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Photography contest:

Friday

Winter: 

Invitational

professional photographers share their interpretations of winter at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. The event will be held Friday through Dec. 13. Times are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Fridays and noon to 4 p.m., on Saturdays.

This event is free to the public.

For more information, call 323-1776 or visit http://www.theartscouncil.com/exhibitsmain.php

Gift Shop Holiday Open House: 

Come out for some tasty treats, special pricing on select items and the opportunity to shop in beautiful surroundings with easy parking at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. All of this while helping our garden grow. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 486-0221 or visit http://www.capefearbg.org/pgrm_services.php

Yule Mart Craft Fair:

The 2013 Yule Mart craft fair will be held at Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center this weekend. The fair will feature 60 booths with works of local and regional artisans selling their handcrafted products, holiday decorations, jewelry, Americana crafts, homemade jams, and baked goods. Proceeds benefit the Association of Fort Bragg Spouses’ Welfare Fund, which allows the organization to assist the Fort Bragg community through donations.

Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, go to www.fortbraggabs.org/yulemart

Army Ground Forces Band:

Saturday

Annual Christmas Open House:

All the antique shops of Cameron, N.C., are hosting their annual Christmas open house Saturday, from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

All shops participating. Note this is the only Sunday of the year that all shops are open.

Big sales and refreshments at all shops.

For more information, visit www.antiquesofcameron.com or call 245-3020 or 245-1231.

Turkey Trot Craft Fair:

Next week

HEART OF CHRISTMAS SHOW:

Nov. 30, 7 p.m. and Dec. 1, 3 p.m., at Crown Theatre.

This show is a must-see with its 36-member cast of singers and dancers, featuring the popular Christian performing group Voices of the Heart. From the awesome light show, to the excellent choreography, costumes and sets, you are sure to be filled with the spirit of Christmas.

The show donates all proceeds from ticket sales of the weekend shows. To date, the Heart of Christmas Show has raised over $500,000 to help sick and abused children in the Fayetteville area, including donations to Friends of Children and the Child Advocacy Center, plus many other children’s agencies and public schools.

This children’s charity fundraiser is celebrating 15 years of as one of the best Christmas shows in the Southeast, delighting audiences of all ages.

BOSS feed: 

Join Fort Bragg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers to help feed the homeless, Nov. 27, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Open to single Soldiers only. Limited, volunteer space available, but transportation will be provided. To sign up, call BOSS at 396-7751 or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.

Bowling  opportunities:

Thanksgiving buffet:

The event begins at noon and cost is $17.95 for adults and $9 for children ages 6 to 11. Children under 5 eat free. For more information, visit

Pre-paid reservations are required and cancellations must be received by Nov. 21, to receive a full refund. For more information or to make reservations, call 907-5899 or 432-2739. Customers can also send e-mail to iselle.d.oquendo.naf@mail.mil or to cynthia.m.kauth.naf@mail.mil

14th annual “A Dickens Holiday”:

UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas in the Park:

Holiday Lights in the Garden:

Dec. 7, 8, 11 to 15, 18 to 22. For more information, go to http://www.capefearbg.org/.

“The Nutcracker”:

Honor Flight: 

Christmas Tree Lighting:

CCC Christmas Bazaar:

You won’t want to miss Cliffdale Christian Center’s Christmas Bazaar located at 6427 Cliffdale Rd. directly across from Cliffdale Recreation Center, Dec. 14 from 9 to 5 p.m. We have over 30 unique crafters and Vendors, BBQ Plates, Raffles and more! Shop local and small business’ for Christmas!. For more information please call 704-300-5667.

ONGOING EVENTS


War exhibit:
Cumberland County Goes to War exhibit commemorates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War and features artifacts, pictures, documents and educational panels that explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home front.  Exhibit appears at the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum and Local History Museum, until Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.fcpr.us/transportation_museum.aspx).


A View from the Square:
The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum is the hub for history in downtown Fayetteville. From history enthusiast to Families looking for fun, there is something for everyone here. The Historic Properties Division operates the museum, Museum Annex, the North Carolina Veterans Park, and city owned historic sites to include the Market House. The museum has oversight of the two National Register Districts and local landmarks.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 325 Franklin Street. 


Java Jams:
Fayetteville’s premiere poetry open mike every Sunday, from 7 to 11 p.m., at 3818 Morganton Road, next to Carrabba’s Restaurant.

The talented, regular participants of this long-running open mic event offer up an inspired reading of poems. Newcomers are welcome to the venue to listen or share some words of their own.


Karaoke:
Thursdays, excluding holidays, at Sports USA, from  8 to 11:30 p.m. For more information, call 907-0739.


Bowling Dollar Days:
Every Monday, at Dragon Lanes and every Tuesday, at Airborne Lanes. Contact information for Dragon Lanes is 907-BOWL and for Airborne Lanes, 432-6899.



Gallberry Corn Maze:
Cumberland County’s newest corn maze. Also hay rides, a corn box similar to a sand box, campfires, concessions, farm animals, and a huge and colorful jumping pillow. The maze is fashioned as a American flag along with the words “God Bless America.” 

Located at 5991 Braxton Road, Hope Mills N.C. The maze is open Fridays, from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays, noon, to 8 p.m.

For ages 6 to 64, the cost is  $10, ages 3 to 5 and 65 and older is $8 and free for those 2 and under.

For more information, call 309-7582 or visit http://www.themaize.com/sites.D=&username=nchopemills.


Hine exhibit: 

“The Photography of Lewis Hine is an exhibit that exposes child labor in North Carolina, 1908 to 1918.The exhibit is at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, through Jan. 5, 2014. For more information, visit http://www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov/.