KIDS' CLAPPING GAMES: Take a technology break for fun and simple hand-clapping games, a traditional playground activity for many generations of school-age children, at the Main Library (201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington). Clapping games and the songs and rhymes that go with them help develop rhythm, coordination, and memory skills. Every Tuesday, June 16 to Aug. 11 at 11am. Call (910) 798-6303.
PHOTO CONTEST: The City of Wilmington celebrates National Trails Day, scheduled for June 6, with a Photo Challenge. Post a photo via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook featuring one the trails in Wilmington and using the hashtag #ilmtrailsday. The deadline is June 7. Winners receive $100 gift cards to Dick's Sporting Goods, Omega Sports, and Two Wheeler Dealer. See here for more on National Trails Day. Call (910) 341-3237 for further details.
FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL: The 7th Annual Port City Music Festival, schedule for June 7-14, is under the direction of cellist and conductor Dr. Stephen Framil, and culminates in a chamber orchestra concert on June 14.
GREEN THUMBS WANTED: For more than 50 years, the Cape Fear Garden Club has awarded the profits from its annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour as grants to help beautify and preserve our area. The club is now accepting Grant Applications, available online, through June 15.
BE A PET SUPERHERO: Clean out that overstuffed linen closet by donating clean used blankets and towels for animals waiting for a new home at New Hanover County's Animal Control Shelter. Drop off linens at the Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) between June 13 and Aug. 9, or at Animal Control (180 Division Drive, Wilmington) anytime.
WORK A ROOM: Learn the basics of improv, stand up and more at the Dead Crow Comedy Room. For more information contact Anthony Corvino at (718) 909-6706.
DANCE BY THE SEA: Suzy McLean offers Drop-In Hoop Dance Classes at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach on Wednesdays from 7-9pm through June 24. The cost is $3 per person with your own hoop, and you can purchase a beginner hoop for $35 at event. Call (910) 262-3413.