrilled to work with Greenhill—a fantastic North Carolina art institution—to feature local artists in Line, Touch, Trace,” says Jennifer Dasal, associate curator for contemporary art at the NCMA. “The range of approaches presented in the exhibitionattests to the effervescence of drawing and its contribution to contemporary art. We’re excited to feature a show dedicated to this medium—the first drawing show we’ve presented in our North Carolina gallery.”   The exhibition includes works by Selena Beaudry, Tamie Beldue, Lori Esposito, Kiki Farish, John Gall, John Hill Jr., Fritz Janschka, Kenn Kotara, Kreh Mellick, Matthew Micca, Ippy Patterson, Isaac Payne, and Jason Watson.   This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Following Threads: Fiber Art and Drawing, on view at Greenhill from September 19 through November 9, 2014. Following Threads highlights four artists—Harriet Hoover, Becky Joye, Leigh Suggs, and Jason Watson—who investigate the drawn and stitched line in figurative and abstract works that stretch the definitions of drawing.   “The artists selected for both of these exhibitions have practiced in North Carolina for a significant part of their careers and present an array of approaches to graphic art,” says Edie Carpenter, director of curatorial and artistic programs at Greenhill. “Whether they employ figuration or abstraction, these artists produce handmade studio drawings that are not conceived of as studies but as fully realized works. Following Threads and Line, Touch, Trace offer a wonderful overview of the evolving technical and artistic exploration of drawing by contemporary artists.”   Line, Touch, Trace August 30–March 8, 2014 East Building, Level A, North Carolina Gallery Free   Related Event Meet the Artists in Line, Touch, Trace Friday, September 5, 6 pm North Carolina Gallery, East Building Free   Meet and mingle with the North Carolina artists whose work is part of the exhibition Line, Touch, Trace. Artists will be available to answer questions and chat until 7 pm; then the conversation continues in the West Building wine bar. Sponsored by the NCMA’s Artist Link Team.   About the Exhibition Organized by Greenhill in collaboration with the North Carolina Museum of Art. Support provided by the George Smedes Poyner Family Foundation. This exhibition is also made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions.   ###     About the North Carolina Museum of Art The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts.   The Museum opened West Building, home to the permanent collection, in 2010. The North Carolina Museum of Art, Lawrence J. Wheeler, director, is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, governor, and an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, Susan Kluttz, secretary.

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Food Lion to Host “Thriller on the Griller” Local Events Starting July 31 to Benefit Hope for the Warriors®

SALISBURY, NC July 30, 2014: What:  Food Lion will host its “Thriller on the Griller” fundraising events at area beach stores July 31 through August 4 to benefit Hope For The Warriors®. The events will begin Thursday in Jacksonville, N.C., followed by Friday in Swansboro, N.C. They will continue on Saturday in Emerald Isle, N.C., and on Sunday in Atlantic Beach, N.C. The final event will be held on Monday back in Jacksonville, N.C. Hope for the Warriors 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: July 31 – 128 College Plaza Drive, Jacksonville, N.C. – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 1 – 1409 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro, N.C. – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 – 8700 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, N.C. – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 – 1010 West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, N.C. – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 – Plum Pointe Plaza Suite 13, Jacksonville, N.C. – 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Details: The series of events will tour additional Carolinas beach-based Food Lion stores until August 18. About Food Lion Food Lion, based in Salisbury, N.C., since 1957, has more than 1,100 stores in 10 Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and employs more than 63,000 associates. By leveraging its longstanding heritage of low prices and convenient locations, Food Lion is working to own the easiest full shop grocery experience in the Southeast, anchored by a strong commitment to affordability, freshness and the communities it serves. Food Lion is a company of Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Brussels-based Delhaize Group.  For more information, visit www.foodlion.com.

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Blackbeard lands at the NC Maritime Museum for Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Blackbeard to land at NC Maritime Museum for annual pirate luncheon, activities BEAUFORT, NC July 30, 2014- Ahoy, Pirates! The North Carolina Maritime Museum offers a child (and parent) friendly zone for families visiting during Beaufort’s annual Pirate Invasion.   On Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9, the Museum offer additional programs and activities, most free of charge, for visitors to enjoy and get in the spirit of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion! These activities include a hunt for pirates, free tattoos, and the chance to meet the notorious Blackbeard himself!

Chris Suttle a.k.a. Blackbeard will appear at the “Pirate Lunch” hosted by the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Saturday, August 9.

Chris Suttle a.k.a. Blackbeard will appear at the “Pirate Lunch” hosted by the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Saturday, August 9.

Starting on Friday, August 8 and running through Saturday, August 9, visitors will be able to participate in a scavenger hunt that will take them around Beaufort looking for pirates. The North Carolina Maritime Museum will be offering a reward to everyone who can locate all fourteen pirates featured on this year’s “Beaufort’s Most Wanted” cards. For the first time, the card includes the youngest pirate of all - Pink Hook! This program is offered free of charge due to the support from the Beaufort Pirate Invasion and the Friends of the Museum.   On Saturday, August 9 at 11:30 the North Carolina Maritime Museum will host their 5th annual “Lunch with Pirates”. The lunch catered by East Carolina’s very own “Fat Fellas BBQ & Grille”. While enjoying their lunch, families will be treated to a fashion show featuring the latest trends in the pirate world, put together by the East Coast Pirate Crew.   The infamous pirate Blackbeard will also be present and may even be willing to tell his tale of piracy! Reservations are required for the “Lunch with Pirates” and tickets are $15 per person.   “The Lunch with Pirates is always a very popular event,” said Christine Brin, Museum Educator. “The kids enjoy meeting Blackbeard and the parents enjoy the air-conditioned and calm atmosphere,” she stated.   Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, families will have their chance to enjoy some free (and air conditioned) activities and crafts in the Museum’s library. Children will get their very own pirate hat, official pirate tattoo, pirate sash and even make a “super-secret” pirate treasure map.   The activities will close during the Lunch with Pirates at 11:30 a.m. but will reopen at 12:30 and run until 4 p.m.   “Thanks to support from the Friends of the Museum we are able to offer all of these programs free,” states Brin. “The parents have a ‘safe zone’ where they can relax and not worry about fees or charges,” she said.   There’s even more going on inside at the North Carolina Maritime Museum. Visitors can see the artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. To learn more, visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.   These activities are being offered as part of the 2nd Saturday’s programs offered this summer in conjunction with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. 2nd Saturdays combines the unique power of arts and heritage with lots of hands-on fun each second Saturday during the peak summertime faction months. The 2nd Saturday’s events are free and offer hands-on educational opportunities for all ages.   North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort is located at 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. The Museum is open Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Donations appreciated.   For more information, call 252.728.7317.   About the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort reflects coastal life and interprets lighthouses and lifesaving stations, the seafood industry, motorboats, and more. Studies in marine life, science, and ecology are available for all ages. The Beaufort museum is the repository for artifacts from Blackbeard’s wrecked flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, among them cannons, grenades, belt buckles and beads. The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center teaches boatbuilding for all ages. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort is open Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Donations appreciated.   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 Cultural Resources.   About the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources (NCDCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's cultural resources to build the social, cultural and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDCR's mission is to enrich lives and communities by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history and libraries in North Carolina that will spark creativity, stimulate learning, preserve the state's history and promote the creative economy. NCDCR was the first state organization in the nation to include all agencies for arts and culture under one umbrella.   Through arts efforts led by the N.C. Arts Council, the N.C. Symphony and the N.C. Museum of Art, NCDCR offers the opportunity for enriching arts education for young and old alike and spurring the economic stimulus engine for our state's communities. NCDCR's Divisions of Archives and Records, Historical Resources, State Historic Sites and State History Museums preserve, document and interpret North Carolina's rich cultural heritage to offer experiences of learning and reflection. NCDCR's State Library of North Carolina is the principal library of state government and builds the capacity of all libraries in our state to develop and to offer access to educational resources through traditional and online collections including genealogy and resources for the blind and physically handicapped.   NCDCR annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council and the State Archives. NCDCR champions our state's creative industry that accounts for more than 300,000 jobs and generates nearly $18.5 billion in revenues. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov.

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Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission To Meet Aug. 8 in Shallotte-Calabash, North Carolina

Brunswick County, N.C., Communities Will Be Focus of Business Meeting Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor logoJOHNS ISLAND, SC July 30, 2014 - The four-state Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will hold its third quarterly business meeting on Friday, August 8, in North Carolina. The public is invited to attend at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 8950 Ocean Highway West, Calabash, North Carolina, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The business meeting will focus on the communities within Brunswick County. Local communities are encouraged to participate in discussion groups to help commissioners learn about their history and the significance of the Gullah Geechee culture in the region. Commission members will be available to answer questions on partnership applications, potential projects and programs as well as to share information on intangible and tangible findings throughout the Gullah Geechee Corridor. The business meeting will include committee updates on the mid-term phase for implementing the Commission's management plan. "It is within these small communities where Gullah Geechee culture thrives and we need to hear their stories and concerns," says Althea Sumpter, Commission chair. "Gullah Geechee cultural retention and the cultural blending with the Cape Fear indigenous population provides a unique perspective to the Gullah Geechee Corridor, similar to the cultural retention and blending that took place in Florida among the Seminoles." Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Commissioner Charles Hall of Georgia, whose passing July 17, 2014, leaves the Commission bereft at the loss of a charter member of the Commission. "We honor and celebrate his journey, we honor and celebrate his life. We will miss him, but we are ever so grateful and thankful that he walked the path with us," says Acting Executive Director J. Herman Blake. To learn more about the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, the public is invited to visit its web site: www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org.

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5 Seconds of Summer announce the 'Rock Out with Your Socks Out' 2015 North American Tour presented by Nabisco

– Band's First-Ever Headlining North American Tour Kicks Off on July 17, 2015 in Las Vegas and Includes Stops in 30 Cities Across The U.S. and Canada – – Band Instantly Sells Out Concert The Forum in Los Angeles Set For November 15; Announces Second Forum Show Along With All-New Concert In Phoenix on November 13, 2014 – LOS ANGELES, CA July 30, 2014 – Pop punk sensations 5 Seconds of Summer announced today their massive 2015 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour in support of their Billboard chart-topping, self-titled debut album.. The band's first-ever North American headlining tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco, the makers of OREO, RITZ and HONEY MAID, will kick off on July 17, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The tour will take the breakout band to amphitheaters and arenas in 30 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada, including stops in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Dallas Houston and more. The tour will play PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte on September 9, 2015. Additional dates will be announced soon. The hottest ticket of the 2015 summer concert season will go on-sale starting Saturday, Aug. 9 at www.livenation.com and through the Live Nation mobile app.

TICKETS: 5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer - 5sos Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.   This past Saturday, thousands of fans converged on The Forum in Los Angeles where tickets went on sale for the band's first-ever headlining arena performance. The quartet treated nearly 6,000 attendees to a special three-song acoustic set. All available tickets for the Nov. 15 show sold out instantly leading the band to add a second date on Nov. 16 at The Forum.  Tickets for the second show go on sale on Aug. 9.  Leading up to both Forum dates, the band will now also play a brand new show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion on Nov. 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz.  Tickets for that show will also go on sale on Aug. 9.   The band's self-titled debut album on Capitol Records rocketed to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 moving 258,000 units.  5 Seconds of Summer are special guests on the One Direction Where We Are World Tour, set to hit North America on Aug. 1.     5 SECONDS OF SUMMER "ROCK OUT WITH YOUR SOCKS OUT" SUMMER 2015 HEADLINING TOUR *Tickets on sale starting Aug. 9 at www.livenation.com. **All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.  
July 17, 2015 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Event Center
July 18, 2015 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
July 20, 2015 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
July 22, 2015 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 24, 2015 Seattle, WA Key Arena
July 25, 2015 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena
July 27, 2015 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 29, 2015 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
July 31, 2015 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 1, 2015 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 4, 2015 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
Aug. 5, 2015 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug. 7, 2015 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 8, 2015 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 19, 2015 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 21, 2015 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
Aug. 22, 2015 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Pavilion
Aug. 23, 2015 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Aug. 25, 2015 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 28, 2015 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
Aug. 29, 2015 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Pavilion Stadium
Aug. 30, 2015 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sept. 1, 2015 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sept. 4, 2015 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Sept. 5, 2015 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
Sept. 6, 2015 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 7, 2015 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Sept. 9, 2015 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 12, 2015 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 13, 2015 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre
 
Nov. 13, 2014 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion (on sale Aug. 9)
Nov. 15, 2014 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (sold-out)
Nov. 16, 2014 Los Angeles, CA The Forum (on sale Aug. 9)
  ONE DIRECTION "WHERE WE ARE WORLD TOUR" WITH 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER *Tickets on sale now at www.livenation.com  
Aug. 1, 2014 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Aug. 2, 2014 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Aug. 4, 2014 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 5, 2014 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 7, 2014 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Aug. 8, 2014 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Aug. 9, 2014 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Aug. 11, 2014 Washington, DC Nationals Park
Aug. 13, 2014 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 14, 2014 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 16, 2014 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Aug. 17, 2014 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Aug. 19, 2014 Nashville, TN LP Field
Aug. 22, 2014 Houston, TX Reliant Stadium
Aug. 29, 2014 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Aug. 30, 2014 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Sept. 11, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 12, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 13, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 16, 2014 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 19, 2014 El Paso, TX Sun Bowl Stadium
Sept. 21, 2014 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
Sept. 23, 2014 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
Sept. 25, 2014 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 27, 2014 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Sept. 28, 2014 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Oct. 1, 2014 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Oct. 3, 2014 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
Oct. 5, 2014 Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium
  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 & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

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Jacksonville Council for the Arts: Workshops by Jake Van Wyk

JACKSONVILLE, NC July 30, 2014:   Jake Van Wyk will teach workshop Tuesday, August 19 - Mono-printmaking – 1 to 4pm - limit of 15 Mono-printing using Caron Dasche crayons on Rag Stock Ink wiping and layering using process inks Workshop will stress image planning, buildup and registration using plexi-glass templates as a printing matrix as well as other transfer techniques All materials including Arches rag stock paper will be provided – bring your images

Jake Van Wyk Photo: Onslow Times

Jake Van Wyk
Photo: Onslow Times

Wednesday, August 20 – Hand building techniques in Clay – 1 to 5pm Hands on experience in working with a special sculpture stoneware clay to extend hand construction techniques for sculptural works. All materials will be provided – bring sketches and ideas – limit of 15 students
"Homage to Clifford Still' monoprint lithograph

"Homage to Clifford Still' monoprint lithograph

    Wednesday evening, Aug. 20 – Master class for Wheel Throwing – 7 to 9:30 Limited to 5 potters – advanced wheel technique in height accomplishment, Expanded texture, multi-sectional ware, and marble ware techniques.     Tuesday morning, evening, and Weds. morning Portfolio Reviews           Individual portfolio review and assessment - @$20 per ½ hour – Schedule slots with The Council for the Arts. Actual art or slides on computer can be assessed in the following media: Drawing(all kinds), Painting, Printmaking, Clay media and sculpture, and photography(black and white and color)     Jake Van Wyk has taught all of the above media and is a practicing artist – He has had 30 one person art exhibits, completed several large scale public commission pieces, is widely collected and has juried dozens of art exhibits, craft fairs, and high school and college level art.   The Council for the Arts is located at 826 New Bridge Street in downtown Jacksonville. For more information, call (910) 455-9840 or visit the website www.jaxarts.com

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