Free candy, games, spooky stories

In partnership with the Fayetteville Christian Church, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation will host the second annual free Night@the ASOM Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

When the doors open kids of all ages will see giant inflatables including a moon walk and slide plus nearly a dozen game booths, each with free prizes for all children. There will be booths for bobbing for apples, go fish, a bean bag toss, ring the pumpkin and many more.

All children are encouraged to wear a costume and compete for additional prizes.

Throughout the evening, spooky stories will be told. But perhaps the most fun event will be the flashlight guided tours of the main gallery.

“Special guides will accompany small groups through the museum,” said Paul Galloway, executive director of the ASOM Foundation. “Only the light from a flashlight and wrist glow-bands for each participant will show the way.”

According to Galloway, the special partnership with the Fayetteville Christian Church makes it all possible.

“Without their support we wouldn’t be able to have nearly the staff needed to assist with the games and entertainment,” said Galloway. “And more importantly we are able to keep the entire event free of charge.”

For more information, call 643-2773.

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Fall events

Cape Fear Ballroom Dancers: Nov. 21, 7 to 10 p.m., group lessons included at Roland’s Dance Studio, 310 Hope Mills Rd. For more information, call 987-4420 or visit

Veteran’s Day Golf Tournament: Anderson Creek Club, Nov. 11, 10 a.m., to raise money for the nation’s veterans. All proceeds raised are to go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

Regional Artist Project Grant: Applications now available. Regional Artist Project Grant funds provide financial support to a broad range of exceptionally talented artists by funding a project that will have a significant impact on the advancement of their professional artistic careers. Regional Artist Project Grants are intended to fund a project that begins no earlier than Jan. 1, 2016, and concludes by Dec. 31, 2016. Grant writing workshops will be held to assist interested artists. Deadline for 2016 application forms is today, at 5 p.m. For more information, visit

FAYETTEVILLE FIREANTZ VS. KNOXVILLE ICE BEARS: Oct. 30, 7 p.m., at the Crown Coliseum. It’s a hockey night in Fayetteville. The Fayetteville FireAntz are a professional minor league ice hockey team based in Fayetteville. Ticket prices are: $21 club seating; $19 general seating; $7 kids ticket. Tickets are on sale now at the Crown Complex box office, and by phone at 1-888-257-6208.

Fort Bragg Annual 10-Miler: Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents the 19th Annual Fort Bragg 10-Miler, Nov. 5. The rolling course and seasonal climate should make for a challenging race. This event is open to the public. Register online at

Holly Day Fair: At the Crown Expo, Nov. 5 through 8, 9 a.m. to noon for super shoppers, and noon to 8 p.m. for general admission ticket holders. Super shopper tickets can be purchased for $14 and are limited. Strollers and any type of rolling carts are strictly prohibited during super shopper hours. General admission tickets for Nov. 5 to 8 are $9. All tickets include free parking. Children five years and under are free. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 1-888-257-6208.

HEAD OVER HEELs: Nov. 7, 3 to 8 p.m. at the Crown Theatre. Lolita Snipes Productions is bringing the hit romantic comedy play, Head Over Heels! to the Crown Theatre, starring Grammy nominated R&B singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore and Xscape singer Tamika Scott. In this electrifying comical journey to find love, a beautiful young attorney falls for a smooth talking bad boy and soon learns there is more to being in love that just chemistry. For more information, ticket prices and to request the VIP package, visit

Onging Events

First Fridays: Open mic oldies, rock, and blues music from local artists at the Hope Mills Recreation Center, 6 p.m. For more information, call 426-4109.

Fourth Fridays: Downtown Fayetteville starting at 5 p.m. The free event celebrates the arts and downtown. Get a taste of art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops. Visit for more information.Plan your next event: Make your next event memorable. Celebrate at the Fort Bragg Club. The catering office is ready to assist in the planning and preparation of any special occasion. For more information, call 907-2582 or 907-1945 or visit

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