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Need a few ideas for this weekend?  Great!  Here you go.

-2/21-23
-Spring Home Show: North Carolina Spring Home Expo, noon-8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Showcasing kitchen and bath remodeling and other home projects. General admission is $5. For more information, call 910-438-4100 or crowncomplexnc.com

-2/22
-Planetarium program: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Fayetteville State University Planetarium. “Cosmic Catastrophes.” Observe the full moon, weather permitting. For more information, email jkabbes@uncfsu.edu or 910-672-1926

-2/22
-Singer-Songwriters in the Round: 7 p.m. Feb. 22, Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines. Four professional songwriters perform. Tickets $15-$20. sunrisetheater.com.

-2/22-23
-Rockefeller House Tours: Carvers Creek State Park, 2505 Long Valley Road in Spring Lake, will host tours of the historic Rockefeller property at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tours are free, but guests must sign up in advance. For more information, 910-436-4681 or jessica.schliebener@ncparks.gov

-2/22-23
-Moores Creek National Battlefield anniversary: Saturday-Sunday, 40 Patriots Hall Drive, Currie. Commemorate the 244th anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge. Free. Full list of activities at facebook.com/moorescreeknps or nps.gov/mocr.

-Through 2/23
-“Every Song Tells a Story”: Feb. 6-23 at Temple Theatre, 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Jason Petty re-creates country, pop and folk favorites and tells the story behind each song. For more information, go to templeshows.com or 919-774-4155

-2/25
-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. 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.

-2/25
-Night Hike: 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Weymouth Woods, Southern Pines. Experience the dark side of the woods; learn how nocturnal animals navigate. Bring a flashlight; dress for the weather.

-2/27
-Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
-The first public meeting to discuss the Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan has been set for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meeting will be held at the E.E. Miller Recreation Center located at 1347 Rim Road in Fayetteville.
-The counties of Cumberland and Hoke, in coordination with their participating municipal jurisdictions, are updating a regional hazard mitigation plan that covers the two-county area. The Cumberland Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies local policies and actions for reducing risk and future losses from natural hazards such as floods, severe storms, wildfires, and winter weather. At the meeting, we invite the community to participate by sharing thoughts and comments about the Cumberland-Hoke Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.
-If you have questions regarding the public meeting, please contact Emergency Management Planner Garry Crumpler at gcrumpler@co.cumberland.nc.us, Cumberland County Emergency Management Coordinator Hendrix Valenzuela at hvalenzuela@co.cumberland.nc.us or Hoke County Emergency Management Coordinator Charles Jacobs at cjacobs@hokecounty.org.

-2/27
-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. 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. 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 jack_johnson@ncsu.edu or by calling 910-671-3276.

-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.

-3/1
-Save the date!! March 1st the Renaissance Day Spa on Purdue Drive in Fayetteville is hosting a spa day for Mighty Maddox!! Maddox is just 6 years old and the son of favorite team member Leslie and was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. The tumor was found to be malignant. He’ll be starting chemo soon. 100% of proceeds raised will be donated to Maddox to help his family with hospital bills!

-3/1
-Bridal Expo: A bridal expo is planned for March 1 at the Iron Mike Conference Center. Interested vendors may call 910-907-1945 or 910-907-2582 for information.

-3/1– 3/31
-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.

-3/3
-Managing Orchard Mason Bees: Noon-1:30 p.m. March 3, Cumberland Cooperative Extension, 301 E. Mountain Drive. Learn about Orchard Mason bees and pollination; take home a Mason bee nesting kit. Registration and $10 fee due by Feb. 28.

-3/7
-Rumba on the Lumber: 9 a.m. March 7, downtown Lumberton. 5k, 10k and family fun mile, followed by chili cookoff, live music, vendors, kids activities and more. 910-738-8179

-3/11 Citizens Academy Public Services Day
-The next Fayetteville Citizens Academy class is being held on Wednesday, March 11, with a focus on several divisions of the City’s Public Services Department, including Traffic Services, Street Maintenance, Stormwater and for the first time, Solid Waste. Academy participants will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, view equipment, tour facilities and meet the personnel tasked with serving the community.
-Applicants must be City of Fayetteville residents, or work in Fayetteville city limits. The class size is limited to 25 residents. Class begins at 8:15 a.m. and will conclude at or before 5 p.m.
-To apply, log onto www.fayettevillenc.gov/citizensacademy, scroll to the bottom of the page, complete the fillable form online. You can also download and fill out the application, and email it to CorpComm@ci.fay.nc.us. Include “Citizens Academy Application” in the email subject line. The submission window for this session closes March 2, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance by close of business on Friday, March 6.
-Lunch will be provided and residents are asked to dress appropriately for the weather in comfortable, closed-toe footwear. Moderate walking and up to 30-minute periods of standing at some divisions should be expected, as participants will tour facilities normally not accessible to the public. Participants may also be filmed or photographed by City staff.
-The class will begin and end at the Grove Street Conference Room, located at 455 Grove St in the City building, adjacent to the Valero gas station.
-As a reminder, this Citizens Academy class is a one-day session that allows for more residents to attend the quarterly sessions. This format differs from the previous seven-week nightly Citizens Academy held in years past where residents attended all seven sessions.

-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 you 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.