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PEDAL POWER: The Cape Fear Region is celebrating Bike to Work Week, May 15-21, to promote bicycling as a mode of transportation, and to recruit members of the community as regular bicycle commuters. Here are some stats from last year: 254 people participated; 46 area employers represented; 6,882 total miles biked by the group; 27 miles biked by the average participant throughout the week; 344 gallons of gas saved; $3,930 saved in commuting costs; 344,100 estimated calories burned; and 98 pounds lost. Register online for free.
NATIONAL FOSTER CARE MONTH: The New Hanover County Department of Social Services is empowering caregivers and strengthening families throughout the month of May. Learn about becoming a foster parent and opening your heart to a child in the community by calling (910) 798-3566, or check online.
NEW ARTS FESTIVAL: The inaugural Lumina Festival of the Arts at UNCW features events with music, art & poetry, film, dance, and theater. The two-week festival is scheduled for July 14-30.
SUDSY FUNDRAISER: Bombers Bev Co (108 Grace Street, Wilmington) will donate a portion of its proceeds on May 6 from 3pm to midnight to the Bellamy Mansion Museum's community and educational programming. Call (910) 251-3700 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.