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What are you doing this Memorial Day weekend?  Here are a few ideas for you.

—COMMUNITY EVENTS—

-5/24
-Fourth Friday: A variety of activities including art displays, musical performances and business specials are planned in downtown Fayetteville starting around 6 p.m.
-Friday. The Arts Council, at 301 Hay St., will open its “Public Works” exhibit, and a “Lafayette Remembered” exhibit will be on display in the Market House. Call 910-3231776 for more information or go to theartscouncil.com.

-Thru 6/27
-The 12th annual Field of Honor, consisting of hundreds of American flags honoring service members, will be up through June 27 on the grounds of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville
-Over 600 American flags floating and fluttering in the breeze in row after row.
-Many of the flags are dedicated to a soldier or veteran, living or dead

-5/24
-Spring Lake Memorial Day Ceremony: The ceremony will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Veterans Park at Ruth and Main streets. It will include the laying of a wreath and the dedication of a memorial brick. Joe Poth with American Legion Post 230 in Spring Lake is the keynote speaker. Light refreshments will be served

-5/25
-Enjoy your greens at the second annual Vegan Festival May 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Anderson Street in downtown Fayetteville. Go to veganfestivalfaync.com or call 910-483-8406 for more information.

-Thru 5/29
-Fallen heroes memorial flag exhibit consisting of approximately 7,000 reproductions of dog tags representing all the service members killed in the war on terror since Sept. 11, 2001. The exhibit is on display inside the Airborne & Special Operations Museum through May 29.
-The red, blue and silver tags are arranged in the shape of an American flag. The 50 stars on the flag are in honor of Gold Star Families, representing those who have lost a family member in the line of duty. The museum will be open Memorial Day.

-5/27
-Fayetteville’s Memorial Day ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at Freedom Memorial Park, 101 Bragg Blvd. There is limited bleacher seating, so lawn chairs are suggested. Go to freedommemorialpark.org/newsevents/ for more information.
-Parking is available at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum and at the Medical Arts building.

-5/27
-Remembrance Run
-A “Memorial Day Circle of Remembrance Run and Walk” is scheduled for Monday starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Jordan Soccer Complex, 445 Treetop Drive. Participants are encouraged to wear blue. For more information, email jackie.demchock@wearblueruntoremember. org

-Thru 5/27
-SANDHILLS MOTORING FESTIVAL: The event is planned today through Monday in downtown Pinehurst. Events include automobile displays, live music, food and more. The Sandhills Motoring Festival will be in the village of Pinehurst Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 910-315-2918 or go to sandhillsmotoringfestival. com.

-5/29
-Youth Archery Clinic: May 29, 10 a.m. to noon, Lake Rim Park. Ages 5-7 years learn the basics. Parents or guardians must stay and supervise. Cost is $5. Class size is limited, register at 910-433-1018.

-5/31
-CCS’ Arts Education Program will be offering two summer workshops for band and orchestra students. The summer music workshops are open to all band and orchestra students in grades fifth through 12th, who have successfully completed one year of instruction.
-The Summer Band Workshop is planned for June 10 -13 at Max Abbot Middle School from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. A daily lunch will be provided.
-The Summer Orchestra Workshop is planned for June 10 – 20 (excluding June 14) at Jack Britt High School from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. daily.
-The workshops are designed to provide challenging opportunities for instrumental students to enhance their knowledge of music within an ability-level group experience. Cost for either workshop is $50.00. Students and parents will need to arrange daily transportation.
-For more information, contact your child’s band or orchestra teacher or call the Arts Education office at 910.678.2622. Workshop registration forms may be received from your child’s band or orchestra teacher or from the Cumberland County School Arts Education Website at http://artsedu.ccs.k12.nc.us/
-Registration deadline has been extended until May 31, 2019.

-6/1
-Happiness Yoga: Attend a Happiness Yoga seminar June 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St. Emily and Mike Taylor will discuss the benefits of bees and honey. The program also will include information about movement, meditation and healthy foods. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 910-867-0070.

-6/1
-Run for the Legend: The 12th annual Run for the Legend is scheduled for June 1 at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The 5k road race around downtown Fayetteville is a fundraiser for the museum’s nonprofit foundation, which provides marketing and advertising efforts in support of the ASOM’s exhibits and programs. The race starts at 8 a.m. Online registration is open at active.com. Entry is $20. For more information, contact the museum at 910-643-2778.

-6/6
-Cumberland County Cooperative Extension will offer the Better Living Series Workshop Freezing and Blanching June 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Cooperative Extension office, located at 301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville. Registration and the $10 fee are due by May 31.
-At the workshop, Cooperative Extension staff will show participants how to freeze fruit and vegetables through hands-on techniques. Class size is limited so early registration is encouraged.
-For additional information, contact Susan Johnson at 910-321-6405 or email susan_johnson@ncsu.edu. Go to cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu for a 2019 Better Living Series schedule and registration forms.

-Thru 9/8
-The “Origami in the Garden 2” exhibit is at Cape Fear Botanical Garden through Sept. 8 and is free with regular garden admission. Garden hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Special events in connection with the exhibit include a demonstration of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, on Saturday at 10 a.m.; a Taiko drum performance and workshop June 15 and a Koto Japanese stringed instrument performance Aug. 10. For more information, call 910-486-0221 or go to capefearbg.org.

-FREE Mosquito Insecticide: The Cumberland County Department of Public Health is giving away free mosquito dunks to Cumberland County residents while supplies last. Residents can pick up a two-month supply of the insecticide in the Environmental Health section on the third floor of the Health Department at 1235 Ramsey St., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.