Social Events in Fayetteville, North Carolina This Week

Let’s explore social events in Fayetteville, NC happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Fayetteville where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Fayetteville

Cape Fear River Trail Walk

Cape Fear River Trail Walk

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Clark Park Nature Center

I’d love to resume walking for exercise preferably in the morning. If you’d like to get in some steps or exercise join us for a weekly morning walk. We will meet in the parking lot.(…)

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Full Moon Meditation Circle

Full Moon Meditation Circle

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: 414 Ray Ave

Join us in circle for this Full Moon Meditation on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00pm. Full moons allow us time to pause and reflect. This is a time of acknowledging our accomplishments and our new knowledge of ourselves by learning from our challenges. Sitting in circle while we pause and reflect gives us support and reassurance that we are all here together following our heart.
Please bring your journ(…)

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Monday Line Dance Class

Monday Line Dance Class

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Kiwanis Recreation Center and Honeycutt Park

Class members will have the opportunity to learn at least one new linedance as well as practice/brush up on some of the older line dances. Class members can request specific line dances that they would like to learn as well. Please bring your own water and a towel. Some beverages are available at cost. Soft sole shoes or sneakers are recommended.(…)

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The Comedy Couch with the Locals Comedy and Wolfgang Gohlke

The Comedy Couch with the Locals Comedy and Wolfgang Gohlke

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: The Church Entertainment Lounge

**The Comedy Couch with the Locals Comedy and Wolfgang Gohlke on Thursday, May 23rd!**

The Comedy Couch is an Open Mic Experience blending the unpredictably hilarious nature of open mic comedy with interactive pub games, guest commentary spots, for a night of pure fun you’re not soon to forget. Open to new, up-and-comers, and nationally touring feature comics, there is a spot on the couch for eve(…)

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Seth’s Wish Community Garden

Seth's Wish Community Garden

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: 204 S Reilly Rd

Dress comfortably and outdoorsy, bring your reusable water bottle, and come volunteer in Seth’s Wish’s community garden!

The garden is in the “backyard” of Seth’s Wish House. The event coordinator drives a black Smart Car.(…)

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Inner Journey Meditation

Inner Journey Meditation

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: 414 Ray Ave

Join Barbara for an inner journey meditation where you are fully supported to dive into your heart to receive messages from your higher self. Barbara believes that our truest wisdom and guidance comes from within our own self. Space will be set with the use of palo santo or sage, essential oils, sound frequencies and crystal magic. This meditation is for all whether you are just beginning your med(…)

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Tuesday Group Run

Tuesday Group Run

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Bright Light Brewing Company

Run/walk your own pace & distance. Leashed, friendly pets welcome!
On Saturdays we meet up after everyone is done at a local coffee shop for some coffee/tea. When there isn’t a coffee shop near us, coffee is provided.
No obligations- come and go as you please (but we hope you stay!)
BYOW- Bring Your Own Water

Check our social media pages for location updates:
[https://www.instagram.com/runningwil(…)

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Bronco Toastmasters

Bronco Toastmasters

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Fayetteville

Online Meeting due to COVID-19 Concerns.

Email [email protected] for the virtual link.

Bronco Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Are you looking to tell your story?

Do you need to find your voice?

Perhaps you have (…)

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Friday Funday Runday

Friday Funday Runday

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Freedom Memorial Park

Join FRC as we get in some more early miles!

COVID update
We are going to start back with our group meetups as hosts feel comfortable doing so. Please understand that as a community organization, we want to follow the safety guidelines set by the county. Please maintain physical separation as much as possible and wear a mask when you cannot. Our hosts will post their runs on Meet Up as they resum(…)

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Yoga & Brews

Yoga & Brews

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Triangle Rock Club – Fayetteville

This is not your normal yoga class; students will enjoy some non-conventional yoga flows with rockin’ beats and a beer in hand!
Registration will include one complimentary beer per person. Only available to 21 years old & over.

Class Pricing:

* Members Free
* Non-members $19
-You are encouraged to bring your own mat; rentals are $3!

Must pre-register at https://app.rockgympro.com/b/?&bo=605bc08(…)

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Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Banh-Sen Street Food & Noodle Bar

A New York Times Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
Named a “Best Essay Collection of the Decade” by Literary Hub

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lense(…)

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Meetup @ Fuquay Varina Grower’s Market *Divine Feminine Women*

Meetup @ Fuquay Varina Grower's Market *Divine Feminine Women*

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Fuquay-Varina Growers Market

Let’s meet and get to know each other at the Fuquay Varina Grower’s Market and then walk to The Mill for coffee, tea, or booze and some snacks!

This market runs until September 7th! Hope to see you there!

**If you cannot attend an event for ANY reason, please change your RSVP or contact the event host ASAP when you find you cannot go anymore. Failing to do so will result in removal from the grou(…)

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Homeschool PE (Ages 12-17)

Homeschool PE (Ages 12-17)

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Anthony Porter I’M Possible Basketball SKILL LAB – Fuqauy Varina

An energetic physical exercise class for homeschool kids to get their PE credit while having fun with friends! We will focus on building muscle, cardiovascular health, and increasing flexibility through body weight exercises and stretching. This Homeschool HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class offers homeschool children a time to exercise while connecting with other homeschool kids through(…)

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Co-working in Fuquay: Mondays at The Mill

Co-working in Fuquay: Mondays at The Mill

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: The Mill Fuquay Varina

Come bring some work and meet new people! The Mill is a great place to work as the tables are away from the baristas and the music is quiet! We are usually at one of the two long spacious tables on the second floor. Join us for lunch at Anna’s pizza next door afterwards! Hope you can make it!
While we’ve got you here, be sure to also sign up for our monthly newsletter about remote work-related stu(…)

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Beginner Pickleball Lessons

Beginner Pickleball Lessons

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Anthony Porter I’M Possible Basketball SKILL LAB – Fuqauy Varina

Lets continue to up our game. Beginners are welcome at any time. It does not matter if you are brand new or already had a few lessons with us. Come and have some fun, excitement and certainly a lot of laughter. Its a great way to start your day!

Disregard the meetup notification that this meetup is free. This is a fee-based class of 125 for a 5 event/session series. Thats only 25 per class. It’s (…)

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Triangle Monthly Gaming Meetup – May 2024

Triangle Monthly Gaming Meetup - May 2024

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: 1000 N Main St

Bring a setup or some snacks if you like, though it’s not required. Some food such as pizza and sodas will be provided, though it isn’t guaranteed to be enough for everyone. Pitch in some money to help pay for the meal and location if you want to, but it’s not required! We will have plenty of video games and board games available for everyone to play together.

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Traveller RPG – Game Day 0 and Day 1 (of campaign)

Traveller RPG - Game Day 0 and Day 1 (of campaign)

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Ugly Mug Bean & Brew

**FIRST:** Please be able to play in person *the last Saturday of each month (plesae reference location of game before agreeing to join)*. It should be rare that we don’t play and we’ll need everyone there. *We currently need 1 more player, minimum.*
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Open Mic @ The Fainting Goat

Open Mic @ The Fainting Goat

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Fainting Goat Brewing Company

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Hilltop-Needmore Park (North), 2024-04-27

Hilltop-Needmore Park (North), 2024-04-27

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Hilltop Needmore Town Park & Preserve

**Hilltop-Needmore Park (North)**
**Saturday, MAY 25, 2024**
Time: 8:30 to 10:30 am
Free Bird Outing with Wake Audubon

**4621 Shady Greens Drive, Fuquay-Varina**, NC 27526
Leaders: Kyra Bartow (leaders also include David Southwick, Larry Zoller)

Join us for a Wake Audubon bird outing at Hilltop-Needmore Park on the last Saturday of most months (check here for updates). You can RSVP after the Wak(…)

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Weekly Entrepreneur Mastermind & MeetUp

Weekly Entrepreneur Mastermind & MeetUp

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Panera Bread

Hey Entrepreneurs! Our anthem is Get MORE in 2024! And The Biz Journey is here to help. Bring your challenge, opportunity, or idea to the group — we dive into marketing, HR, finance, sales, processes, funding and, yup, work-life integration; everything on your mind!

**What do you need to know, do, problem-solve or ideate in order to take that next step? Who do you need to meet?** Ask away. That'(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Fayetteville is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Fayetteville on Visitfayettevillenc.com, Fayettevillenc.gov, or Fayobserver.com.

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