Here are three things to know for Wednesday, May 31:
1. Blood Drive: June 6, Noon-6 p.m., Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 6414 Center Road, Bladenboro. Sponsored by American Red Cross. To register, go to redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code Hickory or call 800-red-cross.
2. Hurricane Preparedness Expo: June 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Columbus County Fairgrounds, 886 Prison Camp Road, Whiteville. Information: Chaplain Marcia McMullen DeRush at 910-622-4331 or email email@example.com.
3. Jim Quick Coastline Concert: June 16, 8:30 p.m., Cape Fear Vineyard and Winery, 195 Vineyard Drive, Elizabethtown. Tickets $25. Tickets available at www.capefearwinery.com. Information: 910-645-4291.