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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We will do our best to keep this site updated, but please call ahead, check websites, or use email before attending local events! Do your part; stay apart!

SENIOR FOOD DRIVE-THRU OPTIONS: The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center is offering drive-thru lunch options for senior customers who participate in the congregate program and those age 60 or older. Current registered senior participants and new participants are encouraged to call 910-798-6420 at least one day prior to reserve a meal pick-up at one of the following locations: Senior Resource Center (2222 South College Road, Wilmington), Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm; Castle Hayne Baptist Church (4544 Parmele, Castle Hayne), Monday-Friday, 12-1 pm; Veterans Park Soccer Field Parking Lot (835 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy, Wilmington), Monday-Friday, 12-1pm; Nir Family YMCA (2710 Market Street, Wilmington), Monday-Friday, 12-1pm. The Senior Resource Center will also continue operating the Home Delivered Meals Program for its registered homebound participants.

KIDS EAT FREE: In response to the school closings due to COVID-19, Brigade Boys & Girls Club is providing meal distribution sites. Families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 are eligible to receive two meals (breakfast and lunch) per day per child. The meal distribution sites are open Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm at two locations in Wilmington: Brigade Boys & Girls Club’s Teen Center (2759 Vance Street) and Houston Moore Housing Authority (1601 South 13th Street). Call (910) 392-0747.

FARMERS MARKETS: This year's Farmers' Markets are scheduled in the following locations -- Riverfront (Dock Street between Front and 2nd, downtown Wilmington), Saturdays, April 11 to Nov. 21, 8am to 1pm (start date postponed); Poplar Grove (10200 Hwy 17 North, Wilmington), Wednesdays, April 15 to Sept. 30, 8am to 1pm; Carolina Beach (Carolina Beach Lake Park), Saturdays, May 16 to Sept. 26, 8am to 1pm; Wrightsville Beach (Municipal Grounds adjacent to Town Hall), Mondays, May 18 to Sept. 28, 8am to 1pm; Tidal Creek (current location is Wrightsville Beach Brewery, 6201 Oleander Drive, Wilmington), Saturdays year-round, 8am to 1pm.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Cucalorus Festival is looking for submissions to its three events: Lumbee Film Festival (deadline: April 13); Surfalorus (regular deadline: May 14; late deadline: June 4); and the Cucalorus Festival (deadline: June 12). Check online for more details, or submit questions here.