Month Long Events

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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Stoney Point Trail of Terror

Stoney Point Fire Department
Friday and Saturday 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

An annual fundraising event now in its 12th year, the Stoney Point Trail of Terror is known state-wide for its thrills, chills, and spills! Hosted at the rear of the Station 13 property, the Trail incorporates live actors and state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and environmental effects to produce one of the highest-ranked amateur haunted attractions in the entire state. Open from Sep. 25 to Oct. 31, Fridays and Saturdays only, plus one bonus night on Oct. 29. See website for details on the "Thank You for Your Service" weekend, Sep. 25 and 26, and the special discounts available.

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Gallberry Corn Maze

Gallberry Corn Maze
Friday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Jump into fun at Gallberry Corn Maze!   Gallberry offers a corn maze, duck races, barrel train ride, bouncy ball corral, sandbox, giant corn shack, playground and a full concession area.  Public hours listed, open to groups by appointment throughout the week.

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Vander Haunted Trail

Fri and Sat: 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Sun: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Get in the Halloween spirit at this haunted trail, where nightmares become reality. Open from Sep. 25 to Nov. 13, Friday to Sunday only, with one bonus day on Oct. 29. See website for further information on the Vander 5K and Kids' Candywalk events.

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Diversified Clay: An Invitational

David McCune International Art Gallery
Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 12 - 4 p.m.

This exhibit is an invitational exhibit of a selection of eight Piedmont potters.

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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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Ending This Month


Man of La Mancha

Cape Fear Regional Theatre
7:30 Wed-Sat; 2:00 p.m. Sat/Sun

The Tony Award winning musical tells the story of “The Mad Knight”, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Miguel de Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Featuring the hit song “The Impossible Dream”, Man of La Mancha is one of the most enduring works of musical theatre, having been revived four times on Broadway since its debut in 1965. Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion and Book by Dale Wasserman.

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Celebrando La Creatividad

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; Saturday 12 - 4 p.m.

Presented by the Latino Community Connects

Experience photography, paintings, drawings and ceramics by North Carolina artists with Latino and Hispanic roots.

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Land of Dreams: An Exhibition of Photography

Methodist University
Mon-Sat: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The "Land of Dreams" is an exhibition of photography by Bryce Lankard, being held in conjunction with the 25th Southern Writers Symposium.

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Upcoming This Month

Fayetteville FireAntz Player Meet-and-Greet

Blackstone Smokehouse & Pub
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Fayetteville FireAntz, in preparation for the opening of the 2015-2016 season, will be hosting a special three-player meet-and-greet with returner Brad Drobot and newcomers Shane Lust and Brad Plumton.

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Past, Present, and Future: Latino Perspectives in Visual Arts

Fayetteville State University
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This invitational exhibition will represent the past, present, and future direction of visual arts from a Latino perspective. Expect the unexpected as these artists explore issues relevant to the Latino experience in America. The Artist Reception is scheduled for October 9, at 6:00 p.m.

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28th Annual Dinner Theatre - On The Bench

Northwood Temple Church
6:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Northwood Temple presents ist 28th annual dinner theater season. For all these years we have been following the antics of a fictitious little town called Smith Corners. This year's episode is titled On the Bench... what do you do when the game of life sits you on the sidelines? What do you do when a hard bend in the road of life cmes your way? Or worse still, what do you do when you're thrown off the road in the middle of that curve? Come and see how folks in Smirth Corners help some new folks in town deal with being on the bench.

Added Matinees: September 19, October 3, October 17 with buffet meal served at 12:30 p.m., performance at 1:30 p.m.

(Reservations are confirmed when payment is received.)

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Naturalist Thursday

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
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 “Fall Leaves."

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WIDU Anniversary: Unity Service

Crown Arena
6:00 p.m.

This will be the 6th WIDU Anniversary UNITY Service.  Brothers and Sisters in Christ come together from many different denominations to worship together as one body.  We worship together, we reach out to the least of these together.  Every year various churches use their vans and buses to bring homeless individuals to this service.  We prepare a meal for the homeless before the service.  Every UNITY Service 100% of the offering has gone to homeless service organizations in this area.  So far the UNITY Service has raised $25,000 for the homeless.

WIDU contributes to this cause just like sponsors, pastors and concerned citizens.  This is event is always a FREE admission service event with a freewill offering going 100% to area homeless organizations.


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Fayetteville Symphonic Band Concert

Methodist University
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 PM

The Fayetteville Symphonic Band and the Methodist University Concert Band will perform a concert.

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WIDU Anniversary: Women's Empowerment Luncheon

Crown Ballroom
12 pm

Dream, Believe and Achieve Ladies Empowerment Luncheon was created to inspire women of all ages to dream and believe.  Our mission is to inspire everyone who attends to; first Dream then Believe and ultimately Achieve whatever it is they want for the rest of their lives.

Keynote speaker Evangelist Holland is internationally acclaimed as a prolific speaker with eloquent thematic delivery, captivating vocal artistry and prophetic proficiency. She is a sought-after evangelist and conference itinerate presenter, having been inconspicuously preserved for such a time as this. Her method of delivery is marked by an undeniable release of the unadulterated, uncompromised and undiluted truth of God’s Word. Seasoned in prayer, she flows in a prophetic anointing coupled with the distinctive ability to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ with precision and power.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at 12 noon.

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WIDU Business Empowerment Breakfast with Les Brown

Crown Expo
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world.

In business as in real life there are always going to be ups and downs. However, where there is a will, there is always a way to achieve amazing results for your organization when Les Brown fills the room with his high-impact, customized message and standing ovation performanc

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Annual Running Water Singers Native American Indian Cultural Event

Fri: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Sat: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Running Water Singers invites the public to come and participate in their Annual Native American Cultural Event. There will be many styles of Native American Indian dances, as well as crafts, jewelry, music, and food vendors.

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2015 WIDU Anniversary Quartet Night

Crown Arena
5:00 p.m. (Doors Open at 3:30 p.m.)

The 2015 WIDU Anniversary Quartet Night is featuring the Williams Brothers, Tim Rogers and the Fellas, Doc McKenzie and the Hi Lites, Luther Barnes, Lisa Knowles and the Brown Singers, Virginia Aires, Quartet Heaven, and more.

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