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

WIDU Anniversary: Carolina's Best

Crown Arena
7:00 p.m.

2015 WIDU Carolina’s BEST will feature youth, soloist, choir/groups, and quartets from North & South Carolina singing an encouraging message of faith, hope and healing, during the 2015 WIDU Anniversary Week. The 2015 WIDU Carolian’s BEST Finale will feature a LIVE CONCERT with Grammy, Stellar, and Dove award winning gospel star, TASHA COBBS! 

The 2015 WIDU Carolina’s BEST will also feature the BEST in gospel music as a judges & performers; Kim Burrell (BET Sunday Best Vocal Coach), LeAndria Johnson (BET Sunday Best Winner), Doug Williams (of the Williams Brothers), and Tim Rogers (of Tim & The Fellas).

Twelve (12) contestants, 3 in each category, will be chosen to compete in the finale on Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm at the Crown Arena in Fayetteville, NC.

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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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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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Consolidated College Fair

Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The CCS system and the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Administration Officers are ‘teaming up’ to offer area high school students access to about 70 in-and out-of-state universities under one roof.

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Growing Up Wild Series: Looking at Leaves

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Through hands-on activities, experiences, and a craft, children will discover the different shapes and colors of leaves one can find along the trails at Clark Park. Call the park to register, as space is limited. Ages 3-7 with an adult.

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Nature Tales

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Session 1: 10:00 AM; Session 2: 11:00 AM

This free preschool story and nature time is presented in partnership with Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center. Each month students explore a different natural science theme. Two sessions per scheduled morning, at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Pre-registration is required at least two business days in advance. October’s theme: Leaves of Plenty.

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City Market at the Museum

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
2 p.m.

The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The 2015 market season kicks off April 18th. A market for local farmers and crafters is hosted on the grounds of the museum every Wednesday and Saturday. Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs, honey, and other farm products are offered for sale. These seasonal offerings along with plants, flowers, pottery, tea, soap, candles, jewelry, and more can be purchased. The market season runs from April through December, but a number of vendors appear year-round. Wed.; 2-6 pm; Sat.; 9 am-1 pm; Free (market purchases on your own)

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Edibile and Medicinal Plants

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

Before the age of modern medicine, people had to know how to sue the different plants to treat ailments. Navie plants also served as a source of food for those who knew how to properly collect and prepare them. Lean about the edible and medicinal plants on this ranger-lead hike. Call to register. Ages 8+

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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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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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