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Color Blind in Black & White Artwork

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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An invitational exhibition presenting the striking contrast of two- and three-dimensional works created in black and white.

Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Constitution Signing Exhibit

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
10 a.m.

Make plans to visit the museum to view the original signature page of the ratification document that made North Carolina the 12th state to join the Union. Fayetteville was the site of the ratification by delegates who came from all over the state. This year marks the 225th anniversary of the ratification.

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From State House to Statehood

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the twelfth state to ratify the Constitution. Fayetteville was the place where the General Assembly ratified the United States Constitution and this year marks the 225th anniversary.
The exhibit explores the people and places that surround the founding of the Constitution.

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Lafayette Exhibit

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fayetteville is the first city named for the Marquis de Lafayette and the only city named for him that he visited. This exhibit explores the very important days in 1825 when Lafayette traveled the country as guest of the nation and spent a few days here.

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Vander Haunted Trail

123 Joy Drive
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The Vander Haunted Trail is one of the scariest haunted houses around! Don't miss this frightening experience! This is where your nightmares become your reality!

Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.; Sundays 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.; Hallows Eve 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Canady Farm Corn Maze

1426 John McMillan Road
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Canady Farm is open for the fall season featuring a six acre corn maze, wagon rides, feeding farm animals, story time, narrated nature trail, green house and much more! Seasonal produce is also available. Experience the educational nature trail with field trips and group rates available. Canady Farm is fun for the whole family and great for all ages! Children 3 and under are free! Please call to book field trips or group visits.

Hours open to the public: Friday 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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1st Saturdays - The Marquis Slam

Marquis Market
7:30 p.m.

A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work. These performances are then judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience.

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Gallberry Corn Maze - October

5991 Braxton Road, Hope Mills
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Gallberry Corn Maze is Cumberland County's newest corn maze! The attraction, which started with little more than seeds, will offer hay rides, a corn box similar to a sand box, campfires, concessions, farm animals, and a huge and colorful jumping pillow! The maze is a fashioned as an American Flag along with the words God Bless America. Enjoy the local attractions filled with history and fun!

Hours: Friday 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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Trail of Terror

7221 Stoney Point Road
8 p.m.-11.p.m.

The Stoney Point Trail of Terror is a walk-through, haunted attraction filled with horrific actors, special effects, and terrifying monsters.

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Open Mic Night

Detour Coffee House
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

See local artists perform in a collaborative, supportive environment.

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Fayetteville Farmers Market

Ramsey Street and Ridgeway Drive
Thursday 1:00 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m.

At the Fayetteville Farmers Market, you will find fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, muscadine grapes, eggs, cut flowers, herbs, local honey and more. So grap your family, friends or pets and come purchase some great, fresh local food.

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Integrated Medicine and Your Happiness

Kiwanis Recreation Center
9 am - 11 am

Includes three sessions: Integrative Medicine, Magic of Movements (seated Yoga) and Meditation

Happiness Yoga is a simple and easy way to practice daily to harmonize one's life and mind. By practicing Happiness Yoga, you will be able to cultivate the habit of happiness and a peace.

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Homecoming Game: FSU vs. Livingstone College

Nick Jeralds Stadium
2:00 pm

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FSU Homecoming Parade

Murchison Road
10:00 a.m.

Join in the Bronco spirit for the homecoming parade.

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Fayetteville FireAntz vs. Columbus Cottonmouths

Crown Coliseum
7:35 p.m.

Come see the Fayetteville FireAntz battle it out against the Columbus Cottonmouths! Enjoy great food, drinks, and hockey with family and friends! Also, be sure to check out their great selection of FireAntz merchandise. Who knows, you also may get a chance to meet one of the players!

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FSU Homecoming Party Featuring Guest Artists

Capel Arena
10:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.

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DaVille Roller Derby vs. G Force

Crown Arena
5:00 pm

DaVille Roller Derby is the newest roller derby league in Fayetteville. This league includes men, women, coed, and junior derby teams. First and foremost, DaVille Roller Derby is a family and work together as a cohesive unit for the betterment of the league, derby and our community.

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1st Annual Free Night at the ASOM

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join the Fayetteville Christian Church and the ASOM staff when the doors open and kids of all ages see giant inflatables including a moon walk and slide, game booths, each with free prizes for all children. There will be booths for bobbing for apples, Go Fish, bean bag toss, Ring The Pumpkin and many more. All children are encouraged to wear a costume and compete for additional prizes.
Throughout the evening spooky stories will be told and flashlight guided tours of the main gallery. Special guides will accompany small groups through the museum. Only the light from a flashlight and wrist glow-bands will show the way.

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City Market at the Museum - November

Fayetteville Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds
Wednesday 2:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.

The City Market will be held at the Transportation Museum, downtown Fayetteville. The market will feature local artisans, produce, music and history. The market will open Fourth Friday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The museum grounds are filled with eggs, honey, meats, as well as vibrant seasonal fruits and vegetables. Artisans add to the variety of items with soaps, pottery, original art, jewelry, and more. The atmosphere of both markets is enhanced by rocking chairs, music, and children’s activities making this the perfect place for healthy, creative, family fun. Local residents and visitors can experience this festive market component to the historic downtown landscape.

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Merry Market

Spring Lake Recreation Center
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

This exciting craft and vendor event is loaded with wonderful gifts
and unique items just in time for Christmas. Come out and enjoy
a day of local shopping and help support local business.

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Pinwheel Masquerade Ball to Unmask Child Abuse

Metropolitan Room, Downtown Fayetteville
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

This fall fundraiser will take the place of the Blue Jean Ball. The gala affair will include a mask contest, a DJ, dance demonstrations and lessons, live and silent auctions, fabulous refreshments including a signature drink, and more!

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Come See the Trains! - November

Fascinate-U Children's Museum
12 - 4 p.m.

The Cape Fear Model Railroaders showcase their train exhibit on our 3rd floor. For children of all ages. Admission is FREE, unless children stay and play in the museum.

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North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon & 5K

Spring Lake Recreation and Parks
11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Halloween Half Marathon / Relay & 5K is designed to bring endurance runner enthusiast and families to test their endurance skills, while dressing up in Halloween costumes.

There will also be a kids fun run at 3 p.m. The event will start with a customary Sports & Fitness Expo beginning at 11 a.m. The event kickoff will include games for all ages, health screenings, fitness speakers, costume awards and music concert.

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Methodist University Homecoming

Methodist University

Methodist University Homecoming weekend includes a Hall of Fam Banquet, Bonfire and Pep Rally, 5K Fun Run, Campus Tours, Basketball and football games, dinner and a homecoming party. Follow the link for details.

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The Bluest Eye

Cape Fear Regional Theatre
7:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’ s The Bluest Eye, adapted by Lydia Diamond, is a story about the tragic life of a young girl in 1940's Ohio. Eleven year-old Pecola Breedlove wants nothing more than to be loved by her family and schoolmates. Instead, she faces constant ridicule and abuse. Blaming her dark skin she prays for blue eyes, sure that love will follow.

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2nd Annual “Writer’s Workshop at Your Library.”

Headquarters Branch
Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 1 - 7 p.m.

Writers from around the southeast are invited to attend the 2nd Annual “Writer’s Workshop @ Your Library.” Offered by the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center, the Writer’s Workshop will be held November 1st and 2nd at the Headquarters Branch on 300 Maiden Lane in Fayetteville.

Nine presenters are confirmed, including keynote speaker Les Edgerton. Edgerton is the author of eight books, including the writer’s craft books, Hooked: Write Fiction That Grabs Readers at Page One and Never Lets Them Go and Finding Your Voice. He is the author of numerous crime noir novels including The Bitch and The Genuine, Imitation, Plastic Kidnapping due for release on September 30.

Other presenters: Suzanne Adair, Annette B. Dunlap, Craig Faris, Clay and Susan Griffith, Chris Roerden, Susan Sloate , Sam Wazan and Marni Graff.

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Bronco Chat and Chew

Doubletree Hotel Garden Room
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the FSU National Alumni Association, this event includes light refreshments, music and a DJ.

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Testament - Photography of Chris Hondros

The David McCune International Art Gallery

Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros spanning over a decade of coverage from most of the world's conflicts since the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, the West Bank, Iraq, Liberia, Egypt and Libya.

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Love and Faith Photographs from the LGBT Experience

Rosenthal Gallery, FSU
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Love Makes a Family are museum-quality traveling exhibits including photographs and interviews with families that have Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) members.

We Have Faith is a photo-text exhibit featuring well-known LGBT and allied clergy and people of many faiths and denominations, including Christians, Jews and Muslims.

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Nellie Allen Smith National Pottery Competition

Cape Fear Studios
Monday - Friday 11 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.

This annual national jurried competition draws potters from all over the United States.

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Upcoming This Month

Sunday's Best Gospel Explosion

Seabrook Auditorium
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Poetry Night

The Coffee Scene Morganton Road, Fayetteville
7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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

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Broncos' Fellowship Breakfast

Doubletree Hotel, Salon A
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Autumn Hike

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

Enjoy the cooler days and fall colors on this ranger-led hike around Lake Rim Park. Learn about fall foliage, area history, and how nature prepares for the winter months. Call to register.

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Acoustic Night

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

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

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Tar Kiln Tour

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

Take a behind-the-scenes look at a historical treasure located at Lake Rim Park, the remnants of the Weed’s Lightwood Plant, a century-old turpentine factory. Learn about the importance of the naval stores industry in NC and find out why we are really known as “The Tar Heel State.” Pre registration required.

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Chamber Night

Seabrook Auditorium, FSU
7 p.m.

FSU students are featured in master works composed for small ensembles.

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Honey Series: Antigone

Capitol Encore Academy
7 p.m.

For its premiere production, Honey will share the classic tale of grief, strength, and corruption. Faced with the immeasurable pain of losing a brother, Antigone must choose between honoring his memory, or meet her death at the hands of her evil uncle, Kreon.

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Art Attacks

The Rock Shop
8 p.m.

If you want to be a part of or just witness different types of art being created or performed right in front of your eyes then this is the night you have been dreaming about!! Every Wednesday will include stage performers, by 1 acoustic artist, 1 rock band, 1 comedian / live improv from The Horrible Folks and friends, 1 hip hop artist, 1 or more poets and more. Artists will be painting, creating and selling while the stage performers do their thing! Held every Wednesday. Because weekly events could be canceled due to holidays or special events, we recommend calling to confirm before attending.

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North Carolina's Role in World War I

North Regional Branch
6:30 p.m.

This year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Join us as LTC (Ret.) Sion H. Harrington III, retired Military Collection Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina, discusses the contributions and sacrifices made by North Carolina toward winning The Great War (1914-1918). Registration is preferred.

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