Category Archives: Harnett County

Feb 23: Lillington Young Professionals Banquet

Tickets are still available for the Annual Chamber Banquet on Thursday, February 23 at the Lillington, North Carolina government complex. Doors open at 6:00, and dinner will be served at 6:30. Tickets are Continue reading

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Get outside and check out these Raven Rock February ’12 Events

Tired of being cooped up inside this winter? Well, head on over to Raven Rock to enjoy some of these events!

Sat, February 18, 2012 -Volunteer Work Day

Come out and join park staff in working at Raven Rock State Park. We will begin the work day at 9 am. This day is set aside to work on trail maintenance, old dump site clean-up and invasive species removal. If you enjoy visiting the park and have been looking for a way to give back Continue reading

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Feb 17-26: Go see Annie Warbucks at Heart of Harnett Playhouse!

Annie Warbucks is coming to Harnett County at the Heart of Harnett Playhouse. Performances will be February 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26.

About the play: The world’s favorite orphan returns in Annie Warbucks, the sequel to the international smash hit Annie. All the ingredients that made Annie so successful are here once again, with an old-fashioned romance thrown in for good measure.

Heart of Harnett Playhouse is located at: 900 11th Street, Lillington, NC 27546

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Harnett Regional Theater Shows & Auditions


Feb 10- Dirty Dancing, A Ladies Night Out Event

February 25 & 26- HRT SINGS BROADWAY
Harnett Regional Theatre will be performing a Broadway review, “HRT SINGS BROADWAY”, February 25th and 26th, 2012. In an effort to “keep the lights on” at HRT, the cast will perform Broadway’s greatest hits from Irving Berlin’s classic “White Christmas” to popular selections from Tony award-winning shows, Dream Girls and Jekyll and Hyde. The show is directed by Amy Langdon and under the musical direction of Jerrod Godwin. Cast includes Vicky Matthews, Vicki Wade, Jana Wells, Maria Conrad, Teresa Alphin, Eddie White, Rick Stephenson, Dennis McCool, and Wade Hodges. On February 25th, patrons will enjoy a pre-show reception at 6:30pm with the performance at 7:30pm for $20.00. A matinee show will be on Sunday, February 26th at 2:30 pm. For more information, please contact Jacob Godwin at (910) 984-7533. Advance tickets will only be sold. Ticket information can be found at HRT’s website,



“THE SOUND OF MUSIC” auditions will be March 5 & 6, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at the Stewart Theater. Casting will be for ages 5 years old and up. Please be prepared to sing at least 16 bars of music in the style of the show (showtune), read from the script at the director’s discretion, and perform a routine that the choreographer will teach at the audition.

Performance dates will be May 11-20, 2012. Please bring a list of conflicts with you. Conflicts will play a vital role in casting. Please consider them before auditioning. Absences will not be allowed after May 1st, 2011.

For more information, please contact Jacob Godwin (Producer) at

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Lunch with Raptors and Making Fire the Hard Way. Two awesome events at Raven Rock this weekend.

Raven Rock State Park

Sat, February 4, 2012

Lunch with Raven Rock Raptors

Bring your picnic lunch to Raven Rock State Park on Saturday, February 4th and enjoy seeing and learning about some of the raptors that reside here. The Wildlife Rescue Center from Sanford, NC will be bringing a few of their non-releasable education birds, Willow the Red-tailed hawk, Griffin the Black Vulture and Kealey an American Kestrel. After the presentation a one hour PBS documentary entitled “Raptor Force” will be presented. Come inside to the Visitor Center’s seminar room and enjoy this lunchtime treat.

Starts at: 11 a.m.    Meet at: Visitor Center

Raven Rock State Park

Sun, February 5, 2012

Making Fire the Hard Way

Have you ever been watching a wilderness survival show and wondered what it would be like to start a fire without matches or a lighter? Come out to Raven Rock State Park and let us show you several methods that can be used to start fires in emergency situations, and try them out yourself. Demonstrations will include: Bow and Drill, flint and steel, steel-wool, magnesium sticks, and magnifying sun light. Meet on the back porch of the Visitor Center at 1:00 p.m. for this free program. Contact Ranger Terry at 910-893-4888 or with any questions.

Starts at: 1:00 PM    Meet at: Visitor Center

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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?

Most Romantic Fayetteville Restaurants

Sanford Events
Sweetheart Ball:
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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….


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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