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Need something to do?  Dr. Weekend has a few ideas for you.

-URGENT:
-The Blood Donor Center and your community needs your help! We are at critically low levels of ALL BLOOD TYPES. We only have a one day supply of blood. We need all available donors to come down to the center or find a mobile blood drive in their area. Just one trauma patient can require all the available blood from a one day supply to save their life.
-We are giving a free downtown parking pass for any Fayetteville Woodpeckers game this season to everyone who donates at the Blood Donor Center or at one of the mobile blood drives, while supplies last.
-Aug. 9 from 1- 5 p.m. at CFV Medical Center, 1638 Owen Dr. – Fayetteville
-Don’t see a blood drive in your area? Check our website at www.savingliveslocally.org to find a blood drive convenient for you to donate and help save lives locally! Remember your donation could help save the life of a loved one, friend or neighbor in your community.

-8/9
-Fayetteville After 5: Country singer Kasey Tyndall headlines the last Fayetteville After 5 concert of the season on Friday in Festival Park. Gates open at 6 p.m., and admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets. For more information, call 910-323-1934 or go to thedogwoodfestival.com.

-8/9
-Night Hike: Aug. 9, 8:30 to 10 p.m., Lake Rim Park. Bring a flashlight and join a ranger to look for nocturnal animals in the woods and wetlands. All ages, free; register at 910-433-1018.

-8/9
-Kids Night Out at the Garden: Aug. 9, 6 to 9 p.m., Cape Fear Botanical Garden, 536 N. Eastern Blvd. Ages 8-12 look for nocturnal wildlife and make s’mores around a camp fire. Nonmembers, $15; members, $5. Registration required.  Go to capefearbg.org or call 910-486-0221.

-8/9-10
-Robeson County Christmas Show: Aug. 9-10 at Carolina Civic Center in Lumberton. Parts available for seven female dancers and eight children who can dance, sing and take direction.
-For details email Jonathan@carolinaciviccenter.com or call 910-738-4339.

-8/9-10
-America’s Sweethearts: Aug. 9-10, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 11, 3 p.m., at Hannah Center Theatre, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines. Sandhills Repertory Theatre presents history through harmony with music from The Great American Songbook. For more info, go to sandhillsrep.org

-8/10
-Family Fishing Workshop: Aug. 10, 8 a.m. to noon, Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road. Free class for families and children age 7 and older teaches the skills to go fishing. For more information call 910-868-5003.

-8/10
-The Barber Kings will host their 5th annual “Cut My City” back to school charity event, offering free haircuts and hairstyles to boys and girls Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crown Complex in Fayetteville.

-8/10
-NCCU Family & Friends Fun Day: Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St. Food and merchandise vendors, music, games. Bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs. For information email yarboro.mark@yahoo.com.

-8/10
-Saturday in the Park: Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Sunrise Square, Southern Pines. The Chicago tribute band, Chi-Town Transit Authority, recreates the sound of the legendary rock group. Outdoor performance, moves inside Sunrise Theater for inclement weather. VIP and lawn seating tickets available at sunrisetheater. com or for more information, call 910-692-3611.

-8/10
-Lake Rim Kayak Tour: Aug. 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lake Rim Park. For beginner and seasoned paddlers; all equipment and instruction provided. Seats limited, register early. Must be age 10 or older; ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult. Cost is $15. For more information, call 910-433-1018.

-8/10-11
-FROZEN JR.’: Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage Ave. in Sanford, presents a youth version of the Disney movie Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 and $15. For more information call 919-774-4155 or go to templeshows.com.

-8/11
-ARACHNID PROGRAM: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve will present ‘Arachnids Abound,’ a program about ticks, chiggers and spiders, at 3 p.m. For more information call 910-692-2167 or go to ncparks.gov.

-8/12
-Mobile Service Office for the Disabled American Veterans will be at Black’s Tire on Raeford Road Monday, August 12th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Free donuts & coffee plus free lunch from 11:00 – 1:00 courtesy of Jersey Mikes.

-8/12
-Summer Constellations and Meteor Shower: Aug. 12, 8 to 11 p.m., Clark Park. Enjoy an evening under the stars; look for shooting stars. The event is FREE. Register at 910-433-1579 or fcpr.us.

-8/12-14
-Solid Rock Bible Church at 5464 Muscat Road will hold a revival and will feature nightly guest speakers on Aug. 12-14 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 910-797-5879 or go to srbc2.org. The church is also hosting a ‘Back to School with Jesus’ event on Aug. 24 at 1 p.m.

-8/12-21
-Subcontractors will begin clearing work in the southern end of Clark Park, the Nature Center and the Cape Fear River Trail beginning Monday, Aug. 12. Portions of the Park will be affected to include the southern end of the Section F project area. The work is expected to continue until Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019.
-During this time, both the Park and River Trail will be closed for public use. This schedule is subject to change, based on weather and any other unforeseen circumstances.

-8/13
-Survivor’s History of the Holocaust: Aug. 13, 2 p.m., Osterneck Auditorium, 102 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton.  Zev Harel speaks about the Holocaust.  Presented by Robeson County Public Library. For more information, call 910-738-4850.

-8/13, 17 & 18th
-Friends of the Library Book Sales
-Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane downtown Fayetteville
-Members Only!* Tuesday, August 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
-Open to the Public: Saturday, August 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, August 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
-Entrance to the book sale is at the lower level behind Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane.
-Customers will find thousands of gently used books, DVDs, CDs and more. All proceeds benefit library programs and services for the residents of Cumberland County.

-8/14
-Spice It Up: Aug. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Join Cumberland County Cooperative Extension for a demonstration style cooking experience at The Spice Bouquet in Kinston. Full course lunch included. Registration and $20 fee due by Aug. 8. For more information, call 910-321-6405 or email susan_johnson@ncsu.edu.

-8/14
-Hummingbird Banding: Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., Weymouth Woods Visitor Center, Southern Pines. Join ornithologist Susan Campbell, weather permitting, for hummingbird banding. Call 910-692-2167 on Aug. 13 to confirm event.

-8/14
-Summer Butterfly Walk: Wednesday, 3:30 p.m., Lake Rim Park. Look for some of the 170 species of butterflies found in N.C. Free, all ages welcome. 910-433-1018.

-8/15
-DAV RecruitMilitary Raleigh Veterans Job Fair
-WHO: DAV and RecruitMilitary are joining forces to attract, hire and retain military veterans and military spouses in the Raleigh area.
-WHAT: This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses.
-WHEN: Thursday, August 15th 2019, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
-WHERE: Vaughn Towers at Carter-Finley Stadium
-In 2018, DAV RecruitMilitary hosted 139 veteran hiring events across the United States with nearly 6,750 exhibitors engaging with more 32,000 military-trained job candidates. “We are pleased to provide these companies with access to the widest network of highly qualified veteran job candidates who are looking for meaningful civilian career opportunities,” says Tim Best, CEO of Bradley-Morris & RecruitMiltiary.

-8/15
-Stories in the Wood: Aug. 15, 9:30 a.m., Lake Rim Park. Ages 10 and under with an adult gather in the Enchanted Wood for storytelling fun. Free; registration required. For more information, call 910-433-1018.

-8/15
-Weird Skies: Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m., Mazarick Park. Learn about sundogs, halos and other rarely seen occurrences in the sky. Ages 5 and older. Register at 910-433-1579.

-8/16
-Movies by the Lake: Aug. 16, 8:15 p.m., Aberdeen Lake Park, Aberdeen. Watch ‘Lego Movie 2.’ Admission is free, concessions available for purchase. Rain date is July 20. For more information, call 910-944-1115.

-8/16
-Rock’n On the River: Aug. 16, 6-10:30 p.m., 1122 Person St. The John Norris Band opens at 6; Tuesdays Gone, a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band, plays at 8. Parking lot opens at 5, beer and food sales begin at 5:30. For more information call 910-323-1776.

-8/16
-An Evening Under the Stars: Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m., Weymouth Center for the Arts, Southern Pines. An evening of music and dancing; John Hatcher & Friends play selections from the Great American Songbook. VIP Tickets, $35; lawn seating, $5-$15. For more information, go to ticketmesandhills.com

-8/16
-Movies on Madison:Aug. 16, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, 415 S. Madison St. Outdoor movie, weather permitting. Lawn opens at 7 p.m. Watch ‘Captain Marvel.’ Free; rated PG. Concessions for purchase; no coolers, pets, alcohol or tobacco.

-8/16
-Intro to Pier Fishing:Aug. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Raeford Road. Participants are eligible for a September field trip to a coastal pier. Register online at ncwildlife.org/pechmann# then click calendar and registration. Cost is $10. For more information call 910-433-1018.

-Through 8/16
-Cape Fear Farm Credit is accepting applications through Aug. 16 for its Ag Biz Basic and Ag Biz Planner online courses. The e-learning program targets young, beginning, small, and minority farmers. Information and applications are available at capefearfc.com/agbiz-courses.