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LOCAL ISSUE TO BE DISCUSSED: The City of Wilmington will be holding two meetings to get additional public input before deciding on a brick streets policy. Meetings are scheduled for Feb. 17 at 11am and Feb. 18 at 6pm in Council City Chambers at City Hall (103 North 3rd Street, Wilmington). The agenda will be the same for both meetings, which include learning the results of a recent survey and hearing the city's ideas on the costs and benefits of brick and asphalt streets.

ARTISTS WANTED: Thalian Association Community Theatre is seeking artists for the 21st Orange Street ArtsFest, scheduled for May 28-29. The juried festival features more than 80 artists with $550 in prize money. Applicants must submit a color photo of original work in acrylic, oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, graphics, wearable arts, leather jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal work or mixed media. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. An early bird entry fee of $135 is offered until April 30. Check online for more details, or email Samantha Herrick, Community Arts Center Director.

CALL FOR YOUNG ARTISTS: The Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) hosts the inaugural Youth Art Month Celebration in March, and is seeking artwork to fill its gallery space. LCAC is accepting 2D and 3D artwork from all ages (2D work should matted on black construction paper or mat board). Please have the student name, artwork title, grade, school, and teacher contact information with each piece. Deliver artwork to the LCAC (1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland) or Susan Lang at Virginia Williamson Elementary School (1020 Zion Hill Road SE, Bolivia) by Feb. 26.

CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION: The Thursday Morning Music Club, part of the National Federation of Music Clubs, presents the Annual Classical Music Scholarship Contest. The contest  invites any high school junior or senior student in New Hanover, Brunswick, or Pender counties to compete for two $500 prizes. Selections must be classical and must be memorized. Please email Beverly Andrews by March 12 to participate.

DREAM BIG: The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra and Audi Cape Fear have partnered to offer community members a chance to win a 2016 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0T.  Raffle tickets are $125 and only 999 tickets will be sold. The drawing is scheduled for May 7. Three ways to enter: Purchase tickets online; download an order form online; or call (910) 791-9262.

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.

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