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Fuel for the Fire

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Gallery Hours in Description

In this juried show, artists explore and manipulate the materiality of wood and paper in two-dimensional and sculptural forms, illustrating evolving techniques and aesthetics by highlighting the expressive capacity and growing sophistication of the materials. The exhibit will remain on display through October 21, 2017, with special exhibit hours during September's 4th Friday and over International Folk Festival weekend.

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.

Event Admission: Free

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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 permanent exhibit A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville. In addition, view a different local history exhibit each month (refer to event website for this information). All ages welcome.

Event Admission: Free

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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+.

Event Admission: Free

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Fourth Friday

Downtown Fayetteville
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Fourth Friday is a true downtown celebration of the arts. Exhibitors and artists of all types come together to bring the best of Fayetteville to folks of all ages, giving locals and tourists a taste of this city’s art and entertainment while encouraging them to enjoy the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and unique shops downtown. From March through November, every month has a unique theme, with activities tailored to these themes.

Event Admission: Free

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3 Mile History Hike

Carvers Creek State Park, Town of Spring Lake
9:00 a.m.

Join a three-mile hike, walking and exploring the park's millpond, silos, pavilion, and other historical farm buildings not yet open to the public. Bring a bottle of water, a camera (if you like taking pictures), and your walking shoes. No advance sign-up is required. Meet in front of the park office for this event. Program will be cancelled if it rains or if other weather conditions make it unsuitable; if in doubt, call the main office.

Event Admission: Free

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Cruise-In by the River

Skeeterz on the River Sports Bar and Grill
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Every fourth Saturday, join folks by the Cape Fear River to check out some beautiful rides and jam out to some tunes, courtesy of a live DJ. Skeeterz will be open to enjoy the patio, bar or restaurant. This open cruise-in is fun for the whole family. In the case of inclement weather, call ahead or check the event Facebook page for updates.

Event Admission: Free

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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!

Event Admission: Free with Paid Admission or Membership

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Umoja Festival

Smith Recreation Center and Seabrook Park
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Umoja Group, Inc., presents the 26th Annual Umoja Festival, a celebration of the history and culture of African-Americans. The day's festivities include a free health fair, storytellers, vendors, live music, great food, and family-friendly fun.

Event Admission: Free (Donations Accepted)

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Racing at Fayetteville Motor Speedway

Fayetteville Motor Speedway
Event Times Vary

Enjoy watching all the racing action on the 1/2-mile clay track at Fayetteville Motor Speedway during the 2017 season. From March through November, the Speedway is hosting a variety of races in different divisions, to include Late Model, Modified, Super Street, SportMod, Pure Stock, U-Car, and more. Event times vary from race to race. Refer to the event website for the complete season schedule and details.

Event Admission: $10 - $35 (Prices May Vary)

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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 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--may be purchased. The main market season runs from April through December, but a number of vendors appear year-round.

Event Admission: Free to Attend

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