Up & Coming Weekly

October 22, 2019

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM OCTOBER 23-29, 2019 UCW 13 Veterans Day run honors America's veterans by DR. SHANESSA FENNER EVENT The VFW Post 670 presents its 2nd Annual Veteran's Day 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk of Honor to honor America's Veterans Sunday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m., at Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville. "We started this run last year, and last year was the 100th anniversary of the origination of Armistice Day," said Thomas Dosier, chairman of the 5K Vet- eran's Day Run Committee of the VFW Post 670. "The purpose of Armistice Day was to honor the 116,000 people that we lost during World War I. They signed the armistice to go into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918." Dosier added that after World War II and the Korean War, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veteran's Day and made it a national holiday to honor all veterans of all wars. BJ's Wholesale Club will supply water for the participants. All participants will receive a finisher's coin. Participants who registered by Oct. 18 will receive a T-shirt. There will be awards given to the different age categories for first, second and third place winners and top overall male and female winners. The VFW Post 670 started in 1933. "Our mission has always been to assist veterans, and all funds that we raise will be used in that purpose," said Dosier. "We pay a lot of electrical bills and rent for young soldiers and veterans during difficult months." Dosier added that the name of the post was changed in July. It is now called the Corporal Rodolfo P. Hernan- dez Post 670. "This event is going to be an annual thing from now on," said Dosier. "We look forward to everyone participating in this event to honor our veterans." The event is open to the public. Ticket cost is $35. Pricing will be $40 Nov. 9-10. Ticket cost for the 1 Mile Walk of Honor is $20. You can register for the run at http://it's-go-time.com/veterans-day- run/. Sponsorship packages are avail- able for purchase. For more information call 910-922-2809. DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Prin- cipal, WT Brown Elementary School. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. e 2nd Annual Veteran's Day 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk of Honor to honor America's Veterans is set for Nov. 10 at Festival Park. Givens Performing Arts Center presents Cirque Mei a STAFF REPORT Founded in 1976 and hailing from People's Republic of China, Hebei Province, Cirque Mei is set to take the stage at Givens Performing Arts Center in Pembroke Oct. 27. e world- renowned group has performed internationally and recently appeared on an episode of "e Ellen Show." In its entirety, the company is made up of 130 performers. e performance at GPAC features 40 of the elite circus artists and acrobats, who will perform popular routines, including hoops diving, lion dance, collective bicycle skills, flying meteors, foot juggling with umbrellas, female contortion and a ladder balancing act. Givens promises traditional and contempo- rary Chinese circus acts in a colorful and lively celebration of the internationally renowned Chinese circus arts. Cirque Mei blends ancient artistry with high energy for a non-stop extravaganza of family entertainment. With 30 elite circus artists and countless acrobats and stunts, Cirque Mei thrills young and old alike with their feats of agility, strength and poise. "is is not just a circus act, it's a real cultural experience," said James Bass, executive direc- tor of Givens Performing Arts Center. "is is not just a Chinese acrobat performance. is show contains a lot of traditional Chinese circus artistry, and so while it is amazing to see, it also exposes audiences to some of the glorious per- forming arts of Asia." Tickets range from $10 for children under 12 to $36 and can be purchased online at uncp. edu/gpactickets or by calling the box office at 910-521-6361. If you can't make this show, there are still excit- ing performances in the season lineup, including the UNCP Holiday Extravaganza, which is set for Nov. 22. e Nutcracker Ballet follows on Nov. 24. Established in 1887 as a normal school to train American Indian teachers, UNC Pembroke today has an enrollment of more than 7,600 in 41 undergraduate and 17 graduate programs. UNCP is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System. For information about tickets and the full sea- son lineup, visit uncp.edu/gpac or call 910-521- 6361. Some shows on the season will also carry an option for the Act I Diner's pre-show dinners. Call or check the website for dates. Cirque Mei promises an evening of lively entertainment at Givens Performing Arts Center.

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