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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Coats Christmas Parade will be Thursday, December 1, at 6p.m. along Carrie Street. Christmas on the Square will follow the 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.
Saturday, December 3, Angier will hold its Christmas Parade at 10a.m.
Erwin will hold its annual tree lighting and Christmas parade Monday, December 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preschool Storytime is geared towards children ages 3-5 Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 am at the Harnett County Public Library
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.
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.
The Central Carolina Small Business Center will be offering a free webinar on Tuesday, January 17th, from 6 p.m. to 7:30. p.m. Facebook as a powerful paid advertising platform than a free social media site. With Facebook ads, you can display your best content in front of key customers that have clearly self-identified themselves as good customers by their interest on Facebook. You can get started with Facebook ads with as little as a few dollars per ad. Call (910)892-2884 to pre-register or register online at www.harnettsbc.com.
The Central Carolina Small Business Center will host a seminar on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a small business venture or project by raising money from a large number of people, typically from the internet. This seminar will teach you the basics of choosing a platform, managing a campaign, collecting money, and engaging your supporters. Call (910)892-2884 to pre-register or register online at www.harnettsbc.com.
The Central Carolina Small Business Center will host a seminar on Thursday, January 26th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Triangle South. This seminar will cover basic record keeping and taxation for small businesses; including federal and state taxes, employment taxes, depreciation, deductible expenses, record keeping systems and software, financial statements and resources for small businesses. There will be time allowed for questions and answers. Call (910)892-2884 to pre-register or register online at www.harnettsbc.com.
The Central Carolina Small Business Center will host a webinar on Thursday, January 26th from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Behind every money-making business is a money-making message. In this webinar, the instructor will discuss how to create marketing messages that set you apart from your competition. You will also learn how to use language to attract more of the right customers to you. Call (910)892-2884 to pre-register or register online at www.harnettsbc.com.
The Central Caroina Small Business Center will host a webinar on Tuesday, January 31st from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Are you tired and frustrated at chasing down the latest social media marketing tactic without knowing whether or not it's worth your time and investment? During this webinar you'll discover a simple, practical approach for putting together a goal-oriented social media strategy. Learn the three key areas of your business that can be most heavily impacted by social media as well as how to turn tangible business goals into actionable social media strategies and tactics. Call (910)892-2884 to pre-register or register online at www.harnettsbc.com.