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A walk in the park with literacy

Can a walk in the park with a child help increase the little one’s literacy skills? The answer is yes, when the park features a StoryWalk. Cumberland County will soon have its second StoryWalk that you and the children in your life can enjoy.

The community is invited to celebrate the opening of Cumberland County's second StoryWalk.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. A.J. Tata will sign copies of his book “Total Empire” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Country Club, according to a news release.

All aboard the STEAM train!

If you love science and art, you don’t want to miss what Cumberland County Public Library has in store for the month of April. Join us at your favorite library branch for the 13th annual …

Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Fine Arts Department will present a six-show run of “Steel Magnolias” over two weekends starting Friday, according to a news release.

Students of the Academy of Green Technology at Douglas Byrd High School recently led fifth-graders from District 7 Elementary School through hands-on demonstrations and experiments in sustainable and renewable energy, according to a news release from the Cumberland County Schools.

Cumberland County Extension Master Gardeners will hold its annual Plant Fair on April 15, at the extension center, 301 E. Mountain Drive.

The Art Gallery @ the Library at Fayetteville Technical Community College will host "FTCC Art Exhibition: 2023" through May 5.

Find the path to your future at the library’s Future Fair

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Most of us hear that question from the time we’re old enough to talk. As kids, we tend to respond enthusiastically by naming whatever profession has piqued our interest.

Come hang out in the lounge of the newest and hottest hip-hop club in New York City at Cape Fear Regional Theatre beginning Thursday. Written by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by José Zayas, …

Author and filmmaker Kevin P. Duffus will speak about attacks by German U-boats on Allied forces during World War II off North Carolina’s coast in a lecture this week at Fayetteville Technical Community College.

What we’re reading

One of the best things about working at the Cumberland County Public Library is that you’re never at a loss when it comes to finding a good book. With a staff of more than 140 people, our reading tastes are all over the map. Take a look at what we’re reading, and you might find something that will interest you.

The Fayetteville Fire Department will celebrate Sparky’s birthday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Honeycutt Park. Activities for all ages will include story time with Sparky, a bounce house, face painting and live music.

A local  teacher received statewide honors from her peers at the 48th annual meeting of the N.C. Association for the Gifted and Talented in Winston-Salem on March 3. Cumberland County Schools teacher Sarena Myers was the recipient of the 2023 Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Gifted Award. 

Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation, along with the Special Olympics Spring Games for Cumberland County, is seeking volunteers for the April 3 games, according to a city news release.

Downtown Fayetteville will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the "Irish You Would" bar crawl from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday. Participating businesses will offer free goodies while supplies last, according to Cool Spring Downtown District.

Shortly after I moved to Fayetteville, I was near Hay Street when I heard church bells ringing out a hymn. This surprised me because I’m from New Jersey, where I had never heard bells ringing.

Wrestling is coming back to the Crown. “WWE Supershow” will return to Fayetteville at 7:30 p.m. on May 20 at the Crown Coliseum, according to a news release.

Spring is such an exciting season. We can spend more time outdoors without having to bundle up, and we can see our gardens and lawns coming back to life

The Kenyon College Chamber Singers will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 102 Ann St.

‘Art is love, and love is art’: Young people gather to paint, celebrate community

In downtown Fayetteville on Friday night, a group of about 30 met in a room above a barbershop to celebrate Black History Month — a time when many reflect on how Black people have contributed to and made this country what it is today.

Library’s Storytelling Festival moves to ‘Rhythm of a Story’

Music has always played a major role in my life. I grew up listening to music, singing in choirs and dancing to all kinds of beats. One of my favorite artists was Michael Jackson, who captivated me with his unique voice, smooth dance moves and the ability to tell stories through music and movement.

Sword fighting, quick costume changes and breakneck-speed jokes are in store for audiences of Gilbert Theater’s production of “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).”

Coming out of the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking for a chance to socialize again. The Cumberland County Public Library offers programs that allow people with a common “thread” to hang out and do something they all enjoy. Both Bordeaux Branch Library and Hope Mills Branch Library provide monthly opportunities for social activities with just a needle and thread.

The county library will hold a book sale on Feb. 20 and Feb. 24-26. Friends of the Cumberland County Public Library will host a sale for library members only on Feb. 20. On Feb. 24-26, sales will be open to the public, according to a news release.

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