October 31, 2012 – 9:00 AM
Halloween L.A. Open

To benefit North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. Registration 7:30am-9am. 9am-Shotgun Start. Twilight Turn Putting Contest. Awards Ceremony. Prizes for Closest to the Pin, Putting Contest, Longest Drive, Hole In One Prize, 50/50. 1st , 2nd, & 3rd Place Awards.
Cape Fear National 1281 Cape Fear National Drive Leland, NC 28451
Contact: North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce
Admission/Fees: $100 per player or $450 Team & T-Sign

October 31, 2012 – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Trunk or Treat

Bring children 14 and under to Spring Lake Park to give them a great Halloween experience. $2 per child suggested donation to benefit the BSL Community Center Play Ground Fund. Includes Treat Bag and Candy! Get there early and enjoy cold soda and a hot slice of pizza for the first 500 participants!
Spring Lake Park Pine Road just a short distance from E. Boiling Spring Road
Contact: Boiling Spring Lakes Parks & Recreation
Admission/Fees: $2 per child.

November 2, 2012 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Fall Festival

Free to everyone! Including hot dogs, drinks and plenty of candy! Haunted hay rides, cake walk, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and seat belt simulator just to name a few activities!
Brunswick County Government Complex Walking Trail in Front, 45 Courthouse Drive, Bolivia,NC 28422

November 2, 2012 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
First Friday Gallery Walk @ Franklin Square

A Christmas Boutique with “All that Glitters” opens for the holiday season and continues through December 17th when the Gallery closes for winter. In the Boutique, visitors will find hand-crafted gifts made by Gallery members, including jewelry, ornaments, handbags, decorations, scarves, doll’s clothes, greeting cards and more.
Franklin Square Gallery 130 E. West Street, Southport
Sponsored by & Organized by Associated Artists of Southport.

November 2 – 3, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Southport Christmas Open House

Shop and Dine at your favorite Southport Businesses! Daily Specials & Refreshments. 2 Grand Prizes($100 value plus individual giveaways at select businesses. Look for the peppermint flag at these participating businesses: Boo & Roo’s, Cattail Cottage, Four Legs Good Pet Boutique, Howe Outrageous, Magnolia Gifts & Antiques, Rebecca’s Consignments & Fabrications, Baked with Love, Dry Street Pub & Pizza, Moore Street Market, Mr. P’s Bistro, Ports of Call.
Select Southport Businesses

November 3 – 4, 2012
Annual Habitat Follies

The show features great talent from Brunswick County including singers, dancers, and entertainers who are 55 years of age and over. Proceeds benefit Brunswick County Habitat For Humanity. Plan to attend and enjoy one of these wonderful performances by your neighbors and support our local Habitat for Humanity. Saturday @ 7:30pm & Sunday @ 2pm.
Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium Hwy. 17, Supply
Contact: Jim Martin
Admission/Fees: $20 each or 10 tickets for $150.00
Tickets may also be purchased at: BC Habitat For Humanity Office, 4255 Long Beach Road, Southport- 454-0007. Habitat ReStores in Ocean Isle Beach & Oak Island.

November 3, 2012
Dixon Chapel Oyster Roast

Nothin’ better on a cool day than hot roasted oysters, hot cornbread, pickles and a cold pepsi. Bring yourself on over to Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church at 190 Varnamtown Rd. near Holden Beach from noon to 5pm.
Admission/Fees: Fee Charged

November 3, 2012 – 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Historical Southport Bicycle Tours

The NC Maritime Museum at Southport has partnered with the Adventure Kayak Company to offer “Historical Southport Bicycle Tours” this summer. The guided tour will wind through live oak canopied streets and along the waterfront, incorporating local history. Participants will pedal past Fort Johnston, the Brunswick Inn, the Old Brunswick Jail, the “Crimes of the Heart” house, The Indian Trail Tree, along the Cape Fear River and more. The tour is $20.00 per person, which includes use of bike and helmet. Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun for $15. Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
The Adventure Kayak Company 807 N. Howe Street, Southport
Contact: The Adventure Kayak Company

November 3, 2012 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Holly Days

Arts & Crafts Fair.
Southport Gym Atlantic Ave., Southport
Contact: Barbara Vice
700 W. 9th Street Southport, NC 28461
Admission/Fees: Free
Sponsored by: Southport Baptist Church Bellamy Group

November 3, 2012 – 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Leland Under the Lights

RESCHEDULED TO November 3rd. Annual Car Show & Beer, Boots & BBQ. A classic car show. Arts/Crafts. Food. Beverages. Rain or shine. Event of North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce to benefit the Chamber and Education/Scholarship Funds.
Brunswick Forest Route 17, Leland
Contact: North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce.

November 6, 2012 – 6:30 PM
Brunswick Civil War Round Table

Horace Mewborn, Civil War author whose specialty is the Confederate cavalry in northern Virginia, will also join us once again. He will speak on “Hampton’s Cattle Raid,” one of the strangest actions of the war by the Confederates.
Trinity United Methodist Church 209 E. Nash Street, Southport
Contact: Wally Rueckel
Admission/Fees: $5 per visitor. Members & Visiting Students Free
Visitor fee can be applied toward the annual membership dues of $25 for adults and couples.

November 6, 2012
Election Day

Please remember to vote!

November 9, 2012 – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
2nd Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Italian Dinner Featuring Food from Joseph’s Italian Bistro, Bella Cucina, The Confectionary and Crazy Cake Chicks. Holiday Wreaths & Decor. Silent Auction & Live Auction. A great time for ALL. Live Auction begins at 7pm.
St. James Community Building Hwy. 211, St. James, NC 28461
Contact: Southport Christian School
Admission/Fees: $10 per person.
100% of these donations will go to the school.

November 9 – 10, 2012 – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Artisans Holiday Boutique

The Artisans 13th annual Holiday Boutique presents an exciting holiday shopping venue in scenic downtown Southport. A unique variety of fine arts and fine crafts are offered for sale by over 45 artisans. Select from jewelry, holiday decorations, flower arrangements, sports and pet gifts, ceramics, photography, doll clothes, baskets, prints, stained glass, fabric art, pottery, and more. The artists will be on hand. Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted.”
Southport Community Building Bay Street, Southport
Contact: Judy Burnam
Admission/Fees: Free Admission

November 9 – 11, 2012
Dorothy Meets Alice

Mix three parts young boy’s imagination with two parts last minute panic stirred by one very late book report and suddenly you get literature’s most unforgettable characters thrown together in a fun-filled romp! Join Dorothy of Oz, Alice of Wonderland, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, White Rabbit, Dormouse, Scarecrow, Mad Hatter, The Red Queen, The Wicked Witch and more in this award-winning fanciful family fantasy!
Playhouse 211 4320-100 Southport-Supply Road St. James, NC 28461
Admission/Fees: $17 Adults, $12 Students. $6 Children 12 & younger
Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm. Sunday -3pm.

November 10, 2012 – 10:00 AM
Historical Southport Bicycle Tours

The Adventure Kayak Company in cooperation with the NC Maritime Museum at Southport are please to continue the 2012 Historical Southport Bicycle tours.Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun tour fee $15.00 or $20.00 tour fee including use of a bicycle and helmet. Limited number of bicycles available for rent. All Historical Southport Bicycle Tours will meet at 8:00 AM at The Adventure Kayak Company located at 807 Howe St. in Southport. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Contact: The Adventure Kayak Company

November 10, 2012 – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Providence Home Fundraising Event

Providence Home, the Brunswick County Family Emergency Teen Shelter, will be holding a Dinner Dance Fundraiser, Chinese Auction & Silent Auction.
Silver Coast Winery Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Contact: Providence Home
Admission/Fees: $30 per person.

November 10, 2012 – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Spaghetti Fundraiser

Benefit event for Oak Island Salty Dog Park. Plates include spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Eat in or take out. Plates $7 in advance. $10 at Door. Deadline for Advance Tickets November 7th. Tickets available at Oak Island Recreation Center
Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC 28465

November 15, 2012 – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Tri-Chamber Mixer – Brunswick Community College

Social event for Chamber members and potential Chamber members. A relaxed atmosphere where business men and women can meet, network and do business after hours. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres & Refreshments. Members of all three chambers in the County will be invited to attend.
Brunswick Community College Main Campus -Campus Cafe in Building A.
Admission/Fees: Free- Reservations Requested
Event of: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce and North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and Hosted by: Brunswick Community College

November 16 – 18, 2012
Arts by the Shore

Show Hours: Friday -12pm -8pm & Saturday-9am-5pm. Reception: Sunday – 2pm-4pm. 18th Annual Art Show.
Oak Island Recreation Center 3003 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC 28465
Contact: Billie Jayroe
Mailing Address: 4601 E. Oak Island Drive
Admission/Fees: Free
Co-Sponsored by Oak Island Parks & Recreation & Oak Island Art Guild. Entry Fee is $10 for 3 pieces.

November 17 – 18, 2012
Ballet Opera Alliance Presents:The 2012 Nutcracker

Michelle Joy, as Sugarplum,MICHELLE JOY is originally from Arcata, California where she began her dance training at The Dancers Studio. She has danced with Colorado Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, American Repertory Ballet, The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and TranscenDance Group. She has performed across the United States as well as Canada, Japan, and Australia. In 2006 she took first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters Dance Competition. She appeared with BOA’s Nutcracker Ballet in 2011. Earlier this year she toured Indonesia as the lead dancer with “Phantom of the Opera”. Michael Crawford, as Cavalier. MICHAEL CRAWFORD began his dancing with the Maryland Youth Ballet and at the Kirov Academy, spending summers at The Rock School and San Francisco Ballet. Mr. Crawford joined the Washington Ballet, and went on to study in the Professional Division of The Pacific Northwest Ballet. He has danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, Jose Mateo Ballet, Ballet Memphis, American Repertory Ballet, The Washington National Opera, Adam Miller Dance Project, Kinetic Dance Works, and TranscenDance Group
BCC Odell Williamson Auditorium Hwy. 17, Bolivia, NC 28422
Contact: BCC Odell Williamson Box Office
Admission/Fees: $18.00 per adult, $12 per child or senior.
Saturday: 6pm. Sunday: 3pm. Special group rates available.

November 20, 2012 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Coffee with the Girls

Attention Ladies. The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee invites you to “Coffee with the Girls.” The program is for women in business and focused on women related issues and creating a women based supportive network.
Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce 4433 Long Beach Road, SE Southport, NC 28461
Admission/Fees: Free.
Event of Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

November 20, 2012 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Third Tuesday Evening Adult Program

Celia’s Back! The NC Maritime Museum at Southport and The Friends of the Museum are proud to host Celia Rivenbark, humorist, author, and nationally syndicated columnist. Once again, she will grace us with her quick – witted presence for an always stimulating commentary on American Culture. Her latest book, You Don’t Sweat Much for a Fat Girl, is one of many sassy reads that will make you laugh out loud! Prepare yourself and bring tissues.
Southport Community Building 223 E. Bay Street, Southport
Contact: NC Maritime Museum @ Southport
Admission/Fees: Free. Registration Required.

November 22, 2012

November 23, 2012 – 10:00 AM
Historical Southport Bicycle Tours

The Adventure Kayak Company in cooperation with the NC Maritime Museum at Southport are please to continue the 2012 Historical Southport Bicycle tours.Bring your own bicycle and helmet and join the fun tour fee $15.00 or $20.00 tour fee including use of a bicycle and helmet. Limited number of bicycles available for rent. All Historical Southport Bicycle Tours will meet at 8:00 AM at The Adventure Kayak Company located at 807 Howe St. in Southport. Pre registraion and pre payement required.
Contact: The Adventure Kayak Company

November 24, 2012
Shop Small Saturday

Area small businesses are joining American Express and small businesses nationwide to encourage you to join the over 100 million people who took part in Shop Small Saturday last year. Make this the biggest day of the year for small business.
Contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

November 30 – December 1, 2012 – 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Brunswick Arts Council’s Charles Dickens Christmas

The Charles Dickens Christmas Festival is one way the Brunswick Arts Council is reaching out to promote education in arts and culture in the community, attract customers to local and county businesses and raise awareness of various arts venues. At the same time it is recognizing the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens! We are hoping to transform the streets of Southport into everything Dickens. School children will be involved in dramatic performances, out of town Dickens dramatists and educators will perform, there will be singing groups of all types, plays, artists and specialty craftsmen, a gingerbread house, Christmas tree and costume contest, and, of course, FOOD. Some will be English fare including high tea at several Bed and Breakfasts! Join us for two days of fun and festivity.
Historic Downtown Southport Southport, NC
Contact: Meg Dellinger
1615 Zion Hill Road, #1 Bolivia, NC 28422
910/754-5102 or 910/508-8116
Admission/Fees: $10 for adults; $5 for children 7-12, 6&under free
Ticket locations: On-line at www.brunswickartscouncil.org or by calling the box office at Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium at 910/755-7416. For ticket information call Mary Anne Fagerquest at 910.382-0553 or 910/371-1024. Organized & Sponsored by Brunswick Arts Council. Also sponsored with the Literacy Council and partnering with Connie Ennis, Curriculum Coordinator of the Brunswick County Schools.

November 30, 2012 – 7:30 AM
Good Neighbor Award Breakfast

Students from South Brunswick Middle School will be recognized for their outstanding leadership skills and positive work ethic.
South Brunswick Middle School Media Center, Hwy, 87 Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
Event of: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce & South Brunswick Middle School. Sponsored by: Dosher Memorial Hospital

November 30, 2012 – 5:30 PM
Oak Island Tree Lighting

Entertainment, Santa & More.
Middleton Park 4601 E. Oak Island Drive Oak Island, NC 28461
Contact: Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department
Admission/Fees: Free

December 1, 2012 – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Battleship Alive!

The Battleship has sponsored “Living History” weekends, called “Battleship Alive,” since 1997. “Living History” brings historical events, places and persons “alive” for the public by demonstrating various aspects of the past and allowing interaction with the interpreters. The LHC gives insight into the daily life and routine of the crew aboard the USS NORTH CAROLINA by explaining the duties specific to the sailor’s ratings (jobs) and demonstrates of some of the activities that occurred aboard the ship. The WAVES/Home Front unit portrays the lives of women in the Navy and of the men and women on the home front during the war. Included with Battleship admission.
Battleship North Carolina Highway 17/74/76/421 Intersection Wilmington, NC

December 1, 2012 – 2:00 PM
Christmas By The Sea Parade

Oak Island – On Oak Island Drive from Oak Island Town Hall on 46th Street to McGlamery Street. For a parade application call The Chamber.
Contact: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce
4433 Long Beach Road, SE, Southport, NC 28461

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