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Southport NC - We're Rockin' and Rollin'

neisler iris_320 Southport's event calendar is starting to heat up for real, along with the temperatures in what has been a very cool May. I finally said "uncle" Sunday night and turned on the AC for the first time, much to the relief of the family. I held off as long as I could, partly for energy savings, and partly because I know that once you turn it on, that's it. No more cool breezes blowing through the house early in the morning and late at night, no more sound of the rain and the birds, dogs barking, and cars going by. In short, I feel encapsulated. But it is almost June.

There's some fun stuff happening the next couple weeks so before we all geDSCF6694_524t distracted with the upcoming , let me hit the high spots. First off, if you missed Brunswick Little Theatre's "Beehive, the 60s Musical" at Franklin Square Park last weekend, you have another chance. It's a musical review featuring a real vocal powerhouse of female singers and a collage of hits from artists like Petula Clark, the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, and more. This is a free show ya'll ... Fri, Sat, and Sun at 8PM.

Leukemia Cup Regatta Also this weekend, the kicks off its season with its annual . This is North Carolina's featured race in a nationally sponsored event featuring over 35 sailboats and powerboats racing from the Cape Fear River out to sea and back. Saturday night, Gary Jobson, a 6-yr lymphoma survivor, world-class sailor, and ESPN commentator, will speak at the dinner/live and silent auction event. For more info email

On Saturday, if you have been itching to get out on the water, there is no fineDSCF6106r paddling companion than Emma at Southport's She'll be leading a kayak trip on pristine Rice's Creek, a tributary of Town Creek. Cost is $45/person and includes kayak and gear. It's $25/single and $40/double if you bring your own boat and gear. Part of the proceeds go to the . Call 910.454.0607 for reservations. Space is limited.

airport For the kids, both big and little, head over to the Brunswick County Airport Saturday, the 30th, where is hosting a "BIG Toy Day." See guys who operate bulldozers, drive big rigs, and control fire ladders. The Coast Guard will be there, along with Police and their utility vehicles. Kids 8-17 can join the Young Eagles Program and get a free airplane ride. Free helicopter rides for the family. Admission is only $5 and kids under 5 get in free. Call 457.3434.

Waterfront Market_516 Now this looks like a sure-fire winner... is hosting "Home Sweet Home Southport Kitchen Tour" on June 7th from 2-6. Lewis Hardee, a local historian and author of "Classic Southport Cooking" provides the dessert recipes for a roving tasting party in the kitchens of seven unique Southport homes. Tickets are $10 and available at the Southport Visitor's Center. 910.457.7927. Proceeds stay in house benefit Downtown Southport, Inc, who does a fantastic job promoting local merchants and sponsoring many of the things we love in Southport like the , movie night at the Garrison, Summer Sundays concert series, and much more. The success of this grassroots organization should be credited to Director, Randy Jones, a Southport native who shares his love of his hometown so many tangible ways, and to Executive Director and founder Peggy McDonald, who has turned a great idea into and even greater reality.

And just a few more things in brief, tonight Where We Live is hosting its open mike night at 6:30 at the Pepperoni Grill in BSL. Bald Head Island celebrates the much anticipated grand opening of its new ferry terminal and restaurant at Deep Point Marina on June 2nd at 10AM - public welcome. On Friday, June 5th is the annual fish fry at the Pythagoras Lodge across for the Post Office. This is lunch and Ryan_Montbleau_Band_amuzu_370 not dinner so don't come late like I always do and miss it. Plates/$6. Then on Saturday, June 6, St. Philips Episcopal holds its annual . The deadline for ordering has passed but there my be a few extras available the day of the sale.

In a surprise visit, the up and coming, from Boston, will be performing at the Amuzu in Southport on Wednesday, June 10th at 7PM. Ken Perrin of is a local music lover and music promoter who managed to get these guys to add a night to the launch of their acoustic solo tour. I was not familiar with this band but after checking them out on , I am buying my tickets this week. This is a benefit show to help with further restoration of the Amuzu as a wonderful space for as well as an intimate live music venue. Tickets are $15 or $25 for couples. Please come out and support this event, even if it is a week night, so that it might be possible to bring more shows to town. Call Ken for tickets: 910.274.3971. Here's more from the .

gardenias_276 As I sit here pecking away at my computer, I am enjoying the most beautiful smell in the world, the first gardenias of summer. My Mom brought them to me last night, packed lovingly in a large cool whip container for the ride. They are now sitting in a glass bowl right beside me and filling me with sweet lazy memories of childhood...crickets, frogs, swimming under a full moon, cane pole fishing, sharks tooth hunting, minnow seining, bean snapping and pea shelling, and card playing way past a little girl's bedtime. Thanks Mom.

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