Category Archives: Cumberland County

Carolina Home and Garden Show is THIS WEEKEND!

Sorry for the late notice, but I just found out about this. Check out the Carolina Home and Garden Show at the Crown Center (in Fayetteville) if you are looking for home and garden projects, vendors, and idas! Sounds like a great local event.

http://www.carolinahomeandgardenshow.com

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Valentine’s Day 2012

For any of the non-procrastinator’s out there, here are some links to kick off your Valentine’s Day planning.

What color Rose should I buy, and why?
http://www.harnett.org/coop/february-12-2010-ask-the-hort-agent.asp

Most Romantic Fayetteville Restaurants
http://www.urbanspoon.com/t/140/5/Fayetteville/Romantic-restaurants

Sanford Events
Sweetheart Ball: http://www.facebook.com/events/188254691201659/
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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….

NORTH CAROLINA POETRY SOCIETY’s POETRY CONTEST DEADLINE is February 1, 2012

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.

GRIFFIN-FARLOW AWARD: Haiku.

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.

FOR RULES AND GUIDELINES: www.ncPoetrySociety.org

For other local art events, be sure to check out http://harnettarts.org/calendar.cfm

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New Year’s Eve Local Events

Hey folks! I was going to write this really great post about local NYE events around town, but I ran out of time. So here are a bunch of links for events. Sorry for the late notice. You can imagine our festive adventures are much more low-key/family oriented than party party (hence the not planning ahead). Hope you all have a great one!

Fayetteville

New Years Eve Party in the Park
Saturday December 31, 2011 | 6:30 PM – 12:30 AM | Festival Park

Bring in the New Year with live performances on the Bud Light Stage. The stage will include a live feed from Times Square.

This family focused event will also have a children’s area hosted by The Partnership For Children, that includes craft activities, inflatable fun (weather provided), an early New Year countdown at 8:45 with a firework show for the little ones that can’t make it till midnight. This area proves to be fun for all ages!

Location: Festival Park
Hay Street and Ray Avenue
Fayetteville, NC

910-323-1934
http://www.faydogwoodfestival.com/newyears.php

http://www.atthecrown.com/events/list_of_events.aspx

http://events.fayobserver.com/holidays/new_years_eve

Raleigh

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November 3: Deck the Halls! It’s time for the Holly Day Fair!

Holly Day Fair is the largest holiday gift and craft show in Eastern North Carolina. Holly Day Fair is a one-stop holiday shopping event that draws an average of 21,000 attendees and 200 vendors. Show-goers have an extensive selection of unique handcrafted and manufactured products to select from. The unique and exclusive gifts include Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, clothes, toys, food specialties, household accents, and much more. Learn more about it here.

Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center
The Crown Expo Center
131 E. Mountain Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306

The 45th Annual Holly Day Fair Hours of Operation:

Thursday, Nov 3
9am – Noon: SUPER SHOPPER TICKETS ONLY (no strollers please!)
Noon – 8pm: Regular ticket holders

buy ticketsFriday, Nov 4
9am – 8pm

Saturday, Nov 5
9am – 8pm

Sunday, Nov 6
11am – 5pm

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October 22: Smith Lake Rec Area presents Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Smith Lake Rec Area, at Fort Bragg, will be showing Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

Gates open 1 hour before Showtime (7:00 P.M.).

Concessions will be available and bring your blankets and chairs.

**No outside food or drinks permitted.

For more info, call #910-396-5979.

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September 24: Smith Lake Rec Area presents Shrek 3D: The Final Chapter

Smith Lake Rec Area, at Fort Bragg, will be showing Shrek 3D: The Final Chapter on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Gates open 1 hour before Showtime (7:00 P.M.).

Concessions will be available and bring your blankets and chairs.

**No outside food or drinks permitted.

For more info, call #910-396-5979.

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