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NEW EXHIBIT: HeART of the Gardens is a new installation at Airlie Gardens (300 Airlie Road, Wilmington), on display until Oct. 31. Local artists were selected to decorate one of 13 oversized fiberglass hearts, each with their own creative design, which are placed throughout the grounds. Admission fee applies. Call (910) 798-7700 for more details.

HOPE, COPE AND FUN: Hope Abounds, a local non-profit that provides assistance to families and patients undergoing cancer treatment, invites families that have a child with cancer to Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park (5320 Oleander Drive, Wilmington) on Sept. 29 from 2-5pm. The event is free, but registration is required. Registration includes unlimited arcade games for one hour, two dry activities, snacks, and drinks. Register online.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center seeks 2D and 3D artist submissions for the 5th Annual ARTfall Exhibition scheduled for Sept. 19-22. The deadline for applications and online registration is Aug. 30. View guidelines and an online application form here. Call (910) 251-1788 for more information.

MUSEUM HEADS UP: Cape Fear Museum will be closed Saturday, August 24 through Monday, September 9 to complete hurricane damage repairs.

FITNESS FOR WOMEN: FiA (Females in Action) Cape Fear is a fitness group for all ages and levels. Workouts are free and they meet at various locations around Wilmington. FiA also volunteers in the community and empowers women by encouraging leadership in one another. Learn more online and see a schedule of workouts here.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The New Hanover County & City of Wilmington Community Relations Advisory Committee (C-RAC) offers a Community Resource Outreach Site each Monday from 9-10am at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington (201 Chestnut Street). Residents who may have experienced prejudice or discrimination can come to the outreach and talk with a C-RAC representative. See online for more information.

FREE ADMISSION: Cameron Art Museum joins museums nationwide in participating in the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, a program that provides free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families through Monday, Sept. 2. See a list of participating museums here. Call (910) 395-5999 for more information.


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