Category Archives: Art

February 1 Deadline for NC Poetry Contest!

Check out this contest fellow parents (sorry, kids)! I’m thinking about submitting some of my own work and encourage you to do the same….


The North Carolina Poetry Society invites submissions to its nine 2012 adult poetry contests, open to NCPS members and non-members and (except for the Poet Laureate contest) to both NC residents and non-residents:

THOMAS H. McDILL AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 70 lines.

CALDWELL NIXON JR. AWARD: written for children ages 2-12, any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.

JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT AWARD: traditional forms (except sestinas); maximum 36 lines.

MARY RUFFIN POOLE AMERICAN HERITAGE AWARD: any form, any style on theme of American heritage, brotherhood/sisterhood, nature; maximum of 36 lines.

KATHERINE KENNEDY McINTYRE LIGHT VERSE AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.


POETRY OF COURAGE AWARD: any form, any style on theme of courage or crisis; maximum 36 lines.

POETRY OF LOVE AWARD: any form, any style; maximum 36 lines.

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POET LAUREATE AWARD: a serious poem, any subject, any style, maximum of 110 lines. Open to poets currently residing in NC. The winning poem will be selected by the North Carolina Poet Laureate.


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Lillington Photography Club

Lillington’s Community Center would like to start a Photography Club for Harnett County Photography lovers.

The first meeting is set for January 19th at 6:30 pm here at the Center. If you’re interested in joining, and would like to see them offer Photography classes, please contact Angel at 910-893-2864.

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September 10: Angier’s Crepe Myrtle Celebration

The Angier Chamber of Commerce Proudly Presents:

38th  Annual Crepe Myrtle Celebration

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Depot Square

Downtown Angier

A Fun Family Festival Event

Live Music – Entertainment – Food Vendors
– Crafts – Artisans – Demonstrations
Rides – Games  – Lots More Fun for All Ages

*****New Event*****

“Penny Social”

Join the Angier Chamber of Commerce as they host the 38th Annual Crepe Myrtle Celebration Saturday, September 10, 2011. This family fun filled day has become a tradition to the Angier community. Featured will be arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, miscellaneous business vendors; local entertainment; a “Penny Social” (new for 2011); games and rides for kids; etc.  Contact Cindy Hunter at the Chamber at 919-639-2500 or for more information or visit

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Sign up for one of Lillington’s Fall and/or Winter technology, art, or exercise classes!

Lillington’s Park and Recreation department is offering a plethora of Fall and Winter classes and activities. Some classes start SOON so sign up now!

Visit the downloads page on the web site below and click on the Fall/Winter 2011 Programs link to view course descriptions along with dates and times available. Then go to the Lillington Community Center to get registered.


Phone: 910-893-2864

Address: 607 South 13th Street

CLASSES OFFERED *These are subject to change*

Exercise classes:

Zumba, Pilates, Stretch & Flexibility Class, Cardio Circuit

Art classes:

Beginners Drawing for Youth, Mommy and Me Art Class (Please note that Session I will begin August 26th for this class), Beginners Painting, Magic, Monsters & More for Youth, Beginners Drawing for Teens & Adults, Open Studio, Advanced Drawing for Youth, Advanced Drawing for Teens & Adults, Junk Art for Youth, Advanced Painting, and  Lillington Teens-N-Tweens (T-N-T)

Technology classes:

Intro to Microsoft EXCEL, Intro to Microsoft POWER POINT, Computer & Internet Basics, and Intro to Microsoft WORD

Specialty Classes:

Self Defense (Age 4+)

Cheer Clinic  *Separate from the Cheerleading Athletic program (Check out for more information)

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