Messy Mondays

Carve out time for creativity and playful art in the fantastic realm of Messy Monday. This is a multi-media art program, taking place 2-3 times each month at Rick’s Place. It offers sessions at 1 pm and 5:30 pm. There is no age restriction, and both times follow the same curriculum. Registered participants receive all needed supplies and hands-on instruction from Kidcreate Studio, with each week presenting a unique art project to take home and enjoy. Registration opens 2 weeks before each session. This project is supported by a Project Support Grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County, the North Carolina Arts Council, and, in part, by contributions from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and other community partners.

Cooking Matters

This no-cost, virtual cooking class is tailored for families looking to add some excitement to their daily routine while acquiring new culinary skills. Cooking Matters offers registered participants food kits from Rick’s Place, providing all the ingredients required for them to cook meals in the comfort of their own homes. They will then connect to a Zoom session where an instructor from the Poe Center will walk them through each recipe step by step. Every session features a different recipe, allowing participants to pick up valuable tips, tricks, and kitchen hacks they can apply to their cooking and grocery shopping. Registration opens for each session 2 weeks before that session’s start date.

CFRT Passport

Rick’s Place has teamed up with The Cape Fear Regional Theater (CFRT) to present the Passport Series, a program designed to introduce young performers to the world of playwriting and theater. This series provides professional guidance to children seeking a creative channel. Throughout the eight-week program, students in different age groups will come together every Wednesday to develop the skills needed to write and act out their very own stories. This process encourages the use of their imagination and helps boost their self-confidence. Registration opens 4 weeks before the series begins.

Fitness at Rick’s Place

Rick’s Place Fitness provides outdoor exercise sessions designed to promote a healthy lifestyle while connecting individuals and families with nature. This program fosters community health, welcoming participants of all ages and fitness levels, and offers the flexibility to register individually or with your family. This program includes a variety of fitness styles to target the entire body during each one-hour class, incorporating body weight, dumbbells, and kettlebells to enhance physical and mental well-being. Join in to explore fresh workout routines and uncover different dimensions of your fitness journey. This program is free of charge to service members and their families. Registration opens for each session 2 weeks before that session’s start date.

Bend & Brew (Yoga & Coffee)

Bend your body, sip your coffee, and let your worries flow away. Join our Yoga and Coffee program where zen is in every sip. Each class kicks off with an hour yoga claas led by Blandina Peterson, followed by a serving of coffee from Cumberland Coffee Roasters. Immerse yourself in stretching, break a sweat, and relish the harmonious blend of strength and caffeine. Registration opens two weeks before each class.

Camping @ Rick’s Place (Family Edition)

Weekend at Rick’s Place: Family Edition provides families with a chance to embark on an outdoor adventure. We take care of the location, meals, and entertainment, while you bring your camping gear. These family activities promote teamwork and friendly competition with other families to find the ultimate “Camp Champ.” There are no age restrictions for this program, although the activities are tailored for children aged 6-14. Families of any size, whether seasoned campers or first-time adventurers, are all invited to join. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to the program.

Camping @ Rick’s Place (Dad+Me)

Weekend at Rick’s Place: Dad+Me Edition offers fathers and their kids an opportunity for outdoor adventure. We provide the space, meals, and entertainment, and you bring your camping gear. Family activities foster teamwork and friendly competition with other families to determine the ultimate “Camp Champ.” This program aims to build and strengthen the relationships between children and their male caregivers. To participate, adults must be the biological fathers or father figures of the child(ren) they register. Registration opens two weeks prior to the event date.