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WEBSITE CONTEST FOR ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS: Are you an animal rescue or charity that needs help online? Every year, Southport-based MyUntangled Media awards one organization a free website build or makeover, ongoing hosting, maintenance, and all other associated website costs -- for life. The contest is open to all 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelters, rescues, and support organizations only. See past winners and enter online at this link.

AIDS QUILT ON DISPLAY: The Frank Harr Foundation is bringing The AIDS Memorial Quilt to Wilmington through Dec. 15. During this exhibition, more than 30 panels of the quilt will be displayed at select venues in the community with speakers, educational workshops, and social gatherings. More information is available online.

BOARD AND COMMITTEE OPENINGS: New Hanover County Board of Commissioners is seeking community members to apply for appointment to several open boards and committees in the county. These include Cape Fear Museum Advisory Board, Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority/WAVE, Consolidated Human Services Board, Tourism Development Authority, and more. The deadline to apply is Jan. 2. View additional details, including how to apply, at this link.

PRICE DROP: The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has announced a ticket reduction of $3. Admission to the aquarium is normally $10.95 to $12.95 and this discount continues while major repairs in the freshwater conservatory require its closure. Visitors can still explore the saltwater galleries, touch pools, and outdoor gardens. Call (910) 772-0500.

CALL FOR ARTISTS I: Bellamy Mansion Museum (503 Market Street in downtown Wilmington) seeks artwork for its Bellamy Art Show & Sale scheduled for May 7 to June 26, 2020. The deadline for postcard submissions is Jan. 1, 2020, and for art show entries April 15, 2020. All North Carolina artists at least age 18 are invited to submit up to two pieces of original 2D and 3D artwork. Email Leslie or call (910) 251-3700 for details and a prospectus.

CALL FOR ARTISTS II: The Community Arts Center (120 South 2nd Street, Wilmington) invites all visual artists to apply for special exhibition space in the Community Gallery, a space that's available at no cost for local artists to display their artwork for up to one month. Artists must complete an exhibition proposal, which can be viewed online. Call (910) 341-7860 for more information.