Saturday, May 30, 2015

Free Things To Do In Fayetteville Today


Here's a few free things going on around Fayetteville and surrounding areas today@

Saturday, 5/30/15

May Day Family Fun Festival
1-5:00 p.m.
Games, dunk tank, vendors, inflatables, exhibits
Rivers of Living Water
1764 Bingham Dr.
Fayetteville, NC

Hopefest Gospel Music Festival
Music, archery competition, children's activities, BBQ cook off, car show
Lee Regional Fairgrounds
505 North 7th Street
Sanford, NC

Rockefeller House Tour
Carvers Creek State Park Rain Shelter
2505 Long Valley Road, Spring Lake, NC
Clark Park Nature Hour
@the nature center
Edible and Medicinal Plants Lesson
10-11 am

11th Annual Ritmo Latino Music, Art and Dance Festival
Cary Town Hall
316 N. Academy St., Cary, NC 27512-8005
Latino music, dance and arts. The festival includes live music, vendors, artists, Latin foods, dance lessons for adults and activities for children.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Free Things to Do in Fayetteville This Weekend


Free events galore this weekend in the Fayetteville area!

Friday, May 15, 2015

*Lollipops Concert (Cape Fear High School Orchestra)
"Let's Go to the Movies"
10-11:30 a.m.
East Regional Library
4809 Clinton Road
Fayetteville, NC 28312-8401

*Meet the Cat in the Hat
Meet The Cat, get story, craft and treat
Barnes and Noble
7:00 pm
Glensford Commons, 121 Glensford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314

*Orienteering and Map Reading
Raven Rock State Park
2:00 pm
Meet at Visitor Center
Bring your own compass if you have one.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

*Stedman Party in the Park
10 a.m.- 10 p.m
192 Euclid Street, Stedman, NC 28391
Kids activities, bands, dancers, street dance, army bands, Airborne chorus, vendors, corn hole tournament.

*Create Your Own Robot
11-12 a.m.
West Regional Library
7469 Century Circle Fayetteville, NC 28306
Registration is required by visiting the library or calling 487-0440. All ages.

*Movie at the Library
"Alexander and the No Good, Horrible, Very Bad Day"
11 a.m.-12:30 pm
North Regional Library
855 McArthur Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

*Sandhills Sankofa Festival
11:00 am-6:00 pm
African American Culture Festival
Music, vendors, art, gospel music
Spring Lake Recreation Center
245 Ruth St
Spring Lake, NC

*Clark Park Nature Hour
10:00am-11:00 am
Clark Park
631 Sherman Drive
Fayetteville, NC
Call to register. 910-433-1579

*Movie Under the Stars
Smith Lake Recreation Area
Open to the Public
Bring Blankets chairs
No outside food or drink allowed.
Door prizes/giveaways

*Senses Hike for National Kids to Parks Day
Carver's Creek
6 p.m.
2505 Long Valley Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390

*Holistic and Wellness Super Expo
Demonstrations and seminars on yoga, meditation, herbs, martial arts, acupuncture, etc.
1960 Coliseum Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Register online for seat
Donations appreciated

*Lafayette Doll and Toy Club Show
Headquarters Library
10:30 am-5:30 pm
300 Maiden Lane
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5032

Sunday, May 17 2015

*Party for the Pine
Celebrate the birthday of a 467 year old tree
Weymouth Woods
Visitor Center
3:00 pm
1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
Hike to the tree with a park ranger, and then have cake!

*Sudan Shriner's Parade
11:30am-12:30pmIntersection of Broad Street and Wilson Ave
Dunn, NC

*Family Renaissance Fair
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
Royalty, craftsmen, jugglers, bards,fairies, warriors

Friday, May 8, 2015

Free Putt-Putt for Mom

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10th, and Putt-Putt in Hope  Mills, NC is hooking your mom up. With this coupon, mom gets a free round of mini-golf free with a paying player. It's a nice change from the usual, old brunch. The coupon is good for a month!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fayetteville, NC For Free!

Everyone knows that my favorite word is "free," and I try to keep my little circle of friends abreast of all the free happenings in my current home city of Fayetteville. Don't feel left out. I'm hoping to expand that circle to include you. I intend to post weekly free goings on in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas. Look for this tag, #FayettevilleNCFree. Let's get out and enjoy all the activities that Fayetteville has to offer.. for free!

May 7, 2015- Thursday

*Pay what you can (donations) after 1:00 pm

 Fascinate-U Children's
116 Green St, Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 829-9171

* Dolphin Tale 2 movie at the library 4:00pm
Spring Lake Public Library
101 Laketree Blvd
Spring Lake, NC
(910) 497-3650

*Raven Rock Hike For Your Health
9 a.m. Ranger led hike for ages 12 and up.
Call to register 910-893-4888

May 8, 2015-Friday

*Free entrance to Cape Fear Botanical Garden for National Public Gardens Day. Download an  admission coupon from

 Cape Fear Botanical Garden
 536 N Eastern Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 486-0221

*Kick off of Cliffdale library, "Who is Your Hero" essay contest for grades K-5. Three prizes awarded. (Due by May 29th)

6882 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28314-1936

*Midtown Beach Music Series: North Tower- Raleigh, NC
Commons of North Hills
6-9 p.m.
Free concert series
4160 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh, NC 27609

May 9th, 2015-Saturday

*Society for Creative Anachronism Live Demo (Medieval arts, sport, costume) 
2-4 pm 
Bordeaux Branch Library
3711 Village Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28304
(910) 424-4008

*Civil War Band discussion with Dr. Robert Downing
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
2 p.m.
801 Arsenal Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305
(910) 486-1330

*Lowe's Mother's Day Kid's Planter
Build and Grow Workshop
10:00 a.m.

*Clark Park Nature Hour
10:00 a.m.
631 Sherman Drive

*Meet Donald and Daisy at Disney Store in Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh
10-4 pm Disney Store
4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612
First 500 will get free gift!

May 10, 2015-Sunday

*Civil War Cemetery Tour
Cross Creek Cemetery #1

Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Month of Fun

I just want to have infinite fun. Is that so wrong? Well, it might not be very realistic, but that's why we haven't blogged in over a month. We've just been busy living it up. Yachts and champagne! Not. More like bounce houses and fro-yo, but the kind of things 7 year old girls and middle aged women find amusing.

We've communed with nature.
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I found a four leaf clover!

My daughter found an even bigger four leaf!

Feeling like a "Sam Squantch"

We've gone to festivals.
March of Dimes Walk

At an Easter Festival in MS

Spring Lake Spring Fest

A very rainy Dogwood Festival

Theater, anyone?

Jasmine Guys Harlem Renaissance 

FSU does Hair

Food Lion Kitchen at Southern Women's Expo

Randy Fenoli from "Say Yes to the Dress"

We journeyed to Mississippi to see family.

My sister would kill me if I didn't mention that she is preggo!

My mom-in-law gave me a wreath tutorial.

We  found a little magic.
We finished Prisoner of Azkaban so we celebrated with butter beer and homemade wands.

We nurtured friendships.

NOT PICTURED: We moved to a new apartment, and that was work! School activities: school dance, awards day/performance, Earth Day activities. We have done a lot of crafts at our local libraries. Yesterday, we went to the Indian Festival and made rangoli. But this post is bordering on infinite so I think I'll stop now.

What are you doing this weekend?