All women in the community are invited to spend a few hours of fun and games at Topsail Presbyterian Church. The Presbyterian Women of Topsail Presbyterian will hold their annual Game Day on Oct. 1 from to Bring the game of your choice. Lunch will be included in the $10 ticket price. The church is located at 16249 Highway 17 North in Hampstead. For information or tickets, call the church at 910-270-2312.
Fall wellness classes
Hot Yoga will be offered Wednesdays at on Fridays at
Pilates will be offered at Tuesdays starting Sept. 10
H.I.I.T (High Intensity Interval Training ) is a new half-hour high intensity class starting on Sept. 21 at
Spinning will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays at , Saturdays at and Wednesdays and Fridays at
Most regular fitness classes are $5, with an additional $5 required from non-members.
A new series of Arthritis Foundation classes begins Sept. 17 with a six-week session on Tuesdays and Thursdays from to . Cost is $50 for 12 classes.
Eight-week boot camp will be offered from to on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $80 members, $95 non-members. Drop-ins are welcome.
Additional offerings include Yoga, Taekwondo, Zumba, Dance, Tai Chi, Tumbling and Kids in Shape. Information is at townofsurfcity.com, on the Community Center Facebook page, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 910-328-4887.
n The N.C. Conceal and Carry Class will be held from to on Sept. 21. Handgun, Ammo, protective eye and ear wear are required. Rentals may be available.
Space is limited. Call 910-328-4499 to reserve a seat.
n NRA FIRST Steps Pistol Orientation: Firearm Instruction, Responsibility, and Safety Training will be held Sept. 21 from to This class is the NRA’s pistol orientation program for beginners and new purchasers and includes sitting and standing shooting lessons. Cost is $55. Ammo, protective eye and ear wear are required. Call 910-328-4499 to reserve a seat.
Author Diane Chamberlain will be at Quarter Moon Bookstore in
The cost is $50 for the six-week programs, and walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis for $12 per session. Registration is available through townofsurfcity.com, and Lane is available for private lessons upon request. His contact information is available through the Community Center office.
Open Adult Sports for ages 16 and up are also restarting the first week of September. Indoor Soccer will be on Tuesday nights, Adult Basketball on Thursdays and Adult Volleyball on Fridays, all starting at Open Play programs are free to Community Center members and town employees. All others pay a yearly fee of $25 or single night guest fee of $5.
Sign-ups are also continuing for 7v7 Adult Soccer which moves to Sundays, starting Sept. 8. The cost is $40 and includes a uniform shirt. Teams may also register for $350.
Registration also continues for Youth Soccer and Middle School Volleyball, both starting up the week after Labor Day.
Registration is available through townofsurfcity.com.
For more information, e-mail email@example.com, call 910-328-4887 or look for updates on Facebook at “Surf City Athletics.”
Medicare Primary meetings
Officials with The North Carolina Department of State Treasurer are traveling across the state to share information regarding Medicare Primary.
Staff will be introducing new healthcare options for teachers and state employees. The plans will offer Medicare Primary retirees and their dependents a chance to save on prescription costs and the ability to better track and manage their health. New options include fitness programs through SilverSneakers, as well as vision, dental, hearing and disease and case management services, according to information on the programs.
Sessions, which are open to members and their dependents or caregivers, will be held locally at:
Open enrollment for the new options will be conducted in October.
To RSVP to one of the events call 800-850-1992, Monday through Friday from to However, reservations are not required.
Seniors of the
Sneads Ferry Community Theatre newest performance is a magical romantic comedy.
Show dates for “Seniors of the
Seniors of the
A wine and cheese reception will be held Sept. 20 at
Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. For reservations for parties of 10 or more, call the box office at 910-327-2798. The theater is located inside the
For information, visit sneadferrycommunitytheatre.com
The Battleship North Carolina operation schedule will change to a fall/winter schedule.
Through May 26, the battleship will be open daily from to except Christmas Day when the Sship opens at .
The Battleship North Carolina, located on the
There will be a non-denominational Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at Sept. 23 at
Blessing of the Animals
Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church will follow the long-standing tradition of hosting a “Blessing of the Animals.”
Church members, friends and neighbors are invited to bring their animals for the blessing, which will be held Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church Serenity Garden, located at 776 Highway 210 in Sneads Ferry (across from Dixon Elementary School).
Humane Society fundraiser
The Pender County Humane Society will host a spaghetti dinner to raise money for the organization.
The eat-in or take-out dinner, homemade by PCHS volunteers, will be available Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hampstead Community Building, located at 14435 US Hwy. 17. Tickets are $8 per ticket or $15 for two. For tickets in Hampstead, contact Bernie at 910-270-9240; Ronnie at 910-270-3044 or Denise at 910-270-9581. For tickets in
For information, visit facebook.com/PenderCountyHumaneSociety.
Grab your toolbox and join one of WARM’s rebuild teams.
Help make desperately needed safety repairs for elderly, disabled and other low-income families during the Pender County Day of Hope, which will be held Sept. 14 from to
Prior construction skills are helpful but not required.
Rebuild sites are scattered throughout
Register by Sept. 5. For information or to register, call 910-821-1130, stop by WARM at
Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Churchwill kick off its Sunday School for the fall and dedicate the new Education Wing during worship.
The celebration with food and fellowship is scheduled for Sept. 8 at the church, located at 776 Highway 210 in Sneads Ferry (across from
American Cancer Society is looking for volunteers for the 2014 Pender County Relay For Life planning committee. For information or to volunteer, contact Tiffany Beavers at firstname.lastname@example.org; 304-640-0529 (cell) or 910-254-4870 (office).
Topsail Young Life will host the upcoming Tint Sprint 5k.
The 5k Color Fun Run will be held Sept. 14 in
VFW Post 9983
VFW Post 9983
Concealed carry and advanced handgun training will be held Sept. 14 and 28. For class information and registration go to patriottac.com.
The Men’s Auxiliary would like to invite anyone who is eligible to join the auxiliary. For information, stop by the post or call Jim at 910-443-0267.
The post will host the 2013 Fall Open Golf Tournament on Oct. 18 at Belvedere Country Club in Hampstead. Entry is $50 per person or $180 a foursome w/cash payouts for first, second and third place. Price includes lunch at the VFW post, range balls, cart & green fees. Show time is followed by a shotgun start. Pick up entry forms at the VFW or call Curly at 336-337-1998. Hole sponsorships are $50. Entry and hole sponsorships are due by Oct. 11. Mail entry info to:
Enjoy wing night on Tuesdays at the VFW starting at The public is invited to eat in or take out the many varieties available.
VFW Post 9983 is located at
For more information, call 910-329-1881.
Autumn with Topsail volunteers sought
Serena Hibbard is looking for a co-chair and volunteers to assist with the upcoming children’s activities in the
Caregiver support group
Family members, friends and caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are invited to a family caregiver support group on the second Thursday of each month.
Caregivers will have the opportunity to meet other people facing the same circumstances, discuss challenges and receive support.
For more information, contact Ann LaReau at 910-470-2378.
The Big Read
The Big Read Greater Wilmington also coincides with
For information, visit capefearmuseum.com.
Faith Harbor UMC
Movie and concert schedules
One last “Concert in the Park” is on the
Sept. 6: Mako will perform its beach, boogie and blues Sept. 6 from to at
For more information, visit townofsurfcity.com or call 910-328-4887.
This photographic journey features more than 100 printed and digital works taken by members of the Cape Fear Camera Club of the rich and diverse habitats of the
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, located at
Surf City Community Center is open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Sunday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The current class schedule is available online at townofsurfcity.com
For more information, to register or inquire about teaching a new class, call 910-328-4887, email email@example.com or visit townofsurfcity.com.
Master’s Touch Resale Store
Help support community outreach to those in need by shopping at Master’s Touch Resale Store, an interdenominational resale store located at 1056 Highway 210, Unit 3, in Sneads Ferry. Items for sale include gently used and some new items. All proceeds support the ministry of helping others. The store is open Wednesday through Saturday from to Donations are accepted during regular hours.
Sneads Ferry Rotary Club
The Sneads Ferry Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at at
Mama J’s Helping Hand
Mama J’s helps people in need by providing them with food, clothing, household goods and baby items like diapers, wipes, formula and clothing. Mama J’s also helps people who are struggling with everyday issues and welcomes them to come in and talk. Call Mama J’s at 910-327-1302 for an updated list of specifics that are needed. Mama J’s Helping Hand is located at 2205 Hwy. 172 in Sneads Ferry. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baby FAST program in Pender County — designed to strengthen family relationships; build connections with families, schools, churches and the community; improve babies’ development and well-being; and reduce in-home stress — is seeking assistance. For more information and to help, contact Melanie Gatton at email@example.com or 910-777-8244.
The Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library in Hampstead welcomes any visitors to come and see what the organization is about at its monthly meetings, held on the first Friday of each month. For more information, call 910-270-4603.
Stump Sound No. 733 Masonic Lodge in Sneads Ferry meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
Members meet at for a meal, and Lodge begins at for qualified Masons.
The Lodge is located at
For information, contact lodge secretary Bob McLaughlin at 910-938-0930.
Sneads Ferry Bingo
Come play bingo on Monday nights at the
Boy Scout Troop 937
Boy Scout Troop 937 in Sneads Ferry meets every Wednesday at at
New River Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month. Membership is open to all who would like to share a love of gardening, community service and conservation. For more information, contact Tommi Allen at 912-660-5274 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampstead Marine Corps League
The Hampstead Detachment 1321 of Marine Corps League meets the second Tuesday of each month at at the
Sneads Ferry Extension
The Sneads Ferry Extension and Community Association meets the third Thursday of the month from to at the
Sneads Ferry Beautification Committee
Sneads Ferry Beautification Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at through May at the New River Plantation Clubhouse in Sneads Ferry (off N.C. 172). The objective is to continue to beautify Sneads Ferry. Currently the group maintains several plant beds and the banners throughout the community. New members, volunteers and guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Claire Wunder at 910-327-2435.
Hampstead Women’s Club
The Hampstead Women’s Club is a nonprofit organization that donates thousands of dollars annually to area schools and other worthwhile organizations. This is made possible through the members who volunteer daily to process donated goods and sell them at the Hampstead Thrift Shop. General meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at at the