The What's On Blog
SEASONAL FARMERS' MARKETS: The Riverfront Farmers' Market (910-538-6223) in downtown Wilmington convenes on Saturdays, March 31 to Nov. 18, 8am to 1pm. The Poplar Grove Farmers' Market (910-686-9518) meets Wednesdays, April 18 to Sept. 26, 8am to 1pm. The Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market (910-256-7925) is scheduled for Mondays, May 14 to Oct. 29, 8am to 1pm. The Carolina Beach Farmers' Market are scheduled for Saturdays; dates have not been set.
SEEKING TALENTED PEOPLE 50 AND OLDER: Entries are now available for the SilverArts statewide art and performing arts competition. The Wilmington Art Association and Senior Games by the Sea is looking for talented people for its Exhibition & Sale, scheduled for May 25-27 and its Performing Arts Competition, scheduled for May 18. The deadline to enter is March 30. More information online, or by calling (910) 251-9622, ext. 274.
MAKE A BLANKET DAY: Quilters, knitters, crocheters, and crafters are invited to drop in at Northeast Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) on Feb. 24 from 10am to 3pm and make hand-made blankets for local children in need or crisis. Participants can bring sewing machines, afghans in progress, or whatever they need to work on a blanket or two. If you can't sew or knit, you can create no-sew fleece blankets, or help by tying and labeling finished blankets. All blankets and donated materials will go to the local chapter of Project Linus, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Call (910) 798-6371 for more information.
GRIEF COUNSELING: Lower Cape Fear Hospice is offering a no-cost grief group for those coping with the loss of a loved one. Living with Grief: Coping with the Death of a Spouse/Partner meets Mondays, April 16 through May 21. Preregistration is required; to register call (910) 796-7991.
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE: As part of the IRS-sponsored program Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), the UNCW Cameron School of Business offers free tax preparation services for those who earn less than $66,000 annually. The program is staffed by accounting students who have taken appropriate courses, completed training, and passed IRS certification exams. VITA services will be available at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (803-G South College Road, Wilmington). Walk-in hours are Feb. 17: 9am to 3pm; Feb. 24: 9am to 3pm; Feb. 28: 5-8pm; March 14: 5-8pm; March 17: 9am to 3pm; March 24: 9am to 3pm; March 28: 5-8pm; March 31: 9am to 3pm; April 4: 5-8 pm.