FESTIVE ROAD TRIP: Kure Beach Parks and Rec is sponsoring a bus trip on Dec. 4 to see The South’s Grandest Christmas Show at the Alabama Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC. The cost is $47 and reservations are accepted through Nov. 7. Call (910) 458-8216 for more details.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS: The 5 Gyres Institute, which has discovered plastic pollution in each of the world’s oceans, makes a stop in Wilmington on The Last Straw Plastic Pollution Solutions Outreach Tour. Learn more about the issues and solutions by joining in one or all of the following events on Thursday, Nov. 1: A welcome reception at 11:30am at the UNCW amphitheater with music by Jason Andre; a cleanup of a portion of the River to Sea bike route begins at 4pm at Tidal Creek Co-op (5329 Oleander Drive); and a presentation about the research 5 Gyres Institute in Room 134 in UNCW’s Dobo Hall.
KIDS HOOPS: The City of Wilmington offers basketball registration for ages 5 to 13 between Nov. 1 and 21. Games are played at the MLK Center and Williston Middle School in December and January. Register at the MLK Center. Call (910) 343-3682 for further details.
ATTENTION VETERANS: The 2012 Veterans’ Resource Expo and Job Fair is scheduled for Nov. 8 at the Manley Reese VFW Post 2573 (2722 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington). Veterans will have the opportunity to meet with local companies and gather information about local resources as well as learn about future workshops to build success. Call (910) 251-5777 for more information.