Events around Post:

This weekend
Holiday Open House: Join the businesses of downtown Fayetteville as they kick off a season of fun, shopping, eating, entertaining, gifts and friends. The Holiday Open House will take place Friday and Saturday and will include holiday decor and gifts galore. Refreshments, free gift wrap, special pricing and more will also be available.
Moving Vietnam Wall: This year’s Salute to Veterans flag display at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum will be made even more special by the presence of the Moving Vietnam Wall. The stick flags sponsored in honor of veterans will be displayed in the parade field in front of the memorial, Friday to Nov. 20. The Salute to Veterans flag display is intended to celebrate and honor the service of all veterans regardless of time served, branch of service or wartime service.
Southern Pines Veteran’s Day Parade: The fifth annual parade will take place in Southern Pines, North Carolina, Saturday, at 10 a.m. There will also be musical performances, a military vendor expo and a military film.
Dirty Dancing: The classic story onstage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Presented at the Crown Theater, Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., the show features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” For more information, visit www.crowncomplexnc.com.
Chili Cookoff: It’s that time of year again! Enjoy samples of chili and vote for favorites at the Southern Pines Chili Cookoff, Sunday, from noon to 3 p.m., at O’Donnell’s Pub in Southern Pines, North Carolina. Support a local charity and taste over 20 chilies from individuals and local restaurants/businesses. There will be three categories this year — Restaurant, Backyard (non-restaurant business) and Individual.
Upcoming Events
The Community Series: This seminar, Aligning Financial Goals with Values and Priorities, is a collaborative project between InDependent and In Gear Career, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. The mission is to bring spouses together to discover and leverage their potential. This quarterly meeting will focus on aligning your financial with your priorities. The guest speaker will be Katy Stevick from First Command Financial Services. The evening will include networking, small bites and learning about financial goals.
Dive-In Theater: This month, Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents “Spider-man: Homecoming,” Sept. 17, at Tolson Indoor Pool. Families can watch while they swim or stay on the deck. Doors open at 8 p.m. Movie starts between 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. This is a Family friendly event. All ages welcome. No flotation devices are permitted except Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets. Outside food and drinks are permitted but must be consumed and kept in the Aquatics party room. No food permitted on the swim deck. Cost is $4 for Department of Defense ID cardholders and $6 for their guests.
Oyster Roast and Downeast Seafood Feast: This annual event, held at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Nov. 17, features seafood direct from the coast. Doors will not open until 6 p.m. Oysters are served first, followed by a seafood buffet. A ticket includes: Ducks Unlimited membership and magazine, steamed oysters, boiled shrimp, seafood (fried fish, shrimp, scallops and more), homemade chicken tenders, fixins and beverages.
When Pigs Fly BBQ Festival: What’s better than BBQ? How about a whole festival featuring BBQ, great entertainment and beer? For the pitmasters, there’s a backyard BBQ style competition, sanctioned by the Carolina BBQ League. Bring the Family, kick back, enjoy some BBQ and beer, great live music, and for the youngsters, the Kids Zone. So c’mon down to Festival Park, Nov. 18 for an All American good time.

Statewide events:

This weekend
Festival Latino: This festival, held Saturday and Sunday at Ogden Park in Wilmington, North Carolina, is the largest Latino event in North Carolina and features an array of themed sections like the Kids Fiesta area, a food courtyard, live Latin music and dance lessons, vendors selling various products and more. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit www.amigosinternacional.org/home-page/festival-latino.
Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show: It will begin to look a lot like Christmas at the Crystal Coast, Saturday. More than 60 vendors will be set up at the Civic Center in Morehead City, North Carolina to exhibit and sell gifts galore for everyone on the holiday shopping list. Shopping is easy all under one roof. Browse the aisles for decorations, entertainment ideas for holiday gatherings, children’s gifts and clothing, jewelry, wood art, pottery, holiday crafts and many more unique, one-of-a-kind items. Admission is $4 per person/children 12 and under are free. Santa Claus will be making a special trip to Morehead City from the North Pole.
North Carolina Zoo: In celebration of Veterans Day, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina, is offering service members free admission and $2 off admission for up to six accompanying guests. Visitors must present a valid U.S. veterans or military ID at the admission gate.
Upcoming Events
American Indian Heritage Celebration: Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular Family event, Nov. 17, at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, North Carolina. Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the 22nd Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration offers something for all ages and gives a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s American Indian culture (with a population of over 100,000), past and present. Activities include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, foods and much more. Visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org/AIHC-2017 for additional information.
Lu Mil Vineyard Festival of Lights: During the Festival of Lights at Lu Mil Vineyard in Elizabethtown, North Carolina, Nov. 25 and 26, from 6 to 10 p.m., Familes can drive their own vehicles through hundreds of thousands of lights and decorations that are synchronized to music on a car’s FM radio. The night will also feature a country buffet, Santa, candy shop and free wine tastings.