The Deep River Park Association has scheduled a series of fundraising lecture events throughout late summer and into fall to continue upkeep at the two parks it oversees on the Lee-Chatham county line.

The first is set for 7 p.m. on July 30 at Cumnock United Methodist Church and will cover the history of the Cumnock area and the 1925 mine explosion. Jimmy Haire and Cole Wicker will give that lecture. Entry is $10.

The next lecture, on Native American culture, myths and legends, is set for 7 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the old Cumnock Fire Station. Speakers are Jeannie and Mike Crawford. Entry is $10.

Two events are set for October, with a “Ghoul Bus Ride of Local Lore” with Haire, Jeff Spivey, and Johnny Jackson at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14 ($20) and “Sanford Ghost Walks” set for either 7 or 9 p.m. on Oct 21 ($20) in downtown Sanford.

Finally, a Bigfoot Conference is scheduled for Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., again at the old Cumnock Fire Station. Speakers will discuss local cryptid sightings and food will be available from food trucks. Entry is $10.

All proceeds raised will go to the Deep River Park Association, a local nonprofit that maintains parks at the Camelback Bridge and the former Carbonton Dam site. Visit their Facebook page or email for more information about these events.