Did you know you can purchase a holiday gift card in honor or memory of someone? You can, just by making a minimum $ 10 donation to The CARE Clinic. Just provide the clinic with the name and address of the one you wish to honor, and a “Gift of Care” holiday card will be sent saying you have made a donation to The CARE Clinic in the name of the person you choose to honor or remember. Your donation will provide quality health care to uninsured, low-income adults in Cumberland County and surrounding areas. For more information, send an email to [email protected] or call 485-0555.
•Monica Turner, executive director of the Sandhills Family Heritage Association, offers a reminder about the Sandhills Family Heritage Bake Sale & Holiday Affair, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at 230 Chapel Hill Road in Spring Lake. You’ll find holiday crafts and baked goods for sale. For more information, call 568-5809.
•More than 100 bicycles are scheduled to be given away from noon to 3 p.m. today at the Fort Bragg Harley-Davidson dealership, 3950 Sycamore Dairy Road, thanks to the Infidels Motorcycle Club and the local Harley-Davidson folks. The club is comprised of military veterans. Recipients of the bikes, according to club member Michael Knecht, have been identified by Fayetteville Urban Ministry.
•Santa and Mrs. Santa will be surprise guests today as North Carolina children authors Chris Engelfried and Jill Johnson read their stories at 10 a.m. at the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange at the 1810 historical cabin at 15 Azalea Road in Pinehurst. Mrs. Santa plans to have Santa there at 11:30 a.m., and pony rides will be available from noon to 1:30 p.m., too. “Giddy-up after giving Santa your list and taking selfies,” says Judie Wiggins with the exchange. And speaking of the the Sandhills Woman’s Exchange, it teams up with the Given Memorial Library for “Light Up The Nite-Hanukkah & Christmas Traditions and Legends,” starring local residents Dolores Muller and Joyce Reehling, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Given Outpost and Book Shop, 95 Cherokee Road, in Pinehurst. There will be raffle tickets for a Chinese auction of a Christmas tree, gift baskets, cakes and pines. Muller and Reehling perform at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 25 per person. Call 295-4677.
•Christmas in the Park is underway from 6 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 21 at Arnette Park, 2165 Wilmington Highway. You’ll find plenty of holiday fun, including kids crafts, a marshmallow roast, rides on the Christmas Express and Santa Claus. No animals; service dogs only. Admission is $ 10 per family vehicle, $ 30 per commercial vehicle and $ 75 per motorcoach/bus. For more information, call 433-1547. For inclement weather, call 306-7325.
•The Crown Complex is serving as a drop-off through Dec. 17 for the Shawn Knisley Marine Corps League Detachment 983’s 2017 Toys for Tots Campaign. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to the box office, and you’ll be eligible, a Crown news release says, for a drawing for four opening night tickets to “Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream,” which runs Dec. 14-17. For more information, send email inquiries to [email protected], [email protected] or call 438-4117.
Bill Kirby Jr. can be reached at [email protected] or call 485-3571