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Friday Fight Night: Come out for a night of fun and help us support “Children of the Fallen Project”, a group formed to help children of men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Anyone can participate. Extensive boxing experience is not allowed. This is for fun! Advance tickets available at Sports USA. The doors open at 6 p.m., event starts at 7:30 p.m.

After Work Wednesdays: Come unwind from a day at the office at Sports USA, from 4 – 7 p.m. Enjoy .75 ¢ wings, free pool and Singing in the Shower Karaoke. This event is open to everyone.

Upcoming Events

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 AT? 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 – 3 p.m.

Lock and Load Laser Tag: Two great events, one fun-filled day! Lock and Load brings laser tag to Sports USA! Family Laser Tag runs from 1 - 5 p.m. Challenge your friends and family during the Family Laser Tag. Hide behind the obstacles and try to score points for your team. This event is open to everyone ages 5 and above. Adults only Laser Tag runs from 6 - 10 p.m. Obstacles are added, the sun has gone down and the battle begins. Grab your friends and see who has the best laser tag skills. This event is open to 18 and older only. The event will be held March 31, call Sports USA at 907-0739, for more information. Open to the public.

Events Around Post

This week 

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 Friday – Sunday. For tickets and more information visit http://www.crowncomplexnc.com/events.

Pine needle Basket Making: Learn about long-leaf pine ecosystems while learning basic basket weaving skills with instructor Pat Cheadle, at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pat uses mostly natural materials, apart from nylon thread, and has spent time in the Choctaw Indian Nation, teaching how to make quilts and baskets. Participants will make a small, functional pine needle basket during this class. All materials provided. Please bring a thimble if you have one, and a bagged lunch. Those who would like to attend can register at https://form.jotform.com/80164997090969, pre-registration is required.

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 Saturday.

Upcoming Events

Harlem Globe Trotters: The Harlem Globetrotters, known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment, will bring their 2018 World Tour to the Crown Coliseum on March 22, at 7 p.m. to take on their long-time adversaries the Washington Generals. The game at the Crown Coliseum will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.

A Dog Day in the Garden: Wag your tail all the way to Cape Fear Botanical Garden, March 24th from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dog Day in the Garden is a special opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to the Garden for a pawsitivley paw-some day! You and your pup will have a belly scratchin’ good time while learning about the wonderful work that Fayetteville Animal Protection Society does, local dog-related vendors, shopping and enjoying samples and other canine-friendly activities. Enter the Dog of the Garden Pageant, which will sniff out the best and cutest of the canine contestants. Fetch yourself some food from local food trucks while you experience an action packed day of demonstrations and doggie fun. Vendor space and sponsorship is available by emailing, kstern@capefearbg.org, or 486-0221, ext. 29.

Meet the Easter Bunny at Airborne and Special Operations Museum: Join the ASOM for our Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Scramble. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be served from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. and will cost $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 12 years of age and free for children 2 and under accompanied by a paying adult. The Easter Egg Scramble is free and will be held for children 2 and under at 9:30 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.; for 3 year olds at 9:40 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; for four and five year olds at 9:50 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.; for six and seven year olds at 10:00 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.; and for eight, nine and ten year olds at 10:10 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny will be available, and breakfast reservations can be made by visiting shop.asomf.org.

Statewide Events

This week 

Military Through the Ages: Experience years of military weapons and technology. Re-enactors from multiple time periods will set up to showcase how the American military has changed through the centuries. Various weapons demonstrations will occur throughout the day. This special event is free, and open to the public. This event will be held at Bentonville Battlefield in Four Oaks, NC, Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Southern Farm Days: Watch demonstrations of antique farm equipment and daily farmstead activities using tools that were used by our great grandfathers. Talk to exhibitors about daily farming activities and Family life on the farm, as they put 50 plus years old equipment and practices back to work. Admission is $7.50, children under 12 enter free. This event will be held on Saturday at Lake Waccamaw, NC. For more information visit, www.southernfarmdays.com.

BBQ and Brews Fontana Trestle Train: Departing from Bryson City, NC, the BBQ and Brew Train will travel to the Fontana Lake Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious meal basket of Southern-style bar-b-cue goodness to include a hand-pulled pork slider, a couple of pork ribs and a chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw, with apple cobbler for dessert. Complementing the meal are samples of beer from local breweries, and root beer for the kids. A different brewer is on board each trip. Souvenir glass. Adult-only cars and family-friendly cars. This event will be held Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m.

Carolina Ballet’s Boléro: Before embarking on a tour of North America, composer Maurice Ravel agreed to write a Spanish-influenced ballet score for Ida Rubinstein, the Russian dancer and actress, After abandoning his idea for an adaptation, he began an original composition based on the lone, now famous, Boléro theme. Over the course of five months, he worked on his idea, repeating the theme and gradually increasing the orchestration over the relentless snare drum. Principal guest choreographer, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, returns to the Carolina Ballet to present an all-new ballet set to Ravel’s legendary composition. Come experience the emotional crescendo of the Carolina Ballet world premiere. Performance will run from today to March 25, at the Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit, https://www.carolinaballet.com/program/bolero, 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 Saturday. 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. – 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Catawba Valley Pottery & Antiques Festival: More than 100 vendors will offer antique southern traditional pottery as well as contemporary pottery, antique furniture, textiles and fork art. Event will include early buying, catering by Southern Supper and live entertainment by the Sigmon Stringers. The event will be held March 23 – 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission will be $6 adults and $2 children 12 & under.

Orchid Festival: Go to the N.C. Arboretum, Asheville, NC, to step into a lush, tropical world at the Asheville Orchid Festival. Hundreds of orchids will fill the Education Center of the Arboretum in this show, which is one of the largest in the southeast. See dazzling colors, exotic scents and hints of an ancient world in carefully crafted displays. A full slate of experts is scheduled to present at the event, offering a daily repotting clinic, guided tours and a variety of lectures. It’s presented by the Western North Carolina Orchid Society, March 24 – 25.

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