Spaghetti dinner benefits North Strand Housing Shelter

For The Sun NewsJune 10, 2014 

Dana Black (left), executive director of North Strand Housing Shelter in Longs, Pat Dutton of Little River and Chris Rohan of Surfside Beach prepare for the spaghetti dinner June 14 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The dinner and a silent auction are fundraisers for North Strand Housing Shelter.

BY JO ANN MATHEWS — For The Sun News

  • If you go

    What | 5th annual spaghetti dinner to benefit North Strand Housing Shelter, silent auction, door prizes

    Where | Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Eighth Avenue North and U.S. 17, North Myrtle Beach

    When | 4:30-7:30 p.m. June 14

    Cost | $8 per person includes pasta, salad, bread, dessert and beverage, take-out available, accepts credit and debit cards

    Contact | Anne, 504-0032

Executive Director Dana Black looks forward to revamping the North Strand Housing Shelter in Longs. The 16 beds at the shelter will increase to 53 when building plans proceed. A family wing and veterans’ wing are part of the design. Black founded the facility in December 2010 when she saw a need to provide basic assistance to those who were experiencing setbacks.

The purpose of the nonprofit is to help people move ahead.

“We are not a hotel,” Black said. “We want to help people get back on their feet. We don’t want to house and feed.”

In 2013, the shelter received 636 calls for assistance, up from 600 in 2012.

“There were an inordinate amount of children, 192,” she said. In 2012, 100 children were involved. “It makes a difference when you add children to the mix.”

People can stay at the shelter for seven days before making a decision on how to proceed.

“We do not want to be an enabling agency,” Black said. “We want to help people move on with their lives.”

She said the all-volunteer agency needs other volunteers who can advise and help people make decisions about their future. She ranks herself among the volunteers and has never claimed a salary or taken any money as compensation. The shelter does not receive any government funds.

The money raised from the fifth annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction on June 14 will go for operational expenses, e.g., mortgage, utilities and basic needs. Golf packages, beauty products, restaurant gift cards and other attractive items are in the silent auction. Call 504-0032 for tickets to the dinner. Information about the shelter is available at www.northstrandhousingshelter.org, nshshelter@gmail.com and 756-9488.

Ingram Planetarium

What | Each weekday a different program. Mondays: What’s Up in the Sky This Week, Tuesdays: History of Technology, Wednesdays: Sea Turtle Talk, Thursdays: To the Moon: Fridays, Science in Small Bytes Series

Where | Ingram Planetarium, 7625 High Market St. (off Sunset Blvd. behind Food Lion), Sunset Beach, N.C.

When | noon June through August

Cost | Free. Admission required for Sky Theater Dome Shows,13+, $8, 62+, $7, 3-12 years, $6, 2 and under and museum members, free

Contact | 910-579-1016, www.MuseumPlanetarium.org

Details | Friday programs at noon: June 13 and June 27, Star Gazing 101, June 20, Hurricane Construction, July 4, Science of Flight

Sandbar Lecture Series: The Golden Age Of Piracy

What | Brett Ortmann Riggs, guest speaker, discusses history, tactics and practices of notorious pirates of the 1600s and 1700s and the effect it had on the times.

Where | Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

When | 6 p.m. June 17

Cost | All-day admission: adults, $8, seniors, $7, 3-12 years, $6, 2 and under and museum members, free

Contact | 910-579-1016, www.MuseumPlanetarium.org

Free Artist Demonstrations

What | Watercolor, oil palette knife and acrylic painting demonstrations

Where | Sunset River Marketplace, 10283 Beach Drive, Calabash, N.C.

When | Raney Rogers, watercolor, 12-2 p.m. June 17; Susan Dade, watercolor, 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 19; Ortrud Tyler, oil palette knife, 12-2 p.m., June 25; Ginny Lassiter, acrylic, 12-2 p.m. July 2

Cost | free

Contact | 910-575-5999, facebook.com/sunsetrivermarketplace for updates

Sandbar Lecture Series: The History Of The Constitution And The Early Republic

What | Brett Ortmann Riggs, guest speaker, discusses the history, personalities and issues that influenced the creation of the U.S. Constitution and the early American Republic

Where | Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

When | 6 p.m. June 24

Cost | All-day admission: adults, $8, seniors, $7, 3-12 years, $6, 2 and under and museum members, free

Contact | 910-579-1016, www.MuseumPlanetarium.org

Toy Time at the Museum

What | An interactive exhibit and program series utilizing tumbling, sliding, rocking, spinning, dancing and flying life-sized folk toys.

Where | North Myrtle Beach Area Historical Museum, 799 2nd Ave. N., North Myrtle Beach

When | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday-Saturday. Family preview, June 29. Exhibit June 30-Nov. 1.

Cost | Museum admission: adults, $6, seniors, students and military with I.D., $5, 4-12 years, $4, 3 and under, free

Contact | 843-427-7668, director@NMBmuseum.com, www.NMBmuseum.com

Details | Contact the museum to learn the extra cost for the Toy Time exhibit. Schedule a special tour, 427-7668. The museum is open Wed.-Sat. until June 30 when it opens seven days a week.

North Carolina Fourth Of July Festival

What | The festival includes Freedom Run & Walk, veterans recognition, arts and crafts, children’s activities, entertainment, parade, car show, regatta, fireworks

Where | Southport, N.C.

When | June 27-July 4

Cost | Admission for some events, most event free

Contact | Southport-Oak Island Chamber of Commerce, 910-457-5578, patriot@nc4thofjuly.com, www.nc4thofjuly.com

Shallotte Summerfest

What | Farmers Market and concert by Sea Cruz

Where | Rourk Gardens, Main Street across from Jerome’s Steak and Seafood, Shallotte, N.C.

When | 4-8 p.m. Farmers Market, 6:30 p.m. concert, July 3

Cost | Free

Details | Bring blanket and chairs

Fourth Of July Parade

What | Decorated floats, golf carts, bicycles and walkers parade down Second Street

Where | Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

When | 9:30 a.m. lineup, 10 a.m. parade begins, July 4

Cost | Free

Contact| 910-579-5163, oipoa@atmc.net

Details | Judges determine winners in each category, prizes given

Sandbar Lecture Series: Coast Walk North Carolina

What | Peter and Cathy Meyer, guest speakers, discuss their adventures walking North Carolina’s barrier islands

Where | Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

When | 6 p.m. July 8

Cost | All-day admission: adults, $8, seniors, $7, 3-12 years, $6, 2 and under and museum members, free

Contact | 910-579-1016, www.MuseumPlanetarium.org

Details | Peter and Cathy Meyer wrote “Coastwalk North Carolina: Section 1 – SOHO” after they walked 425 miles of the North Carolina barrier islands. The book includes what the Meyers saw as they walked and investigated the islands, a slide presentation, an essay and how to walk the islands, including beach accesses, distances and other pertinent information. The series will include Section 2, “Between Capes – Cape Fear to Cape Lookout,” Section 3: “Wild Banks – Cape Lookout to Hatteras Inlet,” Section 4: “Out There – Hatteras Inlet North to the Virginia Border”

Contact JO ANN MATHEWS at jamathews.com.

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