AgYouth Leadership Program: Open to any senior student in good standing with his/her high school and FFA or 4-H program. Winners will be eligible for scholarships awarded in May. Completed applications must be submitted online at farmcreditofnc.com/agyouth by Sept. 15. Award recipients and advisors/leaders will be notified. Email any questions to agyouth@agfirst.com.

Cumberland County Genealogical Society: Sept. 15, 2 p.m., Local and state history room, Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane. Genealogy round table will follow.

FSU Planetarium Viewing: Sept. 15, sunset to 9:30 p.m., Fayetteville State University soccer field on Langdon Street. Join FSU astronomers and docents on an exploration of the cosmos (weather permitting). Free. For details, email jkabbes@uncfsu.edu. 

College/Career Information Fair: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Spring Lake Recreation Center, 245 Ruth St., Spring Lake. For high school students. For more information contact Yolanda Burse at Yolanda.burse@hotmail.com.

Community Outreach: Sept. 15, noon-4 p.m., Lillington Shawtown Elementary School, 855 Old U.S. 421. Voter registration, health screenings, food, bounce house, information. Hosted by Raleigh District AME Zion Community Outreach.

Meet the Candidates: Sept. 15, noon-3 p.m., Cumberland County DSS, 1225 Ramsey St. Hosted by the Fayetteville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Lafayette Doll & Toy Club: Monday, 10 a.m., Community Room, 310 Green St. A non-profit member of United Federation of Doll Clubs.

Job Fair: Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane. Librarians will be available to assist job seekers with completing online applications, creating or revising résumés and providing tips on interviewing. 910-424-7727

Fayetteville/Cumberland Area Meeting for People With Disabilities: Meets 6-8 p.m.third Wednesday, Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St. Call Sharon Collins, 910-670-4176

MOCARS Meeting: Third Thursday, 7 p.m., 705 Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage. The Moore County Amateur Radio Society takes a look at amateur/ham radio; meetings are open to all. 910-400-3019 Field Day is June 23-24. does not meet in December

Fayetteville Area Habitat Team: Third Thursday, noon. An interest meeting to engage the faith community in future Habitat programs, events, and build opportunities. RSVP to 910-483-0952.

Cape Fear Mineral & Gem Society: Meets 7 p.m., third Thursday, Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St. Member of Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Society; we offer demonstrations and information, and field trips to collect rocks and minerals. 910-916-8532

FSU Fall Convocation: Sept. 20, 2 p.m., J.W. Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville State University. Dr. Harry Williams is the guest speaker.

Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table: Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m., at the Civic Club in Southern Pines. Guest speaker is historian and author Chris Fonvielle. For more information, call 910-246-0452 or email mafarina@aol.com.

Quilting in the Pines: Sept. 21-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst. Quilting show presented by the Sandhills Quilters Guild features quilts, vendors, raffles, silent auction. Admission is $7. sandhillsquilters.org

Fun in the Sun Health Fair: Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1235 Ramsey St., in the parking lot. Booths, displays, demonstrations and giveaways. Hosted by the Cumberland County Public Health Department.

Book 'Em NC: Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Robeson Community College, Exit 20, Lumberton. Seventh annual writers conference and book fair. Meet authors Jeff Mudgett, Jonal Saul and Elizabeth Massie. bookemnc.org

Home is Where the HeART Is: Sept. 27, 6-8:30 p.m. at Skyview on Hay, downtown Fayetteville. Silent and live auction of artwork by local artists; drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Fundraiser for Connections of Cumberland County. Make reservations at connectionsofcc.org or call 910-630-0106.

Woofstock: Oct. 5, Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Annual fundraiser for Fayetteville Animal Protection Society. Tickets purchased before Sept. 16 are $50; after Sept. 16 admission is $60. Visit fapspet.org or call 910-864-2077 for tickets and information.

Heritage Square Christmas Bazaar: Oct. 5, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at 225 Dick St. New and used Christmas items, decorations, artwork, baskets and more. Proceeds benefit preservation of Sandford House. 910-483-6009

Metric Century Bike Ride: Oct. 6, 8 a.m., starts at Festival Park. Ride 12, 30 or 62 miles through Fayetteville and Cumberland County. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Cumberland County. Registration fee is $20. Register now at fcpr.us or call 910-433-1547 for more information.

Oktoberfest Dance: Oct. 7, 4-9 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church social hall, 2844 Village Drive. Music by The Little German Band, Bavarian folk dancing, songs. Food and drink available for purchase. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Cover charge is $10. For tickets, call 910-485-3079, 910-826-8400, 910-424-4242 or 910-484-5999.

Regional Artist Project Grant: Guidelines and application for the 2019 program are available at theartscouncil.com/grants. Artists 18 years old and up residing in Cumberland and surrounding counties may apply. The deadline to apply is Oct. 11. For questions, call 910-323-1776 ext. 228.

Bikes & BBQ: Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 3950 Sycamore Dairy Road. The Greater Fayetteville Chamber is accepting vendor applications for this event. Application forms are available at faybiz.com/bikes-bbq. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For information, email events@faybiz.com.

Pinwheel Masquerade Ball and Auction: Oct. 13 in the Metropolitan Room, downtown. The Child Advocacy Center's annual fundraiser features music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and mask contests. Sponsorship information is available at CACFayNC.org.

Tree Seedling Sale: Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District is taking pre-paid orders for its annual tree seedling sale. To place an order, go to co.cumberland.nc.us/soil-water and click on the “Tree Seedling Sale” tab. For more information, call 910-484-8479, option 3. Order forms with payment must be received by Oct. 31. Seedlings will arrive the second week of December.

Red Cross Volunteer Opportunity: The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers on Fort Bragg to work with our military members and veterans. To become a volunteer, apply online at redcross.org or contact Linda R. Daney at 910-907-6234 or Linda.Daney2@Redcross.org.

Stanton Hospitality House: Canned meats, cereal, Pop-Tarts, plastic and paper items, fruit or pudding cups, coffee, water, crackers, cookies, microwaveable meals and monetary donations are needed. Stanton Hospitality House provides housing for family members of local hospital patients, especially those in ICU, NICU or a treatment center. Call 910-491-0721 to arrange drop-offs or for more information. Donations are tax-deductible.

Operation Blessing: Men's and women's underwear, men's shoes and 33 gallon black trash bags are needed as well as monetary donations, which are tax-deductible. Volunteers are also needed. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch; Friday 9 a.m.-noon. 910-483-1119

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers are needed to assist with construction and Habitat ReStore operations. Visit fayettevillenchabitat.org and click on “VOLUNTEER” to sign up for events or contact anna@fayettevillenchabitat.org. For more information, contact 910-483-0952.

The Habitat ReStore: 3833 Bragg Blvd., accepts donations of reusable and surplus building materials, furniture, appliances and household items, then sells them to the public, funding the construction of affordable housing in Cumberland County. Call 910-920-4657 for more information and to schedule the free pickup of donations. Volunteers are welcome. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Unchain Cumberland County: "Big Fix Outreach" every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food pantry, pet food, $50 spay and neuter applications. We rescue the whole family. Contact 910-425-0967 or shelbyttd5@aol.com

Given Outpost/Book Shop: The Given Outpost/Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, in historic downtown Pinehurst, is available for evening rentals. The beautifully restored building is perfect for meetings, parties or gatherings. Visit giventufts.org/outpost-event-rentals or contact Lisa Richman at 910-585-4820 or lisa@giventufts.com. The book shop also accepts gently used books. Donations may be tax deductible; receipts given.

Fayetteville Urban Ministry: Volunteer tutors are needed for the Adult Literacy Center. Pre-registration is required. To sign up for the next training session, email Carolann Murray at cmurray@fayurbmin.org or call Fayetteville Urban Ministry at 910-483-5944.

Center for Economic Empowerment and Development: Volunteer opportunities available in these areas: self sufficiency program, business center programs and events and promotions. Email Events@ncceed.org.

The CARE Clinic: Free basic health care services to uninsured, low-income adult residents of Cumberland County and surrounding areas. Services include basic medical care, dental extractions and clinic-ordered prescription medications. Clinics are held Tuesdays and Thursdays and the second and fourth Wednesdays after 5 p.m. A diabetic clinic is held Tuesday afternoons. To schedule an appointment, call 910-485-0555.

 

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