Monday Jan 22 @ 2:00 PM
Homeschool in the Garden: Snakes 101
Cape Fear Botanical Garden – Learn how to identify common snakes found in North Carolina, where they fit in the ecosystem, and what to do when you encounter one. Participants will leave with an understanding of snakes, and will have a chance to meet a live captive snake up close. Targeted for ages 5 and older. Fee: Included with Garden Membership or admission, to be paid at the door. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required:
    Monday Jan 22 @ 9:00 PM
Flying Wild
Cape Fear Botanical Garden – This workshop is for teachers, educators or parents. Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history. Through activities involving language arts, social science and math experiences, coupled with community outreach and service learning applications, Flying WILD offers a whole-school approach to environmental education using birds as the focus. The 6-hour workshop counts towards CEU credits and EE Criteria I credits. Homework option available. This workshop will be partially outdoors so please wear comfortable closed toed shoes and dress for the weather. Feel free to bring bug spray, a water bottle, binoculars (although some will be made available for people to use). Please bring a bag lunch. This workshop and all materials are free to garden members or general adult admission. Adult admission to the Garden is $10. Must attend workshop to receive materials. Pre-registration is required in advance: Questions? Contact Bonnie Eamick at
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 9:30 AM
Small Business Loans 101
NC Center for Economic Empowerment & Development – Small Business Loans 101 - What to Expect When Expecting a Small Business Loan This class is FREE, But we still need you to REGISTER here, please: We will cover: What are the differences between lenders? What are the differences between START UP loans and loans for EXISTING businesses? What should you prepare for before applying for a small business loan? Why is your PERSONAL credit so important to a business loan? What documents should you be gathering in preparation for a loan? How do you know if a loan is even feasible? Who can assist you LOCALLY with this process? We will also go over a list of finance terms and a glossary so to help you gather everything you need before starting the process! If you are unsure about your personal credit you can sign up for FREE CREDIT COUNSELING at CEED. Instructor: Stuart Walters WBC Business Consultant Mr. Walters has 30 years of banking experience and is a Business Counselor for WBC at CEED. The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration. WBC Programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals please contact the center at least two weeks prior by phone 910.323.3377 ext 25 or email so we can make reasonable accommodations.
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 10:00 AM
TAI CHI for Health
Cape Fear Botanical Garden – Practice this flowing eastern exercise with instructor Rich Martin while overlooking the Garden. Held every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. indoors or outside depending on the weather. Prices are below and will be available for purchase in the gift shop: Single Class: $15- Garden Member $17- Non Member 4 Class Punch Card: $50- Garden Member $60- Non Member 8 Class Punch Card: $100- Garden Member $120- Non Member Please call 910.486.0221 to pre-register.
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 6:00 PM
Jill McCorkle at Headquarters Library, January 23
Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center – The Headquarters Library, 300 Maiden Lane, will host Jill McCorkle on Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Celebrated North Carolina author Jill McCorkle presents her work and the writing process. Five of her books have been named New York Times notable books. McCorkle has received many awards including the North Carolina Award for Literature. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. McCorkle will sign copies of her works after the presentation.
    Tuesday Jan 23 @ 6:30 PM
Child Trafficking Forum
Child Advocacy Center – Come join us as we learn about Human Trafficking. How it is impacting our community and beyond. Hear from professionals, both locally and in our state, that work in the field of Human Trafficking. Learn what the signs are for recognizing Human Trafficking. Panelist will include-- Dr. Dean Duncan, Research Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and Director for Project NO REST Adam Farnham, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Senior Sergeant Ronnie Hutchins, Fayetteville Police Department, Detective Pam Strickland, Eastern NC Stop Human Trafficking Now & NC Coalition of Human Trafficking Pete Twedell, Fayeteville Dream Center, Five Sparrows Anna van Beveran, Survivor of Human Trafficking
    Tuesday Jan 23 - May 29 @ 7:00 PM
Coffee & Conversation
Freedom Biker Church Fayetteville
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
Free Nutrition Class with Dietitian Janelle
Elevo Dynamics – Losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Don’t miss out on Meeting you goal because of poor eating habits. Join us Wednesday, January 24th for a one hour nutrition class run by experienced registered dietitian Janelle Wiegmann. This class is free. Please come and bring questions about your diet.
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:00 PM
Yoga in the Garden
Cape Fear Botanical Garden – Cape Fear Botanical Garden and YMCA of Sandhills, have partnered to bring you Yoga in the Garden! Grab your yoga mat and rejuvenate at our peaceful yoga session in the beautiful Orangery from 6:00pm-7:00pm. Improve your flexibility, build strength, ease tension, and relax through posture and breathing techniques for beginners and experts alike! Bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and an open mind to enjoy this all-levels class! *CFBG Members- Free *YMCA of Sandhills member- Free *Non-Members- $5/ session REGISTER: or stop by the Garden to register! Pre-registration is required
    Wednesday Jan 24 @ 6:30 PM
Social Media Awareness and Cyberbullying Seminar
Fayetteville Academy – Do you have a child between the ages of 5 and 18? You don’t want to miss this seminar presented by Susan Wind from Parents KNowmore! Parents will be educated on the latest trends that adolescents are using to communicate electronically. She offers a vast amount of advice, education, and resources that parents will find helpful as they deal with these issues. This is an adults only event.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 10:30 AM
Sex After Baby
La Leche League of Fayetteville/Fort Bragg, NC – Announcing the start of our new Enrichment Meetings! Join us every 4th Thursday of the month for the discussion of a different featured topic. We are kicking off this month with: Sex After Baby! We will meet in the church nursery*. Look for the LLL sign on the door around the backside of the building. Also, parking in the back will make for a shorter walk. Snacks and refreshments are welcome, but please be courteous and pick up after yourself. This space is incredibly kid-friendly, so no need for a sitter! While normally all support persons are welcome at our meetings, we ask that only women attend this one. Come when you can, leave when you must! *LLL has no faith or religious affiliation.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 5:30 PM
Business Center Orientation & Business 101
NC Center for Economic Empowerment & Development – Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Join us and learn about what services we provide that assist small business owners in different phases of business development. Class space is LIMITED so please REGISTER in advance at Women’s Business Center Orientation & Business 101 The WBC program is designed to assist socially and economically disadvantaged females start and/or expand small businesses. Join us to learn how we can help you, learn more about the typical pitfalls for small businesses, and how to start on the right foot to plan to succeed! We will cover: WBC and CEED business services How much does it cost to START a BUSINESS? What steps you can take to start your business today? Discover what lenders look for when you apply for a business loan. Business planning Learn how to sign up for independent counseling session from our Women’s Business Center Instructors: CEED staff have been trained by The Small Business Administration. Every staff member has business experience ranging from ownership to banking. The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville is Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the US Small Business Administration. WBC Programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals please contact the WBC at least two weeks prior by phone 910.323.3377 ext 25 or email so we can make reasonable accommodations if possible. WBC is committed to ensuring that our training classes remain accessible to everyone. Our training is offered on the second floor with no elevator. If you feel this will inhibit you from attending class, please contact us by phone at 910-323-3377, ext. 25. Please allow at least two weeks notice for the Center can make reasonable accommodations. 230 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC, 28301
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM
Fly Tying Forum
John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center – This is our regularly scheduled fly-tying program that takes place on the 4th Thursday of each month. The Fly-tying Forum provides tyers with an opportunity to increase their skills. Open to fly-tiers of all skill levels, the fly patterns change each month as a way to encourage learning various new tying techniques and development of tying skills. Tyers aged 10 years old and up are welcome, however participants 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Intended to be an extension of our Beginning Fly-tying Course, we provide each tyer with a handout for each pattern that includes the materials list and tying instructions. These instructional guides may be added to the fly-tying hand book that beginning students received in the Beginning Fly-tying course. Participants are encouraged to use their own equipment, however, equipment and materials may be provided upon request. There of the limited availability of tying equipment. Preregistration is required. This event can only be signed up for between 12/11/2017 12:00 AM - 1/25/2018 11:59 PM
    Thursday Jan 25 - Feb 9 @ 7:30 PM
Songs for a New World
Sweet Tea Shakespeare – Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s first-ever musical is Jason Robert Brown’s beloved “theatrical song cycle” about making choices in the modern world. A handful of performers portray multiple characters facing a moment of decision in their families, jobs, and relationships; their choices and consequences are revealed through some of musical theatre’s most-loved songs. Seating is limited for this event. This show includes strong language. Please be advised! Holy Trinity Episcopal Church @ 1601 Raeford Road in Fayetteville Dates: January 25-27 , February 1-3, and February 8-9 Order some barbeque from Blackstone Smokehouse, sip the draft beer, wine, or sweet tea available for purchase, and join us for a night of theatre, music, and fellowship. General Admission: $15 ADVANCE | $20 AT THE DOOR Seniors/Military: $13 ADVANCE | $18 AT THE DOOR Students and Children 6-12 years: $8 ADVANCE | $13 AT THE DOOR Free under 5 years.
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 7:30 PM
Music of the New World
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra – Our second chamber concert at St. John’s will feature the Fayetteville Symphony Brass and Woodwind Quintets performing American works including ones by Foster, Gershwin, and Bernstein.
    Friday Jan 26 @ 10:00 AM
BWI January Playdate
Babywearing International of Fayetteville (NC)
    Friday Jan 26 @ 3:00 PM
Donate Life NC Fundraiser
Donate Life North Carolina – Join us for dinner or a sweet treat! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Donate Life North Carolina.
    Friday Jan 26 @ 3:00 PM
Freddys Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Fayetteville
Donate Life North Carolina – We are excited to return to Freddy's Steakburger's and Frozen Custard for a fundraiser, this time at their Fayetteville location. Donate Life NC's Military Outreach Coordinator will be hosting the event and we will receive a portion of proceeds between 3:00 and 7:00 PM. We hope to see you there!
    Friday Jan 26 - Jan 27 @ 5:00 PM
A Downtown Mystery
The Shops at 123 Hay Street – Welcome to the town of Clue’VILLE where locals and visitors from neighboring towns and beyond regularly come to shop, dine and enjoy the activities and events for which our Cool Spring Downtown District is so well known. We are a pretty diverse community and have quite a few interesting characters you should meet. So let’s stroll down the street as I …. oh dear …. I see that I may have to give you bits of background that will come in handy. There - the man in the suit and vest -- Tartan McGreedy, a moneylender, whose offices are near the Cool Spring. He’s known to have business with the entire town. Some say he has profited in some nefarious deals and you don’t want to get on his bad side. Oh look, it’s Mrs. Penny Less. She has been down on luck since her husband passed away and has found herself in dire financial straits. Who would evict a grieving widow? We have Rob Diamond, the local jeweler. All engagement rings are purchased in his shop. He has a troubled past but has seemed to turn his life around and is back on the straight and narrow. Now that’s interesting! Rob Diamond has just been spotted coming out of Joy Pureheart’s shop? She is one of Clue’Ville’s antique dealers. From jewelry to furniture and even vintage finds, she runs one of the many antique and vintage shoppes in our Downtown District. Looks like they are engaged in an argument just as McGreedy has arrived at Pureheart’s shop. I wonder what that may have been all about? That’s all the time I have for today but will keep my ears to the street to give you more details when I return….
    Friday Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM
Glow Hot Yoga with Brit
Hayat Yoga Shala – Join Brit for this yoga glow jam at the Shala. We bringing it back per your request. Sign up at limited space available so hurry!!