March 2013

B-Social : Wingfest Returns for 18th Season, Dance with the Stars & Pre-Wingfest Party

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The Island Recreation Association and Hargray are proud to present the 18th annual Wingfest, where over 6,000 pounds of chicken wings will be served. Fifteen to 20 local restaurants will cook their best wings from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 in a fun-filled, family-friendly festive atmosphere at the Shelter Cove Community Park.

In addition to food, activities include a kid’s zone, rock climbing wall and bungee jump. Custom Audio Video will provide a big screen television for watching March Madness basketball, and live music from 107.1’s Brad Wells Band, Deas Guyz and the Good Times Band will play while Adventure Radio broadcasts all the excitement.

Potential participating restaurants are Aunt Chilada’s, Casey’s Bar & Grill, Central Church, the Frosty Frog, Hilton Head Brewing Co., Kickin’ Chicken, Montana’s, One Hot Mama’s, Parrot Cove Seafood Grill and Bar, Pizza Dal Mare, Reilley’s, Smokehouse, Street Meet, The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, and Wild Wing Cafe.

Back again is The People’s Choice Award! Vote for your favorite by 4 p.m. Professional judging for the best wing starts at noon.

Admission is $5; children 10 & under get in free. Food sold separately. All event proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association’s Children’s Scholarship Fund, “where no child is denied recreation opportunities.”

For more information, visit islandreccenter.org, call (843)681-7273 or e-mail info@islandreccenter.org.

Dance with the Stars
Brian Fortuna to Teach in Bluffton
By Cinda Seamon

Brian Fortuna of Dancing with the Stars fame is coming to Bluffton, and his private coaching sessions along with a dance boot camp will be open to the public!

Fortuna is a multi-talented entertainer. He has starred in the hits of both stage and television, including Dancing with The Stars, Strictly Come Dancing and Burn the Floor. In addition, his film credits include Love + 1 and The Aviator.

Fortuna offered to come here to teach when Sandro Virag and Armando Aseneta, owners of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bluffton, saw him at a recent dance competition. Even though Virag and Aseneta have 40-plus combined years of ballroom dance teaching experience, they are honored to have Fortuna bring his talent to their studio. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime to learn dancing from one of the best,” Virag said.

Sessions with Fortuna are open to all ages and all levels of dancing. He will be available at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio inside Seaquins Ballroom in Bluffton, April 3-6. For pricing and appointments, call the studio at (843) 837-6161. Learn more about Fortuna at brianfortuna.com.

Pre-Wingfest Party

A Pre-Wingfest Party will take place on Friday March 22 from 5-8 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park. Four or five restaurants will be cooking up several different flavors of chicken wings while Street Meet prepares food for the non-wing eaters. Treble Jay, John Cranford’s other band, will be on stage rocking the night away, and the kid’s zone will be open for the little ones. New this year, the amateur wing competition also takes place on Friday night.

So if you can’t make it on Saturday or you want to get a head start, the Pre-Wingfest Party is the place to be!

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