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Kids with Hearts for the Arts presents An Evening with the Arts on June 18. This cocktail attire event will feature performances by local youth artists throughout North Carolina, refreshments and prizes featuring items from local small businesses. The event, which is 7 to 9:30 p.m., is a fundraiser for artistic scholarships for children seeking arts education. Kids with Hearts for the Arts was established by Huck Borden and Annika Benander in 2020 to showcase youth artistic talent and promote scholarship opportunities for kids in the arts.

Mr. and Mrs. Walton Kenneth Herring Jr. of Fayetteville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dr. Caroline Canady Herring, to Mr. Colton Barefoot Kinsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Junius Kinsey of Benson. The wedding will take place on Saturday, June 11, at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville.

Join us for "An Evening of Art and Wine" at Lisa's Custom Framing on June 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1226 Fort Bragg Road in the heart of Haymount. Enjoy a glass of wine, meet artist Kevin Collie and browse through an awe-inspiring collection of photos. Collie’s gallery-quality photos depict scenery from the coast of North Carolina, including impressive compositions and striking details.

Pondamania

Pablo Picasso said every child is an artist. Help the children in your life tap into their creative side at Cape Fear Botanical Garden during the third annual Pondamania – A Children’s Art Explosion presented by Ray and Daphne Manning as we celebrate nature. The event is free for children under 12.

“Fairview”

The final mainstage show of the Gilbert Theater's 2021-22 season, “Fairview,’’ opens Friday, May 27. What starts out as a sitcom about a family soon turns into a brilliant look at race in America. “Fairview’’ runs through Sunday, June 12, with shows on Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at gilberttheater.com.

The nation’s most frequent disaster is one that rarely makes national headlines — home fires. Yet these represent most of the disasters that the American Red Cross responds to every eight minutes in the U.S. In Cumberland County alone, Red Cross volunteers responded to 139 of these devastating crises in 2021.

Enjoy a glass of wine while viewing Gaweda’s beautiful, serene oil paintings featuring landscapes, seascapes, creeks and tides. Gaweda’s work will be on display at Lisa’s Custom Framing on Thursday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition to its renowned framing services, Lisa’s Custom Framing - which opened in 1982 - supports local artists and welcomes all to visit, meet the artist and enjoy an evening immersed in artwork.

June 6, 2022, marks 78 years since the deadly battle of Normandy took place. For many, seeing Utah Beach on the anniversary of D-Day is a bucket list item. If you can’t make it to France this year, come and experience the next best thing at the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum. The interactive “D-Day: Freedom from Above” exhibit allows visitors to experience the Normandy invasion through the eyes of 82nd and 101st Airborne Division soldiers by using “HistoPad,” a tablet with innovative software technology.

Mr. and Mrs. Shane Taylor of Gray’s Creek are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynnsey Marie Taylor, to Henry Culbreath Tyson, son of the honorable and Mrs. John M. Tyson of Fayetteville. The couple is getting married on Saturday, May 14, at 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Fayetteville, with a reception to follow at Paradise Acres of Gray’s Creek. The reception location is owned and operated by the bride’s family and is also where the couple met for the first time.

Pet Fest of the Sandhills is scheduled for Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hope Mills Park, 5770 Rockfish Road. The family-friendly event includes a 5K pet walk at noon, vendors, demonstrations and activities. Grab some lunch and stroll through the park. The event is free, and all pets are welcome. For more information, contact Kelly West at 910-401-9825.

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