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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Wilmington Chapter of Civitans is helping to clear the ground for a new Salvation Army Headquarters, and volunteers will meet from 9am to noon on April 28 at 1220 North 30th Street in Wilmington to hand trim around storm drains and edge fences and fire hydrants. The Wilmington Civitan Club, founded in 1938 as a local chapter of Civitan International, strives to serve the community, enhance the knowledge of members, provide fellowship, and offer leadership opportunities in the club. Call (910) 262-7653 for more information. 

A "THANK YOU" FROM THE BATTLESHIP: In recognition of National Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, the Battleship North Carolina will offer free admission on Sunday, May 13, to all law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians, 911 call center operators, correctional officers, and all first responders and their immediate families. The Battleship is open that day, 8am to 5pm, and attendees must present an ID or badge. Call (910) 251-5797 for more information.

PEDAL POWER: Bike to Work Week is scheduled for May 14-20 in the Cape Fear Region. The event celebrates bicycling as a mode of transportation, and serves to recruit members of the community as regular bicycle commuters. Please join the event by riding your bike to work at least one day during this week. Sign up online

HITTING THE LINKS: Entry forms are now available for the Senior Amateur Golf Tournament, scheduled for June 2-3 at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. The tournament is open to ages 50 and older and the $100 entry fee includes green fees, lunch, prizes, awards, and a tee gift. Find an entry form online, or call (910) 791.0558 for more information.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: New Hanover Public Library is hosting a Poetry Contest during April, and selected poems will be compiled into an ebook. The contest is open to all ages and submissions will be accepted through April 30. All poems must be original, focus on books, reading, and/or libraries, and should be no longer than one typed page. More information online, or call (910) 798-6301.

MUSIC! DANCE! THEATER! ENTERTAINMENT FOR KIDS! UNCW is again hosting the Lumina Festival of the Arts, scheduled for July 12-29. The festival features concerts, opera, movies, dance events, and more. In two-and-a-half weeks of performances, the festival offers at least 11 free events as well as many geared toward kids. See a full list of events here.