Showcase of coastal home and lifestyle

Coastal Home & Lifestyle Showcase, an outdoor show that highlights businesses that support your home and your health. The show, a Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce event, will take place on Thursday, August 25.

The showcase will highlight companies specializing in home maintenance and repair, outdoor living and supporting a healthy active lifestyle.

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The event will also include live performances from Dave’s Not Home Band and various business demonstrations. Food vendors will also be on site.

The showcase will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Middleton Park, 4610 E. Dolphin Drive, Oak Island. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 910-457-6964.

Musical review of the 50s/60s

‘Let’s Rock and Roll’, a musical revue of the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s will be performed at the historic Amuzu Theatre, 111 N. Howe St., Southport.

Songs will include “Duke of Earl”, “Blueberry Hill”, “Hurt”, “Angel of the Morning”, “Be My Baby”, “Where the Boys Are”, “Fever”, “Respect”, “All I Have To Do Is Dream”, “You Don’t Own Me”, “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and many more favorites.

Tickets are $20 (check or cash) and are available for the 7:30 p.m. shows on Thursday, August 25 and Friday, August 26 at the Ricky Evans Gallery, 211 N. Howe St., Southport (910-457-1129) and Color Me Carolina, 4143 Colfax Lane, Oak Island, (910-933-4531).

For more information, call 910 523-2552.

Leland VFW Post Collects Items for Kentucky Flood Victims

Leland VFW Post 12196 has received a “Call to Action” from Timothy M. Borland, National Commander, to help Kentucky residents who have been affected by recent flooding.

Items needed:

  • Acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Baby items
  • Bedding (pillows/blankets)
  • cleaning supplies
  • FIRST AID
  • Hygiene products (soap, cleanser, sanitizer, feminine care products, incontinence supplies, etc.)
  • Non-perishable foods (canned fruits and vegetables, canned tuna, etc.)
  • Toys for children
  • Water

Drop boxes will be at four locations in Leland until Monday, August 29.

  • Blossoms Restaurant, 1800 Tommy Jacobs Drive
  • Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Deb Pickett, 1144 East Cutlar Crossing Suite 101 (The Villages at Brunswick Forest)
  • Leland Cultural Center for the Arts, 1212 Magnolia Village Way
  • Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar, 1109 New Pointe Blvd. Suite 4 (shops at West Gate)

For more information, call 910-408-1934 or visit https://vfw12196.org/.

Sunset Beach Sound Waves Concert Series

North Tower Band (Top 40, Beach, Funk, Oldies), 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24 at Village Park Gazebo, 1791 Queen Anne St. Free.

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Oak Island Sunset Run/Walk will take place on August 25 at Middleton Park, Oak Island.

Oak Island Sunset Run/Walk

The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Oak Island Sunset Run/Walk, an event for the whole family.

The event will take place on Thursday, August 25 beginning with registration packet pickup at 3:30 p.m. at Middleton Park, 4610 E. Dolphin Drive, Oak Island. The 10K starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 5K at 5:45 p.m. and the 1 mile starts at 5:50 p.m.

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Enjoy live music from Parlay, 6-8pm. Food trucks will also be on site.

Southport Summer Concert Series

Salty Dawgs (rock, pop, country, blues), 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 25 at Franklin Square Park, 130 E. West St., downtown Southport. Free. Bring a blanket or a chair.

Oak Island Concert Series

Old Man Mafia Band (classics), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 at the Middleton Park Amphitheater, 4610 E. Dolphin Drive. Free.

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Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert

Also known as the Peggy Hughes Concert Series, The Magnificents will play at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 at Town Center Park, 11 E. Second St. Free.

One day boating safety course

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a special one-day boating course that meets all state requirements for boating education.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must complete an approved boating safety course before operating a boat with a 10 hp engine or greater on North Carolina waters. Although not required by law to obtain a North Carolina boating license, many boaters take the boating safety course to save on their boat insurance.

Taught by certified USCG Auxiliary Instructors, the USCG Boating America course applies to all pleasure craft, including powerboats, personal watercraft, sailboats, and paddle boats.

The course covers general information about boats and maintenance, preparing for safe and enjoyable outings, boating rules and aids to navigation, guidelines for using your boat or watercraft safely, what to what to do in a boating emergency and the specific state laws and regulations you must follow.

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 at the Brunswick Electric Membership Cooperative, 795 Ocean Highway, Supply. Course fees are $35 per person or $30 for two or more participants. You can pay cash or check at the door, sorry no credit cards accepted.

Places may be limited and all local COVID rules will be followed.

Register at: [email protected]

Holden Beach Concert Series

Too Much Sylvia (beach music, funky 70s Motown, 80s retro), 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, August 28 at the Holden Beach Bridge Pavilion, 131 Jordan Blvd. Refreshments available for purchase. Bring a chair or a beach towel. Free. 910-842-6488.

Contact Cheryl Whitaker at [email protected] or 910-343-2004.