As hot as it has been lately, I think it’s safe to say summer is officially here!
That means school will soon be out and road trips and family vacations will be on the roster. Be sure to stay safe and cool, but get outside with your loved ones when you can!
The Town of Leland has plenty of all-ages activities on the calendar, starting with the Family Health and Fitness Day on June 8 at Leland Municipal Park. This is a full day of classes and workouts, with a Bike Rodeo for the kids in the afternoon.
If you’re looking for something a little more leisurely and low-key, Americana and bluegrass band L Shape Lot will perform at Municipal Park this Thursday evening, and our Movie in the Park series continues on June 15 with a screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Need a little break from the heat? The Leland Cultural Arts Center is always abuzz with classes, programs and events. The center will host an artist reception featuring Zac Duff and Kris Scheppman on June 13.
Speaking of the heat, please remember to keep water use to a minimum right now, even when cooling off! The Town recently issued a Voluntary Water Conservation Alert in response to ongoing drought conditions for our area, as well as an increase in water demand due to beach vacationers. Brunswick County has issued a similar alert for all its customers.
We have a helpful list of water conservation tips on our website, where you can also get the latest news and updates. Be sure to follow us on social media, and keep reading below for more events and important information.
--- Mayor Brenda Bozeman
Town Hall Meetings
June 3 at 6:00 PM – Council Budget Hearing
June 6 at 1:30 PM – Transportation Oversight Committee
June 11 at 2:00 PM – Council Special ETJ Workshop
June 13 at 6:00 PM – Economic Development Committee
June 17 at 11:00 AM – Council (Agenda)
June 19 at 4:00 PM – Tourism Development Authority
June 20 at 6:00 PM – Council (Regular)
June 25 at 6:00 PM – Planning Board
June 26 at 6:00 PM – Parks and Recreation Board
Frequently Asked Questions
When is hurricane season?
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and runs until Nov. 30.
What can I do now to prepare?
Long before you stock up on bottled water and canned goods, there are some things you can do to ensure you’re prepared for a major storm. Ready.gov also provides helpful checklists to follow in the 36 hours leading up to a hurricane.
Familiarize yourself with your evacuation route and shelter locations.
Store important documents in a safe place.
Install check valves in plumbing to prevent backups.
Consider installing hurricane shutters.
Review your insurance policies.
Do I need flood insurance?
If Hurricane Florence taught us anything, it’s that flooding can create significant damage to property, even outside of flood zones. In general, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S., and more than 20 percent of all flood claims come from areas outside those high-risk zones.
Remember - it takes 30 days from the date of purchase for a National Flood Insurance Program policy to take effect, so it’s best to purchase well ahead of any potential major storms.
Leland Cultural Arts Center
Friday, June 21
7:00 - 9:00 PM
$10 per person
Get your giggle on with this hilarious group of comedians! We're excited to have this huge hit back from last year with new talent. Purchase tickets here.
LCAC's 2019 VIP season tickets are valid for this event. 2019 VIP season tickets can be purchased online or at the LCAC office. All 2019 VIP season tickets and regular admission tickets are non-refundable.
Kayak Adventures Aug. 19 – Sharks Tooth Island
Paddle with us at Sharks Tooth Island in the Cape Fear River! These trips, led by Mahanaim Adventures, are sure to be memorable – you might even find sharks' teeth! Excursions fill up quickly, so register now! Please visit the Town's website or Leland Kayak Adventures for more details.
Registration Now Open Leland Cultural Arts Center
Tween Theater Week – June 3 - 7
Camp Create – June 10 - Aug. 9
$150 weekly per child
Camp Create will focus heavily on the arts and self-expression. During each week, campers will explore a variety of art forms, take part in a field trip, and enjoy games and social time. Select weeks will be heavier in one art form to give campers a more in-depth experience. Register online or click here for more information.
Scholarships are available to those with financial need. Click here for a scholarship application.
Zak Duff & Kris Sheppmann Artist Reception Leland Cultural Arts Center
Thursday, June 13
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate the works of Zak Duff and Kris Scheppmann at the opening reception for their exhibition at the LCAC Gallery.
Leland Municipal Park Saturday, June 15 Sunset (approximately 8:30 p.m.) Free
Join us in the park to watch "Mary Poppins Returns" under the night sky. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, a picnic, friends and family (no pets or alcohol, please). Concessions will be available for purchase.