Role of Blockade Runners in NC during the Civil War
Exciting adventure, imminent peril, and boring quarantine — all for incredible profits were what blockade runners and commerce raiders experienced running in and out of the Cape Fear River during the Civil War. Jim McKee, a life-long student of history and a graduate of Greensboro College, will discuss the role of blockade runners in North Carolina during the Civil War.
Blockade runners were slim, sleek ships designed to slip through blockades and outrun Union warships. Many of the shipwrecks off the Carolina coast are blockade runners. McKee will talk about the design and use of these ships and the role they played in battles off the coast.
McKee will speak at 6 pm Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach. For admission prices, call 910-579-1016 or visit https://museumplanetarium.org/.
Sunset Beach Sound Waves concert series
Rev On Band (Foreigner tribute), 6-8 pm Wednesday, Aug. 10 at the Village Park gazebo, 1791 Queen Anne St Free.
More:Full list of outdoor summer concerts in Wilmington, plus Brunswick and Pender counties
Ocean Isle Beach Movie in the Park
Come and enjoy movies under the sky with friends and family this summer as Ocean Isle Beach host Movies in the Park. “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Living in suburban Los Angeles, Alexander Cooper often feels left out by his family: baby brother Trevor; elder siblings Anthony and Emily; and their parents, Kelly and Ben. The movie begins at sunset (8-10 pm) Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Town Creek Park, 11 E. Second St. (weather permitting). Food vendor on site. Free admission. Bring a chair or blanket.
‘Bingo – The Winning Musical’
Who thought that a game of bingo could produce such hilarity and excitement?
Brunswick Little Theater presents “Bingo – The Winning Musical,” directed by Debbie Skillman. The fun new musical comedy has laughs and heart a-plenty. Musical numbers run the gamut from pop ballad, to gospel, to country to a torch song. The fun begins as bingo diehards and best friends forever Vern, Honey and Patsy brave the worst storm in Hamerin County history to attend the yearly celebration of the birth of bingo and to honor its founder Edwin S. Lowe.
To provide the perfect atmosphere, all performances will take place in an actual bingo hall at the Oak Island Moose Lodge, 4239 Long Beach Road, Southport. Performances are at 7:30 pm Aug. 11-13 and at 3 pm Aug. 14. Tickets are $25 and are available at https://brunswicklittletheater.com/ or at Ricky Evans Gallery, 211 N. Howe St., Southport. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available to purchase.
Southport Summer Concert series
A Class Act (Top 40 dance, beach, soul), 6-8 pm Thursday, Aug. 11 at Franklin Square Park, 130 E. West St., downtown Southport. Free. Bring a blanket or chair.
Oak Island Concert Series
Rivermist (classic rock, R&B), will play 6:30-8:30 pm Friday, Aug. 12 at Middleton Park Amphitheater, 4610 E. Dolphin Drive. Free.
Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert
Also known as the Peggy Hughes Concert series, The Holiday Band, 6:30 pm Friday, Aug. 12 at Town Center Park, 11 E. Second St. Free.
Holden Beach Concert Series
North Tower (beach, Motown, disco, funk, rock) 6:30-8 pm Sunday, Aug. 14 at the pavilion under the Holden Beach bridge, 131 Jordan Blvd. Refreshments available for purchase. Bring chair or beach towel. Free. 910-842-6488.
Contact Cheryl Whitaker at email@example.com or 910-343-2004.