The Big Wake Up With Don Chase and Sarah

Weekdays 6:00am-10am

Here’s Don Chase with a bunch of great ideas for this weekend.

Community Events with Dr. Weekend
-Cameron Antiques Fair 9am-5pm More than 250 dealers are expected to show up with their antiques and collectibles, whether it’s vintage furniture, glass or gadgets. For more information, go to

-Thru Sunday Dance of the Spring Moon, annual Lumbee Powwow at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center, 638 Terry Sanford Road, Maxton. Food, music, dance, cultural demonstrations. -For information call 910-521-7861.

-Senior Programs Fish Fry & Spring Picnic at Arnette Park, Shelter # 3 (2165 Old Wilmington Road). Full dinner includes Whiting fish, slaw, beans, hushpuppies, & tea. Seating begins at 10 am, with eating at 11 am. Please bring a desert to pass. Door prizes to be provided. No take outs! 55+; Fri., May 3; 11 am; $8/person

-35th Annual Springfest Sale at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
-Yard Sale 7 a.m. to noon, with an 11 a.m. auction
-Under the big tent, you’ll find furniture galore.
-“Couches, chairs, bed frames and bedroom suits,” Raynor says. “We have a Christmas room with everything from ornaments, manger scenes and Christmas trees. And a toy room with stuffed animals and games. And a room with pictures and picture frames.”
-And don’t forget the raffle, where tickets are $2 each, and the winning tickets can land you a 36-inch Blackstone grill or a 650-quart Rtic cooler.
-“And we always have a handmade quilt by the N.C. Quilters Guild

-Join the Child Advocacy Center for a day of family fun at Kids Fest sponsored by Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department. The event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Festival Park. The Child Advocacy Center will offer free games and prizes for preschool through elementary age children.

-Derby Day in the Garden fundraiser benefitting the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, is Saturday. The Kentucky Derby-inspired party will have live entertainment, a hat contest, lawn games and a live stream of the Kentucky Derby.
-The party, which is 5 to 9 p.m., is at the garden, 536 N. Eastern Blvd. Tickets are $100 each. RSVP by calling 910-486-0221.

-The Morgan Stanley community shredding day and the Fayetteville Urban Ministry food drive is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at 2153 Valleygate Drive.
-Items such as old bills, taxes, financial statements, annual reports, receipts and other sensitive documents will be shredded for free. In addition, drive through the parking lot and volunteers with Fayetteville Urban Ministry, along with Morgan Stanley employees, will help unload your boxes or bags of paper for shredding and recycling and collect food donations for the Fayetteville Urban Ministry food pantry. For more information, call Nathan Smith at 910-483-6181.

-The Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation-sponsored Kids Fest is Sat., May 4 from 10 am-2 pm in Festival Park. This free event will offer arts and crafts, games and inflatable attractions. Several community agencies are expected to be on hand with family-based information and goodies.
All ages; Sat., May 4; 10 am-2 pm; Free (food available for purchase).

-Carvers Creek State Park invites you to the May 4 10am grand opening of Sandhills Access at 995 McCloskey Road. This new access features approximately 11 miles of multi-use trails fit for hikers, bicycles and horseback riders.

-Fairmont May Day Festival May 4, downtown Fairmont.
-Parade begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by kids carnival, line dance/step team challenge, classic car and motorcycle show, music, dance party, pound cake cook-off, arts and crafts.

-Cumberland County Schools’ Human Resources Department will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Gray’s Creek High School, 5301 Celebration Drive in Hope Mills.
-The event is open to the public and no preregistration is required.
-Visitors will meet and interview with Cumberland County Schools principals, organizers said.
-Participants should bring multiple copies of their resume.

-Dance Around the Maypole:
-Sunday, May 5, 1 to 3 p.m., 1897 Poe House, 801 Arsenal Ave. Guests can observe or participate in the maypole dance, make flower crowns and sing May Day songs. Free. 910-500-4244 or 910-323-1776.

-Thru 5/12
-Fort Bragg Fair through May 12 at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds

-Temple Theater in Sanford takes you back to Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical
For more information, call 919-774-4155 or go online

-Alive After Five: Summer concert series begins Thursday in downtown Lumberton.
-A variety of bands perform live each Thursday through June 20, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Third and Chestnut streets.
-On Thursday, see Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot

-The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is the hub for history in Downtown Fayetteville. From the history enthusiast to families looking for fun, there is something for everyone here. The museum is located 325 Franklin Street in downtown Fayetteville.
Open to the Public Tues.-Sat. 10 am to 4 pm; Admission is free