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FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: From Feb. 1 to April 18, New Hanover County residents can go to the Senior Resource Center (2222 South College Road, Wilmington; Mon., Wed. & Fri., 8:30am-4pm; Tues. & Thurs., 10:30am-6pm) for free tax preparation and filing by a trained and IRS-certified volunteer. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service is available to low-and moderate-income taxpayers with a focus on those 60 and older. Two additional tax preparation locations are located in Carolina Beach (300 Cape Fear Blvd.; Mon.-Thurs., noon-4pm and Sat., 8am-noon) and at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington (201 Chestnut Street; Mon.-Fri., 9:30am-1:30pm).
THE TOXIC AVENGERS: New Hanover County encourages residents to safely dispose of toxic materials with its new mobile collection unit, the HazWagon, stationed at three locations in New Hanover County to collect household hazardous waste and electronics free of charge. Residents can bring items to the following locations: Mondays at the Ogden Park ball fields, from 10am to 2pm; Wednesdays at Wrightsville Beach Municipal Complex, from 10am to 2pm; and Fridays at the Carolina Beach Mike Chappell Park (south side of the park across from the tennis courts), from 10am to 2pm (this is a temporary location and the final location in Carolina Beach is to be determined).
HOOPS FOR KIDS: MLK Youth Basketball Registration is now open through Feb. 3 and includes Mighty Pints (Grades 1-3, $30) and Junior Mighty Pints (Ages 4-6, $10). The season runs February through April. View an online registration form. Call (910) 341-0057.
PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP: Smart Start of New Hanover County presents Circle of Parents, a support group focused on all the perfect and imperfect moments of parenting children with special needs and special healthcare needs, and strategies to make family lives more fulfilling and successful. Programming is provided for children ages 12 and under, and the whole family is encouraged to attend. Sessions are held every Tuesday at Bridge Church (2101 Market Street, Wilmington) from 5:30 to 7:30. Free dinner for all and activities for children will take place at each meeting. Call (910) 815-3731.