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THE TOXIC AVENGERS: New Hanover County encourages residents to safely dispose of toxic materials with its new mobile collection unit, the HazWagon. Beginning Jan. 16, the HazWagon will be 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.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Wilmington Art Association (WAA) invites artists to submit work for its 35th Annual Juried Spring Show and Sale, scheduled for April 7-9 during the annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. Submissions may be made through Feb. 28. 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. Call (910) 343-4370.