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Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Fayetteville, NC, Sept. 8th, 2018 at Festival Park

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Fayetteville, NC, scheduled for September 8, 2018, at Festival Park has everyone so excited! Let’s rewind and highlight the Walk Kickoff Party that took place in August. Each year the Walk committee members, volunteers, and sponsors come together to discuss details pertaining to the Walk, celebrate how well fundraising is going, and to discuss what is needed to reach their goal. This event was a great opportunity to network with other volunteers, learn about the Walk subcommittees, and how to get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

2018 Sponsors

Carillon Assisted Living

Cape Fear Valley Health

Home Instead Senior Care

Fonville Morisey Barefoot

Key Group Enterprises

Anderson Creek Club

Visiting Angels

CMG Financial

The Crossings at Hope Mills

Hutchens Law Firm

Belton Septic Tank Service

McKee Homes

Beasley Broadcasting

Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

H & H Homes

Builders FirstSource

Edward Jones

The Spa Fitness and Wellness Center

Ways to Get Involved:

  1. Walk with us on September 8th! Register yourself, join a team, or start your own team. Currently, there are 95 teams and 577 participants registered.
  2. We are currently at $65,969.71 toward our $100,000 goal!
  3. To find out more information on volunteering click here.
  4. Come out on Bank Night, Wed., 9/5 at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, 159 Maxwell Street from 5-8pm to drop off donations early and pick-up t-shirts or register for the Walk.

If you are unable to attend the Fayetteville Walk click here to find other Walk locations and dates!

Need more information? Visit ALZ.ORG you will find valuable information and resources available for Alzheimer’s patients, family members, and caregivers. Make sure you sign up for the Alzheimer Association e-newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and advances in Alzheimer’s treatments, care and research. Get tips for living with Alzheimer’s as well as simple ideas on how you can support the fight to end Alzheimer’s

Fayetteville’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” is Moving to Festival Park!

OVERVIEW

Festival Park: https://fcpr.us/parks-trails/parks/festival-park

  • 14 acres
  • Main stage with 40’ x 66’ surface
  • Grass lawn with capacity ranging in the thousands
  • Support areas, backstage, dressing rooms, loading dock, concession area, and public restroom
  • Vendor booth areas with water and power accessibility

 

FESTIVAL PARK AS NEW VENUE

Festival Park is located in downtown Fayetteville at the corner of Ray Avenue and Rowan Street. It was opened in April of 2007 and is a landmark for the downtown Fayetteville area. Festival park is the perfect venue for many events, festivals, and concerts in the Fayetteville area, supporting large crowds and community involvement.

 

The first Fayetteville Walk to End Alzheimer’s had over 200 attendees in 2011, while growing close to 1,000 people last year! There is much to look forward to with this change in venue and space. Jennifer Briand from the Alzheimer’s Association said, “By moving the location to Festival Park, we are giving ourselves more exposure, as well as, utilizing a space we can continue to grow into for years to come. The Promise Garden Ceremony is the most important part of the Walk and by holding the event in Festival Park, we are giving more people the opportunity to clearly listen to it and enjoy it.”

 

Facts from the 2017 Walk:

  • Pre-Walk Volunteers: 37
  • Day of Volunteers: 117
  • Planning Committee Members: 26

 

Logistics for 2018 Walk:

  • September 8, 2018
  • Registration 9:00 – 10:00 AM
  • Ceremony at 10:30 AM
  • Walk at 11:00 AM
  • Route length: 2 miles

2018 Walk Needs:

  • Pre-Walk Volunteers for tabling events, distributing information
  • Day of Volunteers are needed to monitor stations and assist attendees
  • 75 volunteers
  • Fundraising goals- $100,000

 

To find out more about McKee Homes and all of our Community Involvement endeavors click here!

 

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Fun Things To Do This Fall In Fayetteville

Fayetteville Pumpkin Patch

Fall is finally here! There are so many things many of us look forward to when Fall arrives: the leaves changing colors, pumpkin-flavored everything, a steamy beverage on a brisk day, football, Halloween and the list goes one. If you’re looking for things to do in Fayetteville this Fall, you might check out these activities.

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

  • Gross Farms – Sanford, NC – Not only do they have a pumpkin patch, they also have three mazes in a 12-acre cornfield. They also offer a play area for kids, hayrides and music.
  • Hubb’s Farm – Clinton, NC – They have activities for all ages, from the pumpkin patch to hay rides and three corn mazes to human football. Be sure to bring lace up shoes, as sandals might be a mistake.
  • Gillis Hill Farm – Fayetteville, NC – They have pumpkins, produce, homemade ice cream and more. They also offer a self-guided walking tour of the working farm with an ice cream purchase for each person.

Dogwood Fall Festival

  • If you’re in town Oct. 27-29, be sure to check out the Dogwood Fall Festival held at Festival Park in Downtown Fayetteville. You can go on a guided walking tour in the dark through Cross Creek Cemetery (section II) or find yourself in an outdoor haunted maze. There will also be hayrides, live music and food trucks.

Downtown Farmers Market

  • On Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, you can enjoy local produce and artisan booths at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum. After you’re done at the Farmer’s Market, you can check out the local shops and restaurants in Downtown Fayetteville.

Zombie Walk

  • Do you like zombies and/or dressing up like one? Then we know of an event for you! On Oct. 28, Downtown Fayetteville turns into the epicenter of the zombie apocalypse. Dress up in your best zombie costume and join your fellow zombie enthusiasts at the Library for a pre-party and costume contest, then walk downtown for all to see.

Music and Theater

  • Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra – Do you have a passion for music? If so, check out two concerts this Fall performed by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Come dressed in your Halloween costumes for the Fall Spooktacular on Oct. 15 or enjoy Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 on Nov. 19.
  • Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Maybe theater is more to your liking? Cape Fear Regional Theatre will be performing two shows this Fall. The musical “Million Dollar Quartet” will be playing until Oct. 2. Then on Oct. 27, Shakespeare’s drama “Henry V” will begin.

No matter your preference, there are many fun things to do this Fall in Fayetteville, NC.

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Things to Do with Kids in Fayetteville – Part Two: Indoor Activities

Summer is here and that means finding something for the kids to do other than texting and playing video games. Whether your child likes sports, animals, music, technology, nature, reading or academics — or has other interests — there are plenty of kid-friendly things to do in Fayetteville NC! These activities are great for those days you are trying to beat the heat.

Athletic / Sports

  • The Climbing Place is the largest indoor rock climbing facility in North Carolina. You and your kids can literally climb the walls with over 70,000 climbing holds, 60 top ropes, a massive overhang area, a 300-ft. gym traverse and thousands of square feet of bouldering surface as well as a top-out boulder.
  • Triangle Rock Club is one of Fayetteville’s premier indoor climbing gyms with bouldering and belaying available for all skill levels. The youth programs encourage kids to set and accomplish goals, conquer fears and venture out and try new things, whether your child is an adventure seeker or merely looking to try out the ropes of a new activity.
  • Paraclete XP Indoor Skydiving is the closest thing to true human flight as you soar on a column of air inside a vertical wind tunnel. The Youth League teaches kids the aspects of bodyflight while learning in a team environment. For ages two and up.
  • Round-A-Bout Skating Centers feature roller skating, in-line skating and video arcades at two locations in Fayetteville. The 71st Place location also offers Round-A-Golf miniature golf.
  • The Hit’n Mill is a 10,000 sq.ft. indoor baseball and softball training center that also provides instruction and guidance in the principles of teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and commitment.

child climbing on a wall in an outdoor climbing center

Arcades / Laser Tag / Miniature Golf

  • Omni Family Amusement Center is the largest fun center in Cumberland County, offering over 100 games for the entire family. You can also play miniature golf at Mountasia Golf & Games next door and indoor golf at Pirate Black Light Golf.
  • Putt-Putt Fun Center provides fun for the entire family, including Putt-Putt golf, go karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, batting cages and arcade games. They also offer group pricing, party packages and daily specials.
  • Chuck E Cheese’s is a great place to take the kids for everyday fun or for special occasions. It features games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages will love.

Museums

  • Fascinate-U Children’s Museum is a hands-on children’s museum in downtown Fayetteville where children can explore and learn through sight, sound, touch, role playing and interaction with each other and their environment.
  • Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum is the hub for history in downtown Fayetteville. Located in the beautifully restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot, the museum has two floors of engaging exhibits from pre-history through the early 20th There is a model train room, steamboat interactive and re-created station agent’s office. The Museum Annex next door continues Fayetteville’s story with automobiles and airplanes, including vintage cars and a re-created 1920s gas station.
  • Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is Fayetteville’s premier historical facility, including a museum with exhibits of North Carolina’s rich history; the 1897 Poe House, a late-Victorian house museum; and Arsenal Park, the remains of an ordnance factory that served both the Federal and Confederate governments.
  • Airborne & Special Operations Museum preserves the extraordinary feats by airborne troops and special operations forces with artifacts, life-size dioramas, AV displays and a new motion simulator.
  • Airborne Division Museum presents the history of the 82nd Airborne Division from World War I with artifacts, military aircraft and war memorials.

Spectator Sports

  • The Rogue Roller Girls are Fayetteville’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league. Bouts are held May through October in a family-friendly environment.
    Crown Arena, 1960 Coliseum Dr, Fayetteville, NC

Misc.

  • Fayetteville has nine different public library branches with ongoing events and activities for kids and teens. Go to Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center for more information.
  • The Little Gym offers a diverse selection of summer programs filled with movement, music, learning and laughter for every stage of your child’s development from four months to 12 years.
  • Megaplay Play Center & Party Venue is a new indoor children’s playground and party facility in Spring Lake. A two-level play structure has a variety of activities such as a four-person wave slide, bridges, obstacles and spinning plates, as well as an area with soft play rides and inflatables and a space just for toddlers.
  • Monkey Joe’s is an indoor bounce house facility that offers bouncing, sliding and jumping fun for kids 12 and under. The Mini Monkey Zone offers age-appropriate activities for toddlers.
  • Play Date is a convenient hourly drop-in childcare facility that provides various activities addressing the cognitive, social and physical development of children 12 months to 12 years.
  • Greg’s Art Pottery & Gifts is a paint-your-own-pottery studio in downtown Fayetteville where your children can paint their own pottery or take a pottery class. Starting this summer there will be Children’s Punch, Paint & Party events – drop off your kids while they paint a canvas painting.
  • Just Claying Around gives your kids a creative outlet where they can paint their own pottery masterpiece. Come as a family or drop the kids off for Kid’s Night so you can have some well-deserved time to yourself.

There are many activities in Fayetteville to keep your child busy and satisfied, you just have to look around the corner!

Additional source of things to do in Fayetteville NC with your kids:
http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/forkids/index.html

 

Things to do with Kids in Fayetteville – Part One: Outdoor Activities and Summer Camps

Summer is here and that means finding something for the kids to do other than texting and playing video games. Whether your child likes sports, animals, music, technology, nature, reading or academics — or has other interests — there are plenty of kid-friendly things to do in Fayetteville!

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Outdoor Activities

  • Fayetteville has several parks, trails and recreational facilities. Check out Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation for current information on programs and activities.
  • Cape Fear Botanical Garden has 80 acres of forest and meticulously preserved nature areas of the region’s indigenous plants, trees and wildlife. Many garden areas, including a Children’s Garden and Butterfly Stroll, provide unique educational experiences for young and old alike.
  • Carter Blueberry Farm is the largest pick-your-own blueberry farm in Fayetteville. Grab your kids and some baskets and get ready to enjoy an afternoon picking some of the freshest blueberries in the area!

Arcades / Paintball / Laser Tag / Miniature Golf

  • Fun Fun Fun Arcade & Laser Tag is a great family entertainment spot with over 100 games and rides, laser tag, miniature golf and batting cages.
  • Putt-Putt Fun Center provides fun for the entire family, including Putt-Putt golf, go karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, batting cages and arcade games. They also offer group pricing, party packages and daily specials.
  • Black Ops Paintball, started by combat veterans, is a safe, unique and exciting experience for people of all ages and skill levels. Play a variety of the most popular paintball game types on many different playing fields, as well as enjoy birthday parties or group outings. Minimum age is 10 for paintball and six for laser tag.
  • Black River Paintball offers an exciting playing and training experience on a variety of fields, many of which are developed around movies and video games. They also offer packages for birthday parties or other private groups.

Water Parks

  • Fantasy Lake Water Park has something for the entire family, including tarzan swings, slides, pedal boats, jump tower, diving board, swings, water volleyball and basketball courts, and an area specifically for kids three to 11. Out of the water there’s a basketball court, picnic areas, pool tables, horseshoes and a sandwich shop.
  • Lake Waldo’s Beach has a lake, swimming pools, lazy river, water slides and rope swings, in addition to picnic and camping areas and an RV park.

Athletic / Sports

  • ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure is one of USA Today’s top 10 zip lines, right here in Fayetteville! Children 10 and over can zip through the woods while learning about the flora and fauna of Carver’s Falls. (Children 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult.)
  • There is also a variety of bowling lanes and martial arts schools in the area.

Spectator Sports

  • The Fayetteville SwampDogs are a summer collegiate baseball team with plenty of kids’ activities both on and off the field, including Kid’s Camp for children ages five to 13, Field of Dreams for Little League teams, and Fun-Go’s Homerun Haven with bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals and a prize wheel. And between innings kids can participate in the many on-field promotions.

Summer Camps

There are many activities in Fayetteville to keep your child busy and satisfied, you just have to look around the corner!

Additional source of things to do with your kids in Fayetteville: http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com/forkids/index.html