Events on Post:

This week
Hiring our Heroes spouse event: At a free two-day Fort Bragg military spouse hiring event, you’re invited to connect directly with human resources experts and hiring managers from local and national companies. Build your professional network as you interact with dozens of companies at a free evening networking reception, then return the next day for a hiring fair. This event is open to all military, veteran, and Gold Star spouses, as well as employers and service organizations. Service members and veterans are also welcome. The event is open Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is being held at the Iron Mike Conference Center. Interested job seekers should pre-register online at www.hiringourheroes.org/events.

Essential Oils Workshop: What are essential oils and their health benefits? Local Essential Oil expert, Chemika Mercer will answer these and your other questions about aromatic oils, Tuesday. The event will be held at Throckmorton Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The workshop is open to the public and no registration is required.

Upcoming Events
SPORTS U.S.A. Valentine’s Day Market: Get your last minute Valentine’s gifts. Treat yourself! Crafts, specialty items, art and more will be available for purchase. Food and beverage will be on sale throughout the event. This event is free and open to everyone. Interested in becoming a vendor? Contact Sports U.S.A. Indoor spaces cost $50 and includes a table and two chairs. Outdoor space costs $75 and you must provide your own tent. Market will be open Feb. 11, 12 to 5 p.m.

Midnight at the Masquerade: Join the in the fun and solve a crime with your meal on Feb. 16, at the Iron Mike Conference Center. Midnight at the Masquerade is a murder mystery dinner show. Attend and get this soiree back on track by solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! The event begins with hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. The bar also opens at 6 p.m. and a dinner buffet will be available at 6:30 p.m. Pre-paid reservations are required, and gratuity is not included. The event is $40 per ticket. Call 907-2582 to make reservations.

Events around post

This week
Seussical The Musical: Cape Fear Regional Theater brings to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination — Jojo. These colorful characters will transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. Oh, the thinks we will think! The show will be open Thursday to Feb. 25. Call 323-4233 for show times or visit www.cfrt.org for more information.

Dancing Stories with April C. Turner: Enjoy this highly energetic performance of dance, stories and songs from the West African culture. From Turner’s performance the audience learns how West African dances and stories affirm community-building concepts of working together, integrity and perseverance. The performance will be held at the Museum of Cape Fear, Saturday, at 2 p.m. For more info, contact Leisa Greathouse, 500-4243.

Upcoming Events
Petals and Pies: Gathered, who specialize in building community through ‘big-city’ inspired events, are collaborating with the award winning Fayetteville Pie Company to bring you a special that is too sweet to miss! It’s an early season flower bar offering beautiful pink, deep reds, and limited edition Valentine’s packaging! Whether it’s for your sweetheart, bestie or even yourself - make sure you’re there early! Event will be held at the Fayetteville Pie Company Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 483-4097 for more information

Evening of Prohibition: It may be called an Evening of Prohibition but the menu of events includes a liquor-tasting, a casino, great food and music. The event will benefit Better Health, a nonprofit group that seeks to provide for unmet healthcare needs in Cumberland County through assistance, referral and education. The event will be held at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens on Feb. 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. For information, check betterhealthcc.org.

Statewide events:

This week
The Chocolate Festival: The Chocolate Festival will be held this weekend in Morehead City, North Carolina. The festival features chocolate vendors galore, a chocolate pudding contest, a 5k run, a BBQ cook off, chocolate spa and more. There will be chocolate cakes, tortes, bars, ice creams, chocolate cookbooks, chocolate wine, samplings and much more. Events will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit carolinachocolatefestival.com for more information.

Groundhog Day Celebration: Greta the Groundhog waits all year for a chance to predict whether spring will come early or not. You and your Family are invited to come up to the Animal Discovery Den at the Chimney Rock State Park, Friday, to see if the resident woodchuck sees her shadow. Following her prediction, you can take part in a Family-friendly activity and guided hike along the Great Woodland Adventure Trail, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Visit https://goo.gl/4RrGC7 for more information.

Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show for Habitat for Humanity: The 3rd Annual Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland County will be held at the LeGrand Center on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature vendors from the Home, Garden and Lifestyle category.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for children under 6. For more information please contact Stephanie Davis at Dragonfly Marketing at 704-600-6599 or email Stephanie@DragonflyMarketing.CC

Upcoming Events
Adult Night Mardi Gras: Grab your crew and join the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina, for this Big Easy bash . Discover the biodiversity of the bayou, taste Cajun cuisine, fish for ‘gators and toast hurricanes. Dance in the three-story SECU Daily Planet Theater, featuring live jazz by Peter Lamb and the Wolves. Add your shining touch to a 16-foot mural and explore the explosive nature of metals. Snare predatory reptiles in the Gator Den. Discover why T-Rex is the King of the Cretaceous Carnival. Compete for prizes in the French Quarter Fun House and enjoy Fat Tuesday trivia. Explore extreme animal mammaries, voodoo fauna and more!
Event will be held Feb. 9, for info call 919-707-9839.