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REMEMBER THE NEEDY: This holiday season and beyond, please remember to donate gently used clothing and household items to Vintage Values Resale Shops. Donations are used to help support Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc. Vintage Values locations in Wilmington are as follows: 609 Castle Street (910-762-7720); University Landing, 413 South College Road (910-793-4411); Monkey Junction (in front of Wal Mart), 5226 South College Road (910-350-8918).
FREE HOLIDAY DINNER: Pine Valley United Methodist Church (3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington) will provide a free traditional holiday meal featuring freshly cooked ham, turkey and all the trimmings, to individuals and families in need on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. The yearly outreach brings together more than 100 volunteers who work for five days to prepare the feast to feed those in need and celebrate the holiday. Meals will be delivered to several shelters, charity organizations, and city fire stations. The Pine Valley Christmas Eve Dinner will be served at 6pm in the church's Fellowship Hall. Meals can also be picked up at the church from 10am to 4:30pm. All are welcome. Call (910) 791-0353 for more information.
CANINES FOR LITERACY: Independently-reading children, ages five and older, can practice reading and improve reading skills in a comfortable and fun environment with a trained reading therapy dog and their human companion. Appointments are offered at every New Hanover County Public Library branch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3-4:15pm, and are scheduled in 15-minute increments. Pre-registration is required online at the “Read to a Dog Calendar" link.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS RECYCLING: New Hanover County Public Library, New Hanover County Department of Environmental Management, and Keep New Hanover Beautiful are offering free holiday lights recycling throughout New Hanover County through Jan. 5. Residents can bring lights to collection bins located at all four NHC Library locations, the mobile HazWagon and Household Hazardous Waste facility, and Wrightsville Beach Recycling Center. Lights will be recycled locally and the proceeds will benefit Keep New Hanover Beautiful.
LUDWIG AND GOLF: Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Wilmington Symphony Beethoven 15K/5K Run or Walk at Brunswick Forest. Scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, it's a perfect tune-up race for late winter and early spring marathons and half marathons. Individual and four-person team categories are available. The race features inside bathrooms and locker rooms, a post-race party with adult beverages, food, vendors and exhibitors, plus costume awards category for participants wearing Beethoven wigs, carrying musical instruments, or just wearing the costume of their choice. Register online.