America’s Hometown Happenings: March 10 – 12

March 9, 2017
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Women in the Outdoors (Photo Credit: Sandhills Chapter NWTF)

Yesterday the world celebrated International Women’s Day, but the celebration of National Women’s History Month (NWHM) continues around the U.S. In the greater Fayetteville area, that looks like an art exhibit, an outdoors event, and a play this weekend. The theme of this year’s NWHM is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” We recommend gathering up your own circle of “trailblazing women” for these inspiring, female-focused events around Cumberland County.

An Invitational Exhibition of Women Artists, Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University (FSU) – Friday, March 10
Honor acclaimed women artists of color at FSU’s art gallery. This exhibit features Sonya Clark, who has exhibited in over 300 galleries and museums all over the world. Her work is in the collections of several renowned institutions, to include the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Clark was one of 10 recipients of the Anonymous Was a Woman Award in 2016, and she was just recently recognized as one of “16 Women Pushing Design Forward in the United States” by Artsy. FSU describes the experience of this exhibit as “exceptional beauty, strength, vision.” If you miss your chance to see it this week, you have until April 8, 2017, before the exhibit is taken down.

Women in the Outdoors (WITO), Camp Freedom – Saturday, March 11
Join a tribe of adventurous women in experiencing a range of outdoor activities at Camp Freedom, in the Town of Falcon. For the fifth year, the Sandhills Chapter of the National Wildlife Turkey Federation has organized WITO specifically to give women a chance they might not otherwise have. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at canoeing, black-powder shooting, fishing, or even tomahawk throwing, this is your chance. Over the course of the half-day, there are plenty of other activities plannedlike pioneer cooking and tanning demonstrations–plus lunch, a raffle, and a silent auction.

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Intimate Apparel (Photo Credit: @CapeFearRegionalTheatre)

Intimate Apparel, Cape Fear Regional Theatre – Sunday, March 12
Take a girlfriend out to the theater for a play written by, directed by, and starring women. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel has won American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play. The role of Esther, a black seamstress living in New York at the turn of the 20th century, has been played by the highly-esteemed actress Viola Davis. Esther is known for her talents with making intimate apparel, but she dreams of owning a beauty salon one day. There are a couple of performances to choose from this weekend; however, we recommend catching Sunday’s matinee show for the special post-show discussion by Dr. Linda Kerr-Norflett that will focus on women in the arts.

Recently, we shared with our readers several springtime events that would make for a perfect girls’ weekend here. Read more about that on our featured blog, “Gardens & Guns.” Otherwise, this weekend is packed full of “hometown happenings” for everyone, and details on those may be found on the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Calendar of Events.

Featured Image Courtesy of @CapeFearRegionalTheatre

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