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NAVY WEEK SET FOR APRIL: Wilmington has been selected as a site city for Navy Week, which focuses on a variety of outreach programs for a week-long series of engagements. Scheduled for April 1-7, the spectacle features more than 75 outreach events coordinated with corporate, civic, government, education, media, veterans, community service and diversity organizations in the city. The Blue Angels, the Navy Parachute Team, Navy bands, Navy divers, ship and submarine crews, hometown Sailors, medical personnel, environmental displays, USS Constitution Sailors and equipment, and Navy recruiting properties all participate in the program. Check online for more details.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Wilmington Art Association (WAA) invites artists to submit work for its 37th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale, scheduled for March 30 to April 7, during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. Entries open through Feb. 10 at 5pm. The show is open to all artists 18 years of age and older and will include original works in painting, pastel, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital imaging, fiber art, mixed media and three-dimensional work. Monetary and merchandise awards will be in excess of $4,000. Interested artists are encouraged to visit online or use email if you have questions.

BASKETBALL CLINICS: The UNCW men’s basketball staff and players will conduct a free clinic following the conclusion of an upcoming home game at Trask Coliseum. The 45-minute session, open to boys and girls in grades K-6, is scheduled Jan. 26 (4pm tip-off). There is no cost to participate, but a waiver is required. The clinic also features free posters, autographs and prizes. Call (910) 962-3045 for more information.

BEAT THE CHILL: January is National Hot Tea Month and the Senior Center (2222 South College Road, Wilmington) is celebrating each Wednesday in January from 11am to 2pm. There will be a different flavor each week to sample. All ages are encouraged to visit and enjoy hot tea. Call (910) 798-6409 for more details.

BROADWAY FOR A BETTER WORLD: The Wilson Center and the Arts Council of Wilmington/New Hanover County announce the third grant cycle for Broadway for a Better World, a community partnership that makes performing arts accessible to underserved populations (450 individuals so far). 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 organizations serving area youth. The application period runs through Jan. 14, 2019, and applications are available online. The Arts Council will lead an independent grant committee and announce awardees in January.

TOURS OF THALIAN HALL: Every Monday one-hour guided tours are available from 2-3pm. Volunteers lead tours, so guided tour offerings can vary. Tours cost $12 for adults; $10 for active/retired military with ID; $6 for ages 6 to 18; and free for Thalian Hall members and kids under 5. Group tour rates are $4-$9. Group tours can be scheduled in advance for any day and time of the week by calling (910) 632-2282.


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