Calendar

February – March 2015

Feb
2
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Feb 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Birding at Bald Head IslandBald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. (910) 338-0930

Cost: $15 per person for Conservancy Partner, Sponsor and Members
$20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members
FREE for Conservancy Life Members!

Website: www.bhic.org

Feb
6
Fri
First Friday Gallery Walk @ Associated Artists of Southport
Feb 6 all-day

First Friday Gallery WalkThe first Friday of each month art galleries in the Southport area team up to promote a Gallery Walk. Art enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this cultural event this Fridays from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Wine & appetizers are served at Franklin Square Gallery, Art @ 211 The Ricky Evans Gallery, Lantana’s Gallery, Anastasio’s Glass Studio, Darrel Edwards Gallery, Howe Outrageous Art Gallery & Southport’s Silver Coast Winery & Gallery. Public is invited to browse and shop. The admission is free to all the galleries and everyone is welcome.

For more information contact: Associated Artists of Southport (910) 457-5450

Feb
9
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Feb 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Birding at Bald Head IslandBald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. (910) 338-0930

Cost: $15 per person for Conservancy Partner, Sponsor and Members
$20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members
FREE for Conservancy Life Members!

Website: www.bhic.org

Feb
14
Sat
Valentine’s Bonfire – Feb 14th @ La Belle Amie Vineyards
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

winery.concertJust a short drive away from Calabash is La Belle Amie Vineyard, an operating vineyard open to the public. This weekend check out Valentine’s Bonfire at the Vineyard, Saturday February 14th, 2015 from Noon-5PM. Admission for this event is $3.

Come have a relaxing time and enjoy a little wine & music at a wonderfully relaxing outdoor venue from noon-5pm.

La Belle Amie Vineyard is located just south of Little River, SC. on hwy. 90, a two lane back country road.

The vineyard is a popular attraction for visitors to our wonderful beaches and hosts many popular festivals and events during the year. Vineyard guests are invited in the wine tasting room to sample our wines and a variety of sauces, spices and preserves.

Remember, bring a lawn chair, a good friend or two, and enjoy the company, the music, the wine, and the beauty of the vineyard.

NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT

Phone: 843-399-WINE (9463) Website: www.LaBelleAmie.com

VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.) GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC
REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm Closed Sundays.They have a wonderful gift shop of wine accessories and unique gifts – and what better way to shop than with wine glass in hand. Afterwards, relax on the front porch in rocking chairs, have another glass of wine, and enjoy the beauty of the vineyard.

The entrance road leading to the tasting room and gift shop winds past vineyard #1, an old tobacco barn, and the duck pond. Families and tour groups are welcome, and picnic areas are available for customers.

The vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation that has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. La Belle Amie, meaning “the beautiful friend,” is the European origin of the family name.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS 2015
Feb 21 – Winter Parrot Head Fest ($8)
March 7 – Remember When Oldies Fest ($8)
March 14 – St. Pat’s Bonfire ($3)
March 21- Spring Swing/Big Band Fest ($10)
April 4 – Blues & Jazz Fest ($8)
April 18- April Music Fest ($8)
May 2 – Key West Music & Wine Fest ($8)
May 14 (Thur) – TBA Music & Wine Fest
May 23 – Memorial Saturday Music/Cookout ($3)
June 6 – American Pie Oldies Music Fest ($8)
June 20 – First Blush of Summer Fest ($8)
July 4 – Independence Music Blast ($8)
July 18 – Summer Parrot Head Festival ($8)
Aug 15 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest ($8)
Aug 29 – Summer Breeze Music Fest ($8)
Sept 5 – Labor Day Saturday ($3)
Sept 12- Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest ($8)
Oct 3 – Autumn Big Band Blast ($10)
Oct 17 – Rock Back The Clock Music Fest ($8)
Nov 7 – Island Fever Music Fest ($8)
Nov 21 – WineStock ($8)
Nov 28 – Holiday Spirits Bonfire ($3)
Dec 26 – Yuletide Music & Bonfire ($3)

Feb
15
Sun
Southern Cape Fear Bridal Showcase @ St. James Community Center
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Southern Cape Fear Bridal ShowcaseThinking about a destination wedding? Attend this event for all your wedding planning needs in the Southern Cape Fear Coast. Representatives from caterers, reception and wedding venues, entertainment consultants, florists, photographers, videographers, DJs, accommodations, wedding officiants, event planners, jewelers, transportation services and more will be on hand to assist in preparation for your perfect wedding in the Southern Cape Fear Coast.

More than $1000 in door prizes will be awarded during the showcase. All brides in attendance will receive an official Southern Cape Fear Coast wedding planner.

The event is held in the St. James Community Center. Advance tickets are available at the Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport.

Feb
16
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Birding at Bald Head IslandBald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. (910) 338-0930

Cost: $15 per person for Conservancy Partner, Sponsor and Members
$20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members
FREE for Conservancy Life Members!

Website: www.bhic.org

Feb
21
Sat
150th Anniversary of the Fall of Fort Anderson @ Ft. Anderson Historic Site
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day

150th Anniversary of Ft Anderson“Last Stand on the West Bank of the Cape Fear River” – This living history program commemorates the 150th anniversary of the fall of Fort Anderson. Events include a re-enactment, guided tours and lectures. Times and speakers will be announced later. Admission is free. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.

Fort Anderson Historic Site is located at 8884 Saint Phillips Road Southeast, Winnabow, NC. For more information visit www.nchistoricsites.org/brunswic/brunswic.htm

Winter Parrot Head Festival – Feb 21st @ La Belle Amie Vineyards
Feb 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

winery.concertJust a short drive away from Calabash is La Belle Amie Vineyard, an operating vineyard open to the public. This weekend check out Winter Parrot Head Festival at the Vineyard, Saturday February 21st, 2015 from Noon-5PM. Admission for this event is $8.

Come have a relaxing time and enjoy a little wine & music at a wonderfully relaxing outdoor venue from noon-5pm.

La Belle Amie Vineyard is located just south of Little River, SC. on hwy. 90, a two lane back country road.

The vineyard is a popular attraction for visitors to our wonderful beaches and hosts many popular festivals and events during the year. Vineyard guests are invited in the wine tasting room to sample our wines and a variety of sauces, spices and preserves.

Remember, bring a lawn chair, a good friend or two, and enjoy the company, the music, the wine, and the beauty of the vineyard.

NO BEVERAGES OR PETS ALLOWED AT THIS EVENT

Phone: 843-399-WINE (9463) Website: www.LaBelleAmie.com

VINEYARD LOCATION: Hwy 90 & St. Joseph Road (just west of the NMB Middle School.) GPS ADDRESS: 1120 St. Joseph Road, Little River, SC
REGULAR SHOP HOURS: Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm Closed Sundays.They have a wonderful gift shop of wine accessories and unique gifts – and what better way to shop than with wine glass in hand. Afterwards, relax on the front porch in rocking chairs, have another glass of wine, and enjoy the beauty of the vineyard.

The entrance road leading to the tasting room and gift shop winds past vineyard #1, an old tobacco barn, and the duck pond. Families and tour groups are welcome, and picnic areas are available for customers.

The vineyard is part of a former tobacco plantation that has been owned by the Bellamy family since the 1800’s. La Belle Amie, meaning “the beautiful friend,” is the European origin of the family name.

UPCOMING FESTIVALS 2015
March 7 – Remember When Oldies Fest ($8)
March 14 – St. Pat’s Bonfire ($3)
March 21- Spring Swing/Big Band Fest ($10)
April 4 – Blues & Jazz Fest ($8)
April 18- April Music Fest ($8)
May 2 – Key West Music & Wine Fest ($8)
May 14 (Thur) – TBA Music & Wine Fest
May 23 – Memorial Saturday Music/Cookout ($3)
June 6 – American Pie Oldies Music Fest ($8)
June 20 – First Blush of Summer Fest ($8)
July 4 – Independence Music Blast ($8)
July 18 – Summer Parrot Head Festival ($8)
Aug 15 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest ($8)
Aug 29 – Summer Breeze Music Fest ($8)
Sept 5 – Labor Day Saturday ($3)
Sept 12- Dog Days Blues & Jazz Fest ($8)
Oct 3 – Autumn Big Band Blast ($10)
Oct 17 – Rock Back The Clock Music Fest ($8)
Nov 7 – Island Fever Music Fest ($8)
Nov 21 – WineStock ($8)
Nov 28 – Holiday Spirits Bonfire ($3)
Dec 26 – Yuletide Music & Bonfire ($3)

Feb
23
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Feb 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Birding at Bald Head IslandBald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. (910) 338-0930

Cost: $15 per person for Conservancy Partner, Sponsor and Members
$20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members
FREE for Conservancy Life Members!

Website: www.bhic.org

Mar
2
Mon
Birding at Bald Head Island @ Bald Head Island Conservancy
Mar 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Birding at Bald Head IslandBald Head Island offers fantastic opportunities for birding at all seasons. During the summer months, we are fortunate to have a large nesting population of the beautiful painted bunting. The island is also home to hundreds of egrets, herons and ibis as well as dozens of other species. Trips last about 2 hours and location is dependent on tides, weather and recent sightings. Golf cart transportation is required to get to each stop around the island. Bug spray is recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them; we will provide some extra to share. Meet in the Barrier Island Study Center. Reservations Required. (910) 338-0930

Cost: $15 per person for Conservancy Partner, Sponsor and Members
$20 per person Conservancy Friend Members and Non-Members
FREE for Conservancy Life Members!

Website: www.bhic.org