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Here are some kid-friendly events of note in the Fayetteville area.

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Whimsical dogwoods in Fayetteville
Jennifer Joyner
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Here are some kid-friendly events of note in the Fayetteville area. As always, feel free to send me your event listings at jjoyner@wral.com:
  • The Arts Council, 309 Hay St. in Fayetteville , is sponsoring a new exhibit kids are sure to love, “Transformation: Artful Recycling”. It features the work of artists who create art from trash! The exhibit runs through Aug. 16.
  • Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, 116 Green St. in Fayetteville, is always a fun place to take the kiddos, but the first and third Saturdays of each month features a special treat: The Cape Fear Railroaders set up their model trains and sponsors a free open house from noon to 4 p.m. If your child loves trains, this is a must see. Questions? Call the museum at 910-829-9171.
  • For kids ages 3 to 7, a wonderful way to explore nature:  The Clark Park Nature Center is sponsoring “Growing up Wild” at 1 p.m., Aug. 5. Preregistration is required by calling 910-433-1579.
  • If you’ve spent any time in downtown Fayetteville this summer, surely you have noticed the “Whimsical Dogwoods” public art display— large painted dogwoods created by 15 artists from the city of Fayetteville. The project runs through October, and you can print out a trail map listing all of the locations from VisitDowntownFayetteville.com.
  • Go ahead and put this on your calendar because you don’t want to miss it: the annual Hugs & Kisses Children’s Consignment Sale is Aug. 13 to Aug. 15 at the Crown Expo in Fayetteville. There’s no admission fee and there’s no charge for parking.  
Jennifer is a mom of two and WRAL-TV assignment editor in Fayetteville. Her food obsession memoir, “Designated Fat Girl,” came out in 2010. Read more about Jennifer and her book on her website. She writes about motherhood and family-friendly events in Fayetteville here on Go Ask Mom.


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