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FARMERS' MARKETS 411: The Riverfront Farmers' Market (910-538-6223) in downtown Wilmington convenes on Saturdays, March 31 to Nov. 18, 8am to 1pm. The Poplar Grove Farmers' Market (910-686-9518) meets Wednesdays, April 18 to Sept. 26, 8am to 1pm. The Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market (910-256-7925) is scheduled for Mondays, May 14 to Oct. 29, 8am to 1pm. The new Wilmington Farmers' Market at Tidal Creek Co-op runs year-round and meets Saturdays, 8am to 1pm. The Carolina Beach Farmers' Market is scheduled for Saturdays; dates have not been set.

WIN A FREE CRUISE! Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) announces a raffle to win a Viking River Cruise for two valued at $7,298.00. The winner will have the choice of an eight-day Rhine Getaway or Danube Waltz cruise. Two thousand raffle tickets will be sold for $20 or six for $100 with all proceeds benefiting TACT Youth Theatre and Main Stage Thalian Hall productions. Tickets are available through Aug. 30, or until sold out. The drawing will be held Aug. 30 at a free Cocktail Party at the Community Arts Center in downtown Wilmington. The winner need not be present to win. See complete details, rules and regulations online.

NOMINATIONS WANTED: The Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrates National Preservation Month by honoring those who strive to preserve local history by recognizing individuals who protect and promote the Lower Cape Fear's tangible past. Submissions are also being accepted for Awards of Professional Merit given to commendable individuals in the field of preservation. Nominations are due by April 2. Click here for more details.

SEEKING TALENTED PEOPLE 50 AND OLDER: Entries are now available for the SilverArts statewide art and performing arts competition. The Wilmington Art Association and Senior Games by the Sea is looking for talented people for its Exhibition & Sale, scheduled for May 25-27 and its Performing Arts Competition, scheduled for May 18. The deadline to enter is March 30. More information online, or by calling (910) 251-9622, ext. 274.

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: As part of the IRS-sponsored program Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), the UNCW Cameron School of Business offers free tax preparation services for those who earn less than $66,000 annually. The program is staffed by accounting students who have taken appropriate courses, completed training, and passed IRS certification exams. VITA services will be available at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (803-G South College Road, Wilmington). Walk-in hours are March 17: 9am to 3pm; March 24: 9am to 3pm; March 28: 5-8pm; March 31: 9am to 3pm; April 4: 5-8 pm.