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SOS!: Recent Hurricanes have left house pets homeless in Florida and elsewhere. Please help save animals in desperate need by donating to Best Friends Animal Society in Florida. Donation items needed: dog and cat food, collars and carriers, and leashes. Donations can be made to Woof Gang Bakery at Lumina Commons; The UPS Store at The Forum, Pet Supermarket on Oleander Drive, Salty Paws Thrift Stores, PetSmart at Mayfaire, Needham Animal Hospital, VCA Animal Hospital, College Road Animal Hospital, Unleashed in Wilmington, Cary and Raleigh. Like to get involved? Please contact Trish Arnold via email.

ART WITH HEROES: Painting with a Twist (5732 Oleander Drive Unit B, Wilmington) hosts Paint with a Hero Day  on Sept. 30 from 2-5pm. The free event invites kids 12 and under to come and paint a mini canvas masterpiece while meeting and greeting local police officers, firemen, and military. Call (910) 399-6677.

YUM: The 2nd Annual Temple of Israel Corned Beef Sandwich Sale is Oct. 12 from 10am-3pm. An amazing 325 pounds of corned beef is being brought in, enough to make 1,000 sandwiches, which come with coleslaw, pickle, mustard and a Dr. Brown’s cream soda for $12 -- available for pick up at the Temple of Israel’s Reibman Center (922 Market Street, Wilmington). Sandwiches must be preordered by Oct. 2. Delivery  is available for orders of 10 or more sandwiches. Order online, or with a mail-in order form available on Facebook.

SCARE SQUAD SUMMONS: Kids ages 13 to 18 have a chance to design a Haunted House in the Main Library basement. Must be available on Tuesdays through Oct. 17 from 6-7pm. Haunted Basement Orientation & Training is scheduled for Oct 24, and the Haunted Basement live event is Oct. 28. Call (910) 798-6393 for more information or use email.

ATTENTION PARENTS! Smart Start of New Hanover County presents Family Read, a free 10-week course at Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) designed to help parents share the joy of reading with their preschool age children. The course is for adults only, and meets Tuesday evenings through Nov. 7. Parents and caregivers will learn how to share stories with their children, as well as some fun family activities that will help the kids in school. The group will discuss child behavior and other common family concerns. Please register online or by calling (910) 798-6303.