AUTUMN FUN

Frightful fun:

 

Stoney Point Trail of Terror: 8 to 11 p.m., at  Stoney Point Fire Department, Fayetteville. Stoney Point Trail of Terror is the ultimate haunted trail! For more information, call 424-0694.

 

Vander Haunted Trail: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Halloween night, 8 to 10 p.m.; Fridays to Saturdays, 8 p.m. to midnight, at 3485 Clinton Road. The Vander Haunted Trail is one of the scariest haunted houses around. For more information, visit www.vander hauntedtrail.com/.

 


Historic Haunting: A Ghastly Ghost Tour: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on select dates. This hour-long haunted hayride explores the eerie encounters and mysterious happenings of downtown Fayetteville. For reservations, call 323-1934.


“Field of Screams” Haunted Corn Maze:

7:30 to 11:30 p.m., starting Oct. 18, at Gillis Hill Road Produce, 2899 Gillis Hill Road, Fayetteville. The haunted corn maze for 5 nights only. Enter the Scream Fest if you dare!

For more information, call 308-9342


FAMILY FUN:

 

Gallberry Corn Maze: 2 to 8 p.m., through Dec.1., at 5991 Braxton Road, Hope Mills, N.C. For more information, visit www.themaize.com/sites.php?ID= &username=nc hopemills
 

Canady Farm Corn Maze: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 1426 John McMillan Road. Canady Farm is open for the fall season featuring a corn maze, wagon rides, farm animals and much more! For more information, call 624-2959.


Gross Farms Corn Maze and pumpkin patch: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., in Sanford, N.C. For more information, visit www.grossfarms.com.


Hill Ridge Farms: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at 703 Tarboro Road - Youngsville, N.C. 10 percent off admission for military Families. For more information, visit www.hillridgefarms.com/.

XVIII Airborne Corps Golf Scramble:

Noon shotgun start, at Stryker Golf Course. For more information, call 396-3980.

Professional Bull Riding:

The Fort Bragg Wounded Soldier Foundation Invitational:

8 p.m., at the Crown Center. Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. For more information, visit http://atthecrown.com.

Cape Fear River Cruise and Garden Visit:

10 a.m. to noon at Cape Fear Botanical Garden and Cape Fear River. Cool breezes and colorful leaves stir as Civil War and early industrial history come to life aboard Captain Mim’s pontoon ride down the Cape Fear River, the original “I-95” of North Carolina and the heart of the City. An ideal activity for out-of-town guests and longtime residents alike. An old proverb says “you never step onto the same river (or Garden!) twice.” Make sure to book the cruise fast because registration is required by Sept. 27 (for Oct. 4 cruise) and by Oct. 12 (for Oct. 19 cruise). For more information, visit http://www.capefearbg.org/pgrm_services.php.

Saturday

Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu:

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Visitors can walk through a mock up of a street in Mogadishu as they read information boards about the battle and actions taken by the U.S. Army’s units there. This temporary exhibit will have displays of donated items from the Soldiers involved in the battles that they used there as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video will play explaining the missions in the words of the Soldiers involved from interviews with them. For more information, visit www.asomf.org.

Gun & Knife Show:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Crown Center. The Gun & Knife show offers a variety of vendors and the chance to do a little shopping or to find a gift for a special person. Those who arrive on Saturday will get free admission on Sunday. For more information, visit http://atthecrown.com.

Rent:

2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Gilbert Theater presents a favorite production — Rent. This rock opera tells the story of a year in the life of a group of young artists/bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York. Rent is a courageous play dealing with addiction, poverty and the bohemian lifestyle. But more than that, it deals with the changes of life and love that can come in a single year. For more information, visit www.gilberttheater.com/2012-2013-season/.

Southern Pines Autumnfest:

10 a.m., in downtown Southern Pines Park, Southern Pines, N.C. Autumnfest is a small street festival that includes live entertainment, arts and crafts booths, food, 5K road race, rides, and more.

Sunday

Heritage Festival

: Noon to 4 p.m., at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Activities for all ages, agricultural exhibits, old-fashion demonstrations, traditional crafts, games and more. For more information, visit www.capefearbg.org/pgrm_services.php.

Oktoberfest:

5 to 10 p.m., at Saint Patrick Catholic Church; Kennedy Social Hall. This German holiday will be celebrated in grand style with activities, live entertainment, traditional German foods and drinks, events and fun for the whole Family. For more information, visit www.stpatnc.org/announcements.

NEXT WEEK

Monday

Dollar Days at Dragon Lanes:

For more information, call 907-BOWL.

Tuesday

Five Star Resume & Cover Letter:

1 to 4 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center. Registration required for all workshops.

To Register, call 396-1425/2390.

Budget and Debt Management Class (Holiday Budgeting):

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center. For more information, call 396-8682.

Wednesday

A Victorian Halloween:

11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m., at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. All month long the 1897 Poe House will be decorated with traditional Victorian and early 20th century Halloween décor. Participants in the 1897 Poe House tour will learn about the history of Halloween and how it was celebrated during the Poe’s time here in Fayetteville. Is the Poe House haunted? Find out the answer by taking a tour during the month of October. For more information, visit www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov.

Tiny Paws:

10 a.m. to noon, at

Mazarick Park, Fayetteville. Bring the kids to learn about nature through exciting interactive play, stories, activities, crafts, songs, and music. Themes include: birds, animal senses and tracking animals. Please call, 433-1575, to register.

Thursday

Setting Goals and Career Planning:

9 a.m. to noon, at the Soldier Support Center. Registration required for all workshops. To register, call 396-1425/2390.

Karaoke:

8 to 11:30 p.m., at Sports USA. For more information, call 907-0739.

COMING SOON

Oct. 19

6th Annual Volksmarch and Festival:

9 a.m., at the Smith Lake Recreation Area. $5 tickets in advance, $10 day of event. Walk begins at 9 a.m. or noon, German cuisine, live entertainment, dog costume contest, hayrides, Kidz Korner, and pumkin decorating. For more information, call 396-5979.

Oct. 26

Movie Night in the park

: 8 p.m., at Smith Lake Recreation Area. Bring blankets and chairs, roast marshmellows over firepit, consessions available. For more information, call 396-5979.

S’carowindS Halloween Haunt Teen Trip:

2 p.m. to 4 a.m., at Carowinds Amusement Park. $45 per teen, cutoff date, Oct. 25, limited space available. Sponsored by Tolson and Chay Youth Activities centers. For more information, call 908-5012.

LET’S RUN

Saturday

Albritton Junior High School PTSO 5K Fun Run/Walk to Fight Breast Cancer: 9 a.m., at Smith Lake Recreation Area. Held in honor of Stephanie Ann Will who lost her eight-year battle with breast cancer in 2012. For more information, email Djsawill5@gmail.com.

Fayetteville – Cumberland Metric Century Bike Ride:

8 a.m., at Festival Park. All proceeds will go to benefit Special Olympics Cumberland County. For more information, visit www.fcpr.us/special_events.aspx.

Oct. 12

‘Running with Roy’ Memorial 5k/10k Fun Run: 8 a.m. at Texas A&M University campus, College Station, Texas. Honoring the life of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, who was killed at Fort Bragg, June 28, 2012.

Oct. 26

Fort Bragg 5K Walk/Run: 9 a.m., Hedrick Stadium. For more information, call 396-1217.  

Oct. 27 

 

2013 Marine Corps Marathon:

Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.sgtsullivancenter.org/marine-corps-marathon.html.