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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.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: Wave Transit is starting a new transportation program for people age 65 and over and people with disabilities. Wave will collect public input, which will be used to inform the program, during four community forums:  July 12 from noon to 2pm at the Main Library (201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington); July 13 from 9-11am at Leland Town Hall (102 Town Hall Drive); July 14 from 12:30-2:30pm at the Senior Resource Center (2222 South College Road, Wilmington); and July 16 from 2-4pm at Northeast Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington). Call (910) 202-2045 or use email for further information.

CUPCAKES FOR THE BATTLESHIP: Apple Annie’s Bake Shop (837 South Kerr Avenue and 1121-I Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) will be donating $1 to the restoration fund of the Battleship North Carolina for every red, white, and blue cupcake purchased June 30 through July 4.

RESIDENTS FREE DAY: Make plans to visit a New Hanover County attraction the first Sunday of each month. County residents, employees, and students get in free to New Hanover County’s Airlie Gardens and Cape Fear Museum. Next free date: July 3.

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.

(910) 798-6516