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WIN A 5-DAY CRUISE:  Monty's Home, the local all-volunteer dog rescue organization, is selling raffle tickets for an all-expenses paid cruise to the Bahamas. Tickets are $5 each and include port charges and gratuities on Royal Caribbean (a $1,500 value). The drawing will be held Sept. 22 and the winner need not be present. Check online to purchase tickets, or use email for more information.

SEEKING FILM SUBMISSIONS: The inaugural Lumbee Film Festival showcases original new films made by American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in North Carolina and across the United States. The festival takes place June 23 at the UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator. American Indian filmmakers can submit narrative, documentary or experimental films of any length or genre to the festival by June 7. Submissions can be made through the Cucalorus website, and there is no entry fee.

SHAGGING AT THE BEACH: The Cape Fear Shag Club hosts Shag Night at Olde Salty (103 North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach) on Sundays from 5-8pm. Beginners welcome. Check online for more information.

COLOR FOR CALM: Northeast Library in Wilmington (1241 Military Cutoff Road) invites adults to drop in on Thursdays between 2 and 3:30pm for quiet coloring. Coloring sheets, colored pencils, and relaxing music will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Free, no registration required. Call (910) 798-6371 for more information or use email

MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH: There are more than 440 children in the care of New Hanover County's Department of Social Services (DSS). These children are supported by foster parents, social workers, partner organizations, and the community every day. DSS is looking for more families who can open their heart and home to a child. Learn more at online or call (910) 798-3566.

APPLICATIONS WELCOME: The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County is now accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through June 15. Applications are available for non-profit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming in New Hanover County. Funding priority is given to qualified arts organizations (theaters, galleries, choral societies, festivals), arts in education programs conducted by qualified artists, and other community organizations that provide arts programs in the county. Grassroots funds are not generally awarded to arts organizations that receive funding through the North Carolina Arts Council’s State Arts Resources. Projects must occur between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. Application forms and grant guidelines are available online. Call (910) 343-0998 for more details.