Upcoming This Month


"Baseball & the U.S. Army: An American Tradition" Exhibition

Airborne and Special Operations Museum (ASOM)
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In conjunction with the Major League Baseball game scheduled to be played on Fort Bragg, the ASOM is presenting a special baseball exhibit. The focus of the exhibit is on commemorating America's favorite past-time and on exploring the military's connection with baseball. The exhibit is displayed in the museum lobby and will remain up through July 31, 2016.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays.

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"200th Anniversary of the Fayetteville Observer" Exhibition

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum
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The Fayetteville Observer is North Carolina’s oldest newspaper still being published. It was first published as the Carolina Observer on June 20, 1816, and was later renamed the Fayetteville Observer. See a number of Observer cover pages in this special exhibit. All ages welcome. The exhibit opening will occur during Downtown Fayetteville's "4th Friday" program, on the evening of June 24.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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"Task Force Ranger & the Battle of Mogadishu" Exhibition

Airborne & Special Operations Museum
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This exhibit features a mock-up of a street in Mogadishu, information boards about the battle and actions taken by the U.S. 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.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and federal holidays.

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"Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear" Exhibition

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
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The Museum of the Cape Fear opens a new exhibit, Parlor to Parlor: Funeral Traditions of the Cape Fear, 1850 – 1950, examining funerary practices in late-19th/early-20th century North Carolina. A variety of artifacts will illustrate the diverse and changing practices of this era. Also, the 1897 Poe House will be dressed in mourning from May 6 through June 12 and again from October 4 through November 13. Parlor to Parlor is a joint production between the Museum of the Cape Fear and the North Carolina Museum of History, and will be on display through December 31, 2016.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and federal holidays.

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3-Mile History Hike

Carvers Creek State Park
6:00 p.m.

Join park staff for a historical hike through the property, including areas normally off limits to the public. The distance covered is 3 miles or more, so participants are asked to be prepared with proper shoes and water. No advance sign-up is required. Meet in front of the park office. Program will be cancelled if it rains or if other weather conditions make it unsuitable; if in doubt, call the main office.

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Sandhills Farmers Market of Spring Lake

Sandhills Farmers Market, Spring Lake
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Sandhills Farmers Market provides a market place for landowners, farmers, and hand-crafters to sell their products and goods. This weekly event, beginning in June and ending in September, features fresh fruits and vegetables and specialty food items from local farmers, as well as health and wellness information. Every third Saturday is "Kids Day at the Market," when children participate in educational games and activities, such as live cooking demos. Note: The market is located behind the Williams Chapel Church.

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Silly Saturday!

Fascinate-U Children's Museum
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Every fourth Saturday, the museum hosts a special guest or a special activity for the children. Bring the family out and join the fun at the museum!

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Hope Mills Unplugged

Cumberland Coffee Roasters
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Every fourth Saturday, Cumberland Coffee Roasters hosts an open-mic event with an evening of poetry and music. Each event includes a creative writing workshop and a featured performer. Call before attending, as this monthly event could be cancelled due to holidays or other special events.

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Dog Days of Summer

Headquarters Library, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate summer with everyone's favorite furry friends, the dogs of Love on a Leash! Enjoy crafts and cuddles on this day of free summer fun for the whole family.

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City Market at the Museum

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The City Market at the Museum is a farmers and crafters' market in the heart of Downtown Fayetteville. The market is operated by the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum, and meets on the museum grounds every Wednesday afternoon and every Saturday morning. Locally grown vegetables, fruit, eggs, honey, and other farm products are offered for sale. These seasonal offerings--along with plants, flowers, coffee, pottery, tea, soap, candles, jewelry, knitted goods, and other handcrafted products--can be purchased. The main market season runs from April through December, but a number of vendors appear year-round. The 2016 season officially kicks off on April 16.

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