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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Cape Fear Chordsmen, a vocal group singing in the barbershop style, perform a concert at Temple Baptist Church on Dec. 5. Donations collected at the door benefit Alzheimer’s North Carolina.
ANNUAL SCREENING SET FOR DEC. 22: In what has become an annual tradition, Thalian Hall will again present a screening of Frank Capra's iconic holiday film, It's a Wonderful Life. Tickets are $10.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT FUNDRAISER: Lowes Home Improvement (191 Porter's Neck Road, Porters Neck) hosts a fundraiser on Dec. 5 from 10am to 2pm with all proceeds benefiting Kids Making It. The Wilmington Area Woodturners Association (WAWA) will sponsor the event and be on hand creating wooden Christmas ornaments on turning lathes. For a small donation, kids ages 5 to 12 will have the opportunity to paint an ornament of their own to take home. Kids Making It (KMI) teaches woodworking and life skills to low-income and at-risk kids. Call (910) 763-6001.
ON SALE NOW: Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and feminista Ani DeFranco is coming to the Brooklyn Arts Center in January. Find ticket information here. Also on sale: Rocker Grace Potter and soul balladeers The Stylistics.
YOGA AND BEER: Front Street Brewery (9 South Front Street, Wilmington) offers Warrior Twos & Brews every other Monday. The 75-minute, all-levels class is strictly donation-based ($10 suggested), and each participant gets a free beer after class. Instructors vary and proceeds go to the instructor's local non-profit of choice. Call (910) 251-1935 for more information.
RAFFLE FUNDRAISER: Art in Bloom Gallery (210 Princess Street, Wilmington) is having a raffle of fine art to benefit Mother Hubbard's Cupboard, an emergency food pantry helping hungry people in our community. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $1 each and/or by bringing one non-perishable food item in exchange for a ticket through Dec. 12. Winning raffle tickets will be randomly selected and announced at 6pm on Dec. 12, and participants need not be present to win. Fine art for the raffle includes Crimson Poppy, an oil painting by Debra Bucci; a metal outdoor or indoor sculpture by Matthew Leavell; a handmade wooden box by David Klinger; a throw pillow by Robyn Gahr; a decoupage table by Sherry Hellmer; and a temari embroidered spheres by Cathie Schumaker. Call (484) 885-3037 for more details.