Up & Coming Weekly

June 25, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2019 UCW 11 During the summer months, it is important for students to retain the skills learned during the school year. Here are some free summer reading programs for your child that will help keep those skills going. 1. DOGOBooks Summer Reading Pro- gram Kids are invited to read books and share their reviews of the books. e top 10 review- ers will win a book prize pack, and the next 25 top reviewers will be eligible to win a $10 gift card. Find out more at www.dogobooks.com. 2. Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading Kids can read any eight books and record them in the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal, which is available online or in stores. Once readers complete the journal, they can take it back to the store to choose a book from the free book list. Learn more at www.barne- sandnoble.com/h/summer-reading. 3. Chuck E. Cheese's Reading Rewards Calen- dar Download a Reading Rewards calendar, which requires your child to read each day for two weeks. ey can then turn the calendar into your local Chuck E. Cheese for 10 free game tokens. Read more details at www.chuckecheese.com/kids-corner/ rewards-calendars. 4. Scholastic's Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back Kids can log summer reading minutes to earn digital prizes. Children participating in the chal- lenge can help unlock a giveaway of 200,000 books from Scholastic in collaboration with United Way to kids in need across the country. Learn more about it at www.scholastic.com/summer/home. 5. Half Price Books Feed Your Brain In June and July, kids 14 and under can earn a $5 coupon by read- ing at least 300 minutes a month and tracking their minutes on a reading calendar. Get more information at www.halfpricebooks.com/fyb. 6. Book Adventure Kids K-8 read books that in- clude 7,000 titles and take a short quiz to earn points. e points can be redeemed for virtual prizes. Find out more at http://bookadventure.com. 7. Reading Rewards Customize a reading incentive program and set up personalized reading goals for your children. en, allow your kids to buy rewards in the reward store created by you. Learn more at www.reading- rewards.com. 8. Sync Summer Reading Program for Teens is is a summer reading program established for teens 13 and older that will get them two free audiobooks each week through July 25. Each week, there will be a current young adult book that teens will be able to download for free. Find out how it works at www.audiobooksync.com. 9. Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center e summer read- ing program is for readers of all ages. Stop by any library branch and pick up a reading record. Summer programs include visits from Pete the Cat and Clifford the Big Red Dog and the use of STEM kits involving crafts, experiments and more. Teens and adults are eligible for prizes and drawings for gift cards as they progress toward their reading goals. Learn more at http://cumberland.lib. nc.libguides.com/src. Summer reading programs to keep kids' brains active by DR. SHANESSA FENNER ere are many options when it comes to summertime reading resources. Reading during school breaks helps keep kids' brains engaged. Alice Osborn, a Piedmont-area performer, will perform at Bright Light Brewing Company this 4th Friday from 7-10 p.m. EVENT ere's a longstanding opportunity to en- gage with this community's arts and culture scene: Fayetteville's monthly 4th Friday, spon- sored by Cool Spring Downtown District. is month's event, as usual, takes place in idyllic downtown Fayetteville. Set for June 28 from 6-10 p.m., its theme is "Love Local." "Love local" is an easy mandate to follow, as downtown is bursting with both longtime and new galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops to explore. Cape Fear Studios and Gallery, located at 148- 1 Maxwell St., will hold an opening reception for its 2019 Nellie Allen Smith National Pottery Competition. e reception will last from 6-8 p.m., and the show will be up through July 23. CFS has hosted this competition for more than 20 years. e initial goal was to give local clay artists an opportunity to compete with their peers. e show has now grown to provide a na- tionally competitive stage, with entries coming in from across the U.S. To learn more, visit www. capefearstudios.com/monthly-exhibits or call 910-433-2986. e Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum will hold a special 4th Friday celebration highlighting its current exhibit, "Baseball in Fayetteville." is fun and educa- tional exhibit focuses on the nearly 150 years of baseball history in this community — in- cluding the fact that Babe Ruth hit his first pro- fessional baseball home run here. It was also here that he picked up the nickname "Babe." e Market House, at the roundabout of Person, Hay, Green and Gillespie Streets, will open a new temporary exhibit, "Centennial of Pope Army Airfield," from 6-9 p.m. e Market House's permanent exhibit, "A View from the Square: A History of Downtown Fayetteville," will also be open. ere's also live music to enjoy. Alice Osborn, a Piedmont-area performer whose music and lyrics are rooted in folk Americana and the New South, will perform at Bright Light Brewing Company, 444 W Russell St. From 7-10 p.m., Osborn will play tunes that are upbeat and in- formed by her identity as both an accomplished poet and an American history buff. She is the president of the North Carolina Songwriters Co- op and lives in Raleigh with her family. She also plays Celtic fiddle and bluegrass banjo. Visit www.aliceosborn.com to learn more about her, and call Bright Light at 910-339-0464 to learn more about her show in Fayetteville. ese are just a few of the many events and activities happening downtown June 28. For more information about 4th Friday, visit www.theartscouncil.com or call Cool Spring Downtown District at 910-223-1089. 4th Friday features new exhibits, live music by LESLIE PYO DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Prin- cipal, WT Brown Elementary School. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. LESLIE PYO, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200.

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