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PARKS BOND ON BALLOT: Election Day (Nov. 8) includes a $30.4 million bond that would be used for additional park facilities and improvements at existing facilities. Meetings are scheduled in Wilmington to provide the public with information about the bond. Drop by anytime between 5pm and 6:30pm on the following dates to learn more: Oct. 4 at Halyburton Park (4099 South 17th Street); Oct. 5 at Maides Park (1101 Manly Street); Oct. 6 at the MLK Center (401 South 8th Street). Questions? Please call (910) 341-7855 or check online.
ATTENTION EXHIBITORS: The annual Coastal Living Show, scheduled for March 25, 2017, is looking for exhibitors. Reserve a booth by Dec. 31 and receive an Early Bird discount and a prime location in the Wilmington Convention Center Ballroom. More information online.
SPOOKY FUNDRAISER: The New Hanover High School Lyceum invites the community to its annual student-created Haunted House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Oct. 14, and including Halloween Night.
TEACHER WORKSHOP: Scheduled for Nov. 8 at Cape Fear Museum, Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and informal educators working with students in pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Upon completion of the workshop, educators will receive a free 400-page PLT activity guide full of interdisciplinary instructional activities that use the forest as a window into natural and human-made environments. Space is limited to 25; participants must pre-register by Nov. 1 by calling (910) 798-4362 or by email.
SCARE SQUAD: Kids ages 13 to 18 gather on Tuesdays through 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.