Fayetteville Family Fun Night:

5 to 8 p.m., at Festival Park. Kangaroo Express presents a Fayetteville Family Fun Night. Enjoy a variety of entertainment, activities and giveaways. Kangaroo Express will be at the annual Salute Our Troops at the Fayetteville Kangaroo Express locations tonight and Friday. For more information, call 433-1547.


Buck’s Dynasty:

6:45 p.m. dinner served; 7:45 performance, at the Northwood Temple Church. This year, the crazy characters from Smith Corner set out to film their very own reality TV show. You won’t want to miss the trouble and laughs that come with the gang. For more information, call


4th Friday:

6 to 10 p.m., downtown Fayetteville. Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayetteville’s art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops full of unique items. Exhibits, entertainment and featured artists all come together to bring the art of Fayetteville to one and all, free of charge. Businesses in the four and a half block radius of historic downtown Fayetteville join the action and become artistic venues, featuring the arts in all forms, for all ages.

For more information, visit

Fayetteville Motor Sports Park Races:

7 p.m. to 12 a.m., at Fayetteville Motor Sports Park. Enjoy a variety of drag races including Friday night grudge test and tune, and several bracket races throughout the season. For more information, call www.fayetteville


National Airborne Day:

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum grounds. A celebration of Army airborne, commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Army Parachute Test Platoon and 13th anniversary of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. For more information, visit

Bike & Ribs Fest 2013:

12 p.m. to 12 a.m., through Sunday at the Crown Center parking lot.

12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Calling all bike clubs to the East Coast’s biggest bike fest with DJ and Battle of the bands. Giveaways and trophies to the largest bike club, longest traveled, best bike, and largest lady bike club. Come enjoy a day full of activities and fun. For more information, visit

Umoja Festival:

noon to 7 p.m., at Smith Recreation Center, Seabrook Park. Celebrate the positive history, art, and culture of African American, Africans and Carribeans at this annual event. Attractions include health screenings, a drum circle, ethnic foods, a fish fry and performances from the Delta Steppers and the E.E. Smith and FSU marching bands. For more information, visit /

Unique Visions:

Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., through Oct. 19. The

Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County presents Unique Visions: The Gift of Folk Art. For more information, visit


12th Annual Ryder Invitational:

7:30 a.m., at Ryder Golf Course.  Entry fee: $35 (cart and green fees extra).  Entry deadline:  today, 5 p.m. For more information, call 907-GOLF.


Dollar Days at Dragon Lanes:

For more information, call 907-BOWL.


Setting Goals and Career Planning:

9 a.m. to noon, at the Soldier Support Center.

Registration required for all workshops. To register, call 396-1425/2390.

Personal Financial Management Training: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center. For more information, call 396-8682.


Help Feed the Homeless:

4 to 6:30 p.m.  Open to single Soldiers only. For more information, call 396-7751.


Preparing for an Interview:

9 to noon at the Soldier Support Center.

Registration required for all workshops. To register, call 396-1425/2390.

BB&T Call Center Hiring Event:

9 a.m. to noon, 3rd floor, Soldier Support Center. Apply online first,

Coming soon

Aug. 30

Casting Crowns:

7 p.m., at the Crown Center. Over the past eight years, Atlanta-based Casting Crowns has consistently delivered Christian music that points believers back to what truly matters and the band does so yet again on Come to the Well. For more information, visit

Sept. 3

The 2013 U.S. Army Soldier Show:

7 p.m., at the Crown Theater. (2 dates:  Sept 3 and 4). Free. For more information, call 396-9126.

Sept. 7

Wheels and Warriors 2nd Annual Car, Truck and Bike Show:

9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the  Fort Bragg Fairgrounds.  For more information, visit

Aug 24

Fayetteville Goes InsanE:

10 a.m., Fayetteville Goes Insane; 1 p.m., Fayetteville Hip Hop n’ Rock, at Manna Church. Come on out and dance yourself into the body you want, with Insanity and Hip-Hop Abs creator, Shaun T. For more information, visit

Aug 31

5K Sickle Cell Walk/Run:

Honeycutt Park/ Skye Drive, 352 Devers St., Fayetteville. For more information, visit

Sept. 7

2nd Annual Lafayette 3K Pooch Run and 5K Road Race:

8 a.m., at Cross Creek Park next to Wells Fargo, a block north of the Market House. For more information, visit

Sept. 21

8th Annual Ribbon Walk and Ride for Cancer

9 a.m., downtown Fayetteville. For more information, visit

Sept. 28

Warrior Angels Battle Buddy Boogie:

8:30 a.m., at Methodist University. This is a fun run/walk to benefit Warrior Angels Breast Cancer Battle Buddies Inc. in their efforts to support breast cancer patients at Fort Bragg.

Oct 12

First Annual ‘ Running with Roy’ Memorial 5k/10k Fun Run:

8 a.m. at Texas A&M University campus, College Station, Texas. Honoring the life of Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, who was killed at Fort Bragg, June 28, 2012.