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Let Dr. Weekend share a few ideas of things to do this weekend

-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.

-City of Fayetteville Announces MLK Holiday Schedules
-The City of Fayetteville’s government administrative offices, including City Hall, are closed on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Please note the following schedules for resident service-focused departments:
-Solid Waste
•Garbage and yard waste for Monday, Jan. 20 will be collected on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
•Bulk items will be collected on Friday, Jan. 17.
•Recycling will be collected on regular schedule on Monday, Jan. 20. If any collection service is missed, residents should leave their carts at the curb and, if needed, call 910-433-1FAY (1329).

-Parks & Recreation
-Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the holiday.
•General-purpose recreation centers will operate from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
•Special purpose facilities will operate 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Facilities affected will include: The Senior Center, Tokay Senior Fitness Center, Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center, and the Clark Park Nature Center.
•All parks will be open to the public.

-Fayetteville Area System of Transit (FAST)
•Regular Service

-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.
-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.

-Food Served Monday-Friday
-Falling Run Missionary Baptist Church: 2852 Cedar Creek Road. The church, along with Cumberland County Council on Older Adults, serves hot meals daily, Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m.-noon. Cumberland County residents age 60 or older are eligible. Transportation is available. Call 910-483-3822 to find out more.

-Volunteers Needed
-USO of North Carolina: Volunteers are needed for the center and for event support in the Soldier Support Center, Warrior Transition Battalion, and at Fayetteville Regional Airport. Register online at volunteers.uso.org.

-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.

-1/10
-Moon Program: Lake Rim Park, 2214 Tar Kiln Drive, will host a free “Man in the Moon” program from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests will learn about the moon while viewing it through binoculars and telescopes. The program is scheduled after regular park hours, so guests should arrive promptly. To register, call 910-433-1018.

-1/10
-Rural Marketing Roundup: Online podcast, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Bladen Community College Small Business Center. For information, email tlyden@bladencc.edu.

-1/11
-To Prune or Not to Prune: Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-noon, Robeson Cooperative Extension, 455 Caton Road in Lumberton. Explore the science of pruning shrubs and trees. For more information, call 910-671-3276.

-1/11
-Cumberland County Genealogical Society: Jan. 11, 1 p.m., Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, in the Local & State History Room. Discuss family history research tips and methods with other interested researchers.

-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.

-1/11
-Rockefeller House Tour: Carvers Creek State Park, 2505 Long Valley Road in Spring Lake, will host a tour of the historic James Stillman Rockfeller estate and property at 2 p.m. The tour is free, but participants must sign up ahead of time. For more information, call 910-436-4681 or email jessica.schliebener@ncparks.gov.

-1/11
-MLK lecture: St. Ann Catholic Church will present its fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the parish social hall. The guest speaker is Deacon Art Miller, who will discuss the beginnings of the modern civil rights movement. The church is at 3576 N. Cool Spring St. For more information, call 910-483-3216.

-1/11
-Human trafficking awareness: A local nonprofit, 5 Sparrows, is hosting a balloon launch at the Market House at noon Saturday in honor of the national day to recognize anti-human trafficking efforts. The nonprofit and its victim advocates will release 98 blue balloons symbolizing those the agency served in 2019. Four white lanterns will be released to honor the victims.

-1/11
-Author Visit: D.G. Martin, host of WUNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch” and author of “North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries,” will speak at the Headquarters Cumberland County Public Library, 300 Maiden Lane, at 2 p.m. Martin will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. For more information, call 910-483-7727 or go to cumberland.lib.nc.us.

-1/11
-Backyard Birding: Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Road in Southern Pines, will present a free program about attracting birds to your backyard at 3 p.m. For more information, call 910-692-2167 or go to ncparks.gov.

-1/13
-Public Health and Homelessness Forum: Jan. 13, noon-1 p.m., Cumberland County Health Department, third floor auditorium, 1235 Ramsey St. Topic is MLK: Day of Action. Dr. Jennifer Green will speak. RSVP to Willie Williams at 910-987-0217.

-1/13
-Cumberland County Retired School Personnel: Jan. 13, 10 a.m. at the Educational Resource Center, 396 Elementary Drive. All retired school employees are invited, and new members are welcome.

-1/15
-Fairmont Job Fair: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Center, 207 S. Main St., Fairmont. Sponsored by the town of Fairmont and NC Works Career Center. County and regional employers will be available with applications and information.

-1/15
-“What’s It Like to Be a Chick-fil-A Franchisee?” Live webinar about the pros and cons of being a franchise owner. Seating is limited; register early. For information, call 910-678-8496 or email ftccsbc@faytechcc.edu.

-1/15
-“How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for City, State and Federal Grants”: 9 a.m.-noon, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Cumberland Hall. For information, call 910-678-8496 or email ftccsbc@faytechcc.edu.

-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.

-1/16
-Better Living series: The Cumberland County Cooperative Extension will hold a Better Living series workshop. The workshop will be at Cooperative Extension, 301 E. Mountain Drive. Put a Lid on It: Meals in Jars will be held Jan. 16 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn about meals that can be prepared in mason jars. The $10 registration fee is due by Jan. 13. Class size is limited. To register, contact Susan Johnson at 910-321-6405 or email susan_johnson@ncsu.edu.

-1/16
-The City of Fayetteville will hold its annual Community Café Conversation on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Smith Recreation Center, located at 1520 Slater Ave. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and allows Fayetteville citizens to answer questions that can help shape the future of the community. Questions that will be asked include, but are not limited to:
-What are the top priorities for the City of Fayetteville?
-What services need to improve?
-What does success look like?
-How can the City promote transparency and accountability for results?
-Input from the questions will be incorporated into the City’s Strategic Plan, which guides future efforts and budget decisions.
-Anyone can attend, however citizens are encouraged to reserve their seat by calling the City at 910-433-1979 or emailing your RSVP to atebbe@ci.fay.nc.us.
-A drawing will be held at the end of the event for gift certificates to several local businesses as a way of saying, “thank you” to the participants.
-For information about the City’s Strategic Plan, visit:
http://fayettevillenc.gov/government/city-departments/strategic-performance-analytics/strategic-planning.
-For information about the City’s Organizational Performance, visit: http://fayettevillenc.gov/government/city-departments/strategic-performance-analytics/organizational-performance and http://tracstat.fayettevillenc.gov.
-If you have questions regarding the City’s Strategic Plan, please feel free to contact Rebecca Jackson, Strategic Performance Analytics Director, at 910-433-1068 or rajackson@ci.fay.nc.us.

-1/17
-Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey Game, January 17, 2020 at the Crown Coliseum, 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $9 – $25. For more information, call (910) 321-0123.

-1/18
-Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey Game, January 18, 2020 at the Crown Coliseum, 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices range from $9 – $25. For more information, call (910) 321-0123.

-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.