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ART WITH HEROES: Painting with a Twist (5732 Oleander Drive Unit B, Wilmington) hosts Paint with a Hero Day  on Sept. 30 from 2-5pm. The free event invites kids 12 and under to come and paint a mini canvas masterpiece while meeting and greeting local police officers, firemen, and military. Call (910) 399-6677.

DETAIL SUMMIT: The Port City's uncommon blend of designers, founders, and entrepreneurs will gather Sept. 22-23 to discuss what pushes us beyond our borders, how we can grow, what our creative exports are now and what they will be in the future. Proceeds benefit DREAMS of Wilmington. Find out more information online, or call (910) 274-579.

YUM: The 2nd Annual Temple of Israel Corned Beef Sandwich Sale is Oct. 12 from 10am-3pm. An amazing 325 pounds of corned beef is being brought in, enough to make 1,000 sandwiches, which come with coleslaw, pickle, mustard and a Dr. Brown’s cream soda for $12 -- available for pick up at the Temple of Israel’s Reibman Center (922 Market Street, Wilmington). Sandwiches must be preordered by Oct. 2. Delivery  is available for orders of 10 or more sandwiches. Order online, or with a mail-in order form available on Facebook.

WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT: YWCA Lower Cape Fear has announced the 33rd Annual Women of Achievement Awards will be held March 8, 2018. Usually held in May, the new date moves the award ceremony into Women’s History Month, and makes it coincide with International Women’s Day. The YWCA Women of Achievement Awards provide recognition for outstanding contributions and achievements of women and young leaders active in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. Nomination categories include Arts, Business, Education, Environmental, Health and Wellness, Public Service, Social Justice, Rachel Freeman Unsung Hero, Volunteer and Young Leader. Three Young Leader award recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education after high school. Adult and Young Leader nomination packets are scheduled for release soon. Check online for more details.

SCARE SQUAD SUMMONS: Kids ages 13 to 18 have a chance to design a Haunted House in the Main Library basement. Must be available on Tuesdays through Oct. 17 from 6-7pm. Haunted Basement Orientation & Training is scheduled for Oct 24, and the Haunted Basement live event is Oct. 28. Call (910) 798-6393 for more information or use email.

ATTENTION PARENTS! Smart Start of New Hanover County presents Family Read, a free 10-week course at Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) designed to help parents share the joy of reading with their preschool age children. The course is for adults only, and meets Tuesday evenings through Nov. 7. Parents and caregivers will learn how to share stories with their children, as well as some fun family activities that will help the kids in school. The group will discuss child behavior and other common family concerns. Please register online or by calling (910) 798-6303.