Events On Post

This week 

Dive-In-Theater: Jumanji
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.

Upcoming Events

CINCO DE MAYO: In celebration of Cinco De Mayo McKellar’s Lodge is serving tacos, enchiladas, refried beans, red rice, southwestern corn, tortilla chips & salsa, salad bar, dessert, and bottomless fountain drinks. Open to the public, May 2 from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m and the cost is $9.50

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

This week 

Fishy Fun: Come on out and join the rangers and learn how to tie knots and to cast a reel in a fun game of Back Yard Bass on April 29 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. You will also be making your own fish to take home. Meet in front of the park office for this event. Location Carvers Creek State Park
2505 Long valley Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390

Fit4Life Spring Lake Blood Drive: Fit4Life of Spring Lake is hosting a blood drive and member appreciation day!
We have the Cape Fear Valley Mobile Blood Donation Vehicle setting up from 9-1 this Saturday the 28th!
We have Army City of Spring Lake catering in food for everyone and one of our members is setting up a massage chair for FREE 5 min massages and only $1 per min after that!
We are also giving away 1 month of free personal training and another drawing for 1 free month of membership. Tickets are earned by donating blood with the winners being drawn at 1 pm. Location Fit4life Spring Lake, 3266 Ray Rd Spring lake, NC 28390.

Statewide Events

This week 

FREE ITALIAN WINE VALUES TASTING: Wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good, and we’ll prove that at our Free Italian Wine Values Tasting this Friday from 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm! It’s Asheville’s best free wine tasting, and you’re invited. Just stop by — no RSVP required and there’s plenty of free parking. Italy continues to produce some of the world’s greatest wine values. Maybe it’s because wine is produced pretty much everywhere in the country or maybe it’s because the country is home to some of the top cooperatives in the world? I would need much more time and space to explain this fully, but for now, let’s just agree that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great bottle of Italian wine. Still not sure — stop by this Friday to taste, learn, save, and be amazed by the quality-to-price ratio of the wines we’re pouring. The location is 1550 Hendersonville Road, Suite #102 Asheville, NC 28803.

QUEEN’S CUP STEEPLECHASE RACES: The Queen’s Cup is like no other sporting and social event in the Charlotte region. The last Saturday in April in the Piedmont countryside each spring is greeted with great anticipation. Thousands come to see some of the most athletic thoroughbreds compete at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. The jockeys, dressed in bright colored silks, push their sleek steeds to clear four and a half foot jumps over a two and a quarter to as much as three miles of rolling turf course. The prestige of $150,000 in purse money to the winning owners and the opportunity to bask in the glory of the winner’s circle is what it’s all about from the horse’s connections. The event is Apr 29 from 10:00AM to 07:00PM at the location 6103 Waxhaw Highway, Mineral Springs, NC 28108.

Upcoming Events

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.

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