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Leland Parks and Rec. September 2011 Update

8/31/2011 9:10:37 PM

Leland Parks and Recreation September 2011 Update

 

Leland Parks and Recreation staff truly hopes that you and your families made it through Hurricane Irene without any damage. Unfortunately, we are not out of hurricane season yet, so be sure to be prepared. Fortunately, no Leland park facilities were damaged, so get outside and enjoy the cooler weather. If you are interested in participating in any event or program or simply would like more information, please contact Niel Brooks, Manager of Parks, Recreation and Environmental Programs at /newsletter/id/45896 or 910-332-4818. Feel free to forward this message on to your friends and neighbors!

 

Announcements:

 

Founders’ Day 2011 Returns

Mark your calendars now for September 10 as the Town of Leland will celebrate its birthday this year with something that has never happened in the 22-year history of the Town ….FIREWORKS!!! This year’s extra-special Founders’ Day will begin at 4 p.m. with live entertainment, a salute to the 9/11 victims, children’s activities, food, fun and more. North Brunswick high school booster clubs will pre-sell tickets for BBQ Chicken dinners and also sell concessions that evening. The evening will culminate with a fireworks display at dusk.


 


Community Garden Plots Available for Fall/Winter

Several plots in the Leland Community Garden are available for the fall/winter growing season. Call now to reserve yours. See below for more information.

 

Leland Garden Club Resumes Meetings

The Leland Garden Club will resume its regular meeting schedule this month after a summer respite. See below for more information.

 

Wednesdays in Nature Returns this Month

The Town of Leland is again partnering with UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to offer the third installment of the popular Wednesdays in Nature series where various experts speak on the nature, beauty and history of the Cape Fear region. Classes begin September 21. See below for more information and how to register.

 

Upcoming Programs and Events:

 

Wednesdays in Nature (Fall 2011)

  • What: The Town of Leland is again partnering with UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to offer the popular Wednesdays in Nature series where various experts speak on the nature, beauty and history of the CapeFear region . This fall’s lineup includes the following:
    • September 21 - The NC Coastal Federation: Issues Facing Our Coast: Mike Giles, Coastal Advocate, NC Coastal Federation
    • September 28 - The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Peggy Sloan, Director
    • October 5 - Attracting Bluebirds and Other Birds to Your Yard : Jill Peleuses, Owner, Wild Bird & Garden
    • October 12 - Backyard Biodiversity and Permaculture Design: Matt Collogan, Environmental Education Program Director, Airlie Gardens
    • October 19  - Oysters! Martin H. Posey, Ph.D., Biology and Marine Biology
    • October 26  - Stormwater 101: Dru Harrison , Interim Director, New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District
    • November 2  - Native Plants for your Landscape: Lara Berkley, B & O Designs
    • November 9 - Shipwrecks of the Cape Fear Region , Mark Wilde-Ramsing, Ph.D., Deputy State Archaeologist
  • Where: Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Dr.; Travel through Town Hall parking lot. Building will be straight ahead. Park in gravel lot on the right).
  • When: September 21-November 9; Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fee: $40 for OLLI members, $70 for nonmembers. To register call 910-962-3195 or visit www.uncw.edu/olli .

 

 Leland Community Garden

·         What: The Town of Leland Community Garden has several plots available for Fall/Winter gardens. The garden provides a supportive environment where local gardeners can exchange ideas and knowhow while having fun at the same time with their neighbors. Individual plots are available in the following sizes: 10’x20’, 10’x10’ and 4’x10’. Participants may also chose to garden the community plot where all produce will be donated to the Manna Ministries food bank. There is no charge for the plots and water is provided on site. The Town is now accepting applications and plots will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. If you are interested, please stop by the Leland Parks and Recreation office to pick up an application.

·         Where: Leland Community Garden. Across the street from the playground on the municipal campus, 102 Town Hall Drive

·         When: Community work day each Friday at 3:30 p.m.

·         Fee: Plots are FREE and water is provided on site! Please contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information. 

Hooks and Needles

  • What: Do you love to knit or crochet? Are you looking for a place to get together with others to share your craft? Have you always been interested in the needle arts, but wondered how to get started? Then the Hooks and Needles group is for you. All levels are invited to attend from beginner to advanced. Just bring your current project or materials to start a new one.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When:   The second and fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Darla Rhind at 910-371-5563 or Camille Deasy at 910-371-1117 for more information.

 

Expressive Art Group

  • What:  Do you love to paint and create?  Bring whatever you are working on and join others in a supportive environment. All mediums (oils, acrylic, watercolor, pencils) are welcome. This will be a gathering place to share ideas and learn other techniques. Please bring your own materials.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  •   When:  The first and third Thursday of each month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  •   Fee: FREE! Contact Doris Jean Young 910-371-9176 for more information.

 

Leland Hometown Opry

  • What: Ready for some pickin’ and grinnin’? The Town of Leland is sponsoring a twice-monthly bluegrass/country/gospel/folk jam session at the LelandRecreationBuilding. Musicians of all levels of experience are welcome to attend. Spectators are encouraged to come sit a spell and enjoy the music.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When: First and Third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Line Dancing Lessons

  • What: The Town of Leland is offering free line dancing lessons for residents. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to meet some new friends and have a great time.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When: Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information.

 

Leland Garden Club

  • What: Like to play in the dirt? Love to see the fruits of your hard work come into full bloom? Then the Leland Garden Club is for you. This is an opportunity for all of Leland’s gardeners to come together to learn more and work on a variety of beautification projects.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When: Fourth Tuesday of the month; 6:30 p.m.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information.

 

Mark Your Calendars Now for These Community Events:

October 15: Unity Group/Leland Craft Fair

October 15: Cape Fear Heart Walk (UNCW Campus)

October 29: Leland Trunk or Treat

November 19: Waterford 5K

 

You have received this message because you have indicated at some time that you are interested in Leland Parks and Recreation activities, programs and events. If you do not wish to receive future e-mails from Leland Parks and Recreation, please e-mail /newsletter/id/45896 to have your address removed from the list. Thank you for your interest in making Leland a better place to live and play!

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Leland Parks and Rec. September 2011 Update

8/31/2011 9:10:37 PM

Leland Parks and Recreation September 2011 Update

 

Leland Parks and Recreation staff truly hopes that you and your families made it through Hurricane Irene without any damage. Unfortunately, we are not out of hurricane season yet, so be sure to be prepared. Fortunately, no Leland park facilities were damaged, so get outside and enjoy the cooler weather. If you are interested in participating in any event or program or simply would like more information, please contact Niel Brooks, Manager of Parks, Recreation and Environmental Programs at /newsletter/id/45896 or 910-332-4818. Feel free to forward this message on to your friends and neighbors!

 

Announcements:

 

Founders’ Day 2011 Returns

Mark your calendars now for September 10 as the Town of Leland will celebrate its birthday this year with something that has never happened in the 22-year history of the Town ….FIREWORKS!!! This year’s extra-special Founders’ Day will begin at 4 p.m. with live entertainment, a salute to the 9/11 victims, children’s activities, food, fun and more. North Brunswick high school booster clubs will pre-sell tickets for BBQ Chicken dinners and also sell concessions that evening. The evening will culminate with a fireworks display at dusk.


 


Community Garden Plots Available for Fall/Winter

Several plots in the Leland Community Garden are available for the fall/winter growing season. Call now to reserve yours. See below for more information.

 

Leland Garden Club Resumes Meetings

The Leland Garden Club will resume its regular meeting schedule this month after a summer respite. See below for more information.

 

Wednesdays in Nature Returns this Month

The Town of Leland is again partnering with UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to offer the third installment of the popular Wednesdays in Nature series where various experts speak on the nature, beauty and history of the Cape Fear region. Classes begin September 21. See below for more information and how to register.

 

Upcoming Programs and Events:

 

Wednesdays in Nature (Fall 2011)

  • What: The Town of Leland is again partnering with UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) to offer the popular Wednesdays in Nature series where various experts speak on the nature, beauty and history of the CapeFear region . This fall’s lineup includes the following:
    • September 21 - The NC Coastal Federation: Issues Facing Our Coast: Mike Giles, Coastal Advocate, NC Coastal Federation
    • September 28 - The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher: Peggy Sloan, Director
    • October 5 - Attracting Bluebirds and Other Birds to Your Yard : Jill Peleuses, Owner, Wild Bird & Garden
    • October 12 - Backyard Biodiversity and Permaculture Design: Matt Collogan, Environmental Education Program Director, Airlie Gardens
    • October 19  - Oysters! Martin H. Posey, Ph.D., Biology and Marine Biology
    • October 26  - Stormwater 101: Dru Harrison , Interim Director, New Hanover Soil & Water Conservation District
    • November 2  - Native Plants for your Landscape: Lara Berkley, B & O Designs
    • November 9 - Shipwrecks of the Cape Fear Region , Mark Wilde-Ramsing, Ph.D., Deputy State Archaeologist
  • Where: Leland Classroom Annex (102 Town Hall Dr.; Travel through Town Hall parking lot. Building will be straight ahead. Park in gravel lot on the right).
  • When: September 21-November 9; Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fee: $40 for OLLI members, $70 for nonmembers. To register call 910-962-3195 or visit www.uncw.edu/olli .

 

 Leland Community Garden

·         What: The Town of Leland Community Garden has several plots available for Fall/Winter gardens. The garden provides a supportive environment where local gardeners can exchange ideas and knowhow while having fun at the same time with their neighbors. Individual plots are available in the following sizes: 10’x20’, 10’x10’ and 4’x10’. Participants may also chose to garden the community plot where all produce will be donated to the Manna Ministries food bank. There is no charge for the plots and water is provided on site. The Town is now accepting applications and plots will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. If you are interested, please stop by the Leland Parks and Recreation office to pick up an application.

·         Where: Leland Community Garden. Across the street from the playground on the municipal campus, 102 Town Hall Drive

·         When: Community work day each Friday at 3:30 p.m.

·         Fee: Plots are FREE and water is provided on site! Please contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information. 

Hooks and Needles

  • What: Do you love to knit or crochet? Are you looking for a place to get together with others to share your craft? Have you always been interested in the needle arts, but wondered how to get started? Then the Hooks and Needles group is for you. All levels are invited to attend from beginner to advanced. Just bring your current project or materials to start a new one.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When:   The second and fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Darla Rhind at 910-371-5563 or Camille Deasy at 910-371-1117 for more information.

 

Expressive Art Group

  • What:  Do you love to paint and create?  Bring whatever you are working on and join others in a supportive environment. All mediums (oils, acrylic, watercolor, pencils) are welcome. This will be a gathering place to share ideas and learn other techniques. Please bring your own materials.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  •   When:  The first and third Thursday of each month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  •   Fee: FREE! Contact Doris Jean Young 910-371-9176 for more information.

 

Leland Hometown Opry

  • What: Ready for some pickin’ and grinnin’? The Town of Leland is sponsoring a twice-monthly bluegrass/country/gospel/folk jam session at the LelandRecreationBuilding. Musicians of all levels of experience are welcome to attend. Spectators are encouraged to come sit a spell and enjoy the music.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When: First and Third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information.

 

Intermediate/Advanced Line Dancing Lessons

  • What: The Town of Leland is offering free line dancing lessons for residents. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to meet some new friends and have a great time.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When: Each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information.

 

Leland Garden Club

  • What: Like to play in the dirt? Love to see the fruits of your hard work come into full bloom? Then the Leland Garden Club is for you. This is an opportunity for all of Leland’s gardeners to come together to learn more and work on a variety of beautification projects.
  • Where: Classroom Annex beside Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr.
  • When: Fourth Tuesday of the month; 6:30 p.m.
  • Fee: FREE! Contact Leland Parks and Recreation at 910-332-4823 for more information.

 

Mark Your Calendars Now for These Community Events:

October 15: Unity Group/Leland Craft Fair

October 15: Cape Fear Heart Walk (UNCW Campus)

October 29: Leland Trunk or Treat

November 19: Waterford 5K

 

You have received this message because you have indicated at some time that you are interested in Leland Parks and Recreation activities, programs and events. If you do not wish to receive future e-mails from Leland Parks and Recreation, please e-mail /newsletter/id/45896 to have your address removed from the list. Thank you for your interest in making Leland a better place to live and play!

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