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City Center Gallery & Books will host a book signing by Steve DeVane, a reporter and editor at the Fayetteville Observer for more than 10 years. His book is titled “Your Midlife: The Playbook for Your Second Half.”

Cliffdale Ukulele Club promises musical fun

Get into music in a fun and easy way by learning to play the ukulele. Cumberland County Public Library is excited to launch the Cliffdale Ukulele Club. The group will meet at the Cliffdale Regional Library, 6882 Cliffdale Road, on the second Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. beginning Sept. 9.

Latin music, jazz and a North Carolina composer are part of the Fayetteville Technical Community College Fine Arts Series, which recently won a $5,000 grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville-Cumberland County.

The third annual I Love My Community Cookout and Giveaway is scheduled for Aug. 19 at the Murchison Road Food Truck Park, according to a news release. 

Library engages community members where they live

In early June, the Cumberland County Public Library’s community engagement division launched “Operation Raid Fayetteville.” The goal of the campaign is to reach out to people in underserved and rural areas of the county and inform them of the library’s many free programs and resources.

The eighth annual Indigo Moon Film Fest will be supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville Cumberland County, according to a news release. The festival, scheduled Oct. 13-15 in downtown Fayetteville,  promises more than 60 films, filmmaker Q&As and other programs, the release said.

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension plans workshops on dairy farming in August. The “Dairy Delights” series is part of the service’s Better Living Workshops, according to a news release.

Each year, Methodist University's Friends of Music Guest Artist Series provides live classical and contemporary musical demonstrations and recitals for up to 500 young people and adults in Cumberland County. This season's guests include a  local guitarist,  a pianist and musical theater composer, and  a jazz bassist, according to a release.

All together now: Immigrant stories in Cumberland County

Did you know that by the 1770s, one-third of the people in Cumberland, Moore, Robeson, Harnett and Hoke counties were of Scottish descent? In fact, by 2006, North Carolina had more people of Scottish descent than any other state or county in the world, including Scotland.

The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter of the N.C. Society, Sons of the American Revolution, sponsored a commemoration of the 248th anniversary of the signing of the Liberty Point Resolves on June 24 on June 24 on the banks of Cross Creek in downtown Fayetteville.

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