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ATTENTION PARENTS! Smart Start of New Hanover County presents Family Read, a free 10-week course at Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) designed to help parents share the joy of reading with their preschool age children. The course is for adults only, and meets Tuesday evenings, Sept. 5 through Nov. 7. Parents and caregivers will learn how to share stories with their children, as well as some fun family activities that will help the kids in school. The group will discuss child behavior and other common family concerns. Please register online or by calling (910) 798-6303.

NEW AT WHQR: Our local NPR radio station (254 North Front Street in downtown Wilmington) has launched the Little Free Library. The community is invited to find a new book to read and to leave a different book behind. Among the stash are bestsellers, classic literature, children's books, magazines, and more.

NOMINATIONS WANTED: The Honors Scholars College and Randall Library at UNCW are soliciting nominations for the annual Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar. The purpose of this award is to recognize someone in the Cape Fear area who exemplifies the attributes and ideals of Albert Schweitzer. These are individuals who have made a difference to the residents of the Cape Fear area in the areas of medicine, music, or humanitarian efforts, and exemplify the ideals of Schweitzer’s philosophy of “reverence for life". UNCW faculty, staff and current students are not eligible for nomination. Send nominations via email by Sept. 1.

YOUNG BALLET STUDENTS WANTED: Wilmington area ballet students ages 7 to 17 are invited to audition on Aug. 29 for Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Olena Pedan at Coastal Dance Academy (1107 New Pointe Blvd, Suite 19, Leland). The Moscow Ballet audition is open to students from dance studios across the city with a minimum one year of ballet training. Successful auditioners perform side-by-side with the Moscow Ballet company in the Great Russian Nutcracker. Sign up online.

CONCERTS IN BC: Listen Up Brunswick County! is gearing up for its fifth season of concerts at the Odell Williamson Auditorium in Bolivia. The six shows run from January through November, 2018, and feature concerts by Bob Lind (Jan. 20), The Kennedys (March 11, 2018), Ellis Paul (April 8), Vance Gilbert (Oct. 20), and Jeanne Jolly (Nov. 10). Tickets are $20. Season ticket purchases entitle the holder to tickets to all six shows for the cost of five, available through Oct. 31, 2017.