HOLIDAY DECORATORS NEEDED: The North Carolina Coastal Federation is looking for volunteers on Dec. 1 to help deocorate the historic Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center located at 309 West Salisbury Street in Wrightsville Beach. Please bring live greens, landscape clippers, nautical buoys, shells or other coastal items to donate to the seasonal decorations. Call (910) 509-2838 for more information.
HELP RESTORE THE BATTLESHIP: Cape Fear Volunteer Center seeks volunteers for a Battleship North Carolina restoration project. Various areas of work are available and materials and supervision supplied. Can work in groups or individually with flexible time schedule. Register online.
WOMEN'S EXPO: Elite Chiropractic (1319 Military Cutoff Road, Suite LL, Wilmington) hosts a Women's Health Expo on Dec. 11 at 6:30pm. The event features experts in the fields of health, fitness, beauty, and finance. Call (910) 256-9115 for more information.
TICKETS ON SALE: The North Carolina Symphony presents a special concert featuring Boyz II Men, scheduled for June 24, 2015, at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh. Tickets are $45 to $110 and can be purchased online. Call (919) 733-2750 for further details.
FILM CONTEST: Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking short films (five minutes or less) from students in New Hanover County Schools. Pegged to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the films should be about someone who has inspired the student. Winners will be judged in elementary, middle and high school. Deadline is Dec. 10. All acceptable entries will be screened during MLK Day. Call (910) 392-8180 or go online for more information.
HOLIDAY WREATHS AVAILABLE: New Hanover County 4-H is offering North Carolina Fraser Fir Christmas Wreaths, handmade from the Brookgreen Family Farm in Ashe County. Reservations at the New Hanover County Arboretum, and the cost is $20. All proceeds help 4-H members pay for camp, trips, and other activities. Call (910) 798-7660, or print an order form online.
LETTERS TO SANTA: Thalian Association Children's Theater (TACT) has partnered with Make-A-Wish and the Macy's "Believe" campaign during its production of Yes Virginia: The Musical. For every letter to Santa Claus that TACT collects Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish. Santa letters are accepted through Dec. 7 at the Community Arts Center (120 South 2nd Street, Wilmington). Kids who submit letters have a chance to win tickets to A Christmas Carol or SchoolHouse Rock Live.
FESTIVE LIGHTS: Enchanted Airlie, the annual luminous holiday event at Airlie Gardens, opens Nov. 28 and runs four successive weekends. Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance.