Brunswick Plantation News and Events 5.13 by Kevin Anderson

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There is always something fun to do here at Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort.  Whether here on the Plantation or around town, the people of Brunswick enjoy getting together for a good time or cause.  Here are a few highlights of Brunswick Plantation News and Events coming soon.

Free and open to everyone, every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Brunswick House, beginning on May 8th.  We will “tap” with the Bonnie Franklin DVD —- a fun way to exercise and learn basic tap steps.  All you need are tap shoes or smooth-soled shoes.

The following are the Full Moon dates (along with a little trivia) for May through October…..perfect time to meet your friends and neighbors to the left of the pier at Sunset Beach.  Bring your drinks and snacks and hang out with friends.

  • May 25th Full Flower Moon – In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time, thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
  • June 23rd Full Strawberry Moon – This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
  • July 22nd Full Buck Moon – July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
  • August 20th Full Sturgeon Moon– The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
  • September 19th Full Harvest Moon – This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October.
  • October 18th Full Hunter’s Moon – This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead.

Join your friends and neighbors on Thursday, July 18th, with a visit to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The evening starts with the National Anthem performed by the Soaring Angels (Brunswick Plantation residents) followed by the Pelicans vs Wilmington Blue Rocks.  Brunswick Plantation residents and friends will sit together in Reserved Box seats (covered in case of rain) at a price of $8 per ticket ($2 off the regular ticket price). Last year we had over 100 attend for a wonderful, fun night.  The promotion special for the evening is $1 drafts of Budweiser and Bud Light from 6 to 8 pm.  Brunswick Plantation will be recognized on the video board in the stadium and over the PA system.  Gates open at 6PM; game begins at 7:05 PM.  Deadline for tickets is June 21st, no refunds after that date if you are unable to attend. If you have questions, please call Kay Stolba at 287-5268.

The Social Committee is planning its next gathering at the Brunswick House for Saturday, May 25th, beginning at 6 p.m., to help kick off the Memorial Day Weekend.  A great menu is planned which will include a number of great salads and everyone’s all-time favorite of sausage and peppers/onions followed by dessert, coffee and tea.  The cost per person is $10 with guests bringing their own beer, wine, soda or liquor.  Reserve your seat now through May 22nd by signing up at the Facilitators with your payment in cash or a check made out to the BPPOA.  If you have any questions please call Emily Bonneau @ 287-5508.

With very positive feedback from those of you who came out to enjoy the music of The Rick Strickland Band in March, this extremely popular group has agreed to play their biggest hits for your listening/dancing pleasure once again on Saturday, June 8th between the hours of 7 and 10 p.m.   Brunswick Plantation’s own DJ, Jim Bruno, will kick off the evening from 6:00-7:00 pm playing your favorite tunes.  Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased NOW through May 25th at the Facilitators Office with cash or a check made out to Rick Strickland.   Your Social Committee will provide dessert/coffee/tea at intermission.   Hope you can make it!!!!


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