HRT extends casting call

Harnett Regional Theatre will hold auditions Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for “Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase. Auditions will be held at the Stewart Theatre, 114 N. Wilson Ave., Dunn.

“Harvey,” about a 6-foot tall invisible rabbit, will be directed by Tom Wilbur. Performance dates will be May 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and May 19 at 2:30 p.m.

For a description of characters and more information, visit

Bill Leslie, Celtic Wind at CU

The Cape Fear Friends of the Fine Arts series will continue Tuesday night at 8 with a performance by Bill Leslie & The Celtic Wind. The concert will be performed in Scott Concert Hall in the Taylor Bott Rogers Fine Arts Building, 99 T.T. Lanier St., on the Buies Creek campus.

Reserved seating for members of the Cape Fear Friends. For more information on membership, call 910-893-1495 or 910-893-1509.

Spring concert set in Lillington

Celebrate spring with an outdoor concert at 4 p.m. March 23 on the grounds of the Lillington Area Chamber of Commerce, formerly Town Hall, located at 106 W. Front St., Lillington.

A local artist will get the entertainment started at 4 p.m., followed at 5 p.m. by Carolina SoulMates, a group from Benson that plays ’60s, ’70s, R&B, rock and soul. The act ’80s Unplugged from Sanford, will perform at 6 p.m.

There will be inflatable bounces for the children from 3 until 5 p.m. Food vendors also will be available.

For more information, contact the Lillington Chamber at 910-893-3751.

SCT’s musical to open March 22

Sampson Community Theatre in Clinton will presents the musical “Pocahontas,” with book by Vera Morris, music and lyrics by Scott DeTurk and directed by Angela Martin.

Performance dates are March 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. March 24 and 31.

General admission is $10.

The theater is located at 115 Fayeteville St., Clinton. For more information, call 910-592-8653.

Harnett Off-Broadway coming up

The annual Harnett County Schools Harnett Off-Broadway Performing Arts shows are fast approaching. Tickets are required to attend the events and cost $5 each. Tickets may be purchased from your child’s school. There will not be any tickets sold the night of the event.

Dates and times are:

  • Western Harnett attendance area schools, March 14, 7 p.m., Overhills High School
  • Overhills attendance area schools, March 15, 7 p.m., Overhills High School
  • Harnett Central attendance area schools, March 21, 7 p.m. Triton High School
  • Triton attendance area schools, March 22, 7 p.m., Triton High School

    Each school will be represented in the Harnett Off-Broadway Art Show. There will be first-, second- and third-place winners in four grade configurations — Kindergarten through second; third through fifth; sixth through eighth; and ninth through 12th. The Visual Art Show will be from 6 to 6:45 before each performance begins at 7. Admission to the Visual Art Show is free.

    Vendors wanted for Angier event

    A free concert in Angier’s Depot Park will be held April 13. In conjunction with this event, there will be arts and crafts booths, corn hole games, food vendors and food trucks.

    Downtown Manager Christy Adkins announced they are looking for vendors of locally created arts and crafts. They are also looking for food trucks to participate.

    Festivities will kick off at 2 p.m. Music by La Tropa de Tierra Caliente will start at 7 p.m.

    A dance exhibition also will be presented by Grace Ballroom and Art inspired Dance Academy.

    For more information, contact Ms. Atkins at 919-331-6713.

    Coats Senior Center planning W.Va. trip

    Ride the rails in West Virginia with a three-days, two-nights trip May 29-31 with the Coats Senior Center.

    Board a motor coach in Coats and ride to West Virginia with a leisurely drive through the Allegheny Mountains. The package includes: two nights lodging; two breakfasts; one lunch; two dinners, including an evening of entertainment; two trains in one day — The Cheat Mountain Salamander and The Durbin Rocket; Seneca Caverns; Blackwater Falls State Park; luggage handling; taxes and meal gratuities; and motor coach transportation.

    The cost is $499 per person double occupancy. A deposit of $100 is required by March 15. For more information, contact the Coats Senior Center at 910-897-4616.

    Benson seniors planning trip to Kentucky

    The Benson Center for Active Aging is going to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in Kentucky May 20-25. Cost for this six day, five night trip is $535 per person, based on double occupancy.

    This price includes motor coach transportation, five nights lodging, eight meals (five breakfasts and three dinners), and admission to three venues — the Ark, Creation Museum and the aquarium.

    For more information or to sign up, contact Debra at 919-701-1477.

    Sponsors, players needed for Scrabble benefit

    Scrabble anyone? Triangle South Literacy Works will hold its annual Scrabble Benefit on Friday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Triangle South Enterprise Center, 600 S. Magnolia Ave., Dunn. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s work providing free literacy tutoring to those in need. If you would like to sponsor or be a player, call 910-891-4111 or email This year’s goal is $6,500.

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