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COLLECTING CLAUDE: The Cameron Art Museum's exhibition ClaudeLive! highlights works by local artist Claude Howell, who produced more than 2,100 artworks between 1936-53, The museum is asking private collectors to share their pieces with the community for a free public showing July 18-19. The museum will take the artwork, record ownership information or provenance, take a photo, and then hang the artwork in the reception hall. Call (910) 395-5999 for more information.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is seeking 2D artists for the inaugural ARTfall Juried Art Show and Sale to be held Oct 14-18. The deadline for applications and online registration is Sept. 30. More information online or via email.

JOB FAIR: Home Instead Senior Care (2505 South 17th Street, Suite 110, Wilmington) is looking for caregivers to become a part of its team and join its mission of enhancing the lives of aging adults throughout the community. Home Instead hosts a Job Fair on Wednesday, July 8, from 3-6pm. Stop by to learn more information on this rewarding career, fill out an application, and meet staff. Call (910) 342-0455 with any questions.

BEACH TROLLEY SERVICE: The Pleasure Island Trolley offers service that begins at the Carolina Beach marina at 5:30pm and stops in Kure Beach at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm, seven nights a week through August. Cost is $2 per person each way. Call (910) 458-8216 for more information.

HEALTH CHECK: New Hanover County health leaders are asking residents to improve the health of our community by participating in the 2015 New Hanover County Health Survey. The purpose is to identify the health status, disparities, gaps and unmet needs of the community in balance with community resources, strengths and perceptions. The online survey and additional information is available here, and paper copies are available at all New Hanover County Library branches. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and it is completely confidential and anonymous. By answering the survey, you will have done your part to improve health for everyone in our county.

READING PROGRAM FOR KIDS: Children who practice reading with a dog generally improve their confidence, skills, and enjoyment of reading. Canines for Literacy is a program for kids ages 5 and older who are reading independently. Kids can sign up to read to a trained service dog on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at the Main Library (201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington). Call (910) 798-6303.

ANIMALS IN THEIR NATIVE HABITAT: The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts a photo exhibit through August featuring Wildlife Diversity Along the NE Cape Fear River. Using motion-sensitive cameras at strategic locations along the river, thousands of images documenting more than 30 species were captured through a two-year period. The exhibit includes 50 of the most compelling of these photos -- from young bucks to bobcats to black bears.