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NC Art Pottery: Utility to Unique

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

During the first decades of the 20th Century, potters were adapting glazes, forms, and wares to meet the demand for more artistic designs. The people of Fayetteville would experience and embrace this transition from utility to unique. We invite you to encounter the colors, shapes and charms that make North Carolina’s art pottery a part of our state’s proud tradition of cultural arts.

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Sports In The Sandhills

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

This exhibit is in collaboration between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum and features two visits Babe Ruth made to Fayetteville (1914 and 1935). The exhibit also features another baseball player by the name of Jim Thorpe, who also spent a short time in Fayetteville.

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Cumberland County Goes to War

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

Visit the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum to experience “Cumberland County Goes to War,” an exhibit commemorating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the American Civil War. This exhibit features artifacts, pictures, documents, and educational panels which explore Cumberland County’s war experience both on the battlefield as well as the sacrifices made on the home front.

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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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Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Visitors can walk through a mock up of a street in Mogadishu as they read information boards about the battle and actions taken by the US Army's units there. This temporary exhibit will have displays of donated items from the Soldiers involved in the battles that they used there as well as artifacts recently recovered from Mogadishu. A video will play explaining the missions in the words of the Soldiers involved from interviews with them.

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Upcoming This Month

Nature Sprouts

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

Preschoolers will have a chance to discover nature while making new friends. A new topic will be explored each session through stories, crafts, and activities. This month’s topic is “Dragonflies.” Call to register by July 22.

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SwampDogs vs. Columbia

J.P. Riddle Stadium
7:05 p.m.

Come out and see your Fayetteville SwampDogs play against Columbia on their home turf! Food, fun, and baseball -- what more could you want?!

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4th Friday - July

Downtown Fayetteville
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

4th Friday is a true celebration of the arts and downtown Fayetteville. Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayetteville's art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops full of unique items. Exhibits, entertainment and featured artists all come together to bring the art of Fayetteville to one and all. Businesses in the four and a half block radius of historic downtown Fayetteville join the action and become artistic venues, featuring the arts in all forms, for all ages.

This month come by The Market House and explore the exhibit A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville as well as our special exhibit Cape Fear River.

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Daughters of Christ Ministry, Inc. Christian Conference for Women

Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Daughters of Christ Ministry, Inc presents its first Christian Conference for women. Keynote speaker is Leslie Vernick, a licensed counselor with over 25 years of experience. She is the author of six books including, Lord, I Just Want To Be Happy, Defeating Depression, and The Emotionally Destructive Relationship. Leslie will teach how to gain a new perspective on the troubles God allows in your life and your response to those trials. She'll also teach how to discover the underlying idols that hamper efforts to change.

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Civil War Milestones Tour

Tours begin in the Civil War Gallery
Friday 2 p.m.

History buffs can learn about Civil War milestones in Fayetteville during guided tours. Tours will be conducted of Arsenal Park, which is a part of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex.

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Transformation: Artful Recycling

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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Come see how artists of all ages transformed throw-away materials into amazing art! Enjoy the opening of the annual Recycled Art Exhibition Downtown during July's 4th Friday event.

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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Masters of Funk

Crown Colesium
8 p.m.

The Masters of Funk bring the legendary sounds of the Bar-Kays, Con Funk Shun, Dazz Band and the Mary Jane Girls.

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2014 Summer Music Festival

Festival Park
3 p.m.

More than a dozen musicians will take the stage during WCCG's Summer Music Festival. The lineup features several artists who have made their presence know through social media. Performers include We Are Toonz, D Low, Lil TerRio, D Mac, Driicky Graham and Total. In addition to the concert, there will be a car, motorcycle and truck show. The concert is hosted by the hip-hop and R&B radio station WCCG.

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Rogue Rollergirls vs. Appalachian Rollergirls

Crown Arena
5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Come bear witness to the thrills, spills and bone tingling chills as Fayetteville's Rogue Rollergirls in intense Roller Derby action. Support Fayetteville's first and only Roller Derby team!

At 5 p.m. see the Home Team Challenge, then at 7 p.m. Rogue will be battling against the Appalachian Rollergirls.

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Gun & Knife Show

Crown Center
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Gun & Knife show offers a variety of vendors and the chance to do a little shopping for yourself or to find a gift for a special person. If you come on Saturday, then you will get in for free on Sunday!

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