Coastal Living Events 2.13

Azalea collageThere are always many events to take advantage of in the area around Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort.  Checkout the events below for short summaries and contact info.  If you have attended one or more or plan to, let us know about it.  We’d love to hear your stories.

Join the First Tee for its annual “The Golf Ball”

Join the First tee of Brunswick County (TFTBC) for its annual “The Golf Ball” on Saturday, February 16 from 5 – 9 p.m. at 101 Chimney Place in Supply. The optional black tie event features music from The Magic Pipers (a Raleigh area band). The evening begins at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar followed by dinner (with complimentary wine) at 6:15p.m. & dancing at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person with proceeds benefiting The First Tee Scholarship Fund. For more information call The First Tee at 754-5288 or visit our website at

Scholarship Tea

A Ladies Tea in memory of Gail Colwell will be held on February 17th at Brendan’s Church from 2 4 p.m.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Karen McCann (287 – 4175) or Ginny Grant (287 – 1870). A raffle will be held along with a 50/50 drawing and a Door Prize.  Proceeds will go to a Scholarship Fund in Gail’s Honor for girls from St. Brendan’s Parish.  Donations can be made out to St. Brendan’s Scholarship Fund.

Antique Appraisal Fair

Antique Appraisal Fair in Southport will be held on Sunday, February 24th from 1 – 4 p.m. This takes place at the Southport Community Center at 201 E. Moore Street in Southport. This is the 10th annual fair sponsored by the P.E.O. Chapter in Southport. For more information call 910 454-9886.

Horseback Riding on the Beach @ Myrtle Beach State Park

If you love the beach and horses and would enjoy riding on the beach this winter, here is some information that you would find interesting.

(Myrtle Beach State Park located: On south Kings Highway, one mile south of Myrtle beach International Airport) Open Daily 6a.m. – 8 p.m. through February…Beach access for horseback riding allowed daily from third Saturday in November through February, with $25 permit per horse, plus admission.  Riders also must possess current Negative Coggins papers for each horse brought into the park, per state law.  Several companies offer Information: 238-0874 nature center, 238-5325 Office, and You may also wish to contact Richard “Buster” May, the owner of Horseback Riding of Myrtle Beach for info @ 997-1876 or Happy Trails to You!

Easter Cantata

“We Were There” an Easter Cantata, will be presented by Seaside Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra…Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Seaside Methodist Church…1300 Seaside Road Sunset Beach.  Please note that there will be one performance at 5:00 p.m. Please call the church office at 910 579-5753 for Free tickets or see any Choir member. Child care is provided but reservations requested. A Love offering will be received to benefit Seaside’s Food pantry, Free Store, and Pre-School.

Waterway Art Association

Waterway art Association will have a paint-in each Wednesday, from 9:30 a.m. until noon at the Silver Coast Winery Barbecue Road in their barrel room.  All interested artists are welcome to join this free activity. Please call Barbara at 287-4704 or Mary at 579-4997 for further information.

Dance Like a Star Couples Dancing Lessons

If you and your significant other like to “Dance like the Stars” you see on TV, check out the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation’s Dance Like a Star Couples Dancing Lessons. Classes will meet weekly from February 19 through March 26 at the south Brunswick Island Center, 9400 ocean Highway 17, Carolina shores. The fee is $60 per person. Pre-registration is required. Information: (910) 253-2583

Lucky Leprechaun 5K

The Lucky Leprechaun 5K will take place on March 16 at the Winds Beach Resort in Ocean Isle Beach. Registration begins at 8a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress in St. Patrick’s Day apparel (Derby hats, beards, green, etc.) and can bring their canine companions.   Race proceeds go toward providing scholarships to low income youth and adults. Early Bird registration is $20 until February 23; onsite registration $25. Online registration ends March 13.  Those who register before February 23 will receive a free T-shirt. Information: Ruthie McHugh, (910) 253-2583

Brookgreen Gardens                                                                                                                (On U.S. 17, Between Murrells Inlet and Litchfield Beach, across from Huntington Beach State Park)

Special Programs:

“Becoming Harriet Tubman” with Natalie Daise, 1 and 3 p.m. Feb. 23;                Free with admission, but reservations required at 235-6016

“Winter Tea Parties”, 3:30 to 4:00 on Saturdays in February, for members $23, otherwise $30. Reservations at 235-6016

“The Oaks Plantation History and Nature Trail” self-guided walking tour, with access by minibus only, departing hourly noon -3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through March 1, for 3$                                                                          Information @ or 800 – 849-1931

Celebrate Spring Southern Style….NORTH CAROLINA AZALEA FESTIVAL 

For more than 50 years the folks of North Carolina have been throwing the best party in the South and you’re invited!                                                                                    

There is something for everyone among our community’s rich array of artwork, gardens, history, and culture. Join the Fun @

Azalea Festival 2013 Events Include:

Azalea’s Children’s Tea

Cape Fear Country Club… ”The Secret Garden” Theme… March 24, 2:00 –4:00p.m.  Attending: Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles, Pageant Queen and Princesses

5K/10K Fun Walk

Try Sport at Mayfair Town Center… April 6, “Check in” time…6:30 – 7:30 a.m.       Race Start time @ 8 a.m.   Race benefits: “Big Buddy” one-on-one mentoring program for “At Risk Youth”. ..Early registration is $30 and Race Day registration is $35.

 Queen’s Coronation

Riverfront Park, Downtown Wilmington…Wednesday, April 10, Time TBA          Watch the Official Party Disembark from the Henrietta III, North Carolina’s largest riverboat.  Free Event with Standing Room only along the River Walk.

“Avett Brother” Concert

Festival Site, Cape Fear Community College… 411 N. Front Street, Downtown Wilmington…Concert Date: Friday, April 12 @ 7p.m.  Tickets: $45 per person “Avett Brother” recording include: Emotionalism & I and Love and You. They call their latest recording, The Carpenter, Poetry from the Soul!

NC Azalea Festival Parade

Parade Route: Third Street, Downtown Wilmington… Saturday, April 13              . ..9a.m. -12p.m.     Parade participants are Azalea Queen and Court, Azalea Princesses, Floats, marching units and bands, horses, and visiting celebrities.


Wilmington International Airport…Thursday, April 11 – Sunday, April 14 Times TBA…Cole Brothers Big Top, Featuring Costumed Characters, Acrobats, & Clowns!

Cape Fear Club Azalea Garden Tour

Various garden Tours around Wilmington… April 12 – 14, 10p.m.-4p.m.                         Tickets available @ Festival Ticket Office.                                                                                (Past Tours Featured in “Southern Living Magazine.)

Historic Home Tours

Various Homes around Wilmington …Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14     Sponsored By: Historic Wilmington Foundation …                                                           Tickets & Times TBA                                                                  

Experience “Southern Charm” in Full Bloom at the North Carolina Azalea Festival! These events are only a few of the fantastic choices.  More events and









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