HELP WANTED: Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers Tuesdays and Thursdays to help with childcare for Amigos Internacional's ESL classes. Contact Cape Fear Volunteer Center at (910) 392-8180 or via email.
MEET AND GREET: Cape Fear Economic Development Council (CFEDC) hosts a social at Satellite Bar & Lounge (120 Greenfield Street, Wilmington) on Oct. 9 at 6pm. The organization is in the process of planning its agenda for the coming year and seeks bright new insights. Seats are open on the CFEDC board, and nominations are welcome. There will be no speakers, no panelists, and there is no particular agenda. Cash bar available.
BOARDING SCHOOL: The UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship presents a Responsible Board Governance workshop, a three-part series on Oct. 8, 15 and 22. Participants will learn board member roles and responsibilities, board oversight and accountability; how to develop an understanding of board structure and bylaws; and become familiar with legal and social accountability, ethics and conflicts of interest. The cost is $35. Call (910) 962-3844 for more information. REGISTER ONLINE.
MUSICAL PRODIGY ALERT: The deadline for applications to audition for the Wilmington Symphony’s 38th Annual Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition is Oct. 31. Auditions will be held Nov. 15 at UNCW. Instrumental and piano students in grades 4 through 12 with a home address within New Hanover, Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, Bladen, Brunswick, Pender or Columbus counties are eligible. Call (910) 791-9262 or use email for more information.
STAR POWER: The Thalian Hall Main Attractions and Special Events Series features 22 productions from October through May and includes performances by The Swingle Singers, The Capitol Steps, folk singer Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary), master fiddlers Donnell Leahy and Natalie MacMaster, an evening of homegrown music with Mipso, and comedian Paula Poundstone. Tickets on sale now. See the full lineup here.
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALING: Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP), a not-for-profit educational organization, trains musicians in the skills needed to professionally bring the gifts of beauty and healing into healthcare institutions with live, therapeutic bedside music. MHTP offers classes at 12 sites in the USA, and classes in Wilmington begin Oct. 4-5. For more information or to inquire about registering, call (910) 465-0942, or use email. Go online to download an application.