Up & Coming Weekly

January 05, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 6-12, 2021 UCW 13 COVER STORY e new year brings new opportunities to explore your local community. Despite the pandemic, there are a number of things going on this month that allow for social distancing while enjoying what Fayetteville has to offer. Locals can enjoy the arts, outdoor activities and shopping. ere's even some virtual ac- tivities for those who choose to remain in the safety and comfort of home. City Market at the Museum is an open-air market featuring local produce and artisans. Typical offerings include blended teas, hand- made pottery, soaps, soy candles, jewelry, handblown glass, water colors, custom de- signs, cookies, muffins, specialty coffee, music, and more. e Market is scheduled for Jan. 9, 16, 23 at the Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum located at 325 Frank- lin Street from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For more information call 910-433-1944 or visit www. facebook.com/CityMarketAteMuseum/ Kids can explore the properties of hot and cold through hands-on experiments at Temperature Magic on Jan. 13 at Lake Rim Park. e event is free but registration is recommended because space is limited. e program will be held at the David Varnedoe shelter, so kids should dress for the weather. On Jan. 21, Lake Rim Park will host Leaf Critters. Under all those leaves that fall from trees exist a whole community of tiny or- ganisms that play an important role in the food web. If it was not for these tiny decompos- ers we would find ourselves wading through mounds of leaves every time we went into the forest. Go on a search to see what tiny critters are hard at work below our feet. Call to register beginning Jan. 11, space is limited. Also on Jan. 21, Lake Rim Park hosts e Man in the Moon from 7-9 p.m. Partici- pants can learn the origin, history and legends of our satellite - the moon - while observing its surface with binoculars and telescopes. Feel free to bring your own equipment if you have it. is program occurs after park operating hours, so please arrive promptly so staff can let you in the gate. Dress for the weather. Call to register beginning Jan. 18, space is limited. Lake Rim Park is located at 2214 Tar Kiln Drive. Call 910-433-1018 to register for any of these events and visit www.fcpr.us/parks- trails/parks/lake-rim-park for more park information. e J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center is having a Baby Alligator Meet and Greet on Jan. 22 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. You can visit with the Nature Center's cutest new resident, a baby alligator. Participants can learn about alligators in the wild in North Carolina, find out what they eat, where they live and how big they can get. ere will be an opportunity to safely pet this tiny little predator. Baby alligators grow fast and won't stay small for long. Registration for the free event begins Jan. 8. On Jan. 28, Clark Park and Nature Center hosts Oysters: Beauty or Beast? From 3:30– 4:30 p.m. For $1 cash, you can meet a sea crea- ture that looks like a rock, tastes like the ocean and makes beautiful treasure. Learn how they live and build huge structures in the ocean and see what happens when they get bothered. Participants will end this class with the chance to taste a fried oyster, and take home a bag of their shells for your collection. e J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center is located at 631 Sherman Drive. Call 910-433- 1579 to register for events and visit www.fcpr. us/parks-trails/parks/clark-park for more park information. Cool Springs Downtown District presents 4th Friday on Jan. 22 from 6-10 p.m. and con- tinues the celebration of the arts and down- town. Folks of all ages get a taste of Fayette- ville's art and entertainment while enjoying the small galleries, bookstores, bistros and shops with unique items for shoppers. For more information call 910-222-1089 or visit https:// visitdowntownfayetteville.com/events/august- 4th-friday/. On Jan. 23 Sweet Tea Shakespeare will pres- ent "e Revenger's Tragedy," a live virtual production beginning at 7:30 p.m. Based on the story by omas Middleton first performed and published in the early 1600s, it is a tale of lust, ambition and revenge. It is, in the words of the late-Robin Williams, absolutely "full goose bozo." According to STS, it has all of the expected revenge play tropes but thrown into a blender without a lid. No one comes out of this craziness clean – nor does anyone deserve to do so. Everyone is out to get someone else, and no one more so than Vindice, the "revenger." And it's safe to say that everyone gets what they deserve. For tickets to this virtual event on Zoom, visit www.sweetteashakespeare.com/ tickets/. Tickets cost $10. For more informa- tion call 910-420-4383. Close out the month with a production of "Rope" at the Gilbert eater. Two young men decide to murder a man just to see if they can get away with it. Soon, they are undone by guilt, hubris and a professor from their past. Used as the basis for the Alfred Hitchcock clas- sic starring Jimmy Stewart, "Rope" promises to be a thriller you'll want to "hang around" to see. Performances include shows scheduled for Jan. 29-31, Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 12-14. Shows start at 2 and 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $14 and $16. e Gilbert eater is located at 116 Green Street. To reserve tickets or get more information call 910-678-7186 or visit https:// gilberttheater.com/season27/rope.php. e Ghost Army: Artists of Deception exhibit continues through April 23 at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum. rough this special exhibit, visitors can learn the comprehensive story of the 23rd Head- quarters Special Troops — the first mobile, multimedia, tactical deception unit in Army history — and their role in Allied victory in World War II. e Ghost Army consisted of a carefully selected group of artists, engineers, soldiers, including fashion designer Bill Blass, painter Ellsworth Kelly and photographer Art Kane. e unit waged war with inflatable tanks and vehicles, fake radio traffic, sound effects and even phony generals, using imagination and illusion to trick the enemy while saving thousands of lives. e 23rd took part in 22 large-scale deceptions in Europe from Nor- mandy to the Rhine River. ASOM is located at 100 Bragg Boulevard and is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, ursday, Friday. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information call 910-643- 2778 or visit https://www.asomf.org/event/ ghost-army/. Celebrate the new year by exploring local activities a STAFF REPORT To kick off the new year, locals can explore some activities Fayetteville offers this month including theater, museums, downtown shopping and outdoor recreation. (Photos by Dylan Hooker)

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