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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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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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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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Illuminations "Artwork Creating Change"

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County

A guided exhibit of artwork and journal entries created by two brothers who were abused by the same offender during their childhood. Their story helps broaden people's understanding of the experience and behavior of victims, and the impact such experiences have on families. (Not appropriate for children under 12)  Access to the artworkrequires a trained docent. Please contact us to plan your visit.


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 www.stagville.org.

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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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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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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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Fayetteville Symphony Concert Series: Sounds of the French Quarter

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Travel the USA  with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra!


The fourth annual Fall Concert Series brings classical music to the Garden with four outdoor, evening ensemble performances by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra.  Gates open at 6 p.m.  Entertainment begins at 6:30 p.m. Soft Drinks, food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Rain or shine; in event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors.

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Thursday Thunder I-95 Late Model Challenge

Fayetteville Motor Speedway

Modified Special, Super Street, Pure Stock, U-Car

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Oldies, Rock & Blues Music

Hope Mills Recreation Center
6 p.m.

Hope Mills Recreation Center hosts open mic oldies, rock and blues music every first and third Friday of the month. The Relics, a band, comes out twice a month and plays oldies, country and gospel music. They also have an open mic for folks who want to come up and sing. Registration to perform is the day of the event. Sign-up is open to everyone on a first come first to perform basis.

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City Market at the Museum

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
8 am

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.

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Sandhills Farmers Market of Spring Lake

Sandhills Farmers Market
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This weekly event includes Fresh produce from local farmers, health & wellness information and kids' activities. Farmers Market is located behind the Williams Chapel Church.

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Librari-Con

Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Librari-Con is a free annual anime/graphic novel/sci-fi mini convention featuring anime viewing, panels and forums, Artist Alley, Chibi Corner, Manga Lounge, Cosplay Runway, and more.

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Come See The Trains!

Fascinate-U Children's Museum
12 pm - 4 pm

Model railroaders showcase their model trains twice a month.

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