Up & Coming Weekly

August 11, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM AUGUST 12-18, 2020 UCW 11 EVENTS Enjoy history and mystery at Cape Fear Botanical Garden by MINDY LOVE History comes alive at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, a premier garden experience located in Fayetteville's own backyard. e garden opened in 1989 and serves not only to educate horticulture students from nearby Fayetteville Technical Community College but the public as well. e garden is home to the numerous plant species and communities of the Cape Fear River basin. Educational activities for all ages abound, such as the upcoming Heritage Tour. Members and visitors are invited to join staff for a Satur- day morning tour of the McCauley Heritage Garden Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. e garden is home to five historic structures, including a general store, farmhouse, tobacco barn, corn crib and the farmhouse outhouse. Guests will learn about early 1900s farm life in North Carolina and will explore the interiors of all the historic structures. All ages are welcome. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. e garden is also excited to an- nounce the third and final Sunset Picnic Series Murder Mystery Scaven- ger Hunt "A Hawaiian Homicide" Aug. 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. e Owle's arrive to discover that something mysterious has happened to the patriarch of the family, Lou Owle. ere's a mystery to be solved — who killed Lou Owle? So, gather up the family or friends for a social-dis- tancing Hawaiian-style family reunion with the Owle Family and help them find Lou Owle's killer. Gilbert eater actors strategically staged throughout the garden will provide clues to guests in search of answers on this self-led scavenger hunt. Enjoy food available for purchase from Cousins Maine Lobster food truck and the Garden View Cafe. Beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Cool Heat will provide live music, and there will be vendors on-site for guest's shopping pleasure. "e June and July events were well received and brought many first–time visitors to the garden, exposing them not only to the beauty and cultural versatility of Cape Fear Botanical Gar- den, but also to the talented troupe of actors from the Gilbert eater," said Sheila Hanrick, director of marketing and events at the garden. "We invite everyone to join us for a mysterious and fun evening on August 21." Hosting cultural events in the gar- den's natural setting increases public awareness of the local natural envi- ronment and exposes guests to the benefits of nature. e self-led murder mystery scavenger hunts provide the best of both worlds during COVID-19. ey allow people to interact at a safe distance while supporting the Cape Fear Botanical Garden's mission of connecting people with nature. End the summer with an evening at the Garden and help solve the mystery of what happened to Lou Owle. e Heritage Tour and "A Hawai- ian Homicide" are free to Garden members and included with Gar- den admission for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of participants is limited and registration may fill up quickly. For more information, call 910-486-0221. Cape Fear Botanical Garden offers fun for all ages. FREE HEALTH CARE • for uninsured Adults call 910.485.0555 presents Fayetteville's "Best" Band 3 years in a row Book your upcoming events! Rivermist Band 910-797-7140 www.rivermistband.com www.facebook.com/rivermistband Search "Rivermist Band" on Instagram and "Ain't No Party Like A #rivermistparty" MINDY LOVE, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200.

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