Daily Flyer: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

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News Briefs

Mayor Lioneld Jordan (right) and Dede Peters, the city’s new Community Outreach Coordinator, pass out candy on the downtown square Wednesday during the annual Trick or Treat on the Square event.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

As usual, the Fayetteville downtown square was packed for the annual Trick or Treat on the Square event Wednesday afternoon. Here are some photos.

Over 20 local artists will exhibit new Halloween-themed artwork during a special show tonight at Nightbird Books. The “Fright Night at Nightbird” event will include visual work for sale, live music by DJs Reynolds Sharp and Brantley Saylor, as well as an audio art installment by local musician Brian Abel.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan, Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty and Ward 4 City Council hopeful Alan Long have so far raised the most money in their respective municipal races this season, according to campaign contribution and expenditure reports filed this week.

Shrek: The Musical is showing at the Walton Art Center through Nov. 4. Here’s a review.

Country music fans, do a little line-dance at your desk. Little Big Town is coming to Fayetteville.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Matt & Gus
Walton Arts Center: Shrek: The Musical
JJ’s Grill: Dominic Luzzo
Legacy Blues Lounge: Walter Savage / Mr. Blue
Nightbird Books: ‘Fright Night’ Art & Music Show
UARK Bowl: Danny Browning / Seth Dees
Fayetteville Public Library: Up Among the Hills Screening
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
Nibbles Academy of Cooking: Effron White
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Tangled Words Comedy Night
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Fulbright Trio Concert
The Lightbulb Club: Troubadour Dali / Admirals / Moon Magnet
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Darren Ray
Fix Ultralounge: FIX Thursdays w/ Bizar

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee *City Hall, Room 326
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-76, Front Load Refuse Trucks and Bid Opening: Bid 12-77, HD 4×4 Pickup Truck Re-BidCity Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111
6:30 p.m.Wedington Corridor Plan Work-in Progress PresentationFayetteville Boys & Girls Club

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Danny Lee, Melissa Reigel, Ryan Moore, Trey Ashcraft, Dale Warren, Kathie Xiao, Robert Ko, Nicole Nunziato, Sara Young, Jenae Hendrix, Laura Cotton and Lawrence Merck.
* Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Country singer Bill Anderson is 75, saxophonist Ronald Khalis Bell of Kool and the Gang is 61, singer Lyle Lovett is 55, singer Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 50, drummer Rick Allen of Def Leppard is 49, singer Sophie B. Hawkins is 48, actress Toni Collette is 40, actress and TV personality Jenny McCarthy is 40, actress Natalia Tena is 28 and actor Penn Badgely is 26.