This weekend

Home, design and remodel show: The Fayetteville Spring Home, Design and Remodeling Show is coming to the Crown Expo, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The event is designed to place quality homeowners in direct contact with quality home improvement, interior décor, landscaping, and outdoor living companies. The show attracts homeowners ready to make decisions about building, remodeling, decorating, landscaping and lifestyle. Tickets are $8, cash only and will available day-of event. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult. For more information, visit

Healthy Sleep Habits for Children: Why is sleep important? How much sleep should children get each night? Mara Charles, a certified Sleep Sense Consultant, explores how sleep affects the growth and development of children during an event at Throckmorton Library, Saturday, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Open to the public.

9th Annual Indoor Skydiving Competition: Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving is hosting the 9th Annual Indoor Skydiving Competition at their premier wind tunnel facilities, Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Top competitors are coming from all over the world to compete in this exciting two-day event. Teams will go head-to-head for a prize purse of over $10,000, including cash prizes and tunnel time. Spectators are welcome to come and watch the world’s best for free and support the home teams.

The Wild Wild West: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Huff Concert Hall, Methodist University. Giddy up! It’s Cowboy time! Join the Fayetteville Symphony and Guest Conductor Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director, as they perform an evening filled with classical and popular works that depict the Wild West. And don’t forget your cowboy boots and hat!

Upcoming events

Teddy Bear Clinic: Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed friend, who may need medical attention, and join Womack Army Medical Center at the Fort Bragg Vet Center for WAMC’s very first Teddy Bear Clinic, Monday and Tuesday, from noon to 8 p.m. This program is free and open to all military Families. The goal is to create a fun and educational environment for children and help them realize that a visit to the doctor should never be scary. For more information, call 396-9120.

Black history observance: Fort Bragg’s Black History Month observance is Tuesday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iron Mike Conference Center. Col. Tina Ruth Jones-Faison, Laflamme Dental Clinic commander and North Carolina native, is scheduled to speak. This event free and open to the public.

Paradise Lost: Enjoy Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s presentation of “Paradise Lost” by John Milton, March 2 to 4, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. This play is directed by Jessica Osnoe, with music direction by Jacob French, in a new experiential, promenade adaptation. An epic battle between good and evil has just concluded. Satan, seeking revenge, sets his sights on a newly created world. He is determined to make man fall, whatever the cost. This play will be performed in repertory with Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw. Tickets start at $8. For more information, visit

Gary Sinise: Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band are making their way to Fort Bragg’s Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center for a free concert, March 4. The band covers everything from Springsteen to Linkin Park, from Aretha to Hendrix. There is something for everyone and each show highlights the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion and energy each member brings to the stage. Whether they are performing for troops overseas or a local club crowd, the goal is to have fun and rock the house. This event is open to Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests. Although this is a free event, tickets are required and will be available at Leisure Travel Services in the Mini Mall. Maximum of four tickets per DoD Family.

13th Annual Mother Daughter Tea: Presented by the Armed Services YMCA Fort Bragg, March 5, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the Metropolitan Room in downtown Fayetteville. Come with girlfriends, moms or granddaughters for a formal tea party, complete with scones, tea sandwiches, assorted sweets, brewed teas and pink lemonade. Dress up with hat and gloves — even complete Victorian outfits are welcome but not required. Attendees can also participate in a fashion show after the tea. A prize will be awarded for the best ensemble. All attendees will receive complimentary gifts. Visit for more information.

Statewide Events

This weekend

Science Cinema: The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville, North Carolina presents “Science Cinema,” Saturday, featuring Disneynature’s “Earth,” an epic adventure starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive. Narrated by James Earl Jones, “Earth” tells the remarkable story of three animal families — polar bears, elephants and humpback whales — and their amazing journey across the planet we call home. This 90-minute film will be shown at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The film is rated G. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Fearrington’s Folk Art Show: Mark your calendars for the 15th annual Folk Art Show at the Fearrington Barn, in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Barn will be filled with fantastic and thought-provoking folk art from all over the Southeast. The Folk Art show has garnered a reputation for bringing together an eclectic group of non-traditional artists who create whimsical paintings, fantastical robots, sculptures, pottery and more. All sales benefit the artists directly; Fearrington takes no commission from the artists, nor does Fearrington charge a booth fee to the artists selected for the show. Admission is $5 at the door. Visit for more information.

241st Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge: Moores Creek National Battlefield in Currie, North Carolina will host the annual commemoration of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge this weekend. Events will take place throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. The park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with anniversary events scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a narrated interpretation of the battle at 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. As always, the event is free to the public. For any additional information, please contact the park directly at 283-5591, extension 2234.

Upcoming Events

Chamber Music Concert: Come out March 10 at 7 p.m. as Douglas James and Pasquale Rucco perform classical guitar music in the Great Room at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina. The internationally recognized duo of Pasquale Rucco and Douglas James will perform a mix of Italian and French repertoire of the early 19th century by A. Diabelli, M. Giuliani, A. Lhoyer and G. Rossini. Combining an historically informed approach with world-class musicianship, they play exclusively on authentic 19th century guitars including the terz guitar, an instrument unique to the early Roman era.

Earthquakes in our backyard: Why do earthquakes occur in the southeastern United States? The answer may be below the surface of the Earth. One tool that is used to peek at the subsurface is tomography, which is pretty similar in principal to the X-ray that you get at the doctor’s office. In this case, waves from distant earthquakes are used instead of X-rays. Come learn about the fascinating world of earthquakes right here in the Southeast at Science Saturday, March 4, at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, visit