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RAFFLE FOR LUXURY VACATIONS: Be The Adult, a nonprofit that provides blueprints for calm and effective parenting, is selling a limited number of $50 raffle tickets as part of its Barn Dance BBQ fundraiser on Sept. 15 at Marker 137. The Grand Prize vacations -- to Bali, San Diego, or Seattle -- are valued at up to $4,300. Purchase raffle or event tickets online. The drawing will be held Sept. 15 and the winner need not be present.

AUDITIONS FOR KIDS: The Moscow Ballet holds auditions for ages 7 to 16 for the Great Russian Nutcracker. Auditions are scheduled for Aug. 28 at 5pm at Coastal Dance Academy (1010 Evangeline Drive, Leland), and at least one year of ballet training is required. Call (910) 833-8308 or use email for more information.

BOO! Scare Squad for Teens meets Tuesdays, Sept. 6 through Oct. 16, at 6pm. Teen volunteers are invited to build scary props and design a haunted house in the basement of Main Library (201 Chestnut Street). Credit for volunteer hours will be given for high school students. No advance registration is required, just show up at the Main Library and take the elevator to the basement. For more information contact Mr. Scooter at (910) 798-6393 or by email.

REDUCE. REUSE. RECYCLE: After more than a year of testing, New Hanover County’s Composting Program is now fully operational. Residents and businesses are invited to bring food waste to the composter, located at the New Hanover County Landfill (5210 U.S. Highway 421 N, Wilmington) during normal business hours free of charge. Learn which materials are accepted and more online.

INSTRUMENTAL: The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings will hold auditions on Aug. 30 and Sept. 6 at the UNCW Cultural Arts Building. Times by appointment. View auditions times and required music online, or call (910) 791-9262.

ATTENTION ARTISTS: The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is seeking 2D and 3D artists for the 4th Annual ARTfall Juried Art Show and Sale scheduled for Sept. 20-22. The deadline for applications and online registration is Aug. 31. More information online, or use email.

WIN A 5-DAY CRUISE:  Monty's Home, the local all-volunteer dog rescue organization, is selling raffle tickets for an all-expenses paid cruise to the Bahamas. Tickets are $5 each and include port charges and gratuities on Royal Caribbean (a $1,500 value). The drawing will be held Sept. 22 and the winner need not be present. Check online to purchase tickets, or use email for more information.Buy Viagra | Best sites To Order Sildenafil Online in 2018 | (UPDATED)