Upcoming This Month

Spring Lake Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Town Hall, Spring Lake
6:00 p.m.

Join the festivities at the town’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Festivities will include well wishes, refreshments, seasonal music, tree decorating, great fellowship, and a special guest from the North Pole. Ring in the holiday season, pay tribute to our military, and honor a longstanding Spring Lake tradition. Ceremony will be held at the tree located behind the parking lot adjacent to Town Hall (directly off Ruth Street).

Event Admission: Free

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Transformation: Recycling Reclaimed Objects into Art Exhibition

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County
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One man’s trash is another man’s . . . art. The Transformation exhibition features artists who have a knack for repurposing objects to create fine art. Go on a whimsical jounry as recycle artists think about discarded materials in a new way. Many of the pieces are for sale, so start your holiday shopping early. The show is open through December 10, 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.

Event Admission: Free

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The Open Mic

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

Local and regional artists perform their work at this open-mic event, held every Monday night. Call before attending, as this weekly event could be canceled due to special events or holiday closures.

Event Admission: Free

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Annual Members' Holiday Exhibit

Cape Fear Studios and Gallery
Studio Hours in Description

Looking for an original gift for that special person on your Christmas list? Make your way to Cape Fear Studios and Gallery to see the artwork they have been creating for months. Numerous original ornaments, paintings, jewelry, lampshades and a wide variety of pottery are available for purchase. Get the first pick of their work by attending their opening on November 25, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This exhibit and sale continues through January 10, 2017.

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

Event Admission: Free

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Christmas at the 1897 Poe House

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
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Enhance your holiday season with a tour of the 1897 Poe House and its Victorian decorations, to include a big tree in the parlor. You will come to know and appreciate how people from the 1900's celebrated the traditions that so many hold dear today. Decorations will remain up through January 8, 2017.

Tour Hours: The Poe House is open for free tours Tuesday through Friday, at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.; Saturdays on the hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sundays on the hour, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The house is closed on all Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Event Admission: Free

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Tai Chi for Health

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Practice this flowing Eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the garden. Tai Chi is best practiced in loose, comfortable clothing; dress for the weather, as class may be held outside, and bring a water bottle. All levels and walk-ins are welcome.

Event Admission: $17 per Non-Member; $15 per Member

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Growing Up Wild Early Childhood Nature Exploration

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"Growing Up Wild" is an early childhood education program, occurring on the first Tuesday of each month, that builds on a sense of wonder about nature and invites children to explore wildlife and the world around them. Activities provide an early foundation for developing positive impressions about nature and lifelong social and academic skills. These programs are hands-on and include a craft. Call to register. Children ages 3 to 7 years welcome with an adult.

Event Admission: $1 (Cash Only)

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Bird Appreciation Walking Group

J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Bring your binoculars, meet other bird lovers, and walk the trails at the park and along the Cape Fear River looking for species, learning songs, and collecting information about locations and behavior. Some participants may enjoy assisting park rangers in monitoring Cumberland County’s avian residents during bird surveys. This group is for adults and mature children, ages 12+.

Event Admission: Free

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Pet Photos with Santa

Cross Creek Mall
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Four-legged family members want to see Santa, too! Furry friends attending Pet Night must be leashed at all times. Pet photos with Santa will only be taken during scheduled Pet Nights. Families with pets will take priority on Pet Night with Santa. This event is for dogs and cats only.

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Special Exhibits at the Local History Museum

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
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The Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum features multiple ongoing exhibitions that focus on Fayetteville's unique role in the history of North Carolina and the U.S. For further information on any one of these exhibits, contact the museum. Ongoing exhibits currently include the following:

   200th Anniversary of the Fayetteville Observer
   Cumberland County Goes to War
   Death and Remembrance: A Historical Perspective
   Early Camp Bragg and Pope Army Airfield
   Edward Evans
   Frances Benjamin Johnston Photos
   From State House to Statehood
   Lafayette in Fayetteville
   Local Law Enforcement
   Modern Greece
   Punitive Expedition
   Railroading in Fayetteville

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

Event Admission: Free

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