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OCTOBER ART EVENT: The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County invite artists to Paint Out Wilmington!, an annual plein air (open air) event in downtown Wilmington, Oct. 11-17.  The event is open to adult and youth artists who use oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, pencil, or pen/ink. The opening event showcases youth ages 12-18 on Oct. 11, and the adult division will run Oct. 11-16, with the exhibition and sale taking place in and around Bijou Park in downtown Wilmington on Oct. 17. Find more information, rules, and registration form online.

PAINTING CLASS: Watercolor Wednesday returns to the Kure Beach Community Center. A three-hour, two-week watercolor class is scheduled for September 23 and 30 and is open to all levels of painters. Classes are taught by award-winning artist Ken Withrow. The cost is $30 per person and you can register online

HEALTH SURVEY: The New Hanover County Health Department, in collaboration with UNCW, is asking residents to help improve the health of the county by participating in the 2015 New Hanover County Health Survey. The survey takes less than 15 minutes to fill out and is anonymous and confidential. Paper copies are available at each library or you may fill it out online. Call (910) 798-6516 for more information.

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NEVER FORGET: The Hampstead American Legion Post 167 (16660 US Hwy 17N, Hampstead) hosts a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony.

GRAIN FEST: The 2nd Annual North Carolina Rice Festival takes place Sept. 19-20 at the Brunswick Riverwalk in Belville and features live music, activities for kids, cooking contests and more.

HEAVY HITTERS: First we get a visit from show biz royalty in Liza Minnelli, plus two Skaggs (Ricky and Boz), and even Beauty and the Beast. Now, lo and behold, here come music legend John Prine, and the long awaited return of humorist David Sedaris. What an embarrassment of riches!

YOUNG THESPIANS: Thalian Association Community Theatre offers fall semester theatre arts classes and workshops for actors ages 7 to 18 with special Tots classes for children ages 3 to 6. Classes are scheduled for Sept. 14 to Dec. 5 in two Wilmington locations: the Community Arts Center (120 South 2nd Street) and Northeast Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road). Registration is available online or at the Community Arts Center. Call (910) 251-1788 for more information.