Give blood and become a VIP, in more ways than one. Friday, if you donate blood, you can get a free backstage pass for the Vans Warped Tour in Charlotte or Atlanta. The backstage pass is free, but you still need to buy a ticket. The blood drive is from 11:30 until 4:00 at the Independence Mall. The Brigade Boys and Girls Club is holding a Summer Kick-off Carnival to celebrate the end of school and the start of the club's summer program. The carnival is from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Brigade Boys and Girls Club and is free for families and club members. You can get a good summer read without spending a lot of cash. Saturday, the Friends of the Library are selling used books for fifty cents a piece. The sale is from 10:00 until 2:00 at the Northeast Branch of the New Hanover County Library. Every successful sea turtle release is proof of the work the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital does. To raise money for this non-profit agency, Blue Moon Gift Shops is holding a benefit Saturday. From 12:00 until 3:00, ten percent of all sales go toward the hospital and 100 percent of the proceeds from raffle tickets. Blue Moon Gallery is on Racine Drive in Wilmington. Saturday night, roll on down to the Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center to support the Cape Fear Roller Girls. The roller derby team takes on the Carolina Bootleggers. The bout begins at 6:00. Tickets in advance are ten dollars or twelve at the door. You can buy them at Gravity Records or Doublewide Skate Shop. This weekend is the kickoff for the Sunday Scene, a weekly arts and crafts fair at Riverfront Park. Vendors will showcase handcrafted art. Musicians will perform along with entertainment. It runs from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Pleasure Island continues it's Free Movies at the Lake this weekend. Sunday night, The Tale of Despereaux. The movie starts at 8:45 p.m. It is free. You can always find out what's happening by going to our Community Calendar page.
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