Spring has officially sprung, and what a great time of year it is to be outside!
Luckily, the Town of Leland has lots of opportunities for outdoor fun coming up, starting with a screening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at Leland Municipal Park on – you guessed it – May 4 (May the fourth be with you!). The following week on May 11, bring your sweetheart to the park for a special Date Night movie.
Also on May 11 is the Spring Art Market at Leland Cultural Arts Center, where you can browse and buy handmade home goods, clothing, accessories, art and lots more from local artisans.
Our Concerts in the Park series continues this month with a performance from regional favorite Jim Quick & Coastline on May 9. Put your shagging shoes on for this one!
And I’m so excited to be participating in the Leland We Don’t Know program on May 21. This bus tour is such a great way for newcomers and longtime residents alike to get a true inside look into our history and where we’re heading in the future!
Looking ahead to the near future, the Town is seeking volunteers to fill open seats on several of our board and committees – including the Parks and Recreation Board, the Economic Development Committee and the Planning Board – starting July 1. I am always impressed by the diversity of talent and interests we have here in Leland, so if you’d like to share your expertise – or just your passion for service – please read the full descriptions and submit your application by May 24.
There’s lots more to learn about and do in Leland! Keep reading below, and be sure to follow us on social media or visit our website for all the latest updates.
- Mayor Brenda Bozeman -
Town Hall Meetings
May 2 at 6 p.m. – Special Council
May 2 at 7:30 p.m. – Special Council
May 7 at 10 a.m. – Infrastructure Committee
May 9 at 6 p.m. – Economic Development Committee
May 20 at 11 a.m. – Council (Agenda)
May 21 at 3 p.m. – Public Safety Committee
May 23 at 6 p.m. – Council (Regular)
May 28 at 6 p.m. – Planning Board
May 29 at 6 p.m. – Parks and Recreation Board
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Town of Leland’s policy on burning yard waste?
A: Open burning of natural vegetative debris only (trees, branches, leaves, shrubs, etc.) is permitted within the Town. However, it is not recommended because of your potential liability. The Town of Leland Fire Department assumes no liability in how and what you are burning, and it is up to you to ensure you are in compliance with all local and state open burning laws.
Permits are required prior to burning natural vegetation. Burn permits are free and may be obtained at the station located at 1004 Village Road, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and any other times staff is present at the station. Burn permits issued at the fire station are good for four days throughout Brunswick County. You may also get a permit online through the N.C. Division of Forest Resources (NCDFR). NCDFR permits are good for 30 days.
Keep in mind that regulations on open burning do not impact backyard barbecues or outdoor parties. Town ordinance and state law allow for open burning without a permit for the purposes of recreation and cooking. Examples include grills and outdoor fireplaces.
More information about open burning is available on the Town’s website or by calling the Town of Leland Fire/Rescue Department, (910) 371-2727.
May the Fourth Be with You: 'The Last Jedi' Leland Municipal Park
Saturday, May 4
Sunset (approximately 8 p.m.)
Celebrate Stars Wars with our special May the Fourth Be with You event to kick off our Movies in the Park series. Watch "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" under the night sky. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, a picnic and your family, but please no pets or alcohol. Concessions will be available for purchase.
This blockbuster screening will include special events. Please check our website or Facebook page for updates!
Jim Quick & Coastline Leland Municipal Park
Thursday, May 9
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for our concert series and be prepared to dance! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, beverages and your friends and family. Onsite concessions will be provided by 2 Bros. Coastal Cuisine food truck.
Date Night in the Park: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Leland Municipal Park
Saturday, May 11
6:30 -10 p.m.
Get a babysitter and have a date night in the park! Before the feature presentation, enjoy yard games and dinner from a local food truck. Then, once the sun sets, settle down in your chairs or snuggle up on a blanket and enjoy the film, "Crazy Rich Asians" (PG-13), under the stars. The movie will start around 8 p.m.
Cape Fear River Watch Educational Sessions Leland Town Hall
Tuesday, May 14 & Wednesday, May 29
$5 per person
In our first session with Cape Fear River Watch (CFRW) on May 14, Environmental Education & Project Manager Kay Lynn Plummer-Hernandez will discuss local issues affecting conservation in our area and how CFRW is working to keep our waters clean and safe - now and into the future.
In our second session (May 29), CFRW Deputy Director Dana Sargent will explore the local and regional environmental effects of industrial agriculture, a staple of the southeastern North Carolina economy, and what each of us can do in our day-to-day lives to protect and promote clean waterways.
Movie in the Park: Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet Leland Municipal Park
Saturday, May 18
Sunset (approximately 8 p.m.)
Bring the family - along with a blanket or lawn chairs and picnic - to watch "Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet" under the night sky. No pets or alcohol, please. Concessions will be available.
Kayak Adventures May 13 – Moores Creek (Rescheduled)
May 19 – Three Sisters Swamp
Paddle with us to Moores Creek Battlefield or down the Black River to Three Sisters Swamp! Both of these unique trips, led by Mahanaim Adventures, is sure to be a memorable experience. With trips at varying levels of difficulty, we hope you can find one that fits you!
Prices and trip times vary based on trip length and location.
Founders’ Day – Food Truck Applications Monday, May 20
Visit our website to submit a Food Truck application for Founders’ Day, an event celebrating Leland’s 30th Birthday! The online application period will open on May 20.
Leland We Don’t Know Leland Town Hall
Tuesday, May 21
$10 for residents ($20 for non-residents)
Our award-winning Leland We Don't Know program is back for another year. This two-hour bus tour takes residents through parts of Leland they may have never seen - including sites from the Town's early days and some of the area's newest neighborhoods - while highlighting Leland's history and discussing some of the Town's exciting plans for the future.
Prior to the tour, the group will enjoy a presentation in the Town Council Chambers that gives participants an overview of Leland so you are not to miss anything while touring around town. Don't miss this opportunity to join with your neighbors - newcomers and longtime residents alike - to see all the Town of Leland has to offer.
Concert in the Park: Painted Man Leland Municipal Park
Thursday, May 30
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Join us for our concert series and be prepared to dance! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, beverages and your friends and family. Bill’s Front Porch food truck will be on site.
LCAC Spring Art Market Leland Cultural Arts Center
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shop unique, handmade creations from over 40 incredible craftsmen and artists!
Rivermist Concert Leland Cultural Arts Center
Friday, May 17
7 - 9 p.m.
$10 per person
Don’t miss this award-winning party band playing all of your favorite hits! Click here to purchase tickets online.
Camp Create - 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.