FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL: The 7th Annual Port City Music Festival, schedule for June 7-14, is under the direction of cellist and conductor Dr. Stephen Framil, and culminates in a chamber orchestra concert on June 14.
GREEN THUMBS WANTED: For more than 50 years, the Cape Fear Garden Club has awarded the profits from its annual Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour as grants to help beautify and preserve our area. The club is now accepting Grant Applications, available online, through June 15.
BE A PET SUPERHERO: Clean out that overstuffed linen closet by donating clean used blankets and towels for animals waiting for a new home at New Hanover County's Animal Control Shelter. Drop off linens at the Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) between June 13 and Aug. 9, or at Animal Control (180 Division Drive, Wilmington) anytime.
SHRED IT AND FORGET IT: Park Sterling Bank (3701 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington) hosts a free Shredding Event with safe and secure paper shredding by Cintas, May 29 at 11am. Call Kim with any questions at (910) 679-1339.
DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT: The 2015-2016 Main Attractions and Special Events Season at Thalian Hall is headlined by an evening with Garrison Keillor, creator of Prairie Home Companion. The 2015-2016 season will also see the return of a broadway touring production with Flipside: The Patti Page Story. Tickets go on sale to members of Thalian Hall between June 27 and Aug. 15 (on sale dates vary based on membership level), and to the general public on Aug. 29.
WORK A ROOM: Learn the basics of improv, stand up and more at the Dead Crow Comedy Room. For more information contact Anthony Corvino at (718) 909-6706.
DANCE BY THE SEA: Suzy McLean offers Drop-In Hoop Dance Classes at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach on Wednesdays from 7-9pm through June 24. The cost is $3 per person with your own hoop, and you can purchase a beginner hoop for $35 at event. Call (910) 262-3413.