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All-Ranks Daddy Daughter Dance

Saturday, 3 - 5 p.m. and 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Create special memories with your daughter at the Daddy Daughter Dance at the Marston Pavilion. Tiny Miss for ages 3-5 will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. and Young Miss for 6 years and up will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Kid-friendly hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. For more information or to make reservations, call 451-2465.

14th annual African-American Read In

Sunday, 2- 3 p.m.

Watch and listen as youth present readings and musical performances highlighting African-American artists at the Jacksonville City Council Chambers on New Bridge Street. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 938-5312.

All-Ranks Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance

Wednesday, 6:30 - 11 p.m.

Treat your valentine to a night of dining and dancing. Reservations may be made online or at Paradise Point Officers’ Club by 4 p.m. Friday Feb 9. Payment must be received within 72 hours or your reservation will not be confirmed. This event is open to all ranks, all authorized patrons and their guests 21 and older. For more information, call 449-9700.

Bookworms Reading Club (Ages 6 - 11)

Feb. 15, 6 - 6:55 p.m.

Join the Bookworms Reading Club at Harriotte B. Smith Library at Camp Lejeune during the school year for a fun time with friends. Space is limited. For more information, call 451.3026.

How to Start a Small Business

Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn about helpful tax credits you can utilize as a service member, how to maximize tax-advantaged accounts (TSP, IRA, 529, etc.) and updates to tax changes that affect military families. For more information, call 449-4979.

Veteran Entrepreneurship Lunch and Learn

Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The Coastal Carolina Small Business Development Fund and Coastal Carolina Communtiy College will be hosting a free lunch and learn seminar on how to start up or expand your business. The event will be held at the James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center on the Coastal Carolina Community College campus. For more information, call 919-867-5280.

For information on concerts, festivals, special events and classes up and down the Carolina coast, check out What’s happenin’ CAROLINA each week. To add your event, email or call 451-7421. Space is limited to availability. To submit your event for our online calendar, visit