John Devaney (Executive Director) and Barb Biehner (President of the Board) from Cape Fear Clinic told us about the work the clinic does every day. There is a Behind the Scenes fundraising breakfast on Tuesday, May 20th from 7:30 to 9:00 at The City Club at DeRossett House.
The breakfast is free, but registration is needed so enough food will be ready. Donations will be received, and there will be a Silent Auction to raise funds.
Richard Williams told us about The Lyra Vocal Ensemble of St. Petersburg, Russia. Four singers from that a cappella group will be at Church of the Servant Episcopal on Sunday, May 18th at 7:30pm. They will sing music from the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk music. It’s not a worship service, but a concert, so all are invited!
Ronnie Wise, Music Director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is reviving the popular Wilmington Boys Choir. It is open to boys age 7 through voice change. Two Open Houses for interested boys and their families are scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at 9 am and 1 pm, at St. Paul’s.
I had the opportunity to interview author Kevin Maurer about his book Hunting Che. Maurer spoke about his writing process, his intentions for the book, and the challenges of research. Maurer will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR on Monday, May 12th for a Prologue discussion with Ben Steelman of Star News. Learn more about Maurer and his work on his author website.
If you enjoyed this interview, check out the links below for previous author interviews.
On Tusday, May 6th I talked with Diane Talley, who founded UNCW’s MarineQuest thirty years ago. It’s going strong, with summer programs starting June 14. Early registration is encouraged at uncw.edu/MarineQuest.
Dr. Phil Garwood and Diana Corbett invite us to the 4th Annual Flytrap Frolic, a celebration of native plants. It’s from 9 to 1 on Saturday at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden behind Alderman Elementary School. The family-friendly event is free!
Guest interviewer Jason Hess spoke with Judge Stuart Namm (Ret.) about his memoir A Whistleblower's Lament: The Perverted Pursuit of Justice in the State of New York. Namm spoke about his experience as a judge in Suffolk County, New York and the tribulations he encountered in his attempts to expose and reform certain aspects of the justice system during his 16 years as a judge.
Anne Langan from Friends of the Library and Leslie Hossfeld from UNCW tell us about an upcoming visit from renowned folklorist Dr. William Ferris. His free presentation at 2:00 on Saturday, April 26 at the Northeast Library is titled The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists.