Up & Coming Weekly

September 03, 2019

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14 UCW SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2019 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM By proclamation of the General Assembly, Fayetteville is "Where North Carolina celebrates Lafayette's birthday." e party this year takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 and 7. Sponsored by the Lafayette Society and the Transportation and Local History Museum, the celebration unfolds every year at several venues across the city the weekend after Labor Day. e Marquis de Lafay- ette sailed from France in 1777 to fight for American independence as a major general under Gen. George Washing- ton. He was given command of the Army of Virginia, and he was instru- mental in the defeat of Cornwallis in the decisive battle at Yorktown in 1781. After returning home, Lafayette continued to fight for "government by the people" in the French Revolution and remained a steadfast advocate for human rights, especially the abolition of slavery. Fayetteville is the "first and only" when it comes to Lafayette. It is the first city in the nation named for him — in 1783. And it is the only namesake city he actually visited — in 1825. e birthday festivities begin Friday evening with "Arias and Artifacts" at Methodist University in Davis Memo- rial Library. "Friends in War, Friends in Peace" will honor two young men, separated in time by 200 years, who were determined to fight for liberty on foreign soil: Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette and Fayetteville native Pfc. William Mitchell "Billy" Shaw. A free program about these patriots of the American Revolution and World War II begins with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the celebration moves to the Matthews Center on campus with "An American in Paris," a lively hour of music highlighting compos- ers who studied at the Conservatoire Américaine de Fontainebleau. Tickets for the concert cost $10 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at City Center Gallery & Books by calling 910-678-8899. On Saturday, the Lafayette Trail Tour in downtown Fayetteville starts at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and croissants at the Museum of the Fayetteville In- dependent Light Infantry. On the tour, guests will see the places Lafayette visited in 1825. e expert narration by FILI Commander Bruce Daws will paint a picture of what the visit, with all its pageantry and celebra- tions, would have been like. Guests will have the rare opportunity to tour inside the historic Phoenix Masonic Lodge where Lafayette, a Free Mason, was entertained. A light lunch will be served at the lodge. e cost of the all- inclusive tour is $30 per person, $25 for students and teachers. Reserva- tions are required — visit City Center Gallery & Books, or call 910-678-8899. Also on Saturday, the Museum of the Cape Fear will celebrate Lafay- ette's birthday and the American Revolution with the annual Festival of Yesteryear: Revolution on the Cape Fear, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Arsenal Park. In addition to numerous fun and educational activities for the whole family, this year's event features pro- fessional actor Stephen Seals of Co- lonial Williamsburg portraying James Armistead Lafayette, an enslaved African American who served in the Continental Army as an aide under the Marquis de Lafayette. Admission is free, and there will be a Lafayette birthday cake-cutting at 1p.m. with free ice cream and cake at "Camp Lafayette" as long as it lasts. e weekend celebration ends Saturday night with "Party Like You're in Paris," a free wine-tasting party at e Wine Café at 108 Hay St. from 6-8:30 p.m. ere will be a variety of excellent but affordable French wines for tasting and purchase. is "virtual tour" of France has become a social highpoint of the summer for many people. For more details about the Lafay- ette Birthday Celebration, visit www. lafayettesociety.org. Celebrating Lafayette's birthday by HANK PARFITT EVENT e Lafayette birthday celebration includes a Lafayette Trail tour hosted by Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Commander Bruce Daws. DR. HANK PARFIT, Contribut- ing Writer COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910- 484-6200. • Entry Deadline: Sept. 6 th at 6 p.m. • NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE ALLOWED REGISTER ONLINE: CumberlandCountyGolfClassic.com Name Address City State ZIP Phone (h) E-mail Make checks payable to Cumberland County Golf Championship Register onlin or Return Application by September 6th with Entry Fee to: Kevin Lavertu, PGA Pro klavertu@gatesfour.com • 910-425-6667 • FAX 910-425-6661 208 Rowan Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 Tournament Director: Bill Bowman (910) 391-3859 • A 54 holes of individual stroke play, gross scores only. The eld will be divided into four divisions based upon age and sex. Players may choose to compete in any division in which they are eligible. Field will be ighted within their respective division based upon their 36 hole scores. A minimum of four entries is required to create a division. Otherwise, divisions are combined together. Division changes are not allowed after entries close. -Sept. 13 • 18 holes Stryker Golf Course - Sept. 14 • 18 holes Gates Four Country Club - Sept. 15 • 18 holes Gates Four Country Club • Open Divisions plus Women's Division* & Senior Divisions ighted after 36 holes. *Sept. 14 & Sept. 15 Women's Division 36 holes played at Gates Four Country Club • All amateur entrants must be 16 or older and reside in Cumberland County. • Past CC champions who are not golf professionals are eligible. • Golfers 50 years of age or older are eligible to participate in the Senior's Division or the Men's Division. • Entry fee of $175.00. Includes: 3 rounds of golf, a practice round, commemorative gift range balls, food, beverages, trophies, prizes, and an invitation to Champion's Reception & Pairings Party** • Women's Division entry fee $145.00 • 2018 USGA Rules will be in eect. • Gates Four Country Club requires collared shirts and denim is prohibited. • Field Limited to 96 participants: Average score or handicap _________. This is used for pairing purposes only. No preferred pairings. • Practice round green fees only, cart not included. Practice rounds are limited to weekdays and after 1 p.m. on weekends seven days prior to tournament after fees are paid. Call 425-6667 for tee time. Thomas Owen Agent Gates Four Golf & Country Club Friday, Saturday & Sunday Sept.13-15th 5 1 S T A N N U A L Annual C H A M P I O N S H I P C L A S S I C 2019 S i n c e 1 9 6 9 **Champion's Reception & Pairings Party Thursday Sept. 12th 6:00 – 8:00 PM Hosted by: Gates Four Golf & Country Club Player Gifts, Contests and Door Prizes! No charge to participants / Guests $15.00 OF 5 FREE FOURSOME ROUNDS AT Register by August 30 th and receive 910-396-3980 910-425-2176 CCGC: Supports Kidsville News Literacy & Education Foundation in Cumberland County (501C3 Non Prot) Cumberland County's Premier Golf Event! C H A M P I O N S H I P C L A S S I C A nn ua l 2019 Men's Division (All ages.) Women's Division (49 & under) Men's Division (All ages.) Senior Men's Division (50 to 64) Super Senior Men's Division (65 & over)

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