Events On Post

This week 

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 Saturday, call Sports USA at 907-0739, for more information. Open to the public.

Easter Brunch: Easter is this weekend, and that means spring time and warmer weather is on the way, too! Bring your friends and Family to the Iron Mike Conference Center for Easter Brunch, Sunday. Open seating from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to the public. Brunch costs $21.95 for adults, children ages 6 to 11 eat for $11 and children ages 5 and under are free.

Upcoming Events

Family Fun Dayz: Spend time with Family and friends at the April 7 Family Fun Dayz event, hosted by the Recreation Equipment Checkout Center at Smith Lake Recreation Area. A fee of $10 per wristband per child, allows unlimited access to bounce houses, trackless train rides and the rock climbing wall! Enjoy the afternoon in the shade, under one of our party canopies, watching your child play soccer inside the crazy-fun Bubble Balls. Free popcorn and snow cones while supplies last. Attractions are free for parents accompanying their child with a wristband. $5 Hotdog Meals, includes chips and soda, are available while supplies last. Open to Department of Defense cardholders and their guests. Must be a DOD cardholder to rent equipment. No pets allowed. No outside food allowed.

“Spring is in the Air” Ice Show and Open Skate: Come see the talented figure skaters of Fort Bragg perform and stay to skate with the stars after the show, April 14, 1 – 5 p.m., at Cleland Ice Rink. Watch as Cleland’s Ice Skating Team showcases ice skaters of all ages with group performances, duets, pairs and solo exhibitions. Immediately following the show, you can join the stars of the show on the ice for open ice skating and even sign up for a free 15-minute group ice skating lesson. Open ice skate and rental ice skates included with the purchase of a show ticket. Show starts at 1 p.m. Open Ice Skate starts are 3 p.m. Open to the public!

Miami Vice Night: The Association of Bragg Spouses will host a tropical 80s party and auction, April 21. A Caribbean dinner and dessert buffet will be served at the Iron Mike Conference Center. Tickets are $30 a person or $210 for an eight-person table. To purchase tickets visit

Events Around Post

This week 

Wildflower Walk, Spring Ephemerals: After the cold, short days of winter, wildflowers burst forth from the earth in the Cape Fear River Valley. These beautiful, delicate and often short-lived blooms are known as spring ephemerals, meaning their blooming period and life cycle are short. Take a guided walk through the woods as you search for these seasonal species. Registration is required; call to register. Event is appropriate for all ages and will be held at J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center, from 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Spring Sunset Canoe: Enjoy the first days of spring by going for a paddle to explore the lake at Mazarick Park, today. All equipment and instruction will be provided. Call 433-1579 to register, as space is limited. Children, 8 to 15 years of age, must be accompanied by a participating adult. Event is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Food Truck Rodeo: The Town of Hope Mills is kicking off another season of Food Truck Rodeo events this spring, spotlighting several local food trucks. Head out to Hope Mills Municipal Park and look for the trucks to be parked behind Town Hall. Enjoy live music, great food and a wonderful outdoor atmosphere! Bring lawn chairs. For More information, visit

Upcoming Events

Dinosaurs in the Dirt: Lake Rim Park will host a Dinosaurs in the Dark event, April 4, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. After a brief introduction to dinosaurs, children will venture to the volleyball court to dig for “dinosaur bones” and play in a giant “sandbox.” Shovels, buckets and, of course, dinosaurs will be provided for children to play with. Call, 433-2018, to register, as space is limited.

A Fairy Tale Festival & Adventure: Bring your little ones to this magical and enchanted festival full of characters from Fairy Tales. Princesses, pirates, fairies, elves, trolls, mermaids and more. Be ready to spend your day dancing with the trolls. Maybe a treasure hunt with the pirates, unless they make you walk the plank. Join the Mad Hatter for a tea party. There will be face painting, arts & crafts, tattoos and more. Additional experiences available are horse drawn carriage rides, hot air balloon rides and early admission to the festival. Fun for the whole family, but the festival is built for children 12 years of age and younger. Costumes are encouraged for the kids and kids at heart. Make sure you bring a camera for plenty of those magical photo opportunities. Event will be held at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, April 7, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All American Tattoo Convention: Featuring over 300 of some of the best tattoo artists in the world, with over 250 booths, the goal of The All American Tattoo Convention is to give some of the bravest heroes in the world the opportunity to be tattooed by some of the best tattoo artists in the industry. Event will be held at the Crown Complex, April 13 – 15.

The Charlie Daniels Band and The Marshall Tucker Band: Southern Uprising Tour features legendary southern rock groups The Charlie Daniels Band, The Marshall Tucker Band and Scooter Brown Band, who will be performing at the Crown Theatre for one special night of their Southern Uprising Tour. April 7, at 7:30 p.m.

Carolina Craft and Courses Beer Dinner: Celebrate North Carolina Beer Month with all things Carolina at the Carolina Craft & Courses Beer Dinner. Enjoy five curated courses — created with North Carolina-procured products and expertly paired with Mash House’s homegrown craft brews April 11, from 6 – 8 p.m. Come and experience Cumberland County’s oldest brewery and discover why it has been one of Fayetteville’s favorite destinations since 2001. Refer to the event Facebook page for more details on how to register for this event.

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, April 25. Visit, for more information.

Statewide Events

This week 

The Easter Bunny Express: Enjoy a train ride with the Easter Bunny as he hands out treats for the kids at the North Carolina Transportation museum in Spencer, North Carolina. This event offers inflatables, temporary tattoos, coloring stations, face painting and special photos with the big bunny. Upgrade your purchase with breakfast, lunch or snacks with the Easter Bunny.
Saturday and Sunday A huge Easter Egg Hunt will be offered for children up to 10 years old.

Upcoming Events

Piratefest: Swashbucklers of all ages will converge on the banks of the Tar River, a pirate’s paradise located in Uptown Greenville on April 13 – 14th. Returning for its 12th year, the festival will kick off Friday with a free concert, tons of costumed pirates, street food vendors and a carnival. On Saturday, the festival expands along Evans Street, taking over eight city blocks. Featuring fine arts for sale, live music stages, BMX, beer and wine garden, sword fighting, a pirate encampment and much more, there will be plenty of piratical happenings for the whole Family.

BrickUniverse Raleigh: The ultimate LEGO fan experience will take over the Raleigh Convention Center on April 14 and 15. Choose from Saturday or Sunday admission, and experience hands-on LEGO attractions and activities built to inspire, educate and entertain. This fun, family-friendly event will have tons of amazing LEGO creations to gawk at, building zones to unleash your creative energy, guest speakers and more in the LEGO theater, and vendors selling the latest LEGO sets, mini-figures and accessories. Ticket go fast so book in advance.

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