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EVENT OF THE DAY (AUGUST 27, 2016): THE MERCY SEAT.

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NEW BOARD MEMBERS WANTED: Big Dawg Productions, a non-profit theater company, is seeking new board members. Responsibilities include fundraising, volunteering time during performance weekends in the box office, helping with reservations, and attending monthly board meetings. Benefits include tickets to all performances and the fellowship of like-minded supporters of the arts. Big Dawg performs most of its shows at the Cape Fear Playhouse (613 Castle Street, Wilmington). People with backgrounds in business, fundraising, law and accounting are especially welcome, but anyone can apply. Contact Heather Bevels via email for more information.

PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED: The state is updating a major coastal planning tool which was first issued in 2009: the Beach Inlet Management Plan (BIMP). The contractor that is working on the plan, Moffatt & Nicol, will host a public meeting to gather input on Sept. 8 from 6-8pm at the Government Center (230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington).

SCARE SQUAD: Kids ages 13 to 18 gather on Tuesdays (Sept. 6 to Oct. 18) to design and build props for a Haunted House in the Main Library basement. Haunted Library will be open to the public on Oct. 29. Kids who want to volunteer to spook hundreds of shrieking visitors must attend an orientation with Chief Zombie in Charge Mr. Scooter on Oct. 25. For more information email Scooter Hayes or call (910) 798-6393.

ELECTION DAY IS AROUND THE CORNER: The New Hanover County Board of Elections is in need of poll workers for its 43 precincts on Election Day, Nov. 8. The board needs more than 500 precinct officials and although they consider poll workers to be “volunteers,” North Carolina State Law requires that they compensate them. All precinct officials receive a minimum of $120, plus paid training opportunities. Find more information online or fill out the online application at this link.

SEEKING VENDORS: The Kure Beach Holiday Market is scheduled for Nov. 19 and 26. Vendor space is limited and will be juried to ensure product variety and hands-on involvement in the creation of products. Vendor applications -- available online -- are accepted through Sept. 30, and vendors will be notified by Oct. 12 on the status of their application.

NEW HOME: All National Theatre Live screenings are moving from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) building to Kenan Auditorium. The 2016 lineup features Arthur Miller's tragic classic, A View From the Bridge;  the racy Threepenny Opera; the spooky Frankenstein (on Halloween no less); the passionate and poignant The Deep Blue Sea; Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet; and the pioneering puppetry in War Horse. Call (910) 962-3500 for tickets.





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