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news & views.....................4-6 4 op-ed: The Cranky Foreigner takes on the French.


6 news of the weird: Chuck Shepherd finds the oddities of crime.

artsy smartsy ...................8-29

The Port City’s pride and joy indie film festival, Cucalorus, is rapidly approaching, set to take place November 11th-15th. To kick off the event,

8-9 theater: MJ Pendleton reviews City

The Dance Cooperative will yet again present Dance-a-lorus—“an incred-

Stage’s “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” and Big

ible collaboration of art genius,” according to encore writer Tess Majen-

Dawg’s “Night of January 16th.”

ovsky—comprising film, dance and music (left). We’ve provided details

10-11 art preview: Lauren Hodges reveals

on this event, as well as an overview of Cucalorus, film schedules, info

“Nature Wars” at Wabi Sabi and the art of

on Kids-a-lorus and more in our cover story, pages 19-25.

Brad Carney at Caffe Phoenix; Paco Strickland introduces art by Dawn Capron Anderson.

Photo courtesy of Dance-a-lorus

12 gallery guide: See what local galleries are hanging.

concert tickets

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late-night funnies

“Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin will be making an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” ladies and gentlemen. It’s going to be good. It’s going to be great because on the one hand you have a powerful, well respected icon, American woman who could be president. An on the other hand

you have Sarah.”—David Letterman “Washington Democrats unveiled their new 2,000-page health care reform bill today. It would guarantee health coverage for 96 percent of Americans. The other 4 percent would be given bus tickets to Canada.”—Jay Leno “Did you hear this? President Obama has approved a new plan to pay members of the Taliban to switch sides and support the United States. Yeah, in a related story, 10 million unemployed Americans just joined the Taliban.”—Conan O’Brien “After months of the debate, finally a health care reform bill now exists. It’s big. The new bill is called the Affordable Health Care for America Act. And the bill’s official title is actually HR 3692. 3692, of course, stands for the year they expect the bill to pass.”—Jimmy Fallon “Of course, some people in Connecticut



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are upset that Joe now opposes the public option. Namely, the 64% of people in Connecticut who support a public option. But remember, Joe’s party is ‘Connecticut for Lieberman,’ not ‘Lieberman for Connecticut.’ Big difference. You see, Joe’s a true independent. He’s independent of political parties, and he’s independent of his constituents. I say, stick to your principles, Joe. And as soon as you can, let us know what those are.”—Stephen Colbert

13 music: Bethany Turner catches up with rocker Joshua James.

14-17 soundboard: See what bands and solo musicians are playing in venues all over town.

19-29 film: Get all the details on the upcoming Cucalorus Film Festival, including Dance-a-lorus, film schedules and more; Zach McKeowen gets the details on the Vision Student Film Festival; Anghus finds Paranormal Activity to be a satisfying horror flick.

letter to the editor

Thank you so much for your help and the writeup on the monkeyknifefight cd release show. the show was a great success!!! i just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate everything you do for the local scene if its music, arts, dining, etc. whatever! it does get notice and helps our area grow. Thanks again, Charlie

word of the week

grub & guzzle.............30-33 30 dining feature: Adrian Varnam gets the scoop on Soup for Troops.

31-33 dining guide: Need a few suggestions on where to eat? Flip through encore’s dining guide for a few of the Port City’s finest.

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ar•bi•trar•y [ahr-bi-trer-ee] adj. 1. Subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion: “an arbitrary decision.” 2. Decided by a judge or arbiter rather than by a law or statute. 3. Having unlimited power; uncontrolled or unrestricted by law; despotic; tyrannical: “an arbitrary government.” 4. Capricious; unreasonable; unsupported: “an arbitrary demand for payment.” 5. Undetermined (in mathematics); not assigned a specific value: “an arbitrary constant.”

34 book review: Jillian Watson gives her take on Tom Tomorrow’s The Very Silly Mayor.

36 feature story: Lisa Huynh details how dating is changing for the better.

37 fact or fiction: Ashley Cunningham provides the latest in her fictious series “Ashed.”

38-43 calendar/’toons/corkboard: Find out where to go and what to do about town with encore’s calendar; check out Tom Tommorow

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he French are totally starting to “frost my ass,” as they say in Moose Jaw. I’ve forgiven their meddling advice about how invading Iraq might not be the best idea. I’ve even forgiven their lobbyists getting French fries back on the menus across America. But now they’ve gone too far. A French court upheld a claim by some “citizens” that Scientology is a criminal cult that extorts money from its members and threatens them with serious doo-doo if they try to leave—and it drives a considerable number of their paid-up members to suicide along the way. Now the church has to pay 600,000 euros, or my-os or what-

by: The Cranky Foreigner ever they use, when they’re not surrendering to any military band that happens to be in the country. This mockery of justice, (or as the French call it, “justice”) is clearly the result of one of two things: Either their scientists are too stupid to have discovered that an alien ruler named Xenu brought people to Earth about 70 million years ago, in jet planes, no less, and planted them, or they’re spores/pods in and around volcanoes. That makes a whole lot more sense than that stupid theory about how ancient apes had to learn to stand on their hind legs so they could see over the

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tall savannah grasses. Or the same scientists are jealous because the French are falling behind in the invention of totally bat-shit crazy belief systems, which make life perfect in exchange for a shitload of money, (or as the French say “une merdeload.”) We‘ve been more than patient with those moustache twirlers. Have Americans sued the inventor of French bread for the very good reason that it absolutely does not fit in our Wonder Bread-mandated toaster format? Are we sending the Statue of Liberty back because it’s obviously faulty? It’s all turned green and stuff! Didn’t those truffle torturers see that infomercial about the little pads used to rub metal so it never rusts? No. Suddenly it’s our problem. But we, as a nation, are bigger than dredging up old differences (or

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as the French say “differences”). We’ve met them halfway, which is in the middle of some ocean, and we can’t hang around there forever without catching a cold or missing the play-offs. So how come they are getting all “stroppy” (as they say in Glasgow) about Scientology all of a sudden? Heck, it was invented in 1953, which makes it pretty old compared to a lot of other American religions. And it was invented by a nut-case sci-fi writer, which makes it pretty mainstream in places like Utah. But enough of that. The question is: What the hell are we gonna do about it? Well, I say we ban the export of any other American-made religions, just like we ban the export of really nasty weapons to countries like . . . OK, that was a poor analogy. We pretty much ship anything to anyone with the cash and lobbyists. But suppose we cut off France’s supply of inverted pyramids, Creflo Dollar self-help videotapes and Books of Mormon. They’ll come begging sooner than we think, especially because we’re pretty much in the End Times already. What? You don’t think so? You been watching the football lately? The Detroit Lions won a game! It’s one of the signs!!!

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d r i e w e h t f o s w e n Chuck Shepherd digs up the strangest of the strange in world news

LEAD STORY Procter & Gamble announced in October that it will once again create and host a public restroom for the holiday season in New York City’s Times Square as a promotion for Charmin tissue. Last year’s installation was merely specially outfitted toilet facilities, but this year P&G will upgrade by hiring five bloggers (“Charmin Ambassadors”) to “interact” with the expected “hundreds of thousands of bathroom guests” and write about their experiences with Charmin tissue on the company’s Web site (and include “family-friendly” photographs). P&G is calling the campaign “Enjoy the Go.” Compelling Explanations “Therapeutic” Sex: (1) The U.S. Tax Court ruled in September that William Halby, 78, owes back taxes because he improperly tried to deduct $300,000 over a five-year period for “medical” expenses that were merely purchases of sex toys and pornography and payments to prostitutes. Halby said the activities relieved his “depression,” in that he had no other sexual outlets. The court reminded Halby

(a retired New York tax lawyer) that prostitution is illegal in New York. (2) James Pacenza, 60, of Montgomery, N.Y., who was fired by IBM in 2003 after he continued to visit an Internet sex-chat room during work hours, renewed his challenge to the termination in September, telling a federal appeals court that his Internet sex “addiction” is a result of post-traumatic stress disorder from combat in the Vietnam war. Robin Magee, a law professor at Minnesota’s Hamline University, was charged with state income tax evasion in September for failing to file in 2007 and for filing returns for 2004, 2005 and 2006 only very recently. Magee told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that she was “unable” to file on time because she has “extreme” attention-deficit disorder. Among the lapses of attention, according to prosecutors, was Magee’s claim of eight tax exemptions, even though she is single and has no dependents. Parenting Made Simple: The father of the baby is only 13 years old, but his own dad told reporters in Manchester, England, in October that the kid “will make a good father” and “is taking his responsibilities very seriously.” He

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is “mature for his age” and “knows what he’s about.” The new dad said he plans to quit school and work full-time to support the child and the 16-year-old mother (though the earning power of a 13-year-old is uncertain). Ironies The French-speaking citizens of Quebec, said to feel chronically underappreciated in English-speaking Canada, might have received a boost in spirits in September when the Canadian military ordered its airmen assigned to the North American Aerospace Defense Command to learn French. However, the contract was awarded to French instructors of a company in the United States, which many Canadians feel is even more chronically overappreciated. The Litigious Society With lawsuits piling up on Bank of America during the current economic downturn, Dalton Chiscolm found a new angle. In September, he sued the bank in federal court in New York City for inadequate customer service concerning his checks’ routing numbers and asked for damages of “1,784 billion, trillion dollars” plus an additional “$200,164,000.” Judge Denny Chin gave Chiscolm 30 days to better explain his complaint but dismissed it finally on Oct. 23. (BBC News reported that the first amount, which is 1,784 followed by 21 zeros, is more money than exists on the planet.) Leadership in Action New Jersey’s Least-Savvy Politician: In a courtroom in October, Atlantic City (N.J.) Councilman (and Baptist minister) Eugene Robinson, 67, explained that he had no intention of having sex that night in November 2006 when a prostitute tricked him into a motel tryst (as a set-up by his political enemies). “I was waiting for God to send me the (woman) that’s (destined) to be my Christian wife,” he said, and since he hadn’t had sex “since

1989,” he said he thought this was the chosen woman. Robinson, now in poor health, did not run for re-election. In his campaign for election to the school board in Birmingham, Ala., Antwon Womack, 21, issued biographical materials claiming to be 23 years old; to be a graduate of a local high school and of Alabama A&M; to be a bona fide resident of Birmingham; to be properly addressed as “Dr.”; and to have chaired three previous political campaigns. After inquiries by the Birmingham News, Womack acknowledged in August that none of those claims is true. However, he defended his campaign and his principles: “My values are not lies. It’s just (that) the information I provided to the people is false.” Something in the Darwin Water Supply? During a three-week period in September and October, three couples in the Darwin, Australia, area aroused police attention for having uninhibited sex in public. On Sept. 13, a 29-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were fully engaged in their vehicle (stolen, said police) at a gas station in full view of passers-by. They persisted, ignoring a police officer’s order to stop. Two weeks later, an intoxicated couple taken into custody by police were seen having sex by the motorist following directly behind the police paddy wagon. On Oct. 6, 25 miles south of Darwin, a 33-year-old man was charged with reckless driving after he crashed his car into a concrete drain while having sex with a 34-year-old woman in the front seat. (The woman later denied the charge, in earthy language, to a reporter from the Northern Territory News.) Least Competent Criminals Michael Spagnola, 38, of Colden, N.Y., was charged with DUI in October after a sheriff’s deputy stopped Spagnola’s car and noticed the man climbing from the driver’s seat into the back. Spagnola then told the deputy (from the back seat) that, though he had been drinking, he was not the one driving. However, the deputy noted, there was no one else in the car. Cesar Lopez, 29, was arrested at the Turkey Hill Minit Market in Lebanon, Pa., in October when he emerged from a restroom looking for something inside the baseball cap he was carrying. A police officer noticed that a small baggie was stuck to the top of Lopez’s forehead and speculated that Lopez had stowed the baggie (found later to contain marijuana) inside the sweatband of the cap but that when he removed the cap in the restroom, the baggie remained stuck to his head. A News of the Weird Classic (August 1999) The New York Times disclosed in June 1999 that about 2,000 obsolete, unfunctioning fire hydrants remain in place in New York City, each dry for almost 20 years, whose only purpose is to allow the city to collect fines from motorists who park too close to them. Supposedly, a contractor will begin removing them soon, but since that costs about $6 million, the project may be delayed.

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Cowboy Comedy: City Stage presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway


ity Stage is reprising “Hank Williams: Lost Highway,” and audiences will believe that Hank has been reincarnated on the Wilmington stage. The crowd went wild on Friday night—there was hand-clapping, toetapping, whoops, hollers and lots of laughter. It was a rousing, rocking and rolling good time, with an occasional reverential hush during Hank Williams’ lost and lonely songs. Zach Hanner really is Hank Williams. His voice has all the resonance and soulful twang of the legendary singer/songwriter. Hanner’s expressive face revealed every bit of the emotional conflict Williams experienced in his short life: the physical pain of spina bifida, the absence of a father figure, the rebellion from a domineering mother and wife, the camaraderie with his friends, and the joy of singing from his heart. Center stage for almost the entire produc-

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Hank Williams: Lost Highway

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HANK COMES ALIVE: Local actor Zach Hanner is Hank Williams, according to MJ, in City Stage’s reprised play ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway.’

particularly when he was singing “Hey Good Lookin’” and forgetting the lyrics. Compared to Hanner the rest of the actors have relatively minor roles, but each performance was amazing. In a fast -paced, mostly comic show, timing is everything, and Director Don Baker has choreographed a snappy, delightful production. Kitty Fitzgibbon is perfectly cast as Mama Lilly, the controlling mother hen, band manager and chauffer. Her droll delivery of the dry-humored lines was on-target funny. In one wonderful scene, she exchanged barbs with Miss Audrey (the beautiful Madison Weidberg) while furiously driving an imaginary car down a bumpy country road. Shane Callahan plays hilarious hillbilly musician Jimmy and cracked one-liners in a deepfried Southern accent like a stereotypical dumb hick. His bug-eyed comic repartée with Bill Ladd (Shag) in “Way Downtown” was very funny. Paula Davis (waitress) has a relatively small role, though she was present onstage much of the time, representative of lonely fans who were so affected by Williams’ poignant lyrics and cheered by his honky-tonk. In the funniest scene of the evening, an intoxicated Williams swept her off her feet to have sex in a country field. Davis enthusiastically stripped (almost) naked, and performed with absolute nonchalance and total self-confidence. Weidberg portrayed the whining, pouting,

self-serving Miss Audrey as the part was written, and she seemed to have a cold, cold heart, indeed. It is difficult to play an unsympathetic character to an audience laughing at you, rather than with you. It was particularly amusing when the band tried to sing over her awful voice during “I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing.” Similarly, the role of Fred “Pap” Rose is somewhat one-dimensional, as the voice of reason. Veteran actor Gil Johnson casually assumed the father figure role and, though more likable than Miss Audrey, his character was essentially a narrator. Bill Ladd (Shag), like Hanner, is a gifted musician and actor. His talent on the steel guitar is phenomenal and his comic timing, delightful. Nathanial Johnson (Tee Tot), like Davis, remained in a dark corner of the stage for most of the performance, as a hauntingly ethereal reminder of his influence on Williams’ music. He has an incredible singing voice, which was often unaccompanied by instruments. Adrian Varnam (Leon) brought down the house with his spirited fiddling solos, and Seth Moody (Hoss), a great bass player, rounded out the band. Music Director Chiaki Ito, as usual, pulled it all together, and the result was an exhilarating, energetic evening of entertainment. The standing ovation was well deserved. Because of the dualism inherent in his writing, everyone has a favorite Hank-Williams song. He wrote and sang about what he knew, and his thematic chiaroscuro explores the emotions of happiness and sadness, and the actions of sinners and saints. Hank Williams speaks to the heart, whether it is cold, chained or cheatin’. Don’t miss the message.

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Big Dawg presents ‘Night of January 16th’


ight of January 16th” is the perfect play for community theater because there are 15 characters, most of whom appear one at a time, so the relatively small stage is not crowded, and each actor has a spotlight moment. The two lawyers (James Middleton and Nancy Klase), the defendant (Tamica Katzmann) and the judge (Bert Sherman) are the only characters who remain onstage throughout the performance. The set stage is fixed, and the time frame is a single day, so there are no Superman costume changes or fumbling, gratuitous interruptions for set alterations. The set (Ken Cressman) is a well-built, simple yet elegant courtroom. Because “Night of January 16th” is participatory theater, not only do the actors/witnesses have their 15 minutes of fame, members of the audience can be onstage as well. Wannabe actors can potentially ham it up as jury members without the stress of learning lines, blocking and timing. The jury on opening night was very well-behaved, and no one attempted to steal the stage, despite the possibilities… The plot is relatively simple: A man falls to his death from a penthouse balcony, and his mistress is on trial for murder, though suicide is strongly intimated by the defense. The defendant and the witnesses obnubilate and prevaricate in their testimonies with fictitious abandon, so audience attention to detail is important. Playwright Ayn Rand seems to have created one-dimensional characters who require interpretation by both the actors and the audience. Rand fans will be surprised at this departure from the character development in her novels Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which are memorable as much for realistic and sympathetic protagonists as they are for philosophical dogma. The interpretive challenge seems an intentional device to obfuscate truth, and leave the actors and audience with the moral dilemma of differentiating good guys and bad guys. Though, theoretically, the jury could judge the defendant, Karen André, guilty or innocent, even the most legally challenged observer will conclude the only logical verdict. Perhaps, one evening, the jury members will be totally perverse and change the ending of the play just because they can, but it seems highly unlikely. Because it is participatory theater, the directorial challenge is significant. Veteran director Robin Dale Robertson sailed

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Night of January 16th

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through the opening-night production with his usual relaxed self-confidence and professional panache. Some of the actors were not quite as confident, but new actors to the Wilmington stage, James Middleton (District Attorney Flint) and Quinten Johnson (John Hutchins, Night Watchmen), as well as veterans Michelle Reiff (Magda Svenson, housekeeper), John Graham Whitfield (Joe Gallison) and Alex Wharff (Lawrence “Guts” Regan) were very good. Act One is a little slow, but because of a significant plot twist right before intermission, Act Two is much more interesting, even though the verdict is obvious. The opening-night jitters are probably history by now, but audiences should not expect a surprise verdict—it is simply a legal and logical impossibility. encore | november 4 - 10, 2009 | 

War and Pieces:

Abby Spangel Perry voices her environmental woes through cartoons


he snarky bumper stickers that read “At least the war on the environment is going well!” are growing in popularity because of their ability to make us both laugh and wince. Every time one passes by in traffic, an immediate twinge of guilt makes us re-assess our values and wonder if maybe we should have walked the five blocks to the dry cleaner instead of driving. Then, of course, a hurricane from the Gulf brings in a little rain and we roll up our windows. As trendy as the green movement may be, it is still taking people (Americans in particular) a long time to adjust habits and attitudes to more eco-concious ways. Local artist Abby Spangel Perry is trying a brand new approach so that at least the newest generation will get the picture. “My objective in creating art is to invite the viewer into the image and educate them in the process,” she says. “My goal is to convey environmental issues with the intention of provoking thought and personal action.” Currently, she is finishing up a series of paintings designed to look like children’s storybook characters. Each illustration is dream-like and whimsical, channeling Alice in Wonderland with humanized animals and larger-than-life settings. Yet, the fantasy only serves to highlight the dark reality of the story’s message. The series, entitled “Nature Wars,” stars rabbits and rats in an allegorical tale of environmental disaster with a challenge and an open-ended triumph left up

by: Lauren Hodges

Nature Wars Wabi Sabi Warehouse, Corner of 9th and Princess Street November 6th; 7-9pm (910) 538-3264; to the audience to solve. “The rat is an invasive species on a biological level,” Perry says. “The rats of ‘Nature Wars’ take on human characteristics by dressing in suits and ties. The suit is a symbol of corporate identity, thus connecting the rats to the social structures that help drive current ecological problems. The rabbits are representative of the individual or ‘little guy’ in society. Culturally, they are often associated with childlike virtue. Through the progression of images, they transform from a state of innocence, to disenchantment, and finally to action, always maintaining a state of incorruptibility.” The artistic process for Perry was organized and thoughtful—the same way she believes we should approach the issues facing our planet. “When I wrote my proposal for the grant, my ambition for creating ‘Nature Wars’ was to pro-

SILLY RABBIT: Abby Spangel Perry’s creations show that saving the environment isn’t just for kids.

duce images specific to the plight of native species in competition with invasive species in ecological terms. As I began to work on the series, I reevaluated the message I wanted to promote. The problem I laid out for myself through words limited my creativity, stifled my ability to visually communicate the issue, and restricted my au-

dience to a small group knowledgeable of the situations I was portraying. Instead, I decided to take an approach that would connect social issues with ecological issues in hopes of connecting with a broader audience.” Though it seems like a basic good-versusevil story at first glance, Perry’s message is mainly to examine the establishments of our country (corporations, mostly) and realize our power as individuals to fight back, as small as we may feel. “Nature Wars became a narrative about the conflict that develops when the establishment makes choices that impact the health and well-being of the individual and their environment. Environmental issues do not happen in a vacuum. They are created by both individual and societal choices.” In the end, she felt that the viewers of her work should be able to end the story themselves. All ideas are welcome on Perry’s 4x6 chalkboard entitled “Draw Your Own Conclusion.” “In the end, I lacked a resolution to the problem I was presenting because each of us contributes to environmental issues based on choices we make on a daily basis,” she says. “I decided to ask the viewers to generate their own resolution to the story through an interactive piece.”

The Painting on the Walls: Philadelphia muralist Brad Carney comes to Caffe Phoenix


or a true artist, any blank surface can by: Lauren Hodges be irresistible. Something about the untouched brick, canvas or even sideOrder is Chaos walk is begging to be touched by a paintbrush, and, legal or not, the call to create (tentative title) cannot be ignored. For painter and muralist Caffé Phoenix, 9 S. Front Street Brad Carney, walking through Philadephia is Opening reception: Nov. 5; 6-9pm one big temptation. “The city can make your head spin some- (910) 797-3501 times,” he says. “And I have been turned around more times than I’d like to admit.” Of course, his calling as an artist has never the Museum of Modern Art or just passing him been easy to ignore. In the ninth grade, when on the street. “I have always considered artists he played trombone for the school band, he like Pollack, Kandinski and Klee as my big three was told to make a choice between the in- when I was young,” he says, speaking of his strument, and having free time to paint and education. Carney began school at Kutztown create. His work since then speaks to a good University but finished his BFA at Tyler School decision. The year after he quit band, he was of Art at Temple University in 2002. He also assured of this. “I met my high school art studied abroad in Rome. teacher, Ms. Inez Starr, and she pretty much “Since then, I feel more inclined to take insealed the deal on the rest of my art-making fluence from the world around me,” he says. career.” “As an artist everyone and everything around Influences like Ms. Starr have followed Car- me can be an influence. More often than not, ney his whole life, whether they are hanging in I enjoy realism and sculpture more than other 10 encore | november 4 - 10, 2009 |

non-representational work to inspire me.” Yet he doesn’t need something with a pulse to inspire his next creation. “Even more recently I have been influenced by building materials. The unorthodox nature our perception of what they should be or have been used for can be manipulated if you just change the order.” Carney calls his work “visually intoxicating,” allowing viewers to become drunk from the movement of the swirls, spirals and collisions. His style of creating is reckless, as he chooses not to watch his own hand while he paints. The brush takes the lead for the majority of his artistic process, guiding the colors and images in a completely subconscious direction. “I was told by a close friend recently that watching me work is hilarious,” Carney tells. “I barely look at the work I’m doing for the first 75 percent of the painting. I could be painting in one hand and talking to someone without looking at the painting. I have a process that keeps me distant from the result of the paintings. I want a picture to surface through many layers, and those first ones really are mindless

work, but necessary. It’s not until those layers react and merge color and line that the picture is revealed to me, and I ‘see’ what I’m doing. It’s like being two artists; the second one reacting to what the first artist made and changing it completely.” Carney is currently on his way down to Wilmington, bringing with him 40 paintings from his collection. Every piece is attached his theme: spirals that represent the chaos of city life. “I see these paintings as self portraits, myself in the middle, while the world revolves around and around,” he explains. “There is one piece, ‘The Dual,’ that is two spirals colliding into each other. The smaller series of work represent the snapshots of focus or what may happen if the world stopped spinning for just a second and I caught a piece on canvas. They represent a view or state of being. I will also have two pieces that I collaborated with sculptor Daniel Ostrov. These two pieces are the begging of a series that deals with the building material idea.”

Giclée Anyone?

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Photographer/artist Dawn Capron Anderson has show at Deluxe


by: Paco Strickland

Art by Dawn Capron Anderson Art exhibition at Deluxe 114 Market St

courtEsy of artist

iclée is again on exhibit Friday evening, November 6th at Deluxe. From 6-8pm everyone is invited to the swank locale where Dawn Anderson Capron will be displaying her latest work, as audiences drop in and taste some fine tapas—but, most importantly, they’ll get in on the word. The word: “Giclée,” which immediately raises arguments amongst the art world. Giclee is the process of making fine art prints from a digital source, using ink-jet printing. The controversy is that “Giclée” relies on technology to create art, and less on talent or technique. Capron, however, speaks well on her behalf. But she initially began simply by photgraphing images of her children in action and sports. Not really knowing she was opening a door of controversy, she pressed on, creating images from her beach house, exotic ports of call, closed-down store fronts, old-time gas stations and super-slick industrial design. We put a couple questions to Capron about her upcoming show and her work. Here’s how it unfolded: encore (e): How have you navigated these ‘holier than thou’ attitudes amongst your critics. Dawn Anderson-Capron (DAC): First of all, the term Giclée seems to be a dirty word in the art community. It seems that if you don’t hand paint original works of art, you may not be an artist at all. This was my introduction and welcome to the community. I was informed by a local gallery owner and artist that what I do is not art at all—that my process of printing to canvas with archival inks had very little to do with talent. I went to a fellow artist with my heart in my hand and asked for advice. I was informed: 1) Photography only comprised approximately 5 percent of the art market; 2) What I did was only ink sprayed

BLUE LEAVES is a featured photograph on Capron’s Web site, featuring all of her work, inspired from architecture to nature to graffiti and more.

onto canvas, unlike the coats and coats of Sherwin Williams red paint that was on the original he was working on and charging $10,000; 3) How could I charge anymore than any other printer that printed to canvas? He discounted the fact that I had gone out and taken thousands of photographs to find one that I wanted to work with, and that I spent a lot of time manipulating the colors and shadows just as he did with a brush. I finished out in Photoshop and 4): However, after I finish I have to make my printer do more, get better qual-

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ity and more control of colors and find better inks than my competition. e: Explain this process without starting an argument… DAC: My art is a mixed medium. First, I take a photograph, then I manipulate it in Photoshop until it says what I want it to say. After, I print the photo using an Epson 9800 printer. We then build each frame from poplar that is routered in the shop and stretch the canvas over the frame in a meticulous gallery wrap. The final step is to apply the top coat which is a proprietary process that makes the image shine like glass. My particular process is not patented, though I spent two years and many combinations of inks canvas and glaze trying to come up with the best results possible. I probably won’t see the time that I break even on being compensated for the time or money it took to make this process work. No artist is ever relevantly rewarded for their efforts. Art is done for the sake of itself— because it needs to be done. Part of the art of creating is embracing new ideas, views and concepts. Michelangelo would no doubt be a master in computer manipulation. But more to the point here are some words of some dude back in the 1960s: “The line it is drawn The curse it is cast The slow one now Will later be fast As the present now Will later be past The order is Rapidly fadin’. And the first one now Will later be last For the times they are a-changin’.”

William Paco Strickland is a professional Flamenco Guitarist, recording artist and freelance writer whose radio program of 16 years “Flamenco Café” can be heard each Sunday at 8am on 106.7 FM, The Penguin.

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1701 Wrightsville Avenue (910) 343 5233 Mon-Sat, 12-9pm; Sunday, 1-6pm is located at the corner of Wrightsville Ave and 17th st. Housed in an old gas station, we offer resident artists working in studios alongside a gallery space used to exhibit other artists work. We hope to connect artists with each other and offer many styles of work to fuel the public’s interest. Currently, Artfuel, Inc. will showcase Volume 22, a graffiti extravaganza, featuring Stevie Mack, Kid Mike, Mathew Curran, Camden Noir and Eye Dee. Live tagging will be done throughout the evening on a wall built specially for the event. All are welcome.

Crescent Moon

332 Nutt St, The Cotton Exchange (910) 762-4207 Mon.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm; Sun., 12-4pm Keeping it local…Crescent Moon has partnered with Old Growth Riverwood on Castle Hayne Road to supply hand-made shelving crafted from reclaimed wood from The Cape Fear River for our new display area in the gift gallery. The new display area will be primarily dedicated to the promotion of local glass and metal artists at Crescent Moon. We now have ten local glass artists associated with us. Old Growth Riverwood reclaims lost pieces of history and transforms them into unique and beautiful wood products for home or business. Old Growth Riverwood is committed to being environmentally responsible and does not cut down any living trees to produce their products. This project partnership speaks to a mutual philosophy, of buying and using hand-made and environmentally conscience work when possible. One reason we love our location within The Cotton Exchange is the reuse of the wonderful historic buildings that have been so much a part of the downtown area. Hours: Monday- Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sundays 12pm-4pm. Crescent Moon is located in The Cotton Exchange where parking is FREE while shopping or dining. Call 910-762-4207 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.crescentmoonnc. com” Follow us on twitter as CrescentMoonNC or become a fan on our Facebook page!

FastFrame Gallery

1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Landfall Center (910) 256-1105 Mon.-Fri.., 10am-6pm Sat., 10am-4pm FASTFRAME Gallery is pleased to present the Second Annual Fill the Cupboard Art Show: “Ordinary View, Extraordinary Vision,”

November 13 through December 31, featuring Terry Rosenfelder’s sophisticated oils, M. Matteson Smith’s unique paper sculptures, and Sara Westermark’s original jewelry designs. Again this year, FASTFRAME cheerfully encourages and will be delighted to accept food and financial contributions to help several of our local food banks. Come meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday, November 13, from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m., with wine tasting by WineStyles and appetizers by The Sandwich Pail.

Hampstead Art Gallery

14712 Hwy. 17 N. (910) 270-5180 Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, or by appt. Hampstead, NC “Beautiful; lots of variety.” “Love the place.” “Beautiful art work.” “Very nice.” “Art rocks your socks, and you know that.” These are just what a few customers had to say about Hampstead Art Gallery. Come and tell us what you think. Affordable prices on prints and originals. Local artists with various styles and taste are just excited about having the opportunity to share their work with all art lovers. Our artists offer different sizes from what we have on display and low rates on commissioned work. Christmas is very close, and a family portrait would be a great gift. Owner Charles Turner invites all artists and art lovers to just hang out in our new Artist Lounge any time. Look for our upcoming Expos and Open House. Hampstead Art Gallery is located in Hampstead on the corner of Factory Road next to CVS Pharmacy.

New Elements Gallery

216 N. Front St. • (919) 343-8997 Tues-Sat: 11am-5:30pm or by appointment “Front and Center” will remain on exhibit through November 21st. The show will feature a collection of the gallery’s artists, including Betty Brown, Todd Carignan, Janet Triplett, Michael Van Hout and Owen Wexler. New Elements Gallery, now celebrating 24 years in downtown Wilmington, is located at 216 North Front Street. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 until 5:30 or by appointment. Enjoy the diverse selection of fine art and contemporary craft by regional and nationally recognized artists, with changing exhibitions throughout the year.

pattersonbehn art gallery

511 1/2 Castle Street (910) 251-8886 • Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm (Winter hours: closed Monday) pattersonbehn picture framing & design has added an art gallery to their space, featuring several local artists. Currently on display are works by Bob Bryden, Michelle Connolly, Karen

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CHILL FACTOR by Terry Rosenfelder hangs at FastFrame Gallery in Landfall Center, as part of their Ordinary View, Extraordinary Vision exhibition.

Paden Crouch, Virginia Wright-Frierson and Pam Toll. The gallery offers a large selection of works on paper in numerous media. In addition there are many different gift ideas, such as hand-gilded table-top frames and one-of-a-kind keepsake boxes. The gallery offers something for everybody.

Sunset River Marketplace

10283 Beach Dr., SW (NC 179). (910) 575-5999 • Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm (Winter hours: closed Monday) myspace.comsunsetrivermarketplace This eclectic, spacious gallery, located in the historic fishing village of Calabash, N.C., features fine arts and crafts by some of North and South Carolina’s most creative, successful artists. Almost every genre is represented here—oil, pastel and watercolor, clay and glass art, fiber art, turned wood, metal works, artisan-crafted jewelry and more. Classes, workshops, pottery studio, custom framing, Creative Exchange lecture series and Coffee With the Author series are also offered on-site. Back by popular demand, Kaboo Jewelry designers are bringing hundreds of newly designed pieces to Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash, N.C. for a two-day-only trunk sale, just in time for the holidays. Bubbly & Baubles, as the event has been dubbed, is set to take place on Friday, Nov.

6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, during regular gallery hours, 10am-5pm. Champagne and sweets will be served along with gourmet coffee, tea and other tasty treats.

Wilmington Art Association Gallery

616B Castle St. • (910) 343-4370 Bob Gera is the Featured Artist for November. “Nocturn Collection” is the title of his show of black and white watercolors. His work has developed an expressionist style emphasizing an incredible sense of balance, theme and composition through line and movement. The subject matter is always intriguing and emotional. His watercolors are very sensuous and one might call them “luminous”. They are extremely moving compositions that create self generated brightness and clarity. Our Special Event will be Betty Brown. Her show is titled “People and Places”. Betty has studied and painted in some remarkable places and her show features accomplished works in watercolor and oils in several of these places. Betty’s work is outstanding and not to be missed! Our WAA General Meeting for November is on Nov. 5th starting with social at 6:30 and a talk by Ben Billingsley, on the importance of expressionism at 7pm. Ben is a painter, printmaker and professor of art at Cape Fear Community College. He has an MFA from UNC Greensboro and always gives a great talk on the history of art with visuals and great flare! An important meeting for WAA members will follow the program.

Wanna be on the gallery listings page? Call Shea Carver by Thursday, noon, at (910) 791-0688, ext 1004, to inquire about being included.

Dark and Daring: Joshua James’ plays Soapbox this week


he teenage Joshua James spent his time in Lincoln, Nebraska, riding skateboards and listening, in secret, to classic-rock bands like Led Zeppelin and The Doors. He had to steal quick moments with Plant and Morrison because his parents had banned their son from listening to the rockers. Today, James is 25 and his list of favorites has grown from a handful of classics to somewhere around 50 songs that have “changed his life,� which he shares with his fans online. From singers like Ryan Adams and Johnny Cash, to bands like Modest Mouse and Radiohead, their life-altering songs have helped James find his personal style. The guitarist has been writing his own songs for a mere six years, and claims a sound that lands him somewhere between Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Signifying a strong following from the get-go, James’ debut record, The Sun is Always Brighter (Northplatte Records), was the number one folk album on iTunes in 2007. Upon hearing “Annabelle,� from his second album Build Me This (Northplatte Records), I wasn’t sure what to think about this midwestern musician. It starts off with the fun twang of a fiddle, mandolin and accordion; however, his whispery vocals and dark lyrics seemed to contrast the jubilant music mien. Then, the chorus hit and the drums kicked in, and, well, falling in love with the song became inevitable. His whispers are mystifying, surrounded by an enchanting Celtic vibe. Although all of James’ lyrics possess the same darkness as what’s portrayed in

by: Bethany Turner

Joshua James

Soapbox, upstairs 255 N. Front Street November, 5th; 8pm $10

SOUNDS OF SOUL: Joshua James brings his raconteur Americana to Wilmington this week, playing the Soapbox on Thursday night.

“Annabelle,� he writes with a wisdom that makes one question his true age. The album title itself is James’ way of calling God to action. His explanation clear from his MySpace page: “Do something. Give me a sign—just give me something to believe.� Other songs, like “Magazine,� deal with shattered relationships; some with death

and loss. Some are even political pieces, like “Mother Mary,� in which James writes: “If the Lord loves his children / like your good book does teach / Well, He’d burn these here bastards / and put shoes on my feet.� Appreciating the musician’s originality does not become a lost effort. James’ music allures listeners and encourages life’s artistic muses on all fronts. The summer of 2008 greeted James with three months of full-on touring. The songwriter played in venues from New York to California, landing him a few North-Carolina dates. He was busy in the first three days of July, visiting Chapel Hill, Asheville and Charlotte. His cross-country venture granted him little to eat and little to spend, and he mostly slept at rest stops along the way. When not facing the grim conditions of touring, though, the musician rests his head in the outskirts of Salt Lake City, Utah. I caught a moment with James while his 2009 tour found him traveling from Maryland to Virginia. He was kind enough to answer a few questions before his arrival at the Soapbox in Wilmington on November 5th. encore: How would you describe your music? Joshua James: The music comes from the ocean. Its winds fill the bellows and cause us to stay afloat. It’s bellow-filled folk music. e: What attracted you to leading the life of a musician?

JJ: To be honest, not much attracts me to being a musician except for being able to experience all the casualties of traveling, i.e. hunger, sleep deprivation, fatigue, homelessness, loneliness, depression, pain and joy. e: How do you think such experiences affect your writing and music-making? JJ: Everything that I experience causes me to think and write differently. Life on the road makes me feel free but imprisoned by the music as well. Everyone I meet has an effect on me in some way or another. e: Where do you find the inspiration for your songs? JJ: I draw most from my life, experience, and family. I can’t describe how important that feeling is: to be loved, and to give love. I need that. e: What are you trying to accomplish as a musician? JJ: I guess I’m trying to connect—to let things be known. e: Give encore readers some insight in touring with David Gray, John Mayer and Ani DiFranco. JJ: They were all amazing people; touring is trying. We are currently very hungry so it might not be the best time to expound on this subject. e: How do you feel when performing? JJ: Usually, I feel helpless, other [times] I feel confused. But every now and again I figure something out about what I might need for the future.

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DJ —Shanty’s Beach and Blues Club, 103 North Lake Park Blvd.; 599-3366 guitariSt perry SMith —Caffe Phoenix, 9 S Front St.; 343-1395 tOM rhODeS —Front Street Brewery, 9 N. Front St.; 251-1935 DJ lalO —Club Vida, 105 Wetsig Road; 791-9955 FaMily KaraOKe —Alfie’s, 2528 Castle Hayne Rd.; 251-5707 KaraOKe with BOB claytOn —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 DJ cOMpOSe —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 claSSy KaraOKe with ManDy claytOn —The Toolbox, 2325 Burnette Blvd.; 343-6988

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live music —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 KaraoKe —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 KaraoKe Kong —Orton Pool Room, 133 North Front St.; 343-8878 miKe o’donnell —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 Band of oz —Carolina Lounge, 5001A Market St. fire and drum jam; Psytrance —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 zeKe roland —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 nothington, dirty tactics, red city radio, saKes alive!!, PhotocluB —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 joshua james —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 hiP-hoP night —Ibiza, 118 Market St.; 251-1301

dj scooter fresh —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 dj stretch —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 live music —Harbor Masters, 315 Canal Dr., Carolina Beach; 458-28200 KaraoKe with jason jacKson —Wrightsville Grille, 6766 Wrightsville Ave.; 509-9839 djBe eXtreme KaraoKe —Café Basil, 6309 Market Street; 791-9335 dj don’t stoP —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 massive grass —Lucky’s, 2505 S. College Rd.; 792-1812

friDAY, november 6 live music, dj —The Sandbar, 417 S. College Rd.; 791-6080 classy KaraoKe with mandy clayton —Katy’s, 1054 S. College Rd.; 395-6204 dj will clayton —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

dj —Shanty’s Beach and Blues Club, 103 North Lake Park Blvd.; 599-3366 live music —Banks Channel Bar & Grille, 530 Causeway Drive; 256-2269 live music —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 dj —Yosake Sushi Lounge, 31 S. Front St.; 763-3172 roBBie Berry —Mexican Viejo Bar and Grill, 2013 Olde Regent Way, Leland; 371-1731 dj time —Fibber McGee’s, 1610 Pavilion Pl; 509-1551 KaraoKe Kong —Slick and Reds, 2501 S. College Rd.; 798-5355 KaraoKe with BoB clayton —Midtown Seafood, 4106 Oleander Dr.; 792-6880 dj rico —Club Vida, 105 Wetsig Road; 791-9955 Piano show —Rum Runners, 21 N. Front St.; 815-3846 melvin and sayer —Romanelli’s, Leland; 383-1885

live music —Harbor Masters, 315 Canal Dr., Carolina Beach; 458-28200 Big daddy love —Hell’s Kitchen, 118 Princess St.; 763-4133 hiP-hoP dj —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 roB ronner —Reel Cafe, 100 S. Front St.; 251-1832 dj stretch —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 roB ronner —Henry’s, 2806 Independence Blvd.; 793-2929 jason andre —Holy Grounds Coffee House, 2841 Carolina Beach Rd.; 791-7366 margo in the nightBoX —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 toPPings and deaver —Holiday Inn Resort, 1706 N. Lumina Ave.; 256-2231 the Bronzed chorus, couP de grace, antarctic —Soapbox Lounge, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500

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Cary ann hearsT, Barnraisers, wooDworK roaDshow —Soapbox Upstairs, 255 N. Front St.; 251-8500 FirsT saTurDay Blues Jam —Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave.; 251-1888 will revo —Francesco’s, 839 S. Kerr Ave.; 793-5656 BurDen oF aTlas, The house oF harKonnen —Lucky’s, 2505 S. College Rd.; 792-1812 ouT on The oCean —Bottega Gallery, 208 North Front St.; 763-3737 sPeaKeasy Groove ProJeCT —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223 DJ —Red Dogs, 5 N. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach; 256-2776 live Jazz wiTh Benny hill, DJ sTreTCh —Trebenzio’s, 141 N. Front St.; 815-3301 DJBe exTreme KaraoKe —Café Basil, 6309 Market Street; 791-9335 DJ will ClayTon —Beach House Bar ‘n’ Grill, 7219 Market St.; 689-7219

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oPen miC niGhT —Port City Pub, 121 Grace St.; 251-3791 DJ BiG Kahuna —The Rhino Club, 125 Market St.; 762-2206 DJ P FunK —The Sandbar, 417 S. College Rd.; 791-6080 KaraoKe —Level 5/City Stage, 21 N. Front St.; 342-0872 mysTery live musiC —Juggling Gypsy Cafe, 1612 Castle St.; 763-2223

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Take 15: Cucalorus hits the Port City once again, better than ever


ue the lights, camera and fabulously intimate venues all over town: The 15th annual Cucalorus Film Festival countdown is blazing down the home stretch. What began as a handful of people in Wilmington, full of vision and creative camaraderie, has turned into an international festival of astounding proportions, touting worldwide submissions and acclaim—all while remaining truly independent at heart. “We believe something special happens when 200 people get together in a dark room and share a common experience,� festival director Dan Brawley asserts. “Our goal is to continue providing that expreience every year.� Cozied up inside the vibrant and delightfully quirky Jengo’s Playhouse on Princess Street—home of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and one of the main venues of the festival—I had the opportunity to revel in that experience yet again as the screening of Calvin Marshall during a recent press conference. The film, an irresistable underdog story soaring with heart, will be making its East-Coast premiere at Cucalorus. Actor Alex Frost, who stars as the title character, has recently been cast to appear in the latest upcoming film by Gus Van Sant. “What makes Cucalorus different this year is a host of world premieres and U.S. premieres of some really significant films,� a modest Brawley casually shared with his audience the night of the press conference. “The festival has been taken to a new height of excellence.� It’s true this local indie film fest—an underdog story full of heart itself—has received some pretty prestigous press this year, being named one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals� by Moviemaker Magazine, which a fraction of the buzz that has helped garner over 1,000 entries from literally across the globe. But Brawley is not disillusioned by the widespread recognition. “The international press is great,� he acknowledged, “but that doesn’t put butts in seats. It does put us in higher standings with more filmmakers, though, and we are now able to screen more significant films and their premieres.� Among the special guests who will be in attendance are the filmmakers of Mississippi Damned, an incredible and realistically portrayed daramatic feature that is already the winner of 10 awards on the 2009 film-festival circuit, based on a true story about the lives of three poor black kids in rural Mississippi. Director Arin Crumley, as well as director Naomi Uman (The Ukrainian Time Machine) from Ukraine are also coming. “We typically have around 70-80 filmmak-

by: Emily Rea ers from all over in attendance at Cucalorus, even if they don’t have a film screening,� Brawley noted. “At Cucalorus there’s a lot of opportunity for direct feedback for them. The venues we have allow them to actually chat with the audience [and vice versa].� Among the eight venues hosting films this year are Cameron Art Museum, The Soapbox, Thalian Hall, Screen Gems and, of course, Jengo’s. These smaller settings, compared to corporate multi-plexes, not only allow for a certain close-knit community among viewers but the screening of more independent films but those that prove to be artistic risk-takers. Cucalorus began “very small, very non-corporate,� according to Brawley, and that spirit of sincerity and integrity remains today. What attendees will not find at this particular film festival are awards of any kind. Instead, it’s all about the films themselves—or, as Brawley puts it, “Competition is the opposite of creativity.� It is perhaps upon such a solid, unwavering foundation that Cucalorus has fostered such inspiration and success. Four films from years previous have gone on to win Academy Awards, and Brawley claims two from this year that are already getting Oscar buzz: The Messenger and Precious. No matter the films, genres or locations, the common denominator of Cucalorus is that it creates a spaces for those passionate about film—and there is certainly something for ev-

MISSISSIPPI DAMNED, winner of multiple film-

festival awards, is screening at Lumina Theater on November 14th nd 15th as part of the 15th annual Cucalorus Film Festival.

eryone. With 149 films, 48 features, 101 short films, 29 narratives and 19 documentaries, and five days in which to see them, I would advise

taking a look at the complete list of films on the festival Web site, for descriptions, times and locations. A few other stand-outs to note include Easier With Practice, The Good Soldier, The Reckoning, Americatown, That Evening Sun and God Went Surfing With the Devil, among many others.

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A Climax of Arts: Cucalorus Film Festival kicks off with dance, music and, of course, film


or bohemians of art, dance and film, it’s Christmas time again in November—the Cucalorus Film Festival arrives in one short week, beginning November 11th. Aside from the abundant screenings of film from all genres (see entire schedule on pages 21-24), there will be an incredible collaboration of art genius known as the Dance-a-lorus followed by the Cucalorus kickoff party at the Soapbox to start the five-day festival off on the right foot. Up first, Cucalorus and The Dance Cooperative will join forces in an experimental collaboration of film, dance and music, continuing a tradition that has always wowed its audience. All three medias blend together into the sensory combustion known as “Dance-a-lorus.” The performance is a festival tradition, five years and counting, which takes place this year at City Stage. Viewers can catch the sunset and the onset of the dance on this the roof-level theater of the Level 5 club. How did this edgy matrimony catch wind? Production coordinator for Dance-

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a-lorus, Suzanne Palmer, explains. “Within the modern dance world, film and video is really being explored as a component of dance.” The Dance Cooperative approached Cucalorus about the idea, and Suzanne says, “They were all about it.” As far as what’s to be expected of this unique performance, well, actually, nothing can compare to this show, as it’s truly one-of-a-kind. Just expect nine consecutive pieces that should last just shy of two hours. Most importantly, leave all reservations at home.

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FILM AND DANCE: Dance-a-lorus combines local performance artists with filmmakers for a multimedia arts show unlike any in Wilmington.

“It’s really a broad range of subject matter,” Suzanne describes. From domestic abuse to baseball, the Full Belly Project to the evolution of punk, each piece is abstract and experimental. Choreographers worked with the concepts of the filmmakers, and the filmmakers with the design of the dance (Linda Larson and Bo Webb, Kate Neely and Harris Muhlstein, Sue Meier and Alexandra Lefkowitz with Adam Schiffer, Anne Firmender and Dylan Patterson, Kim McGee and Austin Miller, Jennifer Raine Kostel and Brandon Smith with Duncan Hill, Melanie Haulman and Tom Valentine, Tracey Varga and Joe Cordaro with Don Perkins, and PJ Barnes and Mathew and PJ Barnes Barnes). After the show, the arts celebration continues as the Cucalorus kickoff party at the Soapbox will climax in an orgy of the senses beginning at 10pm. Cucalorus pass-holders can attend this event, but tickets will also be sold to non-pass-holders for $10. The party will host a selection of innovative music videos, called the “Buxton Blues Shorts,” and a collection of local bands. “The lineup is still being considered, but

Lands of Wonder, Jesse Stockton, and Big Al and the Stimulus Package have signed on,” Courtney Bridgers, special events coordinator and head of screenings, revealed. “One more band might join, but that’s a secret.” Also, local filmmakers John Gray and Joel Fernando will each show a film. “My big thing is that we get filmmakers from all over the world, and I think showing them local talent helps them see a little piece of Wilmington that they can’t get anywhere else,” Bridgers shared. For Cucalorus Film Festival virgins, she warned, “Anything could happen during Cucalorus.” It’s only one more reason not to miss these two kickoff events. To make plans, here’s the nitty-gritty: Dance-a-lorus tickets are $15, students can be admitted for only $12. The show begins at 7:30pm on Nov. 11th, and 10:15am on Nov. 14th Palmer says the Saturday show may include a few extra acts). Tickets are available at, and the show takes place at the City Stage theatre. The kickoff party at the Soapbox is $10 for non-pass-holders—but why not go ahead and splurge on the pass and enjoy limitless tickets to films, party, fun and a dose of the arts like Wilmington hasn’t seen all year long? Doors open at 9pm to the Soapbox; films begin at 10pm.

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Inspiring Budding Filmies: Kids-a-lorus returns with more creativity and films


n 2005 our local film festival, Cucalorus, found the timing right to introduce a youth program that would allow kids an outlet of vast creativity in filmmaking. As Cucalorus already garnered a reputation for being a hub for filmies to convene and share their works with the public, interacting with one another and learning from each other’s craft and expearience, the youth portion of the event would be based on the same principles: encouragement, education and inspiration. “Cucalorus decided it was time to open the curtains for the younger viewers and give them an outlet to see outside of the box films, thus birthing Cucalorus Kids! Cucalorus Kids ran separately from the festival until 2008, when we decided to infuse the event into the festival and rename it Kids-a-lorus,” Meg Lansaw, secretary of Cucalorus’ board of trustees, as well as Kids-a-lorus coordinator, revealed last week. “It just made more sense to expand our age range at the festival—films for everyone!” They focused on showcasing various genres of film, as well as inviting filmmakers to do workshops and even hold a question-and-answer section afterward to enlighten the potential filmmaking youngsters. All of it was made possible thanks to the “GWACA grantfunded public-school screenings,” according to Lansaw. What became of the inaugural event has maintained itself since, year after year allowing Cucalorus a chance to pass on the positive influence that film can have onto future generations. From their superhero-themed breakfasts (where costumes are always encouraged), to filmmaking workshops, to film-themed art activities and, most importantly, short screenings of films made from kids and teens up to 18 years of age, the event has snowballed. The 2010 program will prove as engaging, showing nine films at the Wilmington Children’s Museum on Saturday, November 14th from 9:30am12:30pm. Families should prepare their kids for a morning full of fun and surprises. Lansaw gave encore a few more details and expectations for everyone to enjoy. e: Tell me a little bit more about the genesis of a kids section to Cucalorus.

by: Shea Carver


Wilmington Children’s Museum 116 Orange Street November 14th, 9:30am-12:30pm $10 or $7 for students,

Meg Lansaw (ML): Children have experienced interactive workshops with guest animators, a day camp was open to the public for budding filmmakers, including a tour of Screen Gems Studios and a hands-on commercial-making workshop with a visiting filmmaker. In addition, public events included screenings of locally-made films, such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Muppets in Space and the icing on the cake: a block of films made by no one over the age of 18. e: How does it serve our youth? ML: Kids-a-lorus provides an outlet for youth to showcase their own films in a formal venue. Making a movie is an accomplishment, and encouraging kids to express and share their vision is an incentive within itself. We provide an outlet too for kids to experience hands-on workshops with guest filmmakers and artists from across the world. Educational film-based activities are provided dur-

ing the event, giving kids the opportunity to explore varying fields of the film industry. Kids-a-lorus also provides an opportunity for youth volunteers at the event helping facilitate the activities, thus making this event a truly kidtastic experience. e: Give us a sample of some of the movies that are screening this year. ML: Iris Monahan’s film is very clever. When I first got the DVD, not only did the title make me chuckle, but the cover had a drawing of a cat opened jawed with red marker dripping from its teeth. The storyline is clever, the acting is cute, and the cats are even cuter! Sparks in the Night by Ben Kadie is a strong example of a kid who appears to love filmmaking. His stylized approach to this piece was quite advanced for someone his age—seems like he’s the kind of filmmaker whose mind is always making up scenes, even in the grocery store. And he’s only 13! The Jimmys Music Video was made by a group of 8th grade girls from Cape Fear Academy. The cuts are fluid with the music, and the choreography was executed by the filmmakers themselves. Apparently, they make videos together as well as they do dance. Love Illusions brings a smile to my face because the story is so funny coming from a kid’s perspective— makes me wonder what I would have made at 10 years old with a video camera. [All movies screening are listed in the right column.] e: What do you want for the future of the program? ML: For it to continue! My personal vision is for this program to have increased involvement from the youth community when it comes to making films and submitting them to the festival. I want to see so many submissions that we can’t decide which to screen. The voice of children is so important, and many kids want to make movies and don’t know how. Visiting filmmakers are key in demonstrating to kids how films are made. Eventually, I would like to lengthen


Lucy’s Got Talent —Avery Aya-ay

Elsa Goes to the Store —Elsa Monahan

Love Illusions —Jaclynn, Ben, Evan, Jas Fischer

Eco-Movie: Unplugged —YWCA Eco-Camp group

KIM —Kids in Media

Sparks in the Night —Ben Kadie

The Jimmys Music Video —Cape Fear Academy

Night of the Man Eating Kittens —Iris Monahan the workshop and utilize a different guest filmmaker every year. In addition, I would like to see increased partnerships with local kid-friendly establishments and more involvement with surrounding public schools. I would like to encourage teachers to infuse a filmmaking lesson into their plans (whether it be a re-enactment for history class or an explanation of division through stop-motion animation). I think this is a great way for kids to demonstrate ownership of their ideas and work as a team. Using a film festival as an incentive is a great motivator. encore | november 4 - 10, 2009 | 25

Screening a Vision: 2009 UNCW Vision Student Film Festival takes place Friday


here seems to be a weird kind of myth floating around in the ether that when the tag “student” precedes the word “film,” it’s inevitably going to be a cliché, overly complex, black-and-white, artsy endeavor, with a headache-inducing number of layers. Or it could as easily be something a couple of dudes made in their garage about the dangers of drug use and decided to upload to YouTube for giggles. Well, the reality of student films is that not only can they be creative and boast real depth, but many student films display real vision—hence, the creation of the 2009 UNCW Vision Film Festival. A labor of love put together by five highly motivated UNCW film-studies students under the direction of Andre and Shannon Silva—two professors of film at UNCW and leaders of the Visions Directed Independent Study class‚ have put together the UNCW Vision Student Film Festival, a chance for current film studies students and alumni students to showcase their original short films in a public forum.

by: Z ach McKeown

Vision Student Film Festival Screening student films of all genres. Brown Coat Pub and Theater 111 Grace Street November 6th, 6:30pm and 8:30pm

To say the group of students orchestrating Vision did so on a shoe-string budget would actually be pretty generous. To be more specific, the show has been organized with no budget whatsoever and is only possible due to the generous donations of time and effort on behalf of passionate film student like Joselyn McDonald. “We have a great lineup of about an hour of short films, including animations, documentary, experimental and narratives,” McDonals described. Naturally, I had to ask if these films would fall into the above mentioned “student film” horror cliché, to which Joselyn responded with assurance that not only were they all high-quality of

an extreme variety, but that all of the final products on show during the festival have been through an exhaustive screening process by McDonald and her peers. A lot of effort has been put forth to assure that only the best and the brightest films will be shown. That the event is free only makes it allthe-better. Bizarrely, due to the collegiate nature of the Vision Student Film Festival, the group hasn’t been able to directly accept donations of money without having to jump through more hoops than the money is worth. Instead, they have been encouraging and happily accepting any donations in the form of, simply put, “stuff.” The filmmakers in attendance at the festival will all be leaving with a swag bag full of donated goodies to reward their hard work, which need to be filled by anyone willing. In addition, even if would-be donators don’t have a secret cache of video iPods to hand out trick-or-treat style, simple donations of finger foods, plastic plates, cups and utensils, along with decorations and any other weird, interesting or otherwise unique bits and pieces are greatly encouraged. The show will be held at the Brown Coat Pub and Theater on 111 Grace St., November 6th with doors opening for two showings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm, respectively. As noted, it’s free and open to the general public. Each show runs around at

around an hour, but pre-show festivities, including games, food and an interactive film experience. Following the film screenings, the generous hosts of Vision, the Brown Coat Pub and Theater, will host a Q&A session with the filmmakers, where the public can pick the creative minds behind the films shown. To donate and/or find out what is needed, or to otherwise support the 2009 UNCW Vision Film Festival—open to all ages; although, libations at the adjacent bar will be served to those of legal age—just contact Joselyn McDonald by phone at (910)330-9552 or by e-mail at

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Wonderfully Creepy:

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Paranormal Activity is a decent horror flick


ctober always delivers film fans a handful of fright flicks. This decade has been remarkably consistent: Western remakes of Asian horror films, American remakes of American horror films and the semi-annual torture porn that the Saw series has devolved into. Thankfully, this year fea-

tures the widespread phenomenon creep-out Paranormal Activity. Comparisons are immediately (and fairly) drawn to The Blair Witch Project, the 1999 independent phenom that took the world by storm and made hundreds of millions of dollars while making audiences extremely nauseous. A decade later I think we can all agree that Blair Witch was a brilliant concept and marketed brilliantly; but as a movie it was just awful. It was an experience, a happening of sorts. Its the kind of movie that would have been sold in the 1950s with a corny trailer promising thrills and chills, careful to show just enough footage of running and screaming to whet viewers’ appetites. Modern films give away far too much in the trailers. Trailers used to be about generating excitement. Now they are nothing more than full reveals. Recently, I was watching a commercial for the remake of The Stepfather, and the entire movie was dictated from the premise to the violent conclusion. It’s a remake, so it’s not as if I’m expecting greatness, however, does every preview have to deliver every detail? The answer is “no.” The imagination is a glorious thing. Unfortunately, the Hollywood studios believe the average film-goer is about as smart as a box of rotting garbage, and markets these movies with the skill and finesse of a coked-out lumberjack with a nuclear-powered chainsaw. Trailers don’t tickle our imaginations anymore, they carpetbomb them into oblivion.

by: Anghus Houvouras

Paranormal Activity written and directed by Oren Peli


SUPERNATURAL VISITS: Micah and Katie are haunted in their new home by demonic spirits who have followed Katie since childhood in the new DreamWorks film Paranormal Activity.

Paranormal Activity, on the other hand, has been marketed by word-of-mouth. And I don’t mean in the traditional way where we hear about it from a friend. Paramount has been running a cunning little campaign, showing audience reaction while insisting that the movie has been rolled out to theaters because “fans” have demanded it. Little white lies are designed to sell this indie film taking a cue from The Blair Witch Project, and selling it with the vim and vigor of PT Barnum. And like those examples, there’s a lot of hot air being bandied about. This is not the scariest movie of all time–not even close. But it is wonderfully creepy. The bare-bones presentation creates a disarming tone early on. No music or flashy camera work. No opening or closing credits. Just a simple story of two people stuck in a house with a menacing spiritual presence. What separates Paranormal Activity from other fake documentary-style scary movies is the confines of the location. The entire film takes place in four to five rooms. On paper the idea sounds downright flimsy. But the movie moves so quickly, with so little backstory, that audiences have to make an early choice: get on board or balk at the entire creative conceit.

a few must-sees this week I was roped in pretty early by the realistic and flawed couple of Micah and Katie. The two lovers have moved into the suburbs of San Diego. There’s barely a hint of backstory. Katie believes she has been followed by spirits since she was a child. Up until now they had been a minor inconvenience: creaks and cracks late at night or the occasional ghostly whispering. Micah decides the best way to deal with this poltergeist is to document the events. It’s an interesting proposition, one that makes far more sense of the video camera as a narrative device. The documentary style has always strained credibility in the sci-fi/horror genre. When we see a movie like Cloverfield, we wonder what kind of idiot would bother filming a giant undersea creature while running for his life. The technique becomes a cheap gimmick and ends up straining credibility rather than lending itself to a more realistic experience. Paranormal Activity succeeds by using the camera sparingly. The most frightening scenes in the movie have the camera on a tripod, the same eerie shot of the couple in the bed, an open door leading down a dark, foreboding hallway. These are the scenes that are the most effective. The final 15 minutes are gloriously creepy and induced plenty of bloodcurdling screams. Not everything works. The attempt at a backstory falls flat. And Micah is such a predictable scary-movie cliché. Even when told that his efforts to document this demonic spirit will lead to one pissed-off poltergeist, it only amplifies his efforts. Micah is the typical scary-movie guy, convinced that he can handle a supernatural situation with logic and a big helping of male ego. Scary movies often require someone dumber than a bucket of meat loaf. Micah fills this role gloriously. He’s the kind of guy that adheres to “the rules” Wes Craven gave us in Scream. What is so great about Micah is that he doesn’t just defy the supernatural, he taunts them. Bad move. To quote the late Jim Croce: “You don’t stand on Superman’s cape/ you don’t spit in the wind/ you don’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger and you don’t taunt the dead.” Suffice it to say, things don’t get much better leading to a predictable conclusion. On that note, there’s a lot more here to like than dislike. For a micro-budget indie film, it’s a masterpiece better than 90 percent of the movies I’ve seen this year at a fraction of the cost. Much like any gimmick film, it’s more about the theatrical experience: A dark theater jam-packed full of screaming film fans enhances the movie greatly. Stripped of “the experience,” I doubt it would have much entertainment value.

Mayfaire 16 900 Town Center Drive • 910-256-0556 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant The film is both an affectionate love letter to that city and an exploration of human attraction. We view the limitations of life through the eyes of Pierre, a Moulin Rouge dancer, who waits for a heart transplant while viewing others’ lives through his window. Roland, a middle-aged professor, suffers love’s pangs when he falls for a young student and tries modern wooing through text messaging. Behind everything is the City of Paris: vibrant, bustling, and full of life and promise. In French with subtitles. R

Carmike 16 111 Cinema Drive • 910-815-0266 Michael Jackson’s This Is It The film will offer Jackson fans and music lovers worldwide a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed, created and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts that would have taken place beginning this summer in London’s O2 Arena. Chronicling the months from April through June, 2009, the film is produced with the full support of the Estate of Michael Jackson and drawn from more than 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage, featuring Jackson rehearsing a number of his songs for the show. Audiences will be given a privileged and private look at Jackson as he has never been seen before, including a unique career retrospective and interviews with some of Jackson’s closest friends and creative collaborators. PG

Carmike 4 1018 N. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach (910) 458-3444 Law Abiding Citizen The film follows a successful assistant D.A. (Gerard Butler) who finds himself at the center of a vigilante plot hatched by a traumatized victim of the legal system (Jamie Foxx). Foxx’s character is devastated to learn that, because of a plea bargain, one of his wife and daughter’s murderers will be set free. So he unleashes revenge on the killers and those who made the deal. R

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Eating for a Cause: Soup for the Troops features local restaurants in support of Hope for the Warriors


t comes as no surprise to most Americans the sacrifices made by our men and women in the armed services. But it is particularly poignant and relevant to the citizens of Southeastern North Carolina with our proximity to the state’s military bases, particularly Camp Lejeune, which is a short drive up Highway 17. With so many families in our region directly affected by deployment and the personal cost of America’s involvement in conflicts around the world, many in our community create unique and creative opportunities to show support. One such event, which combines the involvement of individual citizens with local restaurants, is the annual Soup for the Troops held at Mayfaire Shopping Center. Now in its third year, the fund-raiser features local restaurants offering their wares to raise money for veteran soldiers affected by the ravages of war. “The concept for Soup for the Troops was developed by Robert Pickens (Kornerstone Bistro), Leigh Koger (formerly of Dine Wilmington Online) and myself,” organizer Lisa Layman, owner of Dine Wilmington Online, told encore. “Robert Pickens contacted us about working together on a fund-raiser to benefit Hope for the Warriors, and the three of us came up with the idea of soup because it would be something that almost all restaurants have on their menu and could easily be prepared in large portions.” In a layout that resembles a fall festival, participants will be able to sample soups from area restaurants for a small charge per bowl, while enjoying activities for the whole family that go well beyond the culinary experience. Layman says that the money raised by Soup for the Troops goes directly to an organization that has our veterans’ best interests in mind and is able to render support to those who sacrifice so much in their lives. “Hope for the Warriors is an organization whose mission is to provide support to service members and families who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty, with a particular emphasis on short- and long-term care of the severely injured,” she said. “For the past three years, our community and our event proceeds have gone to a general donation so that Hope for the Warriors can continue to support all of the programs and apply the money to different programs that may

by: Adrian Varnam

Soup for the Troops

Mayfaire Town Center event field November 7th • Free admission, $2 soup samples be underfunded at the time.” Layman says that although participating restaurants have changed throughout the inception of Soup for the Troops, due to the dynamic climate of the local restaurant scene, there have been a few that have been on board since the beginning, including Nicola’s, Hell’s Kitchen, Rucker Johns and Kornerstone. In addition this year’s event promises contributions from other local favorite eateries, like 22 North, Aubriana’s, Fish Bites, Great American Grill, Milner’s Cafe, Jones Fish Camp, East at Blockade Runner, South Beach Grill, Front Street Brewery, Deluxe

and even from Cape Fear Community College’s Culinary Program. All of the participants will be serving samples for only $2. While the focus of the fund-raising remains on the appetite, there are plenty of activities planned to keep participants of all ages engaged and entertained, including a car show from National Speed, with Adrenaline Junkie Laser Tag for the kids, and a beer tent for the adults. Of course, live entertainment rounds it all out, lasting throughout the afternoon from local performers. Overall, it will be a day of community support and involvement that goes to a portion of our population that often give the most profound sacrifices imaginable: themselves. “We forget in our daily lives and in tough economic times that [other things are] going on in the world,” Layman said. “Every day, soldiers are suffering injuries, and there is loss of life. We are still at war, and our service members continue deployments. Individuals

Soup for the Troops Band Lineup 11:30-noon: Jeff Reid, John Fonvielle, & Friends Both Jeff Reid’s and John Fonvielle’s participation in the local music scene goes well beyond excellent musicianship. The former’s the owner/publisher of The Beat magazine and music producer, while the latter is the host of WHQR’s Magnolia Fatback Folk Hour and guitarist for local bluegrass band, End Of The Line. Together, the two music aficionados provide a sound as classic and timeless as their folk, Americana and rock ‘n’ roll influences.

Fortune In The Sun

12:15-12:45pm: Shine One of Wilmington’s most popular party bands, Shine, plays anything and everything from classic covers to snappy originals. Featuring Billy Barwick (lead singer, guitar, harmonica), Davis Canady (vocals, bass, mandolin), Bryan Harrell (lead guitar), and Jeff Hunnicutt (drums/percussion), this quartet played the main stage during the ‘09 Riverfest, along with other local and regional acts.

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Mostly recently, Shine was a featured artist on WHQR’s Soup To Nuts Live. 1-1:30pm: Fortune In The Sun One of Wilmington’s newer bands, Fortune In The Sun has been making a name for themselves locally since 2007. Consisting of Brett Dallas Mondie (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Chris Keck (lead guitar, backing vocals), Daniel Ziglar (drums, percussion, backing vocals, misc.), Attillio Cardelli (bass, keys, backing vocals), the band was recently featured at the

and families are affected; yet, as civilians, unless this touches our lives personally, we become indifferent. As a community so close in proximity to every branch of service, we have a responsibility to make sure that we remain aware of their presence, sacrifices and needs. They are fathers, mothers, daughters and sons, and they are our neighbors, friends and community members.” But for Layman it’s not just a cause that affects the region where she lives. It hits home, like for many of us, in a real and very personal way. “In my own life, I know the sacrifice of my father in Vietnam and a husband who served 20 years in the Army,” she said. “I have firsthand knowledge of the struggles and injuries that returning service members [have]. One example is PTSD and traumatic brain injuries, which are not easily identifiable yet debilitating. They are scars not seen by the naked eye but wounds that are extremely real.”

2009 Wing Fling and have a debut album slated for release in March 2010. 1:45-2:15pm: Jerry Powell Singer/songwriter Jerry Powell has been a longtime local musical journeyman, playing in many bands over the years (Sidewinder, Morrison & Powell, The Niteshift Band, Rudedogs, Duoglide, and The Fifth Avenue Band, among others). Now performing as a solo artist with two records under his belt and a third on the way, Powell focuses his talent and energy on the craft of songwriting while showing off both his recording and musical chops. 2:30-3pm: Spider Mike Bochey Pennsylvania native “Spider” Mike Bochey has made a name for himself in the local blues scene in his years since relocating to the Port City. His fingerpickin’ style brings with him many old folk and blues tunes that were popular at the turn of the twentieth century while weaving stories into his playing to captivate his audiences. Always a crowd favorite, Mike has been a household name at local venues around town, particularly the Rusty Nail and the now defunct Water Street Restaurant.

u itodeateand drink in the port city d i n i n g gwhere Enjoy an extensive selection of gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches and specialty Americana in this rustic chic setting. From the dry-rubbed and slowroasted Better Buffalo Wings to the hardwood smoked Duck Quesadilla, Black Horn offers unique twists on traditional foods. Always family friendly with smoke-free dining, a large arcade gaming area, 23 Hi-Def TV’s and Nintendo Wii. Live music every weekend. 7 days a week, 11am–2am. 15 Carolina Beach Avenue North, “the boardwalk,” Carolina Beach. www.blackhornbarandkitchen. com. (910) 458-5255.

and fresh seafood, including the best Shrimp n’ Grits in town. Warm in the sun on the expansive outdoor deck sipping an exotic, colorful martini, or unwind at the spacious bar inside boasting extensive wine and martini lists along with weekday appetizer specials from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Don’t forget to try downtown’s best kept secret for Sunday Brunch from 11am-3pm. You are welcome to dock your boat at the only dock’n’dine restaurant downtown, grab a trolley, or enjoy our free, front door parking (ask for pass!) Lunch and Dinner Tues-Sunday. Why satisfy when you can indulge? Find the George on the RiverWalk at 128 South Water Street. 910-763-2052 or online at

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A short drive from the beach, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza in Mayfaire Town Center is a fun, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Serving the best brick-oven pizzas around, Brixx also offers a fine selection of signature focaccia sandwiches, pastas, fresh salads and desserts. Stop in for a quick lunch, or kick back on the patio with one of 24 beers on tap or 14 wines by the glass. Brixx is also a late-night destination, serving 2-for-1 pizzas and appetizers after 10 p.m. Open until 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 p.m. on Sunday.6801 Main Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. 910-256-9677.


A sprawling two-story restaurant located on the Intracoastal Waterway, Bluewater offers spectacular panoramic views. Watch all types of boats cruise past your table, and relax to the sound of sail masts lightly touching at the nearby marina, all while enjoying the casual American menu. Dinner mainstays include baby back ribs, chargrilled steaks, fresh fish, and delicious homemade desserts. 4 Marina Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC . 910.256.8500

c.G. daWGs For great traditional New York style eats with Southern charm look no further than C.G. Dawgs. You will be drawn in by the aroma of fine beef franks served with witty banter and good natured delivery from the cleanest hot dog carts in Wilmington. Sabrett famous hot dogs and Italian sausages are the primary fare offered, with a myriad of condiments for all of your mid-day or late night cravings. You may find them daily at their new location on the boardwalk of Market and Water St. from 11am to 5pm. Saturdays at the farmers market. ThursdaySaturday nights they are on Market St. between Front and 2nd St. from 10pm to 3:00am. Then they finish the week off at Fibbers on Sunday nights until 3am. To busy to leave the office? Ask about their lunch time delivery service for downtown!!

tHe GeorGe on tHe riVerWalk Drop your anchor at The George on the RiverWalk, your destination for complete sense indulgence. Watch the historic Cape Fear River unfold before you while you enjoy the best in Southern Coastal Cuisine. The menu combines elegance, creativity and diverse selection of steak, pasta, salad

This former Dawson’s Creek stage set has been turned into a lively pub in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Their extensive menu ranges from classics like a thick Angus burger or NY style reuben to lighter fare such as homemade soups, fresh salads, and vegetarian options. Whether meeting for a business lunch, lingering over dinner and drinks, or watching the game on the big screen, the atmosphere and friendly service will turn you into a regular. Open late 7 days a week, with a pool table, darts, weekly trivia, and live music on the weekends. Offers limited lunchtime delivery during the week and can accommodate large parties. M-Sat 11am until late, opens Sundays at noon. 118 Princess St, (910) 763-4133


A local favorite and must-see for visitors, Henry’s award-winning decor features beautifully hued stacked sandstone, a hand painted ceiling and a gorgeous 100-year-old Brunswick-style tiger oak bar. At dinner, modern American offerings include slow roasted prime rib, rotisserie chicken, signature crab cakes, and delectable seafood dishes. Lunch features include deli sandwiches made with fresh Boars Head cold-cuts, delicious salads, and fresh bread. Save room for the homemade strawberry shortcake! 2508 Independence Boulevard, Wilmington, NC. 910.793.2929.

HolidaY inn resort

The Verandah Café Restaurant located in this oceanfront resort is a wonderful find. This is the perfect place to enjoy a fresh Seafood & Steak dinner while dinning outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Chef Eric invites you to experience his daily specials in this magnificent setting. Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner. 256-2231 Wrightsville Beach


Kefi, founded in 1981 by a group of friends, has a long-standing tradition as a favorite local watering hole. This Wrightsville-Beach eatery is open at 6am for breakfast, offering everything from omelets and pancakes, to shrimp and grits. Take a break from the beach and visit Kefi’s, where their menu features a variety of salads and sandwiches. There is even a “working man’s lunch,” served Monday through Friday, all for under $6. At night Kefi comes alive by serving dinner with a Southern flare. From

the fried pickles appetizer to their the shrimp or oyster Po’boy to their nightly dinner specials, there is something that will make your taste buds sing. Then stick around for live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; nightly drink specials are offered. Go online at for more info and full music schedule. Open 6am-2am, seven days a week, with full ABC permits. Lunch deliveries available in the Wrightsville Beach area. Located at 2012 Eastwood Road, 910-256-3558.

tHe little diPPer

Wilmington’s favorite fondue restaurant! The Little Dipper specializes in unique fondue dishes with a global variety of cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, chocolates and fine wines. The warm and intimate dining room is a great place to enjoy a four-course meal, or indulge in appetizers and desserts outside on the back deck or in the bar while watching luminescent jellyfish. Open TuesdaySunday, serving dinner at 5pm. Reservations are appreciated for parties of any size. Located at the corner of Front and Orange in Downtown Wilmington. 138 South Front Street • (910) 251-0433

Pine ValleY Market

Pine Valley Market has reigned supreme in servicing the Wilmington community for years, securing encore’s Best-Of awards in catering, gourmet shop and butcher. Now, Kathy Webb and Christi Ferretti are expanding their talents into serving lunch in-house, so folks can enjoy their hearty, homemade meals in the quaint and cozy ambience of the market. Using the freshest ingredients of highest quality, diners can enjoy the best Philly Cheesesteak in Wilmington, along with numerous other sandwich varieties, from their Angus burger to classic Reuben, Italian sub to a grown-up banana and peanut butter sandwich that will take all diners back to childhood. Served among a soup du jour and salads, there is something for all palates. Take advantage of their take-home frozen meals for nights that are too hectic to cook, and don’t forget to pick up a great bottle of wine to go with it. Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm; Sat. 9am-6pm; closed Sunday. 3520 S. College Road, (910) 350-FOOD.

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Now a smoke-free restaurant, mellow out and relax in the comfortable atmosphere that Mellow Mushroom offers. From the giant psychadelic ‘shroom located in the bar area to the Cadillac hanging on the wall, this restaurant is far from ordinary. The open kitchen brings live entertainment as pizza dough flies in the air. Their hand-tossed, springwater dough brings new meaning to pizzas and calzones—healthy!! With 20 drafts and an array of microbrews, domestic and import bottles, Mellow Mushroom has an extensive beer list and full bar. Also, check out their lunch specials and variety of sandwiches. Their menu also caters to everyone and offers many vegetarian dishes. Live jazz on Wednesdays. Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun., 12pm-9pm. 4311 Oleander Drive, 452-3773.

stickY FinGers riB HoUse Sticky Fingers is known for the best authentic Memphis-style ribs, wings and barbecue in town.

It’s no secret that slow, low-temperature smoking produces mouth-watering, tender ribs, chicken and pork. Sticky Fingers smokes everything right here in the restaurant and has received national praise for award-winning ribs. The restaurant was recently featured in Bon Appetit, Southern Living and Food and Wine, and had fantastic television exposure on CNBC’s “The Today Show,” and the Food Network. Locals voted Sticky Fingers “Best Ribs” in Wilmington. Sticky Fingers Catering has become an obvious choice for company picnics, office meetings or social gatherings for parties of 15 to 5,000 people. They offer both full service and simple drop-off options to meet anyone’s catering needs. 5044 Market Street, (910) 452-7427.

trollY stoP

Trolly Stop Hot Dogs is family owned and operated with six locations throughout North Carolina. A family tradition for over 30 years specializing in homemade chili, slaw, burritos, tea and sauces. Smithfield all meat, Sabrett all beef, Oscar Mayer fat-free and Litelife veggie hot dogs. Try their unique “burger slab dog,” which is a burger in a unique shape. 94 S. Lumina Ave., Wrightsville Beach, 256-3421; Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach, 458-7557; 111A South Howe St., Southport, 457-7017; 121 N. Front St., downtown Wilmington, 343-2999; 784 King St., Boone, NC, 828-265-2658; 4502 Fountain Dr., 910-452-3952. Call individual stores for hours of operation.

tHe UnderGroUnd

Appropriately located “underground” on the corner of Market and Front streets in downtown Wilmington, this lively restaurant and bar serves a variety of choices that includes everything from a Southwestern Chicken Caesar Wrap or a Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla to a Reuben with Potato Salad. In addition to a full bar with an interesting martini and shooters menu, Underground also offers a selection of draft and bottled beers. The atmosphere is friendly and casual yet elegant, and it’s a great place to bring the family or join friends for a cocktail at night. Open Monday, 11am-5pm; Tuesday-Friday, 11am-2am; and Saturday, noon-2am, with a full menu served till midnight. Live music every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and karaoke every Wednesday! Check our Web site for a current events list! 103 Market Street, Corner of Front and Market, downtown Wilmington, 763-9686.

asian doUBle HaPPiness Double Happiness offers the Port City fine Asian dining at reasonable prices. We prepare flavorful dishes inspired by the cultural richness of Malaysia, Thailand and authentic China. We’re now serving traditional dim sum, and good health special vegetarian dishes, such as Soy Peking Ribs, homemade tofu and homemade Malaysian sponge cake. We are dedicated to branding the exotic flavors of fresh ingredients and a romantic spice in all of our cooking techniques. Our friendly staff is always willing to help customers, and we serve beer and wine for

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lunch and dinner. Banquet and tatami rooms are available for large parties. Open Monday through Saturday, 11am-10pm; and Sunday 3pm-10pm. 4403 Wrightsville Avenue; 910-313-1088. www.


Craving expertly prepared Chinese food in an elegant atmosphere? Szechuan 132 Chinese Restaurant is your destination! Szechuan 132 has earned the reputation as one of the finest contemporary Chinese restaurants in the Port City. Tastefully decorated with an elegant atmosphere, with an exceptional ingenious menu has deemed Szechuan 132 the best Chinese restaurant for years, hands down. 419 South College Road (in University Landing), 799-1426.

Hiro jApANESE StEAkHoUSE What better way to celebrate a special occasion or liven up a dinner out than to dine in a place where every meal is an exciting presentation. Knowing that a meal should be more than just great food, Hiro adds a taste of theatre and a amazing atmosphere to everyone’s dinning experience. Also serving sushi, Hiro surprises its guests with a new special roll every week and nightly drink specials to complement it. From 4-7pm enjoy half-priced nigiri and half-priced regular makimono. Nigiri makimono combos are only $7.50, while early-bird specials last from 4-6pm, where diners can choose two: shrimp, chicken or steak. Open Monday thru Thursday 4pm-10pm; Friday and Saturday 4pm-10:30pm; and Sunday 11am-10pm. Located at 222 Old Eastwood Road (910) 794-1570. Please visit the Web site at


If you’re ready to experience the wonders of the Orient without having to leave Wilmington, join us at Indochine for a truly unique experience. Indochine brings the flavors of the Far East to the Port City, combining the best of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in an atmosphere that will transport you and your taste buds. Relax in our elegantly decorated dining room, complete with antique Asian decor as well as contemporary artwork and music. Our diverse, friendly and efficient staff will serve you beautifully presented dishes full of enticing aromas and flavors. Be sure to try such signature items as the spicy and savory Roasted Duck with Red Curry, or the beautifully presented and delicious Shrimp and Scallops in a Nest. Be sure to save room for our world famous desert, the banana egg roll! We take pride in using only the freshest ingredients, and our extensive menu suits any taste. After dinner, enjoy specialty drinks by the koi pond in our Asian garden, or be entertained every Friday night with a Balinese dancer. Located at 7 Wayne Drive (beside the Ivy Cottage), 2519229.


Located on the second floor of the historic Roudabush building in downtown Wilmington, Yo Sake features the best sushi along with a full pan-Asian menu served amid fabulous Tokyo vogue décor. Entrees include Sake Bombed Duck, Tea Rubbed Salmon and Grilled Beef Tenderloin. The bar boasts an extensive wine list including 16 sakes and fantastic specialty drinks like the Wilmington-famous Pomegranate Ginger Mojito. Don’t forget to try the Fresh Mango Cheesecake or the scrumptious Coconut Banana Ice Cream,

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and, if you ask nicely, they just might drop a scoop of the Lychee Sorbet into a glass of champagne for you. Open everyday 5pm-2am. Dinner served 5-11pm. Ask about our late night menu. Live entertainment nightly Tuesday -Saturday beginning at 10:30pm. 33 South Front Street, downtown Wilmington. (910) 763-3172. Visit us at www.

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Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is Wilmington’s Authentic Caribbean Restaurant conveniently located at 417 S. College Road in University Landing. We offer exquisite Caribbean cuisine to satisfy your taste buds, whether they are for spicy Jamaican jerk chicken, mellow flavors of our curry chicken, curry goat or our ox tail skillfully flavored by our Jamaican chefs. Come in and enjoy our many menu selections, our warm décor, smoke-free atmosphere, excellent service and our smooth reggae music. Operating hours are: Sunday 3:00pm – 8:00pm; Wednesday – Saturday 11:45am – 9:00pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday). Jamaica’s Comfort Zone is family owned and operated. Check us out at or call us 910-399-2867.

french CApriCE BiStro

Wilmington’s finest French cuisine can be found at Caprice Bistro, a small informal neighborhood restaurant, serving hearty food in generous portions at affordable prices. Simple is the atmosphere in the bistro, as plain white plates and tables dressed in white paper make up the decor. However, the food is far from simple, as a combination of fresh ingredients and innovative preparation delight the taste buds with a plethora of unique appetizers, entrées and desserts. The service is fast, efficient and non-intrusive, and the ambience is friendly and unpretentious. After dinner, be sure to venture upstairs into their cozy and relaxing sofa bar for an after-dinner martini, or enjoy your meal there, as a light-fare and full menus are served. Art is always on display in the sofa bar, so be sure to inquire frequently about their artist show receptions. Voted “Best French Restaurant” three years in a row! 10 Market Street, downtown Wilmington, 815-0810.

italian ANtoNioS piZZA ANd pAStA

Antonio’s Pizza and Pasta, simply known as Antonio’s, is anything but simple. From scrumptious appetizers to signature pizza to some of the best traditional Italian pasta dishes in town, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cozy dinner for two or bring the whole family in for pizza and fun. Offering beer and wine at their Monkey Junction and Porter’s Neck location and live music Friday and Saturday nights with all ABC permits at their Leland location, Antonio’s has thought of everything for you to enjoy your dining experience with them. Monkey Junction across from Super Wal-Mart off South College Road (910) 792-0000, Porter’s Neck Shopping Center next to Kiva Grill off Market Street (910) 686-7774, Cross Creek Commons across from Magnolia Greens (910) 383-0033.


Cafe’ Basil Italian grill the only authentic New York style Italian cuisine in south east North Carolina. Owners Nick and Vincent DiNapoli are the real deal, two brothers from New York who brought all their family cooking secrets with them. The menu is filled with all your favorite traditional Italian entrees like home made Lasagna, Chicken Parmesan, Veal and Chicken Marsala to raviolis, stuffed shells and the best bowl of pasta you ever had. Plus they have grilled entrees including steaks and chops. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with dark woods and red brick through out, right down to the newly opened full service bar. There are nightly drink specials and live music every weekend in the piano bar. They’re also able to cater your next party or business function in the private banquette room. With nightly blackboard specials, drink specials, scrumptious deserts and an early bird special every day from 4 to 6. Cafe Basil will soon become your second home. One mile north of the College road over pass 10 minutes from downtown and Porters Neck. Open Mon-Sat, 4 pm-closing. Closed Sunday. For information and reservations call 910-791-9335.


A marvel of architecture with an open display kitchen that adds to the stunning ambiance of the dining room. Eddie Romanelli’s offers lunch (Oleander Dr), dinner and late night menu (Oleaner Dr). The diverse menu is casual American with Italian influences, featuring favorites such as 16oz. Marinated Rib Eye Steak, Stuffed Pork Chop, Mama Romanelli’s Lasagna, Shrimp and Crabmeat Cannelloni, unique California-style pizza and more. 5400 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. 910.799.7000 and 503 Olde Waterford Way, Leland. 910.383.1885


“Slice” has become a home away from home for tourists and locals alike. Our menu includes salads, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, homemade soups, subs and, of course, pizza. We only serve the freshest and highest-quality ingredients in all of our food, and our dough is made daily with purified water. We have the largest tequila selection in Wilmington. Voted “Best Pizza” and “Best Late Night Eatery.” Stop by for lunch dinner, or a late-night treat, open from 11:30am until 3am, seven days a week, 365 days a year, all ABC permits. 122 Market Street between Second and Front, downtown Wilmington. 251-9444. Visit our 2nd location at 1437 Military Cutoff rd., next to PT’s! 256-2229


Nagila, The Moroccan Café, is a quaint, neighborhood dining place, located on Wrightsville Avenue, near Canady’s Sporting Goods. Internationally recognized Chef Shai Shalit brings the finest dining experience and superb eclectic tastes rarely experienced even in those larger metropolitan cities. Stop by for lunch and try his homemade pita bread, prepared fresh daily, stuffed with any filling of your choice. With lunch specials starting at just $5.95 and dinner specials starting at $9.95, Nagila is affordable and authentic, serving the most fantastic tahini and hummus, as well as chicken Moroccan soup that will warm your stomach. For the less adventurous guests,

Shai can prepare an unbelievable steak or a pita hamburger—one not easily forgotten. Finish your dinner with a delicious piece of Baklava and a wonderful Turkish coffee or tea. Come on in and try out Wilmington’s newest, relaxing surroundings—that of a Moroccan oasis. Reservations: 233-1251 or 798-9940. Open Sunday-Thursday; Lunch 11am4pm; Dinner 4pm-until. Open for lunch on Friday at 11am - call for closing time. Closed Friday evening to Saturday evening for shabbos. Open Saturday night - call for times.

organic LoVEY’S mARKET

Lovey’s Market is a true blessing for shoppers looking for natural and organic groceries, or just a great place to meet friends for a quick, delicious, and totally fresh snack. Whether they are in the mood for a veggie burger, a bean burrito or a chicken Caesar wrap, shoppers will find a large selection of nutritious meals on the a la carte café menu at Lovey’s. The food bar—which has cold salads and hot selections that can be eaten in the café seating or boxed for take-out—can be enjoyed all day long, while the juice bar offers a wide variety of juices and smoothies made with organic fruits and vegetables. Specializing in bulk sales of produce, grains, flours, beans and spices at affordable prices, Lovey‘s also carries grass-fed and free-range meats and poultry. Wheat-free, gluten-free, products are in stock regularly, as are vegan and vegetarian groceries and wholesome pet foods. For anything shoppers want that is not in stock, Lovey‘s will be happy to find it. Stop by Lovey’s Market Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 9am to 6pm; and on Sundays, 10am to 6pm. Café hours: Monday-Friday, 11am–6pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10am-6pm. Located at 1319 Military Cutoff Road; 910-5090331. Online at


Tidal Creek Deli offers a wide array of exceptional and unusual organic foods, all of which taste as good as they are for you. The salad bar and hot bar incorporate flavors from around the world; each item is prepared by hand using only fresh and local ingredients. The chefs are constantly experimenting to create new and exciting dishes. Choose from made to order smoothies with almond butter and hemp milk, salads with locally grown greens or, special order a wedding cake made from scratch to your specifications. Whatever your tastes, Tidal Creek Deli is a place to rejuvenate the mind and body while enjoying the company of a friendly and relaxed organic community.


Voted Best Oysters for over 10 years by encore readers, you know what you can find at Dock Street Oyster Bar. But we have a lot more than oysters! Featuring a full menu of seafood, pasta, and chicken dishes from $4.95-$25.95, there’s something for everyone at Dock Street. You’ll have a great time eating in our “Bohemian-Chic” atmosphere, where you’ll feel just as comfortable in flip flops as you would in a business suit. Smoke Free! Located at 12 Dock St in downtown Wilmington. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. 762-2827 www.


The Blockade Runner offers an array of seasonal seafood specials, certified Angus beef, lobster menu on Friday evening plus a spectacular Sunday brunch. Romantic al fresco dining is available on our dinner deck located in the center of a lush garden overlooking the ocean far away from the traffic and noise. We offer live entertainment on Saturday evening and Sunday brunch. Our smoke free lounge is eco-friendly and offers light fare nightly. 275 Waynick Blvd. Wrightsville Beach. 910-256-2251.


Proving that excellent seafood isn’t just for the eateries at Wrightsville Beach, Hieronymus Seafood is the stop for midtown Wilmington seafood lovers. In business for 27 years strong, Hieronymus has made a name for itself by consistently providing excellent service and the freshest of the fresh in oceanic cuisine. Complete with a full-service bar and a fireside oyster bar, it’s the place to be if you are seeking top-quality attributes in atmosphere, presentation, flavor and ingenuity. Signature dishes include Oysters Hieronymus and the Scallops Fra Diavlo. Hieronymus has all ABC permits and also provides catering. Voted “Best Seafood” in 2007. 5035 Market Street; 392-6313.


When Wilmingtonians think of fresh, flavorful seafood, they flock to Catch. Couples enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at the bar, professionals meet for business meetings and locals come for their favorites. The understated décor and friendly service create a warm and relaxing atmosphere. In this quaint bistro, Catch serves New American seafood with Asian influences. Customers enjoy unique flavors and modern creations, matched with the best local seafood and organic produce in the Cape Fear. Some seasonal offerings include soft-shell crabs, grouper nuggets, summer flounder, N.C. shrimp and Carolina catfish. House specialties range from broiled miso-glazed wild salmon to crispy fried oyster platters. No reservations accepted. Open Mon-Fri., 11am – 2pm for lunch and now open for dinner Wed-Fri. only from 5:30pm – 9pm (BYOB). 215 Princess Street, downtown Wilmington. Catch is chefowned and -operated. (910) 762-2841 or www.


Located next to the Golden Sands hotel in Carolina Beach, the Ocean Grill offers three distinct dining experiences: a spacious dining room with wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean, a patio bar in the covered patio area, and a open-air Tiki Bar on the pier. You will find a full menu inside, and appetizers, sandwiches and a full selection of beverages on the Tiki Bar menu. Serving lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and brunch on Sundays from 10am-2pm. Lunch 7 days a week beginning May 22nd. Live music calendar: www. Tiki Bar open at 11am 7 days a week. 1211 S. Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach; (910) 458-2000.


Breathtaking panoramic views. Oceanic’s third floor private banquet room provides a spectacular lookout over the Atlantic Ocean, Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island. With its own re-

stroom & bar facilities, it is perfect for wedding receptions, birthdays and corporate functions. Oceanic is a classic seafood house specializing in local seafood. Choose from a selection of seafood platters, combination plates and daily fresh fish. For land lovers, try steaks, chicken or pasta. 703 S. Lumina Avenue, Wrightsville Beach. 910.256.5551


For eight years, the Reel Café has been Wilmington’s premier restaurant and nightlife location, because it has something for everyone. Enjoy dining in our restaurant, live music in our courtyard Oyster Bar, dancing in the second-floor danceclub or cocktails on the Rooftop Bar overlooking the Cape Fear River. We offer lunch, dinner and a late-night menu. Lunch has a variety of salads, sandwiches and steamers. Our dinner menu has a wonderful variety of burgers, sandwiches, pastas and steaks. We also have delicious seafood entrées and salads, or try the specials prepared daily by our chef. Whether it’s a delightful meal, live music or the downtown nightlife, The Reel Café is the place to be. Located at 100 S. Front Street, the Reel is also available for banquets and private parties. Call for details: 251-1832.

southern HALL’S TRopICANA RESTAURANT Hall’s is a Wilmington tradition! Originally opened in 1901 as a drug store, Hall’s has been serving the Downtown community for over 100 years. We serve traditional Southern fare, including a classic breakfast with the accompaniments you’ve grown to love. Lunch includes a Southern buffet Monday-Friday with pork, chicken, all the fixin’s, and a special addition every day! Don’t forget our unique menu, which includes everything from specialty sandwiches to fried seafood. Most importantly, at Hall’s everything is fresh! Open Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm (buffet 11-2), and Saturday from 7am12:30pm with breakfast and menu items only. 421 Castle St. 910-762-2210.


Downtown Wilmington’s newest dining option has arrived! Serving breakfast and lunch all day, the Pink Pig offers a full menu featuring good ol’ fashioned cookin’ along with a few of our own innovations. For breakfast, try one of our tasty country plates or a sandwich stacked high with your favorite items. For lunch, try our already-famous Redneck Reuben, and you can’t go wrong with our real pit-smoked barbecue sandwiches. C’mon in try for yourself! Open Tues-Sat, 8am-8pm, and Sun., 10am-6pm. 124 Princess St, Downtown. 910-399-6096 other sporting events. We have plenty of seating and a fun atmosphere for the whole family. In Racine Commons, 910-409-9860.


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below Book Review 36 Op-Ed 37 Fact or Fiction 40-47 Calendar / Toons / Corkboard

Taking on the Kids: Tom Tomorrow opens up about his new venture The Very Silly Mayor By Tom Tomorrow Ig Publishing $16.99 ocial lessons come to be learned by children in the tiny, colorful and genuinely overt packages we call bedtime stories. I have never seen or read one that falls short of teaching valuable lessons for adulthood under the pretenses of cute animals and fun pictures, advantages that many adults wish they could still find in their own books. With predecessors like Dr. Seuss, who can throw together a quip in a whip, and the bedtime adventures of Clifford, the Big Red Dog, comes a new nighttime educator by the name of “Tom Tomorrow.” Sound familiar? Tom Tomorrow is generally known for


by: Jillian Watson his weekly comic strip This Modern World (located in the calendar section of encore weekly) which looks at the way the average people of the world support our government leaders and their decisions, causing many conversations if not political banter. But this time it’s not his comics that are up for discussion; it’s his first children’s book entitled The Very Silly Mayor. Tom Tomorrow’s alter-ego and real-life name, “Dan Perkins,” has children of his own to whom he has spent many a night flipping the pages. “[I’ve spent] a lot of time at bedtime reading a lot of really ill-conceived books to my own kid,” Perkins told me last week. “As someone who has toiled at the intersection of words and pictures for many

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years, the temptation to try my own hand at it eventually grew too strong to resist.” Sometimes temptation works out for the best. The Very Silly Mayor is the story of a medium-sized city and its mayor. Making appearances from This Modern World are Sparky, a penguin who wears sunglasses slightly reminiscent of the Star Trek days of the ‘80s, and his friend, Blinky, a Boston Terrier. “The idea of Sparky, the penguin, becoming a beloved children’s character amused me greatly,” Perkins said, chuckling. From Sparky and Blinky, we learn that the mayor of this “medium-sized” city has come up with some—let’s just say—very creative solutions to the problems of their city. These solutions do nothing but cause more problems, and Sparky is left to wonder why he is the only one that thinks the solutions are ridiculous. He finds out that everyone is afraid of being laughed at if they go against the mayor’s solutions. So Sparky takes it upon himself to stand up to the mayor and his ideas for fixing the city. Though it may sound like Tom Tomorrow has a not-so hidden agenda with the plot of his first book, he stated, “I was genuinely writing a book for children, not a wink-winknudge-nudge book that pretends to be for children but is really aimed at adults. I actually don’t see it as a political book at all. I guess political metaphors are kind of my standard fallback, but it’s mainly about trusting your own judgment.” Though Perkins’ work as a cartoonist is

already known to be exquisite, he says finding a publisher wasn’t exactly a cinch for him. It’s hard to imagine that anyone would turn away such a creative vision. Perkins said, “I actually sold this book once before, to a major children’s publisher, but unfinished, just on the basis of a script and a few sample drawings. It turned out to be a very surreal experience. I was getting an excessive amount of advice on how I should do my own work, from people who had far less experience at doing my work than I do. Call them “The Very Silly Publishers”—they had very silly ideas about what they thought I should be doing, things that I strongly felt would hurt the book. Not that it was confrontational at all, it was an entirely polite and civilized exchange—until the day they said, ‘Keep your advance; we changed our mind,’ and cut me loose.” Perkins kept his integrity and his original idea alive, eventually finding an independent publisher, Ig Publishing, who allowed Perkins to do things his own way. The Very Silly Mayor proves impressive and amusing, with a humourous plot and colorful illustrations. I sought out the advice of Ms. Stephanie Cioffi, an exceptional children’s teacher at Rocky Point Primary School, to get feedback from someone who works with children daily. Cioffi was immediately in love with the book. “This is a brilliant way to teach young children selfconfidence and standing up for what they believe in,” she noted. Luckily for fans, there will be more coming from the cartoonist and writer. “I’m hoping [to write a second book],” he said. “I’ve had a busy few months—a really busy year, to be honest [Perkins also designed Pearl Jam’s latest album cover, Backspacer] and haven’t had time to pursue the next idea, but I really enjoy being able to step out of the constant aggravation of political commentary for a little while, and kids are the greatest audience. It sounds sappy, but it’s absolutely true. Their enthusiasm is so overwhelming; they put adults to shame.” The Very Silly Mayor can be found on Perkins’ own Web site,, or at bookstores now.

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to feeling that she now owes a debt to the male in exchange for the date. What most pampered females do not understand is that when a guy is waiting on us hand and foot, he is doing so because he expects something in returnâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;sexual innuendos included. This can be easily avoided by evening the playing field with having the girl pay for herself for a changeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;something that is becoming more common by the emphasis that the two individuals are just â&#x20AC;&#x153;chilling.â&#x20AC;? Furthermore, there is now no need for the pressure of out-doing the dates before on the guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part. The expectation for a person to constantly think of a better location, a more expensive meal and more romantic rhymes, is ludicrous. The poor guy should not be in competition with himself to the point of having to basically buy the otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s love by reenacting the corny surprise bouquet of roses at the office and sugar-coated poetry atop an equally sweetened box of chocolates. According to my roommate, the best first date that she has ever been on included going on a run through a park, getting ice cream at a local Ben & Jerryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (she paid), and talking on the bench for three hours. There is a misconception that dates equal money. However, the amount of the paycheck matters less than the actual quality of the communication and interaction of the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and what they discover or understand about each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as excruciatingly simple as that seems. As the 21st century is moving forward, the more dates fall into a less typical category and more into an individualistic one. Courtship and the fawning over the knight in shining armor in America has turned into relapse. The lesson to be learned in all of this is that this movement is necessary. It is necessary to the third wave of feminism, necessary to obtain equality between male and female, necessary to freedom of will of everyone from an otherwise confining structure of stereotypes today. If anything, guys should be in joyful celebration of the hundreds of dollars they are saving by not having to pass over their credit card every single date.

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ll I see is the cold sliver of Miss Delaney Jenkins as she moves past me on her way out. Her left eye twitches in my direction and keeps pace with her feet as she walks away from that lying bastard Doc Hall’s office. He doesn’t lose a step either, hands shuffling around desk dust as if nothing exists outside his bubble. I was already confused; now I am confused and furious. Maybe I am wrong, but something seems terribly off today. Maybe I am in the bubble and everyone else is in on the secret. When I twist the door knob behind my back, Doc finally takes a second to notice me. His countenance seems as shuffled as his paper work. Countless pages of nutbag cases keep him up to his elbows in unpleasantry. It seems to me now more than ever that I am just another picture stapled onto a diagnosis. He looks at me in that way people usually do when they are hiding something: sort of a nervousness and fake confidence at the same time. I want to know why he lied about talking with my mother. I want to know why he would tell me he has never heard of Delaney Jenkins. Times like these I almost wonder if it was really me they were talking to when each one denied the other. “Can I help you with something?” he asks. “You haven’t so far,” I tell him. The thing that stings the most is that I actually thought I could trust him in the beginning. More and more I find out that I can’t really trust anybody. Any body houses veins that bleed with deception and ulterior motives. “It is difficult to help you when either side of you is fighting so hard against it. Tell me, have you been open with anyone in your life? Can you remember?” Before this exact moment, I was streaming with an impossible flow of anger. Now it seems someone has halted the tide, and I am standing on the shore, questioning everything once again. I am a wealth of emotional extremes. It is very possible for me to love and hate someone within the same five minutes. Once Doc is looking up at me for an answer, it occurs to me that maybe he is right. In this case I hate myself for being the only one who is against me. I am tripping over thoughts left and right, and Doc Hall watches me struggle to come up with something to tell him. “In the accident were you the driver or the passenger?” he asks me. I am jerked out of my fog by the audacity of his question. “I was driving the car. You’ve known that. I was driving the car, and I killed her, and

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that’s why I’m here in the first place. Why would you ask that?” “Tell me, in the dream were you also driving the car that got you to the beach?” he asks. “That’s the problem. I’m pretty sure Daddy was driving, but when I am standing in the water alone, I can’t remember how we ever got there,” I answer. “Have you ever considered that maybe your memories are slanted by your different perceptions of how your life has gone?” Doc asks me. Damn. I’m stumped again. “I mean, you always say you don’t remember things. Could it not be possible then that you are not who you think you are?” he asks. He’s on a roll today. I suppose the reason I have never thought about things this way before is that no one has really ever asked me. And who knows what I would have said if anyone did. The truth is, the only person I ever opened up to was Laura, and she is not much help when it comes to anything but herself. That is the difference between us: She only helps herself, and I can’t help myself. You always hear that opposites attract. But what comes after the attraction? No one ever tells you that part. “Maybe. But who would I be if I am not who I think I am?” I ask Doc. “That is why you are here. We want to help you figure out who you are. You apparently either gave up trying or just split into in the process,” he tells me. Too much shit has happened too quick, and I decide I’ll end it before it hits the fan. I don’t say anything to Doc, just turn around and make my way back to my bubble to get a cigarette. Outside the air is much clearer, and I can

watch the smoke cut it softly. I try to think about what Doc said one piece at a time, but it’s all one unfiltered puzzle of almost-answers. I trace the circles of smoke until they outline the moon, a perfect sphere of light that takes over these night-time hours. It is so full it looks like it will most likely burst any moment, spilling iridescence from the cracks in its skin. Momma always says weird shit happens when there is a full moon. I should have probably known what I was up against, but I have been inside all day, unaware of the rest of the world outside myself. I decide that the only way to answer Doc’s questions is if I knew what he already knows about me. This way I might be able to gauge my understanding of how the fuck to get out of here. Is it sad that I have to cheat on questions about myself? I ash out my cigarette in a puddle by the window, and immediately try to figure out how I am going to get to my picture-stapled diagnosis. I might need help for this operation, someone stealthy and willing to be a shadow in these halls. I need someone invisible to be able to see myself truthfully.

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FESTIVAL LATINO 2009 11th Annual Festival Latino will take place Sat., 11/7 at 11am-5pm at Hugh MacRae Park. The day long celebration will give residents the opportunity to share in the diverse Latino cultures of the Cape Fear region. Will offer food from Latino countries, entertainment, kid’s activities, and arts and crafts. Contact Lucy Vasquez: 910264-4915.

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We’re celebrating heritage and diversity at Wilmington’s Hugh MacRae Park thus weekend, on the 7th, with the annual Festival Lation. From 11am-5pm, residents can enjoy food from Latino countries, entertainment indigenous, kid’s activities and arts and crafts. For information, call Lucy Vasquez at (910) 264-4915.

KABOO JEWELRY TRUNK SALE Kaboo Jewelry’s Bubbly & Baubles event will be happening 11/6-7 from 10am-5pm at Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash. Champagne and sweets will be served along with gourmet coffee, tea and other treats. Just in time for the holidays, designers Jill Hope and Judy Rickenbacker offer a line of copper, sterling and gemstone jewelry. Call: 910-575-5999. or visit: POLISH FESTIVAL St. Stanislaus Church in Castle Hayne, 4849 Castle Hayne Road (Hwy 133) will be celebrating its 12th annual Polish Festival on Sat., 11/7, 11-5pm on the church grounds. Admission is free, and there is plenty of parking. Look forward to genuine Polish foods including kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, pierogi, potato pancakes, Polish beer, and home baked desserts as well as a variety of crafts and souvenirs. The Polka Plus Band of Raleigh will entertain throughout the Festival. For the young

other suspected Native American artifacts for identified by CFCC geology instructor Phil “Dr. Rocks” Garwood. •11/9-13: Native American Craft Activities 3-5pm. Wilmington Children’s Museum •11/10: State and Federal Recognition Lecture, 2-4pm. Health Sciences Building, Room L-107 •11/11: Special Presentation: Teddy Draper, Sr. - Navajo Code Talker. USMC veteran Teddy Draper talks about his experiences as a Navajo code talker during World War II. 1:15pm. Schwartz Center •11/13: Waccamaw-Siouan Dance Exhibition 3 pm. CFCC Library •11/14: Ray LittleTurtle: Storyteller. 10am-2pm. CFCC Library •11/16: Native American Culture Lecture, 1pm. Health Sciences Building, Room L-107 •11/17: Town Creek Burial Mound Lecture, 2pm. Health Sciences Building, Room L-107. Contact: David Hardin, Public Info. Officer, CFCC. (910)362-7020.

cash with second and third prizes of $1,000 and $500 respectively. NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CFCC’s month-long celebration of Native American Culture in November. Events Include: 11/7 & 11/21: Point Identification, 9am-1pm. CFCC Library - Health Sciences Building - 2nd St. The public can bring in points (aka: arrowheads), and

MOORES CREEK NAT’L BATTLEFIELD 11/7 @ 7-9 pm: Moores Creek presents its annual candlelight tour while drama students from Topsail High School reenact the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Fought on2/27, 1776, the battle was the most significant battle to date of Revolutionary War. In case of bad weather, alternate date will be 11/14. Tours are free but reservations required. UNCW ARTS IN ACTION 11/14: Urban Bush Women, a one-of-a-kind troupe known for integrating dance, music and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Also includes often humorous, always thoughtprovoking Batty Moves—founder and artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s unabashedly joyful celebration of female form and power in all shapes and sizes. Season tickets are priced at $42 for non-UNCW students; $29 for UNCW students; $80 for UNCW employees and alumni and senior citizens; and $99 for all others. Choose-Your-Own-Series option offers 10 percent savings for ticket purchases to at least three different events at Kenan Auditorium.9623500 or 800-732-3643, 10am6pm, Mon-Fri. SHOP TILL YOU DROP EXPO on Sat., 11/14, 9-3p.m. Start holiday shopping at 25 favorite home-party companies all in one location. Cash & carry, discounts, door prizes, refreshments. CB Berry Community Center, Little River, on Route 179 at state line. Diane Davis: 843-756-3494 or 843-504-4271. NATURAL STEPS IN ARTIFICIAL WORLD Contestants are asked to respond creatively to natural steps in an artificial world, emphasizing the importance of natural moments in a world where each day is more artificial than the last. Submissions are accepted now through 11/6, at 5pm. To submit, e-mail entries as attachments to naturalsteps. Include name, e-mail address, phone number and a brief personal statement in the body of the e-mail. Guidelines: poetry—any

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form, one pg max. limit 5 entries; flash fiction—250 word limit, limit 2 entries; photography—any format, limit 10 photographs; art—photos of original art only, any medium, limit 10 entries per contestant. Winners will be announced at the Natural Steps Event on Sat., 11/14 at the WHQR Gallery, 254 N. Front St., Suite 300. Prizes will vary. FALL NATURE FEST On 11/14 from 10am-4pm Halyburton Park will host the Fall Nature Fest featuring live birds of prey, nature exhibitors, family scavenger hunts, nature activities, hayrides, music and much more. Pre-event ticket sales are limited. (910)341-0075 or SWAPTOPIA The Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association will be hosting their annual Surf Swaptopia at the parking lot of Kitchen Lighting and Design, 4515 Fountain Dr., on Sat., 11/14 from 2-7pm. The WBLA will be selling spaces for individuals and business to sell their surf- and water-related gear. Spaces cost $10 for individuals and $50 for businesses. Swaptopia will also feature live music and a chance to purchase a raffle ticket for a board shaped by Scooter Raynor. If interested contact John Beausang: or Nancy Preston: TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT Junior League of Wilmington is partnering with New Hanover County’s More at Four Pre-K Program for its 1st Annual Touch-A-Truck event on Sun., 11/15, on the Special Events Field behind World Market, 11-4pm. Community-wide event , designed with children ages 2-10. Children will have opportunities to sit in the vehicles, honk horns and sound sirens. Other activities include toddler and kid zones with age-appropriate arts and crafts, face-painting, inflatable, interactive games and music. Vehicle demonstrations, story times, prizes and meet and greets with athletes, mascots and children’s characters are scheduled throughout the day. Tickets: $5 per person or $15 per family of four with free admission for children under one. They can be purchased in advance or at the door. Complementary tickets will be provided for students enrolled in More at Four as well as their parent or guardian. NC WRITERS’ NETWORK FALL CONFERENCE 11/20-22. One of the country’s largest conferences dedicated to writing, the North Carolina Writers’ Network Fall Conference is held at Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Wrightsville Beach. Keynote speaker is Cassandra King, author of best sellers “Queen of Broken Hearts” and “The Same Sweet Girls.” speaknig Fri. @ 8:30pm. More than 30 writers and editors will lead workshops, master classes, and panel discussions on different writing topics. Registration is not limited; sign up at www. or 919-251-9140. POPLAR GROVE PLANTATION Poplar Grove’s Farmers Market open every Wed, 8am-1pm, through 12/16, rain or shine. Offering beautifully designed jewelry, clothing, fresh cut flowers and more. • Cooking classes by chef Alexis Fouros are hosted every Wed, 9:30am-12:30pm. Classes cover traditional Greek cooking. 11/25: Goat cheese with baked beets, grilled cornish game hens with a wild mushroom and port reduction and pumpkin pie. 12/9: Orzo salad, codfish cakes and chocolate tarts with candied grapefruit. 12/16: Carp caviar, meatloaf over smashed potatoes, string beans with red pepper and mushrooms and greek Christmas cookies. Registration required. Betsy Fouros (917)969-2430. Chef Skip Laskody will be teaching cooking classes including penne pasta, roasted chicken, grilled vegetables, osyters, crab dip and more on 11/11 and 12/2. Registration required. (910)352-5326. • CLASSES: Glass Bead Making, Sat. workshops: 11/14; Night classes,

11/16 & 17, 12/7 & 8; Rug Hooking, 10/19 (3-wk. class, ea. Mon.); Pilates, on-going, ea. Mon.; Fresh Christmas Swag or Centerpiece, 12/15; Introduction to Ponies and Riding for Children, ages 6-8, 10/20. 10200 Rt. 17 N, Wilmington at Scotts Hill. 910-686-9518

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Turkey Trot 11/26 8am at Wrightsville Beach Park, “The Loop,” 5K Family Fun Walk or Run; $15 Advance Registration, $20 Day of Registration 910-762-4744 ction—250 any format,RIVERFRONT FARMERS MARKET original art The Riverfront Farmers Market will be held every contestant. Saturday through 12/19, 8am-1pm downtown on tural Steps Water St. Rain or shine. Awww.wilmingtonfarmers. lery, 254 N. com 910-341-0079

JUGGLING GYPSY CAFE Upcoming events: 11/17, Merchants of Vision Tatto n Park will & Graffiti Fashion Art Show, 6-10pm. (910)763-2223 ve birds of or nger hunts,NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY much more. The Cape Fear Region Chapter of the Association of 0)341-0075 Fundraising Professionals announces its National Philanthropy Day awards reception: a breakfast on 11/4 at the Blockade Runner Resort Hotel in Association Wrightsville Beach. Breakfast, 7:30am, doors, waptopia at and the awards ceremony at 8:30am. Awards nd Design, for: Individual / Family Philanthropist of the Year; om 2-7pm. Philanthropic Organization of the Year; Professional individuals Fundraiser of the Year; and Volunteer Fundraiser ater-related of the Year. Winners honored at this breakfast and $50 for and featured in the Greater Wilmington Business e live music Journal. Nomination forms and ticket information: for a board Laurie Taylor, (910) 796-7944. ed contact rg or Nancy


nering withMINISTERING CIRCLE’S ANNUAL FALL SALE our Pre-K 11/4 10:30am-12pm The Ministering Circle is Truck event hosting its annual fall sale at St. John’s Episcopal ield behind Church to help finance projects serving the wide event , health and welfare of the community including hildren will scholarship funding for nursing students and cles, honk financial assistance with medical bills. Array ies include of goods will be for sale and raffled off, from opriate arts gourmet frozen foods and handmade gifts interactive to a vacation in Hatteras. 1219 Forest Hills tions, story Drive. Jan Wessell, 910-256-5344. th athletes,CAPE FEAR CYCLISTS scheduled Fall Cape Fear Cyclists Dinner and General rson or $15 Membership meeting will take place on 11/5 for children at the Breaktime Restaurant, 127 S. College dvance or at Rd. Club officers will be presenting donations be provided to East Coast Greenway Alliance, Cystic as well as Fibrosis Research Foundation at Chapel Hill, West Pender Rails to Trails and Pender County Kiwanis Club. Al Schroetel, President of CFC at or www.

onferences na Writers’ Holiday InnHISTORIC WILMINGTON FOUNDATION h. Keynote The Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Annual Gala best sellers will be held on 11/6 at 6:30pm at the Hannah Block ame Sweet Historic U.S.O. Black-tie affair, with cocktails, re than 30 dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. The ps, master event will honor Mrs. Hannah Block who will be in rent writing attendance. Wilmington Big Band provides night’s up at www. musical entertainment. Proceeds will go to the

Historic Wilmington Foundation’s efforts to protect and preserve the historic resources of Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Tix available through the Foundation Office at (910)762-2511 or

every Wed, ne. Offering , fresh cut chef AlexisRUMMAGE SALE m-12:30pm. Huge Indoor Rummage Sale, 11/6, 9am-3pm and ing. 11/25: 11/8, 9am-1pm, at the B’nai Israel Synagogue, ornish game 2601 Chestnut Street. Child’s bedroom set, duction and clothing, toys, household items, books, and h cakes and hundreds of other quality items. 762-1117 ruit. 12/16: d potatoes,SOUP FOR THE TROOPS hrooms and Dine Wilmington Online presents 3rd Annual “Soup n required. for the Troops.” Locally owned Wilm. restaurants ip Laskody providing soup samples for $2 donation per ding penne sample. Continuous live entertainment throughout es, osyters, the day, beer-tent sponsored by Main St. Brewing Registration Company, and a children’s area. National Speed Glass Bead car show with the Wide Open Throttle Mustang ht classes, Club. On-Site radio broadcasting: Z 107.5, Surf

98.3, Jammin 99.9, and ESPN AM 630. Featured restaurants include: 22 North, Hell’s Kitchen, RuckerJohns, Cafe Basil, Jones Seafood, Front St. Brewery and more. Proceeds benefit Hope for the Warriors, enhancing quality of life for US Service Members and their families. Sat., 11/7; 11am-3pm; Mayfaire Shopping Centre Event Field. FALL BAZAAR MISSION FUNDRAISER Windermere Presbyterian church is hosting its bi-annual mission fundraiser Sat. 11/7, selling all kinds of items from furniture to toys to plants. All proceeds benefit Yahweh Center Children’s Village and Dr. Tavassoli, pastor and missionary to christian churches in Iran. Location: 104 Windemere Rd off Eastwood Rd. Contact: Matthew Coleman, 910791-5966, or GOLF FORE LITERACY TOURNAMENT Cape Fear Literacy Council holds Golf FORE Literacy Tournament on 11/9 at Cape Fear National couse at Brunswick Forest in Leland. Registration is 7:30-8:30, breakfast at 7:30 and tee-off at 9am. Teams and individuals can enter and entry fees vary accordingly. Entry fee includes coffee/doughnut breakfast, 18 holes of golf, cart, contest activites, hat, lunch, golf balls, and more. Register online at SALVATION ARMY KICK-OFF 11/13, 11:30 am, Independence Mall, The Salvation Army will start off their annual angel trees and Christmas kettles holiday spirit. Located enar main indoor entrance to JC Penney’s, the Salvation Army Christmas Brass will herald arrival of honorable Mayor William Saffo, who will make the first contribution of the red kettle. Kim Raatcliff, the news anchor for WECT TV-6 and Fox 26 Wilmington, will light the angel tree and officially open the 2009 Angel Tree Program. ST. MARK YARD SALE St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Rd., will hold a yard sale on Fri. 11/13, 9-4pm, and Sat.


Good Shepherd Center will hold a fund-raiser for their shelter, celebrating the numerous lives they’ve changed in providing shelter and resources for the homeless to rebuild their lives. The gathering will be intimate, welcoming only 200 people to enjoy live music, food and wine from local restaurants, and a silent auction of local artists’ works. Tickets are $45: (910) 763-4424. 11/14, 7:30-11am. A variety of clothing, household items, toys, furniture and more will be for sale. No early birds please. ALZHEIMER’S WALK Alzheimer’s Assoc., Eastern NC chapter’s Wilm. Memory Walk on Sat., 11/14, Hugh MacRae Park. Reg. 8-10am. Walk 10:30am. Prizes awarded to person who raises the most in donations. Raffles also held. Register online or to make a secure online donation: No registration fee, but raise $50 and receive a 2009 Memory Walk t-shirt. Chelsea, (910)520-5200 or wilmingtonalzwalk@ WCA 40TH ANNIVERSARY Wilmington Christian Academy celebrates 40th anniversary. Free picnic w/ non-perishable food donation. Inflatables; face painting; clowns; WCA art show; campus tours; musical and dramatic performances; New Hanover Sheriff’s Office child identity kits; Wilm. Fire Dept. safety display; Special recognition for military veterans at 2pm. 11/15; 12-3pm. 1401 N. College Rd. 791-4248. STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS Christmas is coming and our troops need to be remembered as they are away from their homes, family and friends. To help purchase or

make Christmas stockings. Decorate creatively. Purchase items for the stockings: small packages of trests, entertainment, necesseties. Bag in zip lock bags any items that may be messy if it gets opened. Add a card if you wish and include $5 to help pay for postagePlace items in stocking, add a card from you. We need for all Christmas donations to be delivered by Nov. 20th in order to get to the troops. You can read letters of thanks your donations will generate on our website. Deliver or mail to: NC Branch Give2theTroops, Inc., 3109 Landmark St, Greenville NC 27834. ARTS AGAINST ABUSE` A night of dance and music to end domestic violence. Sat. 11/7 at 7pm at The Upper Room 1871, Tileston Building, St. Mary Parish, 412 Ann St. Admission: $7. All proceeds donated to Domestic Violence Shelter & Services, Inc. LATINO BOOK CLUB DRIVE UNCW’s Latino Book Club (http://people.uncw. edu/dasa/pages/latinobookclub.html) is launching a drive to help Hoggard, Williston and Mary C. Williams schools and their ESL programs, through Nov. Donate used children’s books at various locations: UNCW, 279 Leutze Hall, UNCW Executive Center 1241 Military Cutoff Road, UNCW Randall Library, Los Portales Supermarket at 914 S.Kerr Ave or Pomegranate Books at 4418 Park Ave. Order books from Pomegranate or online at, or make monetary donations: unce. edu/fil/LBC.html. (910) 962-7684 or treolod@uncw. edu GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER Good Shepherd Center, 811 Martin St., has announced their fall fundraising event as a community wide raffle with the theme being Every Ticket Shelters a Homeless Family. The raffle is held through 11/30 with the prize drawings on 12/7. Tickets are $10 ea. www., or 910763-4424 x106. • 11/5; 6:30-8:30pm. “Beyond Shelter: An Evening Celebrating Life Transformations” event will be an intimate gathering of just 200 people who will enjoy live music, foods from Wilmington’s finest restaurants, wine, and a silent auction. The limited, special edition auction items have been produced by local artists expressly for the event and from a variety of media. Tix to the event are $45/person and are available at Good Shepherd Center, 811 Martin Street. Scott Litten 763-4424 x113 or CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Wrightsboro United Methodist Church is offering a Children With Special Needs service for children ages 5-10 every Sunday at 10:50am. An onsite occupational therapist provides several appropriate activities based on each child’s need and learning level while the parents/caregivers attend the adult worship service. The service is free. Wrightsboro UMC is a Safe Sanctuaries church and adheres to all proper Safe Sanctuaries guidelines. Wrightsboro UMC: 3300 N. Kerr Ave. Abby: 910-762-2583. AMERICAN RED CROSS Give the “Gift of Life” by donating blood with the American Red Cross! During the “Give Blood and Go!” campaign, each person who presents to donate blood with the Red Cross will have an opportunity to win one of three pairs of roundtrip Delta Air Lines domestic tickets. In addition, warm up with a cup of chili in the canteen after your donation on Mondays throughout October. The chili is provided by McAllister’s Deli. Donation hours are Mon/Wed, 12-6pm and Fri, 8am-2pm, Wilmington Blood Center, 1102 S. 16th St. (910)254-4483 or

Theatre/Auditions HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY City Stage at Level 5 presents “Hank Williams: Lost Highway” starring Zach Hanner and directed by Don Baker. Will run 11/4-8. Curtain opens at 8pm or 3pm for Sun. matinee. Tickets: $20/$22. RSVP: 910-342-0272. LITTLE WOMEN

Thalian Association presents the play based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Runs 11/12-22 at the Hannah Block 2nd St. Stage, 120 S. 2nd St. Thurs.-Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm. $20 with senior, student & group discounts. Tix: (910)251-1778 or NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH In this classic courtroom drama by Ayn Rand, Karen André is on trial for the murder of her boss and lover, Bjorn Faulkner. The prosecution presents their case, witnesses are called and questioned, the defense responds, and the audience becomes the jury. Did she push Faulkner to his death? Did he fall, or commit suicide? You weigh the evidence and decide. This engrossing play has different endings, depending on the jury verdict. 11/5–8, 11/12–15 at Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street, Wilmington. Showtimes are 8pm Thurs.Sat., 3pm Sun. Stay for a “talkback” with the cast and crew after every Sun. performance. Tickets avail. at Newcastle Antiques Center, 606 Castle Street 10am-5pm Mon.-Sat. $18, $15/seniors, $10/students & teachers. Big Dawg Productions (910)471-0242 UPPER ROOM THEATRE COMPANY The Upper Room Theatre Company, the first Christian community theatre company in Wilmington, will perform “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on 11/19-11/22 at Lutheran Church of the Reconciliation’s Ministry Center, 7500 Market St. Performances will be held at 7pm on 11/19-20, 3pm and 7pm on 11/21 and 3pm on 11/22. Tix $5/child, $7 adult. Order in advance by calling (910) 685-6417 www. THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO The Red Barn Studio Theatre, 1122 S. 3rd Ave., presents The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, directed by Linda Lavin with sets by Steve Bakunas and Shane Fernando. The Last Night of Ballyhoo features Barbara Wilder, Eleanor Zeddies, Cullen Moss, Rachael Moser, Lee Lowrimore, Isabel Heblich and Henry Philip Blanton. Performances are through 11/29. Sat. Matinee: 3pm, 11/7, 14, 21. Tickets: $23-25. (910) 762-0955. SNEADS FERRY AUDITIONS Sneads Ferry Community Theatre will hold open auditionsfor Staged Readers Theatre on Thurs. 11/5 and Fri. 11/6, 7pm, Sneads Ferry Community Center, 126 Park Ln. Cold reading of two one-act plays: “Ada Gives First Aid” by Eunice Merrifieldand “Neglected Husbands’ Sewing Club”by Peg Lynch. Dates are 1/9,10, and 16,17, 2009. Karen Sota: or 910-327-0546 THE SENSUOUS SENATOR Cape Fear Repertory Theatre is holding auditions for “The Sensuous Senator,” a comedy in two acts, by Michael Parker. This is an adult comedy. Roles range in ages from 21 to 65+. Need both men and women. Show runs 1/15-24. Open audition. Audition dates are Sun., 11/8 at 1pm and Mon., 11/9 at 7pm. Auditions will take place in the brand new Playhouse 211, 4320-100 Southport-Supply Rd. Contact Ron Lee: 910-294-2184 A FUNNY THING HAPPENED... Brunswick Little Theatre will hold auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” on 11/15 at 3pm and 11/16 at 7pm in Building F on the campus of Brunswick Community College. Minimal dance requirements. Ability to learn movement is all that is needed, though dance training helpful. 11 men; 8 women. No need to prepare. Should wear comfortable clothing for movement. Auditions include dance/movement, singing of a section of a song from the show (we will teach you), and, if you would like, a page of a prepared song (bring sheet music or sing a cappella). Contact director Thom Clemmons:

Comedy COMEDY SHOW Cabineer’s Promotions is presenting a Comedy Show 11/7 at Wilmington Sportsmen’s Club, 1111 Castle St., featuring comedians Daran Howard, Marvin Hunter and Bigg B. Doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10pm. Tickets: $10 until 10/30,

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with Kent Boseman, tango instructor. Wear loose fitting clothing and come prepared to dance in your

HEROES OF HUMOR NC comedians Kyle Davis, Craig Travis, & King Rich (Justice League of Comedy) return to Nutt St. Comedy Room for special DVD taping of stand-up comedy show. 255 N. Front St., basement of The Soapbox. Sat., 11/21; 8pm. $5/person. (910)251-7881 or 888-727-NUTT


A concert held at Poplar Grove Plantation on the 7th will be a benefit for autism awarenes, offering a slew of activities for all ages to enjoy! Musical acts include Deblois, End of the Line, Al’s Place Bluegrass Band and Wood Work. There will be a beer garden, silent auctions, cash raffle, pony rides and so much more! Admission is free. For more information, visit

PORT CITY PLAYERS IMPROV Port City Players (P.C.P.) presents Improv Comedy at the Level 5/City Stage every Tues night. Doors at 9pm. Performing every Mon. night at the Brown Coat Pub & Theatre! Doors at 9pm, tickets $5. comedyisadrug

Music COLORS OF THE RAINBOW 3rd annual Colors of the Rainbow Concert to benefit Autism will be held at Poplar Grove Plantation on 11/7 from 12-4pm. Please join in helping to p ro m o t e autism awareness with great food, music and fun. Admission is free. There will be a beer garden, silent auctions, a cash raffle, pony rides, face painting and more. Musical acts will include Deblois, End of the Line, Al’s Place Bluegrass Band, anbd Wood Work. CAROLINA VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE Ensemble presents the Glorias of Vivaldi and Frances Poulenc in concert, featuring Elisabeth MacKay Field, soprano, and Julia Feeman, mezzo-soprano, and pro. instrumentalists. Sun., 11/15; 4pm. First Presbyterian Church, 125 S. 3rd St. Admission: donation. (910) 960-7464 or SOUNDS OF FREEDOM Music on Market Fine Arts Series presents an insprational Patriotic concert entitled “Sounds of Freedom” on Sat. 11/21 at 7:30pm at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1415 Market St. The concert will feature will be the St Andrews Covenant Chorale, handbells, organ, Piano, and guest instrumentalists. The selections will be secular and God based and will be accompanied by colorful and inspiring slides, shown on our large screen.Admission is free but donations to Music on Market will be greatfully accepted.The concert will be performed on Sat Nov 21 2009 at 7:30pm. Call 910-762-9693 or visit http://www. NY METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is presenting The Met: Live in HD at Lumina Theatre at UNCW with a total of nive live performances. Ticket can be purchased per performance or for the entire season. Schedule: www.uncw. edu/metopera. 910-962-3195.

Dance AFRICAN DANCE CLASS African Dance Classes w/ instructor Shea-Ra Nichi. Shea-Ra Nichi teaches the movements and traditional music found in Haiti, Brazil, Cuba, and Congo Africa, with live drumming. Classes start 9/12 and are every other Sat. All ages and all levels welcome. 11/7 and 21, 7-8:30pm, $20/ class, Cumberland Dance Academy, 5470 Trade St., Hope Mills, cumberlanddanceacademy. com. SINGLES CLUB NOVEMBER DANCES The Wilmington Singles Club’s hosts dances each month at the Am. Legion from 8-11pm. Admission is $8 for member and $10 for guests. The November schedule is as follows: 11/6 with DJ Robert Clemmons, 11/13 with the Country Roads Band, 11/20 with Toney and Diane and 11/27 with DJ Robert Clemmons. No shorts, mimiskirts, or demin jeans. Ken Batchelor: 3920718. COUPLES TANGO Start your weekend with a tango; bring your dance partner to the Cameron Art Museum for this four-part series of fun morning sessions


socks. Classes meet on Sat. 11/7, 28,12/5 and 19, 11am-1pm. Cost: $60/couple, pre-reg rqd by 11/3 by emailing daphne@cameronartmuseum. DANCE WORKSHOP SERIES Babs McDance Studio instructors teach a series of workshops covering a variety of dancing styles, technical instruction, and learning your responsibilities to your partner on the dance floor. • 11/8: Smooth Dances. • 11/15: Rhythm Dances. 11/22: Review and dinner/dance with Wilmington Big Band. 5-9pm. Beau Rivage Clubhouse, 3rd floor. $175/couple or $90/single. One workshop (2 hours of instruction) is $45/couple, $25/single. All workshops are 3-5pm. (910)392-9021 ext. 2. DANCE-A-LORUS Dance Cooperative and Cucalorus present “Dance-a-lorus,” an evening of innovative dance. The concert will be held on 11/11 at 7:30pm, at City Stage. This exciting and experimental collaboration of choreographers, dancers and filmmakers is the opening performance for the 2009 Cucalorus. Tix $15/person and can be ordered at www.cucalorus. org or by calling (910)343-5995. CAPE FEAR CONTRA DANCERS Cape Fear Contra Dancers hold regular Tuesday night dances at the 5th Ave. United Methodist Church on South 5th Ave. at Nun, 11/10 and 24, 7:30-9:30pm. Dance is very social and appropriate for all skill levels. Singles and couples are invited. Entry is $3/person. The CFCD monthly Saturday night dance will be held on 11/28, 7:30pm, Riverside Community Building, Castle Hayne. Dance will feature live band Gale Storm and caller Linda Thomas. Appropriate for all levels and a teaching session with begin at 7:30 as a refresher course. Tix $8/person or $5/student. COUPLES TANGO & WINE Couples tango with complimentary glass of wine for both at Cameo in Lumina Station on Eastwood Rd. This is an intro. class with fun, professional, positive instruction. Continuing Wed., 7-9pm. FIREHOUSE STUDIO BELLY DANCING Beginning and mixed-level bellydance classes every Mon. 6:30pm-8pm . $12. Firehouse studio, 1702 Wrightsville Ave. CAROLINA SHAG CLUB DJs play favorite beach music and shag tunes every Sat, 8pm to close. $4/members; $6/guests. Carolina Shag Club, 103 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC 620-4025 76’ERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB Modern Western Style Square Dance. Club meets Thurs. nights at 7pm at the Senior Center for a new workshop on square dancing. Info: 270-1639 ARGENTINE TANGO 7:30pm very Friday. $5 cover at the door, includes beginners lesson. Ramada Inn, New Carolina Lounge, 5001 Market St. Details: 790-8597. WILMINGTON SALSA CLUB Meets 8:30-10pm, Wed. Feat. Salsa, Bachata, Merengue w/ Dawn Cattaneo. Beginner through advanced, $10/person. Singles/couples welcome, ages 18 and up. 105 Wetsid Rd. (910) 471-6809.

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CREATIVE NONFICTION COMPETITION Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of nonfiction work that is outside the realm of conventional journalism. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews,travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culturecriticism. 1st: $300. 2nd: $200. 3rd: $100. Additionally, Southern Cultures magazine will consider the winner for publication. Eligibility and Guidelines: 1. Open to any writer who is a legal resident of NC or a member of NCWN. 2. Submit 2 copies of an original and previously unpublished manuscript of no more than 2,000 words, typed (12-point font) and double-spaced. 3. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Multiple submissions accepted, one manuscript per entry fee: $10/NCWN members, $15/nonmembers (You may pay member entry fee if you join NCWN with your submission.) 4. Entries will not be returned. Include a SASE for a list of winners. Send submissions, indicating name of competition, to: Ed Southern, Executive Director PO Box 21591 Winston Salem, NC 27120-1591. Checks to North Carolina Writers’ Network. Deadline: 11/18.

BOTTEGA ART BAR & GALLERY November events are free! 11/8, 15, 22, 29: Dale DJ’s “Fully Automatic Sound Machine.” • 11/9, 16, 30: Open Paint & Create - bring art-in-progress and have drinks. • 11/18, 25: Weekly Wine Tasting, live music, 7pm •11/5: Zeke Roland •11/6: Margo in the Nightbox • 11/7: Out on the Ocean. •11/12: 7-9pm poetry workshop; 9-11pm Jean Jones” • 11/13: Wedlock • 11/14: Jon Senna • 11/19: Lizzy Pitch • 11/20: DHIM • 11/21: Soul Slam VII 7pm sign up; 8pm show • 11/26: Thanksgiving, open 7pm, free meal, drink specials • 11/27: “Childhood Inspirations” opening reception, Perry Smith 6-11pm • 11/28: James Clark. 208 N. Front St. (910)763-3737 UNCW ART GALLERY The Art Gallery at UNCW will be hosting an exhibition of paintings by artist Sofia Kifle in the Cultural Arts building through 11/5. A reception will be held on 11/5 from 5-7pm. 601 S. College Ave.; for more information contact Gallery Director Carlton Wilkinson at (910)962-7958 or wilkinsonc@ CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB Exhibition of photographs at New Hanover County Public Library’s NE Branch located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road from 11/5-23. Local group of 100+ members, both amateur and professional, promises a show which represents their diverse talents and interests. The public is welcome during regular library hours: 9am-8pm Mon.-Tues.; 9am-6pm Wed.-Thurs.: and 9am-5pm Fri. and Sat. PEERING INTO NON-FICTION UNCW’s Ann Flack Boseman Gallery presents Peering into Non-Fiction through 11/5. Exhibit features student-designed and constructed dioramas, partially three-dimensional, full-size replicas of a landscape. Gallery is on second floor of the Fisher University Union, and has been transformed with museum-style, wall-sunken dioramas. Brings this year’s UNCW Common Reading Experience selection, A Long Way Gone, to life. Work by Ishmael Beah explores life of a child soldier. Caroline Cropp: BRAD CARNEY EXHIBIT Brad Carney, painter/muralist, will make his NC debut with an exhibition of new paintings opening Thurs. 11/5 at Caffe Phoenix from 6-9pm. PHOTOGRAPHING AMERICA CONTEST UNCW’s Dept. of Art and Art History are holding a photography contest entitled: “Photographing America.” Photos must express the state of contemporary American life, which includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Cash award will be made for Best of Show, Juror’s Award and Honorable Mention. Deadline for entries: postmarked 11/13. Entry fee: $35. www.uncw. edu/art/academics-gallery.html RE-VISION: A CHANGE OF ART

Works of art from UNCW’s Creative Writing Department. Through 11/13. Including MFA student readings, refreshments and art by the artist-writers. Parallelogram, corner of 3rd and Castle streets. Hours: 1-6 pm, Wed.-Sat. Voluntary donations benefit DREAMS of Wilmington. SUPERSTITIOUS EXHIBIT Superstitious, an exhibit of photography, painting and graphic art featuring art by Keith Ketchum and Erich Nickens will be held on Fri. 11/13 from 7-10pm at Charley Brownz, 21 S. Front St. www. FILL THE CUPBOARD ART SHOW FASTFRAME Gallery presents 2nd annual show: “Ordinary View, Extraordinary Vision.” Features Terry Rosenfelder, M. Matteson Smith, Sara Westermark. Food and financial contributions supporting local food banks accepted. Runs 11/13-12/31. Opening reception, 11/13, 5-7:30pm; wine tasting and appetizers by The Sandwich pail. Landfall Center, 1319 Military Cutoff Rd. 256-1105. PAINT WILMINGTON 2009 11/14-12/31. Artists from around the country come to Wilmington to paint the area’s marshes and trees in autumn. 11/14, exhibition open to public 9am6pm. “Paint Wilmington!” 2009 exhibit hanging thru 12/31. Walls Fine Art Gallery 2713 Wrightsville Ave. (910)343-1703. STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE Thrive Studios, a new cutting-edge hybrid studio and gallery, has nine artist studio spaces available for rent . Each is 8’x 8’, $200/mo. w/ 1-year lease. Join our artist collective and let your career thrive! Gaeten Lowrie: 919-696-4345 or Scott Ehrhart: 407-257-5299. WAWAS STUDIO CRAWL WAWAS (Wrightsville Avenue Working Artist Studios) now have 10 artist members! Public welcome to First Friday Studio Crawl, 11/6, 6-9pm. Visit a diverse group of artists in WAWAS, watch them create new pieces and view latest work. Free. or Deborah Cavenaugh, 297-5383. PORT CITY POTTERY & FINE CRAFTS Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington, w/ handmade, one-ofa-kind, 3-D art, crafts and more by jury-selected coastal North Carolina artisans. Open: Mon.-Sat., 10-5:30pm; Sun., 11-4pm. 307 N. Front St./7637111,

Museums WILMINGTON CHILDREN’S MUSEUM Events: 11/7, A Great Grinch Christmas, 10am2pm. 11/9-13: Native American Week. 11/14: Kids-a-Lorus, 9am-1pm. 12/6: Candyland Christmas Event. 12/11-12 & 12/19-20: Candy Cottages. 12/31: New Year’s Noon Countdown. Museum open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Sat, 10am5pm. Sun, 1-5pm. 116 Orange St. (910)254-3534. NC AQUARIUM EXHIBITS: Albino Alligator at Fort Fisher—a new, rare jewel, approximately four years old, is five feet long and weighs about 23 pounds. • “A Look at Life Through a Lens” photography by Matt Lettrich on display Sept.-Nov. in the new Spadefish gallery art exhibit. Exhibit showcases photographs of coastal landscapes with unique lighting and perspectives. Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6 ages 6-17. Free for: children under 6, registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. 9am-5pm daily; South of Kure Beach on U.S. 421. David Barney, 910-458-8257 ext. 245, Amy Kilgore or Emily Jones, 910-458-8257 ext. 211; EVENTS: Featuring events like: Behind the Scenes Tour, $15. . Available Thurs. 12/3, 12/10, 12/17 at 11:30 and Sun. 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27 at 2pm.; Salt Marsh and Crabbing, ages 7+, $16.; Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me, adults and kids aged 1-3, $13/pair, $1/add’l child; Aquarist Apprentice, ages 10+, $25, pre-reg rqd. Available Sat. 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19 and 2pm.; Children’s Discovery Time, pre-school age only, $5. Behind the Scenes Tour, $15/adult, $13/youth (8yo & up); Canoeing the Salt Marsh, ages 8+, $25; Breakfast with the Fishes, $15 ages 6+, $5 ages

2-5. Pre-reg all events: ncaff.registrar@ncmail. net or 910-458-7468. Event prices do not include admission, NCA members get a discount. Near the mouth of the CF River, on U.S. 421, less than a mile from the Ft. Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9am-5pm daily. Admission: $8 adults; $7 seniors; $6 ages 6-17. Free for children under 6; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. CAPE FEAR MUSEUM NHC residents admitted free to Museum the 1st Sun. of every month. Museum open Mon. through Labor Day 2009. Summer hours are Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm • Hours: 9am-5pm Tues-Sat. and 1-5pm, Sun. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens; $5 special military rate with valid military ID; $3 for children 3-17; and free for children under 3. Museum members are always free. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. 814 Market St.

from 6-7pm with a public opening following from 7-8pm. Brings together several different kinds of toys: games, robots, plush toys, puppets and action figures all come together in this exciting exhibition. • Kaleidoscope: Changing Views of the Permanent Collection. Feat. art from the Cameron Art Museum’s collection: paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, furniture, decorative arts, from


Enjoy an education springtime vacation to Mexico’s Yucatan, where travelers will revel in the history of the Mayan civilization, by visiting Cancun, Merida, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Playa del Carmen. Cost is $1591-$1896 for seven overnight stays in a hotel, breakfast and dinner daily, sightseeing tours, special attractions and more! Go to and click ‘enroll today’ to sign up!

CAPE FEAR SERPENTARIUM Cool down in front of “Anaconda Splash” exhibit in the indoor tropical jungle. See, photograph and even touch rare animals assembled from all over the planet in beautiful simulations of their natural environments. Meet colorful jungle birds, crocodiles, king cobras, black mambas and many more. Open from 11am-5pm, Sat. from 11am-6pm. 20 Orange Street at Front Street on historic downtown riverwalk. (910) 762-1669 or

BELLAMY MANSION One of NC’s premier architectural and historic treasures, built as city residence of prominent planter, Dr. John D. Bellamy. Antebellum architecture: a mix of Greek Revival and Italianate styles. Open for tours Tues.-Sat., 10am-5pm; Sun., 1-5pm; closed Mons. Guided tours on the hour; self-guided audio-tours also available. Current Exhibit: “Walking in the Footsteps of: Gen. William T. Sherman.” Adults, $10; children 5-12, $4; group tours, $8 (20+ requires reservations). 251-3700 ext. 104; • Offers a backdrop to create a holiday event of historic proportions. The Mansion is one of our state’s premier historic treasures, featuring lush gardens, grand columns, wrap-around porches, brass chandeliers, Victorian-style carpets, ornate molding, and marble fireplaces. Call for holiday or seasonal rentals. LATIMER HOUSE Victorian Italiante style home built in 1852, the restored home features period furnishings, artwork and family portraits. Tours offered Mon-Fri, 10am4pm, and Sat, 12-5pm. Walking tours are Wed and Sat. at 10am. 126 S. Third St. Adults $8, children $4. 762-0492. WILMINGTON RAILROAD MUSEUM Explore railroad history and heritage, especially of the Atlantic Coast Line, headquartered in Wilmington for more than 130 years. Interests and activities for all ages including historical exhibits, full-size steam engine and rolling stock, lively children’s area, and spectacular scale models. Housed in an original 1882 freight warehouse, facilities are fully accessible and on one level. Groups receive special guided tours. Facilities can also be booked for meetings or mixers, accommodating groups of up to 150. Admission only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/military, $3 for children 2-12, and free under age 2. Located at the north end of downtown at 505 Nutt St. 910763-2634 or NC MARITIME MUSEUM AT SOUTHPORT The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport hosts regular Monthly Adult Programs on the 3rd Tues. of each month at 7pm at the Southport Community Building.Free to members and $5 for non-members. 12/9-20: “Holi-day” John O’Daniel exhibit, feat. items that belonged to Captain O’Daniel. 116 N. Howe St. / 910-457-0003. CAMERON ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS: Cameron Art Musuem present’s Toying with Art is an exhibition of toys designed and fabricated by more than 50 artists. The exhibition will open Fri., 11/13 and will remain open 3/28. A members’ opening will be held Thurs. 11/12

the museum’s permanent collection. Configuration will change through the year as individual works are rotated. • CLASSES: Through 11/24, 6pm9pm: The Life Drawing Group meets weekly in the Reception Hall. Easels and tables are provided. Only dry drawing materials and watercolors (no oils or solvents) can be used in this space. The group draws from a live model. To register e-mail, or call the Education Department 910.395.5999 ext. 1019 Yoga: Every Thurs.; 12pm; $5/members; $8/nonmembers. Exercises to enhance relaxation, breath control and meditation with Sara Jo Nelson. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat. Beginners welcome. • Tai Chi, Wed. 12pm. $5/members, $8/non-members. A slow, meditative form of exercise designed for relaxation, balance and health taught by Martha Gregory. Wear comfortable clothing. Beginners welcome. • South 17th Str. and Independence Blvd. Regular museum hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri.: 11am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am-5m. Members free;$8 nonmembers; $5 Students with valid student ID card; $3 Children age 2 -12 www.cameronartmuseum. com or (910)395-5999. WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, housed in the turn of the century Myers Cottage, exists to preserve and to share the history of Wrightsville Beach.Visitors to the cottage will find a scale model of Wrightsville Beach circa 1910, exhibits featuring the early days of the beach including Lumina Pavilion, our hurricane history and information about the interaction between the people and our natural environment which have shaped the 100 year history of Wrightsville Beach. 303 West Salisbury Street.

Sports/Recreation ADVENTURE PATHWAYS Adventure Pathways presents fall programs: Paddling, Rice Creek. Wed., 11/4; 9:30am-2pm. Experience black water paddling right in our backyard. A great intro. to one of the best paddling spots just minutes from downtown Wilmington. $20/person; $10 if you have your own canoe/ kayak. • Mountain Biking, Blue Clay Park. Sat., 11/14; 8:15am-12pm. A guide will lead you on all the trails you dare to ride at this Castle Hayne park. Range from beginner to intermediate. Kids welcome with adult supervision. Two children’s bikes avail. for use. $10/person. • Hiking Club, Sugarloaf Trail. Mon., 11/16; 8:30am-11:30am. 50 ft. high Sugarloaf Dune at Carolina Beach State Park is a landmark on the Cape Fear River. Trail is 3 miles. $10/person. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. (910)341-0836 or www. TRAVEL TO THE YUCATAN

Ever wanted to travel abroad but was hesitant to visit a foreign country by yourself? If so, now is your chance! All community members are invited to join CFCC’S educational tour group, 5/8-15 to Mexico’s Yucatan and focus on the history of the Mayan Civilization. Itinerary of the educational tour includes stops in Cancun, Merida, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Playa del Carmen. On the tour, travelers will learn about the history of the ancient Mayan civilization, will visit the Magician’s Pyramid, the fascinating Nunnery Quadrangle, and will gaze up at the 365 steps of the mighty pyramid of El Castillo. Travelers will also experience Cenote X-Keken, a natural well found deep inside a subterranean cave, stalactites and hanging vines of the Centoe Zaci, the 1552 Franciscan monastery of San Bernardino de Siena, and the Temple of the Frescoes in Tulum. Travelers can also participate in an optional excursion to the Caribbean island of Cozumel, a former Mayan trading center and ceremonial site. The full itinerary and details can be viewed at: DBD/F/MON.pdf. Price is inclusive and includes round-trip airfare, 7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms, breakfast and dinner daily, full time bilingual tour director, 3 sightseeing tours of Merida, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza led by licensed local guides, 1 sightseeing tour led by the EF tour director, 5 visits to special attractions: Cenote X-Keken, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Xel-Ha, and Tulum. $1591 for travelers under the age of 23 and $1896 for travelers over the age of 23. Optional $125 insurance plan to enroll in that covers lost baggage or cancellations. Spending money for souvenirs and keepsakes needed. The deadline to register for the trip is 11/20. Tracy Holbrook: or at 910-362-7168. Automatically sign up: www.efcollegestudytours. com, select the “Enroll Today” link at the bottom left hand corner, and enter the Trip ID #399536. HALYBURTON PARK FITNESS CLASSES Pilates: Tues., 11/10-01/12/10. 5:30 or 6:30pm. $60/person. Instructor: Jamie Annette. Wed., 11/11-01/13/10. 6pm. $65/person. Instructor: Ellen Longenecker. Thurs., 11/12-01/28/10. Intermediate-Advanced. No Class on 11/26 or 12/24, 6pm. $65/person. Instructor: Ellen Longenecker. • Yoga: Tues., 11/10-01/12/10. 7:30pm. $60/person. Wed: 11/11-01/13/10. 9am. $65/person. Thurs. 11/12-01/28/10. No Class on 11/26 or 12/24, 7pm. $65/person. Fri, 11/1301/15/10, 9am. $65/person. Pre-reg rqd for all classes. (910)341-3237. SUNRISE MEDITATION AND IAIDO TRAINING Sunrise meditation and aido training takes place at surf’s edge at Wrightsville Beach, Sat. 11/14. “Bokens” (wooden swords) will be provided. Keith and Deborah McDuffie: 675-3757 to register. Starts around 6:30am. Event runs on the second Sat. every month. Free and open to all. WATERFORD VILLAGE SHOPPES Waterford Fresh Market: Thursday 8-1pm, feat. Shelton Herb Farms, Restless Wind Nursery, Green Acres, My Porch Dawg, Tarheel Beef Co., Lisa’s Farm Fresh Produce, Castle Hayne Farms, Orchid Scapes, Earnest Swart and more! Waterford Village Shoppes . Vendors can rent spaces for anywhere b/n $10 and $200 depending on weekly/monthly/annual contracts. Electricity is not available for vendors. Imports or flea market/yard sale type items are not allowed. Homegrown and homemade items only may be sold at the Market. Arts and crafts vendor applications will be reviewed by the Market Committee for approval. Lisa Britt: 910-392-9325 or • Fall Festival at Waterford Village Shoppes, schedule for 11/7. Lisa Britt: 910-392-9325 OUT WILMINGTON BOWLING LEAGUE Out Wilmington Bowling league begins this fall on Sundays at 5pm. The League goes through 12/13. Breaks for Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day weekend. Bowling league meets at Ten Pin Alley to set up teams and go over the basic rules. Arrive on time to participate. Michael Kerr at (910)409-4751 or CAPE FEAR HISTORY BOWL Enter the first Cape Fear History Bowl. For adult contestants. 2/11, 7pm at the Historic New Hanover County Court House. $200/team. 10/2 reg.

deadline. The winner will recieve a name engraved Cape Fear History Bowl trophy. Teams should include 4 members plus one alternate. Contact Bill Holt: 910.791.1602 or Candace McGreevy at The Latimer House, 3 & Orange Streets: 910.762.0492 or WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH PARKS & REC Adult Flag Football League: Games are played on Sundays. • Tennis Lessons. Currently registering for group tennis lessons, adult, youth, and tot. Classes meet Mon/Wed at Tennis Courts at Wrightsville Beach Park. Adult, Youth ages 9-12, and Tots ages 6-8. • Yoga. Tues/Wed, beginning at 6:30pm. Meet in the Fran Russ Rec. Center • Pilates: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10:15-11:15am. Beginner Pilates on Tues/Thurs, 7:30-8:15am • Low Impact Aerobics. Mon/Wed/Fri, 8-9am and 9-10am. All ages welcome, catered towards Ages 60+. • Tone & Stretch. Tues/Thurs, 8:30-9:15am. All ages welcome, catered towards Ages 60+. • Boot Camp fitness class meets Tues/Thurs, 6-7am. • Cape Fear Jr. Cotillion. Lessons in ballroom and popular dance along with etiquette and social skills! Thurs. afternoons, 9/17–10/22. Grades 3-5th and 6-7th. Pre-reg. required. Meets in the Fran Russ Recreation Center. Pre-reg. required: 910-256-7925. SCENIC CRUISES OF THE CAPE FEAR Wonderful experience of a cruise on Lorelei of the beautiful and scenic Cape Fear River is a treasure that you will always cherish. Seeing the river from the comfort offered by Lorelei will give you a clear appreciation of its ecological as well as its historical significance. A cruise on Lorelei is a great way to celebrate an anniversary, wedding, birthday, a day with family members or just a way to relax and get away. Mention encore and receive ‘Beat the Heat’ family Special : $25 Discount on our Sunset Cruise. Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington. Doug Springer: (910) 602-3862.

Film RED CROSS FILM CONTEST The Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross is proud to announce a video contest to promote their new social media based volunteer recruitment initiative. The Cape Fear Chapter is asking residents of New Hanover, Brunswick, Duplin, Columbus, and Pender counties to create an original video promoting the need for American Red Cross disaster volunteers. Rules for the contest can be found on the Cape Fear Chapter’s Facebook Page: Facebook fans will be able to vote for the winner 11/4-10. Winning video will be featured in conjunction with the launch of the chapter’s new social media website on November 11. CUCALORUS FILM FESTIVAL Hailed as one of MovieMaker magazine’s “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals”. Sneak peek: Billy Was a Deaf Kid, Crying With Laughter, Easier with Practice, Entre Nos, Mississippi Damned and more to come! Festival passes may be purchased at

Kids Stuff TOUCH A TRUCK Junior League of Wilm and New Hanover County’s More at Four Pre-K Program provides children 210 yrs. with hands-on opportunity to explore big trucks and heavy machinery and meet the people who operate them. Toddler and kid zones; arts and crafts; face painting; inflatables; interactive games; music; vehicle demonstrations; story times; prizes; athlete meet and greets; mascots. Sun., 11/15; Mayfaire Towne Center behind World Market; 11am-4pm. $5/person; $15/family of 4. Children under 1, free. ACE TENNIS PROGRAM Boys and girls, ages 8-18 years. old. All levels! Practices held Mon/Wed/Fri, 4:30-6pm. Games and practices held at tennis courts, Martin Luther King Center, 401 S. 8th St. 910-341-7803 or 910341-0057. CLUB Z TUTORING

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Lectures/Readings SYNERGY COMMON READING PROGRAM UNCW freshman were given a copy of “A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier” by Ishmeal Beah when they arrived at school as part of the Synergy Common Reading Program. Various events will be happening ffree to the public that coincide with this book. Thurs. 11/5: World ACTion Festival will take place in the Burney Center and courtyard, 11:301:30pm. COVENANT FORUM Covenant Forum “The Word and the World: Lectures and Worship on Faith and the Environment will be held at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church on 11/7 at 7pm and 11/8 at 8:30am, 11:30am and 5pm. Lectures are open to the general public and are free of charge. (910)7629693 ext. 202. CAPE FEAR HEALTH POLICY CHAIRMAN Cape Fear Health Policy Council Chairman William Graham will speak and answer questions about health care, emerging initiatives, and their Website at a League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear luncheon. Wed., 11/18: 11:30am, McAlister’s Deli. Public welcome. Lois Basiliere: 520-4494. OLD BOOKS Scrabble and Mah Jongg will resume in September: Monday nights @ 6:30. All ages and skill levels are welcome! • Knit Wits, an ongoing crafting group open to all skill levels every Tues., 6pm - 8:30pm • Whodunnit? Wedunnit! New Mystery Thriller Book Club Forming. Meetings once a month. 22 N. Front St. • (910) 763 4754 •

Classes/Workshops BEGINNERS’ FENCING The Cape Fear Fencing Association (CFFA) will offer its next beginners’ fencing class will start Mon. Taught by Head Coach Greg Spahr, the sixweek class will be held Mon. and Wed. evenings from 6:30-7:30pm and costs $40. Class will meet in the lower level of Tileston Gym at St. Mary’s on the corner of 5th and Ann streets. All equipment is supplied by the CFFA. Beginning fencing classes include the basic elements of fencing, the history of the sport, foundational techniques, conditioning, refereeing, and tournament strategy. Graduates will have the option of continuing to fence with the CFFA which offers fencing Tues., Wed. and Thurs. evenings at 7:30pm. TRANSITION LIFE COACHING Life coach and empowerment expert Christine Leneskie is returning to Wilmington to lead women from the Wilmington area interested in moving their life forward in body, mind and spirit through a new group experience. Participants do not have to be survivors of domestic violence. Ms. Leneskie will be coming in once a month for two hours to help those women interested in setting goals to move their lives forward at no charge. Child care provided first come first served basis. Volunteers needed: 910-392-8180 or 11/10, 6-8pm. Global River Church all Purpose Building on 4702 South College Rd.

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ACTORS ECONOMY BUSTER TRAINING Actors Economy Buster Training from Big Dawg Productions at the Cape Fear Playhouse. 11/14; 12pm-2pm: Make Your Kid a Star. Designed for parents & guardians of minor children entering acting business. Set up to teach parents methods to promote children without becoming “stage parents.” Suggested donation $10/person. More or less donation welcome. All classes at The Cape Fear Play House; 615 Castle St. (910)352-7678. YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Porters Neck Yoga Teacher Training 2009 with Kersten Mueller RYT500. Through Feb 2010. Yoga Alliance Certified 200 Hour Vinyasa Training Program.Become the living essence of yoga in our 6 month intensive yoga teacher training program. Weekend Intensives include a vast array of information in a non-traditional way of learning, hands on assists, anatomy labs, and a group of students to build the foundation of your training.Tuition: $2000, for more info email or call 910686-6440 (includes yoga classes @ the studio). Porters Neck Yoga Reflexology Certification:3 month Certification: 11/13-15 with Monique Mueller, Certified Reflexologist and Instructor. This in depth Reflexology Certification Course is based on the Zollinger’s BodySystems Method of Reflexology. 14-week training designed to provide all the necessary skills and knowledge. Tuition: $740 ($650 if reg by 8/15). For more info email or call 910-686-6440. COASTAL NAVIGATION CLASS The US Coast Guard will offer a 6 lesson course through 11/19 in which students will learn to read and understand coastal navigation charts, how to read and correct compass hedings, using navigator tools and instuments, and learn about piloting and dead reckoning. The course meets from 7-9pm Mon. & Thurs. at Cape Fear Community College, Downtown Campus. Cost: $50, includes text, workbook and navigational chart. To register call Lois: 620-0247 or Barry:515-1685. A PLACE TO BEAD Beading classes and parties for all ages! Basic stringing and basic earring making offered weekly. Precious Metal Clay and multiple wire wrapping classes offered monthly. Special projects and advanced classes offered on weekends. Every Sunday join local artist’s for Bead Therapy. Please call 910-799-2928 or check out www. for times and prices. PRIVATE GUITAR LESSONS Private Guitar Lessons. $30/half hour or $45/hour. Will come to you. 232-4750. ENGLISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am. The ESOL group is sponsored by the Cape Fear Literacy Council and teaches English to Spanish speakers. Arwen Parris: 910-509-1464.

Clubs/Notices HOLIDAY PARADE PARTICIPANTS WANTED City of Wilm. looking for community groups, school organizations, bands and businesses for the Wilmington Holiday Parade to be held on Sun., 12/6; 5:10pm. Entry forms and parade route maps are now available: Entry deadline: Wed., 11/18; 5pm. Only 100 entries will be accepted. Tammy Skinner, tammy.skinner@ or (910)341-4602. CREATIVE WOMEN’S EXCHANGE The Creative Women’s Exchange, a newly formed group of creative minds with a mission to be Wilmington’s primary catalyst of creative inspiration and support for women through events, workshops, monthly meetings, mentorship, projects and the open exchange of ideas and services will be resuming monthly meetings. The next meeting will be held on 11/9 at The Greenlight Lounge from 7-9pm. 21 N. Front St. creativewomensexchange. com or (910)352-0236. YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NHC Meets first and third Tues. each month, downtown public library, 3rd floor, 6:30pm, 18-35. HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS Narrated horse drawn carriage and trolley tours of

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historic Wilmington feature a costumed driver who narrates a unique adventure along the riverfront and past stately mansions. Daily continuous tours offered Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm. Market and Water Streets. $11 for adults, $5 for children under 12. 251-8889 or HOME EDUCATION ARTS HEArts (Home Education Arts) is a Wilmington, NC based homeschool group for families interested in using creative, integrated techniques to facilitate learning at home. We are a fully inclusive, nonsectarian group that embraces diversity. Members plan park play dates, fieldtrips, parties, classes and spontaneous activities. Meet online: HEArts_HomeEducationArts. Sheree Harrell: 910-632-9454. CAPE FEAR ROLLER GIRLS Love to Roller Skate? If you are interested in playing roller derby, being a derby referee, or derby volunteer please contact the Cape Fear Roller Girls: or visit our website All skill levels welcomed! CAPE FEAR CAMERA CLUB The club meets the third Wed. of each month, Sept. thru June @ 7:30pm UNCW campus in the Cultural Arts Building. www.capefearcameraclub. com or Jerry Guba 392-2559. NANNY NETWORKING Wilmington Nanny Support Group is a free nannynetworking, support and educational group for local in-home child care providers, who meet as needed daily online at: com/group/WilmingtonNannySupport/ and weekly at 100 per series. WILMINGTON NEWCOMERS CLUB Open to new residents in Brunswick, New Hanover & Pender Counties. Meets 2nd Thursday of month at 9:30am at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 5001 Market Street, between Kerr Ave. and New Centre Drive. Nancy Brennan (910) 270-6062; HOME EDUCATION ARTS HEArts: Home Education Arts is a homeschooling group which enables children to learn other subject matter through the Arts. Sheree Harrell, 632-9454, HomeEducationArts/ CAPE FEAR WEDDING ASSOCIATION Meet and gree t3rd Wed. ea month. $25, members free. CELEBRATE RECOVERY WOMEN’S GROUP Overcoming hurts, habits, hang-ups together! First Thurs. of the month, 7:30pm at Connection Café Mtg. Room 250-1 Racine Dr.; 910-297-7854 Sponsored by Grace Harbor Church

YWCA Purse & Passion White Wine & Tea Party, 11/12, 4 pm: The YWCA will celebrate the power of individual philanthropy at the Fourth Annual Purse & Passion White Wine & Tea Party at St. Thomas Preservation Hall. Hear inspiring stories and see the role the YWCA plays in helping women and their families face tough challenges. To make a reservation for this free event, call (910)799-6820, ext. 104. • Jolly Jubilee, A Holiday Shopping Spree, 12/5, 9 am-4 pm: Kickoff your holiday shopping with one of a kind gifts from local business women at the YWCA Jolly Jubilee at 2815 South College Road. Children can play in the Kidzone or visit Santa. This event is free and open to public with door prizes given away throughout the day. Lisa Isenhour 233-1138 or YWCA Bridge club, Mon: 12:30-3:30pm. Open to all players new to duplicate and those with less than 50 points. Marie Killoran: 452-3057 or Shirley Dail: 799-4287 • Aquatics, adult and kids exercise programs available • Scrabble Club meets 6:30pm, YWCA Bridge Center in Marketplace Mall. Bruce Shuman: 256-9659 or Gary Cleaveland: 458-0752. www.scrabble-assoc. com • Chess Club meets 6:30pm. David Brown: 675-1252 or 343-8002; at the Bridge Center, 41 Market Place Mall. • Mommie-Preneurs, a network/support group of women entrepreneurs, meet the 1st Wed. of month at YWCA. 2815 S. College Rd; 910-799-6820. PSORIASIS SUPPORT GROUP Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at Port City Java in Harris Teeter on College and Wilshire, 5pm. Christopher: (910) 232-6744 or Free; meet others with psoriasis and get educated on resources and program assistance. AD/HD SUPPORT GROUPS CHADD volunteers facilitate support groups for people affected by AD/HD. Our Parent Support Group for parents of children with AD/HD meets the second Mon of ea. month at the YWCA of the Lower Cape Fear (S. College Road at Holly Tree) from 7-9pm. Our Adult Support Group for adults who have AD/HD themselves meets monthly on the second Tuesday at the same place and time. Free and areavailable on a drop-in basis to residents of New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. Karen: CAPE FEAR KNITTERS Wilmington chapter of the Knitting Guild of America holds monthly meetings the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am-noon, at UNCW, Bear Hall, Rm 208. Open to all interested in the skill of knitting. We will teach those interested in learning and help current knitters increase their knowledge and skill. Judy Chmielenski: 910-383-0374.

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