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Library engages community members where they live

In early June, the Cumberland County Public Library’s community engagement division launched “Operation Raid Fayetteville.” The goal of the campaign is to reach out to people in underserved and rural areas of the county and inform them of the library’s many free programs and resources.

The eighth annual Indigo Moon Film Fest will be supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville Cumberland County, according to a news release. The festival, scheduled Oct. 13-15 in downtown Fayetteville,  promises more than 60 films, filmmaker Q&As and other programs, the release said.

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension plans workshops on dairy farming in August. The “Dairy Delights” series is part of the service’s Better Living Workshops, according to a news release.

Each year, Methodist University's Friends of Music Guest Artist Series provides live classical and contemporary musical demonstrations and recitals for up to 500 young people and adults in Cumberland County. This season's guests include a  local guitarist,  a pianist and musical theater composer, and  a jazz bassist, according to a release.

All together now: Immigrant stories in Cumberland County

Did you know that by the 1770s, one-third of the people in Cumberland, Moore, Robeson, Harnett and Hoke counties were of Scottish descent? In fact, by 2006, North Carolina had more people of Scottish descent than any other state or county in the world, including Scotland.

The Marquis de Lafayette Chapter of the N.C. Society, Sons of the American Revolution, sponsored a commemoration of the 248th anniversary of the signing of the Liberty Point Resolves on June 24 on June 24 on the banks of Cross Creek in downtown Fayetteville.

Calling all local authors: Showcase your literary talent, connect with others

Are you an aspiring author looking for an opportunity to showcase your literary talents? Applications are now open for Cumberland County Public Library’s annual Local Authors’ Showcase.

Metronet is handing out free ice cream in neighborhoods across Fayetteville. The internet service provider is sponsoring a branded truck that will be popping up all over town delivering free ice cream to help beat the summer heat, according to a Metronet spokeswoman.

A multicity search for America’s next great veteran or military spouse comedian is coming to Fayetteville. Operation Heal*arious, an "America's Got Talent"-style showcase tour, is scheduled stop at Cape Fear Regional Theatre on July 29, according to a news release.

The Women’s Giving Circle of Cumberland County, a fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, awarded grants for 2023-24 at a June 8 meeting at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The grants total $56,000, with selected projects focused on financial and educational insecurities; child security; child abuse; foster care; and child care insecurity, according to a news release.

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