Mark your July calendars:
- The Pilot Club of Fayetteville displays its Liberty Luminaries between 8:30 and 10 p.m. July 1 at Linear Park.
- If last month's Music Issue whetted your appetite for local jazz, rock or blues, here are some places to go in July. Jazzy Fridays at Cypress Bend Vineyards will feature The Mike Wallace Quartet on July 6 and 20. It's a summer of Sundays at the Rooster's Wife, also featured last month. The Dozen Sundays concert season ends July 29. The Southern Pines Blues Crawl kicks off July 13.
- The place to be on Second Saturdays is the Museum of the Cape Fear. Crafts, food and "make it, take it" stations are highlights. If you missed the " It's Electrifying" exhibit at the N.C. Museum of History, it opens here July 14. museumofthecapefear.ncdcr.gov
- A favorite Fourth tradition in Fayetteville is the annual symphony and fireworks show at Festival Park. Bring a blanket to the park this year on Sunday, July 1, the North Carolina Symphony will performs patriotic classics. ncsymphony.org
- The Blue Jean Ball at Pinehurst’s Fair Barn will be a night of barbecue, dancing and a silent auction in support of the Clara McLean House, FirstHealth’s hospitality house for patients and their families. www.firsthealth.org
- On July 3, catch a game and fireworks at J.P. Riddle Stadium, home to Fayetteville’s minor league baseball team, the SwampDogs. The ‘Dogs are one of the best deals any day of the summer, but the fireworks and game against the Asheboro Copperheads is one of the this is sure to be one of their biggest nights. goswampdogs.com
- The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation is holding its fourth annual 5K/10K Run for the Legend on June 4 downtown. The USA Track & Field certified course will begin and end on Hay Street, and all donations and proceeds will support the museum. asomf.org
- Fort Bragg always leads the way on the big day. Country music trio Gloriana is scheduled to headline this year’s celebration, which will also feature a parachute jump and a performance by the 82nd Airborne Division Band of the “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire and fireworks, of course. Featured in Parade magazine’s “bucket list” of 2011, it’s a must-see event of summer. fortbraggmwr.com