Up & Coming Weekly

September 06, 2022

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 7 - 13, 2022 UCW 21 SiStars Girl Talk's 3rd Annual Sista Soul Fest is set to take place at Spring Lake Recreation Center on Sept.18. Aje Noire Creations has the honor to host the event which was started in Des Moines, Iowa, by a group of women called SiStars Girl Talk. SiStars Girl Talk is a nonprofit organization that consists of a community of women journeying to and through their healing to- gether. While providing monthly meet-ups to support holistic well- ness, spiritual growth and emo- tional relief, SiStars Girl Talk aims to decrease feelings of isolation and dissatisfaction with care and support. e SiStars Girl Talk mission is to shift the experiences of women mentally, spiritually and emo- tionally. e goal is to transform themselves and each other using their own gifts and experiences. e Sista Soul Fest event offers a way to celebrate local women- owned businesses and bring a thriving event to the city. e Sista Soul Fest's purpose is to create a space for women to offer, sell and showcase their talents and businesses. It also al- lows women to come together as sisters to network and help build each other up as Queens should, especially women of color. So far, businesses such as food trucks and holistic companies have registered to attend this year's Sista Soul Fest. As the host for the 2022 Sista Soul Fest, Aje Noire Creations is in search of hair and cloth- ing vendors. Aje Noire Creations plans for those who come out for this event to have the opportunity to acquire holistic treatments, a good bite to eat, and a fashion- able new top. Aryeka Plowden, the founder of Aje Noire Creations, is the direc- tor of Sista Soul Fest this year. As with Aje Noire Creations, Plowden is excited about hosting exhibitions and making business cards and flyers. Plowden also helps growing businesses ensure that they are running a legal and successful business. If a local business is in need of a service provided by another local business but they are not sure who to go to, Plowden can help them find someone. rough her time building Aje Noire Creations, Plowden has acquired an exten- sive network of references and is eager to share what she has learned through solid, profitable business relationships. Sista Soul Fest organizers are looking for volunteers and spon- sors. As a volunteer, participants should expect to complete tasks such as setting up the tables for vendors and taking down those tables once the event is complete. Any business, from a family- owned restaurant to a movie theater, is welcome to become a sponsor for this event. If you would like to take part in Sista Soul Fest, visit the links below. Registration Link: tinyurl.com/ SSFNC Volunteer Link: tinyurl.com/SS- FNCVolunteer Sponsor Link: tinyurl.com/SSF- NCSponsor Sista Soul Fest will take place Sept. 18 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Spring Lake Recreation Center, which is located at 245 Ruth Street in Spring Lake. For more information call 910- 644-0698. Sista Soul Fest to celebrate women-owned businesses by CHAYENNE BURNS EVENT CHAYENNE BURNS, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. SEP. 15 - OCT. 09 BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! CFRT.ORG or 910.323.4233 Before the Beatles, there was Buddy Holly and the Crickets. It's the 1950's and a young man from Texas with big glasses and an even bigger dream is catapulting to the top of the Rock and Roll charts. With classic songs like "Peggy Sue," and "That'll Be The Day," along with "La Bamba," this high-octane musical is a celebration of a man whose music and values were ahead of his time! The world's most successful Rock-N-Roll musical, made in Fayetteville! FREE HEALTH CARE • for Eligible uninsured Adults call 910.485.0555

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