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CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Wilmington Art Association is seeking work for its 38th Annual Juried Spring Show & Sale, scheduled for March 28 to April 5 at the Community Arts Center. Interested artists are encouraged to view a full prospectus and application online. The deadline to enter is Feb. 16. Call (910) 685-1949 for more details.

CALL FOR ARTISTS II: The Associated Artists of Southport are looking for entries for its Spring Art Show, scheduled for Feb. 24 to March 14 at Franklin Square Gallery (130 E. West Street, Southport). Registration is online, and entries must be received no later than Feb. 7. Artists may enter two pieces of art in either 2D or 3D, and the entry fee is $45.

CALL FOR ARTISTS III: Thalian Association Community Theatre is seeking artists for the 25th Annual Orange Street ArtsFest, scheduled for May 23-24 in downtown Wilmington.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. An early bird entry fee of $135 will be offered until Feb. 25, and artists will be eligible for awards and $550 in prize money. Go online for complete details about booth rental, deadlines and the application process, or use email.  

SINGING VALENTINES: The Cape Fear Chordsmen, a local Barbershop singing group, will send four singers to your loved one to sing two love songs to her/him, plus present a rose and a personalized Valentine's Day card from you. This service is available on Valentine's Day only and the cost is $50. Call (910) 541-1256 to make arrangements.

ROBOT CLUB: Northeast Regional Library (1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington) offers a program on robots every third Tuesday of the month at 5pm. Open to students K through 12, the program teaches all about robots, coding, and how it all works in the library's new makerspace using its Sphero and Cubelets robotics sets. Registration required. Call (910) 798-6370 for more information.

WEBSITE CONTEST FOR ANIMAL WELFARE GROUPS: Are you an animal rescue or charity that needs help online? Every year, Southport-based MyUntangled Media awards one organization a free website build or makeover, ongoing hosting, maintenance, and all other associated website costs -- for life. The contest is open to all 501(c)(3) no-kill animal shelters, rescues, and support organizations only. See past winners and enter online at this link.

PRICE DROP: The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has announced a ticket reduction of $3. Admission to the aquarium is normally $10.95 to $12.95 and this discount continues while major repairs in the freshwater conservatory require its closure. Visitors can still explore the saltwater galleries, touch pools, and outdoor gardens. Call (910) 772-0500.