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Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center

Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center Welcome to Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center page. We are home of the 2nd Street Stage. Inquire today!

Please check back in as we add all of our upcoming events, classes, and volunteer opportunities! The Community Arts Center is located at 120 South Second Street in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. The facility includes five studios that are available to nonprofit organizations for rehearsals of plays, musicals, and recitals. Individuals may also apply to teach community outreach arts classes in t

Please check back in as we add all of our upcoming events, classes, and volunteer opportunities! The Community Arts Center is located at 120 South Second Street in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. The facility includes five studios that are available to nonprofit organizations for rehearsals of plays, musicals, and recitals. Individuals may also apply to teach community outreach arts classes in t

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01/16/2023

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12/16/2022

Thalian Association Community Theatre is accepting applications for part-time house attendant/box office staff at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. Resumes, cover letters and applications for applicants should be emailed to Stacie Smith at [email protected].

Job Description:

Attendants will perform a variety of duties in providing support to the users of the Community Arts Center. This includes opening and closing the facility, assistance for visitors & renters, event set up as needed, and some janitorial duties.

The applicant should have experience working with the public, and some knowledge of MS Office Suite would be helpful. Successful candidates must be able to work variable hours, including mornings, late evenings and weekends and pass a criminal background screening.

Thalian Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer.

Preferred Qualifications and Abilities:

Experience with facility maintenance and special events organization
Positive attitude with customer service experience
Ability to move tables and chairs for event set up
Basic computer skills and MS Office Suite experience
General Duties Include:

Opening and Closing the facility, responsible for securing the building at night
Answer phones – sell tickets, register for classes, answer questions, etc.
Responsible for set up, operations and accounting in box office
Nightly accounting of box office and concessions, getting deposits ready
Stock and sell concessions, train volunteers for concession and usher duties
Maintain order and cleanliness of concession stand and public areas
Assist CAC Director and Thalian Association Executive Director as requested, supervise activities taking place in the Community Arts Center, post all upcoming events on Community Calendars, set up rooms and work special events as needed, local errands act as representative of the Community Arts Center for users of the building maintenance and cleanliness of the building while on duty.
Set up/break down risers, tables and chairs for special events both independently and with a team about the Community Arts Center and the Thalian Association Community Theatre:

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is owned by the City of Wilmington and managed by Thalian Association Community Theatre. The building is a historic and cultural treasure that has been the center of recreation and art for generations of local children. Today the building continues to be the home for children, art and recreation while serving as a mini museum of the Wilmington and New Hanover County WWII home front. For more info visit Wilmingtoncommunityarts.org

Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall, a summer season at the Red Barn Studio and five youth theatre productions on the 2nd Street Stage in the Community Arts Center. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $12.00 per hour

Schedule:
Day shift(some)
Holidays
Night shift
Weekend availability

Wilmington, NC: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Southeastern North Carolina’s annual commemoration ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which launched Americ...
12/05/2022

Southeastern North Carolina’s annual commemoration ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which launched America into World War II, will be held on Wednesday, December 7, at Wilmington’s Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.

Army Brigadier General Robert S. Cooley, Jr., the keynote speaker, recently retired following 33 years of service. His last position was chief of staff for the U.S. Army Reserve.

The event, sponsored by the World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition, will begin at 1:25 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

Orange Street Pottery is having a Christmas Sale! Come check it out December 10th!
11/30/2022

Orange Street Pottery is having a Christmas Sale! Come check it out December 10th!

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for each of our staff, renters, visitor’s, and YOU! 🦃
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for each of our staff, renters, visitor’s, and YOU! 🦃

Southeastern North Carolina’s annual commemoration ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which launched Americ...
11/22/2022

Southeastern North Carolina’s annual commemoration ceremony of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which launched America into World War II, will be held on Wednesday, December 7, at Wilmington’s Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center at Second and Orange Streets.

Army Brigadier General Robert S. Cooley, Jr., the keynote speaker, recently retired following 33 years of service. His last position was chief of staff for the U.S. Army Reserve. The event, sponsored by the World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition, will begin at 1:25 p.m., and is free and open to the public.

This is the actual local time the first wave of Japanese aircraft attacked Navy and Army air force installations on Oahu, according to Coalition chairman Wilbur Jones. Except for the Covid year of 2020, the Coalition has organized these commemorations since 2000. General Cooley, a U.S. Military Academy graduate, is a serial entrepreneur and owner of Wilmington’s award-winning Apple Annie’s Bake Shop and The Wine Sampler. His public service includes chairman of the USS North Carolina Battleship Commission.

Mayor Bill Saffo will present remarks. Jones will show his PowerPoint presentation, “Wilmington’s Connection to the Attack on Pearl Harbor: Hawaii and the Wilmington Home Front, Dec. 7, 1941.” It remembers three Wilmington sailors who died in the attack on the battleships USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma, and destroyer USS Shaw. Susan Savia will sing the National Anthem.

For more information contact Jones at 910-793-6393, or [email protected]

Join us December 3rd for FREE bilingual workshop for kids! Learn all about the arts & culture from Mexico, while getting...
11/21/2022

Join us December 3rd for FREE bilingual workshop for kids! Learn all about the arts & culture from Mexico, while getting in the Christmas Spirit.

Register today, on our website! 🎄

We’re so excited to dance the night away with you tonight at the Veteran’s Day Dance, 7:00pm at the Hannah Block Histori...
11/11/2022

We’re so excited to dance the night away with you tonight at the Veteran’s Day Dance, 7:00pm at the Hannah Block Historic Communiry Arts Center. Enjoy some great tunes featuring the Duke Ladd Band— get those dancing shoes ready!! ♥️💙🇺🇸

Tonight, Tomorrow, and Sunday!
11/04/2022

Tonight, Tomorrow, and Sunday!

Hi Community Arts Center and Thalian Association Community Theatre fam! If you forgot anything at the CAC over the past ...
11/03/2022

Hi Community Arts Center and Thalian Association Community Theatre fam! If you forgot anything at the CAC over the past few months then now is the time to pick it up! We will be holding all lost and found items until next Friday November 11.

If you see something of yours in the photos below, please comment on this post and ask us to hold it for you and/or come to the front desk to retrieve it.

Come visit our Community Art Gallery! We are always looking for new artists.
11/02/2022

Come visit our Community Art Gallery! We are always looking for new artists.

Make your way down to The Hannah Block USO / Community Arts Center this Veterans Day!🎉How to enter the giveaway1. Like t...
11/01/2022

Make your way down to The Hannah Block USO / Community Arts Center this Veterans Day!🎉

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This weekend!
11/01/2022

This weekend!

We’re ready for you! See you at 8pm - we’ll have the popcorn popping!
10/31/2022

We’re ready for you!

See you at 8pm - we’ll have the popcorn popping!

Join us tonight for our Halloween Fouble Feature!
10/31/2022

Join us tonight for our Halloween Fouble Feature!

Come hang out with us on Halloween! 🍿🎬👻
10/25/2022

Come hang out with us on Halloween! 🍿🎬👻

Celebrate Veterans Day 2022 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts CenterVeterans Day Dance, Art Exhibition, an...
10/20/2022
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Celebrate Veterans Day 2022 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center
Veterans Day Dance, Art Exhibition, and Free Concerts

WILMINGTON, NC – The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center will be the place to celebrate Veterans Day 2022 with a special art exhibition, dance, and concerts to honor Southeast North Carolina veterans. These events are presented by AARP, VFW Post 2573, Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade Committee, and Thalian Association Community Theatre in honor of the men and women who have served our country.

Veterans Day Dance Nov. 11th 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Tickets $20
Call 910-341-7860 or visit wilmingtoncommunityarts.org
Dance the night away to the sounds of the Duke Ladd Band! Enjoy ‘40s Big Band sounds, Motown, Beach Music, ‘50s, ‘60s, & ‘70s Rock & Roll, Dixieland, Show Tunes, and Jazz! The Duke Ladd Band is well known in the Cape Fear Region, playing for Memorial Day Remembrances aboard the USS NC Battleship, for Purple Heart Banquets, Honor Flight Events, Airlie Garden Parties, as well as wedding receptions, class reunions, and special events. Concessions including wine and beer will be available with free croissants courtesy of Burney’s Sweets & More. All proceeds benefit the Historic USO Building Preservation Fund.

Art Can Save a Vet Now Exhibition Nov. 12th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free
The lobby museum of the Historic USO Building is the location for this unique art exhibition and fundraiser featuring contributions from local artists and the artwork of veterans. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, and other artworks will be available for sale and auction. Save A Vet Now’s mission is to combat the epidemic of veteran suicides by raising community awareness, providing veterans with opportunities for social connection, and generating donations to provide services.

The 208th Army Band Nov. 12th 1:00 – 1:45 pm
Free General Admission Seating
Call 910-341-7860 or visit wilmingtoncommunityarts.org
The 208th Army Band was activated in 1956 as the 108th Division Band and was attached to Division Headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. The band has been re-designated several times and is currently a separate unit under the 81st Regional Support Command in Concord, N.C. The band is a U.S. Army Reserve Band composed of approximately 40 musicians. Its primary mission is to promote the esprit de corps of the nation’s fighting forces and act as musical goodwill ambassadors for the Army throughout the entire Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. The band has performed at Walt Disney World, Carolina Panthers games, NASCAR races and various Veterans Day and Independence Day parades and concerts.

The Contra Band! Nov. 12th 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Free General Admission Seating
Call 910-341-7860 or visit wilmingtoncommunityarts.org
Wayne Daniels “Contra Band” is a new, traditional style big-band made up of not-so-new North Carolina musicians from Wilmington to Beaufort. Enjoy the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, and many others. This concert will honor the great bands of the past and feature uniquely American music.

The Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center is owned by the City of Wilmington and managed by Thalian Association Community Theatre. The building is a historic and
cultural treasure that has been the center of recreation and art for generations of local children. Today the building continues to be the home for children, art and recreation while serving as a mini museum of the Wilmington and New Hanover County WWII home
front. The World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) preservation organization, is the de-facto preservationist of the building's history and maintains the home front museum. For more information go to www.wilmingtoncommunityarts.org.

Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program offers training and performance opportunities for children ages seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature.

Welcome to the Community Arts Center For more than half a century, the Hannah Block Historic USO Building has facilitated the coming together of generations, providing children with programs that challenge them creatively, and enhance the quality of life for residents throughout the region. Located....

We will see everyone tomorrow!
10/13/2022

We will see everyone tomorrow!

10/13/2022

We have closed for the day due to a power outage! See everyone tomorrow.

One of our regular classes is having an Art Show!
10/12/2022

One of our regular classes is having an Art Show!

Join us on November 12th for FREE concerts celebrating Veterans Day! We have two great bands lined up for the afternoon....
10/05/2022

Join us on November 12th for FREE concerts celebrating Veterans Day! We have two great bands lined up for the afternoon.

FREE tickets are available by visiting our website or by calling 910.341.7860

Hope to see you there! 🎉

We will be closed tomorrow due to Hurricane Ian. Stay safe and we will see you all Saturday!
09/29/2022

We will be closed tomorrow due to Hurricane Ian. Stay safe and we will see you all Saturday!

Want to participate with Voices On-Time "sing along" caroling for the holidays? ​If you like singing, join us for an aft...
09/27/2022

Want to participate with Voices On-Time "sing along" caroling for the holidays?

​If you like singing, join us for an afternoon of caroling around town. If you'd like to join in for just this one day event, It's free whether you are an active participant or not. The deadline to register is November 9, 2022.

Register here! https://www.acommunitychoir.net/caroling.html

And the Peoples Choice winner is…. “Just Keep Swimming” by Diana Vincent
09/25/2022

And the Peoples Choice winner is…. “Just Keep Swimming” by Diana Vincent

Join us for an evening of energetic, contemporary American country dancing. It’s exercise that's actually FUN, done to l...
09/22/2022

Join us for an evening of energetic, contemporary American country dancing. It’s exercise that's actually FUN, done to live music by the band Contra Force. The caller, Kenny Greer will lead the dancers through a sequence of moves. People are friendly and beginners are always welcome, no experience necessary! It's fun for all ages, teenagers through seniors. You don't need a partner.... we promise you'll get to dance. In fact, you'll dance with everybody there! Recommended dress is cool and casual, with soft-soled shoes.

Beginner lessons start at 7:00pm & the dance starts at 7:30pm.

Here are our 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners for this years ARTFall! Come by the Community Arts Center between now and Sep...
09/19/2022

Here are our 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners for this years ARTFall!

Come by the Community Arts Center between now and September 24th to see these in person, along with the rest of the WONDERFUL works of art!

We are open everyday 10a-5p at 120 S. 2nd Street. See you soon!

🖼 Artist drop is tomorrow!         ⁣⁣🎨We can wait for you to see all the AMAZING pieces at this years Show and Sale!
09/11/2022

🖼 Artist drop is tomorrow! ⁣

🎨We can wait for you to see all the AMAZING pieces at this years Show and Sale!

Calling all artists! Whether you are an established artist or an emerging artist looking for a place to show your work -...
08/16/2022

Calling all artists! Whether you are an established artist or an emerging artist looking for a place to show your work - ARTfall is ready for you!

Visit our website to find the artist submission forms and all the info you need to join us at the 7th annual ARTfall Show and Sale!

The summer is over which means The Worlds Best Intern is leaving us! Thank you for spending your summer with us answerin...
08/14/2022

The summer is over which means The Worlds Best Intern is leaving us! Thank you for spending your summer with us answering all the questions, being a ray of sunshine everyday, and suppling our coffee needs! We will miss you Emy! ⁣

Tell us something Ms. Emy did yo make you smile this summer!

What a bittersweet day! It was our LAST showcase of the summer! What a crazy 8 weeks it’s been. Thank you for sharing yo...
08/12/2022

What a bittersweet day! It was our LAST showcase of the summer! What a crazy 8 weeks it’s been. Thank you for sharing your summer with us! 🎉

Time Travelers Art Around the World is have a blast this week making all the memories with new friends!
08/11/2022

Time Travelers Art Around the World is have a blast this week making all the memories with new friends!

The 7th Annual ARTfall Show and Sale is right around the corner! Have you submitted anything yet?Visit www.wilmingtoncom...
08/10/2022

The 7th Annual ARTfall Show and Sale is right around the corner! Have you submitted anything yet?

Visit www.wilmingtoncommunityarts.org to find more information and the artist submission form.

08/08/2022
💜 It’s National Purple Heart Day! Check out our friend Eddie Abbey on the cover of the StarNews Online! Eddie is a Purpl...
08/07/2022

💜 It’s National Purple Heart Day! Check out our friend Eddie Abbey on the cover of the StarNews Online! Eddie is a Purple Heart recipient and Adjunct for the Wilmington chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a nonprofit group that meets monthly at the Community Arts Center.

Did you know we offer free rentals for nonprofit group meetings? 😉

We LOVE Disney week at camp as much as we LOVE showcase Fridays! Only one more week left of summer - we will see you the...
08/05/2022

We LOVE Disney week at camp as much as we LOVE showcase Fridays! Only one more week left of summer - we will see you there?

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120 S 2nd Street
Wilmington, NC
28401

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

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We ❤️ our community and their amazing support!

❤️ Shout out to Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center for hosting our camp this week.
❤️ Many thanks to Front Street Brewery, Slice of Life, and Chicken Salad Chick for donating lunches for our iCan Shine staff!
❤️ And a HUGE thank you to Live Oak Bank for making this dream camp a reality for 30 individuals with disabilities!
We had a successful holiday recital for Amanda’s Music School! Thank you so much to all the performers and families involved, and to Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center for hosting us. I am proud of all these brave students and look forward to showing off more of their music soon!
We can’t wait to see everyone at iCan Dance orientation and volunteer training today at 2:30 at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center. Please use the main building entrance. Also, note street parking is free on Sundays.
Today marks the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the U.S. into WWII. Three sailors from Wilmington were among the 2,403 people killed in the horrific attack.

Join us this afternoon at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center for a commemoration ceremony. 🇺🇸
Thank you to Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center!
We're excited to announce that our Spring 2023 show will be YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN! Director Kevin Lee-Y Green will be holding auditions on Dec 5 and 6 at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center

Visit our event page for more info and to RSVP!
Are you ready to dance? Don't miss iCan Dance Camp December 19-23 at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center. Registration is open to those ages 5 and up with a diagnosed disability. 💙💛💙

Sign up ➡️ https://forms.gle/Zt5vxwWRkS3FqPLc8
Registration is open NOW for iCan Dance Camp! Join us December 19-23 at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center.

This program is open to those ages 5 and up with a diagnosed disability. The cost is $30 for those with Down syndrome and $60 for those with another diagnosis. We expect this camp to fill up quickly so register now to save your spot!

Dancer Sign Up:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBZkI6RcoDu111jEW_5KWLj1JievParW57zbIvPqj8UEDDFw/viewform

Volunteer Sign Up:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDcAl_04Ecv34LKCYOyczeXD27QInWeKrfvcJbI8rV69WBWw/viewform

Wilmington's Thalian Association Community Theatre is running this musical at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center through Sunday. Our reviewer says it's a must-see.
Theatre buffs! This new monologue series premiers Thursday with Lemetrius Nolan portraying visionary artist Minnie Evans and Harkeem Brantley Sr. as pioneering physician Charles Drew.

The program is a partnership between Port City Playwrights' Project, Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center, and the City of Wilmington, NC Government.
Wilmington Art Association 40th annual Azaela Festival WAA Spring Show at Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center from April 2nd through April 10th *Photos provided by Mark B. Steelman
Congratulations to all our winner’s at the stop by this week at Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center
Hollywood Java will be on-site for Day 2 of the North Carolina Black Film Festival at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center from 9am-12pm.
Online registration has closed but you can purchase ticket and passes at the door. Join us for DAY 2 at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center starting at 10:00 AM!
For the first time in about 5 years we are back at the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center Thank you for being a sponsor for the NC Black Film Festival and we look forward to being in the building all day Saturday of the Festival.
TONIGHT - WILMINGTON! Great thanks to Cheril Lee and WHQR Public Media NPR for this short interview (on-air on her show "Allegro" yesterday) & article, below Re: Pierre's Concert this evening @ 7:30pm with Forward Motion Dance Co at Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center. Get your tickets NOW @ https://www.pierrebensusan.com/store_viewproduct.asp?ID=566

cc NPR Music

https://www.whqr.org/2022-03-02/acoustic-guitar-virtuoso-pierre-bensusan-performs-a-concert-collaboration-with-the-forward-motion-dance-company-thursday-march-3rd
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