America’s Boating Club, Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron, will hold America’s Boating Course for the public on Feb. 29. The on-the-water teaching cruise will be held March 1. Register at

Association of Naval Aviation, Seahawk Squadron #59 will meet at noon Feb. 20 at the Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant 5035 Market St., Wilmington. Anyone with an interest in Naval Aviation is welcome to attend. The speaker will be Capt. Christopher M. Brown, USN-R (retired) presenting “A Short History of Airborne Early Warning.”

Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club meets 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the McKeithan Center, Cape Fear Community College North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road. Check with security for room number. An Elmer (help) session will be 6-7p.m. Program: Trifecta discussion on what is interesting to Harrison Murray in ham radio. Open to all Amateur Radio Operators and anyone interested in learning more about Amateur Radio. Details:

Calabash Elks Lodge, Charity BINGO Committee, ended their fiscal year by donating $7,500 from their charity games to 10 local charities. Recipients of the Benevolent donations were: Boys & Girls Home of N.C. Inc.; Brunswick County Sheriff’s Animal Protective Services; Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity; Brunswick Family Assistance; Calabash Fire Department; Hope Harbor Home; Little River Volunteer Fire Dept., Station 2., Horry County, S.C.; Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Bolivia; Providence Home of Family Emergency Teen Shelter; and Sea Haven Shelter Home for Youth, Little River, S.C.

Cape Fear Camera Club meets 7-9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Cape Fear Community College, 411 North Front St. Bldg “S” Room S-002, Wilmington. The speaker will be Mark Buckler, renowned Nature Photographer and Photographic Instructor. Free, open to the public. Details:

Cape Fear Sierra Club presents "Energy Justice for North Carolina,“ at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Halyburton Park, Wilmington. The speaker will be , Josh McClenney, N.C. Field Coordinator, Energy Democracy Program, for Appalachian Voices. Mix and mingle with pizza at 6 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 10-01 of Wrightsville Beach, will hold its About Boating Safely class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 29 at MarineMax, 130 Short St., Wrightsville Beach. The cost is $35 per student, text is included. Cash or checks will be accepted the day of class. Register by contacting Paul Best at 910-232-6522 or email Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, needs a safe boating class completion certificate to legally operate a vessel with greater than 10 hp in North Carolina.

GE Retirees Association will meet at noon Feb. 20 at the Scottish Rite Temple, 1415 S. 17th St., Wilmington. Lunch is $10 per person. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Open to all GE retirees and spouses. RSVP by 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at 910-819-2776. Valentine’ Day program with Duke Ladd. If possible, please carpool because parking could be a problem.

Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will meet at noon Feb. 19 at the First Baptist Church Activity Center, 1939 Independence Blvd., Wilmington. The speaker will be Jamie Robinson from the Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association. Guests wishing to attend can call Tom Lamont at 910-742-1937. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. Details:

Loblolly Garden Club will meet 9:45 a.m. Feb. 17 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 16 N. 16th St., Wilmington. Program: Bonsai demonstration with speaker Ronnie Sellers. Guests are welcome to attend. Details: or 910-793-1709.

North Carolina Sorosis will meet at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at 20 S. Cardinal Drive, Wilmington.Speakers will be Tammy Tierney, development director, and Lindsay Miles, volunteer coordinator from Wilmington Area Building Ministry (WARM). The members are asked to bring cleaning supplies to be donated to WARM homeowners. A potluck luncheon will follow the meeting. The meeting is open to all women ages 18 and older who are interested in learning new ways to serve their community. Details: Kathy-910-619-6180 or

Senior Men’s Club will meet 10-11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St., Wilmington. The program will be on Solar Energy. Coffee, donuts, and fellowship begin at 9:30 a.m. All men over 60 are welcome to attend. When you decide to become a member the annual dues are $80. Details: John Gill at 910-686-4316 or

Shallotte American Legion Post 550 will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Camp United Methodist Church, 4807 Main St., Shallotte. Speakers will be guests from Brunswick Family Assistance and Streetreach. Details: Email or cal Ron Markum at 910-880-9030.

Tidewater Camellia Club Camellia Show & Sale will celebrate its 70th Camellia Show & Sale Feb. 22 -23 at the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. Saturday events will begin with the sale of camellias, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (or until sold out). Opening ceremony at 1 p.m., judged show blooms display, camellia care presentations, garden tours, floral and art displays by local clubs and a children’s art display and activity corner. Sunday events will continue with the camellia show 1-3 p.m. with judged show blooms, workshops, displays and Arboretum garden tours. Free and open to the public. Details:

The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Zeta Rho Zeta Chapter (Port City Zetas) and the Wilmington NC chapter of the National Association For Black Veterans will be at Piggly Wiggly, 112 Village Road (Clairmont Shopping Center), Leland, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 22. Come support these community service organizations by buying a military service hat and/or a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win a four-night Carnival cruise to the Bahamas for two. The event supports both organization's 2020 scholarships awards to local area public school students. Details: Dianne Jinwright at