HELP WELCOME HABITAT VOLUNTEERS: Students from five colleges will be spending their Spring Break in Wilmington, helping Habitat for Humanity build a home in our community. You can help by bringing a snack during their workday, hosting them for a dinner in your home or church, or providing coupons for area attractions or restaurants. Schools and dates: Villanova (March 2-6); Mercyhurst and Duke (March 9-13); and Wisconsin and Frederick Community College (March 30 to April 3). Call (910) 762-4744
or email for more information.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Thalian Association is seeking artists for the 20th Anniversary Orange Street ArtsFest, scheduled for May 23-24. Applicants must submit a color photo of original work in acrylic, oils, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, graphics, wearable arts, leather jewelry, clay, glass, fiber, metal work or mixed media. Photographically or commercially reproduced work is also acceptable in limited editions, signed and numbered by the artist. Check online for information about booth rental, deadlines and application process or email Samantha Herrick.
FREE WORLD-CLASS JAZZ: Prior to the Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra at Kenan Auditorium on Valentine's Day, the band offers an open rehearsal from 4:30- 5:30pm, free and open to all K-12 students and their families. Call (910) 962-3500 for more information.
IT'S BAAAACK! After a one-year hiatus, the Kure Beach Street Festival is returning. Featuring food, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and activities for kids, the event is scheduled for April 25.
TOP CHEFS? Wrightsville Beach Parks and Rec offers Kids' Cooking Classes beginning April 13. Participants will learn a new basic and creative and healthy recipe each week. Classes are for ages 5 to 10. Call (910) 256-7925 or use email for more information.
WORLD PARTY: UNCW kicks off iWeek on Feb. 14 -- six days of internationally themed seminars, films, lectures, food and more -- with the 22nd Annual Intercultural Festival. Most events are free and open to the public.
MEDICATION DISPOSAL: New Hanover County now has two new permanent drop boxes that give residents safe options to dispose of expired, unwanted medications. Drop boxes are located at the Sheriff’s Office in the front desk lobby of the Detention Center (3950 Juvenile Center Road, Castle Hayne), and in Room 201 of the Historic Courthouse (24 North 3rd Street, Wilmington).