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-CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULES:

Solid Waste:
-New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1): There are no garbage and yard waste collection on Wednesdays; no make-up days are needed. There will be no bulky pick up.

-Parks & Recreation will operate on its abbreviated schedule January 1st.

Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST):
•New Year’s Eve – Regular Service
•New Year’s Day – No Service
•Day after New Year’s Day – Regular service

-Deadline 1/15
-Lip Sync Showdown: The Child Advocacy Center is accepting applications for its spring fundraiser, the fourth annual Fayetteville’s Ultimate Lip Sync Showdown, which is set for March 21. Acts may be individuals or groups. Application forms, performance guidelines as well as sponsor forms are available on the organization’s website, CACFayNC.org. The deadline to apply to be in the show is Jan. 15.

-Low Income Energy Assistance: Applications for Cumberland County residents aged 60 and older or disabled persons receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services will be taken through Dec. 31 at the Department of Social Services, 1225 Ramsey St., from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Other households may apply from Jan. 2-March 31 or until funds are exhausted. For Saturday outreach locations and times, call 910-677-2821.

-County Offering Flu Shots
-Get your flu shot from the Cumberland County Public Health Department.
-Vaccinations are free for uninsured children ages 6 months to 18.
-Prices vary for other patients depending on the type of flu vaccine they get, a news release says.
-Walk-ins are welcome, but patients are asked to arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time so they can complete their registration paperwork. The Health Department is at 1235 Ramsey St.
-The vaccinations are available at the following hours:
-8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.
-8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
-8 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

-Work The 2020 Elections
-The Cumberland County Board of Elections is hiring several hundred people to work the polls in the 2020 elections. To apply, visit the Cumberland County Board of Elections at 227 Fountainhead Lane in Fayetteville between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. People with questions are asked to call the elections office at 910-678-7733.

-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 CapeFearTix.com, 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.

-12/27
-Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey: The team takes on the Knoxville Ice Bears at 7 p.m. in Crown Coliseum. Tickets are $9 to $25. For more information, call 910-438-4100 or go to crowncomplexnc.com.

-12/27
-Parking Lot Party: The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, 301 Hay St., hosts a parking lot party from 6 to 9 p.m. in connection with Fourth Friday. Artists will show their creations. For more information, call 910-323-1776 or go to theartscouncil.com.

-12/29
-Kwanzaa celebration: 3-6 p.m. Dec. 29, Seabrook Park, 708 Langdon St. Presented by the Umoja Group. Music, traditional dance, parade, feast; bring a dish to share. For more information, call 910-485-8035.

-12/31
-Tommy Edwards and the Bluegrass Experience: 8 p.m. Dec. 31, Temple Theatre, Sanford. Ring in the new year with bluegrass. Tickets are $20. For more information, go to templeshows.com or call 919-774-4155.

-Through 12/31
-Military Exhibit: The Headquarters Cumberland County Public Library, 300 Maiden Lane, presents the exhibit “Women in the Armed Forces” through Tuesday. Weekend hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 910-483-7727 or go to cumberland.lib.nc.us.

-1/1
-First Day Discovery Hikes: Most state parks across North Carolina will be open for hikes on New Year’s Day. Local parks include: Jones Lake State Park, Elizabethtown, 10 a.m.; Carvers Creek State Park, Spring Lake, three hikes, all beginning at 10 a.m.; Weymouth Woods Boyd Tract @ 9 a.m.; Weymouth Woods Weymouth Tract @ 1 p.m.; Weymouth Woods Paint Hill Tract @ 3 p.m.; Raven Rock State Park, Lillington @ 10 a.m. The Lumber River State Park will hold day hikes at 9 a.m. beginning at the Princess Ann access area and at 2 p.m. beginning at the Chalk Banks access area. Learn more at ncparks.gov.

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-Hope Mills Parks & Recreation Spring Sports registration begins on Jan. 2 and winter sports begin play on Jan. 11. For more information or to register, call 910-426-4109.

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-Bamboo Crafts: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 3, Clark Park. Create a craft from bamboo and other natural materials. Free; ages 5 and older. Register at 910-433-1579.

-1/4
-Happiness Yoga: Attend a Happiness Yoga seminar Jan. 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers Street. Dr. Ovie Appresai will discuss gastroesophageal reflux disease. 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 or email sgautam@steppress.org.

-1/5
-Healing concert: The 12th Night Concert of Healing and Hope will be held at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 1202 N. Chestnut St. in Lumberton.

-1/6
-Take Charge of Diabetes class: The free, seven-week program is for adults with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Those who attend will hear from registered nurses, dietitians, physicians and others about ways to manage their blood sugar, nutrition and meal planning, medications and exercise. Start dates are Jan. 6, for the Monday rotation, or Jan. 9, for the Thursday rotation. Classes are 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Better Health, 1422 Bragg Blvd. Pre-register at 910-483-7534 or betterhealthcc.org.

-1/6
-Snowball fight: Jan. 6, 3 p.m., Lake Rim Park. Safe, realistic snowballs provided. Free; all ages welcome.

-Through Jan. 7th
-ART EXHIBIT: Cape Fear Studios, 148 Maxwell St., will host its annual members holiday exhibit through Jan. 7. Studio hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 910-433-2986 or go to capefearstudios.com.

-1/11
-Girl Scout cookie program: The 2020 Girl Scout cookie campaign kicks off Jan. 11. Choose from traditional favorites such as Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties and Carmel deLites or add the newest addition, the gluten free Caramel Chocolate Chip. This will be the last cookie season where customers can purchase Thanks-A-Lots, which will be retired in 2021. The cookie sales are Jan. 11 to March 1. For more information, go to nccoastalpines.org/en/cookies/about-girl-scout-cookies.html.

-Through 1/15
-Winter Reading Program: The Cumberland County Public Library winter reading and activity program continues through Jan. 15. For more information, call 910-483-7727 or visit your local branch library for details.

-2/7
-The Drifters: The Drifters will perform at the Carolina Civic Center at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 910-738-4339.

-Every Wednesday
-Unchain Cumberland County: “Big Fix Outreach” is every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food pantry, pet food, $65 spay and neuter applications. We rescue the whole family. For more information, contact 910-425-0967 or shelbyttd5@aol.com.

-3/1/2020
-The 10th annual Storytelling Festival will take place March 1 – 31, 2020. This is a free, countywide festival that features regional folklore, marionettes, puppet shows and crafts at all library locations. Library programs will also take place at Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, Cape Fear Botanical Garden and Cross Creek Mall.
-Headliner performers include:
•Gordon James, Caldecott Honor award-winning artist.
•Kelly Starling Lyons, author and national advocate for diversity in children’s literature.
•Patrick McDonald, cartoon artist/teaching artist.
•Vanessa Brantley Newton, author and 2017 NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work.
-For more information about these programs and other library services, please visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us, call (910) 483-7727.

-3/25
-The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring larger than life entertainers, will bring their All-New show, “Pushing the Limits” to the Crown Coliseum on March 25, 2020. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personable with a star-stuffed roster including Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, and woman stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton, and Torch George*.
-Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at CapeFearTix.com, by phone at (888) 257-6208, in-person at the Crown Complex Box Office or at Leisure Travel Services on Fort Bragg.
-Every show features a blend of hilarious hijinks and incredible basketball skills including ball handling, high flying dunks, and a new record-breaking attempt. The Harlem Globetrotters are a one-of-a kind experience putting a new spin on family time. You won’t want to miss these memories!

-Thru 2020
-BASEBALL EXHIBIT: The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, 325 Franklin St., will host a free exhibit on baseball in Fayetteville through 2020. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 910-433-1457 or go to fcpr.us.

-Mondays
-POUND at Cliffdale Recreation Center (910-433-1127) Sweat, sculpt, and rock with the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious, sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Pre-registration is required. Yoga mat is recommended. ID is required for Ripstix. 12+; Mon.; 6:30 pm; $35/month or $10/class.

-TFN (Wednesdays & Saturdays)
-Animal Feedings: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 4 to 4:30 p.m. at Clark Park Nature Center, 631 Sherman Drive. For all ages; free.

-TFN (Saturdays & Evenings)
-Childbirth and Infant Care Classes: FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital’s Women & Children’s department offers classes on childbirth, infant care, breastfeeding and new siblings at various dates and times, including evenings and Saturdays. For information, registration and course dates, call 910-715-2275. Parents-to-be in the second or third trimester can register for a tour of the Women and Children’s Center by calling 800-213-3284.

-1st Saturday
-The Hope Mills ‘Good2Grow’ Farmers Market will be held on the first Saturday of every month and running through October, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on the grassy area that meets the walking trail and ball fields behind Town Hall on Rockfish Road. You can apply to be a vendor at townofhopemills.com. For more information, call 910-424-4555.

-TFN (Saturdays)
-Storytime at Secret Pond: Saturday, 10 a.m., Carvers Creek State Park. Join a librarian and a park ranger to learn about snakes; hear a story then walk to the pond. For more information, call 910-436-4681.

-TFN (Saturdays)
-Wildlings — Hide and Seek: Saturday, 10 a.m., Weymouth Woods. Ages 6-10 learn about camouflage and test wildlife spotting skills on a half-mile scavenger hunt. Call 910-692-2167 for more information.

-TFN (Saturdays)
-Turnbull Creek Educational State Forest: 4803 Sweet Home Church Road, Elizabethtown. The only N.C. educational state forest in the coastal plain features workshops, classes, exhibits, trails and picnic facilities. Open weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays by reservation. For more information, call 910-588-4161.

-TFN
-Museums Averasboro Battlefield Museum: 3300 N.C. 82, Dunn (Exit 71 off Interstate 95). Site of the March 1865 Battle of Averasboro. The site features a museum, plus occasional re-enactments and living-history programs. 910891-5019 or averasboro.com.

-TFN
-Domestic violence: The Fort Bragg Victim Advocate Hotline is available 24 hours a day at 910-322-3418. Anyone seeking assistance may remain anonymous. Nonmilitary resources: The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233, and Cumberland County Care Center/Domestic Violence Shelter is 910-677-2532.

-TFN
-Crisis assistance: Soldiers and families in need of assistance concerning suicide or potential suicide can get help from trained consultants 24 hours a day. militaryonesource.com or 800-342-9647.

-TFN
-Cape Fear River Trail Golf Cart Tours at Clark Park: For seniors and persons with permanent limited physical abilities, interpretive golf cart tours along the Cape Fear River Trail are available, for individuals or groups of up to five people. Riders must be able to grasp and hold safety handles.
Reservations are required several weeks in advance by calling 910-433-1579; Free.

-TFN
-Senior Programs Chess Club Forming at the Senior Center (910-433-1574) Are you interested in learning how to play chess? The Fayetteville-Cumberland Senior Center has a volunteer that is willing to teach newcomers. All ability levels are welcomed. To sign up, please contact the Senior Center at 433-1574.

-TFN
-North Carolina Veterans Park: 300 Bragg Blvd., adjacent to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The park has memorials, sculptures, a fountain and a visitor’s center with exhibits. For more information, call 910-433-1547 or go to ncveteranspark.org.

-TFN
-Fairmont Border Belt Farmers Museum: 101 Thompson St. Located in the town’s historic train depot, the museum has displays on the tobacco, cotton and railroad industries. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, call 910-740-8645 or 910-740-0277.

-TFN
-Lumber River State Park: Paddling, fishing, camping, picnicking along a designated wild and scenic river. Two points of access are Princess Ann, 2819 Princess Ann Road, Orrum and Chalk Banks, 26040 Wagram Road, Wagram. Park rangers offer interpretive programs. For more information, call 910-628-4564 or go to ncparks.gov.

-TFN
-House in the Horseshoe: 288 Alston House Road, Sanford. The Revolutionary War era house was the site of a skirmish between Whigs and Tories in 1781. The site features the house and other historic structures, exhibits, a gift shop and a picnic area. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 910-947-2051.

-TFN
-Bentonville Battlefield: 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. Tour the battlefield and the historic Harper House. Walking trails give visitors greater access to the site of the battle. The Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks. For more information, call 910-594-0789.

-TFN
-Heritage Square: The Sandford House, Oval Ballroom and Baker-Haigh-Nimocks House make up the museum grounds called Heritage Square. It is open for tours on an appointment basis. All three buildings are on the National Register for Historical Properties. Call 910-483-6009 to schedule a tour.

-TFN
-Cape Fear River Trail: The 5.3-mile paved trail for walkers, joggers and bicyclists can be accessed at Treetop Drive, Eastwood Avenue or Sherman Drive. A map is available at fcpr.us. To schedule a golf cart tour for seniors and persons with limited physical abilities, call 910-433-1579.

-TFN
-Clark Park: 631 Sherman Drive, Fayetteville. Animals, trails, programs & camping. For more information, call 910-433-1579.

-TFN
-Lake Rim Park: 2214 Tar Kiln Drive, Fayetteville. Trails, canoeing, kayaking, sandbox & programs. For more information, call 910-433-1018.

-TFN
-Mazarick Park: 1400 Belvedere Ave., Fayetteville. Picnic shelter, playground, tennis court, boating, fishing and trails. For more information, call 910-433-1575.

-TFN
-Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve: 1024 Fort Bragg Road, Southern Pines. Longleaf pines, nature trails, hiking, birding, picnicking. For more information, go to ncparks.gov or call 910-691-2167.