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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: To celebrate the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity's 30th Anniversary, the organization is building a house in 30 hours (non-stop) for a mother and her 7-year-old son. The work will begin on Oct. 19 at 7am and finish on Oct. 20. Learn more online, or email Joseph.

ARRIVE IN COSTUME: All New Hanover County Fire Stations will be welcoming Trick-or-Treaters on Halloween from 5:30 to 8pm.

LEAVE THE CAR AT HOME: The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization is hosting the 2017 Go Coast Commuter Challenge Oct. 16-29. Community members are encouraged to use sustainable forms of transportation such as walking, biking, carpooling, riding the bus, skateboarding, and working from home. Prizes awarded to those who participate. Pledge to participate here.

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.

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.