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GRANTS FOR ARTISTS: The Arts Council of Wilmington & New Hanover County is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Regional Artist Project Grants. Residents of New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Columbus counties are eligible to apply, and the deadline is Sept. 9. Complete funding guidelines and applications are available online. Grant workshops are being held Aug. 16 from 5:30-7pm at the Main Library in downtown Wilmington (201 Chestnut Street) and Aug. 23 from 5:30-7pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (1212 Magnolia Village Way).

NEW RECYCLING CENTER: New Hanover County has opened its newest recycling drop-off site in Castle Hayne. The new site, located at the Castle Hayne Boat Ramp at 6418 Orange Street, is the eighth recycling drop-off location in the county. The site is easily accessible and available to the community 24 hours a day. Learn more online.

ATTENTION MUSICIANS: The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra conducts (get it?) New Member Auditions by appintment only at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building on Aug. 16. Prospective members will be asked to play the required audition music and sight-read before the conductor and a committee of the principal chair players. Interested musicians must schedule an audition time by contacting the Orchestra Manager by email.

WRITERS WANTED: The Public Library is collecting brief memories, stories, essays and descriptions about New Hanover County, with the plan of publishing them in an ebook that will become available free on the Internet in September. Writers age 13 and older are invited to submit entries online by Aug. 13. Call (910) 798-6323.

ON SALE NOW: Tickets are available for the Last Chance for White Pants Gala at Audi Cape Fear in Wilmington. The annual event, scheduled for Aug. 27, is a fundraiser for the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation. Call (910) 796-8099, ext. 6, for more information.

YOGA AND BEER: Front Street Brewery (9 South Front Street, Wilmington) offers Warrior Twos & Brews every other Monday. The 75-minute, all-levels class is strictly donation-based ($10 suggested), and each participant gets a free beer after class. Instructors vary and proceeds go to the instructor's local non-profit of choice. Call (910) 251-1935 for more information.

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