Paws-Ability’s 3rd Annual BandFest

Paws-Ability’s 3rd Annual BandFest is being held Sunday, June 2 at the Sunset Beach Town Park from noon-5 pm.  Live music:  Sea & Sand Band, Mason Lovette Band, Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot!  Food trucks, beer garden featuring Red Hare Brewery, local vendors and prizes all day.

Proceeds from BandFest support Paws-Ability program, Stella’s Touch, to provide pet owners with financial assistance for serious medical issues, to allow pets to remain with their family. To date, more than 100 pets have received assistance through Stella’s Touch.

Bring a chair, enjoy the day while raising funds for animal welfare.  For more information click






Museum of Coastal Carolina Kicks off Summer Sand Bar Lecture Series

Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm, join us at the Museum of Coastal Carolina as we kick off the summer with our Sand Bar Lecture Series! Starting with A Civil Affair: An Historical Fiction by Kimberly Belfer, May 28th, and ending with a showing of the movie, Honor Flight, on August 27th. Many of our lectures are intriguing and rich with information you’ll find yourself wanting to be become a member so you can sit through everyone.  The Sandbar Lecture Series is sponsored in-part by OIB Surf and Java providing coffee too.  Click HERE for all of the details about these wonderful weekly programs!

VAC Memorial Day Celebration

Come join us Memorial Day, May 27 for:
  • live entertainment by Moxie and Flo starting at 3 pm
  • pizza and drink specials all day
  • $2.00 drafts and $4.00 shots
  • $5.00 entry fee (members get in free)
  • Corn Hole and more

Come and sit pool side and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Attention Shag Dancers

The Ocean Islanders Shag Club will be holding its monthly dance this coming Friday evening, May 24th, at The View at Brick Landing (2nd Floor), 1882 Goose Creek Rd SW, OIB.  This is a gorgeous venue overlooking the waterway.  The doors open at 6:30PM with the dance beginning at 7:00 PM.  Light snacks will be available, along with a cash bar.  The DJ for the evening will be local favorite Kitty Earles.  Cost for non members will be $10/person, with member cost (and those with an SOS card) at $5/person.  Memberships are available and anyone can join at any time, including at the dances.  Membership is not required to attend the dances.  All skill levels are welcome, including beginners.  Beginning lessons will be available for anyone who may desire them.

The Ocean Islanders Shag Club is relatively new, holding its first dance this past February.  The goal is to develop and operate a healthy club to provide an opportunity for all those who enjoy shag dancing, and for those who would like to begin shag dancing, a regular opportunity to do so.  Also, the dances provide an opportunity for visitors to our beach communities to enjoy an evening out with great fun and entertainment.  The dances provide the opportunity to make new friendships and renew old ones.  And, the dances provide a forum to continue to promote the shag dancing style among future generations.  The expectation is for everyone to have a great time.  There are no ‘shag police’ judging how well anyone dances.  There are always all skill levels in attendance.

If anyone would like more information about the club, such as how to become a member, please contact the club president, Ronnie Robinson, at Memberships are available at $40/couple, or $20/person.  Also, please note on your calendars that the June club dance will be on Friday, June 21st, same venue, same time.

Ingram Planetarium to Celebrate Our First Steps on The Moon This Summer

This summer promises to be an exciting one as it marks 50 years since the first humans walked on the moon in the Apollo 11 mission. Ingram Planetarium will be celebrating this achievement all through the summer with a new full dome program, Apollo 11: Man’s First Step on the Moon, at 12pm Monday through Thursday, and Saturday.

In addition to this exciting and informative look into the history of our space program, Ingram Planetarium is also playing a new full dome feature, The Sun: Our Living Star at 2pm Monday through Saturday and offering hands-on science experiences every Thursday at 12:15 and 2:15 through a new program called Budding Scientist Mini Labs in the Paul Dennis Science Hall. For all of the details and specific dates for these programs please click Ingram Celebrates First Man on the Moon

Sunset Vision 2019 Annual Art Show & Sale Fundraiser

It’s that time of year! We’re excited to have so many returning artists, and so many NEW artists join our 2019 annual art show and sale fundraiser being held June 20 and 21.  We’ve got some exciting new things happening at this year’s show, including the Tiny Art show. It’s like a show-within-a-show where artists in the main exhibit who would like to participate can show off their tiniest masterpieces! All Tiny Art pieces are available for purchase and include a mini easel. All of the proceeds from the Tiny Art go directly to Sunset Vision.

Also new this year is an online gallery. Each artist submitting work will be included on the Sunset Vision website. This gives artists even greater exposure and an additional opportunity to showcase their work! We’ll begin adding art to the online gallery beginning May 13th through May 31st.

This year’s show will support an exciting new project that we can’t wait to tell you about. Details coming soon, so stay tuned!

Thursday, June 20, 2019 is the preview show where the winning artists will receive their awards. Admission is free, and beer and wine are available for purchase.

Tickets for the Friday, June 21, 2019 fundraising reception are now available online. For the full schedule of the show, visit our website

Once again, the show will take place at Triple D’s Hemi Haven, Chrysler and DeSoto Classic Car Private Showroom at 7011 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

We hope to see you there!