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"IF THE SHOE FITS": New Balance Wilmington and Boseman's Sporting Goods, in a community partnership with the Harrelson Center and St. James Parish, present a holiday outreach event gifting 200 pairs of "nearly perfect" walking, running or athletic shoes to local women in need. The drop-in event is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 10am to 6pm at the Harrelson Center (20 North Fourth Street, third floor, downtown Wilmington). Call (910) 343-8212 for more information.

DERBY MADNESS: Cape Fear Roller Girls host a Registration Night on Jan. 16 at 8:30pm at Scooters Skating Center (341 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington). The team welcomes competitive women from all walks of life who can dedicate the time and energy it takes to become a roller derby skater. Must be at least 18-years-old. They'll cover the basics of roller derby, the ins and outs of bootcamp, and offer a chance to meet active skaters, refs, and non-skating officials during open skate. Call (910) 599-1751 for further details.

BROADWAY FOR A BETTER WORLD: The Wilson Center and the Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County announce the third grant cycle for Broadway for a Better World, a community partnership that makes performing arts accessible to underserved populations (450 individuals so far). Nonprofit organizations in New Hanover and Pender counties can apply to receive tickets to Wilson Center PNC Broadway or Stars Series performances. A majority of the tickets granted will go to organizations serving area youth. The application period runs through Jan. 14, 2019, and applications are available online. The Arts Council will lead an independent grant committee and announce awardees in January.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING: New Hanover County Public Library and Environmental Management are partnering with Keep New Hanover Beautiful to offer free holiday lights recycling throughout the county. Residents can bring lights  through Jan. 4 to collection bins located at all four NHC Library locations, the mobile HazWagon and Household Hazardous Waste facility, and Wrightsville Beach Recycling Center.

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED: The Arc of North Carolina’s Foster Care program provides children with a nurturing family setting in which to grow and hopefully achieve successful family reunification. Its therapeutic foster care program involves a child that has a higher level of care need, due to psychiatric, medical, and behavioral needs. Therapeutic foster parents require more training than family foster care and are required to have ongoing trainings related to therapeutic foster care to maintain their skills and demonstrate best practice. If interested, please contact Melissa Lawson at (910) 465-8123.

TOURS OF THALIAN HALL: Every Monday one-hour guided tours are available from 2-3pm. Volunteers lead tours, so guided tour offerings can vary. Tours cost $12 for adults; $10 for active/retired military with ID; $6 for ages 6 to 18; and free for Thalian Hall members and kids under 5. Group tour rates are $4-$9. Group tours can be scheduled in advance for any day and time of the week by calling (910) 632-2282.

Wii FOR SENIORS: The Senior Resource Center offers free video games in bowling, tennis, and golf for ages 55+ on Fridays at 10am. Please call (910) 798-6409 with questions.

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