Information for this page was found using the Family and Moral, Welfare and Recreation, Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s web sites

, Active.com and

numerous other online sources.

Friday

Lake Rim Kayak Tour: 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Lake Rim Park. Experience a Lake Rim Kayak Tour. Lake tours are perfect for those trying kayaking for the first time or seasoned paddlers looking to relax on the water. All the equipment and basic instruction for beginners are provided. Ages 10 and up with a participating adult.

Oldies, Rock and Blues Music: 6 p.m., at Hope Mills Recreation Center. Hope Mills Recreation Center hosts open mic oldies, rock and blues music every first and third Friday of the month. Enjoy live rock, country and blues music from local artists. Registration to perform is the day of the event. Sign-up is open to everyone on a first come, first to perform basis. For more information, call 426-4109.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden at Cross Creek Mall: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cross Creek Mall, JC Penney Wing, near the new children’s play area. The craft is a “stages of metamorphosis” made with different colors and shapes of pasta on paper plates. For more information, visit. www.capefearbg.org.

Saturday

Free Pay Per View: UFC 163:10 p.m., at Sports USA. For more information, call 907-0739.

Gun and Knife Show: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Crown Center. The Gun and Knife show offers a variety of vendors and the chance to do a little shopping for yourself or to find a gift for a special person. For more information, visit http://atthecrown.com.

The Arts Council at Cross Creek Mall: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cross Creek Mall, JC Penney Wing, near the new children’s play area. The Arts Council will have “The Art of Being You” coloring sheet and crayons.Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra will have an “Instrument Petting Zoo” available for kids to walk up and pick up the instruments and hold and look at them.

SwampDogs Baseball: 7:05 p.m., at J.P. Riddle Stadium. Come out to “The Swamp” and join the fun! The SwampDogs are Fayetteville’s own Collegiate Summer Baseball league. Home games are fun for the entire Family. For more information, visit http://goswampdogs.com/.

Fayetteville Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum Grounds. At the Fayetteville Farmers Market, you will find fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, eggs, cut flowers, herbs, honey, crafts and more. So grab your Family, friends or pets and come get some fresh local food. For more information, visit www.fayncfarmersmarket.com/

Sunday

Zipline Tours: Mondays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at ZipQuest, 533 Carvers Falls Road, Fayetteville. Enjoy one of USA Today’s 10 great zip lines when you take the two and a half hour ZipQuest  tour. For more information and to book, call 488-8787 or visit www.zipquest.com.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden: Noon to 5 p.m., at 536 N. Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville. Cape Fear Botanical Garden is located on 78 acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek.  Founded in 1989, the garden now boasts more than 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants and has several specialty gardens, including camellia, daylily and hosta gardens. For more information, call 486-0221.

NEXT WEEK

MONDAY

Endless Summer Giveaway: Win a $2,000 Leisure Travel Services gift certificate. Log on to www.fortbraggmwr.com/endless summergiveaway.

TUESDAY

Savings and Investment Class: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center. For more information, call 396-8682.

Five Star Resume and Cover Letter: 1 to 4 p.m., at the Soldier Support Center. Registration required for all workshops.To register, call 396-1425/2390.

WEDNESDAY

Autism Support Group: 8:30 to 10 a.m., at the Linden Oaks Club House.  For information, call 907-5624.

THURSDAY

Toast to the Troops featuring Craig Morgan: 5 p.m., at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds. Don’t miss Toast to the Troops featuring Craig Morgan live at Fort Bragg. Country music star and Army veteran Craig Morgan brings you hits such as, Bonfire, This Ole Boy, Reckneck Yacht Club and more. Lawn chairs welcome. For more information, visit www.fortbraggmwr.com/flyers/.

Coming soon

Aug. 17 9 p.m., at Smith Lake Recreation Center. Super 8 is playing. Call 396-5979 for more information.

Aug. 10 2 p.m., at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. The museum will host a geocaching workshop to provide basic information on operating a hand-held GPS unit and introduce the two geocache trails on the museum’s site. For more information, visit www.museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov.

Aug. 24 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 www.asomf.org.

Saturday 7 a.m., at Festival Park - Ray Avenue and Rowan Street, Fayetteville. For more information, visit http://fsseries.com/index.php?action=event&event_id=252.

Aug. 16 9 p.m., Raleigh, N.C., 12-hour adventure race. The one and only obstacle course all Green Berets had to pass in their training and our cadre have patterned the Goruck Nasty course directly after Nasty Nick. $20 of your paid registration goes to the Green Beret Foundation. For more information, visit www.goruck.com/Events/Details/678.

Aug. 24 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 www.shauntlivefayetteville.com.

Aug. 31 Honeycutt Park/ Skye Drive, 352 Devers St., Fayetteville. For more information, visit https://beta.active.com/fayetteville-nc/running/5k-sickle-cell-walkrun-2013?cmp=29-101-1.

Oct. 27 Washington, D.C. for more information, visit www.sgtsullivancenter.org/marine-corps-marathon.html.