Upcoming This Month


Women in World War II Exhibit

North Carolina Veterans Park
Visitor Center Hours (See Description)

Visit the park for a glimpse into the contributions of North Carolina's women during World War II. Thousands of women from all over the Old North State volunteered to serve and make a difference in the military branches and civilian service roles. Their efforts would help the war effort, as well as mark a turning point in the role of women in the military and society.

Visitor Center Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday,  12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Christmas at the 1897 Poe House

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex - 1897 Poe House
Museum Hours (See Description)

Enjoy a tour of the 1897 Poe House while it is decked out festively for the holidays.

The house is open for free tours Tuesday through Friday, at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays on the hour, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The house is closed on Mondays.

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Stagville: Black & White Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Museum Hours (See Description)

The exhibit features black and white images taken by photographer Brenda Scott of Stagville State Historic Site in Durham, and includes 64 photographs. The photography exhibit shows the beauty and resilience of the structures and of the people who lived and worked in them. In 2011, photographer Brenda Scott began a photographic study of Stagville, which feature striking black-and-white images of the surviving 18th- and 19th-century buildings. Other photos include Horton Grove, which was home to nearly 100 enslaved people. Admission is free. You can find more information on Stagville at

Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Lil' Tadpoles Series: Turkeys

Milton E. Mazarick Park
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Participants will learn about the natural world through stories, crafts, and hands-on activities. This month’s topic is “Turkeys." Call the park to register, as space is limited. Ages 3-6 with an adult.

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Cumberland County Goes to War

Transportation & Local History Museum
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Commemorates the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War and features artifacts, pictures, documents, and educational panels that explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home-front.

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Harvest Train Parade

Falcon Town Hall
8:30 a.m.

The children and staff of Falcon Children's Home and Family Services have invited the public to join them for their Harvest Train celebration, a tradition that has been making a difference in the lives of children since 1949. The theme of this year's program is "Before the Judge." The parade will begin in front of the Falcon Town Hall and conclude in front of the J.A. Culbreth Auditorium. Please contact the home for additional information on this and other celebration events being held on November 23 and 24.

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Naturalist Thursdays Series: Deer

Lake Rim Park
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Increase your knowledge about a wide array of subjects during these ranger-led talks. Kids 12 and under who attend four or more different naturalist programs at any park will receive a “Junior Naturalist” award. Call the park to register, as space is limited. All ages welcome. This month’s topic is “Deer."

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Tai Chi for Health

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Class may be given indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. Please call to pre-register.

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Task Force Ranger & the Battle of Mogadishu

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
Museum Hours (See Description)

A mock-up of a street in Mogadishu and information boards about the battle, and actions taken by the U.S. Army's units there. Displays of donated items used there from the soldiers involved in the battles, as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video explains the missions in the words of the soldiers involved from interviews with them.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays.

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Fayetteville Art Attack

The Rock Shop
8:00 p.m.

This weekly event unites local artists of all mediums. Stage performers include acoustic artists, rock bands, comedians / live improv from The Horrible Folks and friends, hip-hop artists, poets, and more. Artists will be painting, creating, and selling during the stage performances. Because weekly events could be canceled due to holidays or special events, calling to confirm before attending is recommended.

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