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OCT

01

Sandhills Antique Farm Equipment Show

On Saturday, October 1 from 8a.m. until dark the Sandhills Antique Farm Equipment Club will be hosting thier annual Swap Meet at Sandhills Farm Park, located at 200 Alexander Drive, Lillington, NC 27546. General admission is $2 and the fee for vendor and seller spaces is $20. For more information please contact Alvin McArtan (910) 894-4317 or Ronnie Thomas (940) 987-2143

OCT

01

Erwin Denim Days

Erwin will be hosting the 52nd Annual Denim Days on Saturday, October 1. Denim Days brings the entire community together to commemorate its prestigious past with concerts, performances and a parade. Local and outside vendors showcase crafts and foods. Contests and pageants feature area talent and accomplishments from the “Baby Denim Contest” to collectable cars and vintage automobile displays. Kids enjoy rides and slides, carnival-type games, and, of course, cotton candy and elephant ears. For more information please contact the Erwin Chamber of Commerce at (910) 897-7300

OCT

02

North Carolina Grape Stomp at Gregory Vineyards

The North Carolina Grape Stomp at Gregory Vineyards is Sunday, October 2nd from 1­ - 6 pm. There is a $5.00 entry fee. Admission includes: Grape Stomp, Foot Imprinting, Trolley Rides, and FREE Splash and Dash tastings. Full wine tastings will be available for purchase in the tasting room. Lucille Ball Look­ A ­Like Contest at 2:00 p.m.; BBQ Sauce Contest; Vendor Fair. For more information or if you would like to reserve a spot for the vendor fair, please contact Teresa Gregory at (919)369­-5326.

OCT

03

State Employees Credit Union Customer Appreciation Day

The North Carolina State Employees Credit Union at 411 Pine State Street in Lillington will hold a Member Appreciation Day Monday, October 3 from 8:30a.m. until 5:30p.m. The event will include food, fun and prizes, along with face painting and balloon animals from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Members are invited to see the front desk for food tickets and come have a blast!

OCT

04

Caregivers Summit at Campbell University

A Caregivers Summit will be held Tuesday, October 4 from 8a.m. until 3p.m. at the Campbell University Leon Levine Hall of Medical Sciences at 4350 U.S. 421 South, Lillington. Registration is $10 for caregivers and $50 for professionals, and includes lunch and choice of multiple sessions. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call (919) 719-6772.

OCT

04

Senior Fun and Fitness Day

On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Al Woodall Municipal Park in Erwin, Harnett County Parks and Recreation is partnering with other groups including the Harnett County Division on Aging to host a Senior Fun & Fitness Day for residents age 50 and above. Come out from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to learn some new games, discover easy ways to stay active, learn more about the Senior Games and have a great time. To register, or for more information, call Vicky Walden at the Division on Aging at (910) 814-6074 by Sept. 27.

OCT

05

Mobile Mammography

Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. When breast cancer is found early, chances of survival are higher! The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.

OCT

06

Boogie on Broad featuring Band of Oz

Boogie on Broad, featuring Band of Oz, will be held October 6, 2016, in Downtown Dunn at the intersection of Broad Street and Wilson Avenue. The concert is free and includes entertainment and DJ Butch Halpin of Carolina Sounds, face painting and balloons by Sybil the Clown, line dancing fun and much more. For more information, contact the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce at (910) 892-4113.

OCT

06

Hike for your Health at Raven Rock State Park

Every Thursday at 9 a.m. Get outside, get healthy and get moving. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call the visitor center for meeting location (910) 893-4888 extension 0. Meet at the Visitor Center.

OCT

06

Young Professionals Networking Breakfast

Join the Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday, October 6 from 7:30a.m. to 9a.m. for an informal young professionals networking breakfasts. This event is open for people ages 21-41 and will be held at The Cellar, located at 108 N. WIlson Avenue in Dunn. For more information visit the www.fdunnchamber.com

OCT

07

"Bless Your Heart" Benefit for Harnett Health Foundation

Country on the Outskirts of Town is presenting "Bless your Heart" October 7, 8, and 9 to benefit the Harnett Health Foundation. The event will be held at Johnson Properties Realtor at 48 Progressive Parkway, Angier, NC 27501. For ticket prices and more information please contact Shannon Smith at (910) 527-9200 or Connie Johnson at (919) 427-9498.

OCT

13

Hike for your Health at Raven Rock State Park

Every Thursday at 9 a.m. Get outside, get healthy and get moving. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call the visitor center for meeting location (910) 893-4888 extension 0. Meet at the Visitor Center.

OCT

13

Candidates Forum at Triton High School

The Coats, Dunn, Erwin and Lillington Chambers of Commerce are pleased to invite you to a Candidates Forum Thursday, October 16 from 6:30p.m-8:30p.m at Triton High School. Candidates on the ballot for Harnett County Board of Education, Harnett County Commissioner, North Carolina House and Senate, and US House and Senate have all been invited to participate. This event will be moderated by Gerald Owens, of WRAL News.

OCT

14

Concert Benefit: "One Homeless Night"

United Way of Harnett County will be hosting a benefit concert "One Homeless Night" at Stewart Theatre in Downtown Dunn featuring Strength Betrayed, Carolina Tradition, Homeless Boys, and Thomas and Madeline on Friday, October 14th starting at 6:00 p.m. This is a night to bring awareness to the homeless and mentally ill in Harnett County. Donations appreciated.

OCT

15

3rd annual Wings Over Harnett Fly-in, presented by Campbell University

The third annual Wings Over Harnett fly-in will be held Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Harnett Regional Jetport at 615 Airport Road, Erwin, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with gates opening at 9 a.m. This year's event is presented by Campbell University. This year's FREE event will feature a salute to first responders in Harnett County along with a jump by the All Veteran Group Parachute Team, a water drop demonstration from N.C. Forestry, plenty of airplanes on display, helicopter rides, music, food, entertainment, rides and activities for the kids, and so much more! While the event is free, there will be a $5 cost for parking.

OCT

15

Fonnie Godwin's Laps for Life

On Saturday, October 15 at 9a.m. Fonnie Godwin's Laps for Life will be held at Tart Park in Dunn. The goal of this event is to give hope and celebrate life through touching patients and treating them with support financially, emotionally, and spiritually. Registration begins at 8:30am and the registration fee is $25. All proceeds will go directly to Friends Fighting Cancer, Inc.

OCT

19

HomeBrewing 101

Interested in starting your own craft brewery or just learning how to brew your own beer at home? The Harnett County Public Library has you covered with HomeBrewing 101, a free event that will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Library at 601 S. Main St., Lillington. Adam Reinhardt, owner of HomeCrafted in Holly Springs will be the presenter for this event.

OCT

20

Hike for your Health at Raven Rock State Park

Every Thursday at 9 a.m. Get outside, get healthy and get moving. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call the visitor center for meeting location (910) 893-4888 extension 0. Meet at the Visitor Center.

OCT

21

To Make A Child Smile Fall BBQ Fundraiser

To Make A Child Smile will be having their Fall BBQ Chicken Plate Fundraiser on Friday, October 21st at the Angier Depot. Lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Ticket cost is $8.00. Funds support TMACS Foundation's annual shopping trip as well as to help less fortunate local children throughout the year. For more information, contact Gary Hughes at (919)669­-5369. See any Foundation member to purchase advance tickets.

OCT

22

Pokemon Costume Contest

There will be a Pokemon costume contest to benefit Toys for Tots on Saturday, October 22nd from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The entry fee is one, new, unwrapped toy. The event is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Contest registration is from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., voting will be from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and the winner will be announced at 7:00 p.m. First place prize is $500.00, 2nd place prize is $250.00, and 3rd place prize is $100.00 Registration will be at Good Times Cafe located at 16 North Broad Street, Angier. Call Melissa at (919)331­-0344 for more details. This event is being sponsored by Angier Creative Arts Center, Good Times Cafe, and Ivy League Grooming.

OCT

22

Campbell University Homecoming Parade & Football Game

Campbell University's homecoming parade will be Saturday, October 22 from 2p.m. to 3p.m. on Main Street in Buies Creek. Following the parade, make your way over to Barker-Lane Stadium for kickoff against Stetson at 4p.m.

OCT

22

Barge Thru the Creek 5k

The first "Barge Thru the Creek 5k" will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, at 9am. This Homecoming event is open to alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the public. This 5K race which highlights the beautiful Campbell University campus will start at the Aquatic Center on Bolton Road and finish on the Campbell University track. The entry fee is $30 for the public. Campbell University students may register for free; University staff and faculty members pay just $15. For more information or to register, visit https://runnc.com/ra/r/walter-s-barge-memorial-homecoming-5K/

OCT

25

Smoking Cessation Classes: Tuesday, October 25 - November 29, 2016

Smoking increases the risk for serious health problems. People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk for disease and early death. You are never too old to quit! Starting October 25 until November 29, from 5:30-6:30pm a series of Smoking Cessation classes will be held at the Health Department. The instructors for the sessions are provided through the Campbell University School Osteopathic Medicine. To register, please call 910-814-6298 for more information click on the title to view the flyer.

OCT

26

Mobile Mammography

Mammography screening remains the best available method to detect breast cancer early. When breast cancer is found early, chances of survival are higher! The Health Department provides mobile mammography screenings in partnership with Rex Mobile Mammography. Screenings will be held on October 26, 2016. Pre-registration is required. For an application see the Downloads Box or call 910-814-6197 or 910-893-7550.

OCT

27

Hike for your Health at Raven Rock State Park

Every Thursday at 9 a.m. Get outside, get healthy and get moving. Participants, ages 12 and up, should be able to hike 3 to 6 miles on trails that can be flat, hilly and include steps. Please note that we can make adjustments in the route if you want to hike less than three miles. We do stop to observe wildlife, enjoy environmental education moments and to listen to our natural world. Call the visitor center for meeting location (910) 893-4888 extension 0. Meet at the Visitor Center.

OCT

28

Lillington Halloween Festival

Town of Lillington Halloween Festival and Trunk- or-Treat will be held on this day. Contact Amy Sommers, Event Planner for Lillington Parks and Recreation, for more information. 910-8930342.

OCT

28

WCKB's 70th Anniversary Celebration

WCKB celebrates 70 years of broadcasting with an Open House on Friday, October 28th. Join them from 11am til 2pm as they thank their listeners and advertisers for their love, loyalty, and support over the past seven decades. Meet the WCKB staff, tour the radio station, and enjoy free Bright Leaf hot dogs from Carolina Packers! We’ll have several special guests, including some of our former announcers, but our most special guest will be you!

OCT

29

"Halloween @ Hubbs"

On Saturday, October 29, from little goblins on up, Hubb’s Farm is the ultimate Halloween Haunt. Little goblins ages 10 and under, may register for the Halloween Costume Contest between 1 PM and 3 PM, Contest begins at 3:30 PM. And yes…there will be tricks and treats between 1 PM and 5 PM.

OCT

29

Power of Pink Conference

The Harnett County Health Department will be hosting the Power of Pink Conference in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday, October 29 from 9a.m. to 12:30p.m. The Power of Pink Conference is an educational conference featuring workshops, exhibits, and information regarding your health, survivor support groups, resources, and more! The keynote speaker will be Dr. Harriet Enzor with Campbell University School of Education. This event will allow the Harnett County Health Department to spread awareness of breast cancer and mammography. This is a free event, however registration is required. Registration Deadline: October 21st.

OCT

29

FASFA Day

The Central Carolina Community College Office of Financial Aid will be available to assist all prospective students who will be entering college in the 2017-2018 school year in completing and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on FAFSA Day. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Lee County Campus Science Building’s Academic Assistance Center. The FAFSA Day event is open to the general public. There will be door prizes. Currently enrolled CCCC students with student IDs will be entered to win a Kindle Fire. Students are encouraged to register in advance at CFNC.org/FAFSAday. For more information about FAFSA Day or the CCCC Financial Aid office, call 919-718-7229.

NOV

05

18th Annual North Carolina Cotton Festival

The 18th Annual NC Cotton Festival will be from 10 am until 4 pm in downtown Dunn on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. The event covers over 16 city blocks including the Dunn Shriners’ Car Show, Kiddie Land, 2 stages of entertainment, a Food Court and over 150 vendors of crafts, novelty items, and informational booths.

NOV

05

Pajamas, Pancakes and Puberty

Make plans to join us for Breakfast! Girls Ages 9-11 (Bring your Mom/Guardian) to a session that will provide information on the special physical and emotional changes that take place with girls during puberty. The “Pajamas, Pancakes and Puberty” breakfast will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, this is an educational event that provides information and discussion on easing the transition from childhood to pre-adolescence. Parents/ Guardians who are interested in attending with their daughter, should complete and submit a registration form click on the title to download the form. For more information contact the Health Education Division at 910-893-7550.

NOV

11

10th Annual Christmas Gala presented by Jernigan's

The Gala will be held on Friday, November 11 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at The Regency Center in Dunn. Featuring Silent Auction, A Taste of Dunn Raffle, and Entertainment by DJ Butch Halpin. Tickets available - $50 per individual or $75 per couple.

NOV

12

Coats Annual Farmer's Day and Wagon Train

Perhaps the oldest farmers’ day in the region, the Annual Coats Farmers’ Day is held every fall in the heart of the town. While the attractions have changed since the early days—events used to consist of competitions in field crops, garden products, and canning—the Annual Coats Farmers’ Day now includes a golf tournament, a tractor show, live music, a kids’ park, assorted competitions and races, an antique-car show, military displays, a pig cook-off, judged crafts and baked goods, and street dance. For more information about this year’s farmers’ day, visit the Coats Chamber of Commerce Web site or call (910) 897-6213.

NOV

19

Soldiers Through History & World War II Live

The Averasboro Battlefield Commission along with the VCMHA will host its annual living history event Saturday, November 19 from 9a.m. to 5p.m. The event will indlucing static displays and demonstrations from the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Cold War throughout Desert Storm. Admission is $5 per person with all proceeds going towards projects at the Battlefield.

NOV

22

Maintain Don't Gain, Holiday Challenge Program

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. To help residents avoid holiday weight gain, Harnett County Health Department will offer the Holiday Challenge Program. The Holiday Challenge is a free six week program. The class will meet on Tuesdays beginning November 22nd at the Harnett County Library located at 601 S Main St Lillington. The last class will take place on Tuesday, January 3rd. The program includes weekly nutrition sessions, weight checks, and a weekly newsletter full of tips to manage holiday stress, ideas for fitting in physical activity, and resources for cooking quick and easy meals when time is in short supply. Participants that maintain their weight through the holidays will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

DEC

01

Dunn Christmas Tree Lighting

The Dunn Christmas Tree Lighting will be help December 1, at 6p.m. at Broad Street and Wilson Avenue. Featuring performances by the Harnett Primary Chorus, the Wayne Avenue Chorus and the Dunn Middle Chorus.

DEC

01

Angier Tree Lighting

Come out and enjoy a Christmas Story, a photo with Santa, live nativities, and hayrides on Thursday, December 1 at the Angier Christmas Tree Lighting, held from 5:30p.m. to 8p.m.

DEC

01

Coats Christmas Parade

The Coats Christmas Parade will be Thursday, December 1, at 6p.m. along Carrie Street. Christmas on the Square will follow the parade.

DEC

03

Angier Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 3, Angier will hold its Christmas Parade at 10a.m.

DEC

03

Dunn Christmas Parade

Dunn will hold its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 3 at 2p.pm along Broad Street.The parade will run down Broad Street from General Lee Avenue to City Hall at Magnolia Avenue, in Downtown Dunn. The 2016 Grand Marshall's will be a Salute to our First Responders.

DEC

05

Erwin Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade

Erwin will hold its annual tree lighting and Christmas parade Monday, December 5.

DEC

10

Lillington Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade

The Town of Lillington will be holding its annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 10 at 6p.m. at Town Hall, followed by a Christmas Parade at 7p.m.

DEC

14

DIY Sweater Mittens

Join the Harnett County Library on Monday, December 19 at 10 a.m. and bring your old sweaters, learning how to recycle them into sweater mittens. Sign-up at the Circulation Desk or by calling 910-893-3446.

DEC

15

Toddler Story Time

Toddler time is a storytime program geared towards children 18-36 months Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Harnett County Public Library.

DEC

15

Turning Pages Book Club Christmas Party

Do you like to read? Do you enjoy making new friends, mingling with others, and meeting like-minded people? Are you open to reading more or even reading books that you might not normally choose? If so, a book club may be the perfect social outing for you! The Harnett County Public Library invites you to join the Turning Pages Book Club. The club meets the 3rd Thursday at 10:00am in the library's meeting room. If you need more information, please contact Katie Whitehead, Reference Librarian at 893-3446.

DEC

15

Preschool Story Time

Preschool Storytime is geared towards children ages 3-5 Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 am at the Harnett County Public Library

DEC

16

Oak Grove Plantation Candlelight Tour

Join Oak Grove Plantation at thier candlelight tour on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 910-489-2907 for prices and other information.

DEC

17

The Gingerbread Boy

Rags to Riches Theatre will be joining the Harnett County Public Library to present "The Gingerbread Boy." Come out and enjoy the fun! Children of all ages are welcome. The event will be Saturday, December 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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