The What's On Blog
HEALTH 101: UNCW hosts the 6th Annual Health and Human Services Week on April 1-6. The celebration of health and wellness features symposiums, keynote lectures, and panel discussions, and all events are free and open to the public. Learn more and register online.
MOVIE MAKER: The Cucalorus Film Festival, scheduled for Nov. 13-17 in Wilmington, is open for submissions. They are looking for original works, world premieres, secret videos, and "amazing love bombs." Creative crowd surfing encouraged. Submit your film here.
NAMING CONTEST: The Downtown Trolley in Wilmington has a new route and now it needs a new name. Names can be submitted through March 31 online. Top names will be announced and voting begins in May. Prizes awarded to the finalists and a Grand Prize for the winner. Call (910) 343-0106 with questions.
SURVEY TIME: The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center (SRC) is conducting a survey for adults age 55 and older to understand what the SRC is doing well and how the activities and services can be improved. The survey can be completed online through March 26. There are also paper surveys available at the SRC (2222 South College Road, Wilmington). Call (910) 798-7461 for more information.
FUTURE EDUCATORS: UNCW's Watson College of Education hosts two preview events for high school and transfer students interested in becoming teachers. Parents are welcome too. Events will be held in the Education Building Atrium on March 23 and April 13 from 10am to noon, and will feature information about Watson's undergraduate degree and licensure programs, a student panel discussion and a tour of the education building. Refreshments will be served and parking is free in the parking deck. Email Kristine with questions.
SOFTBALL TRYOUTS: Wilmington Senior Softball holds tryouts for men and women ages 55 and older at Ogden Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March from 1 to 3pm. Check online for more details, or use email with any questions.
TAX ASSISTANCE: UNCW offers free tax e-filing assistance to eligible taxpayers through the university’s IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Taxpayers with an income of $66,000 or less are eligible for this assistance. All VITA volunteers are IRS-certified UNCW students majoring in accounting. The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (803-G South College Road, Wilmington) will be open on the following Saturdays between 9am and 3pm for taxpayers to receive assistance: March 23 and 30; and April 13. Taxpayers can also visit 813 Nixon Street on the following Wednesdays between 5 and 8pm: March 27 and April 3. More information including a list of items needed upon arrival can be found online, by phone at (910) 962-2776, or via email.