Erin Fleckenstein is Featured Speaker at Women’s Association of Duck Woods Country Club March Meeting
Duck Woods Country Club
Erin Fleckenstein is Featured Speaker at Women’s Association of Duck Woods Country Club March Meeting
Photo courtesy of Janet Colegrove
ABC’s of Oysters! … Erin Fleckenstein, program manager of the Northeast Region, North Carolina Coastal Federation, gave an informative and entertaining presentation on “One More Reason to Love Your Coast: the Eastern Oyster” to the more than 90 members and guests at the March meeting of the Women’s Association of Duck Woods Country Club recently. She focused on what this non-profit organization does to bring about better management of North Carolina’s coastal resources to further the oyster through a variety of educational, advocacy and restoration projects. Plus tips on what you can do to help, including recycling oyster shells.
The association presents an educational program monthly and reaches out into the community by conducting an array of projects. It holds two blood drives, provides volunteers to Food for Thought to help pack weekend meal bags for area children in need, donates items for the Food Pantry, provides a scholarship to an area student whose post-secondary education has been interrupted or delayed, and participates in the Christmas Families program.
Duck Woods Country Club is the only full service - semi-private country club on the Outer Banks. Duck Woods boasts a CMAA, CCM qualified General Manager/COO as well as a PGA Head Golf Professional and a USPTA Director of Tennis. The meticulously manicured 18-hole golf course, designed by Ellis Maples, opened for play June 8, 1969. It has been rated one of the Best Places to Play by Golf Digest Magazine and named an "official PGA Family Golf Course" by the PGA of America and U.S. Kids Golf. For more information about the club or membership, (full - golf, tennis, clubhouse, dining, fitness, pool, corporate – golf, tennis, clubhouse, dining, fitness, pool for business, and social - clubhouse, dining, fitness, pool), contact Patrick O’Keefe, general manager, at 261-2744 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFCT Presents Cocktails With MIMI
Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents Cocktails with Mimi: Mary Chase’s family comedy with stunt waiters, spilled soup and mistaken identities that turn into hilarious confusion!
Show Dates: February 28, March 1 & 2, 2014 and March 7, 8, 9, 2014. Fridays and Saturdays: 8PM curtain; Sunday Matinées: 3PM curtain.
Mimi, a wealthy and much-married divorcee played by Tatiana Zappardino, is giving a party in honor of the reputedly formidable parents of her daughter's fiancé. She engages a stunt waiter (Ryan Walker) to insult her guests, specifically, the stuffed-shirt Calthorpes (Howard Orr and Jennifer Meier). Daughter, Edie (Devan Willard), fearing that her mother would never be able to stomach her future in-laws, hires two actors to impersonate them (Tricia Odham and Phil Ashby); which works fine until the real Calthorpes arrive with their son, (Rickey Schneider). Rounding out the cast is: Shirl King, Andrea Horan, Sue Ferber and Jay Felty. The mistaken identities and fun proliferate into a state of hilarious confusion.
Active Duty Military Appreciation Night: free with ID: Thursday, February 27 at 8PM
Wine and Cheese Receptions: Fridays; February 28 and March 7 at 7:15PM
Tickets: Adult $10.00 Students (any age with ID) $5.00 All tickets include taxes and are sold day of show at the door
Reservations for parties of 10 or more please call the box office: 910-327-2798
Theatre is located inside the Sneads Ferry Community Center at 126 Park Lane
Gaylene Branton: 910-389-8776
Greene Lamp Head Start Now Accepting Pre-Kindergarten Applications For 2014-2015 School Year
8:00am – 4:00pm
309 Summit Ave and 1001 E. Highland Ave in Kinston
Snow Hill office located at 110 S. E. First St.
Greene Lamp Head Start is now accepting Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2014-2015 school year for children in Lenoir and Greene Counties. The child must be three or four years of age by August 31, 2014. Transportation is available to children enrolled in the program based on need and availability.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.
To complete the application, the following items are required:
-Proof of child’s birth (i.e. Birth Certificate)
-Proof of Income for 2013 (i.e. tax return, W-2 form, TANF, SSI, child Support).
Any questions, please call the Family Engagement and Community Partnership staff in Kinston at (252) 527-5252 or Snow Hill at (252) 747-8146.
A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center - March Events
A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.
If it is possible for you to do so, please announce (or post) this first activity regularly throughout the month till the March 22 date
Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education. $20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk. Participants can register on-line at loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.
Each Saturday in March except 22nd (Mar 1, 8, 15, --, 29)
On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the One-Mile Fitness Trail around four lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk.
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided walk along one of the Conservancy trails then make a “pin-less” pinwheel for fun in the winds of March. Please register by March 7.
2014 Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade
Location -- Downtown Greenville
4:00 pm to 11:00 am
Cost – No Charge
Enjoy the A Time For Science / Ulster Project float in the Second Annual Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade.
Busy Body Builders
Location – Pitt County KidFest, Greenville Convention Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the A Time For Science exhibit at KidFest 2014 for a stimulating experience for your preschooler that you can learn to duplicate at home.
Carolina Skies Astronomy Club – Spring Equinox Star Party
7:00 pm ---
Cost – No Charge
Following the big Turtle Run in the morning the astronomy Club will hold its annual Spring Equinox Star Party at 7:00 pm. Come a little early to watch the sun go down in the west, one of only two time during the year it sets in the west. The indoor program will be announced on the A Time For Science website. Please register by March 21.
Fourth Monday Family Night
Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost – No Charge
Begin your spring garden by starting your own flower seed pot.
Save the Dates -- March 28 through April 13
North Carolina Science Festival
Check the calendar and the website for A Time For Science events during the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival.
For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (email@example.com), or by phone at 252-746-4470.
Audition for Grease
7:00 to 11:00 pm
Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc. (Paramount Theatre)
3723 North Main Street Farmville, NC 27828
Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc. (Paramount Theatre) 3723 North Main Street Farmville, NC 27828 will hold Audition for Grease on March 7, 2014 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm. Please prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song from the show or a song that embodies the style of the 50's and 60's Rockabilly era. If you have little or no experience with singing with a piano, singing your cut "A Capella" is perfectly fine. Also be prepared to dance and wear appropriate attire (girls try to wear short heels or character shoes). A headshot and resume is not required but is helpful.
"A lively and funny musical-as well as the dancingest one in town. It's a winner...the songs are dandies (that portray) the early rockers with zip and charm. The sheer energy Grease carries all before it."
Lila M. Garris, Director
Farmville Community Arts Council, Inc.
3723 North Main Street
Farmville, NC 27828
Phone: (252) 753-3832
Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience
7:30pm (Arrive Early)
Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro
Paramount Performing Arts Series
Friday, March 7th, 2014 - 7:30pm (Arrive Early)
What's your favorite Beatles song? When asked this question, people don't just tell you the name of the song. They tell you a story associated with that song â€“ about a first love, a first kiss or a touching story about a parent or the loss of a loved one. Simply put, The Beatles music is the soundtrack to our lives. Yesterday and Today gets to the heart of that. This show takes the incredible music of The Beatles and personalizes it with the stories and perspectives of audience members. The show becomes a therapeutic musical session with laughter and tears and personal stories that connect the audience, band and performers in a way that no other show can.
The performance consists of 2 1/2 to 3 hours of music, depending on the veracity of audience interaction. The set list contains songs chosen by audience members prior to the show and again at intermission. Audience members' stories will be told throughout an evening that captures the importance of The Beatles music and how it touches all of us individually. Yesterday and Today is a unique Beatles tribute show. The Yesterday and Today cast does not dress as The Beatles, nor attempt to execute "Liverpudlian" accents. The concentration is on presenting the music in a personal, giving, exciting, and well-executed manner.
As audience members come into the theatre, they are invited to go to the Song Request table. To make requests, people fill out a card giving their names, the songs they are requesting and the reason they have chosen those songs. The band then organizes the requests into that night's set list. The show is then led by interacting with the audience members, drawing out more of the stories with the songs, driving the show's narrative. An incredibly electric atmosphere is created where audience members feel as important to the show as the band. It is important to emphasize that because every Yesterday and Today performance is driven by its unique audience; each performance is different, making this a show that has a long shelf-life in theaters.
"Foot-stomping, clapping in unison, singing along and outright screaming from the audience, especially during the all-out panic that erupted when a little ditty named "Revolution" was played!" -- David Williams, Omaha City Weekly
Tickets: $22/Adults, $20/Students/Seniors 65+/Military
Tickets for this and many more upcoming events are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 139 South Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, NC, online at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or over the phone by calling (919) 583-8432.
Don Bryan Retrospective Art Exhibit to Kick Off First Full Season of the Bryan Cultural Series
Ghost Fleet Gallery, in Nags Head
Savor an amazing viewing of the Don Bryan Retrospective Art Exhibit, which will be the first program in the 2014 season of the Bryan Cultural Series. The exhibit will be held from Feb. 27-March 8 at Glenn Eure's, “Ghost Fleet Gallery”. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, March 2 from 2 – 5 p.m. The public is invited.
“This special tribute to our founder and acclaimed artist will feature some of Don’s earliest paintings that have never been exhibited publicly,” said John H. Tucker, Jr., chairman of the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series Board of Directors. “Come enjoy perusing these ‘firsts’!”
The Don Bryan, A Retrospective 1964-2013 will include works from Don’s personal collections and works from several local collections. Also on display will be a sampling of sketches and paintings Bryan used to develop his finished pieces.
Born in Pennsylvania and spending much of his youth in Tucson, AZ, Bryan left in early 1942 to start his Air Force career during which he began to record his travels on canvas. After leaving the military service, Bryan and his wife established their home and his studio in Nags Head, NC where he served as Town Councilman and Mayor from the mid-seventies until the early nineties.
As an accomplished professional artist, Don Bryan has brought the Outer Banks past and present to life on canvas. A full-time resident of Nags Head since 1972 who passed away just recently, his work hung for many years in the halls of Congress and is found in many local businesses and collections including Vantage South, Wells Fargo, Sanderling Inn, and the Town of Nags Head.
About his work Bryan would say, “In my paintings, I do my best to capture the spirit of life styles as well as the beauty in the commonplace surrounding us - a field or bouquet of flowers, an aging face, a decaying building or the working boats and implements people use to make their livings.” The exhibition will feature works from public and private collections spanning Bryan’s time as an artist from mid 60’s to 2013.
The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high quality cultural events. These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts. The board strives to glean from talent that has attained regional as well as national recognition to maintain a high standard.
Substantial support for this annual cultural offering of events is provided by Village Realty, Dominion North Carolina Power, Towne Bank of Currituck, Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills and Wells Fargo. For more information about these events, visit bryanculturalseries.org.
John H. Tucker, Jr. - Chairman