Hoofing It To Trinity!

New Year’s Eve brings a break in the normal tranquility of Trinity Center.  A long standing tradition, the sounds of live music and dance beats, stomping feet, and shouts of glee ring through the maritime forest as one of our most energetic groups rings in the New Year.  Welcome to the 17th Annual Bogue Banks Boogie!  Boogie Set-up Crew 06-07

The “Boogie” is sponsored by the Triangle Country Dancers (TCD) which is a nonprofit organization that promotes the enjoyment, preservation, and study of contra dancing and other English and American traditional and historic dance, music, and song. TCD is a group affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Contra dancing is a form of North American folk dance in which the dancers form two parallel lines that run the length of the hall. In its simplest form, it is danced by pairs of couples.  Eventually each couple dances with every other couple in the set. Normally, the caller teaches each dance before it is actually done to music. This gives everyone an idea of what to expect, and an opportunity to practice the figures.

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This year features the high-energy combination of The Ivory Boys and Bree Kalb.  The Ivory Boys feature almost all original music and non-traditional arrangements that’s all about the groove. Described as “rocking” and “funky” the trio includes pianist George Paul, David DiGiuseppe on accordion, and Jim Roberts on drums.  The band is influenced by Swing & Jazz and African, Cuban, and Rock rhythms.

Twenty year veteran Caller, Bree Kalb, thinks a great band makes BBB1her a better caller so is thrilled to be working with The Ivory Boys. She loves the challenge of creating a program that is varied, interesting, and delightful.

DANCE, DON’T DRIVE!

Dancing from the time they arrive December 31st through the next day, the dancers will waltz in 2015 while enjoying Trinity’s unique beach setting with great live music, home cooking, late night games, snacks, or moonlight walks and comfortable rooms–all without having to drive during the prime risky traffic holiday.

bbb2Many dancing couples make the New Year’s celebration into a mini-vacation to recuperate from the demands of the season and arrive early or leave a day or two later.

While you do not have to be a member of a dance club to attend, the “Boogie” is designed for those with some contra dancing experience, little or large.  Depending on space available, beginners are encouraged and dancing children are always delightfully welcomed.

If you want to waltz in the New Year at The Bogue Banks Boogie and Trinity Center, click on the link below for registration information.

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BIG SWEEP Saturday, October 18th

Come Sweep the Beach at Trinity!

During the month of October, communities of Carteret County are participating in the 28th Annual Big Sweep.  Although the kick-off statewide is the first weekend, we extend participation throughout the month.  Saturday, October 18th is the day Trinity Center and our Sound to Sea program contributes to the Pine Knoll Shores Big Sweep as part of our ongoing effort to keep our beloved beaches and waterways clean.

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If you love our beaches, please join us on the Beach at 10:00AM, Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Trinity Center will provide work gloves, trash bags and other tools.  You bring the sunscreen and water bottle.

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Volunteers will also log the amount and type of items collected, and how many animals suffered entanglements, to add to the statewide record tracking the types of trash ebb and flow over our waterways.

In 2013, 645 volunteers covered over 24 miles resulting in the removal of over 2500 pounds of trash from Carteret County waterways.

Some Big Sweep Tips for participation:

  • Take a hat or visor and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Wear old, comfortable clothes. You will get dirty.
  • Take a snack and a drink along. You’ll probably get thirsty.
  • Bring some insect repellent and a pair of gloves.
  • Make sure your shoes are sturdy and have closed toes. Your shoes may get wet. Do not go barefoot.
  • Stay with a partner or group, and be sure that children are supervised by an adult.
  • Wear a life jacket if you’ll be in a boat. Do not wade into the water to gather debris if the current is fast. Never enter the water unless you know its depth and are wearing a life jacket. Be safe and careful.
  • Watch for snakes and spiders. Be careful of poison oak and poison ivy.
  • Watch out for steep, slippery, and unstable banks. If you are unsure of conditions, find a safer place or ask for assistance.
  • Do not touch medical waste, chemical containers, barrels, pesticides, or other dangerous items. Note their location and tell your site coordinator.
  • Do not touch any animals, dead or alive. Trapped or injured animals may bite, and they can carry disease. Alert your site coordinator.
  • Have a safe, fun time!

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Inner Body Yoga By The Sea During May 1-4, 2014

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This retreat is open to Everyone!  

Whether new to yoga, or an experienced practitioner, feel free to come just as you are!

Vibrant and fun yet peaceful, serene and deeply restorative…Enjoy a relaxing weekend free of demands, schedules, and unfinished emails!

ImageInner Body Yoga embraces an experiential, creative, easy effort, approach.  Inner Body Yoga is a gentle yet powerful practice to help us feel more alive, healthy, peaceful and free in our bodies and our lives.  Each class is designed to offer a fresh exploration of the poses, breath, & movement… full of imagery, playfulness, and a spirit of adventure.

Sessions will be held in the Trinity Center Morgan Beach Meeting House,

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ImageThe Trinity Center is a conference and retreat center, comprised of 62 acres of pristine maritime forest, extending from Bogue Sound to the Atlantic Ocean.   Nestled within the serene grounds are guest rooms, dining facilities, conference & meeting spaces, swimming pools, and numerous walking trails.  A mild climate and landscape, designed with sensitivity to the island environment, provide peaceful and restful surroundings.

The three night workshop stay includes room, yoga sessions and all meals.

ImageThe hotel style lodging is temperature controlled and each has a private bath. Bedrooms are clustered around a large common deck with plenty of rocking chairs for journal writing, drawing, reading, daydreaming or napping.  There will be plenty of free time in between sessions for your choice of leisure activities on the beach, walking the dune and salt marsh trails, or dangling legs from the sound-side docks.  Double and single occupancy rooms are available.

To register please contact Molly Drake at Blue Saturation Yoga

phone: 919-619-8148  email: bluesaturation@gmail.com  

707 Bolin Creek Dr., Carrboro, NC 27510      

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Summit at the Beach is now open for reservations!

If you are looking for a transforming experience with the Holy Spirit, this gathering is designed to bring the breakthrough needed to help you reach your destiny. Limited to only 100 people, this interactive gathering will be a date with destiny, providing lots of ministry and impartation. Come expecting God to open your eyes to the supernatural realm and to cultivate an understanding of His mystical ways! In addition to receiving prophetic teaching and impartation, space will be given for solitude and spending intimate time with God. Click HERE for reservation information!

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