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September 23: Jordan Lake Evening Canoe Paddle

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area will be having an Evening Canoe Paddle on Friday, September 23, 2011

Join a Ranger for an evening of paddling the sub impoundment (Weaver Creek) body of water near Ebenezer boat ramp. Paddle will begin at the Wildlife Access Area directly off of Beaver Creek Rd. (State Road 1008) approx. 3 miles south of Hwy 64, just past Pea Ridge Road. This paddle is recommended for all abilities. All equipment provided (life jackets, paddles, and canoes). You may want to bring binoculars to view wildlife and if we are lucky, Bald Eagles too! Dress according to the weather and plan to get a little wet. Paddle may be cancelled due to the weather (rain or high winds). Please note, there are no restrooms at this site. If you have your own gear/canoe/kayak and would like to join us, please do!

Reservations must be made in advance and ages 10 and over are welcome to participate.

For further information contact Ranger Steve McMurray at 919-362-0586 ext 244 or at steve.mcmurray@ncdenr.gov

Starts at: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Meet at: Wildlife Access Area off of Beaver Creek Road


Address: 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC 27523
GPS coordinates: 35.7369, -79.0169
Office Phone: (919) 362-0586

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September 17: Check out the Lillington Fall Festival

The Lillington Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in downtown Lillington. The event offers shopping options that include local arts and crafts as well as commercial products, food vendors, fun activities for the children and all day entertainment.

The vendor application and rules for 2011 are available at these links:

lillingtonchamber/UserFiles/File/Festival_Application_2011.pdf  and lillingtonchamber/UserFiles/File/Rules_for_2011_festival.pdf

The application for Sponsors is available at the following link: lillingtonchamber/UserFiles/File/2011_Sponsor_Application_for_Fall_Festival.pdf

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Visit Jordan Lake this weekend, and next week, for some outdoor activities!

Jordan Lake is only about an hour away, but is offering some great activities this month.

Sat, August 20, 2011 Bald Eagle Obersvaton Deck Experience
Come out and try your luck at locating Bald Eagles with a NC State Ranger. Continue reading

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Hugs & Kisses Consignment Fall Sale is here!

Fayetteville’s Hugs & Kisses Consignment bi-annual children’s sale is here! It is at the Cumberland County Expo.

Sale times

Private Sales:

SUPER & SUPER DUPER Volunteers:  Tuesday, August 16       8:30am – 9pm

Volunteers Only: Tuesday, August 16       10am – 9pm

Consignors Only: Tuesday, August 16       11am – 9pm

1st Time Moms: Tuesday, August 16       5pm – 9pm *Must have New Mom pass

Military Moms: Tuesday, August 16       6pm – 9pm *Must have Military ID

Open to the Public:

Wednesday, August 17     10am – 8pm

Thursday, August 18       10am – 6pm  (note: closing at 6pm!)

Friday, August 19          10am – 6pm  (1/2 price sale)


Volunteers & Consignors: ( 1/2 Price Sale:) Thursday, August 18      7pm – 9pm

Open to Public: ( 1/2 Price Sale)  Friday, August 19       10am – 6pm

For more information about this sale (and if you are interested in consigning or volunteering for Spring), check out http://hugsandkissesconsignment.com

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