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"Contemporary Art Forms by America's First People" Exhibition

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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Venture onto new terrain as you explore the world of contemporary art through the eyes of America’s indigenous artists. While art by "America's First People" is deeply rooted in tradition, the work in this exhibition is contemporary and shows the perspective of Native American artists who are living and creating today. The exhibit opens during downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" event, on August 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; it closes on October 22, 2016.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Dog Days of Summer Car Show

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

What goes best with a hot summer night? Cool cars! Come out to the museum for a fun night and stroll among the chrome, wheels, and gears. Make it a really special night and feature your classic, antique, vintage, or custom car, truck, or motorcycle. Registration is free, and dash plaques are available for participants. All ages welcome.

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"Atmospheric" Exhibition

Cape Fear Studios
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This collection of artwork features wood-fired ceramics by Stephen Heywood, Professor of Ceramics at the University of North Florida. Heywood's work is influenced by architectural structures, including factories, silos and water towers. These vessels are often composed of many wheel-thrown and hand-built parts, and take their shape as small “functional sculpture." An opening reception is being held at the studio during downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" event, on August 26, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The show will then remain on display through September 20, 2016.

Studio Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Dinner Theater: "Deer in the Headlights!"

Northwood Temple Church
7:45 p.m.

Northwood Temple Church presents its 29th annual dinner theater production, "Deer in the Headlights!", a fun-filled musical dinner theater that will have its patrons laughing one minute and crying the next. Prior to each show, a buffet meal will be served at 6:45 p.m. Call for reservations.

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Fourth Friday at the Market House Museum

The Market House
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Market House, which is Cumberland County’s only National Historic Landmark, is open to the public on 4th Fridays. While visiting, explore the exhibit A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville. In addition to the permanent exhibit, view a different local history exhibit each month. August's local history exhibit is Early Schools and Education in Cumberland County. All ages welcome.

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Plant Appreciation Walking Group

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meet other plant lovers and walk the trails at the park and along the Cape Fear River (CFR) identifying plants, watching their development, and noting their locations. The group's observations will be used to compile plant lists for the Park and CFR Trail. This group is for adults and mature children, ages 12+, but is ideal for seniors.

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Fayetteville After 5

Festival Park
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Kick off those work shoes and kick up your heels! Come enjoy the “4th Friday” entertainment, May through August. August's entertainment line-up features FireHouse with Breathe New Life, Brad Benson and the Army Ground Forces Band. For this special occasion, there will also be several food trucks dishing out some of the best food on wheels. Gates open at 5:00 p.m., acts begin at 6:00 p.m., and the sounds of the summer carry on until about 11:00 p.m.

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"For the Love of Creativity: An Exploration of Pop Culture" Exhibition

Gallery 116th
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Gallery 116th presents For the Love of Creativity: An Exploration of Pop Culture. The exhibit's opening will occur during downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday," on August 26, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. It will remain open through September 20, 2016.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Butterfly Hunt

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Butterflies love the Garden, and we love them! Learn the differences between butterflies and moths, and discuss metamorphosis. Learn how to use a butterfly net when outside to seek caterpillars and butterflies. This class is for children ages 5 and older. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.

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Summer Has Split

Lake Rim Park
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Come out to the park for a banana split party and some fun and games before school starts back. Contact the park for more details. All ages welcome.

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