We’re starting to see flowers blooming, temperatures climbing and the days getting just a little bit longer in this part of southeastern North Carolina. We’re welcoming spring with open arms! Now is the perfect time to visit Westgate Nature Park or Leland Municipal Park with your friends or family to breathe in that fresh air, or spot some nesting birds as part of Leland’s Birding Program. Learn about this program and more in the Spring/Summer issue of CAPE magazine, our Cultural Arts, Parks and events publication. You’ll find event and program listings, park information, LCAC class descriptions, and more, so pick up your copy at Town Hall or the LCAC today.
The neon lights that are so bright on Broadway will shine on Leland this weekend! Get your tickets for “The Best of Broadway at Brunswick” for an evening of Tony Award-Winning entertainment at the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, March 3.
Every March we shine our own spotlight on the youngest area citizens at the Leland Cultural Arts Center with Youth Arts Month, and throw a special celebration for all the creative children we are so proud of on Youth Arts Day the 23rd of this month.
The Leland Fire/Rescue Paramedic Competition Team recently received recognition as one of the top 20 teams in the world at the International JEMS Games Finals. Please join me in congratulating Chief Jason Fuller, Battalion Chief Amy Burton, Captain Brian McNamara, Paramedic Joe Crowder, and the entire Leland Fire/Rescue Department for their great achievements. Leland Fire/Rescue, thank you for your continued dedication to the Town of Leland.
Now, let’s get outside to enjoy this spring weather and everything that makes Leland a great place to call home!
- Mayor Brenda Bozeman -
Leland Fire/Rescue Paramedic Competition Team at International JEMS Games L to R: Chief Jason Fuller, Paramedic Joe Crowder, Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, physician to the President of the United States, Battalion Chief Amy Burton, Captain Brian McNamara
Town Hall Meetings March 5 at 10:00 a.m. - Infrastructure Committee Meeting
March 12 at 3:00 p.m. - Public Safety Committee Meeting
March 14 at 6:00 p.m. - Economic Development Committee Meeting
March 18 at 11:00 a.m. - Leland Town Council Agenda Meeting
March 20 at 4:00 p.m. - Leland Tourism Development Authority Meeting
March 21 at 6:00 p.m. - Leland Town Council Regular Meeting
March 26 at 3:00 p.m. - Economic Development Committee Meeting
March 26 at 6:00 p.m. - Planning Board Meeting
March 27 at 6:00 p.m. - Parks and Recreation Board Meeting
Bark in the Park is Back!
Saturday, March 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Leland Municipal Park, 113 Town Hall Drive A dog-centric event in partnership with Capeside Animal Hospital and Furever Friends Animal Rescue offers a free rabies clinic to Leland residents, local dog-based business vendors and a dog adoption.
Birding Program: Spring Nesting Birds Leland Town Hall
Thursdays, March 28-April 11
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Learn about the nesting habits and behaviors of nesting birds in Southeastern NC. Pre-registration required Residents: $35; Non-Residents: $45
Registration is open for Night Hunt Leland Municipal Park
Thursday, April 18
Why should kids get to have all the fun? Join us for an adult only, flashlight egg hunt with live music! Food will be available for purchase from local food trucks. Adult beverages will also be available for purchase. If you are looking for a slower paced egg hunt experience, check out our Master’s Division (Suggested ages 50+). Preregistration encouraged $10 per person
Registration is open for Camp Create! Leland Cultural Arts Center
Tween Theater Week (ages 11-14), June 3-7
Camp Create (ages 6-12), June 10-August 9
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.
Scholarships provided by the Friends of Leland Cultural Arts Center are available to those with financial need. Please visit www.friendslcac.org for more information.
CAPE Spring/Summer is Now Available
Pick up your copy at the LCAC, Leland Town Hall, or other locations around town for class descriptions, event listings, and more. LCAC Spring Session Classes begin Monday, March 4. Classes fill up quickly but some still have space available, so register soon to learn a new art or craft! View CAPE online Register for classes
The Best of Broadway - A Musical Theatre Revue Thalian Association Community Theatre proudly presents their first production at the Leland Cultural Arts Center! Enjoy some of your favorite songs from Tony Award Winning shows and a preview of upcoming productions from the Official Community Theatre of North Carolina. Purchase tickets here.
The LCAC Presents: Phil Bruschi's Brylcreem Boys
Friday, March 15 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Phil Bruschi's "edutainment" shows are always a great hit! This performance will highlight the Brylcreem Boys, featuring the music of Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, and more! Preview Phil Bruschi 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.
Black on Black Project Opening Reception
Thursday, March 28 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Black on Black Project creates space for the community to try to understand the voices of those who have not been heard. It believes that artists possess the kind of empathy that can transform communities. For those who are interested in learning more, a community conversation will take place at 6:30 PM on April 18 at LCAC.
Michael Williams, curator of the Black on Black Project exhibition, will attend Art League of Leland meeting on April 18 to discuss the exhibition and meet with the community. Discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Leland Cultural Arts Center.