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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OOPS June Paint Out set for June 10, 2012 at the MCAS Marina...

WHAT: OOPS! JUNE 2012 Paint Out organized by Jon and Bobbie Mayes.

WHEN: Sunday, June 10, 2012 from Noon until...

WHERE: Marine Corps Air Station Marina. (Google for directions to MCAS Gate on HWY17S... Jon and Bobbie's note below includes directions on base. We will need a head count so Jon can sponsor those wishing to participate so they can enter the base. An email roll call will be sent out soon.


Jon contacted the MCAS New River marina and the MP's re: June paint-out.

The date of June 10th is okay.

We just need to give a list of people who plan to attend, before the event, to
the visitors center and for them to say that Jon is sponsoring them.

The only thing to remember about going to the Marina is to stay on the
main road, Curtis Street, follow it around the air strip. Make sure to
STOP at the runway stop sign, flashing lights...and look for aircraft going
towards the hangar to the left.
After the stop sign proceed to the end of the road and make a left.

There are many nice areas to paint: at the point, at the docks, and there is a
campground and also a picnic area on the hill which overlooks to Camp Lejeune  Hospital

We have heard of Black Bear, snakes: Copperhead, water moccasins and others and alligators around so just be aware.

I doubt we will encounter any but we have heard stories.
There are restrooms, picnic tables, grills, and a playground for little kids.
There are is a vending machine for soft drinks and we think a snack machine
we can find-out for sure.
There isn't any photo's of the airfield allowed, no stopping to look along the airfield,
and of course no painting, as security is very strict and there are many areas
where we aren't allowed to go.
But the Marina is very nice, lots of shade and usually a nice breeze. I think
it will be a great place. There are even covered picnic areas in case of light rain.
Hopefully, we will have good weather.

Bobbie and Jon

PS... As soon as you get on base there is a Wendys "food-eatery" before heading to the Marina. We can all meet at Wendy's afterwards for a critique of our work. They don't require an ID card but all the other stores: px and commissary and gas station do require a military Id.

WHY: Simply put... we LOVE gathering with like minded artists and painting outdoors!

Newbies welcome... all mediums and skill levels... simply show up with your gear and be prepared to have fun! No worries... there are NO art-snobs in our group!

What the heck is OOPS and how do I join the FUN?

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