Up & Coming Weekly

January 14, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 15-21, 2020 UCW 13 For history buffs, avid learners or anyone up for a challenge, the Civil War & Reconstruction Quiz Bowl, which will take place on Jan. 23 at the Headquarters Library, presents an exciting opportunity for informal and friendly competition as well as an op- portunity for an intellectual test. e quiz bowl was originally part of a larger series of programs called the Arsenal Roundtable. Now, after 19 years, the annual competition still welcomes young and old to enter and test their historical knowledge, with a cap of 15 contestants. "All ages (can compete), which is why we give a prize to the adult and youth winner," said Leisa Greathouse, the associate curator of education for the Museum of the Cape Fear. e youth category is considered to be 16 and under. e winners will receive a $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble. Since learning is fun, the categories are, too. "e name of the categories this year are taken from famous and popular movie quotes," Greathouse said. "e categories are: 'I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse,' '…life is like a box of chocolates,' 'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer,' 'Here's Johnny,' 'You ain't heard nothing yet,' 'Shaken, not stirred,' 'Carpe Diem. Seize the day boys,' 'I feel the need — the need for speed,' 'Houston, we have a problem ' (and) 'Bond, James Bond.'" Some questions are easy; some questions are hard. ey cover a broad range of topics, including peo- ple, battles and places, weapons and the military, slavery and freedom. Some questions are about events that took place after the war. In total, 200 questions, including some that are reserved for certain circumstances, will be prepared for the competition. With the recent and constant conversations around the pending transition of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex into e North Carolina Civil War & Recon- struction History Center, one may be tempted to think the quiz bowl is especially relevant right now. How- ever, an understanding of history is always something important for any community. "Even though it can be a divisive topic, we view it as an opportu- nity to bring understanding through education. Year after year, generation after generation, we seek to build a community of critical thinkers and history-minded individuals. Knowing at least a certain amount of history is imperative to understanding our society," Greathouse pointed out. "History and history museums are always relevant, and we would like to see more people spend more time visiting our facility and attending events like this," she said. Participating in the event is a great opportunity learn facts in an inter- active way. Greathouse encourages teachers and college faculty to give extra credit to students in attendance. e Civil War & Reconstruction Quiz Bowl will take place on Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Pate Room of the Headquarters Library, located at 300 Maiden Lane. Up to 15 participants can compete and are encouraged to sign up ahead of time by emailing leisa.greathouse@ncdcr.gov or by calling 910-500-4243. If space is avail- able, which has been the case in the past, then registrations will be taken at the door. Civil War Quiz Bowl challenges contestants of all ages by JENNA SHACKELFORD The quiz bowl was originally part of a larger series of programs called the Arsenal Roundtable. Now, after 19 years, the annual competition still welcomes young and old to enter and test their historical knowledge. EVENTS in K-8th Gra de PLAY LACROSSE! Attention Girls Join the fun and excitement of Fayetteville – Cumberland Parks & Recreation! JANUARY 1 ST - FEBRUARY 1 ST Fayetteville Cumberland Parks & Rec 2019 Register Today at your local Fayetteville Cumberland Parks & Recreation Center REGISTER TODAY! REGISTER TODAY! Coaches Meeting Feb 4th 6pm - 121 LAMON STREET - Parents Meeting Feb 6th 6pm - SMITH RECREATION CENTER (1520 SLATER AVE) - G A M E S B E G I N I N M A R C H This Ad sponsored by: Flames Girls Lacrosse Program Check out the Flames website at www.flameslax.com for their summer and fall travel. Special thanks to: Girls Lacrosse Practice starts February 13, 2020; Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Douglas Byrd Middle School (1616 Ireland Drive Fayetteville, NC 28304) For more information, contact your recreation center JENNA SHACKELFORD, Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@ upandcomingweekly.com. 910-484-6200.

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