LIBRARY'S CIVIL WAR PROGRAM: In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New Hanover Public Library hosts Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the Civil War. The program takes place Sept. 9 and 23, Oct. 7 and 21, and Nov. 4 and discusses a different book each week. Call Jennifer Daugherty at (910) 798-6305 for more information.
WINEMAKING 101: Brunswick Community College is offering a continuing education course on Sustainable Winemaking, a seven-class course team taught by Michelle Sabaoun, Director of Biotechnology/Marine Biotechnology and local organic farmer Jessica Wilson from Sept. 12 to Oct. 24. The cost of $152.50 includes insurance and winemaking kit. Call (910) 755-8561 for more information.
GOLF VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Cape Fear Volunteer Center is recruiting volunteers for the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill Golf Tournament. Volunteers will be responsible for snack stops, registration, ice patrol, etc. Times are flexible and training will be provided on-site. The tournament is scheduled for Sept. 22. Call (910) 392-8180.
VOLUNTEERS FOR AT-RISK KIDS NEEDED: The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is in great need for its 6th Annual Big Buddy Fishing Tournament, scheduled for Oct. 24. Volunteers would be asked to come to this event from 8:30am to 1pm to assist with the beach sweep, help with event check-in, set up and clean up, and ultimately make sure that the children are safe and supervised throughout the event. If interested, please call (910) 392-8180, or use email.
DID YOU KNOW? The New Hanover County Public Library has partnered with NHC Parks & Gardens to install a Little Free Library in Arrowhead and Kings Grant parks this summer. Visitors are welcome to take a book or two, and to drop off books they've finished and want to share. In addition, all county libraries are now recycling batteries.
ARTISTS WANTED: Handmade Wilmington is seeking artists for its Handmade Artisan Market scheduled for Sept. 14 in the parking lot of Sun Gallery and Gifts in Wilmington. Read details online. The event is a fundraiser for Canines for Service.
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.