Today

HOLLY DAY FAIR:

The Holly Day Fair, presented by the Junior League of Fayetteville, is the largest holiday gift and craft show in eastern North Carolina.  Show-goers have an extensive selection of unique handcrafted and manufactured products to select from.

The unique and exclusive gifts include Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, clothes, toys, food specialties, household accents, and much more.

Friday

Heroes Homecoming III:

Hours: Friday events at 6 and 8 p.m.; Saturday events at 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday events at noon and 3 p.m.; Monday events at 9 and 10 a.m.

For more information, call 988-5532 or visit http://www.heroeshomecoming.com/

Special Screening of the MASH Finale: 

Following the Candlelight Tribute, stop by the Arts Council at 8 p.m., for a special screening of the most-watched TV series finale in history.  There will be a special Army “MASH” (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) vehicle parked outside the Arts Council building for attendees to view and take pictures with. Hosted by the Army’s Army in conjunction with the Arts Council.

For more information, call 988-5532 or visit http://www.heroeshomecoming.com/

Saturday

World War II Live Re-enactment:

Authentic vehicles and re-enactors portraying various governments involved in World War II. Exhibits of weaponry and a raffle of an authentic weapon from the World War II.

Veterans Day Car Show:

Stroll the museum grounds filled with dozens of vintage and classic cars. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and judging begins at noon.

This event is free. For more information, call  433-1457 or visit http://www.fcpr.us/transportation_museum.aspx

Native American heritage movie:

Next week

HBI expo:

There will be music, healthy food options and wellness vendors present. The Fort Bragg 5K walk/run is free and no registration is required. For more information, visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Photography contest:

HEART OF CHRISTMAS SHOW:

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 gives away 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.

Right Arm Night:

Golf tournament:

Turkey shoot:

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: 

There will be two hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental, Nov. 29, at Dragon Lanes and Airborne Lanes bowling centers. Cost is only $30 for four people. Each additional person will cost $7.50. For more information, call Dragon Lanes at 907-BOWL or Airborne Lanes at 432-6900, or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.

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 Rd., 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/.

LET’S RUN


Saturday


17th Annual Special Operations 10K Run/5K Walk: 

The Special Operations Communicators Association will hold its 17th Annual Special Operations 10K Run/5K Walk, Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m., at McKellar’s Lodge picnic area (Building 0-9127 McKellars Road).

Closing date for registration is Sunday, at 9 p.m.

The race is open to all ages and abilities.

The event will take place on a USA Track and Field course and will feature state-of-the-art disposable bib-chip timing by Precision Race.

No pets are allowed on course, but off-road joggers are acceptable.

Packet pick-up and day of race registration at McKellar’s Lodge, from 6 to 7:30 a.m.

Pre-race packet pick-up with T-shirts will be available today, at Sports USA, 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday, at Dicks Sporting Goods on Skibo Road, noon to 3 p.m.

Prizes will be given to specified top finishers, but all runners and walkers will receive a commemorative finisher’s coin at the finish line.

Send completed registration and a check or money order to SOCA, P.O. Box 73409, Fort Bragg, NC 28307-5002. Make checks payable to SOCA.

For more information, send email to events@thesoca.org or visit www.thesoca.org/jsoc10k.htm.


Next week


Family 5K:
Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents the Fort Bragg 5K Walk/Run at Hedrick Stadium, Nov. 16.
The walk/run will begin at 9 a.m.
It is open to military/government ID cardholders and Family members. 
No registration is required. 
Strollers and dogs are welcome. 
Prizes will be given. 
Wellness and healthy living vendors will be on location.
For more information, call 396-1217 or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com.


Diabetes 5k:
Red Apple Run for Diabetes 5K, Nov. 16, at 8:30 a.m. Run will begin at Medical Arts Building (101 Robeson St.) For registration and other information, visit www.cincodemayo10k/Diabetes_5K.html.


Turkey Trot:
The YMCA Turkey Trot 5K, will take place Nov. 23, at 6 a.m.
Pre-registration is $20. Race-day registration is $25.
Run to benefit Girls on the Run, Girls on Track and the STRIDE program, which encourages fitness.
Call 426-9622 for more information.