Lots going on at the 18th annual Umoja Festival at Fayetteville’s Seabrook Park., from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23. Look for storytellers, music and dancers, plus a health fair and blood drive. The event is free and open to the public. Questions? 910-483-6152.
Talk about a treasure trove: the Headquarters library in Cumberland County is holding its public book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23. I have teacher friends who never miss these sales because it’s a great way to restock classrooms. Make sure you bring cash or a personal check. Call 910-483-7727 for more details.
Also on Saturday, Aug. 23: The Children’s Treasure Trail Adventure at the Sandhills Community College Gardens in Pinehurst. Crafts, games and music from The Army Ground Force Band’s Loose Cannons. Free refreshments too. It's from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 910-695-3882 for more information.
With kids back in school, parents can finally have some one-on-one time with their preschoolers . Lake Rim Park is offering Dinosaurs in the Dirt from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27. Kids ages 5 and under can dig for dinosaur bones in the sand. Pre-register by calling 910-433-1018.
For those caring for a little one, be sure to check regularly with Lake Rim Park in Fayetteville. They have a Nature Spouts program that offers events once a month for preschool-aged children. This months’ Nature Sprouts will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, but you have to pre-register by the Tuesday before. Call 910-433-1018.
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