Summer Session 2017 – Brightmore University Series 
Classes and Events

June

“Duck Adoption Party”: Adopt A Duck, Help A Child!

Presented by: Brightmore of Wilmington
Date: Thursday, June 1st, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: Brightmore Independent Living Campus Fountain, 2324 South Forty-First Street

Show your support for at-risk youth and Open House Youth Shelter of Coastal Horizons Center! Please join us for an afternoon of games, music, and snacks and adopt [1[ “Lonely Duck” for $5; a [6]Duck Quack-Pack” for $25;  a [12] “Duck Quacker’s Dozen” for $50; or A [25] “Duck Flock” for $100. Your duck(s) will be entered into the Coastal Duck Derby on June 3rd at Jungle Rapids.  Open House Youth Shelter wins $100,000 and if you have the “lucky duck”, you may win $100,000.  RSVP by Wednesday, May 31st

“An Exploration of Dance Series”: Session 1: Jazz: An Expanding Style

Presented by: Ella Rose Hood, International Baccalaureate Programme Student
Date: Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

This series of 3 sessions by this Hoggard High student will delve into the depths of dance and show how the progression of society has changed the styles of dance, how they began, changed and are today.  There will be example performances of each style. RSVP for Session 1 by Wednesday, January 14th 
Thursday, June 15th-2:00 PM – Jazz: An Expanding Style
Thursday, July 13th-2:00 PM – Contemporary: From Ballet to Today
Tuesday, August 8th-2:00 PM – Lyrical: Dance and Emotion

“Salute to the Troops Concert & Dance”: Third Annual Pre-4th of July Event

Presented by: Brightmore, Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, & Liberty Hospice
Date: Thursday, June 29th, 2017 at 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

Please join us for this FREE Patriotic Concert & Dance featuring a “real” Big Band performing World War II Big Band and Jazz Favorites.  Includes a Picnic-style Dinner Buffet, Desserts, and Beverages.  Proceeds from general donations, adult beverage and raffle ticket purchases will benefit the Wilmington Parkinson Support Group. RSVP by Monday, June 26th 

 

July

“To Any Soldier: A Novel of Vietnam Letters” Book Review

Presented by: Kathryn Watson Quigg, Co-Author
Date: Thursday, July  6th at 2:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

“This epistolary novel, while not autobiographical, is grounded in the personal experiences of Co-authors, Artist, Educator, Mental Health Professional and Writer, Kathryn Watson Quigg and critically-acclaimed Writer and Pilot, G. C. “Pete” Hendricks.  Join us and learn how amid the bloodshed in Vietnam and civil unrest at home, Jay Fox and Ashley Beth Justice dared to dream of a life together while struggling to understand the war and themselves. RSVP by Wednesday, July 5th 

“An Exploration of Dance Series”: Session 2: Contemporary; From Ballet to Today

Presented by: Ella Rose Hood, International Baccalaureate Programme Student
Date: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

This 3 session series by a Hoggard High School student will delve into the depths of dance and show how the progression of society has changed the styles of dance, how they began, changed and are today.  There will be example performances of each style.  RSVP by Wednesday, July 12th

“A Veteran’s Recovery Journey”

Presented by: Johnnie Puckett, President/Co-Founder of Recovery Resource Center, Inc.
Date: Thursday, July 20th at 2:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

From Vietnam to addiction to alcoholism and prison, come and share in this journey to a better way.  Learn how volunteering to help others brought this man to the realization that it was he who was helped the most and how it lead to his current mission of helping veterans, addicts, seniors and others find and navigate the resources available in their own recovery journey.   RSVP by Wednesday, July 19th

 

August

“Tech at the Beach”

Presented by: AARP Coastal Volunteers
Date: Tuesday, August 1st at 3:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

Join us as the AARP Tek Academy helps you sharpen your technology skills so you can stay connected with Friends, family and passions through better use of your phone, tablet, Facebook and other Social Networks. RSVP by Friday, July 28th

“An Exploration of Dance Series”: Session 3: Lyrical; Dance and Emotion

Presented by: Ella Rose Hood, International Baccalaureate Programme Student
Date: Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Location: Brightmore Independent Living, 2324 South Forty-First Street

This 3 session series by a Hoggard High School student will delve into the depths of dance and show how the progression of society has changed the styles of dance, how they began, changed and are today.  There will be example performances of each style. RSVP by Wednesday, August 7th

“Senior Beach Day”: FREE Fun in the Sun & Ocean for Seniors

Presented by: Brightmore of Wilmington
Date: Tuesday, August 15th at 9:00 AM – Noon
Location: Beachside at the Cape Fear Boulevard/Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Take a walk down our plywood ramp that leads you to shade under the tent, chairs with your name all over them, food for your belly, sand castle contests, beach games and more!  Ocean Cure provides adaptive surf boards, wetsuits & expert instruction to guide YOU along the waves of the Atlantic! Or take advantage of the many volunteers as they float & swim by your side. SURFING EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED, BUT A POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS MANDATORY!  For more information contact Brightmore at (910) 350-1980.  RSVP by Friday, August 11th  

Reserve your seat for these FREE events by calling 910.338.2905!

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