Up & Coming Weekly

December 01, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW DECEMBER 2-8, 2020 Park activities scheduled a STAFF REPORT EVENTS Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation offers a variety of locations to enjoy the great outdoors. There are a number of activities schedueld for the month of December. Archery Clinic — Dec. 5, noon to 3 p.m., $5, Ages 8+ This class is designed to intro- duce the sport of archery to beginners. Participants will use compound bows as they learn the basics of archery to include safety, proper stance and follow through. Adults are welcome too. Registration is ongoing, but space is limited. Mazarick Park Kayak Tour —Dec. 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., $15, Adults and ages 10+ Explore the cypress filled waters of Glenville Lake at Mazarick Park from a kayak. All the equipment and basic instruction for beginners will be provided. This program is offered with special permis- sion from PWC, no private boats are allowed on the lake. Registration is ongoing, but space is limited. Participants under 16 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Clay Play — Dec. 11; 3 to 4 p.m., Free, all ages welcome Mold it, shape it, create something useful, or just get your hands dirty. Join us for clay play at the park to see what you can fashion out of this mol- dable, malleable substance. Call to register, space is limited. Meteor Shower Viewing — Dec. 13; 8 to 10 p.m., Free, all ages welcome Learn about asteroids, meteo- rites and comets then head outside to view the Geminids, one of the most impressive meteor showers of the year. Bring a lawn chair or a blan- ket and dress for the weather. This program occurs after park operating hours, please arrive promptly at 8 p.m. so staff can let you in the gate. Call to regis- ter, space is limited. Christmas Scavenger Hunt — Dec. 22, 2 to 4 p.m., Free, all ages welcome Drop by the park office anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to pick up a map and loaner compass that will guide you to the lost Christmas presents. Once you have completed the course, return to the office to claim your prize. Call to register beginning Dec. 7. Year's End Walk —Dec. 31, 2 to 3 p.m., Free, all ages welcome Bid farewell to 2020 on this interpretive walk around Lake Rim Park. Get a jump start on two great New Year's resolu- tions: to spend more time in nature and to continue learning about the world around you. Call to register beginning Dec. 14, space is limited. All facilities are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis unless they are reserved. Contact the park office ar 910-433-1018 to reserve faci- lities or register for activities. Office hours are Mon. — Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit w w w.fcpr.us/parks for more information. Break out those stockings, Christmas trees, and red or green masks — it's time to enjoy a fun, festive and socially dis - tanced holiday season with a visit to meet Santa. That's right, Santa Claus is planning his trip down from the North Pole to see his friends in Fayetteville, though it will look a little diffe - rent from years past. Santa and his elves have already set up in the Food Court of Cross Creek Mall and will be there through Christmas Eve. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, visits will be no-contact, with families sit - ting six feet away to ensure pro- per social distancing. But don't worry about those Christmas lists. Santa Claus can't wait to hear what's on your list and will still be available to talk with little elves-in-training. Santa will be available for photos during the following days and times: Monday — Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All guests must schedule their visit with Santa using the online reservation platform at https:// whereissanta.com/northcaroli- na/crosscreekmall. You'll select a date and time, as well as purchase your photo package. Walk-ups will be allowed during the first and last hour of the day, time permitting. All visitors must wear masks befo - re, during and after photos. Visitors are reminded that some of the usual holiday events are canceled for this year, including pet photos. Santa is coming to town a STAFF REPORT Contributing Writers Wanted Join the Up & Coming team Use your creative talents to promote community events (people, concerts, theater, festivals, sports, etc.) Basic writing and interviewing skills needed Intern opportunities available for college students Contact editor@upandcomingweekly.com (910) 483-6200

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