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EAT FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Family Promise of the Lower Cape Fear and the Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network celebrate Family Promise Week, Oct. 18-25, to raise awareness about homelessness and celebrate the service of its many volunteers. Wilmington restaurants Mellow Mushroom (4311 Oleander Drive) will donate 5% of each sale on Oct. 21 from 5 pm to 9 pm to the cause, and Moe's will donate 20% of each sale on Oct. 22 from 11am to 9pm. Moe's must have the specially created FPLCF/Moe's coupon presented at purchase. Smartphone and PC users can access, print, and show the coupon from the top of the Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network Facebook page or the FPLCF website. Call (910) 769-4730.
PARDON OUR DUST: Work has begun on Phase I of a $6.3 million overhaul of Riverfront Park and Water Street in downtown Wilmington. The project includes underground repairs, and above the ground, the project includes repairs to the Riverwalk, renovation of Riverfront Park, expansion of the plaza in front of the Federal Courthouse and streetscape improvements. The project is expected to take about one year to complete. More information online.
HELPING OUT: The Cape Fear Literacy Council is offering an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Workshop to train volunteers. The training is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at the Cape Fear Literacy Council (1012 South 17th Street, Wilmington), and costs $30 or $50, depending on the organization you work with.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: New Hanover Public Library seeks volunteers for several upcoming events including the Native Plant Festival (Oct. 17), the Stamp Act Anniversary (Oct. 17), and the Haunted Library (Oct. 24).
NATIONAL MAKE A DIFFERENCE MONTH: The Assistance League of Greater Wilmington is collecting tax deductible donations at its Thrift Shop (420 Eastwood Road, Wilmington) until Oct. 24. Store hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 5pm; and Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Donations of $5 or more will buy books for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County public elementary school students. Also joining in the project is Learning Express Store in Oleander Plaza, where a book can be purchased and donated in specially marked bins. Call (910) 769-2345.
HOLIDAY CHEER: The Christmas bus trip to the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach is scheduled for Dec. 3. Tickets for this year's show, Christmas Wonderland, are on sale now and cost $46 each. The bus will be leaving Kure Beach Town Hall at 8:30am and returning by 6pm. Call (910) 458-8216 for more details.