Events on post:

Mosaic Art: Come out and create your own mosaic plate or bowl. Get creative or bring in a photo to create a unique mosaic piece. Open to Child and Youth Services Cardholders in grades six to 12. The activity will be held at Chay Youth Activities Center, Saturday at 3 p.m.

2018 Combatives Finals: Watch the best in the military compete in the cage! Soldiers from all over will descend on Fort Bragg for this three day tournament that begins on March 1. Finalists will compete for the coveted championship belt March 3 at 3 p.m. at Sports U.S.A. Open to everyone.

Events around post:

Seussical The Musical: Cape Fear Regional Theater brings to life all 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 last performance is Sunday. Call 323-4233 for show times or visit www.cfrt.org for more information.

Anniversary of the Los Banos Raid: On the 73rd Anniversary of the 11th Airborne raid on the Los Banos prison camp The Airborne and Special Operations Museum is hosting a special talk with Ms. Patty Kelly Stevens. Ms. Stevens along with her family were imprisoned at Los Banos for three years until the camp was liberated in 1945. Along with a talk and a question and answer session, Ms. Stevens will be donating to the museum the 48-star flag that was the first American flag to be flown over the camp after it’s liberation, Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Belly Dance Beginner Workshop: Have you always wanted to try belly dancing but did not know where to start? Did you feel like it would be too hard? Fahada Belly Dance is partnering with Transcend Normal Fitness to bring you a three-hour workshop that will show you the ropes! The event will include a meet and greet for students and instructors, belly dance basics, to include history, questions and answers and basic moves demo, a practical lesson on the basic moves. Finally, students will put it all together into a beautiful little dance. The event will be held Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. For additional information or to register, call 745-7429.

Dr. Seuss Parade And Family Fun Day: Take the Family out to the second annual Dr. Seuss Parade in Spring Lake for a day full of fun and excitement as the birthday of Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat are celebrated. The parade will start at the new bridge over Bragg Boulevard, at the gateway into Spring Lake, and will march down Main Street. The festivities will continue at the end of Main Street, in an area blocked off to traffic, with games, food vendors, photo booth and much more fun. Admission is free and will be held March 10 on Main Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 797-9568 to learn more and join in the fun.

Babypalooza: It’s time for us to head back to home base, Fayetteville, to bring together all of the amazing services and products available locally for mom’s, moms-to-be, families and kids! After much debate, we have decided to return to our beloved Downtown Fayetteville and join in with the cool vibe that continues to grow in our revitalized downtown! Get the best that Fayetteville has to offer in handmade items, baby services, mom services and family fun! The event will be held on March 17.

Statewide Events

Wicked Plants Exhibit: Step into a macabre world where plants hold the power. Poisonous, carnivorous or just plain nasty, the diabolical botanicals represented throughout Wicked Plants are shown in all their fearful glory. Guests will be introduced to infamous plants that have left their mark on history and claimed many an unfortunate victim at the Greensboro Science Center, today to May 6, call (336) 288-3769 for more information.

Mardi Gras by the Sea Festival and Parade: Gather along East Oak Island Drive at 1 p.m. for the Mardi Gras parade, Saturday. The festival will follow the parade, on the Middleton Park extension soccer field. Enjoy a variety of food vendors, live entertainment, crafts, pet parade, costume contest and more! No fee for parade entries for people or pets! To enter your golf cart or float in the parade, pick up forms at the Recreation Center. Prizes will be awarded for best float and most spirited float. Enter your dog in the Pet Costume Parade, the Pet Parade will leave from the soccer field and circle Middleton Park at 3 p.m.

Totally ‘80s Retro Ski Weekend: The town of Beech Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort combine on a righteously rad celebration of all things 1980s. This unparalleled experience includes ‘80s music nightly, retro skiing daily and throwback activities in between. Hop in our ski slope time machine to revisit the era of big hair, leg warmers and ski suits with shoulder pads. Enjoy a great musical lineup starting today with classic rockers DeCarlo, featuring Tommy DeCarlo, lead singer of the legendary rock band Boston. Friday brings The Spazmatics, best described as punk rock meets Revenge of the Nerds. Saturday’s headliner is Cassette Rewind, the South’s hottest 1980s tribute band. Festivities include a Rubik’s Cube contest, Ms. Pac Man contest, retro Name That Tune, the ever-popular $500 Totally Retro Apparel Contest, a Day-Glo ‘80s ski parade and more. Event will be held today to Sunday, for more information call (800) 468-5506.

Upcoming events:

National Parks Family Camp In: Explore America’s incredible off-trail adventures and untamed wilderness with your Family. Track wild animals through the exhibits, sing campfire songs, roast marshmallows and roll out the sleeping bags to camp out in the museum. Wake to a continental breakfast and enjoy a special screening at Marbles IMAX of Born to Be Wild 3-D, an inspired story of love and the remarkable bond between orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who raise them. Dinner and breakfast are included. Bring a tent to sleep in if you have one! The camp in will be held March 3 to March 4 at Marble Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dinner Cruise on The Belle Of Washington: Come take a voyage down the Pamlico River March 3. Guests will enjoy the beauty of the Pamlico River during a relaxing cruise. Buffet-style dinner will be provided by one of our local restaurants or catering partners. All tickets must be purchased in advance. Contact John Butler at 252-947-2530 or john@washingtonbelle.com for more information.

Charlotte Goes Green For St. Patrick’s Day Festival: The 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Charlotte Goes Green Festival will be held on March 17. This is Charlotte’s largest parade featuring Irish music, Irish dancers, bagpipers, Celtic vendors, children’s amusements and plenty of food and beverages. Admission is free and the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.