Month Long Events

Point of View Photography Exhibition

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

The Arts Council invited photographers in an 11 county region to give them their best shots. The results? An eclectic collection of exceptional photographs - black and white, color and digitally manipulated, filling the walls of the Arts Council. See something in the show that fits your Point of View.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Stagville: Black & White Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday

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. The exhibit will run through September 13, 2015. Admission is free. You can find more information on Stagville at

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Task Force Ranger & The Battle of Mogadishu

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday

A mock-up of a street in Mogadishu and information boards about the battle, and actions taken, by the US 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.

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Cumberland County Goes To War

Transportation & Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 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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Upcoming This Month

Spoken Verses: An Open Mic Showcase

The Coffee Scene
8 p.m.

Local performers present their spoken work.

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Acoustic Night

The Coffee Scene
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

See local and regional artists perform their work. Call before attending - the weekly event could be canceled due to special events or holiday closures.

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Senior Citizens Entertainment Night

Eastover-Central Recreation Center
6:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

If you enjoy listening to live music and enjoy fellowship with other seniors then join us for Senior Citizens Entertainment Night every Tuesday. Each night will feature a style of music such as bluegrass, country, gospel and oldies. 55+. Call to confirm before attending.

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Growing Up Wild Series: Grasshopper World

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Through hands-on activities, experiences, and a craft children will learn about grasshoppers and how they differ from crickets. Call to register, space is limited. Ages 3-7 w/adult

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Tai Chi for Health

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

Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Indoors or outside depending on the weather. Please call 910.486.0221 to pre-register.

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Murchison Road Community Farmers Market

Bronco Square
10 am - 2 pm

Fresh vegetables, fruits, honey, and herbs will be sold at this weekly market The market, in partnership with Sustainable Neighbors, is in its second year and was made possible through a grant funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program (FMPP) to strengthen linkages between local small scale farmers and the Murchison Road community. The project is intended to improve health outcomes by providing easier access to locally grown, fresh farm products.

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Fayetteville Art Attack

The Rock Shop
8 p.m.

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, we recommend calling to confirm before attending.

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Animal Feedings

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
4:00 p.m.

Alligators chomping, snakes swallowing, and turtles snapping, come see what is for dinner at Clark Park Nature Center. All ages welcome.

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Dinosaurs In the Dirt

Lake Rim Park
9 a.m. - 11 a.m

After a brief introduction to dinosaurs, children will venture to the volleyball court to dig for “dinosaur bones” and play in the “giant sand box.” Shovels, buckets, and, of course, dinosaurs will be provided for children to play with. Groups can set-up an appointment for a private program. Call Lake Rim Park at 910-433-1018 by Aug. 4 to register, space is limited.

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Army's Army Partner Event

Cross Creek Mall, JC Penney Wing
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

After shopping at Cross Creek Mall, bring your children by the new children's play area in the JC Penney wing for a fun special event. Join the Army's Army to create patriotic picture frames while learing about the Army's Army Foundation. Craft tables will be set up next to the children's play area.

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