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Leland Parks and Rec. May 2012 Update

5/3/2012 7:43:28 PM

Leland Parks and Recreation May 2012 Update

Our summer events kick into high gear this month as the temperature starts to rise. 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 or 910-332-4818. Feel free to forward this message on to your friends and neighbors!


Movies in the Park Series
Our family movie series kicked off this past weekend with a great crowd. Our next movie will be May 12 when we show Puss in Boots. See below for more information. 

Leland Market
This year’s market kicks off May 12. This year we are including handmade crafts in the market, in addition to fresh produce and local baked goods. If you are interested in being a vendor, click here.

Concerts on the Coast
Our ever-popular Concerts on the Coast series begins next month. Mark your calendars now for a summer full of great music. See below for more details.

Events Calendar on the Web
We have a new events calendar on the Town’s Web site so you can keep track of the many activities we have going on with Leland Parks and Rec. Please visit regularly to keep up to date.

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New Programs and Upcoming Events:

Movies in the Park
* What: This year’s family movie series promises to be a summertime hit. Come watch a film under the stars in the Leland Municipal Park, just like in the good old days of drive in movies. Bring your blanket and lawn chairs. No pets please.
o April 28Happy Feet 2 (Family Fun Day)
o May 12Puss in Boots
o May 26The Smurfs
o June 9 The Muppets
o June 23Soul Surfer (Olympic Day)
o July 7The Adventures of TinTin
* Where: Leland Municipal Complex Park (102 Town Hall Dr.)
* When:  See above. Every other Saturday beginning April 28. 
* Fee:  FREE! Concessions will be available for purchase.

Leland Market
* What: Ever wonder where in Leland you can get fresh, local produce and homemade treats? Looking for a place to purchase local hand-made crafts? We have your answer with the Leland Market. This year we are offering the market to coincide with the Leland Friends of the Library monthly Book Sale. The market’s dates are as follows.
o May 12
o June 9
o July 14
o August 11
* Where: Magnolia House Lawn (485 Village Rd. at the front of the Leland Municipal Campus)
* When:  See above. Market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Fee: FREE! Vendors call 910-332-4823 for more information.

Concerts on the Coast
* What: Back for its fourth year, this free outdoor concert series promises brings some of the Southeast’s best beach and party bands playing our own backyard! Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancin’ shoes. Just as a friendly reminder, alcohol is not permitted on Town property. This series is brought to you with help from Brunswick County Parks and Rec.
o June 28The Imitations (Wilmington’s Favorite Party Band)
o July 12Coco Loco (Myrtle Beach Party Band)
o July 26 The Main Event Band (2011 Series Favorite Returns)
o August 9Sea Cruz (Award-winning Beach Band)
* Where: Leland Municipal Complex Park (102 Town Hall Dr.)
* When:  See above. Concerts from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
* Fee: FREE!

Ongoing Programs

Our ongoing recreation programs include: Leland’s Little Learners, Garden Club, Scrapbooking, Line Dancing, Hooks and Needles, Expressive Art and Leland Hometown Opry (Sam Miller Jam). For more information on these programs, please click here.

Other Community Programs and Events:

Lake Fest
* What: Bring the kids, bring the dog and come out to celebrate the history, animals, plants and water quality of Wilmington’s Greenfield Lake. There will be a number of booths and demonstrations by local nature groups. We will also have Face Painting, Casting Clinics, Fish identification, Greenfield Lake History Presentations, Enviroscape Presentations, Boat Displays, Educational Displays, Games, Live Animals like alligators, snakes, and turtles, Water Quality Testing Presentations and much more!  
* Where: Greenfield Lake Park Boathouse
* When: Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Fee: Free; For more information call 910-762-5606 or visit the Web site.

Leland Middle School Needs Volunteer Proctors for Testing
* What: Leland Middle School is in dire need of test proctors for End of Grade testing. If you have a morning or two available, please volunteer.
* Where: Leland Middle School, 927 Old Fayetteville Rd.
* When: May 8-10; 15-17
* Contact: For more information call the school at 910-371-3030

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