Events On Post
Family Fun Night at the South Post Exchange: Come on out to your South Post Exchange on Saturday night, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., to experience different fun activities for the entire Family. The movie “Sing” will be playing in the Food Court, with free popcorn (while supplies last), games from Hasbro to play, Nerf Gun Blaster station, Family Meal Deals, enter to win gift baskets (must be present to win) and manager specials on all Hasbro games and Nerf products. So, come on out and enjoy some great time with your Family.
Fort Bragg Fair: The Fort Bragg Fair is an annual event that takes place every spring. Americans with Disabilities Act parking accessible from Bragg Boulevard via Howell Street. Unlimited carnival rides and live entertainment are included in one, low admission price. Parking is free. Open to the general public with easy access off Bragg Boulevard. Opens April 26 – May 13, Monday – Friday, gates open at 5 p.m., Saturday – Sunday, gates open at 1 p.m.
Dive-in Theater: Come watch Jumanji at the Tolson Indoor Pool, April 27, 8 p.m. Watch a movie with us! At Dive-In Theater, movies are shown on an inflatable projector screen, so you can watch while you swim, stay on deck or do a mix of both. 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. Benches and folding chairs are available for use. This event is open to Department of Defense cardholders and their guests. Admission costs $4 for DOD ID cardholders and $6 for guests.
Throckmorton Library Book Sale: Love to read or looking for books for your kids to read over the summer? Throckmorton Library is having its annual book sale! There will be plenty of gently used books, DVDs and CDs for everyone. Prices range from $1 – $5. Cash only, small bills appreciated. Doors will close at 5:45 p.m., the event ends at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
Mother’s Day Brunch: Treat that special woman in your life and celebrate her this Mother’s Day at the Iron Mike Conference Center, May 13, with a beautiful brunch spread. Open seating from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event is open to the public. Brunch costs $21.95 for adults, $11 for children 6 – 11 and children under 5 are free.
Right Arm Night: Take part in a military tradition. Right Arm night, at Sports USA, is designed to give everyone a chance to mingle with and celebrate those who help them get things done. Bosses drinks are on you. Sports USA promises good food, music and camaraderie, May 10, beginning at 4 p.m.
Events Around Post
Super Science FunFest: The Fascinate-U’s Super Science FunFest is an official event of the 2018 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation, and it features an array of hands-on science activities for kids of all ages. This year’s theme is “The Science of Food & Drink.” Other activities include nutrition, plants, minerals, forensics, electricity, robots, live animals, art and design, legos and more. Everything is free and for children of all ages. Event will be held Saturday, from noon – 3p.m.
Sense and Sensibility: Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality. The Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne — are left financially destitute and socially vulnerable after their father’s sudden death. The Family is forced to move to a distance cottage and the sisters become entangled in heart-wrenching romances. They are forced to ask themselves, “When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?” Based on the novel by Jane Austen. Adapted by Kate Hamill. The play opens at the Cape Fear Regional Theater, Wednesday. Visit http://www.cfrt.org, for more information.
Fayetteville Dogwood Festival: The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival features entertainment of all genres, arts and craft vendors, street performances, and delicious food and beer. The Fayetteville Dogwood Festival organization is a volunteer-based nonprofit committed to giving back to other nonprofit partners who help produce their events, while providing free events for the community year-round. They also produce the Fall Dogwood Festival, complete with craft beer and food trucks, Fayetteville After 5 summer concert series, and Cumberland County’s largest pageant. Festivals and special events help define our great city, attract new business, and stimulate local economic growth. April 26 –29, the city of Fayetteville will come alive and we invite everyone to come enjoy the splendor of the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.
Fantastic Frogs at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens: What is a frog? What is the difference between a frog and a toad? We’ll touch some replica amphibians before we go on a walk to seek frogs along the pond edges, April 26. This class is intended for preschoolers, child must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: Included with Garden Membership or admission, to be paid at the door. Pre-registration is required: https://form.jotform.com/60596183169970.
Military Spouse Self-Confidence Seminar: WhiteGold Boutique and First Command Financial Services are putting on the first ever Military Spouse Self Confidence Summit on May 11th, Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It’ll be a day of fun and empowerment enjoyeda t Dirtbag Ales and Taproom. Starting with a social hour where the spouses can enjoy the “Glam Station” for hair and make-up touch ups, super cute clothes for dressing up, a flower bar, a photographer, and more! Then a panel of keynote speakers will talk to attendees. After that everyone will break off into smaller groups and practice some self-confidence exercises to continue their empowerment after they leave. Each attendee will receive a swag bag full of goodies, as well as a light lunch. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/291970918001410/, for more information and tickets.
Easels in the Gardens: When Historic Edenton blooms, The Cupola House Association will offer Easels in the Gardens 2018 to benefit the 1758 Cupola House, a National Historic Landmark. This self-guided garden tour brings guests the outdoor splendor of private gardens in which artists will paint ‘en plein air,’ potters will pot and sculptors will create the magic of sculpture. Enjoy these fine gardens as you stroll through the Historic District of Edenton, North Carolina, while musicians add to the enchantment. A garden party and art sale celebrate Southern hospitality and the creative works of these noteworthy artists. To inspire the creativity of guests, workshops will be offered in floral design and gardening in the historic Cupola House Gardens. Children are not forgotten as they will enjoy their own plein air painting corner, Friday – Saturday. Call 336-406-1896, for more information.
Spring into New Bern Weekend Getaway: Spring has come and events are popping up all over New Bern. Our Spring Weekend Getaway, held Saturday – Sunday, is the perfect time to shake off those winter blues and reinvigorate yourself with some fun by the water! Indulge in wine and craft beer tastings during our two-day Juice on the Neuse Festival. If you are a fan of the series Outlander, you can now follow in Claire and Jamie’s footsteps in North Carolina as they visit Tryon Palace. Be sure to get your tickets in advance — they usually sell out quickly. You can then finish out your Saturday night enjoying the classic sounds of James Taylor as performed by The Heather Pierson Trio. And, what better way to end your weekend than touring several homes, both renovated and new, throughout Craven County that will be open for viewing?
Festival D’Avion: Celebrate this first-ever festival of freedom and flight on April 27-29 in Carthage, North Carolina. This weekend event includes special events and entertainment the entire Family can enjoy. All branches of the military will be recognized with exhibits honoring active personnel and those who have retired from military service. Aircraft displays will include warbirds, cubs, clippers, stinsons, staggerwings, ultra-light and homemade aircraft. Entertainment will include precision military skydiving, helicopter tours and solo artists. Chicago Rewired, billed as the nation’s premier Chicago tribute band, will perform a live concert on Saturday night. The BBQ Cook-Off on Sunday begins at 11 a.m. and will feature sampling from four of North Carolina’s top pitmasters. Concessions, along with local craft beers and wines from across the state of North Carolina will be offered. Visit https://www.festivaldavion.com, for tickets and the schedule.
Days at the Docks Festival: Days at the Docks is the Holden Beach way to kick off the spring and start the vacation season. Enjoy many arts and crafts vendors and food vendors, live music and entertainment, a cardboard box paddle race, hermit crab races, and the world famous “Bopple Race.” Lots of activities for the entire Family and a children’s area for the kids. The Cardboard Box Paddle Race and Hermit Crab Races will be on Saturday, April 28 and the Family Fun Run and the Bopple Race will be on Sunday, April 29.
SAVOR Blowing Rock: SAVOR Blowing Rock, a celebration of food and drink, returns to North Carolina’s Prettiest Small Town. The 2018 edition of SAVOR Blowing Rock includes an expanded range of demonstrations, seminars, and events that feature regional culture, music, craft beers from local breweries and across the state, beverage tastings and dinners that showcase area culinary artistry. The event will be held May 3 –6. Call 828-295-7851, for more information.
MCAS Cherry Point Air Show: The 2018 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show is the East Coast’s premier air show! Call your Family and friends, and mark your calendars for eastern North Carolina’s biggest, baddest, fastest and loudest outdoor event! Beginning with a spectacular night show, the skies will light up with jet afterburners, jet-assisted takeoffs, wingtip pyrotechnics, sky-diving demonstrations, incredible speed demonstrations by the jet truck Shockwave, plus the crowd-pleasing “wall of flame,” all culminating with a fireworks display. The event will be held in Havelock, North Carolina, May 4 – 6. Saturday and Sunday will both have full day shows featuring a dizzying variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations. You will get up close and personal to dozens of historic and modern aircraft displays, as well as a wide array of military vehicles and equipment. The Blue Angels will provide the grand finale both days.
Ham and Yam Festival: The Ham and Yam festival began in 1985 as a challenge from Johnston County’s Smithfield, North Carolina ham producers to the ham producers of Smithfield, VA. The festival now celebrates Johnston County’s agricultural heritage and features many varieties of hams and yams – barbecue from the cook-off, country ham biscuits, ribs, hot dogs, sweet potato fries and desserts. The festival hosts the “What’s That Yam Thing?” contest, a favorite for children given the opportunity to turn sweet potatoes into works of art. The festival area in Downtown Smithfield is filled with hundreds of booths occupied by face painters, local non-profits and vendors selling items including garden flags, handbags, kitchen tools, handmade jewelry and many other arts and crafts. The Family event keeps crowds entertained with performances on three stages, children’s games, carnival rides, pig races and a petting zoo. The event will be held May 6. For more information, call 919-989-8687.