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4th OF JULY HEADS UP: All New Hanover County offices, including Public Libraries and Senior Resource Center, will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for Independence Day. The county's landfill, HazWagon and Household Hazardous Waste facility will also be closed. The Arboretum, Airlie Gardens, and Cape Fear Museum will all be open to the public.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The 25th Annual Cucalorus Festival, scheduled for Nov. 13-17 in downtown Wilmington, has extended its deadline for submitting films to July 17. Submit your films here. Cucalorus brings together filmmakers, performers and entrepreneurs in an annual schedule of festivals, residencies, grants, and educational events.

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.

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: Art in Bloom Gallery and The ArtWorks present Art of the Image ‘19, a juried photography competition and exhibition open to artists over age 18 working in two and three-dimensional mediums. Any original work of art with a primary focus on the photographic medium, utilizing traditional and non-traditional processes, will be considered for the selection process. Awards and Honorable Mentions will be available to selected artists. The  juror is Beth Handler Riebe, PhD, Independent Curator and Art Consultant. Go online to view a prospectus, or to enter.

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: The Wilson Center and the Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County announce the fourth grant cycle for Broadway for a Better World, a community partnership that makes performing arts accessible to underserved populations. Nonprofit organizations in New Hanover and Pender counties can apply to receive tickets to Wilson Center PNC Broadway or Stars Series performances. A majority of the tickets granted will go to area youth. The application period runs through July 15, and an application can be found online.

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.

DREAM VACATION RAFFLE: Thalian Association Community Theatre (TACT) is offering a raffle in which the winner selects from four destinations. Two of the packages are designed for a family of four, with the others created as a trip for two. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold ($25 each, or five for $100), with all proceeds to support TACT Youth and Community Theatre productions. Tickets are available through Aug. 3, or until sold out, at the TACT office in the Community Arts Center, online, or by calling (910) 251-1788.

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