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Here are a few going on in our area this weekend.

-2/7
-Bread ‘n Bowls: The 13th annual Bread n’ Bowls to support Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch is scheduled for Feb. 7 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Haymount United Methodist Church. There will be tasty bread bowls with your choice of shrimp bisque, chili or tomato basil soup. A $20 meal is served in a homemade pottery bowl. The $10 meal comes in a fresh baked bread bowl. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, call 910-433-2161.

-2/7
-The Drifters perform at the historic Carolina Civic Center Historic Theater, 315 N. Chestnut Street in Lumberton, N.C. on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets by calling 910-738-4339 or online at www.carolinaciviccenter.com.

-2/7-8
-Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey: The team takes on the Birmingham Bulls at 7 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Saturday in the Crown Coliseum. Tickets are $9 to $25. Call 910-438-4100 or go to crowncomplexnc.com.

-2/7-16
-“Almost, Maine”: Feb. 7-16, Encore Center, 106 E. New Hampshire Ave., Southern Pines. Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets $15-$20. For more information, call910-725-0603.

-2/8
-FSU Planetarium shows: The Fayetteville State University Planetarium will present two programs in February. “Be a Lunatic” is scheduled for Feb. 8. The full moon will be observed after the show, weather permitting. “Cosmic Catastrophes” will be presented Feb. 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Exploratorium will be open before and after both programs. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 910-672-1926 or email jkabbes@uncfsu.edu.

-2/9
-Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey: The team takes on the Macon Mayhem at 3 p.m. in the Crown Coliseum. Tickets are $9 to $25. Call 910-438-4100 or go to crowncomplexnc.com.

-2/11
-Fort Bragg Family and MWR Hiring Event: Feb. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tolson Youth Activities Center. Openings for waiters, bartenders, food service workers and attendants. Apply in advance at usajobs.gov or call 910-396-8933.

-2/12
-Mindfulness and Empowerment Workshop: Feb. 12, 10 a.m., Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic, 3505 Village Drive. Topic is “Heart, Stress Management and Self-Care.” For more information, go to military.capefearvalley.com/events.

-2/13
-Cast Iron Cooking 101: 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 13, Cumberland Cooperative Extension, 301 E. Mountain Drive. How to use your cast iron for a lifetime. Registration and $10 fee due by Feb. 10. Call 910-321-6405.

-2/13, 20 & 27th
-A four-part course on how to manage woodlands is being offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service. The course is a regional program offered to landowners. The classes are free and scheduled for Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in O.P. Owens Auditorium at the Cooperative Extension’s Robeson County Center located at 433 Caton Road in Lumberton. Each class is to start at 7pm and end at 8:30 p.m. On Feb. 6 the topic is how to manage woodlands in order to grow healthy forests and produce revenue. The Feb.
13 class is about understanding the financial aspects of woodlands management. On Feb. 20 landowners will learn how selling trees for lumber is not the only revenue source provided by woodlands. And on Feb. 27 landowners will learn how to ensure their land
becomes a woodlands legacy that remains in the family. For more information or to register for the course, contact Mack Johnson by email at mack_johnson@ncsu.edu or by calling 910-671-3276.

-2/14
-Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Feb. 14, Crown Complex Ballroom. Cocktail hour, open bar and three-course gourmet dinner, and an interactive murder mystery. Seating is limited; tickets on sale at 888-257-6208, CapeFearTix.com or the Crown box office.

-2/14
-Cumberland County Animal Control is hosting a Valentine’s pet toy drive to benefit the dogs in the shelter. Dogs will be given the opportunity to select a toy Feb. 14, and cats will be randomly given toys appropriate to their age and size. The public can help by donating pet toys.
-Anyone who would like to donate can mail or drop off items at the shelter at 4704 Corporation Dr., Fayetteville, weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. The deadline for donations is Feb. 11 at 5:30 p.m. Monetary donations can be made to the Animal Enrichment Fund at licensepet.com/cumberlandcountyncdonate
-Suggested toys include durable rubber dog toys, rope toys, and cat toys.
-For more information about adopting a pet from the Animal Control Shelter, call 910-321-6852 or to see all the animals available for adoption, visit http://bit.ly/CCAdoptablePets.

-2/14
-The Texas Tenors: Tenor Marcus Collins promises love will be in the air when the trio plays the Crown Theatre on Feb. 14.
-The group, also including John Hagen and J.C. Fisher, is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Community Concerts lineup.
-The trio came to fame on “America’s Got Talent” and has since performed a blend of Broadway, opera and country throughout the world.
-Tickets for the show are $20 to $65. Call 910-438-4100 or go to crowncomplexnc.com.

-2/15
-For those who want to learn how to increase their blueberry harvest and the size of their berries are invited to attend the Benchmarks for Big, Bountiful Blueberries class. The class is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at O.P. Owens Agriculture Center, located at 455 Caton Road in Lumberton. Attendees will learn the best practices for their blueberries regarding soil pH, fertilizer requirements, pruning practices, and variety selection for the Robeson County area. For more information or to
register, contact Mack Johnson, Extension Horticulture agent, at 910-671-3276 or mack_johnson@ncsu.edu.

-2/15
-Fatal Vision 50 Years Later: Feb. 15, 1-4 p.m., Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville. A review of the Jeffrey MacDonald case and the February 1970 murders of his family on Fort Bragg.

-2/15
-Carolina Uncork’d: More than 100 Carolina wineries, breweries, choco-latiers, cheesemakers and bakers are expected at the Carolina UnCork’d Wine Cheese and Crafts Festival from 1 to 6 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Crown Expo Center.
-General admission advance tickets are $35. VIP tickets, including early entry, a swag bag, limitless samples and giveaways, are $50. Designated driver nondrinking admission is $15.
-Call 910-438-4100 or go to crowncomplexnc.com.

-2/15
-Heart ’n’ Soul: Valentine’s Day will have a jazz flavor at the Arts Council of Moore County’s annual Heart ’n’ Soul of Jazz concert Feb. 15.
-The concert at the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort will feature Grammy-nominated singer Jazzmeia Horn.
-Tickets are $65 for general reserved seating and $75 for VIP seating. They are available at the Arts Council offices at the Campbell House, 482 E. Connecticut Ave. in Southern Pines; by phone at 910-692-2787; or online at TicketMeSandhills.com.

-Through 2/16
-Shrek: The Musical at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre
-Dates: January 24, 2020 – February 16, 2020
-Location: Cape Fear Regional Theatre, 1209 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28305
-Ticket Prices: $19-$32
-For more information, call (910) 323-4233.

-2/16
-“The Wizard of Oz”: 2:30-6 p.m. Feb. 16, 315 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton. Come prepared to sing a song from the show. For questions, email Jonathan@carolinaciviccenter.com.

-County Citizens’ Academy Accepting Applications for 3/24/2020
-Cumberland County is accepting applications for the 2020 Citizens’ Academy running March 24 – May 5. The academy is a free six-session program held on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at various county government locations. The academy will not meet on April 14.
-The Citizens’ Academy helps people gain a better understanding of what county government does and how the various departments play a vital role in the community. Each session presents an area of focus within county government.
-The academy is open to any resident of Cumberland County. The academy includes visits and interactive learning at the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse, the Crown Complex, Ann Street Landfill and other locations.
-The County encourages local businesses, community organizations, neighborhood leaders and residents with an interest in learning about the role of county government to register. It’s a free and fun way to engage in the work of your county.
-Class size is limited and are participants are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration is required.
-The application is available online at co.cumberland.nc.us. Click on the “Residents” button and find Citizens’ Academy. For information, please call 910-321-6579 or email jsoles@co.cumberland.nc.us.

-Volunteer Opportunity: The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center at 7489 Raeford Road has several volunteer opportunities available for those with knowledge of fishing and boating. A background check is required. For more information, call 910-868-5003 or go to ncwildlife.org/ Learning/Education-Centers/Pechmann.

-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.

-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.

-2/18
-Public Invited To Dental Education Program
-To celebrate February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Cumberland County Department of Public Health will present a free dental education program “Get a Gold Medal Smile” in February to help parents and children get started and continue with proper dental care.
-Get a Gold Medal Smile will provide information about when children should have their first dental visit and the importance of regular dental examinations. Other topics covered will include preventing early childhood tooth decay, the change from baby teeth to permanent teeth, proper brushing, stopping and preventing thumb sucking, dental sealants, choosing the right mouth protector for active children and adolescents, and tobacco prevention examinations.
-The program will be held in the third-floor auditorium of the Health Department, located at 1235 Ramsey St., Fayetteville. You do not need an appointment.
-You can drop by during these times and participate in the Get a Gold Medal Smile program:
•Thursday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
•Thursday, Feb. 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
•Thursday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-For more information, call 910-433-3890.
-Dental care is available to children, teens, adults and seniors at the Health Department through a partnership with Stedman-Wade Health Services, Inc. Dental Clinic services are available Thursday only from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 910-483-6694 or go to
https://www.swhs-nc.org/dental-care.

-2/18
-Siberian State Symphony Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Givens Performing Arts Center, UNC-Pembroke. From Krasnoyarsk, Russia. For more information, call 910-521-6361 or gpac@uncp.edu/.

-2/21-23
-Carolina Spring Home Expo: Tickets are on sale for the Carolina Spring Home Expo, Feb. 21-23 at the Crown Expo Center. Purchase online at CapeFearTix.com, by phone at 888-257-6208, and in person at the Crown Complex Box Office & Leisure Travel Services located on Fort Bragg.

-2/22
-The Fayetteville State University Planetarium will present the program “Be a Lunatic” on Feb. 8. The full moon will be observed after the show, weather permitting. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Exploratorium will be open before and after the program. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 910-672-1926 or email jkabbes@uncfsu.edu.

-2/22
-Monster X Tour: Feb. 22, 1:30 and 7:30 p.m., Crown Coliseum. Two big monster truck shows; pit parties at noon and 6 p.m. Tickets available at CapeFearTix.com, (888) 257-6208, in-person at the Crown Complex Box Office or at Leisure Travel Services on Fort Bragg.

-2/28
-Fourth Friday in Historic Downtown Fayetteville
-Dates are: 2/28/2020, 3/27/2020, 4/24/2020, 5/22/2020, 6/26/2020, 7/24/2020, 8/28/2020, 9/25/2020, 10/23/2020
-Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
-Price: Free
-For more information, call (910) 222-1089

-2/29
-Better Health fundraiser: Tickets are on sale for An Evening at Casino Royale, a fundraiser for Better Health. The event is scheduled for Feb. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Carolina Barn at McCormick Farms, 7765 McCormick Bridge Road, Spring Lake. There will be a casino, silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 910-483-7534.

-2/29
-Pre-K application event: The Partnership for Children of Cumberland County Inc. will host NC Pre-K Application Day for the 2020-21 school year on Feb. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cumberland County Health Department, 1235 Ramsey Street in Fayetteville. Parents and guardians will be guided through a step-bystep application process that includes application assistance, determination of eligibility and information on placement as well as other community programs for families with young children.

-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
-Volunteers needed: The Museum of the Cape Fear is seeking volunteers to help with daily operations, from front desk receptionists to giving tours. A volunteer orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10 a.m. It will allow those who are interested to learn more about being a volunteer. Those who plan to attend should sign up by calling 910-500-4243 or emailing Leisagreathouse@ncdcr.gov.

-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.