Events on Post:

Celebrate Dr. Suess: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with silly games and activities that are all about his books, at Throckmorton Library, Friday. Transform a cup into Horton’s Ears, catch as many fish as you can with One Fish, Two Fish and Pin the Heart on the Grinch, just to name a few of the fun activities happening for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. This event is open to the public. No registration required.

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 today. Finalists will compete for the coveted championship belt Saturday at 3 p.m. at Sports U.S.A. Open to everyone.

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Workshop Hiking the Appalachian Trail Part I: Have you ever thought about hiking the 2,200 miles of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or A.T.?  Local experienced trail section hiker, Ron Jackson will share information that will get you started. This event is open to the public and will be held at Throckmorton Library, March 24, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Events around Post:

Movie and Local Food Celebration: Come celebrate with Sandhills Farm to Table as they kick off the ninth season of supporting local farmers! There is a showing of the movie, Sustainable at the Sunrise Theater in Southern Pines. Afterward, visit the beautiful 305 Trackside for local food and drinks, meet some of our farmers and more! Event will be held tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. 

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Cape Fear Wildlife Expo: The expo is a family event that features wildlife art, decoy displays, hunting and fishing projects, decoy carving demonstrations, hand-crafted duck and turkey calls, jewelry, RV’s and much more. The event also features kid-friendly interactive activities such as raptor displays and an archery range. Patrons can expect to meet a wide variety of fascinating and uniquely beautiful wildlife such as snakes and bobcats. The mission of the Cape Fear Wildlife Foundation is to cultivate stewardship of the great outdoors through education and hunting and fishing excursions that will connect men, women and children to the importance of conservation so as to become investors in our natural resources. The event will be held at the Crown Complex March 16 to 18. For tickets and more information visit http://www.crowncomplexnc.com/events.

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: 

The Patchwork Market: The Patchwork Market monthly market with makers and vintage vendors will be held at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, Saturday, from 12 to 4 p.m. Local makers and vintage vendors will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high quality and original goods.

Kite Festival: For kids of all ages, Bond Park’s Annual Kite Festival is a great way to spend the afternoon. Participate in a free kite flying contest and you’ll be eligible for certificates and special awards in a variety of kite flying categories intended for all ages and experience levels. The kite festival is free and open to the public. Participation in the contest isn’t necessary. There will be an expert kite flyer on hand to provide kite flying tips and assist with mending kites that need a little help. Enjoy music, concessions and kite flying fun. Registration is from 12:30 to 1 p.m., activities will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., and Awards will be given at 2:30 p.m. The event will be held in Cary, north Carolina on Saturday.

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 Saturday to Sunday at Marble Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Weeki Wachee Mermaids: The world-famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids will enchant young and old, swimming, twirling and flipping alongside sharks, rays, eels and schooling fish. Mermaids will perform hourly dive shows in the aquarium’s ocean tank during regular business hours. Meet a mermaid on dry land; participate in pirate-and-mermaid-themed scavenger hunts; and enjoy crafts, photo ops and autographs. Special, reservation-only events include breakfast with the mermaids, day camps, and a mermaid paint night. This weekend is the mermaids last weekend at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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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.

Cape Fear Beer and Wine Festival: The festival focuses on 60 plus American craft micro breweries, wineries and distilleries with over 150 beers, wines and liquors being offered. Also featured are a D.J., live music, silent auction, special one off-cask selection from select breweries around the state and other fun things to do. Responsible and educated consumption and admiration for the art of brewing is the core of this festival. Come sip and enjoy this unique craft experience. Attendees must be at least 21 and have valid photo ID. Admission for VIP tickets costs $50, general admission is $35 and a designated driver ticket is $15.

OBX Taste of The Beach: This fun food festival features: Wine tastings, cooking classes, special multi-course menu presentations, brewery tours, tapas crawls, cook-offs, showdowns and even progressive dinners. Four days of food from March 22 to March 25. Contact, info@obxtasteofthebeach.com for more information.