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It’s the weekend.  Let Dr. Weekend share a few ideas of things to do.

-Teachers Grant Deadline 9/23
-Bright Ideas grants: Teachers may apply for grants from South River Electric Membership Corp., which expects to award $50,000 for classroom projects and materials through the Bright Ideas Grant Program. Teachers from K-12 public schools can apply for as much as $2,500. Application deadline is Sept. 23. Find out more at

-Kids Cooking Class (check dates and sign up deadlines)
Kid’s Baking Class at Stoney Point Recreation Center (910-433-1435) Are your children interested in helping in the kitchen? If so, then they should check out our cooking night for children. They will learn how to cook different types of food. We are only taking 10 participants each night so be sure to reserve your spot! Registration deadline is 7 days prior to class.
12+; Fri.; Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 20, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19; 6-8 pm; $18/child

-Tix On Sale
-Mannheim Steamroller: Tickets are on sale for Mannheim Steamroller. This year Chip Davis, the founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, is celebrating the 35th anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour. The show is scheduled for Nov. 19 at the Crown Theatre as part of Community Concerts. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 888-257-6208, at the Crown box office or at Leisure Travel Services on Fort Bragg.

-Tickets on Sale
-“Won’t you ride along with me?” Following the hugely successful “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day” tour that traveled to more than 50 neighborhoods in 2019, Daniel Tiger and all his friends from the beloved Emmy Award-winning PBS KIDS television series are hopping back aboard Trolley for DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: NEIGHBOR DAY coming to the Crown Theatre on Saturday, April 25.  Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at, by phone at (888) 257-6208, in-person at the Crown Complex Box Office or at Leisure Travel Services on Fort Bragg. A limited number of VIP tickets that include a post-show photo with Daniel Tiger will also be available.

-RODEO: The South Carolina High School Rodeo is scheduled today and Saturday starting at 8 p.m. at the Southeastern Agricultural Center, 1027 N.C. 74 in Lumberton. Saturday events and games begin at 11 a.m., and a barbecue rib plate sale begins at 6 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12, $8 for students, children 5 and under admitted free. For more information, call 910-237-4525 or go to

What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience
Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, 315 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC 28358
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information:
Website: More Info
Phone: (910) 738-4339
Details: As one of the pioneers of Motown, singer-songwriter and producer Marvin Gaye helped shape the sound of R&B music and is considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Soul man Brian Owens is often referred to as the “second coming of Marvin Gaye.” Owens, who has performed at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama, dazzles audiences with performances that are full of soul and love well beyond his peers of today. His refined style combining classic soul with a slight modern touch is why audiences everywhere are calling him the new voice of American soul.
What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience is Brian’s tribute to the legendary artist and includes music selections that span Gaye’s music-making career. Early solo hits like “Can I Get a Witness” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” share space with “You’re All I Need to Get By” and other classic duets. And any Marvin Gaye song list would be incomplete without perennial (and challenging) crowd-pleasers like “Let’s Get It On” or “Got To Give It Up.”
At its heart, Brian’s Marvin Gaye Experience is about “preservation — upholding the tradition of true soul music that is so desperately needed in our culture today.” The show prominently features a suite of pieces from Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album, counted as “one of the most socially important artistic works in the history of American music.” In light of recent events in and around Ferguson Missouri where he resides, Brian says the show also speaks to a heightened sense of urgency and the prophetic beauty of Gaye’s 1971 work.
Tickets: Individuals $25, Seniors (65+) and Military $22. Students $10, PrivilegesPlus members $20. Group discount rates of $20 each for groups of 10 or more when purchased in advance are available by contacting the box office. Season Tickets: Purchase 5 or more events at the same time through our box office to receive a 20% discount off the top ticket price. * Please not that balcony seating requires walking up significant stairs. No refunds or exchanges.

-Golf tournament: The 10th annual Booz Allen-SMGA Golf Tournament is Friday at Gates Four Golf & Country Club, 6775 Irongate Drive. Registration is at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9am. The tournament raises money for the Salute Military Golf Association, a nonprofit that provides rehabilitative golf experiences for post 9/11 combat-wounded veterans. Register at

-“Letters from the Battlefield’’: As part of the annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration, Davis Memorial Library at Methodist University will present “Letters from the Battlefield” on Friday. The event will feature the hand-written correspondence of two young men who fought for liberty in wars 200 years apart, including Fayetteville’s namesake, the Marquis de Lafayette. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m.; the program is at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

-Get your appetites ready! The 29th annual celebration of Greek culture and food will be held Sept. 13-15 at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 614 Oakridge Ave. For more information, call 910-484-8925.

-MOAA golf tournament: The Cape Fear Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its annual fundraising golf tournament at Baywood Golf Course on Sept. 14 with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The event raises money for the chapter’s ROTC scholarship program. Active-duty service members are sponsored by chapter members and play for free. The event includes an 18-hole round of golf, snacks, prizes and a catered dinner after play. Active-duty members who would like to play should email or call 910-797-5419 no later than Sept. 11 to receive a registration form.

-Archery Clinic at Lake Rim Park: The archery class is designed to introduce the sport of archery to beginners. Participants will use compound bows as they learn the basics of archery. Safety, proper stance and follow through will be taught. You will be hitting the bull’s eye in no time! Adults welcome too. Register early, space is limited. 8+; Sat., Sept. 14; 9 am-noon; $5. For more information call 910-433-1018.

-Renaissance Faire: Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Smith Lake Park. Games, exhibits, demonstrations and more; food and merchandise vendors on site. Admission of $10 per car and includes many activities, some have an additional cost.

-AUDITIONS: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play’: Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sept. 17, 2-6 p.m. at Sunrise Theater in Aberdeen. Call 910-692-3611 to schedule a time slot. Rehearsals begin in October. The performance is Nov. 30-Dec. 1.

-Civil War – Army on the Move: Sept. 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Averasboro Battlefield Museum, 3300 N.C. Highway 82, Dunn. Experience the sights and sounds of the Civil War through reenactors, demonstrations and tours. Food vendors on site. Admission is $5 for age 12 and up, $3 for those under 12. No pets. For more information, call 910-891-5019

-9/14-28 – Volunteers Needed
-Fall litter sweep: The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep scheduled for Sept. 14-28. Volunteers may be individuals or local businesses, schools, nonprofits, churches and community groups. Volunteers are provided with clean-up supplies such as trash bags, gloves and safety vests from local Transportation Department offices. For more information, call Kim Wheeless at 919-707-2974.

-History Bike Ride: Join the staff at Carvers Creek State Park for a 4- to 5-mile bike ride Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. The ride will explore the millpond, silos, pavilion and other historical farm buildings not yet open to the public. The bike ride will mostly be on flat roads consisting of gravel and sand. Registration is not required. Participants should bring water and bicycles. Carvers Creek State Park is at 2505 Long Valley Road in Spring Lake.

-WOOD DUCK PROGRAM: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Road in Southern Pines, will host a program on the American wood duck beginning at 3 p.m. The program includes a one-mile hike through the wetlands. Call 910-692-2167 or go to

-Taste of Fayetteville: The event is Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Festival Park, 335 Ray Ave. Local eateries will show off their best dishes. Attendees can sample their favorites or try something new. There will be live music and other activities. Admission is free, but sampling requires tickets. Ticket bundles are available at

-9/17 Open House for Review of the Future Land Use Plan and Map Draft
-The City of Fayetteville needs citizens’ input as we develop a new Future Land Use Plan and Map. This is the first step in a new comprehensive plan that will guide the City’s growth for years to come. A Future Land Use Plan acts as a guide for zoning and planning and has a direct impact on how the city develops.
-Citizens are invited to attend the open house scheduled for Sept. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at City Hall, 433 Hay Street, in the main lobby to view the draft plan and map.
-After the open house, the City Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 6:30 p.m. for public comment. Anyone who would like to speak must sign up prior to the beginning of the meeting. There will be another public hearing in the future prior to City Council making a final decision on the Plan/Map.
-The citizen input we receive will be used in developing the future land use plan that will be presented to Fayetteville City Council for approval, hopefully before the end of 2019.
-Sharing your opinion on questions like the ones below will help shape the future of Fayetteville:
-Do you want to see more parks?
-Would the City benefit from more commercial growth in a specific area of the City?
-What type of development do you want to see in your neighborhood?
-Are there specific areas that you believe need to be redeveloped?
-There have been several neighborhood meetings to give residents a chance to share their thoughts on how the city’s growth should occur, as well as an online survey.
-If you can’t attend the open house or meeting on Sept. 17, you can view the information online at the below links:
-Draft Future Land Use Plan and Map:
-You may also provide input via a short survey by clicking on the following link:

-Extreme Illusions and Escapes: Sept. 20, 8 p.m., Givens Performing Arts Center, UNC-Pembroke.  Illusionists and escape artist duo Josh Knotts and Lea return with new acts for their Las Vegas-style show.  Tickets available at the box office, at 910-521-6361 or

-Fun With Fungi at Clark Park: Explore a quiet, secluded lake after a brief basic safety introduction and paddling lesson. Ages 8+; Fri., Sept. 20; 3:30-5 pm; $10/ person. For more information or to register call 910-433-1579.

-Father and Daughter Ball: Sept. 20, 5-9 p.m., Iron Mike Conference Center, 2658 Reilly Road. Fathers accompany daughters of all ages to an evening of dancing. Jackets required, photos available, hors d’oeuvres served. Cost is $35 per couple, $15 for each additional child. Open to the public; tickets available at Iron Mike Conference Center and Leisure Travel Services.

-The 27th Annual Dublin Peanut Festival begins at 9:00am in the Peanut Capital of Dublin, N.C.

-The Fayetteville Taco Festival, scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Crown Complex. The festival will feature a number of taco vendors as well as other events, including a dog beauty pageant and a hot chili-pepper eating contest.  Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 888-257-6208, at the Crown box office or at Leisure Travel Services on Fort Bragg.

-The Fayetteville Woodpeckers announced that registration is now open for the first annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb taking place at Segra Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Pre-registration and event details are available at Sponsored by the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the event is not just for First Responders – but all who want to take part in honoring the 343 fallen firefighters of September 11, 2001. All proceeds from the Stair Climb directly benefit the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  Pre-registration, event details and FAQs are available on the Facebook event page or at  Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Kevin Hughes (