As summer comes to a close, the last Fayetteville After Five Summer Concert Series is Friday at Festival Park.
But there are plenty of other events in the area to flex your bingo muscle, test your endurance, enjoy music and learn a skill.
If you or your kids are interested in learning how to fish, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission's John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is offering a free Family Fishing Class from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville.
This workshop is a hands-on learning experience for all, including fishing on the center’s stocked ponds. Families will learn how to set up and cast a fishing rod; how to tie a basic fishing knot; how to catch a fish (tell that to the anglers in your clan); catch and release fishing methods and how to properly handle a fish.
Children 15 years and younger need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian
The event is designed to be a learning experience for parents with children 5 years of age and up. Parents and guardians will participate in the fishing activities along with the kids to enhance the learning experience and to begin building those fishing memories.
But you have to hurry, space is limited and sign-up ends Friday at 9 p.m.
Here are 10 other events to fill your social calendar in the coming days:
Let's Play! Saturdays
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is hosting Let's Play! Saturdays each Saturday in August from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the 1897 Poe House.
Pick up a free "History To-Go" box containing toys and games and stay to play in the backyard of the historic home at 206 Bradford Ave. in Fayetteville. There are a variety of toys and games to choose from including marbles, checkers and hopscotch.
This month's "History To-Go" box, funded by the Arts Council of Fayetteville, complements the museum's current exhibit, Let's Play! A Time Warp to Toys of the Past, available to view through Sept. 4.
The special exhibit chronicles the development of toys and play to tell the story of growing up in America.
For more information on the event visit facebook.com/MuseumoftheCapeFear
August Cars and Coffee
The Millstone Theatre in Hope Mills is the site of Cars and Coffee on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon.
Get together and talk cars with other car enthusiasts while enjoying coffee and treats from Frostings Cakeshop. All makes and models are welcome. The event brings out a huge variety, including classics, modern, muscle, import, exotic and off-road vehicles.
For more information, visit facebook.com/CarsandCoffeeFayettevilleNC
Helping Me 2B Me Fun Run/Walk
The Helping Me 2B Me Fun Run & Walk, hosted by Cumberland Residential & Employment Services and Training, is 8-11 a.m. Saturday at the track at Reid Ross Classical Middle/High School, 3200 Ramsey St., Fayetteville.
CREST is a new organization with a mission to provide services and supports to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. They also offer structured residential programs and daily activities.
Individuals with disabilities and their families are invited to participate in the free event and learn more about the program.
For more information visit facebook.com/CRESTNC.
Take part in the three rounds of 2000s mix-music bingo. The winner of each round receives a pie combo gift certificate.
Fayetteville After Five Summer Concert Series
The season finale of the Fayetteville After Five Summer Concert Series is 5-11 p.m. Friday at Festival Park, 335 Ray Ave., Fayetteville.
The park opens at 5 p.m. with a food truck lineup that includes Ah Yanna's Italian Ice, Big Erv's BBQ, Big Red Food Truck, Creech's O'Taste & Sea, Drizzle D's Donuts and Kwon's Kitchen Korean Fusion Cuisine.
The event is free.
The Blueprint: A Melanated Concert
The Blueprint: A Melanated Concert is 7:30 p.m., Saturday at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre performance arts center, 1209 Hay St., Fayetteville.
The show features artists such as Yael Hilton, operatic soloist Melrose Johnson and local powerhouse Ayana Washington among others.
Sing along to familiar favorites from R&B to inspirational music that organizers say is sure to leave you dancing.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at https://cfrt.org.
GO-GO/BBQ Festival at Festival Park Plaza, 335 Ray Ave., Fayetteville. Gates open at 2 p.m. Saturday. Showtime starts at 3 p.m.
Live performances by Black Alley, Special Guests Blacc Print Experience, Suttle, DJ Slice, DJ Cuttin-Up, Jus Once Band from Raleigh, Goldsboro vocalist-Trayvion, Goldboro rapper Khioke and Jay Bird. All hosted by comedian Antoine Scott. The event is sponsored by Brotha's BBQ & Catering.
The festival is presented by Wide Range Entertainment Group.
Vegan Hibachi cooking class
The class is taught by the founders of Fayetteville's Vegan Festival and the owners of Prima Elements Holistic Wellness Center.
Cost is $20. Space is limited. Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.com.
For more information call Prima Elements at 910-483-8406.
Wounded Warrior Fundraiser Gala
The Wounded Warrior Fundraiser Gala is an elegant event featuring the female-led band #Epitome, 6-10 p.m. Saturday.
Dress up in your best semi-formal or formal wear, dance to the best live music, enjoy a delicious buffet, drink responsibly from the cash bar inside the Iron Mike Conference center, 2658 Reilly Road at Fort Bragg.
Popup Cocktail Experience and Show
The Boozy Cauldron Tavern is hosting a four-part Popup Cocktail Experience and Show from 9-10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Apothecary House, 116 Person St., Fayetteville.
Guests will be taken on a journey where they can imbibe the four signature cocktails — old-fashioned buttered beer, Black Magic a la Framboise, Dragons Breath, and Cookie Butter Cocktail Elixir — and hear and feel the stories surrounding the famous tavern and the ghosts that still haunt the establishment. The interactive show happens all around as the guests are part of the experience.
Reservations are restricted to a small number of guests for the 90-minute experience.
The pop-up is available for one night only. Cost is $40. Tickets can be purchased on eventbrite.com.
This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: What's Happening? 11 upcoming events in the Fayetteville area