Dr. Weekend's Things To Do

Check out a few things going on in our area this weekend.

-6/8
-The 17th annual Blues-n-Brews Festival takes place Saturday at Festival Park. Gates open at 4 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and at 5 p.m. for general admission. The event is a fundraiser for Cape Fear Regional Theatre.

-Thru 6/8
-Harnett County Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for all animals at the animal shelter through Saturday 10am-2pm.
-The waiver includes all regular adoption fees, with the exception of an $18 charge for medicine for the adopted pet.

**The Arts Council of Fayetteville/ Cumberland County is seeking input from the community on what it would like to see at this year’s International Folk Festival. Organizers are seeking feedback on things such as entertainment, food and vendors.
-To take the survey, go online to -surveymonkey.com/r/RBTLPY8.

-6/8
-Vander Spring Fling is June 8 at 10 a.m. at James Averitt Park in Vander.
-Admission is free; activities may require tickets. There will be vendors, dunking booth, bake sale, music, games, raffles and a car/truck/tractor show. It is hosted by the Vander Civic Association.

-6/8
-“Women of War’’ program: The program Saturday at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site will explore the role that women have played during times of conflict. The program is at 10 a.m. Event interpreters will highlight the roles of laundresses, nurses, farm workers and military members from the American Revolution through World War II. The site is at 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks, three miles north of Newton Grove on S.R. 1008, and about 45 minutes from Fayetteville. For more information, call 910-594-0789.

-6/8
-Rockefeller House tours: Join the staff at Carvers Creek State Park for a tour of James Stillman Rockefeller’s winter estate Saturday at 7 p.m. Hear about the history of the property and how it came to be Long Valley Farm, followed by a guided tour of the house. The tour ends with a walk around the estate and discussing surrounding structures, some of which date to the early 1800s. Tours are free, but registration is required. Call 910-436-4681 to register. The park is at 2505 Long Valley Road in Spring Lake.

-6/8
-Former Carolina Panthers defensive end and nine-time NFL Pro Bowler Julius Peppers will be the special guest at the Best of 910Preps Awards dinner June 8, 2019 at the Crown Complex. Peppers will participate in a Q&A session during the awards dinner and take photos with student athlete award winners.
-Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on www.910preps.com/awards.

-6/10
-Cumberland County Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp for children ages 5 to 8. The JMG Summer Camp will be held June 10 – 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cape Fear Botanical Garden. The cost is $50 per child. Applications must be filled out online by going to cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu and clicking on the 4-H logo.
-The JMG Summer Camp offers meaningful agriculture experiences for youth by allowing them to learn through hands-on outdoor activities. Children who attend the camp will get to explore nature, plant a garden, play games and more.
-For more information, contact Jason Weathington at 910-321-6864 or email [email protected]

-6/10
-On Monday, June 10, 2019, officers with the Fayetteville Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in Fayetteville’s neighborhoods.
-All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 am on Monday, June 10, 2019, at the Cross Creek Mall Food Court located at 5000 Morganton Road.