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ACTING WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN: The Lumina Festival at UNCW presents Riot Grrrls Shakepeare, which originated with Taffety Punk Theatre Company in Washington D.C. to give actresses greater opportunity in classical theatre. In workshops on July 8 and 15 at Kenan Auditorium, women will explore Shakespeare’s works from the perspective of its male characters. The workshop begins with an exploration of movement and interpersonal behavior and then proceeds to scene work taken from Shakespeare’s plays. Tickets are $95 and available online or by phone at (910) 962-3500.
ART AND BOOKS: Let your creativity flow, while painting on easels and making chalk drawings. Families are invited to have fun in Story Park next to the Main Library (201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington) this summer, on Tuesdays July 11 through Aug. 8 after regularly scheduled storytimes. No registration is required for this free activity. Tuesday Storytimes at the Main Library are 9:30am for babies, 10am for toddlers, and 10:30am for preschoolers. Call (910) 798-6303 for more details.
FILM FEST: Cucalorus and PineStraw Magazine present the inaugural Tar Heel Shorties Film Festival on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in Southern Pines, NC. The free event features North Carolina films at the historic Sunrise Theatre, located at 250 NW Broad Street in downtown Southern Pines. Film details can be found here.
PAIN RELIEF: Tai Chi, which offers many health benefits to older adults, is held at the Senior Resource Center (2222 South College Road, Wilmington) on Tuesdays at 1:45 and 4pm and Thursdays at 6pm. The ancient Chinese exercise features gentle, fluid movements and improves balance, reduces stress, and offers arthritis pain relief. Call (910) 798-6400 for more information.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE: The Children's Museum of Wilmington (116 Orange Street) is pairing up with Winter Park Elementary School for a school supplies drive. Throughout the month of July the museum will be collecting pens, pencils, markers, and any new school supplies to donate. Bring any new school supplies in and receive a discount off daily admission. Call (910) 254-3534 for more details.