Thalian Association Community Theatre presents the country musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, starring the Brent Stimmel Band. The show opens Thursday on the main stage of Thalian Hall. It runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 for two weekends. My guests were director/choreographer Debra Gillingham, and band leader Brent Stimmel.
Susan Nettleman of Cape Fear Garden Club and Ken Wells who teaches Landscape Gardening at Cape Fear Community College talk about a recent grant from the club to the college. The money is being used to create an Apothecary Garden for the downtown campus, benefitting the gardening and pharmacy tech students.
Camilla Herlevich of Coastal Land Trust and David Paynter of Cape Fear Audubon tell us about a free gathering Friday night at 7:00 at the Northeast Library, hosting author Rhett Johnson. Along with other authors and a nature photographer, he has created a coffee-table book about the South’s unique and diverse ecosystem based on the long leaf pine. The book is Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North Ameri
Clyde Edgerton reads from and signs copies of his latest book tonight at 7:30 at Old Books on Front Street. It’s a laugh-out-loud non-fiction work based on his own experiences, called Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers.
Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida. Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or CityStageNC.com There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.
Today I interviewed John Devaney, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Clinic -- which offers medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services to the working poor who have no health insurance. The clinic’s upcoming fundraiser will feature breakfast at the City Club at DeRossett, with members of the TheatreNow troupe performing vignettes throughout the historic home, depicting medical care of the past and present! May 14, 7:30 to 9:30 am. Reservations: 910-409-5627 or
Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad tell us about breaking the world record for consecutive days at sea without seeing land. Their boat Anne is currently on the Cape Fear River by the Isabel Holmes Bridge! And Reid’s paintings are on display at The George downtown. To see photos from the amazing journey, go to www.1000days.net
Geneva Reid and Terry Richman came to WHQR to tell us all about the Adult Scholars Leadership Program 2013, offered by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. For more information, or to register for the 6-day course in February, visit UNCW.edu/adultscholars, or call 910-962-2258.
There is room for only 32 participants and the deadline to register is February 8, so don’t hesitate!