Thursday, March 30, 2023
Jinx Creek Waterfront Grille
The Beach Ball is a fun way to celebrate the place where we love to live: the coast of North Carolina. Dress in your chicest beach formal coastal cocktail attire, enjoy drinks and dinner with friends, learn a little about our coastal environment and get your Beach Ball groove on. Your support of the Ocean Isle Museum Foundation’s 2023 Beach Ball will help the Museum of Coastal Carolina develop of a new exhibit designed to inspire curiosity and educate visitors about the dynamic changes that occur on barrier islands.
Tables of 8 $800, individual tickets $125
Thank you to our event sponsors!
We couldn’t have this event without you. If you are interested in sponsoring Beach Ball there is still time. Visit our sponsorship page.
Reide Corbett is the featured speaker at the Beach Ball.
Reide Corbett was born and raised in coastal North Carolina. After receiving his Ph.D. in oceanography from Florida State University he joined the faculty at East Carolina University (ECU). He is now the Dean of Integrated Coastal Programs, the Executive Director of the Coastal Studies Institute, and a professor in the Department of Coastal Studies at ECU. Corbett is a coastal oceanographer and geochemist with an overall scientific interest in the geochemical and geomorphic dynamics of coastal and open ocean environments. Corbett’s research includes coastal change and geomorphic evolution of coastal systems across telescoping timescales.
Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington and Elizabeth City State University. The Coastal Studies Institute, located on the ECU Outer Banks Campus, focuses on integrated coastal research and education programming centered around the needs, issues, and concerns of coastal North Carolinians by bringing together the various disciplines of both the natural and social sciences. The mission of the Coastal Studies Institute is, “to undertake research, offer educational opportunities, and provide community outreach that embraces the unique history, culture and environment of the maritime counties of northeastern North Carolina.”
Jinks Creek Salad – Candied Pecans, feta, and dried cranberry with balsamic vinaigrette, garnished with beet curls
All Guests may choose from an entree of:
Herbed, pan seared short rib or blackened salmon with creamed dill and chive
Both served with Boursin mashed potato, sauted bacon, and shaved brussel sprouts
Dessert is Tiramisu